———————————————————— 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 […]Read more "The Problem With Being Corey Perry… and Jason Zucker"
———————————————————— 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.Read more "Sorry, Andrew Desjardins. That Wasn’t a Match Penalty."
by Kolby SolinskyEditor, White Cover Magazine—————————— On Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs lost a tight one to Miami. 105-100, and they kept it close without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Danny Green, or Manu Ginobili. The thought on most peoples’ minds, of course, is why they had to fight that fight without their best warriors, and […]Read more "Should the San Antonio Spurs and Gregg Popovich Be Fined?"
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 […]Read more "Back to the Future: Yunel Escobar Returns to the Toronto Blue Jays Lineup on Friday"
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 […]Read more "Yunel Escobar’s Apology Was Almost As Offensive As His Eye Black"
The following is a “real” transcript from Brendan Shanahan, senior vice president of player safety and hockey operations for the National Hockey League: “Hi, I’m Brendan Shanahan with the NHL’s Division of Player Safety. On June 26, at approximately 2:26 of the second period of no game that was taking place, I was informed that […]Read more "Brendan Shanahan Suspended from Hockey Fall of Fame for One Year"
We had this one queued for yesterday. Good thing we never published it or, let’s be honest, found the energy to write it. Because, it would be hard to write something about “repeat offenders” in the National Hockey League without mentioning journeyman forward Raffi Torres, who some liken to Ogie Ogelthorpe and some liken to […]Read more "The Tale of Tuesday: Raffi Torres, Duncan Keith, and Shea Weber"
Could any of us do Brendan Shanahan’s job? Naw. Being the NHL’s dictator of dishing out veggie pizza is tough. That said, Shanaban is doing himself no favours this postseason. It’s been a busy few days for him, and that won’t change. But, if you’re looking to make sense of the wave of suspensions and […]Read more "The Tale of Tuesday: Brendan Shanahan’s Kind Of Screwing This Up"
Fleeing the scene. (Photo “courtesy” of NW Sports Beat) Here’s the thing: there’s nothing wrong with five games. Perfect length, really. That’s the precedent and that’s how it’s been set. “An elbow to the face that causes an injury is five games.” Now, in this case, maybe seven games would have been right on, because […]Read more "The Whole Issue With Duncan Keith’s 5-Game Suspension"
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 […]Read more "Mark Spector Calls Out the “Costly Indecision” on Duncan Keith"