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Scuderi, Dubinsky avoid suspension after hits

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06:55 PM ET 02.06 | After Brandon Dubinsky's vicious hit from behind on Los Angeles' Rob Scuderi last night, the NHL handed down its verdict: a $10,000 fine and no suspension. On TSN's That's Hockey Tonight following the game, the general consensus, which included host Steve Kouleas, analyst Craig Button and a plethora of Twitter users, seemed to be to give Dubinsky a five-game ban for his act. In the risk of sounding biased, I agree. For all I know, Brandon Dubinsky may not have meant to hurt Scuderi but the video does suggest otherwise. It was bad enough that the former Ranger hit him from behind but to drive the veteran defenseman's head into the glass only makes the situation worse. While Scuderi was able to skate off under his power and return to the game being the warrior he is, he was left with a black eye. Hopefully the ramifications of said hit don't affect Scuderi's game but at this point, that has yet to be determined.

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February 6, 2013  10:02 PM ET

Mr. In Over His Head Brendan Shanahan has the perfect intials to match the job he has done as disciplinarian...BS.

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February 7, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I can't understand how he got off the hook. Pathetic.

nor do I

February 7, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Shanny!!! wake the hell up....NOTHING? at least 3 games IMO

February 7, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Agree with everybody. Erskine got 3 games for his elbow to Simmons............and he deserved it. This non-decision was not only questionable but stupid.

February 7, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Agree with everybody. Erskine got 3 games for his elbow to Simmons............and he deserved it. This non-decision was not only questionable but stupid.

and maybe potentially serious...
these are things that send messages as to what's acceptable.
So now someone gets hurt?

 
February 7, 2013  03:00 PM ET
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and maybe potentially serious...these are things that send messages as to what's acceptable.So now someone gets hurt?

exactly.

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