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The 6th Sens:
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The wrath of Brendan Shanahan has been felt. New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin has been suspended by the NHL for three games for elbowing Daniel Alfredsson in the head and that Senators defenceman Matt Carkner has been suspended one game for repeatedly punching Brian Boyle in the face his tremendous *********** of Brian Boyle. Of course, thanks to the whimsical nature of the NHL's disciplinary decisions, no one was entirely confident in what kinds of punishment, if any, would be handed out to either of the aforementioned players.But now that the decisions have been rendered, we can dissect what each of these mean to either club. When Paul MacLean's Pete DeBoer'esque starting lineup was announced as Matt Carkner, Jared Cowen, Zenon Konopka, Chris Neil and Zack Smith, the message was clear: if you take liberties with Erik Karlsson or another one of our elite players, you're going to have your face caved in. We can endlessly debate whether we're celebrating Cark...
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Carl Hagelin says he is sorry for elbowing Daniel Alfredsson in the head, and knocking the Ottawa captain out of Game 2 and perhaps longer. Now the New York Rangers rookie is waiting to find out if he will be shelved, too.
Hagelin had a phone hearing with the NHL on Sunday, while his team practiced after Saturday night's 3-2 overtime loss to the Senators. He already served a...
Pat Leonard of the Daily News reports that Carl Hagelin had his hearing with the NHL at 1:30 p.m. A decision is expected later today....there better not be a suspension. Although I am fully expecting one.Meanwhile, all the healthy players were at practice execpt for Henrik Lundqvist who was given the day off.With Hagelin at the hearing Fedotenko skated with Richards and Gaborik,...
The National Hockey League has suspended New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin for three games for his elbow to the head of Daniel Alfredsson in the second period of Saturday's Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden. Hagelin had a hearing with VP of player safety Brendan Shanahan earlier this afternoon.
According to the rulebook and the rulebook alone, yes...
Afterall, Brendan Shanahan has been a part of the Wings locker room and he knows the main goal of that room is to win the game.
Instead of suspending Shea Weber for a game, maybe Shanahan knew/felt the Wings would respond in a way to make Weber accountable for his actions and still force Weber to skate on egg shells for the rest of series.
Back in his Detroit playing days, Shanahan...
Just moments into tonight's game at Madison Square Garden, Senators defenseman Matt Carkner started a melee with Rangers forward Brian Boyle. The Senators put Carkner (best known for his fighting) into the starting lineup, signalling something was up.Carkner, who didn't play in Game 1, sucker-punched Boyle to set off the fireworks at the 2:15 mark of the first period. Carkner...
Matt Carkner has been suspended one game for his actions in the second game of the Ottawa / New York series. That sound you might hear is thousands, if not millions, of NHL fans laughing and mocking at how once again the NHL discipline department has missed the mark.
One game? Seriously? Did they actually mean one game per punch landed by Carkner...
Brendan Shanahan had a busy regular season, but he could be in line for a busier postseason. Three players will have hearings with the league disciplinarian for their actions during Saturday's slate of playoff games. Rangers forward Carl Hagelin and Senators defenseman Matt Carkner will each have hearings Sunday afternoon, while Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw will have a hearing...
Just 2:15 into Game Two between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators, Matt Carkner got hockey fans buzzing. Carkner went after Brian Boyle and sucker punched him in the face. Boyle went down, and Carkner continued punching him in the face. Carkner got a game miscounduct and so did Brandon Dubinsky. The Senators ended up winning the game in OT thanks to a goal by Chris Neil.Carkner...
So New York Ranger coach John Tortorella didn't want to talk about the Carkner incident, the refs or really much of anything judging by the entire 2:20 that his postgame press conference lasted. Given the way the NHL has reacted to coaches being critical of the way games have been called, it is not very hard to understand the way the coaches and their wallets are feeling.
It is only the first round of the playoffs. Competition heats up as play goes on. But considering the level of intensity that has already been achieved, what on earth do the next rounds have in store?Chief disciplinarian, Brendan Shanahan, has been busy in the first week of the playoffs. He has handed out four suspensions and four fines to players and teams. Boarding, elbowing...
Daniel Alfredsson has confirmed he sustained a concussion in Game 2 of Ottawa's playoff series with New York when Rangers forward Carl Hagelin elbowed him in the head.
However, the Senators captain participated in Monday's morning skate and said he's a game-time decision for Game 3 at night.
Alfredsson missed more than half of Ottawa's series-tying victory Saturday...
Player safety? No, silly. When a player gets his brains scrambled, the NHL gets a rivalry. Rivalries are easy to promote and things that are easy to promote bring in big bucks. The NHL loves and needs big bucks.So what makes Bettman, Shanahan and the rest of the NHL front office slugs nervous?
The media.When Savard got rocked by Matt Cooke, there were some angry fans out there...
There's been a large to-do recently about discipline in the NHL, from Shea Weber's fine to Matt Carkner and Carl Haglen's suspensions. There's no consistency in discipline, especially when so much of it is based off of whether someone is injured or not. There's no punishing the intent, rather, there's punishing of the outcome.
The intent here was to embarrass...
Alfredsson has not returned to the game.