This article from espn.com states members of the U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey Team will boycott the upcoming World Championships beginning at the end of this month and being hosted in Michigan. The article contains an original statement from the players, and then expands on the following ensuing statements by both the players and USA … Continue reading US Women’s Hockey Players to Boycott Worlds
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
Gus Nyquist has been suspended indefinitely for a high stick to Jared Spurgeon pending an over the phone hearing(see Should Nyquist Be Made An Example?) He decided to waive the option of an in person hearing originally offered almost immediately by the NHL's Department of Player Safety. https://youtu.be/xRu-AppKGqA Video: SPORTSNETCANADA Many are expecting a long … Continue reading Nyquist and Price: Two Peas in A Pod?
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?
The National Hockey League is filled with players who regularly represent themselves and the game of hockey with complete humility and class off the ice. On Tuesday night, the NHL also had at least two examples of class and respect on the ice. Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf watched from the bench as Ducks teammate Logan … Continue reading Getzlaf, Mantha Examples Of All Class In NHL