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Larry Brown Sports:
And the ice skate strikes again. The gentleman you see in the photo above is Ryan Duncan, the 2007 Hobey Baker Award winner at the University of North Dakota and current member of the Portland Pirates — a Phoenix Coyotes’ AHL affiliate. Duncan took a skate to the face in overtime on Sunday afternoon and needed 45 stitches to correct the damage.
Looks like the doctors did a decent job of putting his face back together. The photo was tweeted by Duncan himself with the following message: “Skate to the face last night. 4 and a half hours getting repaired. 45 stitches. #whysoserious.”
Spoken like a true hockey player. The stitches and scar Taylor Hall were left with a couple months ago were a little more Frankensteinish, but there’s something about the slit nostril that makes me cringe every time I see it. We didn’t get a chance to see Duncan before he was stitched up, but let’s just hope his nose wasn’t quite as bad as Darryl’s Boyce’s.
Thanks to Puck Daddy for sharing the picture
BEST OF MAXIM
Facing a two-game losing streak and a 2-6-2 start to the month of March, the Coyotes -- who never seem to know when they are beat -- rallied from 2-0 down for the second time in the last three games Sunday night, this time with less than 12 minutes left in regulation.
Horribly outplayed in the second period, the Coyotes roared back with goals by Ray Whitney and Raffi Torres to...
Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan has been suspended for three games because he elbowed Dallas' Jamie Benn on Tuesday night.
The NHL announced Doan's punishment on Wednesday night and says he will give up more than $166,000 in pay for the elbow, which happened nearly six minutes into the second period of the game Dallas won 4-3 in a shootout. Doan was assessed a two-minute...
Yamma Hamma. Portland Pirates (the AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes) forward Ryan Duncan suffered the nasty injury documented above after the skate of opponent Casey Wellman made its way across Duncan’s face during a game on Sunday. Not pretty. This gruesome image is right up there with Washington Capitals player Matt Hendricks’ torn ear [...]
Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan faces a Wednesday hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for a hit in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars.Doan made contact with Stars forward Jamie Benn's head while delivering a hit in the second period. Benn appeared dazed but played the rest of the game. Doan received a two-minute minor for elbowing on the play."...
The NHL suspended Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan three games for elbowing Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn in Tuesday's game.
Doan was punished as a repeat offender. He also was suspended three games in October 2010 for a dangerous hit, and last week was fined $2,500 for a boarding penalty.
The incident occurred during the second period of Dallas' 4-3 shootout victory...
Shane Doan is the latest player to book a suite at the Shanaban Hotel. The Coyotes captain was suspended for three games, following a hearing regarding his elbow on the Stars' Jamie Benn during Tuesday night's contest.
While it's going to be tough for the slipping Coyotes to maintain traction in the Western Conference playoff chase, by losing their captain and third...
The Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes are tied atop the crowded Pacific Division race.
The Stars are hoping a three-day layoff can help get them untracked, while the visiting Coyotes are looking to continue their success in this season series as it wraps up Tuesday night.
Dallas (39-28-5) and Phoenix (36-26-11) lead San Jose and Los Angeles in the tight chase for the Pacific title...
I can find no reason the NHL shouldn't suspended the Coyotes forward Shane Doan for this bush league, unnecessary and dirty hit on Dallas forward Jamie Benn. I also don't see how anyone can defense this hit? Rightfully so, Shane Doan has a hearing this afternoon with the department of players safety this afternoon.
Anyone want to guess on what kind of a suspension...
If pain heals and chicks dig scars, then it looks like Ryan Duncan won't have any problem with the ladies from now on. Duncan, a former Hobey Baker winner, is currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes AHL affiliate this season. In overtime of Sunday's game, Duncan took a skate to the face and headed to the hospital for some serious work. Four hours and 45 stiches later, Duncan...
Following a nearly perfect February, wins have been hard to come by this month for a Phoenix Coyotes team in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race.
Making matters worse, they'll have to host the surging Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night without their captain.
The NHL suspended Phoenix right wing Shane Doan three games Wednesday for elbowing Jamie Benn in the head...
Phoenix Coyotes (36-26-11, 83 pts) @ Dallas Stars (39-28-5, 83 pts)
7:00 PM CT, March 20, 2012
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
It's all in the Stars hands now. Game 73 of the season and the Stars hold the division lead and the third spot in the Western Conference by the slimmest of margins. The Stars and Coyotes enter tonight's game tied in points but Dallas holds...
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.