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NEWS: John Moore suspended two games

John Moore has been suspended two games after his hit on Dale Weise last night. (Bob McKenzie)

The video from the NHL says, “Tuesday night in Montreal John Moore delivered an illegal check to the head of Dale Weise. Weise carries the puck through the neutral zone as Moore tracks him through the middle of the ice on the backcheck. After Weise passes the puck to a teammate, Moore drives up and into Weise delivering a hit that makes his head the main point of contact. This is an illegal check to the head.”

They add “Weise is eligible to be checked on the play as the release of the puck and the moment of contact is within established NHL standards however it is important to note that Weise makes no sudden movements prior to or simultaneous with the hit that contribute to his head being the main point of contact. Therefore the onus is on Moore to make sure that he delivers a full body check that does not make Weise’s head the main point of contact.”

“While Moore does make incidental contact with Moore’s shoulder, the angle taken and elevation of the hit result in Weise’s head absorbing the brunt of the contact. This was an illegal check to the head. Although he returned to the game and completed it after initially being taken to the dressing room, Weise suffered an injury as a result of the hit.”

Danny Briere says that two games for Moore is “fair.” (Chris Johnston)

The Canadiens are happy with two games for Moore. (Chris Johnston)




20 comments
Matt Corbin
Matt Corbin

Let's send this trash home! This is the only time I will agree with Boston fans.

Mario Arduini
Mario Arduini

It's sickening how one sided the calls have been and we still can clinch in 6!!!! Honestly the sissy dives and fake trips etc make me sick! No wonder Lucic wanted to beat these frenchies after their series! I hope Rangers win 6-0 tomorrow night!!! Viv La Rangers!!!!!

Mikey Tauber
Mikey Tauber

Of course the Habs are fine with it, because he's out for the remainder of the series. If this was game two, they'd be complaining that it isn't 5-6 games. 


I felt the hit warranted a 1 game suspension since he never had prior history, weise won't miss any games over the hit, as well he received the game misconduct and the team suffered a 5 minute major from it. However 2 isn't the worst, if it was more than 2 I would be furious. 


It's weird that the refs have only called one embellishment against the Habs. You'd think the Refs would feel embarrassed after each game from all the replay's showing them that they are being made fools of by the Habs acting. The ref's should be thinking "You're gonna make a fool outta me, I'll show you", but they aren't. I mean if anybody made me look bad in my job I would be pissed at the person who did that, and these guys are not just being embarrassed at their jobs in a private level, they are being embarrassed on national TV. However the Refs are still falling for each embellishment/dive that  the Habs are making. 

I do wish there was some sort of Coach's challenge. For example if AV could challenge the penalty on Pouliot for the tripping, it would've been overturned and Subban would've gotten a dive or embellishment penalty. 


Ah well, I called we'd win in 6 anyways, Hopefully we just take them out next game. 

cedes
cedes

I think he should have gotten one but not two games.

Diaz should be able to step in an handle third D and 2nd power play duties. 

Frank Gubello
Frank Gubello

AND Prust has a history, where Moore doesn't.

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This entire series has been a complete joke. The Canadiens can't even beat the Rangers when the fix is in! How is it possible that Prust and Moore got the same suspension? 


Prust's hit was deemed late, Moore's was not

Prust has a suspension history, Moore does not

Stepan missed a game due to injury, Weise will not

Prust wasn't assessed a penalty, Moore was assessed a major and game misconduct


Granted the hit from Moore was dirty and idiotic, but the 5 minute major and game misconduct was enough, maybe he even deserved 1 game. But the same punishment as Prust? Give me a f****** break.


damien jude
damien jude

screw briere and the rest of these frogs. stepan has a broken jaw and prust gets 2 games. how does this equate? once again the NHL proving their worthlessness. 

sticks169
sticks169

He wasn't even hurt, just another Canadien flop. Let hope Subban gets an embellishment penalty at least once this next game, since it will be the last. If only the referees would wear their glasses during the game they might actually see something happening at the right time, like the 10-15 flops a game by the Habs.

phillyed
phillyed

I am so glad Briere thinks the suspension is fair. This is the same idiot who thought Stepan was faking an injury. Little weasel. 

Daniel Hizgilov
Daniel Hizgilov

In this case, he deserved it. It was a foolish thing to do and he knew what would happen. Glad to see that the league didn't suspend him for more and matched the Prust suspension for an identical hit. At least the league is being consistent for once.

tw22
tw22

The NHL has turned a blind eye to the Canadians penchant for incessant diving embellishment. This kid is going to play the next game, why should there be a suspension for Moore, its assed backward.

Its like watching a soccer game out there, or the invasion of France.

sithlord
sithlord

NHL proved to be a joke a long time ago.  No surprise that it continues.   Sucks that Moore has to sit out game one of the finals.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

I won't go so far as to say he doesn't deserve to be suspended, but this is inconsistent if Weise doesn't miss one game with an injury. Regardless of this though the refs are incredibly inconsistent and that's what bothers me most.

irishnyr94
irishnyr94

So let me get this one straight! Moore has zero history with fines or suspensions, the hit was far less than Prusts hit ... Prust has history AND broke Stepans jaw ..... Moore gets suspended 2 games??!!! Did I get this right?? What a joke!

Ricky Fitzgerald
Ricky Fitzgerald

The league hates the rangers moores hit carries the same value as prust breaking Stefan's jaw what a joke .How bout the league look at all the flopping going on by pk and the girls .

Mikey Tauber
Mikey Tauber

@damien jude They have always proved they don't know what they are doing when it comes to player safety. Alot of suspensions are because of just who a player is. (For example, if it was Carcillo who made the hit, he'd probably get 6-7 games for it). 


Depending on who the team is (Cooke seemed to get away with alot when he was on the pens, won't get away with much now on wild.)


Dolan also did try to get bettman fired and that didn't work, I can't imagine Bettman likes Dolan too much for that. 

sithlord
sithlord

@Daniel Hizgilov


The league said Prust would have gotten 1 game but they tacked on a second game because of the injury.  Since Weiss came back and we have no word of an injury, by the leagues own explanation Moore should have only gotten one.



phillyed
phillyed

@irishnyr94 Plus Moore gets a 5 minute major penalty and Prust gets nothing at all. That being said focus must be on game 6 and not the off ice nonsense by the Habs and the league/refs. 

Ricky Fitzgerald
Ricky Fitzgerald

The Hab Nots were crying about prust hit on Stefan but in a shocker this suspension was fair the officiating in this series is a joke