inth goal from 112 yards in the 28th minute. from mary123's blog

The NHL insists the additional two-minute penalty assessed to any player who purposely removes his helmet to fight has nothing to do with curbing or decreasing fighting - and everything to do with limiting the possibility of a player dying as a result of hitting his unprotected head on the ice. Karim Benzema Jersey . As blunt as that sounds, thats the ultimate fear and the basis behind offseason debate among competition committee members as to whether a minor penalty would be enough to deter fighters from dumping their helmets. A 10-minute misconduct or game misconduct was suggested as a much stiffer form of punishment for those who choose to ignore the leagues obvious safety concerns. Sources say a cumulative formula was also discussed to address the repeat offender of the newly formed buckets off rule. A stiffer punishment was not supported. Instead, the competition committee opted for a softer touch. And on Thursday night, the spirit of the rule was violated. According to reports, prior to the second of three fights between Brett Gallant of the New York Islanders and Krys Barch of the New Jersey Devils, both men consented in removing each others helmets before exchanging blows. Now both the league and the Players Association knew this was coming and critics of the minor penalty now have the evidence to argue that the existing penalty is not a deterrent when both players agree to break the rule. As it stands now, the penalty reads: (Rule 46.6) "No player may remove his helmet prior to engaging in a fight. If he should do so, he shall be assessed a two minute minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Helmets that come off in the course of and resulting from the altercation will not result in a penalty to either player." The introduction of mandatory visors is also a huge factor in the evolution of the helmet rule. The competition committee feared players would be more inclined to remove their helmets rather than risk injury in punching a visor. The code as NHL players refer to, is being redefined. However, players need to decide whats acceptable and what the new code is. Krys Barch is among those who are unsure - and while he says he prefers to fight with his helmet on, as a veteran player he feels for guys like Brett Gallant who are simply trying to compete for a job. "It should be freedom of choice," Barch told The Dreger Report on Friday. That said, the NHL and the NHLPA are sensitive to the role of the enforcer. Players still see a place for fighting in hockey, so its understandable to see why players on the competition committee might oppose anything stronger than a minor penalty.  But this is purely about safety - and league sources say the players must embrace and understand the reasoning behind the push for a more punitive message. Otherwise, change wont come soon and the mockery of the rule - as another source described the Gallant-Barch showdown - cant be stopped. Its not a quick or easy fix. Fabio Coentrao Real Madrid Jersey . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. Danilo Real Madrid Jersey . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1.http://www.realmadridsoccerpro.com/Authentic-Marcelo-Real-Madrid-Jersey/ .ca. Kerry,  Just watched the shootout in the Coyotes/Leafs game and I have to ask, why was the James van Riemsdyk goal allowed to count?  All of the video replays we were shown on TV were inconclusive about whether the puck had entirely crossed the line or not.COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Juan Agudelo scored midway through the first half and the New England Revolution beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Sunday to qualify for the post-season for the first time since 2009. The Revolution (14-11-9) needed to win their regular-season finale because Houston defeated D.C. United earlier in the day to also reach 51 points. New England moved from sixth in the Eastern Conference, one spot out of the playoffs, to third because it owns the tiebreaker against Houston. New England finished the season with a 4-0-2 stretch and will take on Sporting Kansas City in the first round of the playoffs next weekend. "Its a credit all our guys because it wasnt the prettiest game," Revolution coach Jay Heaps said. "They showed a lot more heart than any game Ive seen because there were situations we had to fight and dig in deep. We lost the possession battle but every other battle I felt we won." Agudelo completed a crafty give-and-go with Lee Nguyen on the right side of the box and put away his ninth goal from 112 yards in the 28th minute. Luka Modric Jersey. The Crew (12-17-5) dropped their second straight game. "There was no rhythm to the game unfortunately," Crew interim coach Brian Bliss said. "That was their game plan. It worked." The Crew had a large portion of the possession to that point but a quick counterattack set the stage for New England to take the lead, thanks to the passing of Nguyen, who returned after serving a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation. "Having that week off I was fresh," Nguyen said. "I wanted to contribute as much as I could. Everybody worked so hard to make it happen." Agudelo has seven goals and one assist in 14 games since being acquired from Chivas USA on May 7. He was proud of how the Revolution was able to preserve the lead. "Its something weve been doing the last couple of games," he said. "We were confident but not too confident. Our defence played awesome to finish it up. Weve got one of the best defences in the league." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jersey ' ' '
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