Found December 03, 2011 on
What do the 2011-12 NHL season and The Essential Billy Joel have in common? Both are full of questionable hits. Yeah. Billy Joel sucks. Deal with it.
Anyway, here's another one of those questionable hits. Midway through the first period of Saturday's tilt between the New York Islanders and the Dallas Stars, Nino Neiderreiter was cutting through the neutral zone when Mark Fistric absolutely levelled him.
Problem was, unfortunately, the principle point of contact was the head. And Neiderreiter left the game with what appeared to be (and was later announced to be) a concussion. That's never good.
So will Fistric get suspended for this hit? It's up for debate. The fact that Neiderreiter was concussed doesn't bode well, but the fact that the hit went unpenalized does. There were six minutes of penalties handed out on the play: a minor to Fistric for roughing and a double minor to Matt Martin (for double roughing?), all from the scuffle after the hit. As far as the of...
BEST OF MAXIM
A morning scan of the ever-changing Western Conference in the NHL shows that once again those pesky Dallas Stars sit near the top of the conference and at least for the moment, the very top of the Pacific Division.
The margin is certainly noteworthy for those who predicted a 15th place finish in the Western Conference (Hello, Sports Illustrated), but it is also the morning of December...
So whatâs the deal? Was the hit by Dallas Stars D Mark Fistric a clean hit or not? Do we know if Brendan Shanahan has called the Stars to discuss the hit? Has he seen the video from the various angles that are available?
Is that a head hit? Is it suspendable? Personally, I would think so.
But what does the NHL think? Was this a case...
By Alexander Monaghan
On a night with 12 games on the docket, it should come to no surprise that we have not only one, but two controversial hits. Regarding the Jordin Tootoo incident we took a more down-the-middle approach. However, the shoulder-to-head hit from Dallas Stars defender Mark Fistric is a bit more subjective than most.
New York Islanders forward Nino Niederreiter...
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Nino Niederreiter was the recipient of the hit. Fistric did not receive a penalty for the hit, but did get two for roughing when Matt Martin jumped in. Martin received two double-minors for roughing.
The Dallas Stars are the best comeback team in the NHL, but even they can only go to the well so many times.
On a night where the injury-depleted team was looking to get a quick jump and play from ahead against the lowly New York Islanders (who were playing on back-to-back nights), Dallas once again put itself in position to have to chase the game.
Even when the Islanders built...
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Both Jordin Tootoo and Mark Fistric will have a hearing with Shanahan for their action on Saturday.