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FransFellas: Nielsen Fined $5,000 for Slash

The NHL has fined New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen $5,000 for a slash on the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal during Tuesday's game on Long Island. In this dramatization of the fine being issued, Nielsen does not take the news well.

Transcript: NHL Disciplinary Video for Lubomir

A satirical take on Islanders defenseman (for now) Lubomir Visnovsky's racing accident over the weekend.

What Taiwan thinks of the 2012 NHL Playoffs!

What Taiwan thinks of the 2012 NHL Playoffs!

The NHL Player Safety Video Via Brendan Shanahan's Twitter

Clarification of this year's rule changes as well as video examples of legal and illegal hits. Jody Shelley should be first on the docket.

Sunday Links: 'Because these kids are hopped up on sugar' edition.

Sunday Links: 'Because these kids are hopped up on sugar' edition.

NHL video on head shots, low hits: Wisniewski guilty, Pronger innocent

Looking at the NHL's video on hits to the head, it's not clear why Chris Pronger's hit on Jody Shelley is still legal.

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Suspension of Disbelief

So, no suspension on Colin White for turning Sean Bergenheim 's nose into what looked like an overcooked tortellini in pink sauce. And you know, that would not have gotten me upset IF Andy Sutton...

"He hit Gonchar very hard into the boards prior to that -- real hard. That could have been...

"He hit Gonchar very hard into the boards prior to that -- real hard. That could have been boarding. Could have been charging. It wasn't. So Gonchar, who's been hurt before and knocked out before and suffered a concussion; he's on the receiving end more than he's on the giving end - I don't think he's ever been on the giving end - he went in and it was a 5-minute interference penalty and he hit him with his shoulder. We felt the penalty was the penalty. We don't feel [based on] past history that Gonchar deserved to be suspended."

>>Colin Campbell, spouting more words of wisdom. I'm almost shamed to admit it, but it still amazes me that the league's supplementary discipline is run in this nakedly situational way.

Head shots and situational justice, NHL-style

Colin Campbell's explanation of the Carcillo suspension and the Cammalleri non-suspension represent progress. But the NHL still has far to go to explain its decisions to fans.

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