Promoting NHL Player Safety Consciousness

I don't always agree with the NHL Department of Player Safety but I appreciate what they're trying to do. I like the explanatory videos the best because it provides transparency, it promotes a universal language when discussing questionable conduct, and it helps spread the culture. So far though, every video that I've seen shows a … Continue reading Promoting NHL Player Safety Consciousness

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Johansson Should Face Suspension

http://youtu.be/PiQq-Px38Q4 Video: SPORTSNETCANADA After losing checking forward Zach Sill earlier this week to a two game suspension for boarding, the Washington Capitals find themselves under the microscope once again. Marcus Johansson laid an open ice hit to the head of Islanders defenceman Thomas Hickey yesterday and will face the NHL Department Of Player Safety in … Continue reading Johansson Should Face Suspension

Department of Player Safety Promotes Needless Hits

With a crusade on head shots being all the rage, it seemed likely that Dallas Stars defenceman Jason Demers would receive some form of extra discipline for his needless hit on New York Islander player Cal Clutterbuck on Sunday that earned him a five minute boarding major and an automatic game misconduct (see bonehead decision … Continue reading Department of Player Safety Promotes Needless Hits

Finland Crowd Doing Their Part At World Juniors

Watching the semi final game between Sweden and Finland at this year's World Junior Hockey Championships, I was quite impressed by the Finnish crowd. They've been extremely helpful in rallying their team when they've needed a boost, and what's been the most entertaining is the overall commitment to putting the fear into Sweden for even … Continue reading Finland Crowd Doing Their Part At World Juniors

Bonehead Decisions Earns Demers 5 and a Game; Hopefully More

  VIDEO: 647 hockeyvids Dallas Stars defenceman Jason Demers found himself ejected from a 6-5 loss against the New York Islanders on Sunday. In the second period, Islander Cal Clutterbuck was leaned awkwardly against the boards after trying to dump the puck in the corner. Demers skated toward him, left another Islander who he was … Continue reading Bonehead Decisions Earns Demers 5 and a Game; Hopefully More

Nazem Kadri Hits Michael Stone In The Shoulder With His Head

Arizona Coyote Michael Stone was the latest casualty of the impossible hit to the head guidelines enforced by the NHL. In the first period of a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Stone found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. As Toronto's Nazem Kadri was skating around the net somebody blew on … Continue reading Nazem Kadri Hits Michael Stone In The Shoulder With His Head

James Neal Catches Mark Giordano Playing Minor Hockey

I http://youtu.be/a3KOizWKsC4   James Neal may be having a conversation with the NHL Department of Player Safety after Mark Giordano hit him in the shoulder with his head. The bottom line remains that when you have the puck you should expect to be hit. Especially if you do a cute between the legs move with your head … Continue reading James Neal Catches Mark Giordano Playing Minor Hockey

Radko Gubas: Baffling No Call On Suspension Worthy Elbow

  http://youtu.be/kjuHUBJu6_0 In a Tuesday game between the Ottawa Senators and the Philadelphia Flyers, Senator Mika Zibanejad got the puck in the slot immediately after an offensive zone face off. He was almost as immediately tagged with a flying forearm from Radko Gudas. The entire point of contact was the head, and down for the … Continue reading Radko Gubas: Baffling No Call On Suspension Worthy Elbow