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Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:50 am
Edited on: February 13, 2012 3:50 pm
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By: Adam Gretz

Just a little over a week after Zac Rinaldo received a pair of fines for a trip and a late hit against the New Jersey Devils, the Flyers forward will be answering questions from the NHL once again on Monday following a charging penalty against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.

The NHL has a 1 PM disciplinary hearing with Rinaldo scheduled for Monday afternoon for this hit on Jonathan Ericsson late in the first period of Detroit's 4-2 win in the game that extended their home winning streak to a record-tying 20 consecutive games.



Rinaldo received a two-minute minor for charging on the play.

Even though a hearing is scheduled that doesn't mean a suspension is guaranteed, as it could also result in a fine or warning, or perhaps even nothing at all.

That said, the fact that Rinaldo was fined twice just last week probably isn't going to help him going in.

Previously at Eye On Hockey

Rinaldo fined for trip, late hit
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:57 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

That was a clean hit, Yet Kronwall leaves his feet (again) and no call ,why does detroit get this special treatment.I'm no flyers fan but cut me a break.Then you get a breakaway in the 3rd period by the flyers and he is tackled from behind and guess what NO CALL ! If that was a redwing being tackled guess what -penalty shot, what a joke, the wings do more hooking, holding, obstructing, and interfering than any team but its detroit so no calls. no wonder they win alot of games every year

Yeah, that's exactly why the Wings win so many games every year.  It couldn't be they have some talent on their team or it couldn't be they're a pretty good organization.  It's just 15 straight years of the league favoring the Wings.  They've been lucky man......



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:35 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

That was a clean hit, Yet Kronwall leaves his feet (again) and no call ,why does detroit get this special treatment.I'm no flyers fan but cut me a break.Then you get a breakaway in the 3rd period by the flyers and he is tackled from behind and guess what NO CALL ! If that was a redwing being tackled guess what -penalty shot, what a joke, the wings do more hooking, holding, obstructing, and interfering than any team but its detroit so no calls. no wonder they win alot of games every year



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:34 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

that hit wasnt that bad, I love the Wings but Ericsson shouldnt have been admiring his pass and kept his head up. Rinaldo looks to have left his feet (which is about the only way someone as short as he is can lay out a guy as big as Ericsson) and thats what I dont care for. I wouldnt suspend him or anything. If things keep up the way they are there will be no hitting or physical play



.......now bring back Craig Coxe



Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:05 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

Yeah the only close tie that Shanny has with STL is that he got traded to STL for Scott Stevens - i'd say that's a pretty close tie in any book



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: February 13, 2012 3:54 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

Shanny also played about 10 years in total for 3 other NHL teams.  Do they all get a break too?

Just asking....
Shanahan has done little to discourage the speculation that people he has ties to get favorable treatment.  

TB, NYR, NJ, and Detroit (although Smith got hammered in Oct.) have been extremely fortunate when it comes to the number of  reviewed hits and supplemental discipline.   He doesn't have much in the way of close ties to STL.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 3:30 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

Once I saw Rinaldo leave his feet on that hit I suspected at least a 3 game suspension.He needs to be more careful.there are certain players that the league watches more closely than others and Rinaldo falls into that category.He needs to stop playing like Carcillo and start thinking before hitting.

True enough, I can't argue with that.  The NHL as well as every other pro league out there certainly does watch certain players a little more then others.  But that being said players that fall into that category I believe have earned their spot on that list. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 3:27 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

What I  Ironic is Kronwall left his feet and jumped backwards into unsuspecting Danny Briere but no Call. Just as dangerous IMO. Neither player saw it coming, both offenders left their feet. Both players hit other players in vulnuable postions why the double standard? Oh that's right Shanny is a RedWing.

The difference is when Rinaldo hit Ericsson the puck was long gone but had Briere not let the puck go by and brace himself he would have had the puck as he got slaughtered.

Shanny also played about 10 years in total for 3 other NHL teams.  Do they all get a break too?

Just asking.... 



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 3:07 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

I loved this hit, I mean cmon it's hockey, but the way they are denutting the game (as in football) it should be a penalty if for nothing else then Ericsson was DEFENSELESS!  He had his head turned (which is a no-no) and Rinaldo made him pay for it.  The puck was twenty feet behind Ericsson so Interference would be a possible call BUT the POINT of the penalty and the meeting with Shanny is to let him know YOU CAN"T BLIND SIDE or cold cock) another player on the ice.  THEY will not tolerate this kind of a hit.



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 2:59 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

What a shocker, a Flyer player to be suspended for a cheap shot. They've only been the chippiest team in the NHL going on 37 years. I think they have incentive clauses in their contracts for dirty plays and cheap shots. OK, they'll sit this loser down for 2-3 games, but there will another cyborg-Flyer there to take his place.



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: February 13, 2012 2:06 pm
 

Rinaldo has hearing for hit on Jonathan Ericsson

Once I saw Rinaldo leave his feet on that hit I suspected at least a 3 game suspension.He needs to be more careful.there are certain players that the league watches more closely than others and Rinaldo falls into that category.He needs to stop playing like Carcillo and start thinking before hitting.


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