Re: Max Pacioretty says he’s concussion symptom free
posted at 3/16/2011 7:59 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Max Pacioretty says he’s concussion symptom free
[QUOTE]Regardless of if he plays the season, the guy could have been killed with that hit. Probably came closer to being paralyzed on the ice than any other accident we have ever witnessed. No player, not even a Habs player, deserves to be in that situation. The liar comments are ignorant and childish. I am on the fence in the debate of if the severity and length of the injury should have an impact on the punishment. The Chara hit was not a good example as I believe it was non-intentional, worng place/wrong time. The Cooke hit, Pacioretty on Eakins (see YouTube) and other such hits to the head are the ones that need to be focused on. You could take the exact same hit, in one case the player is out for a week, in the other he's out for a season. Should the punishment be the same? Repeat offender status should impact punishment, and ideally you'd like to see the person who gave the hit to be out as long as the victim, but when comparing to another identical hit, you also have to think the punishments should be the same. I'm glad I don't make the decisions on suspensions!
Posted by Homebrew76[/QUOTE]
Must take exception to your position that MP "probably came closer to paralysis than any other accident we've witnessed". Feel there have been many , far worse. Guess that's just an opinion though.
It's Martin's, and the Canadian's job to grandstand when one of theirs is on the wrong end of a major, misconduct, game penalty. That's to be expected. Teams always embellish things if it may work to their advantage.
I, like many, smelled something fishy, when MP was tweeting, and making phone calls to the media....the next morning. Wonder about the vertebrae thing.
Because of all the hoopla, if he is in fact symptom free.....he's dumb for admitting it. This thing went far outside the hockey rink, and obviously, he wasn't "severly concussed" if he's symtom free now. A lot of people, organizations, businesses, governments, law enforcement agencies, and organizations will be embarrassed if thats true.
Crying wolf in the context of a hockey call is par for the course. In the real world though....which is where this went.....it's a whole different thing.