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After the embarrassing decision last week to not suspend Rick Nash after his cheap shot on Tomas Kopecky, another decision was looming on Colby Robak's "hit" on New Jersey Devil's player, Tim Sestito.
I know most of you have probably seen this already, but just to refresh here is the hit on Kopecky:
The news of no suspension on Nash was followed by shock, and then laughter. I mean, should w...
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After a smoldering start and showing all the hype surrounding him was legitimate, Jonathan Huberdeau has been very quiet over the last few weeks. The line of Huberdeau-Mueller-Shore has been kept in check by the opposition for the most part since March 10th, and needless to say the punchless Panthers have suffered over that time. The 6'1", 177 lb., 19-year-old Huberdeau...
Talk like this has been going on all day...
Shanahan, an ex-Ranger, would be exposing himself to serious conflict of interest allegations if there is no Nash hearing/suspension.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) March 22, 2013
Rick Nash just punched a cop, because there are no rules
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 22, 2013
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash leveled Tomas Kopecky in a 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Nash sped toward an unsuspecting Kopecky, left his feet, extended his arm and struck Kopecky in the back of the helmet.
Despite no penalty being called on the play, most hockey analysts believed Nash was due for some NHL discipline. Think again. Bob McKenzie of TSN...
After watching the hit Rick Nash laid on Tomas Kopecky I have a few quick thoughts on the situation. 1) When watching the hit in slow motion it looks as though Nash got caught up on something. Instead of allowing himself to fall on the ice Nash decided to jump. It doesn’t make the [...]
The NHL's "Department of Player Safety" released a video explaining why New York Rangers forward Rick Nash was not suspended for a high hit on Florida Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky:
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On the heels of âRumor-Palooza,â here are a few other little tidbits.
A source out of Canada told me yesterday that former Hawk GM Dale Tallon has his sights set on the jewel of the Hawk talent pipeline, 2012 #1 pick, Teuvo Teravainen.
Tallon has allegedly offered RW Peter Mueller and C Drew Shore to the Hawks. My personal feeling...
Having participated in yesterday’s charitable NHL All-Star alumni vs Montreal Canadiens alumni game, former Senator forward Alexei Kovalev expressed difficulty coming to terms with the realization that his NHL career is over.
Maybe like the rest of us, he is surprised that it didn’t end at the conclusion of the 2010/11 season.
Alas, Kovalev seems to be caught up...
Match-up - Florida Panthers (9-16-6) @ New Jersey Devils (14-11-6)
Road/Home records - 5-8-1 -------------- 9-5-2
TV - MSG Plus, FS-Florida
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - 0-0
Last 10: Panthers 3-6-1 / Devils 4-5-1
Projected starting goalies - Scott Clemmensen (FLA) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Florida - 2.45 / 3.55...
- Over the last 19 games, New York is 10 for 52 on the power play.
- Arron Asham is the first player in NHL history to score a goal for each of the five teams in the Atlantic Division. (Via @Liam_McHugh)
- 11 of Mats Zuccarello’s 26 career NHL points have come on the power play, including 10 of his 18 assists.
- Zuccarello posted 11 goals and 17 assists in 44 games with Magnitogorsk...
The panel discussed, Jarome Iginla, the Florida Panther (up for sale?), Brian Campbell, the Rich Nash hit along with other recent hits, two highly ranked college UFAs and a few other topics.
#NYR hit the ice for morning practice before heading to Philly...J.T. Miller, Rick Nash, & Anton Stralman are not practicing today
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 25, 2013
Reports from practice were that Miller was getting treatment on his injured wrist while Nash and Stralman were given maintenance days.
...i hope this maintenance day for Nash isn't the...
NHL Department of Player Safety chief Brendan Shanahan spoke with Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy about why Rick Nash wasn't suspended for his high hit on Tomas Kopecky Thursday night ..
“We don’t see this as being principal point of contact to the head. For a fact, we don’t see much contact to the head at all,” said Shanahan.
“On the Florida feed, when you slow...
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Was there ever a doubt going into this one? No matter how tall the task at hand, there is just some weird rule that says Colorado cannot beat Vancouver. I believe it's in the rule book right next to the one that says Rick Nash can't be suspended.
Tired and banged up, Vancouver clawed...
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The Rangers are going for the series sweep tonight against Washington, as the Caps come to town for their third and final matchup. The Rangers have taken each of the first two games by scores of 2-1 and 4-1, and need to get back on track after a letdown game against the lowly Florida Panthers.
On the ice, the Caps still play the 1-2-2 forecheck, but...