Blocking punches with your face is an art form perfected many moons ago by guys who just didn't seem to know any better. Today's enforcer role is teetering on "irrelevance," as Mike Rupp famously labelled Jody Shelley. While policing still occurs on the ice, today's tough guys should at least know how to skate if they want to avoid the dreaded "healthy scratch" tag in the score sheet.
"You're irrelevant out here." That's what Mike Rupp of the New York Rangers said to Philadelphia Flyers enforcer Jody Shelley after Shelley tried getting Rupp to fight in the December 23rd game between the two teams. Rupp was appare... Read Post
We are only a few days into the NHL pre-season and the league already has its first disciplinary hearing scheduled, thanks the Jody Shelley. The Philadelphia Flyers’ tough guy was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game mi... Read Post