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  • Dustin Byfuglien viciously crosschecks J.T. Miller's head/neck area (Video)

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy28 mins ago

    Dustin Byfuglien, why in the world did you crosscheck J.T. Miller in the head? We know you’re a bit of a bully,but that’s just plain wrong.

    Check out the video:

    The grainy Zapruder-like eyeball test indicates that there should be supplemental discipline on the play. I mean, he cross-checked the dude in the back of the neck/head area. Why? Brain fart? Who knows. Miller did stay in the game. 

    After the game, New York coach Alain Vigneault said the following per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun:

    “Violent,deliberate. Could have broken his neck. It was one of the most vicious cross-checks I've seen this year."

    And especially with the Jets in the middle of a playoff race that’s likely going to come right down to the wire. Not a smart play by Byfuglien, at all …

    (s/t For the Win)

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  • Happy Birthday, Gordie Howe; Tampa readying for playoffs; preventing tanking (Puck Headlines)

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy10 hrs ago

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com.  

    • Gordie Howe at a pre-birthday dinner with his family in Lubbock, Texas.  [Bill Roose]

    • It’s Gordie Howe 87th birthday. This is truly a milestone considering all that Mr. Hockey has gone through this year. [Detroit Free Press]

    • An inside look at the Gordie Howe hat trick. Despite the (fight, assist, goal) stat having his name, he only accomplished it twice in his career. [Third String Goalie]

    • Tampa Bay looks for playoff redemption with a team worthy of a deep run. [Yahoo]

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