Former Rangers and Devils winger Brendan Shanahan is taking his role as NHL’s head dsciplinarian very seriously.
While medical science has progressed, true progress has yet to be made by the league regarding headshots. Players are still targeting the heads of fellow professionals, and are only receiving small bans for their actions.
Three players are entering the Hall of Fame in 2013. Long-time defensemen Scott Niedermayer and Chris Chelios were elected along with forward Brendan Shanahan.
Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov was suspended for four games by the NHL for elbowing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand in the head.
The New Jersey Devils are on the outside looking in at a playoff spot thanks to a seven-game winless streak (0-3-4) that has left them two points behind both the Rangers and Islanders for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Sabres forward shoved Rangers center Brad Richards from behind and into the boards on Sunday night. Richards did, however, take part in New York’s morning skate on Tuesday morning.
“No need for it,” Richards said of the hit after New York’s 3-2 shootout win. “That’s not a hit that was ever in the game, I don’t think. That’s a little different than (a) headshot. That’s just stupidity.”
Under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, McDonald will lose $7,567.56 in salary.
Let’s fast-forward from my mid-80s, NHL-crazed days at Binghamton: The NHL might be canceling its season for a second time in less than ten years. And hardly anyone cares.
Twelve-time All-Star Joe Sakic was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday in his first year of eligibility, joining Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates as the newest class of inductees.
The Devils hope Claude Giroux has already played his last game of the season.
The NHL has suspended the Flyers’ Claude Giroux for one game following a hit on the New Jersey Devils Dainius Zubrus in Sunday’s game.
Neil Keefe is joined by Brian Monzo to talk about the Rangers’ Game 6 win over the Senators and what to expect in Game 7 on Thursday night.
While Chris Neil isn’t deserving of a 25-game ban for his head-shot on Brian Boyle, it’s clear that he and his Senators teammates have targeted Boyle all series.
Gone are the days when NHL players could adequately police themselves. The game I love has now given way to ugly, vigilante justice.