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  1. Refs throw Todd Bertuzzi out of Blackhawks-Red Wings game for elbow on Ryan Johnson

    Mar 28, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings

    A questionable hit might becomes that much more controversial because the culprit happens to be Todd Bertuzzi. The infamous winger was booted from tonight’s Chicago-Detroit game … is a suspension on the way?

  2. Game of the Week: Matt Cooke’s ugly hit changes game, Rangers win 5-2 after wild third period

    Mar 20, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Another dirty hit by Matt Cooke and an ill-timed high-sticking penalty by Matt Niskanen turned the tide of this afternoon’s Rangers-Penguins game, as ample PP time allowed New York to eventually win 5-2. The question is: what – if anything – will the NHL do about another ugly Cooke hit?

  3. Patric Hornqvist receives $2,500 fine but no suspension for hit on Tyler Seguin

    Mar 18, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Los Angeles Kings

    Patric Hornqvist will pay a $2,500 fine for his hit on Tyler Seguin, but won’t face a suspension.

  4. Patric Hornqvist might face supplemental discipline for elbow on Tyler Seguin

    Mar 18, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Patric Hornqvist

    The latest suspension may or may not go to Nashville’s Patric Hornqvist, who caught Boston’s Tyler Seguin with an elbow last night.

  5. Dany Heatley disagrees with suspension, mocks Steve Ott’s newfound ‘halo’

    Mar 17, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

    Dany Heatley

    In yet another use of the “pot calling the kettle black” defense, Dany Heatley reminds people of Steve Ott’s past while disagreeing with his two-game suspension.

  6. Dany Heatley and Brad Marchand to have disciplinary hearings over separate cheap shots

    Mar 16, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Dany Heatley and Brad Marchand are both set to face discipline from the NHL for their separate incidents involving cheap shots last night. Is now the right time to send the message from the league?

  7. GMs decide not to ban all head shots

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    kesselheadache

    The NHL’s GMs decided not to recommend a ban on all hits to the head during today’s meetings. But the question is: should they? Read this post and then let us know if you think all hits to the head should be illegal by casting your vote in our poll.

  8. Mario Lemieux’s letter to Gary Bettman calls for teams to be held accountable for suspended players

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:41 PM EDT

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    While Gary Bettman’s five-point plan includes a vague suggestion to make coaches and teams more accountable for the actions of individual players, Mario Lemieux’s letter suggest specific fines for teams when someone receives a suspension.

  9. Will the NHL eventually make all hits to the head illegal?

    Mar 12, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Max Pacioretty

    Concussions, hits to the head and other violent matters will once again dominate discussion of the spring GM meetings. In fact, Sabres GM Darcy Regier thinks that the league will eventually make all head hits illegal. Click “Read More” for the details.

  10. Poll results: PHT readers think Zdeno Chara deserved a significant suspension

    Mar 12, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Max Pacioretty Zdeno Chara

    Most PHT readers feel that Zdeno Chara deserved some kind of suspension for his hit on Max Pacioretty, with many wanting a significant suspension. That being said, there were more than a thousand who thought the NHL made the right call, too.

  11. John Tortorella says instigator penalty encourages dirty hits

    Mar 11, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

    John Tortorella

    If you ask John Tortorella for the biggest reason dirty hits are on the rise, he would tell you that the instigator penalty keeps players from policing themselves.

  12. Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier’s non-reaction to lack of discipline for Zdeno Chara

    Mar 9, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Jacques Martin; Pierre Gauthier

    Do you want a scathing, Mario Lemieux-like statement from the Canadiens regarding the league’s decision not to discipline Zdeno Chara for his hit on Max Pacioretty? Don’t go to Montreal GM Pierre Gauthier, then.

  13. NHL decides not to fine or suspend Zdeno Chara for hit on Max Pacioretty

    Mar 9, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

    Max Pacioretty

    In a surprising turn of events, the NHL didn’t fine or suspend Zdeno Chara for his brutal hit on Max Pacioretty. Vote in the poll to determine if the league made the right call or not.

  14. Zdeno Chara’s hit leaves Max Pacioretty with severe concussion, fractured vertebrae

    Mar 9, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

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    Max Pacioretty

    As many feared, Max Pacioretty is suffering severe injuries from the ugly hit administered by Zdeno Chara. The Canadiens forward is out indefinitely with a severe concussion and broken vertebrae.

  15. NHL has awkward decision to make after Zdeno Chara’s wicked hit on Max Pacioretty

    Mar 9, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Zdeno Chara

    Zdeno Chara’s ugly hit on Max Pacioretty leaves the NHL in an awkward position of determining a lot of factors that aren’t readily apparent.

  16. Max Pacioretty leaves Bruins-Canadiens game on a stretcher after brutal hit by Zdeno Chara (Video)

    Mar 8, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara, Steve Kampfer, Roman Hamrlik, Max Pacioretty

    Max Pacioretty left the Bruins-Habs game on a stretcher tonight, as Zdeno Chara caught him with a brutal hit in an awkward spot.

  17. Mario Lemieux doesn’t pull punches with statement regarding Isles-Pens situation

    Feb 13, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT

    Mario Lemieux

    Penguins co-owner and former star Mario Lemieux was not shy about expressing his dissatisfaction regarding the way the NHL handled the Islanders-Penguins fallout.

  18. Under further review: NHL won’t make decisions on Pens-Isles suspensions until tonight

    Feb 12, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

    The NHL won’t make any decisions about supplemental discipline for the ugly incidents between the Penguins and Islanders until tonight, according to reports. Read this post to find out who will get automatic suspensions and which players will meet with the league this evening.

  19. Thursday night’s controversial hit: Bruin Daniel Paille could face suspension for hit on Star Ray Sawada

    Feb 4, 2011, 12:48 AM EDT

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    paillecampbell

    Bruins forward Daniel Paille’s blindside hit of Stars winger Ray Sawada is the latest in a long line of controversial checks. Click “Read More” for the details.

  20. Curtis Glencross produces the latest sickening hit on Clayton Stoner; Suspension on the way?

    Jan 20, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Curtis Glencross delivered the latest suspension-worthy hit last night, boarding a vulnerable player in Clayton Stoner. Check out discussion of the hit and video of the play in this post.

  21. More Sharks news: Scott Nichol faces discipline, team claims Kyle Wellwood off waiver wire

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    wellwoodashark

    More Sharks news: the team claimed Kyle Wellwood to thwart the Blues while Scott Nichol faces a disciplinary hearing for his elbow on Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko.

  22. Corey Perry, Ducks riled up by Keith Yandle’s ‘baseball swing’ slash

    Jan 16, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    perryvyandle

    Corey Perry and the Ducks are upset with a big slash delivered by Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle.

  23. Poll: Does Mike Brown deserve a suspension for his blindside hit on Ed Jovanovski?

    Jan 14, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    mikebrown

    Mike Brown clobbered Ed Jovanovski with a blindside hit last night that has the hockey world debating whether or not he should be suspended. So what’s your take: does he deserve a fine and suspension, just a fine or no discipline at all? Read the post and vote in the poll to share your thoughts.

  24. NHL decides not to fine or suspend Colton Orr for knee-to-knee hit on Logan Couture

    Jan 12, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

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    logancouturerookieofmonth

    This won’t make Sharks fans happy, but word is that the league won’t discipline Leafs enforcer Colton Orr for his knee-to-knee hit on Logan Couture.

  25. Flames GM Jay Feaster, Tom Kostopoulos disagree with six game suspension

    Jan 9, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Flames GM Jay Feaster and Tom Kostopoulos disagree with the league’s decision to suspend Kostopoulos for six games, saying the hit wasn’t illegal. Click “Read More” for the details.

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