A Closer Look at Kronwall’s Hit

A Closer Look at Kronwall’s Hit

The Detroit Red Wings lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Monday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first round playoff matchup. While that is a big enough story […]

Craig Smith might be playing on the third line, but his offensive potential makes him a very interesting fantasy option. (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Craig Smith Fined $5k For Vicious Slash to Jerry D’Amigo’s Face

Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith was fined $5,000 by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Sunday after high-sticking Buffalo Sabres forward Jerry D’Amigo in the face the night before. […]

What will it take for Nazem Kadri to stick with the Maple Leafs? (bridgetds, Flickr)

Nazem Kadri: Hard Worker or Reckless Player?

There’s no arguing that the 2014-15 season has been a dismal one for the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Wednesday, it became apparent that the team would be hit with yet […]

Dmitry Kulikov could be a good depth option for fantasy managers if he keeps up his current level of play. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Tape2Tape: Kulikov Suspension Raises Age Old Question

Four games. That’s the length of the suspension handed down by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety to Florida Panthers defenceman Dmitry Kulikov for his hit on Tyler Seguin. The […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · News, Suspensions
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Should the Kings Get Cap Relief During Voynov’s Suspension?

It’s one thing for an alleged incident of domestic violence to thrust one’s playing status into limbo. It is another one still when the resulting uncertainty all but freezes an […]

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Volchenkov Deserved 4 Game Suspension

The Department of NHL Player Safety announced Nashville Predators defenseman Anton Volchenkov will be suspended four games for “an illegal check to the head” of Calgary Flames winger Michael Ferland […]

by · November 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Nashville Predators, Suspensions
James Neal has become a major component of the Pens' prolific attack. (Icon SMI)

The NHL Encourages Diving

Diving was one of the biggest hot button topics during the 2013-14 NHL playoffs. It started early with a number of incidents in the first round, and continued to be […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 5 comments · News, Suspensions
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Has the NHL Dropped the Ball on Player Safety?

When the NHL named Brendan Shanahan to replace Colin Campbell as the league’s chief disciplinarian on June 1, 2011, it marked a major departure from business as usual. After spending […]

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Why You Should Defend Matt Cooke

Matt Cooke has an ugly history, but don’t we all? Cooke was recently suspended seven games for this hit on Tyson Barrie… Was it a penalty? Absolutely. Was it dirty? […]

by · April 25, 2014 · 12 comments · Suspensions
A Letter to NHL Fanboys & Homers

A Letter to NHL Fanboys & Homers

Your team isn’t special.  They are not the greatest thing since sliced bread.  They are not a group of angels that have never made a dirty play in their careers. […]

by · April 23, 2014 · 4 comments · News, Suspensions
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The Future of Suspensions: Implementing By-Law 17

The 2013-2014 NHL season, just as the seasons before it, has included its fair share of suspensions. This season has racked up 24 total suspensions thus far, adding up to […]

by · January 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Suspensions
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Dustin Brown and the ‘Crazy Eight’ Charge

Per the criteria cited on NHL.com, the NHL’s Foundation Award is given annually to the NHL player who “who applies the core values of (ice) hockey — commitment, perseverance and […]