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Reports: Kaleta might appeal 10-game suspension

Oct 15, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

The NHL brought the hammer down on Patrick Kaleta with a 10-game suspension, but the question is: will it stick? Onlookers such as Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski and Sportsnet’s John Shannon believe that Kaleta might appeal that lengthy ban.

Wyshynski lays out the argument Kaleta, 27, might make:

Here’s Brendan Shanahan’s video explanation for the suspension:

If Kaleta goes the appeal route, he wouldn’t be the first notorious hitter to do so, as Raffi Torres made waves with his before. The new CBA dictates that the appeal could go all the way to an independent arbitrator, something Shannon points out as possibility.

  1. President Charles Logan - Oct 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Kaleta is a dirty rat but Shanahan is pretty much in over his head with this job he tries to do each day…

  2. katra2logic - Oct 15, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Appealing one’s sentence in real court can lead to an increased penalty. It would be interesting to know if the arbitrator could make it a lengthier suspension after reviewing the event (somehow I doubt it). There would be no reason not to appeal if this is the case.

  3. multiplemiggs - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    “but but but but…I dont play like that anymore. but but but I revised the way i play my game” ohh blow it out ur ass we heard enough of you already you dirtbag. I hope u and Cooke off each other next matchup. The league will be much happier. Biggest crybaby team in the NHL, theyre supposed to be good, and when everyone realizes theyre a bunch of busts they turn into dirty cheap shots and cry. waaaaaah I can hear u from miles away Miller waaaah

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