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Wisniewski gets two games

Posted on: October 12, 2010 5:55 pm
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Obviously the league considers what the Islanders defenseman did to be a lot less family-friendly than a throat slashing gesture, and so James Wisniewski got an extra game in his suspension.

Chicago’s Nick Boynton was forced to sit for one game for his slicing motion a couple of weeks ago, but the already injured-plagued Islanders will lose Wisniewski for two because of his explicit sexual gesture on the ice. 

See it came in an afternoon game designed to attract kids. With commissioner Gary Bettman in the house. Of course Wisniewski would have been punished even without those factors, and two games does seem about right for being a jackass in public.

The league can’t have impressionable fans subjected to that kind of behavior, not on the ice anyway. But maybe it will be okay on television, say like at the end of the year when HBO cameras will go inside the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.

Wonder what folks will see and hear then.
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Category: NHL
Comments

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 12:31 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

sept 21st..oct 4th..before season started..read my comments..scythe..u couldnt build a lego set...so dont try to talk hockey when ur clueless...boogaard signing was good..except for fact tortorella wont play him with his up tempo garbage..dont sign if ur not gonna use it..islanders have promise..cause they finish last every year..but u have no sense if u think in 2015 theyll be in long island..ignorance as usual from their fans..but wis must have been practicing with scythe...cute couple..girlies..move to kc..lolololol



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 12:18 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

scythe..u divert attention away from fact where gillies wore a skirt..i played for 17 years..yet u think u know more..long island doesnt support the team..thats why their gay..yet you are too ignorant to see through hidden meaning..2015..team IS LEAVING..now thats gay..avery is a jerk..but for wis to make gestures is premeditated..and who did he practice on?..many answers to that..i'm the guy who posted rangers d was their biggest problem..i'm the guy who posted boyle will have close to 20 goals in a bigger role this season..a..etc..read my posts and as of now they are dead on..but isnt it gay that 3000 fans come per game?..and they have a better coach..gordon is a top coach..give him talent in kansas city and youll see..and u wont be watching hockey anymore..unless on vcr from 1983



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 10:53 am
 

Wisniewski gets two games

Well, I was watching the game, and it was pretty obvious. I was surprized, but I also thought it was very funny. I don't think MSG replayed it at all, or if they did, maybe once, but neither Sam or Joe commented on it.  I didn't think anything of it until I logged onto CBS Sportsline later in the afternoon and saw the story - by then it was all over Youtube. I'm sure a lot of what is said on the ice during one of those post whistle scrums is not for a family audience, but with Wis making the obvious gesture the NHL didn't have a choice in handing down a penalty. It certainly didn't help matters that he directed the barb at Avery, who has his own history with the league. Wis is no choir boy either.



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2010 6:52 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

I don't think too many people really saw it as it was happening.I talked to a couple people who have the nhl network and they didn't see it at first.If it wasn't replayed over and over it probably wouldn't have been an issue but it was.I don't agree with what he did but he should have just been fined. And thats just my opinion.



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2010 9:19 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

Austin you root for the Mets. Your opinion is therefore invalid. Why dont you and krod go beat the crap out of your father in laws and then you can all meet up with Avery and play with his little dollies.



Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2010 4:30 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

Way to go Scythe!!! Way to lay the hammer down there. The Islanders beat the Rangers once and you come out of the woodwork. I was wondering if I can still get tickets to the next home game at Nassau or do you think it will be a sellout. Wisniewski got the suspension because of his reputation. I thought 4 would have made more sense. He is like a 10 year old school girl to react like that to sean avery talkin trash. A complete d-bag!



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

Wow Candyas you are a genius. All Islander fans are gay and ignorant. Wonder why half your posts got deleted. Probably not because you are brilliant it's probably more because you are an ignorant dumbass. Your just pissed because your Rangers suck and lost to the Islanders who were playing w/o their best three players.

Nice signing of Boogard by the way. 4 years at 1.65 mil per year. Great deal for a 4th liner.

Oh and you seem to know an awful lot about knobgobbling based on your statement above. I wonder why that is...



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 9:40 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

So if Bettman didn't see it...what? It never happened?

Because Bettman didn't see it...that means not one of the kids in attendance didn't?

If someone gets under your skin enough to cause you to act like a 12 year old...maybe you should play tennis.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2010 7:35 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

If it was the other way around and Avery did it, he would have got atleast 10.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 7:34 pm
 

Wisniewski gets two games

so making a gesture like 1 guy is gay and he does that kind of stuff should be in the league with just a fine?..ignorant people like u are why the islanders are moving in 2015..away from ppl like u who do that action everyday..wisniewski sure seemed like he knew how to do it..bye bye islanders and their gay fans..HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHHAAHAA...tel

l gilliesd to take off his skirt too..he wouldnt fight boogaard because of their last fight..when he got carried off the ice from an uppercut from  the boogeyman..look it up..new york sissies..1984


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