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11-30-2011, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
and that's why I'm not...

the only difference between him and his predecessor is that instead of making a standard statement he does it trough a video...

but the logic is the same : try to find any possible excuse not to suspend the player unless there's no excuses.

- OK to smashes the head of someone's trying to outrace you
(Paccioretty - I know, not the same clown handling the case)
- OK to headshot someone reaching for the puck (Campoli)
- OK to headshot someone who doesnt have the puck (Alfie)
- not OK to headshot someone who's about to shoot (Letang)


on paper or on vid, it's the same BS. "we allow headshots, only depends on the circumstances".


It's not like it would be that hard to have a "no headshots allowed, ever" rule...
In his video explanations he does not say any of that though. He thoroughly explains his decisions in regards to the rule he has to work with.

48.1 Illegal Check to the Head A hit resulting in contact with an opponent's head where the head is targeted and the principal point of contact is not permitted. However, in determining whether such a hit should have been permitted, the circumstances of the hit, including whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultaneously with the hit or the head contact on an otherwise legal body check was avoidable, can be considered.

For example, what is "OK to headshot someone reaching for the puck (Campoli)" and "not OK to headshot someone who's about to shoot (Letang)" to you is "including whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultaneously with the hit" to Shannahan.

He explains it well and shows the postion of the head and its movement in super slow motion and freeze frame in his decisions when that it a factor or not.

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