Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tory Krug's Broken Finger

John Moore Suspended Five Games for Dirty Hit on Erik Haula



I was hoping for a longer suspension. Rangers defenseman John Moore is a repeat offender and was suspended just last spring during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Apparently, he didn't learn his lesson from the last suspension that he received.
NEW YORK -- New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended for five games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula during NHL Game No. 122 in New York on Monday, October 27, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Moore is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $51,859.75. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Moore was assessed a match penalty 7:12 into the second period.

For a full explanation of the Department of Player Safety's decision, complete with video, please click on the following link.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boston Bruins: Seth Griffith's amazing goal (Video)



What an amazing goal by Boston Bruins forward Seth Griffith. This goal gave the Boston Bruins a 2-1 lead. In seven games with the Bruins, Griffith has (3g-1a-4pts).

Rangers John Moore to Have Hearing for Dirty Hit on Haula



The NHL's Department of Player Safety will have an in person hearing with Rangers defenseman John Moore for his dirty, high, dangerous hit on Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula.
Scott Lewis, Sports Net -- New York Rangers defenseman John Moore will have face a supplementary discipline hearing as a result of his check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula on Monday night.

John Shannon on Twitter: “Let’s get that right…John Moore will have a hearing for hit on Haula…while still no indication on Kreider on Brodin.”
Moore is a repeat offender: Last season, the NHL suspended Moore during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs for two games for a dirty hit on Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise. As history tells us, a suspension during the Stanley Cup Playoffs are usually shorter than the regular season.

Monday, October 27, 2014

(Video) John Moore's head shot on Erik Haula



At the 07:12 mark of the second period, New York Rangers forward John Moore was given a match penalty for this dirty, dangerous, inexcusable head shot on Wild forward Erik Haula.

This hit is worthy of a suspension  and should land Moore a game or two vacation. Because this penalty is a match penalty, it will reviewed by the NHL. There is no excuse for this dirty hit.


(Video) Chris Krieder Boards Jonas Brodin



This is an unnecessary, dangerous hit by New York Rangers forward Chris Krieder. If you don't believe me, check out the video, Krieder throws Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin violently into the boards. This is the kind of hit that needs to be eliminated from the game of hockey.

I also believe that this is a hit that needs more examination by the NHL's Department of Player safety and that Krieder should be suspended for this hit. A game or two would be appropriate. Thoughts?

UND 2nd in USA Today Poll


October 27, 2014

Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
Minnesota
(50)
4- 0-0
509
1
2
North Dakota
4- 1-0
446
3
3
Union
5-1-0
429
2
4
Colgate
5- 1-0
421
4
5
Boston College
3- 1-0
374
6
6
Boston University
3- 0-0
295
11
7
St. Cloud State
2- 2-0
294
9
8
Providence
1- 2-1
254
7
9
Massachusetts-Lowell
1- 2-1
218
8
10
Miami
4- 2-0
187
10
11
Denver
3- 1-0
142
13
12
Minnesota State
4- 2-0
134
12
13
Michigan
2-3-0
89
17
14
Vermont
4-0-0
86
NR
15
Ferris State
2-3-0
60
7
Others receiving votes: Michigan Tech 29, Alaska 23, Notre Dame 23, Cornell 22, Robert Morris 13, New Hampshire 1, Quinnipiac 7, Ohio State 6, Nebraska-Omaha 6, Minnesota Duluth 5, Bowling Green 2, Northern Michigan 2, St. Lawrence 1.

UND 3rd in UCHO Poll


October 27, 2014

Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
Minnesota
(50)
4- 0-0
1000
1
2
Union
5- 1-0
901
2
3
North Dakota
4- 1-1
900
3
4
Colgate
5- 1-0
870
4
5
Boston College
3- 1-0
788
6
6
Boston University
3- 0-0
637
12
7
St. Cloud State
2- 2-0
628
9
8
Massachusetts-Lowell
3- 1-1
601
7
9
Providence
1- 2-1
587
5
10
Miami
4- 2-0
503
10
11
Denver
3- 1-0
422
11
12
Minnesota State
4- 2-0
404
13
13
Vermont
4- 0-0
352
17
14
Ferris State
2- 3-0
338
8
15
Michigan
2- 3-0
285
14
16
Alaska
5- 1-0
254
16
17
Michigan Tech
4- 0-0
218
NR
18
Cornell
0- 0-0
137
18
19
Minnesota-Duluth
3- 3-0
128
19
20
Notre Dame
4- 2-0
80
NR
Others receiving votes: Robert Morris 79, Nebraska-Omaha 76, Bowling Green 65, Quinnipiac 59, Northern Michigan 56, Alaska-Anchorage 34, Merrimack 33, New Hampshire 20, Ohio State 15, St. Lawrence 9, Dartmouth 8, Harvard 6, Yale 3, Mercyhurst 2, Bentley 1, Penn State 1.