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Brian Burke a Flame?

Is Brian Burke set to become the new President of the Calgary Flames hockey operations?

Rumours are swirling that this could be the case.

What do you think of the potential move?

Rumour of the Day: King out! Shanny in?

Rumour mongering: Is Ken King stepping down?

And is Brendan Shanahan stepping up?

Harry Zolnierczyk Suspended Four Games

The Flyers winger Harry Zolnierczyk has been suspended by the league's front offices for his hit on Saturday.

Zolnierczyk was suspended four games for his hit on Ottawa's Mike Lundin in the first period of the Flyers 2-1 win. Lundin left the game and never returned.

Brayden Schenn Suspended One Game

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended one game by the NHL displinary office.

Schenn had a phone call conversation with Brendan Shanahan over his hit in the 2nd period of the Flyers' 3-0 loss in New Jersey. With 7:22 left in the period, Schenn bowled over Anton Volchenkov, appearing to have left his feet in the process.

Brayden Schenn to Have Hearing Over Hit vs Devils

According to Nick Kypreos of Sports Net, Brayden Schenn will be the first player of the season to have a disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan.

Schenn will have a meeting over his hit in the 2nd period of the Flyers' 3-0 loss in New Jersey. With 7:22 left in the period, Schenn bowled over Anton Volchenkov, appearing to have left his feet in the process.

The hearing will be on Wednesday afternoon. The Flyers play the Rangers at home on Thursday.

The Shanahammer Should Be Dropped On The NHL Media

The playful metaphor that was used by The Checking Line at the beginning of the season is the only thing playful about the NHL Discipline Office these days.  It has become once again the mainstay of controversy in the NHL playoffs.  Fining coaches unnecessary amounts for comments made, yet allowing player safety issues to be countered by useless fines.  The NHL has lost its hold on itself and there is only one thing to truly blame, its own media.

The most perfect example of this, recent comments made by New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella.  Why is this, the perfect example? Well that can be answered by just checking the NHL web site.  Coach Torts&rsq...

The Pittsburgh Penguins Display The Problems With NHL Officiating

The NHL fined the Isles last year $100,000 for the brawl game vs. the Pens, but the Pens did not get fined anything despite a player leaving the bench as a sixth skater to join a fight on the ice - which, by the way, means the head coach should be suspended for one game - he wasn't. But owner Mario Lemieux stated that the NHL didn't do enough to punish the Isles for that disgrace of a game.
Keep in mind that Matt Martin and Trevor Gillies received suspensions. They rightfully deserved them, and Godard got the 10 games required for leaving the bench, but the Penguins didn't receive any other suspensions or fines of any kind.
Lemieux, despite the one-sided disciplinary action, still felt that the league didn't do enough.

Weber Skates Away Smiling

The NHL's choice not to suspend Nashville defenseman Shea Weber for his postgame actions on Henrik Zetterberg is pathetic and shameful. Weber has been fined $2,500 which is the maximum allowed under the current CBA. The NHL is failing its players and fans, particularly young ones with this negligence.

Team Canada 2014. Red Wings Style.

 

With Steve Yzerman, Ken Holland, and Mike Babcock (whose selection as coach is inevitable) leading the charge to represent Team Canada at the 2014 Olympics, Team Canada’s front office again has an amazing Red Wings flavour and appeal. Different sports analysts, websites, and networks have been mapping out early predictions as to what the 2014 team might look like. Predicting the line combinations of present and future Canadian NHL All Stars is extremely fun and your imagination can definitely run wild, but how much would it be to think of a team comprised of the best Canadian Red Wings players of all time? (Answer: Very fun). To honour Yzerman and Red Wings management o...

Has the NHL Seriously Not Yet Figured Out Brad Marchand?

By now, you've probably all heard about Brad Marchand's ill-fated attempt to hip check Habs hitting machine Alexei Yemelin, in the dying seconds of the second period in last night's 4-3 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins. You've probably also heard that the hit will go unpunished by Brendan Shanahan and the NHL.

But the hit, and the lack of punishment at the NHL level raises many questions about how Shanahan and his staff judge these sorts of things, and what the criteria really is for repeat offenders and people who clearly can't get a message.

But first, the hit itself. As the second period came to a close, Marchan...