The Problem With Being Corey Perry… and Jason Zucker

———————————————————— by Puck Hockey Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— “I don’t go out there looking to hurt guys.” Perry told that to the Orange County Register. in 2009, after his elbow to the head of Philly’s now-stratospheric Claude Giroux cost him four games and almost $200,000. “That’s not the way I am. That’s not me as a […]

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Sorry, Andrew Desjardins. That Wasn’t a Match Penalty.

———————————————————— by Puck Hockey Correspondent and Occasional Shakespeare Character, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— So, on Tuesday night, San Jose’s Andrew Desjardins received a Match Penalty — that means he was kicked out of the game — for what seems to be a completely clean hit on Chicago’s Jamal Mayers.

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Back to the Future: Yunel Escobar Returns to the Toronto Blue Jays Lineup on Friday

Yunel Escobar has served his three-game suspension for writing a gay slur (“tu ere maricon“) on his eye black last Saturday, and will return to the Toronto Blue Jays lineup tonight. Friday. Wait, didn’t that happen, like, yesterday? We’ve barely had time to breathe, and now Escobar is returning? Three games. Has it really been that […]

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Yunel Escobar’s Apology Was Almost As Offensive As His Eye Black

Earlier today, almost immediately after Yunel Escobar was handed his three-game suspension for writing a homophobic slur (“tu ere maricon,” which means “you are a faggot”) on his eye black on Saturday, I wrote an article about said punishment. I was a little uncomfortable writing it, for a couple reasons. Firstly, I don’t speak Spanish, and […]

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Mark Spector Calls Out the “Costly Indecision” on Duncan Keith

Just playing the puck, bro. (Photo “courtesy” of TotalProSports.com) An excellent column from Sportsnet’s Mark Spector that no doubt will bring criticism from the bravest of all anonymous commenters (get it?) highlights the flawed behemoth that is the NHL’s disciplinarian system. ——————– “Costly indecision on Keith,” by Mark Spector (Sportsnet) ——————– Now, Spector’s work gets […]

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