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Maki: Now it's the NHL's turn to hit Downie hard

Dirty. Cheap. Needless. Despicable. Those words don’t just describe Tuesday night’s hit on Ottawa Senators forward Dean McAmmond. They describe the man who delivered it – Steve Downie of the Philadelphia Flyers.

He was once the teenaged buzzsaw hockey people gushed over because he twice played for Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the world juniors. He played hard for his country; he played clean and with a purpose.

It’s been the only time in recent memory he’s done that.

For most of his OHL career, Downie was uncontrollable and troublesome. He’s acted like a bully on the ice and in the dressing room with his own teammates. He harassed rookie Akim Aliu with the Windsor Spitfires until the two of them fought twice in a practice. He took outrageous penalties when he played for the Peterborough Petes. Some say his attitude wasn’t much better with the Kitchener Rangers.

Everybody thinks he can tame the wild animal but so far no one has.

Now, at 20, Downie is trying to make the Flyers, which is how he explained his late hit on McAmmond, in which he left his skates to go airborne on a player with a history of concussion woes.

“My game is to finish my checks,” he said before expressing just how truly sorry he was for hurting McAmmond.

Yeah, right. Like Downie wasn’t playing it for the cameras and assembled media, the way he always has.

Here’s what Colin Campbell, the NHL’s director hockey ops, should do: punish Downie with a lengthy suspension (40 games minimum) that applies to wherever he plays, NHL or AHL. Put him out of action for so long that even the Flyers lose interest in him. Do that and it helps remind the players dangerous hits will not be tolerated this season.

If the NHL doesn’t take a hard line then guaranteed someone will, and Downie will get his and a lot of people – sane, rational-thinking folks who aren’t keen on violence in hockey – will say, “Good. The little bastard had it coming.”

 

  1. bob gervitz from United States writes: Hear, hear. I have no problem at all with a 40 game suspension. At a minimum. But we all know that Gary Bettman and his minions have no backbone to make such a move for the good of the game. Indeed, they have no clue what 'for the good of the game' means. I expect the thug will get 5 or less.
  2. jim lackey from Bang Sare, Thailand writes: Goon hockey started back in early days of expansion - it was tolerated to gain the american viewing audience - look no further than the broadstreet bullies of the day - it was a mistake then and it will take a long time to undo
  3. Ken Richter from Canada writes: I am not in agreement with such a severe suspension. Trying to get people to co-operate through fear is not the way to go about disciplining players in the NHL nor people in the world today. You have to figure out a way to bring back the respect for the game. Not through fear by imposing threats to suspend a player for such a lengthly time. You think players just wake up and begin their day by saying 'today I am going to go out and hit Dean MCAmmond'. It started back before that point. You have all these recruiters and trainer's/coach's who put the rough and tough mentalities into these young players. By giving such a clouded message, 'win at all costs'. Especially of the youth who just want to be like the ones before them but, go about it in the wrong manner. So if it is the part of where you wonder when the brutal side of hockey to change? Their has to be a zero tolerance in the minor side of hockey. Teach the younger generations to not condone this type of play on the ice. It's then you will see a change in the tide. For future players of this sport. Instead of complaining and jumping on such a easy topic to write about, put it on your shoulders of the older generation and help change the direction of this side of hockey. But, then again, this would not give you guys something to type or write about? Thank you for your time. ~K
  4. Catherine Peters from United States writes: The problem with trying to teach respect for the game is the time lag. What do you do with all the cheap hits until the idea of 'respect for the game' takes hold--and honestly, why would it if the young players see guys not being penalized for cheap hits? You can't easily put those worms back in the can again.

    I don't see any severe suspension until some kid with a bad attitude decides to make his reputation big time by taking out Crosby. A ten game suspension for taking out the NHL-proclaimed face of the game? Totally worth it for how much it will hurt the Penguins and by extension help his own team, and then watch the NHL squirm about how their marketing is derailed. All the enforcers in the world will do nothing to protect anyone by fighting him after the fact. They will just try to take out a comparable star on the offending team, and pretty soon the game will be goons skating against each other with the star players in the press box recovering from concussions (hyperbole, true, but just making a point).
  5. Nicholas Graham from Halifax, Canada writes: While I appreciate your argument and its sentiment, Ken Richter, I don't agree. How do you build 'respect for the game' if the institution that purports to represent the pinnacle of the game doesn't crack down on its rule breakers? How can you expect young players to play cleanly while the professionals that they look up to and emulate get slaps on the wrists for knocking people out and wrecking careers? I agree with Bob Gervitz's 40 games. The NHL should make a precedent and send a signal that this kind of crap won't be tolerated; otherwise we'll end up with Catherine Peters' eye for an eye scenario.
  6. Gideon Goldshlager from Canada writes: Ken- newsflash- if you lay a hit like that in the juniors you get suspended too.
  7. Ted B from Peterborough, ON, Canada writes: I tend to agree that Downie won't get suspended long enough. If the NHL had any real courage, a player suspended for an intent to injure penalties would not be permitted to play immediately (as it is now), but his assessed suspension wouldn't BEGIN until the injured player was able to return to the game. If he never gets back, neither would the offending player!

    If Mr Downie sees any ice time this year I doubt it will be in the NHL. I hope he enjoys his visit to Birmingham where he'll get to meet Jeremy Yablonski: a golden gloves boxer and UFC fighter that will be more than happy to rearrange both Downie's face and his attitude.

    Sorry Mrs Downie, I hope he gets what's coming to him!!!
  8. Trilly B from Canada writes: The blog says he was 'sorry... for hurting McAmmond.' This isn't quite correct. He actually said he was sorry McAmmond got hurt. Quite a difference. He obviously doesn't take responsibility for his actions.

    Better be careful, Mr. Downie. The NHL might make a statement outta you someday (if not today).
  9. hugh jerome from Oakville, Canada writes: The hit is a disturbing view of what the NHL has been trying to fix for years. What is more agonizing is watching players trip and fall over a motionless body in an act of vigilante terrorism. Let them fight in the street where a real justice will alter there lives.
  10. M Ashfield from Fredericton, Canada writes: Completely ridiculous article. If you watch the hit you notice a few things:
    - In real-time, the hit was not overly late. maybe 1 second after McCammond passed the puck
    - Downie had his elbow tucked in.
    - He never left his feet until after contact
    - He had not strided into him, he was gliding at that point.

    I don't argue it was dirty (a blow to the head), but to ruin this kid's career over a hit you'll 20 times this year in the league is ridiculous.

    What rule did he break in the NHL Mr. Maki rulebook??
  11. Brutus Cato from New York, United States writes: This article is outrageous! To say that an overzealous hit merits more of a penalty than the Bertuzzi, McSorely, or Chris Simon incidents makes me question the sincerity and impartiality of the writer. To hang one's argument on the prior bad acts of the accused is absurd and goes against every notion of justice in the Common Law system. Judge the merits of Downie's act on the act itself, not on some slanted view of his past.
  12. Blair Faulkner from writes: M. Ashfield writes: What rule did he break in the NHL?

    How about deliberate intent to injure? He was properly assessed a match penalty for this...he has a history of this, and there ain't nobody out there looking to spend $300 to see this nut play hockey. What if that was Spezza or Heatley? I'm all for hard hitting hockey, but this gong show has got to be put out of his misery.
  13. Raoul Britannia from Toronto, Canada writes: I have felt strongly for a long time that players that injure others intentionally (or even questionably) should not be able to play at any professional level until the injured player is able to return to the same tier at which he was injured. Why should he be drawing a paycheque when his victim is unable to play?
    I love tough, honest, playoff-style hockey but I have thought many times about the punched-out dreams of the Steve Moores of this world. Sure, it's been argued many times that Moore was little more than a journeyman but, if anything, that illustrates how much harder he had to work to make it to the NHL level. Who has the right to take that away?
    Downie's been a loose cannon at every level he's played. What if he took it upon himself to make his place in infamy by running Crosby or Ovechkin? What possible punishment could replace a player of that caliber? A fine or two, and some community service?
    No, show the little sch**sskopf he won't get the big paycheque playing like that. Not in this or any league. It's the only thing that will stop this crap.
  14. Another Pundit from Ottawa, Canada writes: M Ashfield from Fredericton, Canada writes:

    - It's about 2 seconds. What do you think is a good amount of time for a player to be fair game? It's more time after passing the puck than the Neil/Drury hit
    - You can clearly see in clips that he left his feet before hitting him and continued his momentum upwards after the hit
    - He took a stride or two AFTER the puck was passed

    Three strikes on the same hit. Penalty, game misconduct and a suspension. Makes sense...
  15. M Ashfield from Fredericton, Canada writes: Another Pundit from Ottawa, Canada writes: M Ashfield from Fredericton, Canada writes:

    - It's about 2 seconds. What do you think is a good amount of time for a player to be fair game? It's more time after passing the puck than the Neil/Drury hit
    You're watching it in slow-motion my friend. I watched the game live, and it was maybe 1 second. At first I didn't even see McCammond dish the puck off before he came around the other side of the net.

    - You can clearly see in clips that he left his feet before hitting him and continued his momentum upwards after the hit
    Again, contact is made with his feet on the ice. He definitely leaves it to finish the check, which I say is where he broke the rules.

    - He took a stride or two AFTER the puck was passed
    He was gliding into him, not taking 3 steps with a charge.

    Three strikes on the same hit. Penalty, game misconduct and a suspension. Makes sense...

    I agree with you, it was a penalty as it was called on the ice. I don't agree with Mr. Maki suggesting a 40 game suspension! That's ridiculous.
  16. Spencer C from ottawa, Canada writes: 40 games might be a bit harsh, but 20 is definitely warranted.

    Although Campbell needs to make sure Downie won't miss the Philly Phantoms game against the Binghamton Senators where former ultimate fighter Jeremy Yablonski will be able to show that little puke that actions have consequences.
  17. Alfie Didn't Choke.... Like Really... from Waterloo, Canada writes: 10 games, 20 games, 40 games, the gallows. Hard to say what the answer is. With the speed these guys play, the armour they wear, someone will die. It will be a sad day. Back in the day, before helmets and visors, guys had respect for eachother. You didn't take a howitzer from the blueline lest it go too high and kill a guy. You body checked him with the full knowledge that you only had so much padding, so it would hurt you too. I'm not saying do away with helmets and visors, but get rid of the body armour. These guys need LESS protection to get them to respect eachother as they know they are in harms way as much as the other guy.
  18. robert gibbons from Toronto, writes: Any person who doesn't agree that this hit was disgustingly malicious should keep their opinion to themselves. You obviously don't know much about the game. Allowing this type of play reduces the game to absurdity. What's worse, intelligent people won't let there kids play the game when they see this crap and then you only have morons like M Ashfield's kids playing it.
  19. Joe S from Canada writes: I wouldn't be surprised if the NHL gives him a 3 game suspension. This hit is similar to the the Cam Jansson hit on Thomas Kaberle. The only difference between the two is that the referees saw this hit to give Downie the Major and match penalties.
  20. Raoul Britannia from Toronto, Canada writes: Mr. Gibbons...
    Re: 'Any person who doesn't agree that this hit was disgustingly malicious should keep their opinion to themselves.'
    Anyone who would deny others to an opinion is a proponent of fascism. Opinions encourage discourse. Discourse is good. Isn't that why you are joining in this conversation?
    The hit on McCammond was brutal but everyone is curious about what others are thinking.
    Let others have their say, too. You just might learn something.
  21. Jeff Kahn from Delran, United States writes: I have seen harder and more vicious hits than that. How many times has a player like Darcy Tucker taken runs at players and not get suspended. No highstick and no elbow involved, although he did leave his feet at the last second. 5 games at the most for the match penalty, don't overreact, you'll
    see hits similar to this throughout the season. Don't forget Scott Stevens
    made a living on hits like this. Players are or should be taught to keep your head up. Eric Lindros is a good example, great player who skated with his head down, he ended up paying the price from concussions to a shortend career.
  22. A. J. Wilson from Christchurch, New Zealand writes: M. Ashford: What hit were you watching? He only stopped his strides to time his takeoff. He was only missing a red cape. It's apologists for this sort of thing that are preventing the game from 'growing up'.
  23. Mr. Smitty from Canada writes: It was a dirty hit, and should be punished. His feet were on the ice, it wasn't late and his elbow was in, but any time you're aiming for the head on a guy who obviously doesn't see you, you're looking to injure them, and that makes it a dirty play.

    What I don't understand though, is why Sens fans are so upset. All of the sudden everyone here seems to think that hits to the head are wrong, and anyone who does it and gives a guy a concussion should be banned for life? Where was all of this talk when Neil hit Drury (again, where there was nothing specifically illegal about the hit, but there was no doubt he was gunning for the head)?
  24. Another Pundit from Ottawa, Canada writes: Mr. Smitty from Canada writes: His feet were on the ice, it wasn't late and his elbow was in, but any time you're aiming for the head on a guy who obviously doesn't see you, you're looking to injure them, and that makes it a dirty play.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=322zqTkL0-c

    His feet were on the ice - pause it at the 11 second mark. He is about 2-3 inches off the ice when he first makes contact with Dean

    it wasn't late - almost 2 seconds and about 20 feet of ice, also in the clip

    his elbow was in - true, one out of three isn't bad

    This hit was NOTHING like Neil's. NOTHING.... NOTHING
  25. JIm Smith from writes: If you think that hit is worthy of a 40 game suspension you might as well come out and say hitting should be removed from hockey. If you don't like hits, go the ice capades and leave hockey alone. There you can have a bunch of people running around the ice with no physical contact or injuries unless of course Goofy runs Mickey. Then maybe Ice Capades will have to be banned to. Then Maki can go on a sanctimonious rant against Disney and how it's poisoning kids.

    The sanctimonious crowd is ruining the game. Soon because of the mock outrage we'll be watching womens hockey only, as CBC put it, the savior of hockey. Hopefully the NHL changes the pants to skirts while they're at it. If your going to make the NHL a joke you might as well go all the way. At least you politically correct freaks will be satisfied, now the girls could play with the boys. Oh the utopia. Short haired women around the world will rejoice.

    20-40 games for a body check. That's treasonous to the game of hockey.

    It's funny I've never seen a player get a concussion with his head up. It always comes when someone is admiring the great pass they just made. Oh but it's Downies fault that MaComman ignored the advice he's been given daily from the age of 10 and up.

    Soon the NHL will be a glorified non-contact beer league where the 'skilled players' can dipsy doodle around the ice with no fear of being checked, never mind hit. At least scoring will be up to pacify the whiners. Oh the glory of 15-12 kissing contest.
  26. Mr. Smitty from Canada writes: Sorry pundit, I watched your clip a few times, and even with it in slow motion, I couldn't get more than a second out of the timing. Brent Wallace of tsn was the one who said it was 0.6 seconds. Bob Mackenzie reported this: 'our boys back at the shop at TSN looked at it frame by frame and said Downie's feet may have come up slightly before impact but it was not a huge leap by any standards, although Downie's airborne body AFTER the hit certainly created the impression Downie left his feet', so the 2-3 inches doesn't sound quite right. So two out of three, or maybe three out of three. I'm guessing you're a Sens fan, and I'm guessing you don't think the two are comparable because you don't think Neil would intentionally try to hurt another player. I suggest you look that hit up on you tube and try to tell me that Neil was aiming for anything but Drury's head. That's where they're the same - making an effort to get the guy in the head. So in both cases, the player lined a guy up who didn't see them coming, came in around a second after the puck was gone and drilled the ugy in the head. But because Neil's skates were on the ice, but Downies feet 'may have come up slightly before impact', one is dirty but the other is completely clean?
  27. James Harradence from Canada writes: The thread here is slightly amazing. I grew up in a hockey hotbed in SK, so I am not immune to the violent side of the game. Hell, Ken Baumgartner
  28. Matt Castator from writes: This hit reminds me of Wendel Clark vs. Bruce Bell and it seems to me that hit was celebrated. Seems like a double standard to me.
  29. Proud Canadian from Canada writes: Steve Downie and Cam Jansen belong in the same soup pot. Both are idiots. Downie can play hockey, Jansen can not. Downie has to be shown that these hits are a no no and a long suspension (season for me) be tagged on him. Plus a fine. Guys are out trying to earn a living, if some idiot is out there to deprive that person and his family income, then he has to be taken out. And no talking to Downie, thats a proven fact, he has a cement head, green light between his ears, hears nothing, comprehends less. Bettman and troops have to come down hard on this guy. N O W.
  30. R Townsend from Philadelphia, United States writes: Hockey is a contact sport... bottom line. I have watched the hit over and over... I actually think that when he left his feet that slowed him down. If he would have drove him head first in the boards I think he would have killed him. I don't think Downie is going to make the team anyway. I think the first game between the Flyers and the Senators should be interesting. I will have my tickets ready at the Wachovia Center.
    Dean is a great player, I liked him when he played in Philly. I hope he gets better soon. GOOD LUCK DEAN!!!

    If you take the hitting out of the game..Hockey becomes Basketball.. You can't touch them or your called for a foul. Back when real men played hockey without helmets they would have picked him up and skated him over to the bench and tell him to shake it off.
  31. Em Nic from Toronto, writes: The truly disturbing thing about this whole thing is the unwritten code in hockey. Why is 'payback' acceptable? It's really very sick...

    Steve Downie should be suspended for a long time (and I wouldn't weep if he was banned from the NHL altogether), but if the NHL was really serious about cutting down on cheap shots, they could start by making sure that any Ottawa Senator that retaliates next game against the Flyers gets the same level of punishment that Downie gets.
  32. shawn phillips from Toronto, Canada writes: when i first saw the hit its obvious bad enough then hearing about this kids past cross checking his own teammate knocking out his teeth and fighting him twice during a practice because the kid wouldnt run naked on a bus? this downie guy seems to have some serious mental problems and shouldnt be allowed to play in any league again
  33. Donny Lalouche from Vancouver, Canada writes: McAmmond had his head down.

    Against the Flyers - the gooniest team in the league.

    In a preseason game where up and coming goons hope to make their mark.

    Downie's hit was vicious, sure. But what kind of idiot admires a pass behind themselves with vicious thugs on the ice?

    McAmmond should have known better.
  34. Scott Olivenbaum from Commack, United States writes: Oh give me a break, 40 games. Dale Hunter got 20 for nailing Pierre Turgeon in a truly cheap hit. If Downie gets more than 10 I will be very disappointed ...

    www.scottyhockey.com
  35. Jeff Kahn from Delran, United States writes: Donny from Vancouver, the gooniest team in the league, you must be still living in the 70's era. Or are you still crying that the Flyers beat you guys up in the 70's. I'm also surprised that Chris Neil would comment on the hit.
    He must have forgot the hit he put on Chris Drury last season, I don't remember him ever winning the class guy trophy.
  36. Patrick Smith from markham, Canada writes: The easy solution for the NHL would be to simply outlaw any hits to the head (I agree with Jim Smith that hockey is a contact sport); and forbid guys leaving their feet. You still keep checking and physical play but avoid the stupid stuff. And to the earlier query- any coach worth a damn has always taught kids to keep your head up at all times. Might be a good idea to remind today's NHLers of this idea.

    Downie is not going to be suspended for 40 games. Most likely 3-5 games, but a max of 10.
  37. R DT from Burritt's Rapids, Ontario, Canada writes: I am an Ottawa Sens fan who lived in Peterborough and continue to see the Petes often down there. I have watched Downie play for the Petes and for Team Canada and was at the game on Tueday evening. While that hit by Downie on McCammond was as most feel, well beyond the line and fortunate that McCammond was not more seriously injured, it does warrant a significant penalty/suspension. I feel that 40 games is excessive but whatever it ends up being, there must be some madatory program of counselling put in place to accompany it if this young man and the Flyers hope to ever realize his potential. I would like to believe that Downie realizes the true impact of that hit and genuinley regrets it but with his track record it is questionable. He has now had his chance and with a suspension and counselling he should get one more opportunity to make a career in the NHL or some other level of hockey. For those pushing to end his career now is too much in my opinion. But clearly Downie is running out of chances and options and for his sake I hope that he can control himself as he generally did when playing for Team Canada Jrs.

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	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:1502)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:782)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:945)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:782)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.parse(HTMLTemplateParser.java:751)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:476)
	at GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate.generate(HTMLTemplate.java:316)
	at GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate.processRequest(HTMLTemplate.java:222)
	at GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate.doGet(HTMLTemplate.java:137)
	at GIS.Servlets.StoryHTMLTemplate.doGet(StoryHTMLTemplate.java:96)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:126)
	at GIS.Common.Servlet.service(Servlet.java:106)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:103)
	at com.caucho.server.http.FilterChainServlet.doFilter(FilterChainServlet.java:95)
	at com.caucho.server.http.Invocation.service(Invocation.java:291)
	at com.caucho.server.http.CacheInvocation.service(CacheInvocation.java:132)
	at com.caucho.server.http.RunnerRequest.handleRequest(RunnerRequest.java:341)
	at com.caucho.server.http.RunnerRequest.handleConnection(RunnerRequest.java:271)
	at com.caucho.server.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:136)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)

Nested exception: java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.dom.ElementNSImpl cannot be cast to com.caucho.xml.QElement
	at com.caucho.xsl.Generator.getXslLocal(Generator.java:2141)
	at com.caucho.xsl.Generator.generate(Generator.java:294)
	at com.caucho.xsl.AbstractStylesheetFactory.generate(AbstractStylesheetFactory.java:819)
	at com.caucho.xsl.AbstractStylesheetFactory.newTemplates(AbstractStylesheetFactory.java:437)
	at com.caucho.xsl.AbstractStylesheetFactory.newTransformer(AbstractStylesheetFactory.java:312)
	at GIS.Universal.XMLTransformer.transform(XMLTransformer.java:262)
	at GIS.Universal.XMLTransformer.transform(XMLTransformer.java:166)
	at GIS.HTMLComments.HTMLProducers.XSLProducer.generate(XSLProducer.java:85)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:1615)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:782)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.parse(HTMLTemplateParser.java:751)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:476)
	at GIS.Jel.JELSelectProducer.emitChoiceNode(JELSelectProducer.java:48)
	at GIS.Jel.JELSelectOneProducer.generate(JELSelectOneProducer.java:92)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:1502)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:782)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:945)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:782)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.parse(HTMLTemplateParser.java:751)
	at GIS.Common.HTMLTemplateParser.generate(HTMLTemplateParser.java:476)
	at GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate.generate(HTMLTemplate.java:316)
	at GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate.processRequest(HTMLTemplate.java:222)
	at GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate.doGet(HTMLTemplate.java:137)
	at GIS.Servlets.StoryHTMLTemplate.doGet(StoryHTMLTemplate.java:96)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:126)
	at GIS.Common.Servlet.service(Servlet.java:106)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:103)
	at com.caucho.server.http.FilterChainServlet.doFilter(FilterChainServlet.java:95)
	at com.caucho.server.http.Invocation.service(Invocation.java:291)
	at com.caucho.server.http.CacheInvocation.service(CacheInvocation.java:132)
	at com.caucho.server.http.RunnerRequest.handleRequest(RunnerRequest.java:341)
	at com.caucho.server.http.RunnerRequest.handleConnection(RunnerRequest.java:271)
	at com.caucho.server.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:136)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)