Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Nelson Handed Two Game Suspension
I'm sure all Bronco fans have heard about this by now.
I was in Brandon, I saw the hit and it didn't look good. Was Nelson's knee intentional? No. Was it reactionary? Yes. I also saw it several times on the way home in slow-motion, reversed and replayed. I can handle the two game suspension.
However, why is it the only two game suspension handed out by the league this season on similar plays? There has been nine other suspensions dished out for kneeing majors - all just a single game. Is it the Dustin Kohn factor, one of the new WHL goldenboys? If the hit was on Brandon 4th liner Nathan Green would the suspension be the same?
The WHL's injury report is out today. I'm guessing Kohn, who hurt the same knee in Swift Current December 2nd, will be week-to-week with a knee injury but I'm not exactly sure on his status.
One thing I've noticed is that every time a suspension is put on a Bronco, it's always twice the amount of time than anyone else in the league. Who remembers Matty Trojovsky against the Tigers or Alex Lentowich in the same series. What about Brandon Tidball in last year's post-season?
How about Colin Stone's WHL career being ended from a blatant charge from Ryan Hollweg? Nothing. Not one game for Hollweg. It just seems there's a different standard when it involves the Broncos.
I don't understand? Can someone please help?