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Shawn Thornton’s Punch A Cause For Concern



Just about every hockey fan out there understands that fighting is part of the game. However, the sucker punch thrown by Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins over the weekend to knockoutPittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is something that is extremely painful to watch, and crosses the line of right and wrong.

As the NHL deals with another brutal incident, people are asking what should be done about this type of play from NHL enforcers.

There are certainly a lot of unwritten rules in hockey, and some will point at Orpik messing things up by not fighting Thornton when initially given a chance. This pr...

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.

Rinaldo suspended two games

A little after 7 p.m. on Monday night, the NHL announced that Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended two games for an illegal hit in Sunday night’s 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Brendan Shanahan, the head of the NHL’s department of player safety announced via video that Rinaldo was being suspended for two reasons:

He illegally launched himself into another player in addition to leaving his feet
Had been fined twice just five games earlier