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Carcillo suspended indefinitely for Gilbert hit

Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:05 am
Edited on: January 3, 2012 3:55 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Daniel Carcillo is going to know Brendan Shanahan pretty well soon. At this rate he'll know Shanny's favorite food, his anniversary and exactly how hard Shanahan can lay the hammer down.

The Chicago Blackhawks forward earned himself an indefinite suspension from Shanahan over his hit Monday night on Tom Gilbert of the Edmonton Oilers. It was brutally impressive, an ugly yet eye-popping hit that sent Gilbert careening through the air like a Frisbee.

Holy smokes.

In this era of homer announcers, you know it's bad when the play by play guy's first word after the hit by one of his team's players is "Oh! That's going to be a suspension."

It is, the question remains how many games. That fits a dirty hit by about any definition you want to use. Not to mention boarding -- and interference if you felt so inclined.

"I knew who it was and you have to be aware," Gilbert said. "I should have been more ready for a guy whose made those kind of hits before."

Gilbert, not surprisingly, left the game with an injury from the hit. The kicker? Carcillo did, too. So not only did his hit likely cost him some games and salary from the NHL, it could also cost him some additional time if the injury is bad. Talk about a double whammy.

I admit to getting a little gun-shy on guessing the length of Shanahan suspension calls recently. I thought he let Raffi Torres go too long before suspending him for a third questionable hit in three games and also felt that he missed the boat on the Tomas Kopecky, Michael Del Zotto incident.

But there's no way there's not a hefty suspension for Carcillo here, right? After all, he has already been smacked by the Shanahammer once this season for boarding and has been suspended a somewhat remarkable five times already in his career.

That makes for the Shanahan trifecta: A bad hit that resulted in an injury from a player with a history of supplemental discipline. If there is no suspension from this mix, then I'm left wondering all over again like it's the Colin Campbell era.

I'd guess Carcillo gets an in-person hearing for this, opening up the possibility of five games or more. How many games do you think he should get?

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Comments

Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:11 pm
 

Carcillo at it again: Ejected for Gilbert hit

15 years ago this was called a check.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:04 pm
 

Carcillo at it again: Ejected for Gilbert hit

Definitely illegal, but not that dirty.  Happened so fast.  Gilbert wasn't protecting himself at all.  That was 1/3 Gilbert's fault.  



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:03 pm
 

Carcillo suspended indefinitely for Gilbert hit

Finally, Carcillo may have done his own stupid self in with his injury. So tired of seeing this guy disgrace the uniform not to mention how sickening it is seeing him play on the Hawks' top lines. Whenever he is available to return to the lineup the Hawks should healthy scratch him every freaking night. What a waste of a locker. Send him to the AHL with Sean Avery.
The bad part is that he could have been effective if he played his role as it was intended.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:01 pm
 

Carcillo at it again: Ejected for Gilbert hit

The guy's a thug. Does he come from the hood? Or just behave like it?



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 4:56 pm
 

Carcillo suspended indefinitely for Gilbert hit

If Shanahan does not make this an indefinate suspension with no appeal for reinstatement for a year, he is a moron. This guy should NEVER see the NHL ice ever again. But then again, Todd Bertuzzi should never have been allowed back either. I hope Carcillo ruptured something on the hit. he deserves as much pain as anyone I have ever seen.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Carcillo suspended indefinitely for Gilbert hit

Typical Chicago fans in the crowd. Celebrating dirty!



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Carcillo at it again: Ejected for Gilbert hit

Finally, Carcillo may have done his own stupid self in with his injury. So tired of seeing this guy disgrace the uniform not to mention how sickening it is seeing him play on the Hawks' top lines. Whenever he is available to return to the lineup the Hawks should healthy scratch him every freaking night. What a waste of a locker. Send him to the AHL with Sean Avery.




Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2012 2:39 pm
 

Carcillo at it again: Ejected for Gilbert hit

In this era of homer announcers, you know it's bad when the play by play guy's first word after the hit by one of his team's players is "Oh! That's going to be a suspension."

IMO that show's Mr. Folley is a class act, and if you read between the lines, he's probably sick and tired himself of seeing the repeat offenders. As Hockeybob stated, that Carcillo's 5th suspension...how many do you get, or who has to suffer a broken neck or something before you realise the punishment is not fitting or solving the infractions. I think much more needs to be done against the multiple offenders. I love good, hard hitting hockey, but the cheap stuff exspecialy from behind must be eliminated one way or another.  TCOB Shany.




Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2012 1:02 pm
 

Carcillo at it again: Ejected for Gilbert hit

This will be Carcillo's 5th suspension.    What's the point of a suspension of less than 8 games?    Shanahan needs to hammer him.    He was playing with Toews most of the night, and he was getting regular shifts.    What else does he need as incentive to avoid the stupid stuff?   What a waste.   



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:09 pm
 

Carcillo at it again: Ejected for Gilbert hit

This will go under the category dangerous, and he should have let up, looks like 3 games for Carcillo.


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