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  • NHL plus and minus: Martin Jones has a great debut week

    NHL plus and minus: Martin Jones has a great debut week
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week.
  • NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games

    NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games
    The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since. “It says volumes about getting...

    Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early

    Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early
    The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...

    In a shocking surprise, Kings have a surplus of standout goalies

    In a shocking surprise, Kings have a surplus of standout goalies
    For decades the Kings simply couldn't draft and develop an elite goaltender. Their two best goalies were established players acquired through trades: Rogie Vachon was a three-time Stanley Cup champion when the Kings got him from Montreal in November...

    Gary Bettman rejects Shawn Thornton's appeal of 15-game suspension

    Gary Bettman rejects Shawn Thornton's appeal of 15-game suspension
    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday upheld the 15-game suspension of Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton that had been imposed by the league on Dec. 14. Bettman said he found “clear and convincing evidence” to support the ban, which...