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In what's turning out to be a very busy December for Brendan Shanahan, the Marshall Moo Montana of the NHL has flashed his badge once again, suspending Derek Engelland 3 games for his hit on Marcus Kruger.
Here's Shanny, breakin' it down:
All the standard Shanaban tropes apply here. Engelland has not been fined or suspended during his three seasons, which earns him mercy. However, Kruger has been diagnosed with a concussion, with effectively negates said mercy.
This one's all about the hit, then, which was oh so close to being clean before Engelland took to the skies. Here's your pivotal quote:
Although Engelland has Kruger lined up for what could be potentially be a clean, full, bodycheck, his elevation and launch upon impact as well as the way Engelland forcefully drives his hands and arms up and into the fce area makes this, in our eyes, a recklessly targeted shot to Kruger's head.
In other words: the next time you come across the ice to make a clean hit...
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With three 20-year-olds in the lineup, the Blackhawks overwhelmed the visiting Montreal Canadiens at the United Center on Wednesday night. Brandon Pirri, one of the 20-year-olds who was recalled from Rockford before the game, was phenomenal. He replaced Marcus Kruger … Continue reading →
Penguins defenseman Derek Engelland took no issue Friday with the three-game suspension the NHL issued for his head shot on Chicago center Marcus Kruger earlier in the week.
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The NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland three games for a hit to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger earlier this week.Engelland ran into Kruger in the first period of Tuesday's los to the Blackhawks, making contact with his head.Kruger suffered a concussion and has yet to return. League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said in his...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland was suspended for three games by the league Thursday for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger
from Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated, Not to take face time away from Brendan Shanahan and his seemingly daily on-camera explanation of yet another suspension, but I think I can help clear the clutter for him. More importantly, I believe the solution to this complex issue—what constitutes a legal hit and what is out of bounds while the NHL struggles to eradicate hits to the...
Happy Festivus, everyone!
Tonight, with the Flyers in town, we will air grievances and have feats of strength. Get the pole.
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“I lost my train of thought.”
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Jaromir Jagr surpassed Brendan Shanahan on on the list of all-time goal scorers last night with his 657th career goal.
The goal was Philadelphia’s third of the night, and the assist came from Claude Giroux. The Flyers won, 4-1.
Jagr is now 11th in the all-time leaders, and can quite possibly surpass Luc Robitaille later this season, who stands in 10th with 668.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland will have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for his hit on Marcus Kruger of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Engelland led with his forearm in delivering a hit to Kruger's head midway through the first period of Tuesday's game. Kruger was able to play the rest of the session, but did not return for the second period...
NHL players are really making Brendan Shanahan's Christmas week much busier than it should be.
In the middle of the first period of tonight's Chicago Blackhawks/Pittsburgh Penguins game, Deryk Engelland laid a big on Markus Kruger along the boards making contact with the head in the process and causing the "supplemental discipline" phone in the NHL offices to start...
Engelland received the news following a phone hearing with NHL czar of discipline Brendan Shanahan this morning.
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.
Matt Carkner #39 of the Ottawa Senators throws a punch as he fights against Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on December 14, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.(December 13, 2011 – Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images North America)(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — The Boston Bruins were without key scorer Milan Lucic when they...