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Morning Line - Damien Cox

So one’s initial response to the news that Pronger, not yet retired but unable to play again, is interviewing for a position with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is to say, “Seriously?” Gales of laughter might then ensue when it was confirmed that, yes, he’s a candidate to fill the position left open by the departure of Brian Leetch. One all-star defenceman...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hard Truth For Pens Fans: James Neal is a Dirty Player by @MadChad412

Hockey is a violent sport played at an extremely fast pace. Hitting and fighting are a part of the game welcomed by the fans and the players. But sometimes the players get carried away and go overboard. You can find numerous examples of this, from Matt Cooke and Shawn Thornton, to Chris Simon and Todd Bertuzzi. As a Pens' blogger and fan, I was getting tired of having to defend...
Via PensInitiative
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Give Neil Smith A Shot In Buffalo

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, In 40 days and nights, Neil Smith might not have done what Noah was able to accomplish in that same time frame, but the Islanders general manager did construct the final pieces of the 2006-07 playoff team, no small feat in itself, before being told to step away by owner Charles Wang. It was Smith — working at least partially in concert...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke Is A “Dirty” Player

from Jim Souhan of the Star Tribune, The last time a Wild general manager acquired a goon who drove his fan base to take up pitchforks and tuck away checkbooks, he might as well have put his house on the market. Chuck Fletcher’s signing of Matt Cooke is not a direct equivalent to Doug Risebrough bringing in Chris Simon, but both moves were made for the same reason and...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Raffi Torres gets 25 games

The ex-Canuck picked the wrong time to level Marian Hossa and now faces the longest playoff suspension ever and the longest suspension ever handed out to a player not named Chris Simon. Marty McSorley got 23 games for infamous lovetap on Donald Brashear's head and Dale Hunter got 21 games in the playoffs in 1993 for his vicious crosscheck on Pierre Turgeon. Is this what...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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