Archive - Walshy

  • 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 NO suspension on this hit Read More
  • Punish the decision makers +

    Punish the decision makers So after the dust settles the decision on the suspension of Tom Sestito I still don't understand the inconsistency in the decision making.  Compare the language in this suspension to 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 the head. It pretty much Read More
  • Should Murray be worried? +

    Should Murray be worried? The problem with being the Stanley Cup Champions is you next season is always compared to the previous years playoff run. It is an unfair comparison, but that is a Read More
  • How Flower got me to trust advanced stats +

    How Flower got me to trust advanced stats Those of you who listen to the podcast or have read my work know that my favourite player is Marc-Andre Fleury. Has been since game one and will be past 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 Colin Campbell "Wheel of Justice" 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 angle here pic.twitter.com/aMdCi6sffk — Jason 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 on hits, both clean and 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. So the contention that the 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 cannot the previous hit as 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 hit causing a concussion, and 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 symptoms related to head injury 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. 3 games is just not Read More
  • Devastatingly; it's the Status Quo +

    Devastatingly; it's the Status Quo Well the Department of Player Safety is in fantastic stretch run form. How Andrew Shaw gets away with a 3 game pre-season suspension is beyond me. This hit is brutal, 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 NHL is using all of 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 themselves it is upto the Read More
  • The Great Divide +

    The Great Divide Thank god hockey is back. It has been a tough winter for me. The Penguins have won The Cup and I want more, the win as a fan leaves me 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 on the ice. I don't 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 bad as the act itself.  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 the neck too and well, Read More
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