Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 12/22/11
In what's turning out to be a very busy December for Brendan Shanahan, the Marshall Moo Montana of the NHL has flashed his badge once again, suspending Derek Engelland 3 games for his hit on Marcus Kruger. Here's Shanny, breakin' it down: All the standard Shanaban tropes apply here. Engelland has not been fined or suspended during his three seasons, which earns him mercy. However, Kruger has been diagnosed with a concussion, with effectively negates said mercy. This one's all about the hit, then, which was oh so close to being clean before Engelland took to the skies. Here's your pivotal quote: Although Engelland has Kruger lined up for what could be potentially be a clean, full, bodycheck, his elevation and launch upon impact as well as the way Engelland forcefully drives his hands and arms up and into the fce area makes this, in our eyes, a recklessly targeted shot to Kruger's head. In other words: the next time you come across the ice to make a clean hit, keep it clean by leaving your
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