Tag Archives: check

  • Panthers’ John Madden Smashes Face During Collision With Teammate (Video)

    Panthers’ John Madden Smashes Face During Collision With Teammate (Video)

    Entering last night’s Game 7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match-up against the New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers’ forward John Madden had to expect that he would be on the receiving end of more than his fair share of hits during what many believed would be a tight checking game.  What he probably didn’t expect, however, was […]

  • Fights And Cheap Shots Mar This Weekend’s NHL Playoff Action (Videos)

    Fights And Cheap Shots Mar This Weekend’s NHL Playoff Action (Videos)

    For the past two years I have chosen to discontinue the “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” segment during the NHL playoffs because as many of us already know, fights rarely, if ever, take place during the post-season.  However, that has been far from the case during the 2012 NHL playoffs.  In fact, all of […]

  • 4-Year-Old Girl Lays Devestating Soccer Body Check (Video)

    4-Year-Old Girl Lays Devestating Soccer Body Check (Video)

    This little girl may know that once she reaches somewhere around the age of 10, she may no longer be able to play sports with the boys.  So at the age of four, I guess she figured she may as well take this opportunity to impose her will on the boys while she is still […]

  • Wings’ Niklas Kronwall Destroys Flyers’ Jakub Voracek (Video)

    Wings’ Niklas Kronwall Destroys Flyers’ Jakub Voracek (Video)

    One way to eliminate vicious hits to the head in the game of hockey is to suspend players who delivered a check to the head of an opposing player.  That has been the strategy adopted by the NHL disciplinary committee. Another way that players can eliminate the problem of head-shots in the game of hockey […]

  • Two Bone-Crushing Hits From The Flyers vs. Red Wings Game (Video)

    Two Bone-Crushing Hits From The Flyers vs. Red Wings Game (Video)

    Records weren’t the only thing falling at Joe Louis Arena last night.  Bodies were as well, as the battle between the Detroit Red Wings and the Philadelphia Flyers was not one for the faint of heart. With the Red Wings looking to tie the NHL record for consecutive home victories (20, which was set by […]

  • Want To See A Hockey Player Fly? (Video)

    Want To See A Hockey Player Fly? (Video)

    Many people have used the saying “When pigs fly” to describe something that is virtually impossible.  Being a sports lover and die-hard hockey fan, I have often used the term “when hockey players fly” to describe the Toronto Maple Leafs chances at winning another Stanley Cup or Scott Gomez’s chances of scoring another goal (it […]

  • The Niklas Kronwall Hit Parade Continues (Video)

    The Niklas Kronwall Hit Parade Continues (Video)

    On Wednesday night it was Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler who stepped onto the train tracks belonging to the “Niklas Kronwall express.”  On Thursday night, it was Tim Jackman’s turn to get lit up by the Detroit Red Wings defenseman. In both instances, the Wings’ opposition were able to capitalize immediately following the check, as […]

  • Cam Janssen Misses A Check, Ends Up In His Own Bench (Video)

    Cam Janssen Misses A Check, Ends Up In His Own Bench (Video)

    Cam Janssen’s punches always seem to be on target.  Unfortunately for him, the same can’t be said about his body-checks. During last night’s game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers, Janssen thought he had Tim Erixon lined up along the boards for a big hit, but when the Rangers’ defenseman sidestepped […]

  • Referee Stephen Walkom Lays A Big Hit On Kimmo Timonen (Video)

    Referee Stephen Walkom Lays A Big Hit On Kimmo Timonen (Video)

    There were plenty of hits being dished out during last night’s game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers, as the teams delivered a total of 22 and 21 hits, respectively.  However, their combined 43 hits were largely overshadowed by the single check delivered by the officiating crew. That hit came late in the […]

  • Dion Phaneuf Delivers A Devastating Check On Mike Sauer (Video)

    Dion Phaneuf Delivers A Devastating Check On Mike Sauer (Video)

    Many NHLers will probably tell you that Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf is one of the hardest hitters in the game.  After being on the receiving end of one of Phaneuf’s monstrous checks, I’m almost certain that Mike Sauer would agree. With time running out in the third period of last night’s game between […]

  • Sens’ Chris Neil Drills Wild’s Clayton Stoner (Video)

    Sens’ Chris Neil Drills Wild’s Clayton Stoner (Video)

    After losing their first two games of the season, the Ottawa Senators found themselves trailing the Minnesota Wild by a score of 2-0 during the second period of last night’s game.  They were looking for some sort of spark to turn their season around, and they finally found it, in the form of a bone-crushing […]

  • Leafs’ Dion Phaneuf Levels Sens’ Stephane Da Costa With Open-Ice Hit (Video)

    Leafs’ Dion Phaneuf Levels Sens’ Stephane Da Costa With Open-Ice Hit (Video)

    <img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-69860" title="dion phaneuf hit" src="http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/dion-phaneuf-hit-150×150.jpg" alt="dion phaneuf hit" Break Ups That Get Back Together width=”150″ height=”150″ />It didn’t take Dion Phaneuf long to make the highlight reel with one of his patented open-ice hits this season, as he drove his shoulder into the chest of an unsuspecting Stephane Da Costa during the […]