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Hockey Fights of the Week: 10/27 – 11/2

The first month of 2014-15 is officially in the books. So far the year has yielded plenty of surprises, a ton of talking points and some memorable fights. As we’ve mentioned in one of our previous installments, the number of fights seems to be on the decline which makes our job a difficult one. Teams are becoming more and more focused on scoring goals and winning games than dropping...
Via Bloguin Best
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The first month of 2014-15 is officially in the books. So far the year has yielded plenty of surprises, a ton of talking points and some memorable fights. As we’ve mentioned in one of our previous installments, the number of fights seems to be on the decline which makes our job a difficult one. Teams are becoming more and more focused on scoring goals and winning games than dropping...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Ranks Second Among Active Players In Penalty Minutes Behind Ottawa’s Chris Neil?

Ottawa Senators winger Chris Neil is no stranger to the penalty box. The veteran forward is one of the NHL’s toughest customers, and he has the resume to prove it. He’s gone toe to toe with some of the biggest and baddest brawlers over the course of his career. In doing so, he’s piled up a ton of penalty minutes. In fact, Neil currently is the active leader in penalty minutes...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Gifs #5: CBJ @ OTT (10/18/14)

First Period 0-1 OTT: (15:50) David Legwand (2) Backhand shot – ASST: Mike Hoffman (1), Chris Neil (1) Second Period 0-2 OTT: (7:02) Erik Karlsson (2) Deflected shot – ASST: Clarke MacArthur (2) 1-2 OTT: (13:57) Nick Foligno (2) Wrist shot – ASST: Scott Hartnell (4), Tim Erixon (1) 2-2 TIE: (14:38) David Savard (1) Slapshot – ASST: Nick Foligno (5), Ryan Johansen...
Via BS Hockey
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A Thought on Power Play Units

From Senators practice today: Ryan is working on a pp unit with Michalek and Zibanejad, but before you think that could be No. 1 combo, Karlsson is on the other pp #sens — Don Brennan (@SunDoniB) October 1, 2014 On the Karlsson pp unit is Turris (at the point), MacArthur, Legwand and Stone #sens — Don Brennan (@SunDoniB) October 1, 2014 Interesting pp combinations … Turris...
Via The 6th Sens
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Anti-Fighting Cabal Applauds AHL's New fighting Rules

#493214087 / gettyimages.comI don’t think any of us should be shocked that the Anti-Fighting Cabal at the Hockey News is applauding the AHL’s new Fighting Rules. They've never saw a fight that they liked. Looking at the number of fights in the AHL, the NHL's minor league definitely has more fighting majors than the NHL. It's a proven fact. Moreover, I have never...
Via Goon's World
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Tom Sestito Fights of the 2013-14 Season

At a whopping 6-foot-4, 228 pounds, Tom Sestito of the Vancouver Canucks is arguably the best enforcer in the entire National Hockey League. Whether he is backing up the Sedin brothers or just catching and throwing fists for the heck of it, Sestito is always ready to drop the gloves. With 19 fights under his belt in the 2013-14 season, Sestito earned the honor of not only having...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Businessweek Releases 2014 ‘Smartest Spenders in Sports’ Rankings

The Ottawa Senators spend money wisely or so we’re told by Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. The owner has thrown around phrases like “cost per point” more often than Chris Neil dishes out hits, but Bloomberg’s Businessweek has released its 2014 rankings of the ‘Smartest Spenders in Sports’. Their rankings examine franchises from the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB and rate them according...
Via The 6th Sens
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 4/7 – 4/13

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing our massive recap of the year’s best fights...
Via Bloguin Best
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing our massive recap of the year’s best fights...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Talk Neil Hit

After last night’s game, Marc Staal was so infuriated with Chris Neil’s late hit he refused to speak with the press as he was too livid to talk. Staal, who is fine physically, was assessed a double minor for roughing after he jumped Neil in response to the predatory hit that was somehow unpenalized. The extra minor on Staal destroyed any possibility of the Rangers tying the game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Some weeks we feature close, tightly-contested fights where it’s difficult to pick a winner. This is not one of those weeks. This week you’ll see five lopsided battles where you almost feel sorry for the loser – almost. 5. Jarome Iginla (BOS) vs Zac Rinaldo (PHI) – March 30 The best part of this fight might be the hit which started it all. Rinaldo’s check wiped out two...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers 8, Senators 4 ☆

The New York Rangers (37-29-4) defeated the Ottawa Senators (28-27-13) by the score of 8-4, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports. …i didn’t think this team could put up eight goals in week, so to see them put up a touchdown and a two-point conversion in one game was startling. We Rangers fans aren’t used to witnessing a game that wide open, it was quite entertaining...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Got Calls on Cowen At the Trade Deadline

I missed this last week, but Elliotte Friedman appeared on Sirius XM’s Hockey Night in Canada Radio last Friday and was asked about the situation developing at the Senators’ practice in which Jared Cowen and Chris Neil got into a heated scrap. “I think (the Senators) are really frustrated. I’m sure (Jared) Cowen is really frustrated. Actually, I was chatting with Bryan...
Via The 6th Sens
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

On the "Energy Line" and Understanding Player Usage

With the stinging pain of back-to-back losses in Alberta fresh in their minds, many fans have bemoaned head coach Paul Maclean's ice time allocation. "Interesting" is a euphemism I'd use to describe his TOI distribution in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Flames. Others chose to word it differently. The main source of fans' disdain is the healthy ice time total...
Via The 6th Sens
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen responds to Chris Neil's nonsense

Chris Neil's unbuckling of Johan Franzen's helmet, punching him in the side of the head and ramming him into the boards got some play. Questions were asked and answers were given. Chris Neil brought up cosmetics [via Puck Daddy]: “I’m there first shift and any shift he wants,” he said after Senators' practice Friday. “He wants to drop his purse, take the lipstick...
Via Detroit4lyfe
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Franzen makes fun of Ottawa’s Chris Neil after attempted fight

Johan Franzen had a huge night for the Wings helping power their 6-1 stomping of Ottawa with a hat trick. The Mule also played the role of ‘agitator’ getting under the skin of Chris Neil as the Senators’ enforcer tried desperately to fight Franzen all game. The night between the two seemed to boil over a bit though in the third period when Neil once again went after Franzen...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Neil unbuckles Johan Franzen's helmet, punches him in the head

Chris Neil is a real dickhead. Just look at him peeing out of his mouth!  In Johan Franzen's second game back from a concussion, the Ottawa Senators' goon tried to goad Franzen into a fight, and when Franzen smartly refused to drop the gloves, Neil unbuckled Franzen's helmet, gave him a right jab to the side of the head and then tossed Franzen into the boards. ...
Via Detroit4lyfe
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators-Penguins Preview

A stagnant performance has the Pittsburgh Penguins coming home after another loss to a mediocre team. They're hoping for a better showing Monday night against the Ottawa Senators, who handed them their worst loss of the season in December. The Penguins (38-15-2) lead the Eastern Conference with 78 points, but their four losses during a 6-3-1 stretch have come against less-than...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sens' Chris Neil Back in the Lineup

Long-time Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil returned to action on Saturday afternoon against the New York Rangers, as reported by Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. Neil suffered a lower-body injury on December 30 when he went to deliver a hit on Washington Capitals’ superstar Alex Ovechkin. He has missed six games.By Michael Miller, via Wikimedia CommonsIn his return, Neil finished...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators vs Senators Preview (Game 46)

The Nashville Predators (19-20-6) will host the Ottawa Senators (19-18-8) Saturday night in their first of two regular season games.       TV/RADIO COVERAGE Nashville: 102.5 The Game Ottawa: CBC Live Stream: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195612_ottawa_nashville/ Listen Online SEASON SERIES This is the first of two regular season meetings...
Via Fang Faction
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

crawling home to die

CANADIAN TIRE SENATORS HOCKEY ON SPORTSNET SPONSORED BY MOLSON BY SCOTIABANK YOU'RE RICHER THAN YOU THINK Yeah we have the Sens stream for the night.  sorry. This is the most disgustingly Canadian thing ever, possibly.  Just like we philosophize about the Swedes, there are good Swedes and bad Swedes, and there's good Canada and bad Canada. Sportsnet and The Senators as...
Via Puck Huffers
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

It's Monday. The holiday weekend is over and everyone is headed back to work. Don't be depressed. Cheer yourself up with some of the best hockey fights from over the Thanksgiving holiday. While we're at it, let's all give thanks for the great sport of hockey. 5. Tom Sestito (VAN) vs Chris Neil (OTT) - Nov 28 Forcing players to keep their helmet on during...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 11/25 - 12/1

It's Monday. The holiday weekend is over and everyone is headed back to work. Don't be depressed. Cheer yourself up with some of the best hockey fights from over the Thanksgiving holiday. While we're at it, let's all give thanks for the great sport of hockey. 5. Tom Sestito (VAN) vs Chris Neil (OTT) - Nov 28 Forcing players to keep their helmet on during...
Via Bloguin Best
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Sestito, Chris Neil Engage in Spirited Fight During Canucks-Senators Game (Video)

One of the two NHL games on the Thanksgiving night schedule was a battle of Canadian teams featuring the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators. After allowing four unanswered goals in the second period, Senators forward Chris Neil tried to energize his frustrated teammates with a fight against Canucks forward Tom Sestito. It was a spirited bout between two heavyweights, with both...
Via NESN.com
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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