Today the NHL announced that it has handed down a two game suspension to Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Briere for his hit on Scott Hannan last night. If you didn't see the hit, you probably weren't alone: your eyes were probably focused on the puck being shot in the net. As Hannan was watching the puck he just shot hit the twine, Briere blind sided him with a late hit, leaving his feet to deliver a blow to Hannan's neck. Hannan didn't return to the game. The 2009-2010 NHL season has seen more than it's fair share of dirty hits, including a hit from behind on Darcy Tucker earlier in the season that left the veteran sidelined for several weeks. When Briere hit Hannan last night, I only expected a fine. When you're a superstar (which Briere has been considered in recent years) not named ...
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