Former Rangers and Devils winger Brendan Shanahan is taking his role as NHL’s head dsciplinarian very seriously.
Had Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure became Rangers in the their prime, it would have significantly changed the Blueshirts’ fortunes during a dark period.
Neil Keefe was ecstatic when Brendan Shanahan took over for Colin Campbell, but he didn’t know Shanahan was going to become Campbell with his inconsistent decisions.
Too bad HBO’s “24/7″ cameras were packed up. Rangers coach John Tortorella had one final Winter Classic sound bite: An apology.
The heated affair between the Rangers and Flyers is just a preview to a feud that will continue between the Atlantic Division contenders all season. Expect fireworks when the two meet at MSG on November 26th.
Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds won’t spend time in the NHL’s penalty box. The league Tuesday night they don’t have conclusive evidence he directed a homophobic slur at Rangers agitator Sean Avery.
The NHL’s failure to suspend Marian Gaborik following his vicious hit that sent the Islanders’ Frans Nielsen into momentary darkness last week screams of the league’s clear lack of a stance on hits from behind.
Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski was suspended Tuesday by the NHL for two games because of an obscene gesture he made toward Sean Avery during a game.
For the first time, a lateral or blindside hit on an opponent in which the head is targeted or is the main area of impact will not only be subject to supplemental discipline, but a major penalty and ejection from the game.