Post Tagged with: "James Neal"

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Hockey News: Injured Penguins; Playoff Races

Rest might help an underachieving hockey team. Playing better might help even more. [Pensburgh] James Neal doesn’t want a reputation as a dirty player. Stopping with the cheap shots would […]

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

Making Sense of James Neal and How He Has Become One of the Dirtiest Players in the NHL

There comes a point when enough is enough.  Sometimes when a line gets repeatedly crossed, somebody has to step up and take a stand. James Neal is a 26-year-old superstar who […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 8 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Hockey News: Leafs Free-Fall; Stajan Tribute

There are always those fans who take hockey way too seriously. Chill out, guys. [The Leafs Nation] What has happened to the seemingly playoff-bound Maple Leafs? [Toronto Star] A nice […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
James Neal suffered a broken foot on Saturday against New Jersey (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

James Neal: Dirty Hits and Disrespect

Why does James Neal continue to show no respect or regard for his fellow players’ safety? Because the league lets him get away with it.

by · March 24, 2014 · 5 comments · Player Profiles
Paul Martin's return improves the Penguins' breakout (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Do Injuries Justify a Playoff Excuse for the Penguins?

Should the Pittsburgh Penguins be given a playoff excuse? Should an early exit be expected from the team? The Penguins failed to accomplish their goal in each of the last four seasons — winning […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Kunitz is pointless in his last six games. His longest such streak of the season. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Crosby, Kunitz Selected for Team Canada; Neal, Fleury Left Out

The rumblings began back in the summer when Hockey Canada named their invitees for orientation camp. Chris Kunitz selected for orientation camp? Was it because of Sidney Crosby? Why should […]

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

James Neal: The Best Left Wing Playing Guaranteed

James Neal is the best left wing playing in the league. He’s the newest forward to hit elite sniper status in the NHL with 14 goals in 21 games this […]

by · December 31, 2013 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Kunitz is pointless in his last six games. His longest such streak of the season. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Evaluating the Pittsburgh Penguins at Midseason

At the halfway mark of the season, things are looking good for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team is 29-11-1 (59 pts.) and sitting in first place in the Metropolitan Division […]

by · December 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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 […]

Fantasy Hockey Three Edicts: Hockey Gods Pissed!

Fantasy Hockey Three Edicts: Hockey Gods Pissed!

All anyone can expect these days in the NHL is a ton of crazy. The last few weeks have brought such an increase in injuries that the new injury list topped 140 […]

by · December 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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 […]