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The NHL Let Useless Goon Zac Rinaldo Off Easy
The NHL should have made a statement about the safety of its players and came down hard on Rinaldo. Instead, the repeat offender was given a light six-game ban for a dirty sucker punch.
Biscuits 36: Violence in Hockey and the Carey Price-Canadiens Mess
Lozo and Down Goes Brown discuss how hockey brawls have changed over the years, attempt to fix the department of player safety, and share a laugh over the disaster that is the Montreal Canadiens.
Refs, DOPS, and Ops Are Botching the NHL Playoffs
Obvious penalties are going unpunished, Ryan Getzlaf basically got away with a homophobic slur—the league is falling asleep on the job.
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Down Goes Brown's Weekend Review: No Shortage of Early Drama in Lightning-Penguins Series
Callahan's hit on Letang, Bishop's injury, Stamkos' potential return... the Penguins-Lightning series is already shaping up to be a doozy.
Buzzkill Central: Watching Playoff Hockey at the Department of Player Safety
The NHL Department of Player Safety might be the least interesting place to watch a hockey game. But it also might shape the future of the sport.