Found April 13, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The NHL has had problems with consistency when suspending players for years.  With Brendan Shanahan coming in as the NHL’s vice president in charge of suspensions there was hope things would change.  The early return from the playoffs is that nothing has changed. One problem the NHL has long had with suspensions is that they have not wanted to appear to decide playoff series with their suspensions.  Therefore star players are less likely to get suspended than role players.  That is exactly what we saw after the first day of playoff games. Continue reading "Suspensions In The Playoffs"
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