Let's get the important question out of the way first: Is this a new set for the Shanaban videos?
No more giant video screens and blue mood lighting? Now we've apparently got the giant faux ice wall and calming earth tones. We're still holding out for a "Mad Money" control center with sound effects like a sad trombone. OK, and also for a puppet sidekick. That too.
Oh yeah: Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino was suspended one game for an elbow to the head of Matt Read of the Philadelphia Flyers. Here's why:
This incident happened in the Flyers' 5-4 overtime win against the Sabres on Wednesday, as Leino chicken-winged Read and earned himself a phone hearing. From Shanahan, the reasoning behind the 1-game suspension, which will cost Leino $24,324.32:
"Even though we view this not as an intentional check, but as one player stealing the puck from another player, the fact remains that Leino's elbow recklessly makes Read's head the principle poi...