I'm not sure why Max would go public with his dispute with Shanny over comparing his hit to the Cooke hit on Savard. Shanny says he emphatically did not, Max says he did too. There were others on the call, but they haven't cleared up the story. The dispute is pretty out there and public and it's hard to see how Max can be anything but a double loser here.
I can't see anything good about getting into a pissing contest with the NHL head office. They're a very political bunch who take things personally and hold grudges. Remember Colin Campbell's emails to refs about divers and about protecting his son? He's still there, hell he's Shanny's boss.
Good for Patches. It often feels like the Habs are known as the whiniest/dirtiest/most hated team in the league - might as well fight for ourselves, no one else will.
Shanahan has no right to suspend Tootoo now, if he does he's a ****ing loser.
Shanny put himself in a tight spot by not suspending Lucic. I think he really made himself look bad there.
Add in the MaxPac hit, with the fact Chara got away with almost ending his career (granted it was Murphy), suspending him put Shanny under another big light.
Now he has no right in suspending Tootoo. If he does not, Buffalo will be all over it. If he does, nashville can question it by raising Lucic's.
Tootoo made a bigger effort to avoid Miller than Lucic ever did, so I have a hard time seeing how Toots will get suspended. I can see Shanny using the crappy excuse that Miller was in the crease though. It is the only thing he can spin this on.
I believe Patches. I listened to the interview and it sounds like Shanahan is covering his ass. Maybe he retracted the comment to people who would back him up on that, but I don't think Max or PG would lie about it (not that PG is going to stick up for his guy).
Shanahan seemed like an honest guy. Now, more and more, just a *******.
I think it is only a matter of time before the league needs an inquiry. The
"old boys club" running the show is a joke. I am just curious how long they can keep their obvious bias hidden behind obscurities and double talk. If they had set down any sort of hard and fast rules it would take less time to see their bias but who knows how long they can keep this sideshow going.
The more players who call them on their ******** the sooner we get them out.