Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/11/12

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 28: Niclas Wallin #7 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Brendan Shanahan #18 of the New Jersey Devils keep their eyes on the puck during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Hurricanes defetaed the Devils 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Brendan Shanahan was a hot topic around the league during his first season as the NHL's senior vice president of player safety. Colin Campbell, who previously held the position, often made news himself, but Shanahan's tendency to rule with an iron fist immediately caught the attention of the league and the fans. In fact, Shanahan handed out nine suspensions before the regular season even began. The suspensions didn't slow down from there, as Shanahan handed out 44 suspensions that totaled 135 regular season games and 28 preseason games. And while none of the suspensions will carry over into the playoffs,...
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