Archive - Suspensions

  • It Feels Worse This Year +

    It Feels Worse This Year I'm not sure why, but this playoff run feels like more and more slashing, hooking, and illegal checks are getting let go to allow the Read More
  • Just cause it's the playoffs.... +

    Just cause it's the playoffs.... Unfortunately, I could not stay out of this. I was going to ignore it, let it slide but it IS Sidney Crosby, and there was Read More
  • Geno should be out +

    Geno should be out Geno is lucky the Department of Player Safety is a joke. By any definition his hit was late, predatory and principle point of contact was Read More
  • It Gets Nasty All At Once +

    It Gets Nasty All At Once Well it has been an interesting couple of weeks for the Department of Player Safety. Suspensions handed out, others not, it is not quite the Read More
  • Suspend or not to Suspend +

    Suspend or not to Suspend The result of this hit by Taylor Hall is not pretty, neither is the way the Canucks responded to the hit.    maybe a better Read More
  • Don't Blame the Victim +

    Don't Blame the Victim So once again we are at the cross roads as a fan base. The Pittsburgh Penguins have a checkered past when it comes to hypocrisy Read More
  • Suspension Special with Matt Larkin +

    Suspension Special with Matt Larkin Walshy flies solo, well almost. Matt Larkin (@THNMattLarkin) of The Hockey News joins Cameron to discuss suspensions and the direction of the Department of Player Read More
  • It Blows Up +

    It Blows Up I thought this Matt Cooke style of hit was taken out of the game?   Compare the angles and the intent of the hit to this. Read More
  • Look Mum, No History! +

    Look Mum, No History! So here is the problem with not suspending Radko Gudas last Thursday, not only did he play in this game versus the Bruins, but you Read More
  • That's a Clean Concussion +

    That's a Clean Concussion What a great first night of hockey for the NHL. Excitement in the Capital, and joy in Edmonton. Also a great example of a clean Read More
  • Pronger is a Problem +

    Pronger is a Problem So the news about Simon Despres missing games is a little sad, sounds like it is post concussion issues from reports. Ducks' Despres sidelined with Read More
  • An Injury-less Suspension!! +

    An Injury-less Suspension!! Nice to see the Department of Player Safety suspend a player on a hit where the victim was not injuried. Credit where credit is due. Read More
  • Another two in the book +

    Another two in the book So Mr Weise gets 3 games for a hit to the head where separating the puck from the player should have been the intent. Had Read More
  • That'll Learn Him? +

    That'll Learn Him? So we haven't got out of the pre-season and the department of player safety have been called into action twice now. Good to see the Read More
  • Big stick keeps the hits comming +

    Big stick keeps the hits comming Good to see all these tough suspensions are changing player behaviour on the ice. As I said in my last article, with players not policing Read More
  • The Interesting Case of Radko Gudas +

    The Interesting Case of Radko Gudas Since the 1st of October this is my 4th suspension article. Good to see the Department of Player Safety having an effect on what happens Read More
  • A Penny For A Punch +

    A Penny For A Punch Well Milan Lucic helped his tough man image by punching a guy who wasn't ready for it.  His justification for doing is was almost as Read More
  • Yeah, stick to the neck is ok +

    Yeah, stick to the neck is ok Right, so we have Sidney Crosby getting whacked in the neck and we see a 1 game suspension, that wasn't enough. Wingels cops it in Read More
  • WTF Farnham? +

    WTF Farnham? Quite honestly, this is just bizzare. I mean like. WTF. The league should just suspend Farnham for the complete ridiculousness of this whole episode. To Read More
  • No need, no need at all +

    No need, no need at all What I find so frustrating about the Hendricks hit is the two officials on the ice though it was clean. So just think about that Read More
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