Preview: Blues face Sharks for first time since Lapierre hit

St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre illegally checked San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle into the boards in the last meeting between these teams, contributing to a combined 89 penalty minutes and a slew of harsh words. The scene marred a matchup between two of the NHL's top teams, and grudges still may remain as the surging Blues visit the Sharks on Friday. Boyle had to...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Lapierre to return to lineup tonight at Florida

MIAMI -- For center Maxim Lapierre, the long wait is over. He returns to the Blues' lineup tonight. "This was a long five-game suspension," says Lapierre, who hasn't played since Oct. 15, when his hit from behind on San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle led to the NHL's disciplinary action. "It's tough watching your teammates play while also dealing...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Paajarvi needs to make some noise before Lapierre's return

ST. LOUIS -- Left wing Magnus Paajarvi finally got on the ice for the St. Louis Blues after Maxim Lapierre was hit with a five-game suspension and Brenden Morrow got hurt. To stay there, he'll have to take advantage of a very small window while Lapierre is out. Which means the next three games will be crucial for Paajarvi. After being a healthy scratch for the first five games...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Maxim Lapierre suspended 5 games for hit on Dan Boyle

The verdict for The People v. Lapierre is in. And Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been given a five-game suspension for his ugly hit on Dan Boyle along the boards on Tuesday. Boyle was knocked unconscious and taken off the ice in a stretcher. He flew back to San Jose on Wednesday. It’s unclear as of right now when he’ll be able to return to playing. Lapierre had an in-person...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Strickland: Lapierre's hit was more bad luck than dirty play

ST. LOUIS -- Was it avoidable? Probably. San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle's back was turned, so St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre should have let up. NHL rules require that. But was Lapierre's hit, which left Boyle motionless on the ice and sent him to the hospital, "dirty"? No way. It's always scary when a player is wheeled off the ice on a stretcher. It...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Fallout from the Lapierre hit begins

As soon as St. Louis' Maxim Lapierre dropped San Jose's Dan Boyle with a vicious hit from behind Tuesday night, it was clear the entire hockey world would stand up and take notice. And by Wednesday morning, boy did it ever. And by the time the night was over, Lapierre was apologizing, his future on the ice in limbo. First, here's the hit. Here's a shot of the impact...
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October 17, 2013  |  1 Comment

Lapierre hit draws ire from Sharks

Maxim Lapierre has worn four different sweaters over the course of his NHL career, but that's pretty much the only thing that's changed in his game. The notorious agitator, now averaging about 12 minute of ice time per night with the St. Louis Blues, is at the center of controversy once again for crossing the line on the ice. Lapierre was the reason for a scary scene in...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Lapierre to have in-person hearing

St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been offered an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety at a date and time to be determined for an incident against the San Jose Sharks at Scottrade Center on Oct 15, according to the league. According to the release, Lapierre was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Offers Maxim Lapierre In-Person Hearing, Suspension Could Exceed Five Games

Maxim Lapierre is about to sit down for a very long time. The NHL announced Wednesday morning that it was offering the St. Louis Blues forward an in-person hearing to discuss potential supplemental discipline for his hit Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks. The agitating forward checked Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle from behind into the boards. Boyle was eventually stretchered...
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kesler and Lapierre told to zip it.

Vancouver Canucks center Maxim Lapierre during a game against the Colorado Avalanche on March 16, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I couldn't resist with this one. The most unlikable team in the NHL has told a few of their players to quit yapping. You can't make this stuff up. I guess the coaching staff for the Vancouver Canucks figured out that the rest of the NHL was tired...
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April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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