Crosby Hits Holtby in Head

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby made contact with Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby in Wednesday's regular season matchup between the two long standing rivals. Crosby ran into Holtby in the Trapezoid behind the Washington net while Holtby was in the process of a clearing attempt. To me this was an obvious penalty, which wasn't called. … Continue reading Crosby Hits Holtby in Head

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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

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

VandeVelde To Have Hearing For Elbow On Toews

Another Philadelphia Flyers player has a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday. Chris VandeVelde laid a ridiculous elbow to the jaw of Chicago legend Jonathan Toews. The incident happened with the score tied 1-1 very late in the first period of Wednesday's game. http://youtu.be/4iXmb3xs5aw Video: SPORTSNETCANADA There's really nothing to argue … Continue reading VandeVelde To Have Hearing For Elbow On Toews

Should Ryan Reaves Be Suspended For Hit On Garnet Hathaway?

Ryan Reaves has made a name for himself around the NHL as a punishing hitter you always have to be aware of. With a recent string of so many big hits in a short span, it's come time to give some sort of character judgement in order to assess whether his enthusiasm for hitting should … Continue reading Should Ryan Reaves Be Suspended For Hit On Garnet Hathaway?

Rinaldo Gets 5 Game Suspension

Zac Rinaldo of the Boston Bruins was given a 5 game suspension for his hit on Cedric Paquette of the Tampa Bay Lightning in what appears to be an endless cycle of grease or be greased. http://youtu.be/szYrD23KMAo Video: Eric Burton Some might say he just mistimed it and if Paquette had just been going a … Continue reading Rinaldo Gets 5 Game Suspension

Some Thoughts On The Paul Maurice Ejection

On February 18, Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice was ejected from a game in Tampa Bay against the lightning after hurling minutes of profanity laced verbal abuse at the officials.  The brunt of the more colourful language started after a sequence of two hits by Tampa Bay's Anton Stralman within a few seconds of … Continue reading Some Thoughts On The Paul Maurice Ejection

Reaves To Have Hearing For Hit On Tennyson

http://youtu.be/lXbGImeqevw?list=PL9HZergRPkB8xLU4mjIxqc08hr2lolU3r Video: 1/3 jessie johnson A scary incident from last night saw Ryan Reaves of the St. Louis Blues paste San Jose Sharks Matt Tennyson to the end glass head first. Tennyson was knocked unconscious, and then hit his head on the ice to boot. He did not return to the game. Reaves got a … Continue reading Reaves To Have Hearing For Hit On Tennyson

Radko Gudas – Department Of Player Safety Misses The Boat Again

Video: SPORTSNETCANADA   Radko Gudas was featured on Tough Call less than a week ago for throwing a highly questionable hit to the head on Daniel Catenacci of the Buffalo Sabres. Read - Is the League Sending The Wrong Message? Gudas was issued a charging penalty, and there was no further discipline from the league. Thanks … Continue reading Radko Gudas – Department Of Player Safety Misses The Boat Again