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SHANABANNED! Maxim Lapierre gets five games for Dan Boyle hit

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By Allan Muir

Max Lapierre had a choice to make as he was bearing down on Dan Boyle the other night. That he made the wrong one was pretty obvious to anyone who saw the St. Louis forward hammer Boyle from behind, driving his jaw into the lip of the boards and leaving the former All-Star unconscious on the ice.

The cheap shot earned Lapierre a five-game suspension from NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan tonight.

Fair? Let’s just say it was in the right ballpark, although there was an opportunity to send a stronger message of intolerance.

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  • Published On Oct 18, 2013
  • Top Line: Patrick Kaleta can learn from Matt Cooke; priciest tickets; more links

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    Matt Cooke is leading the Minnesota Wild in scoring.

    Once hockey’s most hated man, Matt Cooke of the Wild has turned the other cheek with great success. (Icon SMI)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • If Patrick Kaleta truly wants to change his game, Matt Cooke is ready to help. Anyone notice that Cooke is leading the Wild in scoring this season . . . and has yet to pick up a single penalty?

    • Kaleta is appealing the 10-game suspension he was handed for his head shot on Jack Johnson. I’d love to hear him make his case, wouldn’t you?

    • Maybe Cooke could point Max Lapierre in the right direction as well. The St. Louis Blues forward apologized on Wednesday for his hit on Dan Boyle, but that gesture is unlikely to have any impact on his Friday meeting with Brendan Shanahan and the player safety boys.

    • Tuukka Rask on facing ex-teammate Tim Thomas for the first time tonight as the Panthers visit Boston: “Maybe we’ll fight or something.” Yeah, he was kidding. Probably.

    Forbes went to all the trouble of putting together a slide show to rank the NHL’s most expensive tickets. The nice pictures almost take away the pain of these prices.

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  • Published On Oct 17, 2013


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