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Kerry Fraser had a big piece on TSN about how Brendan Shanahan blew it by not suspending Milan Lucic for his hit on goalie Ryan Miller. Fraser says that without a Lucic suspension, it’s going to be open season on goalies:
Players (and more importantly goalies) would know that the League still considers them endangered and will continue to protect them from full blown body checks. It now appears that hunting season is now open. The license only takes “two minutes” to fill out and can be completed from the penalty box.
Apparently NHL GMs agree to some extent and have vowed to remind their players to protect goaltenders outside of the crease.
The thing is, how common is the scenario that got Miller hurt? How often are goaltenders hurt coming out to play the puck? How often do goalies come out that far to play the puck? You hardly even see goalies playing the puck behind the net anymore.
The Lucic hit was bad and he probably should have let up sooner, but it’s not a recurring NHL ...
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Milan Lucic will not be suspended for his hit on Buffalo Sabre goalie Ryan Miller on Saturday night. Lucic had a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan earllier this afternoon.
"I had the hearing because I did make an initial assessment of the play ...
Milan Lucic reminded the TD Garden crowd that this Bruins team still has a little Big and Bad in them when he took out Sabres goalie Ryan Miller with a body check on Saturday night. Miller, who came way out of his crease to play the puck, collided with Lucic, who was barreling in full steam after mishandling the puck on what would have been a breakaway. The B's winger meets with...
The Bruins have won six in a row, but they wouldn't be the big, bad Bruins if there wasn't a little roughhousing involved. After Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller took exception to a hit by Milan Lucic, the NHL was abuzz with discussions of whether hitting on goalies should be allowed, where goalies should be allowed to venture and what further discipline, if any, Lucic should...
Milan Lucic ran over Ryan Miller. This much you know. But why didn't the Sabres retailate for it? That's what NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers in the aftermath of the NHL's decision not to suspend Lucic. What's been a bigger deal: that Lucic hit Miller in the first place? Or that the Sabres refused to come to Miller'...
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic’s hit on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller on November 12th, and its subsequent handling by the NHL, elicited strong feelings from fans and pundits, not just in Boston and Buffalo, but around the league.
To recap, during the first period of said game, Lucic was heading into the Sabres zone on a partial breakaway when he lost control of the...
The NHL announced on Monday that Boston forward Milan Lucic will not be disciplined for his hit on Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller in Saturday's game.
Bruins power forward Milan Lucic steamrolled Sabres goaltender
Ryan Miller when he was out of the crease playing
Brendan Shanahan says he isn't presiding over a league where goalies have to worry about getting hit, and think it's "irresponsible" for the Buffalo Sabres to suggest otherwise. The NHL's new disciplinarian reacted strongly to complaints from the Sabres on Monday after he elected not to suspend Bruins forward Milan Lucic for his collision with Buffalo's Ryan Miller.
ST. LOUIS – Brendan Shanahan, the NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and the National Hockey League announced this Wednesday that St. Louis Bl...
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On Saturday night, Ryan Miller took a big-time hit at the hands of Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic. The hit, which was rendered at the 13:12 marker of the first period, knocked the starting goalies’ helmet off but did not immediately knock him out of the game — leading to further controversy. At this point you have likely seen...
The NHL's general managers are looking to clarify rules about contact involving goalies after Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller sustained a concussion following a collision with Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic.
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Due to recent events that may or may not have involved Milan Lucic, there's been a renewed debate about the safety of goaltenders in the NHL.
Of course, it's not always a skater barreling in and taking liberties with a goaltender. Sometimes...
It's a new age in the NHL, where questionable hits are severely
punished and the decisions are explained in detailed videos by
former Blue Brendan Shanahan, now the league vice president in
Chris Stewart was suspended 3 games by someone who looks like he should be in a Geico commercial. I feel like at the end of every one of Brendan Shanahan’s explanations he needs to say “That was so easy a cave-man could do it!”… Okay okay, he’s not a neanderthal, but can he at least lighten up a bit? His demeanor is that of a policeman telling some woman her husband was...