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?
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
New York Rangers forward Andrew Desjardins was suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey's Miles Wood on Saturday. The NHL's Department of Player Safety released this video explanation of the suspension. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/912465276322631680 The entire case against Desjardins is that he took an angle of approach that targeted the head. The … Continue reading Desjardins Suspension is Harsh
With Ottawa's Tommy Wingels delivering a violent forearm to the head of Pittsburgh's Scott Wilson with less than 15 seconds left in game 5, the NHL's Department of Player Safety finally has an out. The time of the incident and the score are absolutely vital to the case for suspension, and it all boils down … Continue reading Wingels Must Be Suspended
Nazem Kadri. I don't like him. I don't respect him. But I can't falsely accuse him. His hit on Alexander Ovechkin in Game 5 of the first round series between Washington and Toronto raised some eyebows and, in some cases, some pitchforks, as a hostile social media weighed in on the legality of the play. … Continue reading Kadri Is Innocent
Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins took a massive hit on Tuesday night from Rasmus Ristolainen of the Buffalo Sabres. The collision occurred at 8:46 of the first period. Guentzel was bloodied and clearly shaken, and has since been diagnosed with a concussion. https://youtu.be/SZro0XoEL9k Video: SPORTSNETCANADA This is just the latest episode in the NHL's … Continue reading Will Ristolainen Be Suspended?
Newly acquired Washington Captial Kevin Shattenkirk has been suspended two games for charging against Los Angeles defenceman Kevin Gravel. Shattenkirk literally launched himself into Gravel, cathching him square in the face with a flying shoulder block. I have no idea what he was thinking. https://youtu.be/IJI2l7k6AqI Video: SPORTSNETCANADA I thought two games was lenient considering the … Continue reading Shattenkirk Hit in a League of it’s Own