(Left: Brendan Shanahan during his first suspension video. Right: Brendan Shanahan on the Clarke MacArthur video, his latest one.)
Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's Executive VP of Player Safety and Infomercials, has been praised throughout the hockey community for doing two crucial tasks for the gig: Succinctly communicating why an illegal act was deemed suitable for supplemental discipline and setting parameters for how these acts will be punished this season.
Essential to that second task: Giving players a sense of what is still allowed under the revamped Rule 48, which outlaws nearly every type of contact with an opponents' head with a check. Operative phrase: nearly every type of contact.
According to multiple reports, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone will not received anything more for this hit to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Campoli on Saturday night that earned Malone a match penalty:
Said Campoli today on the Malone hit, via Louie Jean: "I'm surprised ...