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Friday, April 20, 2007

Longest NHL suspensions

Unless I've missed someone, Hill is the first player to be suspended under the new CBA and has received one of the longest NHL suspensions of all time:

(from about.proicehockey.com)

The Rest Of The Season (minimum 25 games)

Chris Simon of the New York Islanders, for a slash to the face
of the Rangers' Ryan Hollweg in March 2007. Simon misses 15 regular
season games plus all of the Islanders' playoff games. The suspension
carries over to 2007-08 if necessary to meet the 25-game minimum.
The Rest Of The Season (23 games)

Marty McSorley of the Boston Bruins, for knocking out
Vancouver's Donald Brashear by swinging a stick at his head in March,
2000. McSorley misses 23 regular season games.
The Rest Of The Season (20 games)

Todd Bertuzzi of the Vancouver Canucks, for serious injuries
sustained by Colorado's Steve Moore when Bertuzzi jumped him from
behind in March, 2004.
23 Games

Gordie Dwyer of the Tampa Bay Lightning, for abusing
officials and leaving the penalty box to fight in a pre-season game
against the Washington Capitals in September, 2000.


21 games

Dale Hunter of the Washington Capitals, for a hit on Pierre
Turgeon of the New York Islanders while Turgeon celebrates a goal in
the 1993 playoffs.


20 games

Tom Lysiak of the Chicago Blackhawks, for intentionally tripping a linesman in October, 1983.


20 games

Brad May of the Phoenix Coyotes, for a slash to the head of Columbus' Steve Heinze in November, 2000.


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of FSN statistician Eric Hornick. Eric, who has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, celebrated his 25th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2007. Often referred to on-air as an actuary, he is one of 2,920 Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is the President-Elect of the Casualty Actuaries of Greater NY.You can find him in the "Best Seat in the House", about six feet to Howie and Billy's left, at most Islander home games.For more on the actuarial profession, visit www.beanactuary.org

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