Tag Archives: hit

  • 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 […]

  • Canadiens’ Alexi Emelin Destroys Teammate Erik Cole With Hip Check (Video)

    Canadiens’ Alexi Emelin Destroys Teammate Erik Cole With Hip Check (Video)

    In an earlier post on Devin Setoguchi’s comical shootout failure from last night, I happened to mention that for once, “it wasn’t the Habs embarrassing themselves.”  Truth be told, that statement isn’t entirely true.  Sure, the Canadiens weren’t the most embarrassing team on the ice during last night’s game against the Minnesota Wild, but it […]

  • 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 […]

  • Watch Nick Foligno Send Dion Phaneuf Head-Over-Heels (Video)

    Watch Nick Foligno Send Dion Phaneuf Head-Over-Heels (Video)

    Some of you may recall a low hit by Brad Marchand on the Canucks’ Sami Salo that resulted in a five-minute clipping penalty and a five-game suspension for the Bruins’ forward.  Well it appears as though the NHL and their chief disciplinarian, Brendan Shanahan, have a very similar case on their hands following last night’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • James Harrison Will Probably Be Fined For This Hit On Colt McCoy (Video)

    James Harrison Will Probably Be Fined For This Hit On Colt McCoy (Video)

    The wallet of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison could be shedding some pounds following last night’s 14-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns. With the Browns driving down the field in the fourth quarter in search of the go-ahead touchdown, quarterback Colt McCoy was looking to escape the pressure by scrambling out of the pocket, but […]

  • 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 […]

  • Huge NRL Hit Proves Size Doesn’t Matter (Video)

    Huge NRL Hit Proves Size Doesn’t Matter (Video)

    When Lance Hohaia of the New Zealand Warriors decided to step up and take on Petero Civoniceva of the Penrith Panthers during a National Rugby League match, it was clearly a battle of David vs. Goliath.  And as we all know by now, David always seems to come out on top of these match-ups. This […]

  • 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 […]

  • Keep Your Head Up Kid! (Video)

    Keep Your Head Up Kid! (Video)

    Hockey season is upon us, and while many of us can’t wait to sit back and watch all 30 NHL teams beat up on each other in order to get their shot at raising the Stanley Cup above their heads eight months from now, some of you may be thinking about lacing up the skates […]