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The NHL playoffs have been brutal this past season. Game misconducts have been out-of-control, and players have not had anything done to deter them. The NHL claims that it wants to protect players, much like that of NFL, but have yet prove that besides some sizable fines. Shea Weber received a simple $2500 fine for [...]
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This NHL postseason has already seen more suspensions, through half of the opening-round series, than we saw through the entire 2011 playoffs. Many of the suspensions were merited, and some even rather leniant for the crimes committed. Yet, the suspensions haven't done enough to take the dirty hits out of the game. NHL Disciplinary director Brendan Shanahan, is the one responsible...
With a new suspension seemingly being handed down by NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan every day that passes in the 2012 NHL playoffs (with Raffi Torres being the latest and perhaps most deserving player suspended thus far, with his suspension currently set at indefinite), a discussion about what it all means has been a prevalent [...]
The NHL’s epic disaster discipline czar Brendan Shanahan met with Blackhawks’ rookie Andrew Shaw on Monday afternoon to discuss his hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith. After hours of waiting, reports leaked that the NHL wouldn’t rule on the Shaw … Continue reading →
Finally, Brendan Shanahan is going to send a message in these chippy, sometimes dirty NHL playoffs. The NHL dean of discipline has ruled to indefinitely suspend all panes of glass after one fell on David Krejci in Game 1 of the Bruins' series with the Capitals. Of course, that's a joke, but with Shanahan and the NHL, you never know. Check out this humorous video, though.
The big story of the 2012 NHL Playoffs hasn’t been highlight reels, overtime victories, and bone crunching hits. It has been Brendan Shanahan. The head of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has had his name in the headlines a ton this post season, and when you are the head of the department that suspends players, that isn’t a good thing. The on the ice product has gotten...
It took forever, but Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s czar of discipline handed out two additional suspensions to the Pittsburgh Penguins late on Tuesday night.
James Neal was suspended for 1 game by the NHL for leaving his skates to hit two separate Flyers.
James Neal, the 40-goal scorer who took two separate runs at Flyers Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux 42 seconds apart in Game...
There’s a chance the Penguins will have to try and win Game 4 without James Neal and Aaron Asham; they both have hearings with Brendan Shanahan tomorrow about their illegal hits in yesterday’s embarrassment.
Asham has a face-to-face with the discipline man for catching Brayden Schenn with a nice little cross check to the chest after Schenn railroaded Paul Martin, and Neal...
It is only the first round of the playoffs. Competition heats up as play goes on. But considering the level of intensity that has already been achieved, what on earth do the next rounds have in store?Chief disciplinarian, Brendan Shanahan, has been busy in the first week of the playoffs. He has handed out four suspensions and four fines to players and teams. Boarding, elbowing...
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It was to be expected that disciplinary actions were going to take place following Game two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators. However, not many expected what would ultimately be an excrutiatingly baffling decision on the part of NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety, Brendan Shanahan. Following [...]
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, The only reason Brendan Shanahan, Gary Bettman and their fellow NHL executives are sitting amidst the wreckage of the Stanley Cup playoffs, topped by an inexcusable assault by serial offender Raffi Torres, is their lack of courage in their own convictions.
For that matter, every NHL general manager, head coach, owner, player – any of those...
Brendan Shanahan with the explanation.
Brendan Shanahan has ruled on Andrew Shaw’s hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith.
Its been a wild, wacky and somewhat thuggish start to the NHL playoffs. Cup favorites are already on the ropes. Home ice advantage has been usurped everywhere you look. I hope you didnt bet the Penguins to win it all. Or the Canucks. If you have been betting, hopefully you’ve been siding with the road sweaters. We’re less than a week into the great hockey postseason chase. Here...
Player safety? No, silly. When a player gets his brains scrambled, the NHL gets a rivalry. Rivalries are easy to promote and things that are easy to promote bring in big bucks. The NHL loves and needs big bucks. The Nightmare on Helm Street is a hockey blog overwhelmingly dedicated to the Detroit Red Wings and the destruction of their enemies. The authors are true diehard fans who...