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Situation of Hockey in Quebec: Habs Should Take Leadership Role

The debate regarding the lack of francophone, and more specifically Quebec-born, players drafted by the Montreal Canadiens has persisted for quite some time. And, for those who believe that the franchise has a significant responsibility towards the French language and Quebec hockey, this summer has certainly provided fuel to the fire.

Ovechkin suspended two games; Ballard receive no punishment

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Following up on my piece from this week, it has been widely reported that Alexander Ovechkin will receive a two game ban for his knee-on-knee hit on Carolina's Tim Gleason. As for Florida's Keith Ballard and his akward stick swinging incident, he will not receive any supplementary discipline, which as you all know, I firmly disagree with. 

H1N1, Hockey and Social Privilege

Last week, the Calgary Flames managed to obtain the much coveted H1N1 vaccine whilst supplies were running short and others more in need were made to wait. After this information became public, national outcry soon ensued. Many pointed to this as another example of celebrities receiving more favourable treatment than the rest of the Canadian populace.

Liambas Suspended for Balance of Season

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The Ontario Hockey League announced Wednesday that 20 year old Erie Otter's forward Mike Liambas will be suspended for the remainder of 2009-10 season, including the playoffs, for his hit on the Kitchener Ranger's Ben Fanelli. 

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Video of Liambas Hit

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Here is a link to a video of Mike Liambas' hit on Ben Fanelli, which I mention in my piece this week. It truly is a terrible hit and, frankly, is a bit hard to see.  

 

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Video of Liambas Hit

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Here is a link to a video of Mike Liambas' hit on Ben Fanelli, which I mention in my piece this week. It truly is a terrible hit and, frankly, is a bit hard to see.  

 

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