Nick Boynton was supsended for last night’s Coyotes game against the Sharks due to the instigator penalty he picked up Monday night, when he went after Steve Bernier (he wasn’t the first ‘Yote to do so that night).
Boynton is not thrilled about the late-game instigator rule:
“I think it’s a little stupid. If I had gotten to him (earlier), I wouldn’t be suspended, so it seems kind of a little stupid to me, especially when a guy like that deserves what he gets. But what are you gonna do?”
The very next night, Chris Pronger received an instigator when he threw punches at Michal Handzus at the end of overtime. The league determined the fight wasn’t premediated and did not suspend Pronger.
That’s Game-Winning Georges. Georges Laraque provided the winning goal for the Penguins last night in their victory over the Islanders. BGL’s last goal was 40 games ago when he was playing for the Coyotes.
The NHL has modified the All-Star voting process. Open write-ins are no longer allowed, and it’s doubtful the “Vote for Rory” campaign will be duplicated by anyone this season due to the new system, and simply due to too many copycats.
Avery, ivory, living in perfect harmony
Colton Orr vs Riley Cote Nov 15, 2007
Mark Bell vs Milan Lucic Nov 15, 2007
Craig Adams vs Doug Janik Nov 14, 2007
Justin Williams vs Brad Richards Nov 14, 2007
Matt Bradley vs Tanner Glass Nov 15, 2007