Atlanta Thrashers enforcer Eric Boulton is sorry for the cheap shot against Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Paul Ranger that netted him a six-game suspension from the NHL.
As of yet Michale Bolton has not apologized for his career.
For the past couple days here, the Flyers have been working on their power play, knowing full well it has to get better to succeed in this new, penalty-laden NHL.
Forsberg, considered by many to be the best two-way player in the game, admits his 13 total shots for six games aren’t nearly enough.
None other than GM Bob Clarke said the other day Forsberg needs to shoot more.
No doubt Sidney Crosby didn’t figure it would take this long. No, not to score his first goal — that came two weeks ago. Or to enjoy his first multipoint game. Or to get comfortable with the speed and physicality of the NHL after never previously playing above juniors. What Crosby hasn’t done yet is win a game, and that’s getting old even for an 18-year-old.
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Atlanta Thrashers forward Eric Boulton was suspended for six games without pay by the NHL on Monday for elbowing Tampa Bay’s Paul Ranger in the head.
“It is clear Mr. Boulton’s actions were careless and caused injury to his opponent,” said Colin Campbell, the NHL’s executive vice president and director of hockey operations. “There is no circumstance that can justify this type of action.”
The Toronto Maple Leafs received some good news about captain Mats Sundin.
The team announced that, at this time, Sundin will not need eye surgery. The news came after the captain was examined by doctors Monday afternoon.
Here are a few of the interesting numbers comparing the distribution of goals through the first 111 games to the distribution in 2003-04.