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#1 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:29 PM

"Shelley hit Boyce squarely from behind into the glass," NHL senior vice president for player safety Brendan Shanahan said of the second-period hit. "Boyce's back was turned toward Shelley well before the contact, requiring that Shelley avoid or minimize the check. He did neither.

"Shelley's two suspensions last season weighed heavily in this decision," Shanahan added.

Shelley was suspended twice last season for four games and is considered a repeat offender under the league's collective bargaining agreement. He was also fined $67,073, which will be paid into the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.


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I honestly think this is a great start for Shanny. 10 games seemed harsh at first, but this was such a clear hit from behind that could have easily been avoided. When there's as little grey area in what happened as a hit like this, I think the league should come down hard.

I don't want to jump the gun, but here's hoping there's no more Campbell Wheel of Justice.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:36 PM

Concur. :thumbup:

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:37 PM

Shanahan's started the season like the tough guy he is. Also five game suspension to Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (TSN.ca).

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:39 PM

was watching the game as this happened....first thing i said outloud, "Oh, Shelley does something stupid again..."

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:40 PM

Shanahan's started the season like the tough guy he is. Also five game suspension to Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (TSN.ca).

There's a great video clip of Shanahan explaining the suspension too.

Great start.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:36 PM

There's a great video clip of Shanahan explaining the suspension too.

Great start.



Thanks for the heads up. I agree that the videos are great. I hope that keeps up.

NHL.com videos: Jody Shelley & Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:45 PM

Both hits were clearly illegal, but I think both suspensions were a bit much, but taking into consideration Shelley and Leblond have a history of suspensions, that probably played a role in determining the length of each suspension.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:51 PM

Love the way Shanny is communicating to the league. Keep it up :thumbup:

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:53 PM

Both hits were clearly illegal, but I think both suspensions were a bit much, but taking into consideration Shelley and Leblond have a history of suspensions, that probably played a role in determining the length of each suspension.

Agree. I think they were a bit excessive, but I think/hope that the fact that they would t have played in most/all of the preseason games was taken into account.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:00 PM

shelley hit was nastyy, what the hell were you thinking with that.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:05 PM

Both hits were clearly illegal, but I think both suspensions were a bit much, but taking into consideration Shelley and Leblond have a history of suspensions, that probably played a role in determining the length of each suspension.


They were long, but I'm assuming they were done to suspend them for 5 NHL games and 1 NHL game and bypass meaningless pre-season games.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:14 PM

Great first move by Shanny, but the real test will be when a star player crosses that line.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:52 PM

#14 is going to be looking for that Black and Piss-Yellow stained menace in #24 REAL CLOSELY.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:49 PM

Nice job Shanny! :thumbup:
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:18 AM

Liked the way Brendan explained the suspension. Finally the league has someone with a pair in the office. Way to go, #14!

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:53 AM

I like this... a lot.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:04 AM

What a useless brick.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:35 AM

I really like the videos that Shanny did.

http://video.nhl.com...sole?&id=124282

He shows the hit, explains the rule, and his reasoning behind it. If this is the way that he is going to handle all disciplinary matters, I am all for it. No other sports league does it like this. I hope this trend continues and we see a video like this with each infraction that carries a suspendable offense.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:50 AM

What a useless brick.



There's no such thing. You can build anything from them, for example, a bookshelf. And I have one next to my keyboard that I can throw into the wall everytime my favourite hockey team faces a setback.

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