The NHL’s Department of Player Safety – A Model of Inconsistency

report this ad Personally, I think it’s been one of the best years in a while when it comes to supplemental discipline handed down from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS). For the most part, they’ve been consistent and relatively fair in terms of who they suspend and for how long. Players like Evgeni […]

NHL News & Notes: Kadri, Vigneault, Simmonds & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Nazem Kadri has been suspended, the Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as their head coach, the Nashville Predators will be without Wayne Simmonds and Brian Boyle for a while and Joe Thornton will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head. Kadri Suspended for […]

Kadri Suspended for Remainder of First Round

report this ad The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Nazem Kadri for the remainder of the First Round of the postseason following an illegal cross-check to the head of Boston Bruins’ forward Jake DeBrusk. Kadri and DeBrusk have a history together that dates back to the 2018 NHL Postseason. Kadri crosschecked DeBrusk in […]

Will Kadri Be Maple Leafs’ Salvation?

  Nazem Kadri is set to return from his three-game suspension Saturday night, Game 5 of his Toronto Maple Leafs’ first-round series against the Boston Bruins. Kadri’s return couldn’t be timelier for the Maple Leafs, who are facing elimination after a 3-1 loss Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre. Though Toronto’s play improved during […]

Nazem Kadri Suspended 3 Games

Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended three games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety following his illegal and forceful hit to the head of Boston Bruins’ forward Tommy Wingels in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Kadri was assessed a five-minute major penalty for the charging and was also handed […]

Blue Jackets Frustrated by Newest Vezina Contender

The Columbus Blue Jackets made history on Wednesday night. For the first time in the expansion era, the Blue Jackets unleashed at least 50 shots on goal in three straight games. Their third such game happened in Toronto where they delivered a staggering 57 shots on the Leafs’ net. Since 1955-56 when shots on goal […]