NHL Department Of Player Safety Thinks Weber Hit Is Safe

On December 28th in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal defenceman Shea Weber hit Vladislav Namestnikov with a thunderous impact that propelled the Lightning forward dangerously into the boards. Weber was neither assessed a boarding penalty (or a penalty of any kind) by the on ice officials, nor disciplined by the NHL Department … Continue reading NHL Department Of Player Safety Thinks Weber Hit Is Safe

Hall Should Not Be Suspended For Hit On Larsen

Hours after I announced a break for Christmas Taylor Hall had to go and   obliterate Vancouver's Philip Larsen. After seeing some of the fan reaction I really wanted to weigh in. Canucks fans must be pulling their hair out right now praying for a different ending than the Nazem Kadri saga(Kadri Avoids Suspension For … Continue reading Hall Should Not Be Suspended For Hit On Larsen

Clutterbuck Nails Williams “Accidentally On Purpose”

Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders should be getting a call from the NHL Department Of Player Safety for his collision with feisty Washington Capital Justin Williams. Williams made a touch pass in the neutral zone and glided on, watching the puck for a few seconds. When he finally turned his head, it connected … Continue reading Clutterbuck Nails Williams “Accidentally On Purpose”

Two Bad Hits In Leafs/Habs Game

Friday night's instalment of the Leafs/Canadiens rivalry featured the usual series of dangerous hits. But were any of them over the line? https://youtu.be/lI-nCPKhjCU Video: SPORTSNETCANADA The first hit under scrutiny was delivered by Toronto's Matt Martin to Canadien Nathan Beaulieu. Beaulieu picked up a pass from Carey Price in the corner and was always facing … Continue reading Two Bad Hits In Leafs/Habs Game

DumoulinWith Dangerous across Check on Foligno

Brian Dumoulin picked up two minutes for cross checking on Marcus Foligno in a game in Buffalo tonight. Foligno had both hands on his stick, braced to pick up the puck just a couple of feet from the boards. Dumo was very close behind with his stick across Foligno's hips. For some reason, he decided … Continue reading DumoulinWith Dangerous across Check on Foligno

Dekeyser Should Face Discipline For Boarding Wilson

Detroit's Danny Dekeyser will likely find himself under the microscope after taking a boarding penalty in the first period of Friday's game in Washington. Tom Wilson was sent heavily into the boards by Dekeyser with a cross check to the back. https://youtu.be/3mc6gi2kfUk Video: SPORTSNETCANADA While this type of cross check happens all the time, mostly … Continue reading Dekeyser Should Face Discipline For Boarding Wilson

Ott Not Suspended For Hit On Paquette

Steve Ott threw a solid hit on Cedric Paquette Tuesday night. Ott didn't get a penalty for that but did have to fight Tampa's Brian Boyle, who immediately took exception and figured the extra two for instigating was worth sending the message. The NHL's Department of Player Safety didn't see enough for a hearing and, … Continue reading Ott Not Suspended For Hit On Paquette

Williams Slams Malkin, Life Goes On

It seems the Pittsburgh Penguins irritated Washington Capitals fans in more ways than one during their 3-2 OT win in the first meeting of the season between the two divisional rivals. Not only was it a game the Caps could have won. By the time OT rolled around it was a game the Caps probably … Continue reading Williams Slams Malkin, Life Goes On

Another Head Shot Slides Under NHL Radar

Jacob Trouba provided us with what to me is a blatant example of what NOT to do when he pummelled Colorado's Matt Duchene. Duchene got the puck at the top of the circle and started toward the net, heading straight at Trouba. Trouba couldn't get an angle to defend from so he decided immediately to … Continue reading Another Head Shot Slides Under NHL Radar

Kadri Avoids Suspension For Charge

Last night I talked about how shooters in the slot area should expect to be hit and need to be more proactive in protecting themselves (Anderson Rewarded With Goal Against Montreal). Literally within the hour Toronto's Nazem Kadri took a 5 minute charge on Daniel Sedin, hitting the Canucks co-franchise player just as he sniped … Continue reading Kadri Avoids Suspension For Charge