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Even With New Player Safety Efforts, Discipline In The NHL Is Still A Huge Joke
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04-25-2013, 04:19 PM
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Not really sure what the point of that article is.
Shanahan never mentions social media or that the hit was "dirty", so all of that is irrelevant when it comes to how the NHL hands out discipline. It's not the NHL's fault that the internet is full of tools.
He does however mention that Pominville did NOT "put himself in a vulnerable position
prior to or simultaneously with the hit" so clearly he was addressing rule 48.1. Bottom like is you can't lead with an elbow straight to someone's face, just like you have to be in control of your stick at all times and can't whack someone in the head with it, accidentally or otherwise. Does anyone really think that's a bad stance to have?
Honestly, that we keep complaining about it makes us look bad as fans. It was a careless (not dirty) play by Brown, and he got suspended for a couple games. We should just accept it and move on.
He might not have mentioned it but you almost must figure what happens in social media affects what is done. Because that is just human nature. I remember seeing a video of how Shanahan does things. And he sends out a text to all the members to look at something and then respond back to him. Well if there are many within twitter that are within the media calling said hit dirty. It is going to have an affect on how you view said play.
And I don't think he lead with the elbow. He was making what would be a normal follow through of a hit but because of how JP was it hit his face square and the shoulder didn't make contact. His timing was off. But if JP had been upright going for a hit I think his shoulder would have hit his chest and the arm coming out on the follow through would have knocked him on his ass.
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