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March 7, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman issued a nine-page opinion Thursday in support of his decision to uphold Mighty Duck defenseman J.J. Daigneault's 10-game suspension for "abuse of official." Bettman called the decision "difficult" but sided strongly with referee Don Koharski, saying he would not overrule an official unless there was "clear and convincing evidence he was wrong and the call could not reasonably have been made."
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SPORTS
March 6, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Commissioner Gary Bettman upheld the 10-game suspension of defenseman J.J. Daigneault for abuse of official, but the justification for Bettman's decision won't be announced until today. "I'm a little bit frustrated, but I knew I wouldn't win it," said Daigneault, who already has served three games for hitting referee Don Koharski with his stick Feb. 23 against Vancouver.
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February 27, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Only two games after patching up their defense by trading for veteran J.J. Daigneault, the Mighty Ducks are back where they started after Daigneault was hit with a 10-game NHL suspension Wednesday for "abuse of an official" for hitting referee Don Koharski with his stick Sunday against Vancouver. The length of the suspension is a blow to the Ducks, who are fighting for a playoff spot with 20 games left. "Although the initial slash by Mr.
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February 27, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only two games after patching their defense by trading for veteran J.J. Daigneault, the Mighty Ducks are back where they started after Daigneault was suspended 10 games by the NHL Wednesday for "abuse of an official" when he hit referee Don Koharski with his stick Sunday against Vancouver. "It's just very disappointing for me. I just got here and I wanted to help the team so much and contribute," Daigneault said. "I don't think I had any intent to strike the official. . . .
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February 23, 1997 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.J. Daigneault got word around 2:30 p.m. Friday, packed and caught a 5:30 flight to Los Angeles, landed around 1 a.m., checked into a hotel and fell fast asleep. He was awake Saturday by 8 a.m., ironed a shirt and a pair of slacks and headed to the Pond for his first game as a Mighty Duck. Several of his new teammates seemed surprised to see Daigneault so soon after the trade that brought him to Anaheim. "Well, you have a game to win today, don't you?"
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February 22, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mighty Ducks have been trying to earn a playoff berth with a defense that isn't quite major league, and General Manager Jack Ferreira moved to shore it up Friday by acquiring veteran defenseman J.J. Daigneault from the Pittsburgh Penguins for winger Garry Valk. The Ducks have played with only two veteran defensemen and as many as three rookies after recent injuries to Dave Karpa and Ken Baumgartner--and their defense corps was shallow to begin with.
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February 22, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mighty Ducks have been trying to earn a playoff spot with a defense that isn't quite major league, so General Manager Jack Ferreira moved to shore it up Friday by acquiring veteran defenseman J.J. Daigneault from Pittsburgh for winger Garry Valk. The Ducks have played with only two veteran defensemen and as many as three rookies after recent injuries to Dave Karpa and Ken Baumgartner--and their defense was shallow to begin with.
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