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Column: There's a troubling new game in town: attack the ref

Usually, we come to criticize referees, umpires and those who officiate the games we play. Today, we come to give them props for the thankless job they do. And, more important, to plead for their protection. Unless you've gone off the grid the past few months, it's impossible to miss what seems to be a disturbing new sport. Attack the referee. From a high school official in Texas...
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Dennis Wideman speaks out on 20-game suspension

Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman spoke out publicly Thursday for the first time for since being suspended 20 games by the NHL for hitting linesman Don Henderson in the back."Firstly, I want to apologize to Don Henderson," Wideman said. "I feel awful about what happened. Hopefully he's recovering and is going to be back on the ice soon. I feel bad about the whole situation...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Down a Wideman

The Calgary Flames had to know that they would be missing out on Dennis Wideman for a while, just as soon as he cross checked a linesman before the all star break. Punishment was handed down yesterday, and it was rather harsh: 20 games. Knowing what we know now (that Wideman was concussed and likely not in his right frame of mind, and how suspensions have worked in the past…...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
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NHL Throws Book at Dennis Wideman

The NHL has thrown the book at Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman. Seriously, Wideman was given a 20-game suspension for running over NHL linesman Don Henderson. Wideman said this of the hit on Henderson. "At the last second, I looked up and saw [Henderson] and couldn't avoid it, Wideman said. "I went up to Donnie and apologized to him on the ice," he said after the game. ...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman suspended 20 games for hitting linesman

The National Hockey League has suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games for knocking over a linesman according to Bob Mckenzie of TSN. 20 games for Dennis Wideman. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 3, 2016 During the play, Wideman gets crunched across the boards and gets up and starts skating towards linesman Don Henderson. Wideman slogs his way...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wideman suspended 20 games for cross-checking linesman

The NHL stood up for its officials Wednesday by suspending Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games after he cross-checked a linesman into the boards during a game on Jan. 27. Dennis Wideman (@NHLFlames) has been suspended for 20 games. — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 3, 2016 Wideman was skating toward the Flames bench in the...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 1/30/16

With All-Star Weekend upon us, unless it involves John Scott, there’s not much else being talked about in the NHL lately. One notable exception, however, is the fallout over Dennis Wideman’s crosschecking of referee Don Henderson on Wednesday night. The incident has prompted a wide ranging debate on how the league’s disciplinary arm should handle Wideman’s punishment. On...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NHL players who could regress in 2015-16

Here are five players who I think are bound for regression in 2015-16 following great seasons in 2014-15. Disagree? Sound off in the comments or add players you think we missed. Dennis Wideman – Calgary Flames  UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 6: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Calgary Flames in action against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on February 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The resurgence of Dennis Wideman

If Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley is going to get consideration for the Jack Adams award for coach of the year, its not because he’s a tactical genius, or because of his line management. It’s because of how he’s managed to motivate this team and install a incredibly resilient culture during his time here. […] The post The resurgence of Dennis Wideman appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames' Dennis Wideman lost for the season

The Calgary Flames made a valiant effort to recover from a disastrous mid-season stretch to try to get back into the Western Conference playoff race, but now that their fate for an early start to their summer is all but sealed, they are setting things up for the offseason - which includes having veteran defenseman Dennis Wideman shutdown from his rehab for an upper-body injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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