Day: January 26, 2015

No Place for Flyers’ Rinaldo in the NHL

Zac Rinaldo should not be suspended.  He should be expelled. The Flyers’ tough guy is facing his latest suspension, the fourth of his NHL career, for boarding Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.  He obviously hasn’t learned anything from the previous three. Sure, players have been suspended more often and for far more terrible offenses.  Some, like Minnesota’s Matt Cooke, have changed the way they play the game as a result.  How, though, can Rinaldo be asked to change the way he plays when he doesn’t even seem to understand that he did anything wrong? Rinaldo’s Response “I changed the whole...

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NHL All-Star Game Ref Cam Highlights

The NHL first debuted their ref-cam earlier this season. Now, with their new partnership with GoPro, the league is looking to continue expanding the use of additional, compact cameras to their broadcasts. For the 2015 NHL All Star Game, the league bolted a handful of cameras to players and officials. The lucky zebra was referee Chris Lee. Here’s a look, courtesy of the Rogers’ ref cam, at a few game highlights: Goaltender Brian Elliott Makes a Great Save A Rare All-Star Post-Whistle Scrum Hometown Favorite Ryan Johansen Scores Steven Stamkos Goes End-to-End Rick Nash Scores, Assisted by Captain Jonathan...

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