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The 6th Sens:
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Much to the chagrin of the insufferable John Tortorella, Chris Neil will not face any supplementary discipline for his hit to New York Rangers forward Brian Boyle. In his post-game press conference last night, Torts drew parallels between Neil's hit and the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa; even going so far as to say that Boyle had sustained a concussion and that the NHL has a blueprint for how to proceed (with its discipline).
Suffice it to say, Neil hit a vulnerable player who had his head down and was cutting across the middle of the ice with the puck, however, the hit wasn't late. The principle point of contact wasn't the head and despite Tortorella's assertion to the contrary, Chris Neil has never been suspended. Video of the hit can be seen below: While Tortorella's act could have been some misplaced diversionary tactic, designed to deflect attention away from the fact that the heavily favored Rangers are on the verge of being eliminated by the Eastern...
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No penalty on the play but some of the “web talk” called it a dirty hit.
In my opinion, it may have been a little late, but holding off until a better view becomes available.
Last night late in the third period Michael Del Zotto caught Chris Neil with his head down behind the net......hope Del Zotto told Neil "that was for Boyle" after destroying him with that devastating hit....normally not a fan of a player getting injured, but I had a big ole smile on my face watching Neil lay there on the ice after being dropped like a sack of potatoes.And...
Brendan Shanahan has ruled with an iron fist this postseason, but it doesn't look like he'll be calling Chris Neil into his office any time soon. Neil delivered a crushing blow on Brian Boyle of the Rangers during Game 5 of the New York-Ottawa series on Saturday, which led to Boyle suffering a concussion. Multiple reports indicate that Neil will not have a hearing with Shanahan...
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After a 2-0 shutout victory in Madison Square Garden, the Ottawa Senators have effectively pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination. An eight seed about to drop the pride of the Eastern Conference in the first-round? Pretty newsworthy. And yet, the lead in the Sunday papers has shifted from the potential upset to a controversial...
Count me as a guy who stands firmly behind John Tortarella.
Chris Neil is a frequent offender. He's a guy with a jones for smoking his opponents with late hits while they are not looking. Neil did it again Saturday night when he cold-cocked Ranger forward Brian Boyle.
Did Boyle have the puck on his stick? was in in a prone position? Did he see Neil lurking? Was it...
… LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Hate Chris Neil with a passion, guy is a punk.
Update, 10:44 a.m.:#SNPlayoffs. #Sens Neil will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on #Rangers Brian Boyle and will be in the line up for game 6— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 22, 2012
...apparently the NHL not only favors star players when it comes to suspensions (see Shea Weber), it now includes players from Canadian teams. NHL once again bowing to pressure from...
This was from yesterday's Rangers and Senators game. Very nice check by the former Wisconsin Badger and Rangers forward Derek Stepan on the Senators forward and tough guy Chris Neil. It's a text book body check.
Chris Neil will not meet the Shanahammer
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This is the hit that has everyone
buzzing tonight. Senators tough guy Chris Neil hit the Rangers forward Brian Boyle with
this hard hit. Rangers head coach John Tortorella was unhappy with the check after the game
and said that Boyle is concussed.
About fifteen minutes into Game 6 between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators, it became more of a WWE match than a hockey game. Somehow, in the middle of his tussle with Rangers’ forward Brandon Prust, Chris Neil of the Senators signals the crowd to “get loud” while still trying to fight Prust. Check it out:
Games 2 through 5 we watched as Chris Neil dominated the Rangers physically without a care in the world as John Tortorella inexplicably stapled Michael Rupp and Stu Bickel to the bench.Well Brandon Prust finally had enough and could have changed the course of the series by doing this with the Rangers down 1-0 in the first period...
...i don't care that Prust lost...
When Chris Neil took out Brian Boyle with a questionable hit on Saturday night, he took out the Rangers most effective forward. He took out their leading scorer, top defensive forward, and top penalty killer in this series. He took out the only player that has managed to get under the skin of the Senators. It’s a big blow to the Rangers, and not a player easily replaced. The best...
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With under a minute left in Game 6 of the New York Rangers- Ottawa Senators playoff series, Senators’ forward Chris Neil scored a goal, making it 3-2 Rangers while bringing the Senators within one goal. However, after a few replays, it apparently seemed as though Neil had illegally kicked the puck into a net, an illegal play which would have nullified...
As we sit a few hours before Game 6, the insides are churning waiting for the contest to start. Choose whatever term you want, do or die, win or go home etc., we all know what's at stake for the Rangers tonight and words do it little justice.
It was confirmed this morning that Brian Boyle is out for tonight's game, which was no surprise given the concussion he suffered...
Coach John Tortorella tweaked the New York Rangers' top two lines during practice on Friday ahead of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoff series against the Ottawa Senators.
The series is tied 2-2 after New York's 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday in Ottawa. After a day off, the Rangers returned to practice on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers have scored nine...