Radko Gudas. He just belongs on the Flyers doesn't he? The Broad Street Bully was evicted from Thursday's game for attempted guillotine on Jets forward Mathieu Perreault. https://twitter.com/toughcallblog/status/931343009626632198 I can see how this happened. Gudas is in a battle with Perreault, who's willingly leaning on Gudas with his own stick. Perreault gets a little overzealous … Continue reading Gudas Strikes Perreault With Stick
Detroit Red Wings player Luke Witkowski got a 10 game suspension under NHL Rule 70.6 for his involvement in a brawl between The Red Wings and Calgary Flames. The scrum was largely fueled by Witkowski's decision to come back onto the ice after being escorted out of the game by a linesman. The 10 games … Continue reading Did Witkowski Deserve 10 Games?
Dallas Stars forward Martin Hanzal erased Nashville Predators defencemen Yannik Weber from the game Thursday night with an open ice check to the head. The play happened in the first period when Weber was racing for the puck through the neutral zone while trying to fight off the pursuit of Dallas forward Devin Shore. The … Continue reading Hanzal Hit On Weber: Was it Clean?
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby made contact with Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby in Wednesday's regular season matchup between the two long standing rivals. Crosby ran into Holtby in the Trapezoid behind the Washington net while Holtby was in the process of a clearing attempt. To me this was an obvious penalty, which wasn't called. … Continue reading Crosby Hits Holtby in Head
Robert Bortuzzo of the St. Louis Blues was fined $3091.40 for his cross check to the back of New York Islander Brock Nelson. Like in most of the safety incidents from the NHL, reaction to the punishment dished out by the NHL Department of player Safety falls into three main categories: It’s too little, it’s … Continue reading Bortuzzo Fined Maximum For Cross Checking
The NHL's Department of Player Safety has suspended Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals four games for his boarding major against Sam Blais of the St. Louis Blues Sunday afternoon. This is Wilson's second suspension in the same pre-season. He was suspended two games already for an interference penalty just 10 days ago, also against … Continue reading Tom Wilson Gets Four Game Suspension
It's being reported that high profile free agent Jaromir Jagr has finally found an NHL home, agreeing to terms with the Calgary Flames. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/914869141416398850 The Flames had a great season last year with a legitimate chance to win almost every night, and made a return to the playoffs. Getting swept in the first round seems to have ignited a fire … Continue reading Jagr Headed To Calgary Flames
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was at it again in St. Louis on Sunday when he took a boarding major against the Blues Sam Blais. The hit is being reviewed by the Department of Player Safety and comes just a week after Wilson received a two game suspension for an interference penalty, also against St. Louis. As such, … Continue reading Tom Wilson Faces Suspension Possibility For Boarding Major
Hey everyone! Just letting you know there's a podcast I like called Ridin' Pine. It's something I think a lot of you would find entertaining. They talk hockey of course. They also talk craft beer and dig deep into the weekly betting numbers. They were kind enough to have me on as a guest last … Continue reading Predictions 2017-18
The NHL is making some good moves to eliminate some of the most attention grabbing problems of the previous season. This week, they confirmed the latest of at least four major rule changes heading into 2017-18. Players are already not allowed to change following an icing which means sometimes very tired players are stuck on the ice, allowing … Continue reading NHL Teams Will be Penalized for Unsuccessful Coach’s Challenges