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. […]

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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 […]

Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

NHL’s Disciplinary Team Nothing More Than a Bad Knock-Knock Joke

Knock, knock? Who’s there? Brendan Shanahan, Gary Bettman, and the rest of the NHL executives who hand out suspensions and fines in the name of player safety. Sounds like the […]

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Bruins Fans, Your Logic is Flawed

The league finally made a decision on Shawn Thornton and his abhorrent attack on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. Brendan Shanahan has decided to suspend the Bruins toughman for 15 […]

by · December 16, 2013 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins, Suspensions
Lars Eller - Aftermath of the  Gryba hit. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

The NHL’s Suspension System Is Broken

The NHL’s discipline system has been an abject failure with respect to intentional hits or blows to the head and their consequent punishment. I’ll be frank: Suspension lengths are far […]

by · December 11, 2013 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, Suspensions
Shawn Thornton (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Settling the Debate: Thornton Hit Worse Than Neal Knee

The Shawn Thornton hit was much worse than the James Neal knee to Brad Marchand’s head. There isn’t a debate here people. Just because you love to bash the Pittsburgh […]

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Throw the Book at Shawn Thornton

Shawn Thornton has always been a passionate player and an intense one. He’s that kind of player that will defend his teammates at any cost. After last night’s game against […]

Pittsburgh Penguins' Forward James Neal is having the best season of any left-wing in the league. (Photo By Andy Martin Jr)

Was James Neal Kneeing Marchand Intentional?

Was James Neal kneeing Brad Marchand’s head intentional? Was it revenge? The debate continued all night following the dramatic regular season finale between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins. Anytime […]

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

Video: Nazem Kadri’s Elbow on Backstrom

You can bet that the Toronto Maple Leafs won’t be seeing Nazem Kadri for a few games. It’s odd that Kadri’s ludicrous elbow to the head of Wild goaltender Nicklas […]

by · November 14, 2013 · 1 comment · Suspensions, Toronto Maple Leafs
Breaking Down the Maxim Lapierre Hit

Breaking Down the Maxim Lapierre Hit

Tuesday proved to be a costly night for both the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks. For the Blues, their perfect record was wiped away after a disastrous 6-2 […]

The extent of Phil Kessel's discomfort during Wednesday's practice remains to be seen (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

Phil Kessel and the NHL’s Problem with Suspensions

The fallout from the Buffalo Sabres-Toronto Maple Leafs brawl is starting to happen as the league handed down fines and suspensions. David Clarkson received a ten game ban for leaving […]