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Eeyore
08-18-2014, 12:17 PM
Here's what it boils down to:

A) Do you now charge everyone who makes a clearly intentional attempt to injure another athlete on the court/ice/field/whatever with aggravated assault? And,

B) Why is someone who makes a clearly intentional attempt to injure another athlete never charged with aggravated assault?

C) Are the rules for a non-contact rec league different from the NHL or even Division 1 women's game? Do people assume the same level of risk no matter what form of hockey they play? My personal take on that is that the threshold for what constitutes a crime or a tort should be much lower in the sort of league in which MacIsaac and Casterton were playing. It ought to be possible to just play hockey for fun without worrying that someone is going to deliberately drill you in the head.


Not saying that the guy in the rec league was 100% an "intentional intent to injure" or not; I have not a clue.

While I don't personally, either, an actual trial was held to decide that question and either a judge or a jury (I haven't been able to find whether or not it was a jury trial) listened to testimony from both sides and concluded that it was. Note that I'm not saying that these determinations are always correct but we do have more than just the two sides claiming mutually exclusive things.

D2D
08-18-2014, 12:24 PM
The hockey season can't come soon enough!

TonyTheTiger20
08-18-2014, 01:25 PM
My personal take on that is that the threshold for what constitutes a crime or a tort should be much lower in the sort of league in which MacIsaac and Casterton were playing. It ought to be possible to just play hockey for fun without worrying that someone is going to deliberately drill you in the head.Yeah I can get behind this.

TonyTheTiger20
08-18-2014, 01:25 PM
The hockey season can't come soon enough!
Similarly, I can also get behind this!

Ted Knight
08-18-2014, 02:59 PM
here's what it boils down to:

A) do you now charge everyone who makes a clearly intentional attempt to injure another athlete on the court/ice/field/whatever with aggravated assault? And,

b) why is someone who makes a clearly intentional attempt to injure another athlete never charged with aggravated assault?

Not saying which one i agree with, but it's a tough debate.

edit: Not saying that the guy in the rec league was 100% an "intentional intent to injure" or not; i have not a clue.

teddy, i love that you're an addition to the bc family but you're making discourse a bit difficult. Having said that, general forum guidelines typically start with "just ignore pokechecker, he enters threads to try and get people riled up and it's not worth it."

thanks for the heads up. I'll ingnore him/her

pokechecker
08-19-2014, 09:57 AM
thanks for the heads up. I'll ingnore him/her

since I have doubts you can do it properly, here you go:

Through your User Control Panel: User CP, Settings & Options, Edit Ignore List. Then, type their name into the empty text box and click 'Okay'.

now if only TTT would use his own advice, kinda ironic, he tells everybody to ignore me while he himself cannot resist reading and responding to my posts, but you would expect that from someone like him

Ted Knight
08-19-2014, 10:57 AM
since I have doubts you can do it properly, here you go:

Through your User Control Panel: User CP, Settings & Options, Edit Ignore List. Then, type their name into the empty text box and click 'Okay'.

now if only TTT would use his own advice, kinda ironic, he tells everybody to ignore me while he himself cannot resist reading and responding to my posts, but you would expect that from someone like him

no need, I can enjoy your posts without responding. hopefully

Blackbeard
08-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Update on the most (in)famous hockey induced assault case...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/key-dates-in-todd-bertuzzi-steve-moore-saga-1.2741279