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New Jersey Devils
By Alexander Monaghan
Over the weekend, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan had some work to do. At least five separate incidents were reviewed (pretty much everything is reviewed in the âShanabanâ era) but at the end of the day, only two players wound up suspended from the League. Dan Carcillo, a repeat offender, took a two-game ban for a dangerous push-from-behind on Carolina Hurricanes d-man Joni Pitkanen. Andy Sutton, another repeat offender, traveled to New York today in order to find out his punishment from a high clothesline delivered to Colorado Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog.
One of the bigger non-calls was Francois Beaucheminâs open-ice hit on Mike Fisher, which came from the blind side. Fisher never saw it coming and while the hit was not targeting the head â the explanation handed down upon us â it came out of nowhere. Take a look for yourself:
Fisher, an outspoken veteran forward and team leader, was quite expressive over this non-call, via Twitter:
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When Mike Fisher took a controversial blindside hit from Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin on Saturday, some fans were worried that the Predators could be without Fisherâs services for a while. After only missing one game, Fisher plans on being in the lineup when the Preds face Phoenix tomorrow night.âIâve felt pretty good the last couple days on the ice,â Fisher said...
Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Playing in just his third game since returning from offseason surgery, Fisher was hit by Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin during Saturday's 3-0 victory.
Fisher had his head down and was blasted by Beauchemin while he was skating through the middle of the...
Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher is expected to return to the ice for Thursday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Playing in just his third game since returning from offseason surgery, Fisher suffered a concussion after he was hit by Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin during Saturday's 3-0 victory.
âYou never know how bad those can be - concussions,â...
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog, Beauchemin might face a hearing this morning with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan after dropping Predators center Mike Fisher in the latter half of the first period with a hit in the neutral zone.
Fisher suffered what the Predators called an âupper-body injuryâ and did not return to the game. But it was a hit that the rugged blue-liner and...
Here is Predators coach Barry Trotz after today's practice, with a quick update on Mike Fisher and Sergei Kostitsyn...
There was a controversial play that occurred in tonightâs Predators victory over the Anaheim Ducks. With the Preds leading 1-0 at 12:41 of the first period, Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin delivered a blind-side hit on Predators forward Mike Fisher, which sparked an ensuing scuffle. Fisher missed the rest of the game with an upper-body injury.On the play, Beauchemin was...
Word out of Milwaukee Sunday morning was that Ryan Thang was called up to Nashville as a result of the Francois Beauchemin hit on Mike Fisher in the first period of Saturday nightâs game against the Anaheim Ducks.
That Thang has been called up to the Predators, means that Fisher is expected to miss some time. There was no update available about Fisher after the game. However, replay...
The Nashville Predators suffered a 5-4 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. Despite the loss, there are some positives to take out of the game. Â
Without Mike Fisher or Sergei Kostitsyn in the lineup, Nashville still found the back of the net four timesâusually enough to pick up the two points. Â Nashville was also without Nick Spaling who was placed on injured...
The Nashville PredatorsÂ shutoutÂ the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Saturday night to win their second game in a row.
It wasÂ a night when Pekka Rinne recorded his first shutout of the season to take the franchise recordÂ with 22, as well as his 100th career victory. However, the Predators may alsoÂ be dealing with more injuries at the forward position.
Mike Fisher left the game just over...
The Predators on Monday did all the things a team needs to do to lose.
They couldn't stay out of the penalty box, going shorthanded seven times. They were outshot 18-8 in the third period. Still, their 5-4 overtime loss didn't quite feel as bad as it looked.
The Predators were without several key players.
Center Mike Fisher (upper body) didn't make the trip to Chicago...
Dave Bohler , who covers the Milwaukee Admirals for the Journal Sentinel, is reporting that Ads forward Ryan Thang has been recalled by the Nashville Predators.
The move is necessary given the unknowns of Mike Fisherâs condition after recieving a huge open-ice hit by Ducks defenseman FranĂ§oisÂ Beauchemin on Saturday night.
This will be Thangâs first tour of duty in the NHL....
There were loads of positives Saturday for the Predators in their 3-0 win over the Ducks, and one glaring negative.
Nashville finally outshot an opponent for the first time all season, 29-20. Goalie Pekka Rinne set a franchise record with his 22nd career shutout, and Nashville didn't give in to Anaheim's tactics of intimidation, allowing only one power play and standing...
Remember back in the late 80s when players like Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, Hull, and Yzerman were racking up points; and Brendan Shanahan was racking up fights and PIMs? My how things have changed. Lemieux, having made his millions after freely roaming the ice for years protected by the likes of Troy Loney, Grant Jennings and Jay Caufield is now an owner. One that is more content...
Complaints have been growing about Brendan Shanahan's recent strangely inconsistent rulings on headshots. Stu Hackel explains what the league's discipline czar has been thinking.
It's clearly not a post-seasonpumpkin, since it has a flame in it.Scene: Last night, in a spacious home in New York. Halloween-themed music plays, as various hockey personalities wander around in costume. The doorbell rings, and is answered by a man dressed as a zombie wearing an Atlanta Thrashers jersey.Gary Bettman: Glad you could make it, come on in.A man wearing an old-fashioned...