Another day, another headshot. This one comes courtesy of defenseman Alex Edler, who catches forward Taylor Hall with an elbow right on the top of the helmet in the second period of Saturday night's preseason game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers.
As we know, Brendan Shanahan hates headshots with a fiery passion. He hates them so much he insists on being filmed from the waist up rather than the neck up. Hence, it stands to reason that he'll be taking a look at this incident.
Oilers' coach Tom Renney certainly didn't like the hit. From The Vancouver Province:
"I was a little more disturbed by (Edler's hit)," said Renney. "You're 6-foot-3, got get the puck. Why hit a guy who is reaching for the puck? Go get it yourself."
Will Shanahan feel similarly? Should Edler be expecting a disapproving phone call?
Maybe not. While the reverse angle provides a concrete view of what is clearly a hit to the head, it's possible that Edler escapes suspension because Hall puts hi...