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Abdelkader, Penalties and their Penalties

I was watching the Red Wings/Ducks game tonight, and saw the Abdelkader hit. I thought it was a big hit, and probably dirty when I saw it live. Subsequent replays showed how dirty it was. It got me into thinking, Major penalties, it makes sense that the opposing teams stays on the job no matter how many times they scored. But I didn't like that some random dude was serving the penalty.

With the accuracy of NHL referee's decisions, you shouldn't do this on minors... but on double minors and majors, I was thinking the team going on the power play should choose who sits in the penalty box. Doesn't matter if the guy was on the ice or not during the infraction. It would be fun to see Datsyuk sit fuming every game, and more just in a way. I can't remember a horrible unjust double minor or major being called. I'm including 10 minute match penalties in this thought... it would be funny post major fight, both teams get their fighter tossed, and then "Datsyuk, Selanne, get in the box".

Friend recommended that goalies should server their own penalties. Your backup has to go in net, and the starting goalie would have to wear a normal helmet until he resumes his goalkeeper duties. "3, 2, 1 The penalty is over and Miller is out of the box, Ott leads him with a nifty pass, and Miller is onsides alone in the Boston zone!"

My thought process was further propelled when friend mentioned it should be like "wall ball". Just imagine, instead of serving time in a box, your goalkeeper goes to the bench, and you have to serve the two minutes standing with your arms on the crossbar with your keister guarding the net. Opponents get the choice of a goal or clocking you in the tasty bits with vulcanized rubber... This could easily lead to a kidney mangling bloodbath... but you'd have to be a real man to take penalties....

The other thing we agreed on, was that referees are too ... incompetent to allow us to really enforce penalties, ie minor penalties not expiring with the first goal scored.....

Majors and double minors they don't screw up that often...

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