Halmo got suspended for his hit on Yakupov.
That is ridiculous. That was a completely clean hit.
Still don't understand what you're supposed to do there, skate away from him?
Ultimately the player that gets hit has to be held accountable for their positioning as well, that's a joke, he's folded up deep in the slot. I understand that CHL is a league with (mostly) kids and you don't want stuff like this happening, but at the same time, it's hockey.
Its the CHL. No big deal.
I'd say, "If you want to play in the NHL, see you in September." and let him decide how much he wants it.
I'm assuming that by exponentially, you mean going from a 5% chance of winning the Western Conference to 7.5%. They aren't going to win with or without him and they are wasting a year of his playing time with a transaction that amounts to trading Anssi Salmela for Nik Havelid.
They are also giving in to a guy that should be treated like Yashin and not be given everything he asks for.
Doesn't it seem that Tim Thomas got burned mentally or something from that White House debacle? He's not been the same since.
Just a coincidence I think.
I came in peace.