More Than One Man- How the Dennis Wideman suspension impacts concussion conversations

More Than One Man- How the Dennis Wideman suspension impacts concussion conversations Still in the early stages, the NHL ruling of a 20 game suspension of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman, for an altercation with linesman Don Henderson that could be described as “steam rolling” is just beginning the appeal process. Commissioner Gary Bettman will […]

Perplexing Penalties

Constant Confusion Over NHL Penalties How often have you heard or uttered the phrase, “I’m not sure if that’s a penalty?” Well it’s no wonder with the all over the map and haphazard method of referees calling penalties on the ice. Look no further for the latest example than Wednesday nights “Rivalry Night” game on […]

All-Star Outrage

All-Star Outrage is Ridiculous With the announcement that Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane, Jaromir Jagr and John Scott had been named team captains for the  2016 NHL All-Star teams in Nashville came the predictable outrage.  Not for all three of course, just for known pugilist John Scott. Do I want John Scott at the All-Star game, […]

Norris Contenders?

As we discussed on Hockey Unfiltered this past weekend now that the NHL has reached the one-quarter mark we’re going to hear and see all kinds of stories about who’s exceeding and who’s fallen below preseason expectations.  What teams need to do so they can get back on track, trade suggestions and much more. We’re […]

Don’t Be a Tool

Don’t Be a Tool Two similar incidents in games this past weekend perfectly illustrate why players, coaches, executives and fans become frustrated with the NHL instigator rule.  In the contest between the NY Rangers and Ottawa Senators the rule was enforced correctly.  On the same evening during the St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks game […]

Cliché in Columbus

After starting poorly the Columbus Blue Jackets have gone the cliché route and fired their coach. After their seventh straight loss, a 4-0 drubbing by the NY Islanders on Tuesday night, the organization fired head coach Todd Richards and replaced him with John Tortorella. For the former Lightning, Ranger and Canucks coach will depart his […]