|Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey has been suspended, without pay, for one game for charging Florida Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky during NHL Game #1183 in Detroit on Sunday, April 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Sorta what we expected. Stupid play deserved around two games, so I figure with the game misconduct and the one game, it's about right.
Here's Shanny's explaination of it:
Well, that was a pretty concise video. It pretty much looked like Quincey just reacted to what he thought was coming; didn't look like he had intent to kill or anything. I think it is just, although many people will screaming about the whole, "Shannahan is a Red Wing lover!" bullshit as always, instead of believing their own eyes. I guess they could've gone for two games, given the fact that much more damage could've been done, but what are you going to do? Rules change all the time in this sport it seems: They apply in varying degrees, to different players, in different ways. It shouldn't be like that, but that is the way it is, and is also a basis for rant that is completely unrelated to Quincey, so... time to quit.
@Lemurgod To be fair, I don't think he's reacting to anything, Kopecky doesn't look at all like he's about to do anything and he doesn't lead with his head. Quincey, for reasons best known to him, jump-elbows him. He could at least have the guts to admit it instead of making excuses.
Yeah, I'm not defending him Reddy, I think the punishment should be two games, since he has a clean record. I didn't know that he was making a big scene out of it and trying to fight the call. I doubt he really intended to injure Kopecky though. I think that he thought Kopecky was coming in with a hit, and went on that instinct which ended up way overdone. Ultimately, he reacted to nothing but what he thought was going to happen, and making a mistake. The difference between negligent and pre-meditated really, but neither of us is Quincey or Kopecky, so we won't ever know the full story. Wait...didn't you read my post? I pretty much covered all of this... oh wait, you were too busy looking for spelling and grammar errors weren't you?
As I'd commented in my blog, I thought he deserved 3 to 5. 1 seemed light. My bigger problem is that Quincey has earned the 3rd most penalty minutes of Red Wings blue liners in only 16 GP's this season.
I was expecting two but I guess Shanny knows what he is doing. Holland brought in Quincey with hopes of signing him longer term, maybe to replace Stuart. But I don't know if we want to keep Quincey. He started with us well enough but he has slowed down a bit. I like his offensive upside but I need to see a bit more from him. After being a healthy scratch will he even want to stay with the Wings? He can be a top dog on other teams. I hope he has a big playoff, then we can make better decisions on what to do with him, he still has a lot of potential.
I can't see Ken Holland trading away a first round pick for a RFA defenseman without the intention of signing him long term. I havent seen much from him that we couldnt have gotten by simply bringing B. Smith into the fold, but that's why I am a teacher and not an NHL GM I guess.
@behood19 He has been up and down so far. when his is on his game he does really well but if he falters it's just plain bad. It almost seems like he has played better the more minutes he plays. Ever since Nick came back and Quincey has been on the third line it seems like he has slowed down.
If i'm honest, it seems very lenient on quincey. I would of had it down for being at least 2 or 3 games
I wonder if we petitioned Shanny if he would give Quincey 10 games. It would eliminate the whining that he goes easy on the Wings, and it would serve us well.