When Canada's best female hockey player put a teenage boy in a headlock, the Great White North gave a collective gasp.Then it mostly cheered for Hayley Wickenheiser, who got just a bit fed up with Dane Phaneuf's rambunctious play during the Canadian national team's game against Phaneuf's Edmonton South Side Athletics, a squad of 15- to 17-year-olds from the Alberta Midget Hockey League."It was really blown out of proportion up here, but I'd had enough, and that hit in particular got to me...Read Full Story
Martin Brodeur moved within two wins of tying Patrick Roy's NHL career record, making 35 saves in the New Jersey Devils' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.Jamie Langenbrunner, Brian Rolston and Zach Parise scored and the Devils killed off six of seven power plays in helping Brodeur post victory No. 549. New Jersey tied the franchise record with its eighth straight home victory.Brodeur, a four-time Vezina Trophy winner, could tie Roy's mark in his native Montreal on Saturday...Read Full Story
Back in 2010 TSN published their findings and thoughts on who was the most overrated player in the NHL. Dion Phaneuf made the top 5 at 4%. Now Phaneuf has found himself at the very top of Sports Illustrated most overrated NHL player’s list at a resounding 20%. But why is that? Is Phaneuf’s 2006/07 [...]Is Dion Phaneuf NHL’s most overrated player? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com.
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Calgary Flames defenseman Dion Phaneuf will not play against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night after taking a hard hit during their game over the weekend.The Norris Trophy nominee was hit by Chicago's Troy Bouwer with about 8 minutes left in Saturday's Game 5, which the Blackhawks won 5-1 to take a 3-2 series lead. Phaneuf skated off the ice after the hit and did not return.Flames coach Mike Keenan said Phaneuf "is not available" for Game 6 and did not participate in the team's Monday...Read Full Story
New York Islanders forward Pascal Morency has been suspended indefinitely after leaving the bench to start a fight with Calgary defenseman Dion Phaneuf.The NHL announced the suspension Friday. No date for a hearing has been set.Phaneuf's hit knocked out Islanders forward Kyle Okposo in the second period of the Flames' 5-4 shootout victory Thursday night in an exhibition game.Morency jumped off the bench and charged Phaneuf, starting a brawl that included New York goalie Martin Biron. Okposo...Read Full Story
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