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Brendan Shanahan says he isn't presiding over a league where goalies have to worry about getting hit, and think it's ''irresponsible'' for the Buffalo Sabres to suggest otherwise.
The NHL's new disciplinarian reacted strongly to complaints from the Sabres on Monday after he elected not to suspend Bruins forward Milan Lucic for his collision with Buffalo's Ryan Miller.
''I think Buffalo's comments are irresponsible to suggest that it's open season,'' Shanahan said at the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony. ''I will have this warning for players: `It's not. If you run a goalie you're going to find yourself in the same situation that Lucic was today, you're going to have to explain yourself and you don't explain it sufficiently, and if I don't buy it, you're going to be suspended.'''
On Saturday, Miller was knocked to the ice by Lucic when the goalie strayed from his net to play the puck in the first period of Buffalo's 6-2 loss. Shanahan held a hearing with Lucic on Monday and was satisfied with his assertion that he didn't have time to avoid the collision.
''I judged this case for what this case was,'' Shanahan said.
Miller sustained a concussion on the play and called Lucic ''gutless.''
The Sabres were upset that the rugged Boston forward wasn't suspended and suggested it sent a message across the NHL that goalies won't be protected.
''It just means that teams will be to able do exactly what Lucic did,'' Sabres coach Lindy Ruff told reporters in Montreal. ''Your goaltender can play the puck, we can run him over, we can hurt him and all you get is a two-minute minor penalty.
''That is essentially what that means - You can concuss the other team's goalkeeper ... it means it's fair game on goaltenders again.''
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Milan Lucic will not be suspended for his hit on Buffalo Sabre goalie Ryan Miller on Saturday night. Lucic had a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan earllier this afternoon.
"I had the hearing because I did make an initial assessment of the play ...
Milan Lucic reminded the TD Garden crowd that this Bruins team still has a little Big and Bad in them when he took out Sabres goalie Ryan Miller with a body check on Saturday night. Miller, who came way out of his crease to play the puck, collided with Lucic, who was barreling in full steam after mishandling the puck on what would have been a breakaway. The B's winger meets with...
Brendan Shanahan has concluded his investigation into the matter between Boston's Milan Lucic and Buffalo's Ryan Miller.
Shanahan has decided not to suspend the power forward for his collision with Ryan Miller on Saturday night.
Shanahan cites" lack of intent" on the part of Miller, hence, no suspension.
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The NHL announced on Monday that Boston forward Milan Lucic will not be disciplined for his hit on Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller in Saturday's game.
Brendan Shanahan says he isn't presiding over a league where goalies have to worry about getting hit, and think it's "irresponsible" for the Buffalo Sabres to suggest otherwise. The NHL's new disciplinarian reacted strongly to complaints from the Sabres on Monday after he elected not to suspend Bruins forward Milan Lucic for his collision with Buffalo's Ryan Miller.
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During Saturday night's NHL affair between the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres, Boston's Milan Lucic decided that he wanted to take aim at Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller.
Watch as Lucic just lays a massive hit on Mr. Miller:
(Courtesy of Hockey Fights.com)
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Ryan Miller when he was out of the crease playing
By Teravolt (Talk)
On Saturday night, Ryan Miller took a big-time hit at the hands of Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic. The hit, which was rendered at the 13:12 marker of the first period, knocked the starting goalies’ helmet off but did not immediately knock him out of the game — leading to further controversy. At this point you have likely seen...
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