Showing posts with label Sean Couturier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sean Couturier. Show all posts

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Flyers Unhappy with Zac Rinaldo's hit on Sean Couturier

Looks like Zac Rinaldo is trying to out do Rafi Torres and Matt Cooke. I am not sure that's possible. He's giving his all. No, this hit wasn't clean. There's no defending it. Will there be a suspension, the NHL hasn't made a decision on the hit yet.

As a Bruins fan, I was disappointed when the team Acquired Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers. In 228 games, Rinaldo has scored (8g-16a—24pts). The oft-suspended forward has racked up an amazing 582 minutes in penalties. That’s the equivalent of Rinaldo spending almost 10 games in the penalty box during his first five seasons in the NHL.

In today's NHL, players like Rinaldo are a dying breed, there's will be no room on NHL rosters for the one-dimensional players that racks up penalty minutes and receives long-term suspensions for bad behavior. These players will soon be gone in the NHL.

In his short five-year NHL career, Rinaldo has also been suspended 14 games.

Jan 26, 2015 Suspended by the NHL for 8 games.
Apr 07, 2014 Suspended by the NHL for 4 games.
Feb 13, 2012 Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.
Feb 04, 2012 Fined $5,000 by the NHL.

Obviously, the Flyers aren't happy with the hit in question.
Sam Carchidi, --- As the first period ended, former Flyer Rinaldo, his elbows up high, leveled Sean Couturier into the boards. It took Couturier a few minutes to get up, and he woozily skated to the locker room.

He did not return after suffering what general manager Ron Hextall called an upper-body injury.

Rinaldo, who had a penchant for bad penalties when he played with the Flyers, was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He is expected to receive his fourth career suspension.

The Flyers head coach wasn't very pleased with Rinaldo's check on Couturier. From Flyers coach Dave Hakstol was fuming about the hit. "No place for it," he said.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Zac Rinaldo Hit on Sean Couturier

Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for this hit on Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier. Needless to say, Rinaldo's first game against his old team only lasted on period and he played only 2:53 minutes.

I don't think that this hit is suspension worthy, but the league will definitely take a look at it. Couturier was not on the bench to start the second period.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Simon Despres blows up Sean Couturier, Umberger vs Despres fight

Tonight, I was watching the Flyers and Penguins game. Check out this clean, hard hit.

In my opinion, this is a thing of beauty. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Simon Despres absolutely blows up Sean Couturier with a shoulder-to-shoulder hit. The video from this angle doesn't do a good job of showing it. Of course you have the obligitory fight between R.J. Umberger and Despres.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Four former WCHA's players received votes for the Calder Trophy

The Calder Memorial Trophy that Bure won in hi...
The Calder Memorial Trophy that Bure won in his rookie season (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Four former WCHA players received votes for the Calder Cup Trophy to goes to the NHL's top rookie of the year in the NHL, two of the players that received votes were former Wisconsin Badgers.

012 Calder Trophy Voting Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th)
1. Gabriel Landeskog, COL 1,383 (116-29-4-0-0)
2. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM 1,001 (26-83-22-16-2)
3. Adam Henrique, Devils, 620 (3-19-59-50-12)
4. Matt Read, PHI 546 (3-17-45-51-19)
5. Carl Hagelin, NYR 88 (0-0-5-9-36)
6. Jake Gardiner, TOR 70 (0-0-4-8-26)
7. Justin Faulk, CAR 62 (0-1-4-6-17)

8. Cody Hodgson, BUF 49 (0-0-2-7-18)
9. Sean Couturier, PHI 37 (1-0-3-1-9)
10. Slava Voynov, L.A. 10 (0-0-1-1-2)
11. Jared Cowen, OTT 4 (0-0-0-0-4)
12. Marc-Andre Gragnani, VAN 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
Adam Larsson, N.J. 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
Andrew Shaw, CHI 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
Craig Smith, NSH 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shanny has his work cut out for him part II

Arron Asham should be gone for the rest of the NHL playoffs for this cross check and then punch on Brayden Schenn. There was nothing wrong with Schenn's hit on Paul Martin, yet Asham attacks Schenn. If you don't like the way that Schenn hit your fellow teammate challenge him to a fight the old fashion way.

I think that the NHL will not look too kindly on this play by Asham; this will also give Brendan Shanahan a chance to make a statement because Asham is a goon and suspending him won't really affect the series that much. 

Penguins forward James Neal should have been thrown out of the game for this questionable blindside on Sean Couturier. The refs really blew this call and their inaction probably lead to this chain of events. That's right pulling of hair by Craig Adams, how very Vancouver Canucks like, Alex Burrows and Max Lapierre would probably approve of this act.

It will be interesting to see what comes out of the NHL's Department of Player Safety, this was a very emotional and hard fought game and I could see a few fines and probably a suspension or two for some of the offending players.  Loved the drama and the extra drama that came out of this game today.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Two future sioux make top ten on Red Line Report

Two Future Sioux ended up 9th and 10th on the Red Line Report's Top 10 prospects for June 24-25 NHL Entry Draft... Looks like UND is getting to top flight players in J.T. Miller and Rocco Grimaldi.

 Red Line Report's Top 10 prospects for June 24-25 draft

No. Player Pos. Ht., Wt. Shoots Birthdate Team
1 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C 6-0, 163 Left April 12, 1993 Red Deer
2 Gabriel Landeskog RW 6-1, 201 Left Nov. 23, 1992 Kitchener
3 Adam Larsson D 6-3, 220 Right Nov. 12, 1992 Skelleftea
4 Dougie Hamilton D 6-4, 193 Right June 17, 1993 Niagara
5 Jonathan Huberdeau LW 6-1, 165 Left June 4, 1993 Saint John
6 Ryan Murphy D 5-11, 176 Right March 31, 1993 Kitchener
7 Ryan Strome C 6-0, 183 Right July 11, 1993 Niagara
8 Sean Couturier C 6-4, 193 Left Dec. 7, 1992 Drummondville
9 J.T. Miller RW 6-1, 198 Left March 14, 1993 U.S. NTDP U-18
10 Rocco Grimaldi C 5-6, 161 Right Feb. 8, 1993 U.S. NTDP U-18
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