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. Good morning Kerry, I love your daily clarifications to help everyone understand better why some calls are made! My question is in regards of spearing. As you know by now, Milan Lucic speared Alexei Emelin in Game 3 - again! I understand that at times some calls be overlooked, but why is he continuously getting away with it? If there is video evidence, why nothing is done afterward to avoid any precedence to be set? My last question: is this not making the officials in a difficult position? Thank you very much for your time. Lyne Laurendeau Lyne: The act of spearing and butt-ending seldom result in a player suspension. Instead, a fine may be imposed (but not always as we have seen) by the Player Safety Committee. It would appear that players are utilizing both ends of their hockey stick on a more consistent basis in violation of rule 58 (butt-ending) and rule 62 (spearing). This season the following fines have been levied for these illegal acts: February 6, 2014: Alexei Emelin - Montreal Canadiens - Butt-ending Pascal Pelletier ($5,000)March 20, 2014: David Legwand - Detroit Red Wings - Butt-ending Evgeni Malkin ($5,000)April 13, 2014: Scott Hartnell - Philadelphia Flyers - Spearing Brett Bellemore ($5,000)April 18, 2014: Milan Lucic - Boston Bruins -Spearing Danny DeKeyser ($5,000)April 25, 2014: Ryan Garbutt - Dallas Stars - Spearing Corey Perry ($1,474.36) You also might recall in the Ducks-Stars series on April 18th that Corey Perry was given a "slashing" minor when he "speared" Jamie Benn at 7:25 of the first period. Perry remained in the game as a result the "slashing" assessment and then scored an unassisted goal at 16:15 of the second in a 3-2 Anaheim win. Milan Lucic was also guilty of an undetected backdoor spear motion on Alexei Emelin in a game March 24. Neither of these incidents resulted in a fine. Beyond the non-call in the Bruins-Habs game the other night, no disciplinary action or fine will result from Lucics latest spear on Emelin. It should also be noted that Emelin was guilty of cross-checking on the play and was not penalized for the infraction as well. Fouls can be missed in the fast pace of the game. There is obvious reluctance on the part of the referees to call "spearing" for what it is due to the severity of the penalty that they must impose under the rule. Only when contact is significant, as in the Ryan Garbutt spear on Corry Perry, will we see the accurate call made. Perrys action on Jamie Benn was no less a spearing motion than Garbutts, but due to lesser degree of contact (deemed to be minimal by the ref) the infraction was called slashing. It is not the referees job to interpret the relative value of the rule or base their assessment on the degree of contact (or non contact) when a spearing motion is delivered. That however is exactly what is being done. Under rule 62, the referee is empowered (and expected) to assess a double minor is imposed when a player spears an opponent and does not make contact. A major and game misconduct is to be assessed on a player who spears an opponent (makes contact). When I attended my first NHL training camp for officials as a 20-year-old aspiring referee in 1972 we went through every rule in the book during daily classroom sessions. The rule book wasnt all that thick back then and the referee had the option of assessing a minor or major penalty for spearing based on the degree of contact. Wanting to understand the difference between the two applications I approached veteran referee Lloyd Gilmour for advice. I asked Gilmour what constituted the difference between a minor or major penalty for spearing. Without so much as a wink, Lloyd said, "Kid, if you see the spear go in its two minutes; if the stick comes out the players back call it five!" Perhaps the veteran advice was a little tongue-in- cheek but in reality not all that far off from the application we might be seeing now. Lyne, it is my opinion that there should be a fine imposed for every instance of spearing and butt-ending; regardless of the degree of contact or whether a penalty was imposed by the referee. Both are dangerous and cheap acts. Further to this, the referees must be directed to call the action of spearing and butt-ending for what they are and not place their personal value on the degree of contact made with the point or end of a players stick. It is the referees that are putting themselves in a "difficult position" by either ignoring the infraction or calling it by any other terminology than what it is. Penalty enforcement and fines would result in higher standards of player accountability and act as a stronger deterrent against these unwanted acts from being committed. Walter Brown Jersey
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But dude, I was like, "I got this dang Cleveland Browns poncho, but hey, at least its an NFL team."DB: Was there a favourite sports movie you had growing up?TC: Oh, Longest Yard. Definitely, Longest Yard. What was cool is that it would play on Saturday night on TV, I never got a chance to see it in a theatre, but the original with Burt Reynolds and the whole deal it was awesome. And then the fact that I ended up IN The Longest Yard remake was the dream of a lifetime.DB: Was that the only time you felt small on a movie set because there were a lot of massive men in that movie?TC: Yeah, I did, I did. And youre talking about the big personalities too. You had wrestlers, comedians, pro ball players, it was really a hodgepodge. And then the actors! When youre talking about Burt and Chris Rock and Adam, Chris Bosworth, Bill Romanowski! Thats all I gotta say, it was so much fun. It was like being in jail, except we got paid (laughs).DB: Do you have a favourite story from that set?TC: Oh ya, but there are so many to remember and really go into. But I remember myself and everyone having to calm Bill Romanowski down. Because we were like, "Dude, you know this is a movie right?" and he would respond with (does a hilarious Bill Romanowski impression) "Ya, I know its a movie, but we gotta keep going! We gotta make it look real!" And we were like "Yaaaaa, but you know, we gotta go to work tomorrow, as well" (Laughs). And he just kept saying, ah I dont understand this film stuff. And were just like okay man, calm it down, Bill, calm it down. And then wed tell him, "Man, go get a smoothie from the truck over there, theyre serving smoothies." And hed be like all mad "I dont wanna go get a smoothie, I wanna hit somebody!" It was hard (laughs).DB: Another really stacked cast you were on were the Expendables movies. Were there certain guys that you were really looking forward to meeting out of all those action stars?TC: Oh, wow. Well, first of all, when youve met Sly, youve met it all. Everything else is in descending order, I aint gonna lie. Sly is everything, he is what movies are all about. You are talking about a man, if the Bible was being written right now, it would be Stallone chapter 1, verse 1, there would be a whole book for him! (laughs) Hes that guy! You know, when youre talking about that kind of fame, thats scary, people dont get that famous anymore. Theres so many other stars and all that other stuff, but he is one of the most famous people, you can go to remote parts or whatever part of the world you want, Africa, New Zealand or whatever and they will know Sylvester Stallone. And when hes your boy, because he doesnt have time for fools either, hes at that age where he doesnt care anymore, you know what I mean? Everyone knows that age. And hes like, (puts on Stallone impression) "Eh, get outta here!" And you just see him bark at somebody and youre like holy cow, Im glad he likes me! And hes like "So, Terry whhat were you saying?" And your like "I love you Sly, youre the man!" Thats all you can say (laughs).dddddddddddd Hes the best in the world. #150333186 / gettyimages.com DB: How big was the gym on that set and was it hard to get weights?TC: Oh no! Now, you gotta understand too, that nobody worked out together. Everyones workout was a secret, you know what I mean? Now youre talking male pride at its height on that set. Everyone would come and look like, "Yeah okay hes doing push-ups hmm, alright." (Laughs) And its kinda like no one wanted to give away exactly what their workout was, you might see them warming up, but you never saw anybody in the gym at the same time. I remember seeing Van Damme leave a couple times, waiting for Sly to be done, waiting for his turn. #103456853 / gettyimages.com DB: Youre currently on the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in my opinion one of the funniest shows on television right now…TC: Thank you, thank you.DB: Not including yourself, whos the best athlete on that cast because I hate to say it but it doesnt look like a very athletic group of people.TC: You know what, its kinda shocking, but Melissa Fumero is a dancer. She went to NYU, studied dance, the whole thing, so I would say shes actually more athletic than Andy (Samberg)(Laughs). Andy does a lot of pat falls, but I would give it up to Melissa in the athletic category. Like I said if anybody out of the whole cast other than me could run and jump and do their thing, I would give it to Melissa.DB: Youre here promoting the What Makes A Man conference this weekend. Why why is this such an important event for you?TC: I just feel we need to change what masculinity means in this century. You can tell by whats going on in the news and whats going on in Hollywood and in sports that this hyper-masculinity is a problem. What Im shocked by more is the silence in the community. Where you have outright abuse of women and guys are just kinda looking the other way. And I have to really correlate it with the Civil Rights era, when you see people being abused and you see fire hoses being put on people and you say nothing! Thats almost like you agree. You know what I mean? What can you say, the people that stood up with the people that were fighting for freedom, we need people to stand up now to help these people fight against abuse. And I think that until men stand up, because women have been talking and asking for help for years, for eons and for centuries, but until men stand up and say, "Enough is enough, we have to stop this because this is a problem." You know, I love football, but I love the women in my life much more than that. #81597167 / gettyimages.com DB: Can you go BarDown?TC: Wow, could I do that? No, I dont thi… To hit the bar!? You aim the puck at the bar!?DB: Yeah, ideally youd aim to hit the lower half of the bar.TC: Thats crazy, thats crazy. No, hell nah man thats years of skill and ability. You gotta start doing that when youre like 1 and a half and Im 46 now, so I think its a little late (laughs).---WMAM2014 was an event put on by the White Ribbon Campaign and took place this past weekend.White Ribbon is the worlds largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. The organization works to examine the root causes of gender-based violence and create a cultural shift that helps bring us to a future without violence. 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