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  • Rinaldo to face in-person Hearing for hit on Letang

    Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo has been offered an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang in a game at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday Night.

    Rinaldo was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Letang at 15:36 of the first period.

    Letang left the game and did not return.

    Rinaldo was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games.

    The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: boarding/charging. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

    Philadelphia won the game, 3-2, in overtime.

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=7497 ... l:topheads

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7nr2UlQZxI

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    • #3
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      Rinaldo's comments on the subject make me hope he gets 10.

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      • #4
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        Wow, WTF, there was absolutely no reason to hit Letang on that play, let alone from behind like that. What were Rinaldo's comments? If they were in the video, I had to watch without audio..

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          After the game: Zac Rinaldo: "I changed the whole game, man. Who knows what woulda happened if I didn't do what I did?" and apparently also told Randy Miller of nj.com that he may have saved the Flyers season by drilling Letang into the boards

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            Re: Rinaldo to face in-person Hearing for hit on Letang

            Geez, yeah, those comments alone should increase his punishment. What a thing to say..

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            • #7
              Re: Rinaldo to face in-person Hearing for hit on Letang

              Basically he called it the turning point of the game, like his bone-headedness was the reason Philly won.

              Then he came out later and admitted he expected to cop a suspension, but only because it was Letang and because he was injured on the play.

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                Re: Rinaldo to face in-person Hearing for hit on Letang

                He got 8 games..

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                • #9
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                  That's not really enough in my opinion. I mean, he got 2 games for his first suspension, and 4 games for his second suspension, so it looks like it's doubling, which isn't bad I guess. But the NHL needs to do something about these goons, because the Flyers "losing" Rinaldo doesn't hurt them one bit. What can be done to dissuade teams from icing clowns like him?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rinaldo to face in-person Hearing for hit on Letang

                    Pronger is on the board for player safety. Nothing is gonna change.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rinaldo to face in-person Hearing for hit on Letang

                      Teams should not be allowed to replace the roster spot of a suspended player.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Rinaldo to face in-person Hearing for hit on Letang

                        Suspensions should last as long as the injured player's rehab time. Minimum 10 games..so if the injured player is able to return faster - good for him - the stupid one doesn't return as quickly..specially if he is a Renaldo/Cooke type of goon/repeat offender.

                        Clearly these guys have no remorse, nor their coach, cause they keep putting them on the ice. Teams should start paying salty fines when their goons injure another player. Specially when they can't deny intent. In Renaldo's case, they have his post game comments..that alone should have gotten him 10 games. Intent to injur!! How classeless can you be?

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