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Fair/UnFair? Jack & Jake with 2 Game Suspensions, Picks

March 11, 2019, 12:14 PM ET [107 Comments]
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Tonight’s picks.
Hawks over Yotes
AVS over Canes
NYR over Edm
Wild over Sharks
CBJ over NYI in OT
PHI over OTT
TB over TML


It's unusual to see two of the league's more skilled players get punished for dirty play within a 24 hour period, but that is indeed what we have seen...Voracek and Eichel are out for two HUGELY important games for their teams in this stretch run...

Let's look at them individually...first with the NHL Player's Safety's Short Cinema....

On Eichel



My thoughts: This is a dirty hit, and deserves mention. it was a race to the puck and Soderberg couldn't have been expecting to get clobbered...I don't see Eichel as the kind of player who would want to hurt a player though...this was more about setting up position on the puck...but at this speed and with Soderberg's skating style...we see what is, at the end of the day, a terrible hit to the head.

Your thoughts?

On Voracek...



Voracek interferes with Boychuk. No question, but the puck, while still not at Voracek's location is coming fast and lass than a half a second from arriving. Boychuk is skating hard, Voracek is waiting for the wrap around to arrive. Voracek braces for a Boychuk hit and does lean back into Boychuk. This is a play that was perfected by Peter Forsberg. Recognizing a hit, bracing for it, and using the other player's momentum...Peter could have been suspended 50 times if this play is going to be called this way.. It is very unfortunate that Boychuk was injured, and perhaps a one game suspension would be merited...but two games for an interference penalty of a player never before suspended?

Not sure...

Your thoughts and viwws are welcomed...

The New HockeyBuzz Projected Final Standings....

Here is the updated Projected FINAL Standings...

Last night we went 3-2 on our picks...Bringing our game predictions season totals to

23 Correct.
9 Wrong.
Nights with .500 or better records: 4
Nights with more wrong than right: 0


I will post tonight's predictions later on today. 7 games tonight, which is a lot for a Monday....

Here are the updated projected standings:





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