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Pittsburgh Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby, donned skates for the first time since being sidelined with a concussion 10 weeks ago. Limited to stickhandling around cones and shooting a few pucks, Crosby is far from being ready to return. His 15 minute practice gives no guarantee that he will play again this season. With playoffs in the near future, Crosby’s progress is a good sign but far from promising.
The concussion resulted from a hard slam into the end boards by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman on January 5. The hit re-triggered the already much debated issue of head hits, improper checking and More >
Friday Night: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart endured a brutal hit by Tom Kostopoulos of the Calgary Flames that ended with a broken jaw. Kostopoulos received two minutes for roughing, a questionable call that has been rectified through the NHL’s supplemental discipline process. Because of the ferocity of the hit and the broken jaw that resulted, the hit was reviewed over the weekend and Kostopoulos was given a six game suspension and will forfeit $29,569.92 in salary. Stuart will miss at least six to eight weeks with the injury.
Rule 48, which has already led to several suspensions this season, bans More >
The NFL has it… and it seems to be working out okay. Under current NHL rules, however, a coach’s challenge for disputed calls is not allowed. Owners, players, coaches and fans each have their own argument for and against this practice.
Most recently, the need to have controversial plays reviewed by video became a talking point after Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr interfered with Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen before scoring what turned out to be the game-winning goal in October of this year. Afterwards, the NHL admitted a penalty should have been called on the play and the goal should not have counted. More >