People- The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.
I see exactly what happened here. Cultural misunderstanding. Voynov is Russian. They don't have rules in Russia. I'm pretty sure their 'laws' are just loose guidelines. You can't beat women over here Slava. I know you've only been here a few years. America is all about keeping your hands to yourself, especially these days. I think part of the problem is Slava isn't fully incorporated into the American way of life. He's been watching the wrong futbol. Really, it's probably the city of Los Angeles' fault. If they had a damn football team, Slava would probably have been more interested. He probably would have been watching while 20% of the NFL got suspended for beating their wives and girlfriends just months ago. Way to go LA, and you call yourself a major city…
Russia is communist. Equality for everyone over there. Except the gays of course. I bet beating a woman is only as bad as beating a man over there. He probably thought he was dealing with a misdemeanor at worst. Plus, everyone knows Russian hockey players are soft. They couldn't hurt a fly. I would be much more scared of a Russian woman, they are bad ass. You ever heard a Russian woman's accent. Sounds like she would cut your balls off at the drop of a hat. They take resting bitch face to an otherworldly level. Pretty coincidental since Russia basically is a different world. It's different over here Slava. American women are less skilled in self defense, especially in LA.
This is on the commissioner. You have to teach your players American traditions. They don't know that you can't whip out a 5th of vodka while walking down the street. They don't know that you can't physically discipline your women. I mean, definitely a smart move on Bettman's part, given the ringer Goodell has been put through. However, I bet it took Gary an hour to explain to Voynov how what he did was wrong. Probably just stared blankly back at him like a lost puppy. America is a melting pot, we have got to make sure we are all on the same page. Hit opposing forwards, not women.