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Zeitgeist: NHL Tough Guys Repel Alien Invasion

All seemed lost for humanity during a recent alien invasion until a group of NHL enforcers used grit, toughness and good ol' fashioned fisticuffs to change the momentum. (parody)

Injuries bring new cries for an Isles enforcer

The Islanders won their first preseason game, 2-1 in OT, over the Bruins, after heavily outshooting the B's. But according to the game report, the Bruins awoke and came out hard in the third --...

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Yablonski's KHL Suspension and the AHL

Jeremy Yablonski took his act to Russia's KHL, but never learned his lesson. Now that he's banned from the Russian league, the AHL should follow suit.

If You Ban Head Shots, Does Fighting Go?

The NHL has steadily increased its understanding of the danger of hits to the head and has altered its rules accordingly. In that context, can it continue to allow fighting?

Dropping the gloves after a hit

Trotz's quote (below) relates to what I've been mulling over: Players don't know how to check, and the league isn't good at giving guidance. Am I wrong? "I think years ago the line was a lot clearer," Predators head coach Barry Trotz told Vancouver's Team 1040 on Wednesday. "You look at the old vintage games on the hockey channel and if you crossed the line, you knew you crossed the line. I think the line has moved more and more, there's bigger hits, there's guys wearing shields and helmets, and all that protective gear and people are coming at each other. I don't think people in junior know where the line is, I don't think people in the AHL know where the line is, and it's starting to get gray in the NHL."

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