Monday, April 20, 2009

NHL's Double Standard

Is there a double standard in the NHL? Well, it's always talked about by the fans and the NHL is always quick to shoot it down and say how ridiculous that is. But, with video evidence like this, it's hard to understand what their reasoning behind some of their calls (or lack of) are. It's one thing if you make a call or don't make a call during a live game, because everything happens so fast. But, in this day and age with all of the video technology out there, the NHL watches these plays hundreds of times in frame by frame, slowed down speed. That is why I have a problem with some of the discrepancies between suspending a player or not suspending a player when they commit the exact same offense. I will never be able to understand how Daniel Carcillo of the Flyers got a one game suspension earlier in the first round for doing this:



But, no punishment for Mike Cammalleri for doing this?


Can someone please explain to me how the NHL can suspend one player for doing pretty much the exact same play that another guy goes unpunished for?

1 comment:

The Manic Ranger said...

I can explain it to you pretty easily.

It's something I like to call "the Crosby effect"