MOChassid

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lost Opportunity

As expected, the Yeshiva hockey league commissioner, presumably caving in to pressure, copped out and will let HAFTR play the chamionship game without imposing any penalty whatsoever. What a joke.

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15 Comments:

  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger nyfunnyman said…

    things aren't always as simple as they seem. i'm not disagreeing with you, but be dan l'kaf zechus

     
  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    I never suggested they are simple. I'm sure the commissioner was under tremendous pressure. Where was the hanhalah? What are the lessons that are being taught? "It wasn't our fault"?

     
  • At 7:29 PM, Anonymous oys 11th grade rebbe said…

    As my talmidim said today "this never could have happened in DRS because if anybody would ever leave the bench during a game they would never be allowed to play for Larry again. He would end your career right then and there".

     
  • At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    well it isprobably more of a chilul hashem that they are just letting HAFTR go, the fight was a fight, but they are practically permitting it and not challenging them, they are brushing it under the rug and acting like it never happened that is disigusting, something they should think about!!

     
  • At 11:47 PM, Blogger kingjimmy9 said…

    I've heard about the players and the parents but what about the coaches? What role did the HAFTR coaches play during the brawl and what is their position on the decision?

    Also, anyone have a video of the brawl?

     
  • At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeshiva League hockey is like playing water polo without the water.

     
  • At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I guess a trophy is more important than Chinuch-

    As a HAFTR alum (and ex-player), I'm embarrassed.

    (and for the last poster- you got to a find a hobby or something)

     
  • At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HAFTR since this new regime took over is all about rallies and protests and obviously not about chinuch

     
  • At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    so- who won the game?

     
  • At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Let me get this straight -- the other team caused the fight (and lost the game) and you think HAFTR should be punished? You call that chinuch?

     
  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    While I am somewhat sympathetic to the argument that the MD player leveled the HAFTR player first which prompted his retailation and the bench clearing, leaving the bench is an automatic game misconduct and suspension from the next game. It doesn't matter who started it. Perhaps the coaches lost control of the players; but they should have kept them from leaving the bench. From what I heard, the brawl started later and it is not clear who started it.

    I have seen many situations where a kid got leveled (including once when OYS got viciously smashed into a wall with 15 seconds to go in an important game) but the players remained on the bench and the situation remained under control. The fact that a kid got cross checked doesn't justify anything.

    Nevertheless, congratulations to the HAFTR players, for a hard fought win. They will rightfully always remember this game (perhaps for the wrong reasons).

     
  • At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Apparently, the battle inspired HAFTR as they entered the Championship Game an underdog but still won.

    What's the moral of this story?

     
  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    First, they were seeded higher than DRS so it isn't correct to call them the underdog. The teams split their games during the regular season.

    I don't know what the moral of the story is. Maybe it's that it is not important to take responsibility for your actions because someone will clean up your mess.

     
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