It's not like the NHL didn't see the charge against Todd Bertuzzi coming -- or what could happen as a result.
With GM, agent and league VP on his resume, Brian Burke shouldn't have trouble finding a new job ... right?
So far the Stanley Cup playoffs have been the model of intense -- and clean -- physical play. But have the critics noticed?
The Stanley Cup playoffs are still young, but significant storylines already are emerging.
Many teams are hurting more than they're healthy heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The way teams deal with injuries is as important in the quest for the Cup as offense, defense and special teams.
First overall, home ice, the playoffs and the top pick in the draft. A lot's on the line during the season's final days.
By fining the Canucks, the NHL sent a message that they contributed to Todd Bertuzzi's unfortunate act.
The NHL says Todd Bertuzzi's hit isn't part of its game, but it is part of the way many players learn to play the game.
This time, the NHL's annual trade deadline included house cleaners, wheel spinners and casual bystanders.
Though he's traded away three high-end players, GM George McPhee has more highly coveted commodities available.
Will the Wings keep Curtis Joseph? Will the Leafs finish first? What the second half holds for all 30 teams.
The Penguins may seem to be on the brink of financial disaster. But if you look a little closer ...
The Flames are playing like they're determined to end their six-season playoff drought.
Michael Peca says his hit on Jamie Lundmark wasn't dirty. It's the only thing he's certain of lately.