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  1. No punishment for Phaneuf after last night’s hit

    Dec 17, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

    Dion Phaneuf

    Surprise to no one, Captain Dion won’t get spanked by the league.

  2. Adam McQuaid will likely hear from NHL for knee-to-knee

    Dec 14, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    Nick Foligno, Andrew Ference, Adam McQuaid

    Does he deserve a suspension for kneeing Nick Foligno?

  3. Suspension possible for Alex Ovechkin after ‘spear’ on Chris Neil

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

    neilhitsovechkin

    Watch the video and decide if Ovechkin should sit for his alleged act on Neil.

  4. Kris Letang gets nose broken, scores game-winner

    Nov 26, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens

    Kris Letang has his “I am a hockey player” moment.

  5. Bogosian and Deveaux have discipline dates with Shanahan today

    Nov 24, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Florida Panthers

    Brendan Shanahan doesn’t take Thanksgiving off. He’s got two meetings this morning to potentially hand out suspensions.

  6. Does Milan Lucic deserve a suspension for hitting Ryan Miller?

    Nov 12, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

    Milan Lucic, Andrej Sekera, Ryan Miller

    Did Milan Lucic go too far when he checked Ryan Miller?

  7. Videos: How Taylor Fedun was injured, Matt Cooke’s center ice goal

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Josh Green, Ray Emery

    Here is video footage of Eric Nystrom’s injurious hit on Taylor Fedun. For comic relief, check out Ray Emery’s gaffe, which allowed Matt Cooke to score a center-ice goal.

  8. Brendan Smith feels ‘terrible’ about illegal check on Ben Smith

    Sep 30, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    Dave Bolland, Brendan Smith, Ben Smith

    Although he said that he didn’t intend to hit Ben Smith in the head, Brendan Smith still expressed remorse for the end result.

  9. Mikhail Grabovski shakes off Chris Neil’s questionable hit

    Sep 28, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Keith Aulie, Colby Armstrong, Joey Crabb

    Chris Neil delivered a controversial hit on Mikhail Grabovski that went without punishment, but the good news for Maple Leafs fans is that the underrated Russian scorer seems OK.

  10. NHL won’t punish Wayne Simmonds for alleged homophobic comment

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Canadian Press reports that Wayne Simmonds won’t face disciplinary action for allegedly using a homophobic taunt in a verbal exchange with Sean Avery. How do you feel about the decision?

  11. Jody Shelley waives in-person meeting with NHL regarding Darryl Boyce hit

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    shelleybloodyagain

    Speculation increases about the possible length of Jody Shelley’s suspension as the Flyers forward decided to waive his right for an in-person interview on the matter.

  12. Mason Raymond will miss Game 7, could be out several months with fractured vertebra

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

    Mason Raymond won’t just miss Game 7 after Johnny Boychuk caught him with an awkward hit in Game 6. A vertebra compression fracture will likely sideline him between three and six months overall.

  13. Aaron Rome doesn’t understand why he was suspended four games for hit on Nathan Horton

    Jun 12, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Aaron Rome, Nathan Horton

    In today’s not-so-shocking news, Aaron Rome disagrees with the four-game suspension he received for his hit on Nathan Horton.

  14. Report: No discipline is expected for Nathan Horton or Tampa Bay Lightning

    May 26, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    hortonnosuspensiongetty

    Despite video evidence that Nathan Horton may have thrown a water bottle after Game 6 concluded in Tampa Bay, it sounds like there won’t be any discipline for the Bruins forward or the Lightning organization.

  15. Bruins GM says Andrew Ference won’t face suspension for hit on Jeff Halpern

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Andrew Ference

    Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that defenseman Andrew Ference won’t face a suspension for his hit on Habs forward Jeff Halpern.

  16. Flyers get back in the game, but Sabres take 4-3 lead to avenge Mike Richards hit

    Apr 24, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders

    The Flyers stormed back to tie the game up 3-3 in the second period, but the Sabres gained revenge on a dirty Mike Richards hit when Nathan Gerbe made in 4-3. The Flyers must score in the third period to keep their season alive.

  17. The NHLPA hopes to close another loophole on controversial hits

    Apr 24, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

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    torresstareap

    The NHLPA isn’t happy about Colin Campbell’s explanation beyond the Raffi Torres non-suspension and hopes to close up the baffling behind the net loophole.

  18. Bruce Boudreau wants review of Marc Staal hit on Mike Green, won’t get it

    Apr 18, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals

    Bruce Boudreau thinks the Rangers have been targeting Mike Green, especially on a second period hit by Marc Staal. The league decided not to review that check, though.

  19. Raffi Torres won’t face fine or suspension for Brent Seabrook hit

    Apr 18, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    Raffi Torres, Brent Seabrook

    The NHL decided not to fine or suspend Raffi Torres for his controversial hit on Brent Seabrook. Read this post for the details, along with what PHT readers thought the league should have done.

  20. Blackhawks, Canucks react to Raffi Torres hit on Brent Seabrook

    Apr 18, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

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    This post includes post-game reactions to the Raffi Torres hit on Brent Seabrook from both locker rooms.

  21. Should Raffi Torres be suspended for his hit on Brent Seabrook? (Video and poll)

    Apr 17, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT

    Canucks Oilers Hockey

    After sitting out four games (including two in the playoffs), Raffi Torres came back and delivered the same type of check that got him in trouble in the first place. Should the league do anything about his hit on Brent Seabrook? Check out video footage and share your opinion in the poll.

  22. Bobby Ryan could face suspension for ‘stomp’ on Jonathan Blum

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    ryan_bobby

    The league will hold a disciplinary hearing with Ducks forward Bobby Ryan because of his skate stomp on Jonathon Blum. Could he face a suspension?

  23. Marian Gaborik’s hit forces Frans Nielsen to leave Rangers-Islanders game

    Mar 31, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v New York Islanders

    A Marian Gaborik boarding hit knocked Frans Nielsen out of tonight’s Rangers-Islanders game. Should Gaborik worry about supplemental discipline?

  24. Report: Todd Bertuzzi won’t face fine or suspension Ryan Johnson hit

    Mar 29, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Bertuzzi

    Todd Bertuzzi won’t face any additional discipline for his elbow on Ryan Johnson. Click “Read More” for some thoughts on the league’s decision.

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