Mark Methot serves up revenge for filet o’ finger

In late March, Sidney Crosby’s slash to the glove of Senators’ defenseman Mark Methot yielded a bloody, painful mess. In effect filleting the top of his finger, the video went viral, serving up a money shot of Methot taking off his glove to reveal a most unfortunate injury. The slash yielded no penalty (should have… Continue reading Mark Methot serves up revenge for filet o’ finger

Phaneuf Ottawa’s wrecking machine

Reminiscent of Scott Stevens’ best days with the New Jersey Devils, Ottawa defenseman Dion Phaneuf has delivered in the toughness department during this post-season. Monday night in Pittsburgh, his first-period open-ice, and totally clean hit on Penguins forward Bryan Rust sent a clear message: Do. Not. Mess. With. The. Senators. During a big shift in… Continue reading Phaneuf Ottawa’s wrecking machine

Long, slow & painful, Capitals punishment begins

  Alexander Ovechkin’s public evisceration began immediately after the Washington Capitals’ exit from the postseason. A number of media types chimed in as the Capitals began picking up the pieces of a second consecutive President’s Trophy, each time leading to a premature playoff exit at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. With three prior exits… Continue reading Long, slow & painful, Capitals punishment begins

Welcome back, tough guy

Chris Neil welcomed back by Sens mates He only played 2:26 in Game 5, and was given a misconduct penalty, but 37-year-old Chris Neil was welcomed with open arms by his Senators teammates in their overtime victory. He looks forward to another opportunity tonight in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden. Rangers tough guy Tanner… Continue reading Welcome back, tough guy

No Suspension for Niskanen after Hit on Crosby* UPDATE: Crosby Concussed

UPDATE 1:35 PM ET / 10:35 AM PT: Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Mike Sullivan confirms that Sidney Crosby has a concussion and will miss Game 4. Uncertainty and anger are the words of the day surrounding the Capitals/Penguins series after the game’s greatest player is injured. Often, the NHL focuses too much on injury when determining… Continue reading No Suspension for Niskanen after Hit on Crosby* UPDATE: Crosby Concussed

Quick Shots: Kitchen Shown Door in CHI; Sabres interview GM candidates; Hart noms

Chicago Hot Seat: Coach…or GM? Hard to believe that coach Joel Quenneville would be feeling heat due to the Blackhawks’ first-round exit in a sweep at the hands of the Nashville Predators. That, however, is the stink in the air around the United Center in the wake of the firing of assistant coach Mike Kitchen,… Continue reading Quick Shots: Kitchen Shown Door in CHI; Sabres interview GM candidates; Hart noms