Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa has been taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit by Phoenix’s Raffi Torres in the first period of Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series on Tuesday night.
Hossa was near the boards at centre ice and had just turned and passed the puck when Torres left his skates and delivered a late shot with his shoulder that knocked Hossa to the ice. Hossa was down for about five minutes as medical personnel rushed immediately to his side, and then was taken off of the ice.
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NHL hockey seems to be amplified this year and it’s not just a result of social media but hits like the one described here are increasing. Increasingly the NHL is not disciplining players appropriately for inappropriate hits, sucker punches and purposeful head shots.
Take the Shea Weber hit of Henrik Zetterberg’s head which resulted in only a fine and no suspension for “roughing”. NHL get your shit together…
Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, on Sunday’s Meet The Press.
No seriously. This guy is a fucking dick.
As GM goes, so does America? Maybe.
General Motors reported the largest annual profit in its history on Thursday, even as losses in Europe dragged down fourth-quarter earnings.
G.M. said it earned a quarterly profit of $472 million, or 28 cents a share, down from $510 million, or 31 cents a share, a year ago. It was the eighth-consecutive quarterly profit for the carmaker, but also the smallest during that stretch.
For all of 2011, G.M. earned $7.6 billion, nearly all of it from North America. That was more than G.M.’s previous record of $6.7 billion in 1997.
“The government still owns 26 percent of G.M., but the Obama administration has delayed plans to sell those shares in the hopes of recovering a larger percentage of its investment as the share price increases.”
Tell me again who’s going to be a better business man 2012-2016?