Posted by Alex the Rabid Bee on December 07, 1997 at 13:41:19:
In Reply to: Re: Maltais to leave!! posted by Carl Johnstone on December 05, 1997 at 23:18:36:
Which bloke just ha his ban enforced over here? The only case I can think of was the ISL not upholding Courtney's ban.
Part of the problem is whether the other league's will uphold a British ban. The BIHA want the IIHF to make Cupola's (the guy from Murrayfield who crosschecked a ref in the face, and was banned till 2000) ban a worldwide one, and if Maltais got a lengthy ban, presumably the ISL would also want it worldwide. however, there are a number of North American leagues that aren't affiliated to the IIHF. That was part of the problem with Ed Courtney. If the ISL had supported his ban, there was no guarentee that the ECHL would reciprocate with our bans, so why should we uphold it? If the IIHF made a long Maltais ban worldwide, he could just be employed in a non-IIHF affiliated league, like the ECHL.
Hence the problem...
Cheers, Alex the Rabid Bee
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