Schenn given one-game ban for Volchenkov hit

NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan laid down the law for the first time in the 2013 season, suspending Flyers forward Brayden Schenn for his hit in last night’s game against Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov.

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Lamentation For Big E

Alas, Big E! Wilst thou ever get the respect you deserve?! Eric Lindros was one of the most talented, ass-kickingest Flyers of all time. Sadly, it looks like his path into the Hall of Fame might be permanently detoured. The mid-90s were the last truly rich time for NHL talent, and the field will just get richer next year with Scott Niedermayer, Rob Blake, Chris Chelios, and Paul Kariya added on. Let us also not forget than Brendan Shanahan and his 1,354 points inexplicably failed to move the enshrinement committee this time around. And so, the hulking man-child from Oshawa, …

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2011-2012 NHL Awards: Recap

In case you missed the NHL Awards (lucky you) or if you want to re-live them (and who doesn’t?) here is a recap.   The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).

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Point/Counterpoint: NHL discipline

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim Q and Marcello De Feo square off on the topic of NHL discipline. Point By Kim Q When Colin Campbell finally stepped down as the NHL’s principal disciplinarian, many NHL fans were relieved and felt that the promise of a better system would improve the sport they love. Under Colin Campbell, supplementary discipline, at times, seemed to lack objectivity, not to mention the huge conflict of interest since his …

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At long last: Asham banned four games, Neal for one

Following an interminable wait, the National Hockey League on Monday suspended Penguins forward Arron Asham four games — the balance of the current best-of-seven Eastern Quarterfinal — and James Neal has drawn a one-game ban for actions taken during Sunday’s 8-4 loss to the Flyers in Game 3. Interestingly, Neal was only issued one decision for a pair of hearings today — both of which ended around 10 a.m. (et). He was not punished for his original misdeed — an open-ice blind-side hit to Sean Couturier after the 19-year-old had gotten rid of the puck — but rather for his …

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