In the aftermath of the Islanders/Penguins brouhaha on Friday night, the NHL decided to issue suspensions to Eric Godard (10 games), Trevor Gillies (9 games) and Matt Martin (4 games). They also fined the Islanders organization $100,000. Here’s the video, for reference (via “HockeyFights.com): Yesterday, Penguins’ owner Mario Lemieux issued this statement. “Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be. But what happened Friday night on Long Island wasn’t hockey. It was a travesty. It was painful to watch the game I love turn into a sideshow like that. “The NHL had a chance to send a...Click here to read more.
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[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what’s happening around the NHL.] Photo credit: Puck Daddy It really is a crapshoot which has undergone more cosmetic change – Heidi Montag’s body or the NHL All-Star Game. Next Friday, the NHL will again try to create interest for this event by broadcasting a live player draft to determine each team’s roster. Interestingly, looking back through the years on Hockey-Reference.com, the average NHL All-Star Game has featured roughly 17 Hall of Famers*. By decade: 40s: 18 Hall of Famers per All-Star game...Click here to read more.
[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what’s happening around the NHL.] Photo credit: oilers.nhl.com I never knew Santa was a hockey fan. And yet, when I sat on his lap at the mall this week, and asked him who he thought had been naughty and nice this year, he was quick to hand me the following list. Surprisingly, I agree with everything he wrote. Naughty – That Charles Wang continues to own and operate the New York Islanders franchise like it’s the Cleveland Indians from the film “Major League”....Click here to read more.