What really got me was watching the Montreal - Ottawa free for all the other night, and absolutely nothing was handed down to any of them, including the Montreal guy (I forget who) who took his stick and whacked the Ottawa guy in the back of the legs with a two-hander. They made 3/26/97 look like a Boy Scout campout. And nothing was done to them - not one thing. I am sad now I didn't watch the whole thing, and I'll be interested to see what happens tonight. But even one of the Montreal players skated by the Ottawa bench and was yelling at the players and coach. Come on, really?
I smell double standard...and it's rank.
Apparently shooting a puck at a guy on the other team at the 19:59 mark of the 3rd in a 6-1 loss is totally sportsmanlike too. Shanny's still watching the game tape, or did he just let it all slide cause stick work is ok in the NHL? I'd love to see him "breakdown" that game in one of his Shanaban clips.