It shouldn't matter who he likes or dislikes he needs to at least have a hearing on it.
Oh, I agree. I was just trying to speculate on the reasons why he did not. I want to emphasize the speculation part, because I obviously have no proof as to what is going on in Shanahan's head.
What I don't understand though, is if you are going to crack down on intentional head shots (which I completely agree with), why not also crack down on reckless hits that cause heads being driven into the boards? It's essentially the same thing.
I don't mind the suspension on Leino but wow Shanahan you ****ing *********, how do you not call a hearing on Gerbe's penalty. Go **** yourself, same exact play that happened with Pominville last year, at least Campbell ****ing game him the ban.
The comments about "intention" are creeping into Shanny's speaking about these things -- happened with Lucic too -- after he started off with simply dealing with the action. Intent is far too gray an area. Deal with the action and if necessary, the result.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle