Brendan Shanahan has dropped the axe and it landed squarely on Raffi Torres’ head. The Phoenix Coyotes repeat-offender was given a 25 game suspension for his late hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa. The NHL issued this statement: NEW YORK — Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for 25 games for launching [...]
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Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque has been suspended for two games for this hit from behind on Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook: Brendan Shanahan, NHL Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations released the standard explanation video (below). Here are the Cole’s notes version of why it’s a 2-gamer: – Although he lost the [...]
One of the dirtiest players in the NHL was at it again today. In their 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers this afternoon, Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke delivered a blatant head shot to Ryan McDonagh about 5 minutes into the 3rd period. McDonagh had just sent the puck into the offensive zone, and had his [...]
Thursday, 04.23.2009 / 2:25 PM / 2009 Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals NHL.com TORONTO – Calgary Flames‘ forward Andre Roy has been suspended for one game and fined $2,500 (the maximum allowed under the CBA) as a result of an incident in the pregame warm-up last night when he initiated contact with Chicago Blackhawks‘ defenseman Aaron Johnson. [...]
I got back from vacation earlier this week and had a chance to watch the Wild-Flames game on Friday night. It was a great game to watch until just under 2 minutes left in 3rd period when Minnesota goon Derek Boogaard ran Flames winger Brandon Prust into the boards with an ‘elbow to the head’. [...]
Calgary Flames backup goaltender Jamie McLennan was suspended 5 games for a slash on Johan Franzen late in the 3rd period of yesterday’s playoff game against Detroit. McLennan came in to play late in the game when Miikka Kiprusoff was pulled. McLennan played 18 seconds before being given 7 minutes of penalties and a game [...]