Should Some Players Wear Diapers?
Okay recently there have been two unusual suspensions in the NHL. The first is the Sundin stick incident, and the second the Roenick water bottle incident. For anyone living under a rock, the first one saw Sundin after breaking his stick on a shot attempt throw his stick twenty rows into the stands, the second incident had Roenick throw his water bottle at a ref after a missed high stick call.The thing I don’t understand is all the complaining by these players about the suspensions. First Quinn and Sundin complain the suspension was too harsh. Are you kidding me? Can you imagine every player threw their stick in the crowd after it broke? There would be lawsuits being served up like there’s no tomorrow. Then there’s McCabe saying, “Mats got one game for such a little thing….” Do these players have brains these days? What if the stick actually hit someone and hurt them? I can see if the stick only went a few rows up but it was launched way above the glass. Then I hear McCabe flap his dumb mouth some more, “I guess when you play in the spotlight of Toronto sometimes the league tries to make an example of you.” No Mr. McCabe, its when your teammate doesn’t use his brain and endangers the fans that help pay your salary that the NHL will make an example of him.
Next we have good old JR. This one doesn’t seem as bad since JR isn’t really complaining about the suspension and a plastic water bottle isn’t exactly going to hurt someone when it rolls across the rink and taps the ref in the leg. Still when is Roenick going to learn to keep his mouth shut? This isn’t the WWE when they have all kind of skits. Okay I can understand the comments he made right after the game when he was frustrated about the loss and the miss call, “NHL, wake up!” Roenick said. “Blaine Angus is standing right in front of me and he says he doesn’t see it. What is he looking at? The National Hockey League has to step in and tell these guys to open up their eyes.” The problem is when he complains after a suspension he deserves, “They (the NHL) still refuse to expose the referees,” he said. “Granted, they might not get playoff games at the end of the year or their bonus money, but still, that is not enough motivation to get these guys to wake up and call the games the way they should be called.” Come on Roenick, everyone knows the NHL refs suck and are going to miss calls but you don’t see other players throwing water bottles at the refs. Still Roenick hasn’t learned his lesson and today sounded off again, “(Bettman) forgot that the NHL merged with the WWF and we hide razor blades in our pockets and cut ourselves so we can get calls,” Roenick told the Camden Courier Post on Thursday, as quoted by the Toronto Star. Roenick you idiot, Bettman admitted that the ref missed the call and never accused you of faking your cut, so why do you make such stupid comments especially with an important home and home series coming up against the Leafs, in which your already missing the first game. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets suspended for the second game now, and this will only hurt his team.
All quotes came from TSN website and Sportsnet.ca website.