Posts Tagged ‘Donald Brashear

11
May
09

My Take On The Scott Walker Fine

As a Bruins fan I am utterly disappointed in the leagues ruling this afternoon to fine Scott Walker a mere $2,500 for his cheap shot on Aaron Ward late in the third period of Game 5 Sunday night. I guess though what I am more pissed off about is the blatant inconsistency in rulings on disciplinary action that Collin Campbell has dolled out this post season.

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27
Apr
09

roller coaster ride continues tuesday

This has been one of the longest and crazies playoffs series I have ever seen. It literally has it all, multiple suspension (Tortorella, Brashear, and maybe Morrisonn), multi-game suspensions (Brasher and again maybe Morrisonn), cheap shots (Brasher and Avery), great goals (Ovechkin), lack of security (Verizon Center), great goaltending (Lundqvist, Varlamov), poor goaltending (Lundqvist, Theodore), and lack of discipline (Avery, Bashear, Tortorella and Caps fans with great seats behind the Rangers bench).

If either one of the teams can deal with distractions it’s the Rangers. In the past year they have let Sean Avery go,only to sign him again. Let Brendan Shanahan go, only to see him sign with rival New Jersey. Fire their head and assistant coaches and hire one that throws water bottles at women. The list goes on and on…

Now it all comes down to the all important game seven. Continue reading ‘roller coaster ride continues tuesday’

27
Apr
09

Donald Brashear Suspended 6 Games

Donald Brashear

As suspected, Donald Brashear was suspended a total of 6 games, this penalty handed down at 3:45 today. Brashear was given one game for his altercation with Colton Orr prior to Game 6, and 5 games for his hit on Blair Betts. The suspension will last for the rest of the Capitals playoff appearance in 2009, and will extend into the ’09-’10 regular season, if needed.

NHL.com has more on the story.

Monday, 04.27.2009 / 3:45 PM / 2009 Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals
By Dan Rosen  – NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. — Washington forward Donald Brashear has been suspended for six games by the National Hockey League and will miss Tuesday’s Game 7 of the Capitals’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal round series against the New York Rangers (7 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN, RDS) for his action both prior to, and during, Sunday’s Game 6.

Brashear was suspended one game for initiating contact with Rangers forward Colton Orr during the pre-game warm-up. Brashear was suspended for five additional games for a blind-side hit on New York forward Blair Betts at 9:54 of the first period.

“Brashear delivered a shoulder hit to an unsuspecting player,” NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said. “It is also my opinion that the hit was delivered late and targeted the head of his opponent, causing significant injury.” 

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27
Apr
09

BIG APPLE CIRCUS

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Apparently the circus was in town yesterday afternoon at MSG instead of Game 6 of the Rangers / Capitals series. In between the second and third period Brendan Dubinksy of the New York Rangers received a Tetanus Shot from the Rangers training staff after he had been bitten by Shaone Morrisonn late in the second period. What made it worse was the fact that when he tried to show the mark to the officials he received a ten minute misconduct. This wasn’t the only blunder the zebra crew made throughout the game. They obviously didn’t have their glasses on when Donald Brashear closed lined Blair Betts with a flying elbow to the head breaking his orbital bone. Betts missed the rest of game 6 and will not dress in Tuesday night’s game 7. In the scrum following the hit, New York Ranger Paul Mara got a two minute penatly for roughing.

Now, Let me get this straight. Dubinksy gets bit and gets ten minutes in the sin bin with a Tetanus Shot and Betts gets his head taken off and Paul Mara gets two for roughing. Talk about an abortion. This must have been the same crew that missed Mike Komisarek’s eye gouge attempt at Matt Hunwick. If anything less comes out of this than what the league gave to Milan Lucic , Gary Bettman should be shot.

27
Apr
09

A Few Hits From Around The League

 

Henrik LundqvistIt appears Coach and Clarkdub have gone dormant the past few days, weird. I wonder why. Anyway, busy day in the office, therefore it’s going to be a slow day in the Loge. A few things from around the league:




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