Kadri Suspension Huge Step for Department of Player Safety

Nazem Kadri was handed a three game suspension by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his disgrace to the sport hit on Boston’s Tommy Wingels. I for one couldn’t be happier, and I have four reasons for that. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/984943034726051840 1)I thought Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings being suspended one game for his … Continue reading Kadri Suspension Huge Step for Department of Player Safety

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Would A Stanley Cup Change Anything For Alexander Ovechkin?

Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals clinched a third straight Metropolitan Division title with a 3-1 win over their playoff nemesis, the Pittsburgh Penguins. With that, the Great Eight debate: 1000 games and 603 goals later, if he never wins a Stanley Cup, does anything else matter? The short answer is yes, of course it matters. … Continue reading Would A Stanley Cup Change Anything For Alexander Ovechkin?

Dustin Brown Suspended One Game For Kneeing

Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings has been suspended one game for kneeing Tampa Bay’s Michail Sergachev, and the suspension couldn’t be more puzzling to me. Don’t get me wrong. I’m definitely fine with the suspension. On the other hand, this seemed like kind of a standard crime that usually goes relatively unpunished. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wPOZe0E8NPgContinue reading Dustin Brown Suspended One Game For Kneeing

Burrows 10 Game Suspension Isn’t Harsh

Alex Burrows of the Ottawa Senators will miss 10 games for his extreme overreaction to a check from Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/961406981243396096 There's so many important things to take away from this incident it's hard to know where to start. There's the opinion points that always seem to come into play when we talk … Continue reading Burrows 10 Game Suspension Isn’t Harsh

Goaltender Interference Problems Persist

Since the All Star break, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has asked officials to be less picky about goaltender interference calls. Reviews were getting out of hand and it was decided to stop looking for reasons to disallow goals and only change the call on the ice for something truly egregious. With the extra attention now … Continue reading Goaltender Interference Problems Persist

Larsson Suspended Two Games for Cross Checking

Buffalo’s Johann Larsson is going to play two less career NHL games after being suspended this week for a cross check to Florida’s Vincent Trochek. He was a little overzealous in his defence of a team mate. He could have targeted any part of the body. Instead he pounced on Trochek well away from the … Continue reading Larsson Suspended Two Games for Cross Checking

Oshie Fined; Respectful Sour Grapes

T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals has been fined $5,000.00, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for cross checking Kris Letang in the neck. He had a lot to say about it: https://twitter.com/tariknbcs/status/959844728614342656 I think for saying the negative things he said regarding the Department of Player Safety and the decisions they’ve made, he couldn’t … Continue reading Oshie Fined; Respectful Sour Grapes

Simmonds Stands Up for Gostisbehere

Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers is a highly skilled NHL tough guy who doesn’t just get involved in the rough stuff for no reason. Especially with less than 15 seconds left and his team down by a goal. On Saturday afternoon, even though his team was down 3-2 with 8.2 seconds left on the … Continue reading Simmonds Stands Up for Gostisbehere

Gudas Unfairly Ridiculed For Hit On Palmieri

Radko Gudas of the Philadelphia Flyers has gotten under the skin of hockey fans everywhere....again. He collided with steamrolled New Jersey Devil Kyle Palmieri just over midway through the first period of a Flyers 4-3 loss Thursday night. Gudas was given two minutes for interference but that doesn’t seem to have satisfied the people of … Continue reading Gudas Unfairly Ridiculed For Hit On Palmieri

Hall Fined For Boarding

Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils was spared a suspension for his boarding penalty to Kyle Okposo of the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/958750013299023872 Based on the Department of Player Safety's habit of issuing meager one or two game suspensions for significantly dangerous plays, it comes as no surprise Hall was only fined in … Continue reading Hall Fined For Boarding