Sports Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended 20 games for hitting veteran linesman

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  1. chapped

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    Following an in-person hearing Tuesday,Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended 20 games for hitting veteran linesman Don Henderson during a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Jan. 27. Officially, Wideman was cited for violating Rule 40, which covers physical abuse of officials.

    As a result of the suspension, the veteran defenseman will also forfeit $564,516.80 in salary. It is the second longest suspension handed down by the NHL this season, next to the 41-game ban Raffi Torres received for an illegal hit during the preseason.

    According to reports, he was represented by the NHLPA and Flames organization in his defense at the hearing. Henderson was also on hand, per reports, with representatives from the NHL Officials Association there as well. The NHL’s Hockey Operations department was ultimately responsible for the disciplinary decision.
     
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    He saw him. WTF are the commentators talking about?
     
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    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    If they go easy on that type of shit the NHL will turn into the fucking NBA.
     
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    Ummm... Yeah, you kinda can't do that.

    Not the only time this week that a dipshit from Calgary was unclear on the rules.
     
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    I don't know jack about hockey, never got into it. But that's the kind of shit that should have you suspended for a year, if not outright banned. You can't attack the refs, especially with a cheap shot from behind.
     
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    That wasn't incidental. Did he get confused and think it was an opposing player? I have no other explanation other than he intended to hit him.
     
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    Agreed he should have been out for the rest of the season. That was a shitty hit and could have injured him badly..
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    That ref looks like he might have been able to deliver a little street justice after the game.
     
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    Thats quite a hunk a change he is gonna lose considering he's a hockey player and doesnt
    make the kind of money that even your average no body baseball player makes.
     
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    very true but he is still making 5.25 million a year for playing a game
     
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    half a mil here, half a mill there, pretty soon you're talking real money
     
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    Hopefully when he comes back someone will cheap-shot him and break his fucking neck.
     
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    Thanks Gary Bettmann

    Terry O'Reilly got 10 games for this.

     
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    That was just a glancing jab. Wideman crosschecked Don Henderson hard. He should be out for the rest of the season, period.
     
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    seems light
     
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    That was a bitch-move. Fuck him
     
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    man i love hockey.

    They are usually pretty good about suspensions and things, but I agree this does seem light.

    McSorley lost his carreer on this:
     
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    for real though. a 36 year old average starting pitcher with a solid track record just got 15m per year from an upper mid tier market team
     
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    He looks like maybe he was concussed when he did it, still no excuse though.
     
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    Please... A tantruming grown man, plain and simple. The announcers are idiots. The can't make a call off the cuff.
    He'll think twice before doing that again. If that official was injured it'd be a much different story.

    Have we learnt nothing from McSorley?
     
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