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Video: Should Ryane Clowe sit for 10 games?

Feb 24, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT

Ryane Clowe and the NHL have a Monday meeting scheduled regarding a possible 10-game suspension stemming from an incident that happened during Friday’s 2-1 San Jose Sharks loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

So, will he face that harsh penalty? Keith Jones and Mike Milbury address that question in the brisk video below.

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  1. shutyourfivehole - Feb 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Sharks fans say make it more than 10! Please!

  2. mathieug79 - Feb 24, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    If I’d want to get someone’s opinion on anything about hockey, these two morons would be my last resort!

    • stevierod - Feb 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      Milbury is a joke on 99.99% of issues in hockey. Jones on the other hand is usually pretty realistic…

      He is going to get the 10-games… it was pretty obvious he was looking to stick up for Pavelski at that moment. I don’t however like the coach getting games for that too, because it was obvious that Clowe acted on his own.

  3. indianhead1992 - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    by the rule book he should get 10 but it did look like he was coming on for a shift so I would knock it down to 5 at most.

    • jpelle82 - Feb 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      if you read the rule book, there is no grey area on this, commissioner or shanahan dont have discretion on this one.

  4. sjsblitz - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    I want my 1 minute 6 seconds back for watching that clip

  5. jpat2424 - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Sjs lol

  6. kicksave1980 - Feb 24, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    I’m a Hawks fan, but I honestly think that coming off of the bench should get you no more than 2 games, unless you’re a multiple-time offender.

    • stevierod - Feb 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      I could agree with that rule, but the initial infraction should be more than 2 games… maybe start at 5 and go from there. But the overall idea is good.

    • jpelle82 - Feb 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      they have to be hard on this one, you cant have someone leave the bench, people could get seriously hurt. look at the eric godard thing, he and brent johnson were wailing on the guy at the same time, he couldve been hurt bad, thats why they have automatic ten games, to make sure dummies dont do this.

    • odak51 - Feb 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      As a Hawks fan how did you feel about the Torres suspension then? Do you think he deserved 25 games?

      • kicksave1980 - Feb 25, 2013 at 5:24 PM

        Odak – The Torres hit was a little different than coming off of the bench. 25 games may have been a little strong, but given his history, yes I think he deserved it. Leaving your feet and trying to injure a defenseless player is a little different than coming off of the bench to help a teammate. Had it not been Torres (who has a well-earned reputation), and if it were someone like Yandle who hit Hossa, he wouldn’t have received 25 games.

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating coming off of the bench with my comment. I’m just saying that a minimum 10-game suspension for a first time offender seems a little much.

      • odak51 - Feb 25, 2013 at 6:38 PM

        I agree that’s why they gave him 2.

  7. sjsharks66 - Feb 25, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    He has to argue his case that it was seconds after the whistle and that he was planning to make a change before that. I do not see that happening. The league has not been handing out suspensions lately and i feel like they’ve been waiting to swing the hammer down on someone.

    My only question is what about thornton on the bruins. The time he got off the bench and went to fight weber. If the rule claims getting off the bench and starting a fight is 10 games wouldn’t he have received a suspension also?

    Not saying these 2 situations are exactly similar, just curious is all.

  8. joelwrobinson - Feb 25, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    wtf is clowe’s deal this season? its one incident after another.

    • 19to77 - Feb 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      Two seasons ago, he put up 62 points in the regular season and 15 in 17 in the playoffs. He broke twenty goals and fifty points in each of the two seasons before that. Last year he failed to hit either of those marks at 17 goals and 45 points, and this year he has no goals and only six assists through 16 games.

      Basically, his skill’s dropping off with age, and he’s doing this to make up for it. Not that it’s helping. At all. He’s a complete liability because of these stupid antics.

  9. jpelle82 - Feb 25, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    the refs on the ice called it, i dont know why they are having a meeting about it. rule clearly states the comissioner or his designee (shanahan) are only called upon if the refs on the ice “are unable to identify the offending player(s)” rule 70:10. this is supposed to be an automatic suspension, no appeal or hearing.

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