Tagged: Sami Salo

Ranted: Marchand’s Denial, Boston’s Hypocrisy 25

Ranted: Marchand’s Denial, Boston’s Hypocrisy

Hey Boston? What’s the name of the longest river in the world? (If you’re not that smart, the joke is usually “da Nile”). Seriously, has your city lost its mind? Because it sure as hell has lost a lot of its credibility across the NHL after the Marchand-Salo affair. For Boston players, coaches, GMs, media and fans to almost unanimously agree that there was nothing wrong with Marchand’s hit on Salo makes the city look completely ridiculous, immature and unprofessional. I understand this maybe from the fans and even the players at times, because they’re passionate about the game, but...

Hits, Excuses and Hacks 5

Hits, Excuses and Hacks

If you want to know where the lack of respect that’s infiltrating the NHL is coming from, look no further than Boston’s frothing-at-the-mouth reaction to Brad Marchand’s submarining of Sami Salo, a dirty, cheap, low hit that knocked Salo out of the lineup with a concussion. It started with Marchand’s excuse: The puck was going around the boards and I went to pick it up,” said Marchand. “I was looking over my shoulder and saw Salo coming. I just kind of went down. When you see a guy 6-foot-(3) coming in on you, your instincts are to protect yourself. It...

Canucks Review and Preview: November 21 to November 27, 2011 0

Canucks Review and Preview: November 21 to November 27, 2011

[Every week, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead.] Last week, the Canucks continued their inconsistent play, which resulted in a brutal showing against the Chicago Blackhawks. Trailing by a goal going into the third period, they let the game get out of reach, eventually losing 5-1. Then, the Ottawa Senators came into town on Sunday. The game had some end-to-end rushes and excellent goaltending by Cory Schneider and ex-Canuck Alex Auld; and the Canucks came away with a 2-1 victory. Winning streaks have to start with one win, let’s hope we can...