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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)

Silverman: Brutality In Hockey Is Running Amok, And That Needs To Change

This is no time to step back from serious justice being meted out to offending players. Lives are at stake and so is the reputation of the National Hockey League.

03/07/2013

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)

Hartnett: The NHL’s Image Problem Must Be Addressed Now

Want these ugly incidents to go away? A 25-game suspension won’t stop a thug like Kaleta from doing this again.

03/04/2013

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Defending Cup Champion Kings Stumble Out The Gates

The defending Stanley Cup champion Kings slumped to a 5-2 loss in their home opener.

01/19/2013

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

Johan Franzen of the Detroit Red Wings races Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators for the puck. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Western Conference And Stanley Cup Predictions

Sean Hartnett shares his fearless Western Conference opening round predictions and reveals his Stanley Cup favorite.

WFAN–04/10/2012

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Blackhawks End 9-Game Slide, Thanks To Rare Rangers Stinker

Jonathan Toews scored on a penalty shot to start Chicago’s four-goal first period against New York backup Martin Biron, and the Blackhawks snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the East-leading Rangers on Thursday night.

WFAN–02/16/2012

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Blackhawks Shutout Islanders 5-0

Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane scored in Chicago’s four-goal second period, leading the Blackhawks to a 5-0 victory over the road-weary New York Islanders on Sunday night.

WFAN–01/09/2011

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Rangers Host Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers both lost key members of their offense during October, but they are receiving contributions elsewhere.

WFAN–11/01/2010

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An Objection to the Rejection

Mark down the date boys and girls. July 20th, 2010 officially marks the day that the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was rendered completely meaningless. No need to read it. Not even a skim is […]

07/22/2010