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Cogliano to Blame For Suspension

Anaheim Duck Andrew Cogliano played 830 consecutive NHL games, the 4th all time longest unbroken stretch of all time. unfortunately, for games 831 and 832 he found himself in the unfamiliar territory of the press box and many are not happy about it. Cogliano had his iron man streak stripped away by the NHL’s Department … Continue reading Cogliano to Blame For Suspension

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Brown Fined for Crosschecking

  The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has confounded us many times in the past, but the decision to not suspend Dustin Brown will end up being the biggest mistake the League has made this decade. A cross check by Brown of the Los Angeles Kings to Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Justin Schultz did earn him … Continue reading Brown Fined for Crosschecking

Historical Tough Call: Detroit Off-The-Mesh Goal

On January 18, 2014, the Detroit Red Wings got one of the luckiest home bounces in history. Down 2-1 to the Los Angeles Kings with 30 seconds left in the game, Red Wing defenseman Niklas Kronwall had a shot blocked by King Jared Stoll and the puck deflected way up into the mesh behind the … Continue reading Historical Tough Call: Detroit Off-The-Mesh Goal

Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Roster: Deal With It

The Canadian Olympic men’s hockey roster has been named and  I can’t believe the reaction to the names! Here’s a video of my favorite responses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR-bsTkkXVY&sns=em   Video: jackstraw1021 It’s almost as if people forgot there weren’t going to magically be household names. Think about how many players actually currently play in the National Hockey … Continue reading Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Roster: Deal With It

Savard Fined For Slashing

David Savard of the Columbus Blue Jackets is the the latest NHLer to be fined for slashing this season. Yet even with the crackdown on slashes, the difference between a dangerous needless slash and a routine slash gone wrong is as murky as ever. Savard and Florida Panther Vincent Trochek were part of a puck … Continue reading Savard Fined For Slashing

Historical Tough Call: The Ciccarelli Slash

On January 6, 1988, Minnesota North Stars sniper Dino Ciccarelli decided he’d had enough of the Toronto Maple Leafs. After skating with the puck offside into the Leafs zone, Toronto defenseman Luke Richardson dared to shove Dino with a cross check. Dino was done taking numbers. He squared up and swung his stick like he … Continue reading Historical Tough Call: The Ciccarelli Slash

Rinaldo Sucker Punch Earns Hearing

Arizona’s Zac Rinaldo caught the attention of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this weekend. Rinaldo threw a clean check on Nathan MacKinnon in open ice which appeared to injure the Avalanche star. This prompted Colorado’s Samuel Girard to go at Rinaldo and deliver a light cross check. Rinaldo wasted no time popping Girard with … Continue reading Rinaldo Sucker Punch Earns Hearing

All Time NHL Teams: Arizona Coyotes

In this special 30 week series I'll speculate on the greatest line combination in the history of each NHL franchise in alphabetical order... Franchise: Arizona Coyotes This includes players from the original Winnipeg Jets era. The way things are going in Arizona I wonder if I'll ever need to update this list. Here's my all time … Continue reading All Time NHL Teams: Arizona Coyotes

Abdelkader Slashes Mayfield, Gets Fined For Spearing

Justin Abdelkader of the Detroit Red Wings has been fined $5,000.00 for spearing, adding him to the inappropriately long line of players fined for the same offence. It's wrong these players continue to only get fines for major penalties and it's wrong that because they only get fines, these players continue to commit them. That … Continue reading Abdelkader Slashes Mayfield, Gets Fined For Spearing

All Time NHL Teams: Anaheim Ducks

In this special 30 week series I'll speculate on the greatest line combination in the history of each NHL franchise in alphabetical order...   Franchise: Anaheim Ducks With the NHL, even a franchise as young as Anaheim had some fantastic players. Here's my all-time Anaheim lineup. Goalie: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2000-2010) Defence: Scott Niedermayer (2005-2010) Defence: Ruslan Salei (1997-2006) Left … Continue reading All Time NHL Teams: Anaheim Ducks