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Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's ruler on player discipline, has handed out his latest suspension, this time it was for two games to Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Letang was called for a two-minute minor penalty during the third period of Monday night's game against the Winnipeg Jets when he rode Alexander Burmistrov into the boards in the offensive zone.
Shanahan stressed in his explanation that Letang clearly acted as if he knew Burmistrov would get the puck first, making this not a race for the puck but a defensive play by Letang. Also factoring into the decision were the "predictable" path that Burmistrov took to the puck making it Letang's responsibility to let up on the check and the fact that Letang was fined for a similar hit in April 2011.
The two game suspension is somewhat surprising given that there was no injury on the play and that Letang has never been previously suspended. A fine or a one-game sus...
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Well, I was wrong and Kris Letang was suspended today for two games for his hit in the game last night against Alex Burmistrov. He will also forfeit pay for those games as well which according to the Penguins website will be almost $38,000. He will miss tonight’s game against Minnesota and Thursday’s home game against Montreal. For a video of the hit and an explanation...
The Penguins have now lost two in a row and are having a hard go of it with injuries, especially so early in the season. And with so many games in such a short time that doesn’t help giving them the time to get people back. But now the Pens may have to deal with the possible suspension of Kris Letang per NBC’s Prohockeytalk.com. Letang was penalized last night in the 3rd...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been suspended for two games by the NHL for boarding Winnipeg Jets forward Alex Burmistrov.
Letang's ban was handed out Tuesday, just hours before the Penguins visited the Minnesota Wild. The defenseman also will miss Thursday's home game against Montreal and be eligible to play on Saturday when the Penguins face New Jersey...
NHLHS Pittsburgh Penguins Correspondent Robbie Naugle explains why Brendan Shanahan whiffed on the two game suspension of Kris Letang.
On Monday night in Winnipeg, a hit occurred between Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Kris Letang and Winnipeg Jets center Alexander Burmistrov that sent the lanky center flying into the boards.
The hit occurred during the third period of a tight...
I think that some of the ruling to come out of the Department of Player Safety have been puzzling and I just don't think that this hit warranted a two game suspension. It's not like Kris Letang is a dirty players, this isn't a Matt Cooke type player.
Don't get me wrong I am glad that Colin Campbell is not spinning the Wheel of Justice anymore but do we really...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was called to a hearing Tuesday by NHL vice president Brendan Shanahan, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
In Monday's 2-1 loss to Winnipeg, Letang received a minor boarding penalty for hitting Alexander Burmistrov. Letang could be facing the first suspension of his career.
Letang leads the Penguins with seven points on a goal...
Defenseman Kris Letang played 23 minutes, 20 seconds Saturday night. Took a couple of shots. Blocked one by Buffalo. That's a slow night at the office for Letang this season. His ice time in the Penguins' 3-2 loss to the Sabres dropped his average to 26:26, still highest on his team and among the leaders in the NHL. He is averaging 27.5 shifts per contest.
Check out this hit by Penguins Kris Letang on the Jets Alex Burmistrov during last night's game in Winnipeg. I don't think this boarding call is worthy of a suspension and I don't think the NHL needs to suspend every player that commits a questionable play/penalty.
via Bob McKenzie tweet, NHL announces PIT’s Kris Letang will have disciplinary hearing today for boarding WPG’s Alex Burmistrov last night.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been suspended for two games by the NHL for boarding Winnipeg Jets forward Alex Burmistrov. Letang's ban was handed out Tuesday, just hours before the Penguins visited the Minnesota Wild. The defenseman also will miss Thursday's home game against Montreal and be eligible to play on Saturday when the Penguins face New Jersey.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been suspended two games for a hit on Winnipeg's Alexander Burmistrov during the third period of the Penguins' 2-1 loss to the Jets Monday night.
Last Thursday in my musings, I briefly talked about Don Cherry’s latest controversial spat against Brendan Shanahan and NHL HQ over the recent player safety rulings. Since then, several other people around hockey have come out of the woodwork to take shots at Shanny and the suspensions he has been handing out.
Hockey Night in Canada’s panelist, Eric Francis, has even gone as...
At full strength, the Pittsburgh Penguins have an arsenal of stars that's arguably as deep as any in the NHL.
Right now, they'll simply settle for a lineup with anyone who's healthy.
A bevy of injuries and a two-game suspension to defenseman Kris Letang will leave the Penguins short-handed again Thursday night, when they continue the NHL's busiest early season schedule...
The NHL's new head of discipline, Brendan Shanahan, made the call complete with explanation on the Penguins defenseman.