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No penalty on the play but some of the “web talk” called it a dirty hit.
In my opinion, it may have been a little late, but holding off until a better view becomes available.
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News this morning broke that Chris Neil would not have a hearing –thus no suspension– for his hit on Brian Boyle that knocked the Rangers most dominant skater in this series* out of the game (and likely season) with a concussion. The hit (video below) had Boyle looking down at the puck while skating over the middle, and Neil specifically seeking him out ad delivering the hit...
Brendan Shanahan has ruled with an iron fist this postseason, but it doesn't look like he'll be calling Chris Neil into his office any time soon. Neil delivered a crushing blow on Brian Boyle of the Rangers during Game 5 of the New York-Ottawa series on Saturday, which led to Boyle suffering a concussion. Multiple reports indicate that Neil will not have a hearing with Shanahan...
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After a 2-0 shutout victory in Madison Square Garden, the Ottawa Senators have effectively pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination. An eight seed about to drop the pride of the Eastern Conference in the first-round? Pretty newsworthy. And yet, the lead in the Sunday papers has shifted from the potential upset to a controversial...
Much to the chagrin of the insufferable John Tortorella, Chris Neil will not face any supplementary discipline for his hit to New York Rangers forward Brian Boyle. In his post-game press conference last night, Torts drew parallels between Neil's hit and the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa; even going so far as to say that Boyle had sustained a concussion and that the NHL has...
Ottawa Senator Chris Neil laid out New York Ranger Brian Boyle last night, leaving the NYR center concussed. Coach John Tortorella said of the hit, “They have a blueprint. It’s the exact same hit as...
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Count me as a guy who stands firmly behind John Tortarella.
Chris Neil is a frequent offender. He's a guy with a jones for smoking his opponents with late hits while they are not looking. Neil did it again Saturday night when he cold-cocked Ranger forward Brian Boyle.
Did Boyle have the puck on his stick? was in in a prone position? Did he see Neil lurking? Was it...
Update, 10:44 a.m.:#SNPlayoffs. #Sens Neil will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on #Rangers Brian Boyle and will be in the line up for game 6— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 22, 2012
...apparently the NHL not only favors star players when it comes to suspensions (see Shea Weber), it now includes players from Canadian teams. NHL once again bowing to pressure from...
New York Rangers center Brian Boyle suffered a concussion in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators.Boyle suffered the injury when Senators right wing Chris Neil hit him with a high check in the defensive zone during the third period. Boyle was slow to get up and played three more shifts before leaving the ice. Rangers head coach John Tortorella voiced his opinion on the hit...
this is the right decision. The Chris Neil hit on Brian
Boyle was a good legal red
light hit. The New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was not happy with
the hit last night and compared Neil’s hit on Boyle to the Raffi Torres hit on
Katie Strang, ESPN --- Well they have the
blueprint," Tortorella said in his postgame news conference...
This was from yesterday's Rangers and Senators game. Very nice check by the former Wisconsin Badger and Rangers forward Derek Stepan on the Senators forward and tough guy Chris Neil. It's a text book body check.
Chris Neil will not meet the Shanahammer
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This is the hit that has everyone
buzzing tonight. Senators tough guy Chris Neil hit the Rangers forward Brian Boyle with
this hard hit. Rangers head coach John Tortorella was unhappy with the check after the game
and said that Boyle is concussed.
This isn't going to be organized in any way, because like many of you, my thoughts after last night's 2-0 shutout loss are scattered all over the place.
I guess, first and foremost, I should let you all know that Ottawa forward Chris Neil will not receive any supplementary discipline for his high hit to the head of Brian Boyle late in Game 5. After getting home from Madison...
About fifteen minutes into Game 6 between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators, it became more of a WWE match than a hockey game. Somehow, in the middle of his tussle with Rangers’ forward Brandon Prust, Chris Neil of the Senators signals the crowd to “get loud” while still trying to fight Prust. Check it out:
When Chris Neil took out Brian Boyle with a questionable hit on Saturday night, he took out the Rangers most effective forward. He took out their leading scorer, top defensive forward, and top penalty killer in this series. He took out the only player that has managed to get under the skin of the Senators. It’s a big blow to the Rangers, and not a player easily replaced. The best...
As we sit a few hours before Game 6, the insides are churning waiting for the contest to start. Choose whatever term you want, do or die, win or go home etc., we all know what's at stake for the Rangers tonight and words do it little justice.
It was confirmed this morning that Brian Boyle is out for tonight's game, which was no surprise given the concussion he suffered...