October 31, 2013 |
The NHL continued to punish players who deliver illegal hits to opponents' heads when its Department of Player Safety suspended Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott seven games for his blow to the head of Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson. Scott appeared at a hearing at the league's New York offices Thursday morning. The ruling was issued Thursday afternoon. Scott will forfeit $26,923.05 to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The incident occurred Oct. 23. Brendan Shanahan, the league's vice president of player safety, said in this video the ruling was based in part on the fact that Scott “delivers a shoulder to Eriksson's head, making it the main point of contact and causing a serious injury” after Eriksson had dumped the puck.
October 15, 2013 |
The NHL levied a heavy penalty on Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, hitting the repeat offender with a 10-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Columbia Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. He had an in-person hearing with the league Tuesday afternoon and has already served two games of the suspension The length matches the league's suspension handed out earlier to Toronto's David Clarkson, but that was for leaving the bench to start a fight. Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's chief disciplinarian, said in his video explanation that there would have been supplemental discipline assessed "no matter who delivered this hit. " But weighing heavily into the long suspension is the fact that Kaleta has been fined three times and suspended three other times in his career.
October 15, 2013 |
The NHL levied a heavy penalty on Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, hitting the repeat offender with a 10-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Columbia Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. He had an in-person hearing with the league Tuesday afternoon and has already served two games of the suspension. Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's chief disciplinarian, said in his video explanation that there would have been supplemental discipline assessed "no matter who delivered this hit. " But weighing heavily into the long suspension is the fact that Kaleta has been fined three times and suspended three other times in his career.
October 7, 2013 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week. Pluses + Fans in Winnipeg came out to greet Teemu Selanne when the Ducks arrived at their hotel at 1:30 a.m. Sunday and gave him a standing ovation when the Jets showed a tribute video during Sunday's game. It was the last regular-season visit by Selanne, who began his career there by scoring 76 goals as a Jets rookie in the 1992-93 season. + Start planning the Stanley Cup parade in Toronto.
October 2, 2013 |
BUFFALO (2-2) AT CLEVELAND (2-2) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 PDT. Line: Browns by 4. Over/under: 40 1/2. Sam Farmer's pick: The Browns are riding high after consecutive wins and a stifling defensive performance against Cincinnati. The Bills are banged up at running back and face a surprisingly tough challenge on the road. Browns 20, Bills 17
September 23, 2013 |
Jonathan Bernier didn't hide his enthusiasm when the Kings traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs in June, telling The Times' Lisa Dillman that he was "very happy to go play for a great club and great organization. " Goalies usually feel that way when they know a starting gig awaits them, but Bernier truly showed his dedication to the Maple Leafs on Sunday by becoming the first Toronto goalie since Felix Potvin (another former King) to engage in a fight. An all-skaters brawl broke out during an exhibition game between the Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres, in which Bernier squared up against Buffalo's Ryan Miller.
September 23, 2013 |
Sick, in this case, was not a bad thing. The Kings were giving kudos Monday to a former teammate, Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier , who was the man of the hour after his spirited fight against goalie Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. "Sick," said Kings left wing Kyle Clifford , with the knowing smile of an enforcer. Said Kings defenseman Drew Doughty : "That was awesome. I texted him after and told him it was pretty sick. I always knew he [Bernier]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - The Brown administration and some water buffaloes want to muck up one of the most unique, mysterious and picturesque areas of California. Muck it up literally. OK, they're really trying to update California's vital waterworks and prepare the state for the future. But their solution would defile a bucolic region whose feel and lifestyle have changed little for more than a century. You just don't find many such places any more, at least near large metropolitan centers.
September 12, 2013 |
Buffalo Studios, the creator of games played on social networks, such as "Bingo Blitz," will consolidate its multiple offices at Arboretum Courtyard in Santa Monica. The game creator was recently acquired by Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc., which signed a 22,000-square-foot lease for Buffalo Studios in the Arboretum building at 2120 Colorado Ave., real estate brokerage Cresa Los Angeles said. Bingo Blitz is a bingo-style game played on Facebook, iOS, Android and Amazon Marketplace that awards prizes to winners.