Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cormier to Appeal Suspension

Just when the matter was settled, disgraced junior hockey player Patrice Cormier's team, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, decided to appeal the QMJHL decision banning him from playing out the rest of the hockey season.

Cormier, a NJ Devils prospect, delivered an elbow smash to an opposing player, Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts, who later convulsed on the ice. Despite a brief press release statement suggesting that Cormier was contrite in his actions, the Huskies agree that the punishment was "too harsh".

In retrospect, this hit was more vicious than the one that cost Liambas' season long suspension, so would it not be fair that this would get a deeper punishment. To determine these things, leagues often use a guideline of previous actions as well as related cases. To say that this suspension goes to far would be laughable to many fans - including this one!

[Via: NJ.com]
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