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11-13-2011, 08:19 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Some interesting thoughts form Kevin O:
That #Sabres say G Ryan Miller has a concussion is VERY interesting. Are they forcing #NHL to issue a forceful suspension on $Bruins Lucic?
Usually #Sabres, and all teams, say "upper body," even if everyone knows it's a concussion. Now they come right out and say it on Miller.
From TBN's blog:
Update: Sabres spokesman Mike Gilbert clarified the original information he provided, saying
teams do not request supplementary discipline reviews any longer and that the Sabres are simply awaiting to hear from the league
any verdict on Lucic
I'm sure that the formality of Miller's condition via a bulletin by the team's GM was intended to make sure Shanahan heard about the incident and looks at it. Lucic claims he "braced himself" and "put his head down" but the video shows otherwise - he went from a crouched position while skating after the puck but upon approaching Miller, stood up and lifted his shoulder into Miller's head to send him flying.
Based on some of the suspensions that Shanahan has already doled out that were debatable yet intended, in his words, to send a pre-emptive message, I think he'll look seriously at this. If he does something, though, I think it won't be more than 2 games - the mitigating factor would likely be that Miller came rushing towards Lucic as much as Lucic did towards him. If he were stationed inside the crease and Lucic charged at him, it'd be a different story.
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