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NHL suspends David Backes three games for dangerous hit on Blake Coleman

The Department of Player Safety actually got another one right. They announced the suspension of Bruins forward David Backes yesterday for an illegal check to the head of a unsuspecting Blake Coleman in Thursday’s game. Here is the play in … Continue reading

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Controversy makes NHL look bad in these playoffs

Controversy has surrounded too many games in these playoffs. The NHL looks bad for how some key decisions have impacted games on the big stage. Look no further than what took place over the weekend. Let’s start with Saturday night … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: First Round lacking usual bite

HARD HITS By Derek Felix View this post on Instagram Always #LeafsNation A post shared by Toronto Maple Leafs (@mapleleafs) on Apr 21, 2018 at 5:18pm PDT Normally, the first round of the NHL Playoffs has a couple of riveting … Continue reading

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Devils must overcome devastating loss on controversial hit to keep season alive

Coming off a epic Game Three highlighted by MVP candidate Taylor Hall’s three points in a huge 5-2 victory before a raucous environment at The Prudential Center, the Devils suffered a devastating loss in Game Four to the Lightning on … Continue reading

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Department of Player Safety Is Clueless

So, this cheap shot by Matt Calvert near the conclusion of the Blue Jackets’ Game 2 loss at the Penguins was worth only a one-game suspension. BREAKING NEWS: Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert hired by @united pic.twitter.com/CveIfn7RBN — Domenic … Continue reading

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League turns other way on Letang slash to Stalberg

During the third period of last night’s game, the refs missed an obvious penalty on Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang. In a battle behind his net, he slashed Rangers forward Viktor Stalberg in the face. No call came. Stalberg went back … Continue reading

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Video: NHL suspends Farnham four games, Tootoo out for tonight

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Devils forward Bobby Farnham delivered a retaliatory cheap shot on an unsuspecting Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin resulting in a five-minute interference major and misconduct. He had a hearing with the NHL yesterday to determine supplementary discipline.┬áThe … Continue reading

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