Monthly Archives: April 2012

Re Torres: This is what I should have said

The distinction made by Joe Pelletier in the post below is, in my opinion, the central issue in the recent suspension debate. Namely: until the league distinguishes unambiguously between intent-to-injure and recklessness, between unsportsmanlike acts of violence and what Pelletier calls “hockey plays gone awry”, there is no way to make heads or tails out…

Vey (x2), Czarnik, Kozun and Andreoff even series

Monarchs top Admirals, knot series | Union Leader Linden Vey scored two goals and the Manchester Monarchs snapped the Norfolk Admirals’ 29-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory in Norfolk during the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday. The win ties the best-of-five series at one game apiece and gives the eighth-seeded Monarchs the upper hand…

Torres hit: really? 25 games?

I don’t like Raffi Torres. I think he tries to hurt people. And checks like he so often delivers are exactly the kind that need to be eliminated from hockey. But I can’t say the 25-game suspension handed down by the league for the hit on Marian Hossa makes a whole lot of sense to…

67’s amped up for Game 7 against Colts

It might be easy to think Tyler Toffoli has done everything there is to do individually in four seasons in an Ottawa 67’s uniform, but there is a small piece of unfinished business. The two-time Ontario Hockey League goal-scoring champion, who leads in playoffs goals this year with 10 through 12 games, would like to…

Friday: yes, there is live Kings hockey tonight

The Manchester Monarchs play the Norfolk Admirals in game one of their opening round series, and for ten bucks you can watch it on AHL Live. Game starts at 4:30PM Pacific time. The Ottawa 67s — featuring Kings prospect Tyler Toffoli — play the Niagara Ice Dogs in game one of round three, and for…

Boudreau blames the information age for hysteria over hockey violence | ProHockeyTalk

Boudreau blames the information age for hysteria over hockey violence | ProHockeyTalk. Boudreau says we’re hearing so much about hockey violence because we’re hearing so much about, well, everything. “You can’t move without anything being reported, that’s why,” he said. “I mean if this was 1972 and they didn’t have cell phones or computers or…