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
Sidney Crosby gets away with everything. The league is so in love with him they clearly turn a blind eye to it all so as not to tarnish the reputation of the golden child. Hell, he actually wears gold on his uniform because obviously the league rigged the draft lottery to keep him away from the … Continue reading Crosby Gets Away With Another One
Boston's Colin Miller lowered the boom on Arizona's Coyote Alexander Burmistov Tuesday night. The standard next line is "the NHL's Department Of Player Safety should be in touch with Miller soon". https://youtu.be/pw4Rgdoe-JI Video: SPORTSNETCANADA Why????? Because he left on a stretcher? Because there was a skirmish after? Does that prove it must have been dirty??? If … Continue reading Miller Throws Hit; World Implodes
Brandon Manning of the Philadelphia Flyers got himself noticed during the Stadium Series outdoor game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. He threw a solid hit on Jake Guentzel, who was without the puck, which should have been interference and wasn't called. Some are asking for further discipline, and according to Darren Dreger the NHL … Continue reading Brandon Manning Throws Questionable Hit On Guentzel
Nazem Kadri is slowly building a reputation. Whether it's a good or bad one is open to interpretation, but he's consistent with one thing that keeps me in business: questionable hits. The latest incident comes from a recent game against the Winnipeg Jets. Kadri had scored the tying goal at 4:08 of a tight checking … Continue reading Kadri Avoids Discipline For High Hit…Again
With Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets getting a two game suspension for his high hit to the head of Mark Stone on Sunday, the question on everyone's mind isn't why he got the suspension but rather how Evgeni Malkin didn't get a suspension for his own high hit to the head of Winnipeg's Blake … Continue reading Malkin Deserved Suspension; Trouba Deserved More
Detroit Red Wing Gus Nyquist is on the hot seat for his high stick to Jared Spurgeon Sunday night in Minnesota. After being cross checked in the back, Nyquist got up, turned around, and jabbed Spurgeon with a violent blow right under the visor. https://youtu.be/XnyFPhjAV_E Video: Jasm Sports Network I don't care that Spurgeon was … Continue reading Should Nyquist Be Made An Example?