Carcillo’s suspension reduced to six games

The NHL has reduced Dan Carcillo’s suspension from ten games to six games, following a hearing with Gary Bettman on Friday. Carcillo was originally suspended ten games for abuse of officials. Carcillo has already served three games of his suspension, and would be available for Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Dan Carcillo appeals suspension

In unsurprising news, Dan Carcillo has appealed his ten game suspension for abuse of officials. Carcillo’s appeal will be heard on Friday by Gary Bettman, per Larry Brooks. It’s pretty cut and dry in the rulebook about the ten game suspension, so I don’t expect anything to be overturned. Carcillo’s reputation is working against him here, even if it is…

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Dan Carcillo (likely) suspended 10 games

Update: Sorry, I thought this was confirmed. It has not been confirmed yet, but it is what is expected. In no surprising news, forward Dan Carcillo has been suspended ten games for abuse of officials following his tirade in the first period of last night’s loss. Carcillo repeatedly bumped the official trying to get loose from him during an altercation. Carcillo…

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Quick notes: Prust hit, Carcillo ejection

Update 2: Prust got two games. Update: Brandon Prust has a phone hearing at 4pm today regarding this hit. I didn’t cover this in the goal breakdown, mostly because I wanted to discuss it in a separate post, but there were two separate incidents that sparked emotions in the first period of last night’s loss. The first was the hit delivered by…

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Monday Mailbag: Putting Philly away in 6, Diaz, & more

Before I get started with today’s topic, I first want to take moment to thank Danny Carcillo for making me look good. Last week I called for AV to scratch Fast for Carcillo for Game 3. Most slayed the idea. Then Game 4 happened. Back to this week’s topics! Today we’re reaching into our mailbag, aka our Twitter mentions to answer questions from…

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Monday Mailbag: Putting Philly away in 6, Diaz, & more

Before I get started with today’s topic, I first want to take moment to thank Danny Carcillo for making me look good. Last week I called for AV to scratch Fast for Carcillo for Game 3. Most slayed the idea. Then Game 4 happened. Back to this week’s topics! Today we’re reaching into our mailbag, aka our Twitter mentions to answer questions from…

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Fast or Carcillo: Lineup decision plays key role

When Chris Kreider went down with his hand injury, the Rangers were left with a problem in their top-six forwards. There were few options to fill in for Kreider, and none that could provide the scoring threat that Kreider provides on a nightly basis. Dan Carcillo has been a pleasant surprise, and Jesper Fast has held his own in his…

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Carcillo deserves an extension

It almost sounds strange to say, but Daniel Carcillo has been a welcomed addition to the New York Rangers hockey club. Once public enemy #1 after smacking the bejesus out of Marian Gaborik, Carcillo has brought some sandpaper to an otherwise vanilla team. Back in December, before Sather traded for Carcillo, I wrote the Rangers needed to acquire a player…

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Fourth line depth a critical key to success for the Rangers

One of the many issues the Rangers have dealt with in the past is depth, specifically on the fourth line. The inconsistency is what led previous coach John Tortorella to play the line just five minutes a night (much to the chagrin of the fans). Last year saw endless combinations of Taylor Pyatt, Darroll Powe, Arron Asham, Derek Dorsett, or…

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Rangers acquire Dan Carcillo from Kings

Sorry for the delay on this one, since this happened on a Saturday night we weren’t around to post this right away. The Rangers have acquired forward Dan Carcillo from the LA Kings in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick. The trade for Carcillo addresses New York’s need for toughness, and even more so since the injury to Derek…

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