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this is the right decision. The Chris Neil hit on Brian
was a good legal red
light hit. The New York Rangers
coach John Tortorella
was not happy with
the hit last night and compared Neil’s hit on Boyle to the Raffi Torres
Katie Strang, ESPN --- Well they have the
blueprint," Tortorella said in his postgame news conference. "It's
the exact same hit as Torres' -- a different part of the ice -- but he launches
himself, head shot, (the) puck's at the goal line, and he's hit. So, the
I'm sure he's a repeat offender, too. Not much research to
be done there."Neil
is not a repeat offender, however, a critical distinction between Neil and
Torres. But Boyle suffered what could potentially be a very serious injury, a
fact that will be taken into consideration when the league review the play.
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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...
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...
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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
… LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Hate Chris Neil with a passion, guy is a punk.
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...
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
Anderson Blanks Rangers, Ottawa Takes Series Lead
Kyle Turris helps Sens tie series...
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...
H/T to reader Nick D.Here's Rangers players on losing Brian Boyle for tonight's do or die Game 6 in Ottawa...Brad Richards..."It hurts not having a guy like that. The only thing we are worried about, though, is his health. We can't worry about the game. We are very confident we can go win a game tonight without him."Lots of teams have injuries. Can't worry...
The Rangers report just 12 players participated in today's optional practice....i usually try to stay pretty positive on the blog, but not today folks. 12 players? Are you kidding me? I know it was optional but I would have hoped after last night's performance every player would have been there today to work on getting better. The season is on the line tomorrow night!!!!...
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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...
During his post practice press conference today John Tortorella reported that Brian Boyle did not make the trip to Ottawa......not a surprise. Never a good idea to put a guy with a concussion on an airplane. Just ask the Mets.Steve Zipay at Newsday has this quote from Ryan Callahan this morning..."We've got to win this game. We don't want this season to end. If we play...