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Kings' Jarret Stoll receives one-game suspension

Posted on: April 15, 2011 5:59 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2011 7:53 pm
 
Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll received a one-game suspension a day after he checked San Jose Sharks defenseman Ian White into the boards, the NHL announced Friday. 

Exactly how long White will be out isn't so certian, according to the Mercury News:

"At this present time, I would say no," coach Todd McLellan when asked about the likelihood White would be able to play.

"It's our job," the coach added later, "to put players in situations where they can succeed and you can't do that if you're not healthy and alert. He has to prove to us as a coaching staff and a training staff that he can do that. We all know the protocol now for head injuries. When he and the training staff march into my offce and tells us he's ready to go, he's that important and he'll play."

McLellan refused to call White's injury a concussion, although all signs point in that direction. White won't be allowed to retrun until he gets a doctor's clearance, McLellan said.

White’s head bounded off the boards on the collision, which occurred with 25 seconds left in the first period of the Sharks’ 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1 of the first-round series on Thursday. White suffered a bloody nose on the play and appeared dazed as he was helped to the locker room by Sharks medical personnel. Here’s a look at the collision

“Obviously, I’m disappointed and upset with the decision," Stoll told reporters (via Rich Hammond of L.A. Kings Insider.) I don’t want to miss any games, whether it’s regular season or especially the playoffs. I’m really disappointed with the decision but I respect it, and I respect Colin’s decision, to do what he did and give me the game.”

Stoll had a conference call earlier Friday with league disciplinarian Colin Campbell. 

"I just explained what I was thinking and what I did and the play," Stoll said. "I was honest with them. I told them what I thought, and I think that was the best way to go about it.”
-- A.J. Perez
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:02 pm
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Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Kings' Jarret Stoll receives one-game suspension

Would I expect anything different from a guy with an "SC" avatar?  Like perhaps you're a Kings' fan as well?  And one last thing...Kings' fans have already shown a propensity for not reading the posts...did you even read mine?  I didn't think so.



Since: Apr 12, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Kings' Jarret Stoll receives one-game suspension

I agree with evadzed




Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Kings' Jarret Stoll receives one-game suspension

evadzed...Can King's fans read?   Did you not notice this part of my post?   Read the whole thing before you begin pronouncing people's ignorance.

...and Stoll should have known better.  I realize that Stoll is not a thug and that his intent was probably not to hurt White, but the numbers on the back of White's sweater were clearly visisble...and the shot with the forearm was unneccessary.

Now if you read this carefully and don't over-react, you'll see that I ASSUMED that Stoll didn't INTENTIONALLY try and hurt White.  I know that the the words I used were a little different than your's, but hey meant the same thing.  I repeat, because you didn't get it the first time...STOLL ISN'T A DIRTY PLAYER, but his actions in this situation belie that.

And guess what, "Oh, He who watches every King's game", (I watch every Sharks' game..so what?)  the NHL agrees with my assessment and not yours.  Whether the referees called it or not, tonight Stoll will be wearing flip-flops and t-shirt instead of his King's sweater.  And another thing...if the refs did make the call, it's suddenly better?  Really?  You don't think that the elbow to the head would have still warranted a suspension?  You mean if the refs had called Stoll for boarding, then the league wouldn't have done anything about it?  Wow, are you in LA-LA land.  The blow to the head was a point of emphasis in the league this year.  It didn't matter the intent...if it happens, you get suspended.  More than a few NHL players have lost paychecks due to the enforcement of this new pointin the rules.  You have to be HAPPY that the refs DIDN'T SEE IT.  Had they seen it, Stoll would have gotten his two minutes AND would probably have been suspended.  The fact that the refs didn't make a call doesn't make the boarding any less egregious.

All said and done, Stoll is NOT A DIRTY PLAYER...if he was, his suspension would have definitely been longer.  In fact, Jarret Stoll is a stud whom I would love to see in Black and Teal.  But remember, evadzed, just because you aren't caught, doesn't mean it's not a violation.  The NHL, in this case, showed this to be true. 

And the next time you refer to someone as "ignorant", make sure that your arguments are in order and that they can hold water.  Welcome to the boards, rook, if you keep this up, it won't be the last time you get roasted! 



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: April 15, 2011 11:30 pm
 

BIG KAHUNA SHOWS HIS IGNORANCE!

RELAX BIG KAHUNA.... YOU ARE SHOWING YOUR IGNORANCE BY ASSUMING THAT STOLL INTENDED TO INJURE WHITE.  YOU DON'T KNOW THAT!  ONE OF THE TWO REFEREES SHOULD HAVE CALLED IT A PENALTY FOR BOARDING.  REMEMBER... THERE USED TO BE ONLY ONE REFEREE AND NOW THERE ARE TWO AND THEY STILL MISSED THE CALL.  DON'T ASSUME THAT STOLL TOOK OUT WHITE INTENTIONALLY.  I HAVE WATCHED EVERY KINGS GAME THIS YEAR AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT STOLL IS DEFINITELY NOT A DIRTY PLAYER.  THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN.  NEXT TIME YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO POINT A FINGER.... DO IT AT THE REFEREES WHO MISSED THE CALL!



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Kings' Jarret Stoll receives one-game suspension

How could there not be a call by the refs?  They swallowed their whistles most of the game and then made some peculiar calls.  Can referees choke?



Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Kings' Jarret Stoll receives one-game suspension

Stoll is just lucky he's not sitting out the rest of the first round.  The NHL has cracked down repeatedly for things like this and Stoll should have known better.  I realize that Stoll is not a thug and that his intent was probably not to hurt White, but the numbers on the back of White's sweater were clearly visisble...and the shot with the forearm was unneccessary.  White has proven to be a valuable defensive commodity to the Sharks since his trade from Carolina.  If he's out for any length of time it could hurt San Jose big time.  The fact that the Sharks skated last night with only 5 defensemen after the injury probably helped make yesterday's match-up with the Kings a little closer.  My feeling, for what it's worth...when something like this occurs in the play-offs, the offender sits the same amount of games as the player who is injured.  Hell, I'll take the shot to White's head if I only get ONE game and he's out for the rest of the series with a concussion.  It's a great trade-off for the Kings....it causes the Sharks to have to re-evaluate and re-structure their blue line....even if it is Jarret Stoll, one of the King's best.  Who's next, Thornton?  Marleau?  Couture?  Find your least valuable guy and use him to take out a star...especially if you only get one game.



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Kings' Jarret Stoll receives one-game suspension

Why not-?  And maybe the next time there's a nasty check-from-behind, the referees will call a penalty, and the NHL disciplinary board won't issue any suspension.  No rhyme or reason...


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