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Brendan Shanahan has a tough job. There's little question about it. There's no sarcasm intended there; it's a job most certainly wouldn't want but plenty say they can handle. The NHL's Department of Player Safety is existing in some semblance of a vacuum during the postseason, namely with the hits from this past weekend's Eastern Conference semifinal games delivered by Alexander Ovechkin of the Capitals and Philadelphia's Claude Giroux.
Giroux was handed a one-game suspension for his hit on New Jersey's Dainius Zubrus during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Devils. Giroux was visibly frustrated earlier in the play after contact by the Devils' Mark Fayne, complaining to officials while heading back up the ice prior to hitting Zubrus in the chin well after Zubrus had released the puck. Giroux did not leave his feet (a clear mitigating factor according to NBC Sports' Pierre McGuire) but did make lateral contact with Zubrus' head, which was ...
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There's never a good time for a headshot to happen on the ice, and there's never a good reason for it. The Philadelphia Flyers found that out the hard way as their top playoff scorer Claude Giroux has been suspended for an illegal hit to the head in last night's loss to the New Jersey Devils. His shoulder made contact with Danius Zubrus' head here on this hit:
The NHL Department of Player Safety has finally gotten it right, they have finally suspended a "star" player for committing a dirty hit to the head.
I know that there are many Philadelphia Flyers fans that are upset with Shanahan's ruling, I don't blame them because Brendan Shanahan has been very inconsistent, but the fact remains that...
Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers goes headhunting against the New Jersey Devils. Giroux was arguing about a call he did not get with the referees, he then took his frustrations out on Danius Zubrus’ head. The Devils ended up winning the game 4-2. Does the hit warrant a fine or even a suspension from NHL senior vice president for player safety Brendan Shanahan.
Philadelphia Flyers star forward Claude Giroux has a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this morning and I believe that Giroux deserves to have a one game ban for his head shot on Dainius Zubrus at the 19:56 mark of the second period in last night’s Eastern Conference Semifinal game against the New Jersey Devils. Zubrus was stunned by the...
Sacha Treille of France on Roman Starchenko of Kazakhstan during the first game of the 2012 IIHF World Championship. The cheap elbow to the head made worse by the gutless Treille incredulously...
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It is unfortunate what allegedly happened to the victims of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. It is also unfortunate to see a some use Sandusky as a punch-line. It can be even more upsetting to see a professional broadcaster use it when arguing with fans on Twitter.
Enter Philadelphia Flyers broadcaster Chris Therien, a former NHL player and now the radio color analyst...
Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux was suspended on Monday by the NHL for his illegal check to the head on New Jersey center Dainius Zubrus in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Giroux will miss Game 5 on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The Flyers will have to win Game 5 without their leading scorer to remain in the playoffs as the deficit is...
Claude Giroux, star forward for the Philadelphia Flyers and the leading scorer in this year’s NHL playoffs, has been suspended one game for hitting New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus in the head. The incident occurred during last night’s Game 4 of the Flyers/Devils Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. Giroux was given an illegal check to the head penalty during...
The hero folk tale was supposed to begin at the end of Game 5 in the first-round playoff series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.
After falling behind three games to none, Pittsburgh had rallied to win Game 4 by a final of 10-3, and held on to squeak out a 3-2 victory in Game 5. Philadelphia was losing all the momentum it had built, and Flyers star Claude...
Here is the latest hit in the NHL that should receive some scrutiny - and the player in question deserves to miss a game or two because of a suspension - or at least receive a fine. That being said, I would be very surprised if there is a suspension because Claude Giroux is considered an up and coming star players and Brendan Shanahan and the Department of Player Safety doesn...
The Devils lead the series 3-1 and will move on to the ECF with a win tonight.
I am sure the Flyers will bring their best tonight and even with Claude Giroux serving a one game suspension, the Flyers have enough offence to win tonight.
The question is, do they have enough defense to hold the Devils down?
We shall soon find out, puck drops just after 7:30pm ET and can be viewed...
Heading into game 5 Tuesday night, the New Jersey Devils must seize the opportunity to eliminate the Philadelphia Flyers and move on to the Eastern Conference Finals. the Flyers will be without their superstar Claude Giroux, who is serving a one-game suspension for his hit to the head of Dainius Zubrus Coach Peter DeBoer wants his team to have a killer instinct and finish the Flyers...
History books will teach that the 2011-12 New Jersey Devils qualified for the National Hockey League's Eastern Conference final at 10:06 p.m. ET on the night of May, 8, 2012.
Truth is, the Devils became the third team to reach the NHL's final four at the 19:56 mark of the second period Sunday night.
It was in that infinitesimal moment that Flyers center Claude Giroux, whom...
In order to stage any kind of comeback, you have to play with emotion in the NHL. The Flyers trail the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Semifinals 3 games to 1, and they have yet to play with any emotional intensity in this series.
The Flyers have been flat all series since Danny Briere scored an overtime game winner in the first game 1 of this series. No matter what has...
The Flyers are now down 2-1 in the series, and tonight is a must win situation for the Flyers. Going into this series, Flyers fans were very positive about the Devils, stating that if we play our game, we have a striaght route to the cup. Wells Flyers fans, they aren't playing their game...yet.
With the overtime loss on Tuesday, I think the Flyers received the Devils message...