I have considered the ramifications of just such an incident as your hypothetical. But the situation of a player having his livelyhood or dream of playing in the NHL taken away like Morris, is intolerable. In such a case as your example, if Avery is unable to return because of injury, too bad for Crosby. That, I believe, will remove some of the the nonsense.]]>
I even commentened on an earlier post that more emphasis should be put on the players like Hollweg, this is not the first time he has hit a player from behind and nothing happened to him, penalty or otherwise.
As for the Injury to match the Suspension imagine the ramifications of that. Let's say Crosby get's a match penalty for boarding Sean Avery. Do you think the Rangers would let Avery step back on the ice if by his injury it keeps Crosby off the ice? Hell no. This is the same league that still insist on benefiting a pentalized team with a Penalty Shot. Not until they get their heads out of their asses ( or someone, god forbid, gets killed ) are these things going to be corrected.]]>