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Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan speaks with the media prior to the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall Of Fame on November 14, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brendan Shanahan Is Still Carving His NHL Legacy

Former Rangers and Devils winger Brendan Shanahan is taking his role as NHL’s head dsciplinarian very seriously.

11/11/2013

Ottawa's Chris Neil is attended to by a trainer after being hit into the boards hard on a check against the Boston Bruins, at Scotiabank Place, on March 11, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett: For Starters, NHL Should Hand Out 10-Game Bans For Headshots

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.

10/10/2013

Brendan Shanhan of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Scott Niedermayer of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Niedermayer, Shanahan Lead 2013 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

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.

07/09/2013

Anton Volchenkov (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Defenseman Anton Volchenkov Suspended 4 Games For Elbowing Head

Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov was suspended for four games by the NHL for elbowing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand in the head.

04/11/2013

Steve Sullivan (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

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.

04/09/2013

Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres gets a penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct as he hits Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers into the boards. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Suspends Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta 5 Games For Hit On Brad Richards

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.

03/05/2013

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Fuming Following Patrick Kaleta’s Devastating Hit On Brad Richards

“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.”

03/04/2013

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Islanders’ McDonald Suspended 2 Games For ‘Reckless’ Hit

Under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, McDonald will lose $7,567.56 in salary.

01/30/2013

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: NHL Fans Want Owners, Players To Fix Mess

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.

09/12/2012

Mats Sundin #13 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates in a NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on February 15, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Maples Leafs defeated the Flyers 4-2. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

Four Inducted Into Hockey Hall Of Fame

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.

06/26/2012

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Zubrus, Devils Ready To Finish Off Giroux-less Flyers

The Devils hope Claude Giroux has already played his last game of the season.

05/08/2012

Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils is hit by Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on May 6, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Flyers 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Claude Giroux Suspended One Game For Hit On Dainius Zurbus

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.

05/07/2012

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Keefe To The City: Rangers-Senators Game 7 Chat With Brian Monzo

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.

WFAN–04/25/2012

Brian Boyle gets up off the ice after being hit by Chris Neil Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Neil Finished The Job On Boyle

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.

WFAN–04/22/2012

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Hartnett: NHL Authorities Must Save Hockey’s Damaged Soul

Gone are the days when NHL players could adequately police themselves. The game I love has now given way to ugly, vigilante justice.

WFAN–04/18/2012

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