"For anyone who wrongly suggests that physicality is being taken out of our game, we offer the following examples of good, clean, hard checks." — Brendan Shanahan, Executive VP of Player Safety (and Infomercials)
Yeah, in yo face Milbury!
But seriously, the latest edition of Shannyvision offers "Clean Hard Hits and Good Decision Plays," a compellation of checks that the NHL deems legal. As with his previous suspension videos, this one offers a guide to players and coaches regarding what's allowed and encouraged under to current rules, a.k.a. how not to end up getting Shanabanned.
Yet the video also doubles as a highlight reel for legal checks; a short rebuttal to the critics who believe draconian enforcement of head-check and boarding penalties will lead to "two-hand touch football," as NBC's Mike Milbury opined this week. And there are some good knocks: Aaron Volpatti of the Vancouver Canucks on Jason Demers of the San Jose Sharks, for example...