Lucic Hit on Miller Saga continues. Fraser weighs in, Julien Speaks.
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11-15-2011, 08:46 PM
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NHL GMs pledge to protect goaltenders after Lucic hit
No rules were tabled, but the suggestion seemed to be that the next person to take a run as liberal as the one Lucic took at Miller might not escape without supplemental discipline.
“If anybody does think that it’s a tactic, and a tactic that is a smart gamble on their part, it won’t be,” said Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s senior vice president, player safety and hockey operations.
Several general managers, potentially even a majority of those in the room, were said to have been in favour of Lucic receiving more than a two-minute minor for the incident.
“I think that some people in the room felt it should have been a suspension,” Shanahan said. “Some people in the room felt that the right decision was made. Regardless, going forward, certainly the direction and the conversation of the issue was certainly of a heightened sensitivity to the well-being of our goaltenders.”
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