Mar 28, 2011, 8:38 PM EST
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?
Mar 20, 2011, 3:25 PM EST
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?
Mar 18, 2011, 2:26 PM EST
Patric Hornqvist will pay a $2,500 fine for his hit on Tyler Seguin, but won’t face a suspension.
Mar 18, 2011, 12:20 PM EST
The latest suspension may or may not go to Nashville’s Patric Hornqvist, who caught Boston’s Tyler Seguin with an elbow last night.
Mar 17, 2011, 7:42 PM EST
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.
Mar 16, 2011, 6:01 PM EST
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?
Mar 15, 2011, 2:19 PM EST
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.
Mar 14, 2011, 8:41 PM EST
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.
Mar 12, 2011, 2:50 PM EST
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.
Mar 12, 2011, 10:45 AM EST
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.
Mar 11, 2011, 11:53 AM EST
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.
Mar 9, 2011, 5:02 PM EST
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.
Mar 9, 2011, 4:12 PM EST
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.
Mar 9, 2011, 1:21 PM EST
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.
Mar 9, 2011, 7:00 AM EST
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.
Mar 8, 2011, 9:39 PM EST
Max Pacioretty left the Bruins-Habs game on a stretcher tonight, as Zdeno Chara caught him with a brutal hit in an awkward spot.
Feb 13, 2011, 2:34 PM EST
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.
Feb 12, 2011, 3:45 PM EST
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.
Thursday night’s controversial hit: Bruin Daniel Paille could face suspension for hit on Star Ray Sawada
Feb 4, 2011, 12:48 AM EST
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.
Jan 20, 2011, 10:48 AM EST
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.
Jan 18, 2011, 12:27 PM EST
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.
Jan 16, 2011, 1:30 PM EST
Corey Perry and the Ducks are upset with a big slash delivered by Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle.
Jan 14, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
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.
Jan 12, 2011, 11:52 AM EST
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.
Jan 9, 2011, 7:13 PM EST
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.
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head 130
- Report: Dion Phaneuf will face hearing for hit on Kevan Miller 97
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ 115
- Lecavalier out 3-4 weeks with non-displaced fracture in back 8
- Islanders players hold closed-door meeting after ninth straight loss 14
- Penguins’ Neal has phone hearing for knee on Bruins’ Marchand 89
- Shawn Thornton confirms hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety (Updated) 87
- Video: Penguins’ Neal knees Bruins’ Marchand 69
- Penguins announce Brooks Orpik ‘alert and conscious’ (Updated) 47
- Shawn Thornton: ‘People could probably criticize that I’m a little too honorable’ 78
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (180)
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head (132)
- Pens put Orpik on IR (127)
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ (115)
- Report: Dion Phaneuf will face hearing for hit on Kevan Miller (97)