Still waiting to have Shannahan one day tear off his face and reveal it's really Campbell making this dumb moves. It's like nothing's changed.
And even though there isn't a rule against it, we know have the precedent of "no open ice hits allowed". Arbitrary officiating and more and more moving towards basketball level psychically. Well done Bettman.
2 game suspension for something that shouldn't even been a penalty? OK Shanahan, you're doing a great job. You're just lucky it was Gryba and not Cowen or something or then this would get serious. Just because there's Blood and Grybes didn't even cause it Shanahan jumped right to a suspension?
Pretty hilarious if you watch the "hard vs legal" hits video on shanny's own page. There's a ton of legal hits that are just as bad if not worse that involve hits that have some head contact. Shanny is a ****ing tool.
Dustin Brown knees a player and elbows him, misses and nothing.
Ference puts his upper arm into Grabovski's head, no injury so only one game.
Subban lines up Neil along the boards, hits upper body, no fall or injury so nothing.
Two games? This is punishing the injury. This is a textbook open ice hit, Eller got caught in the train tracks by a bigger player that used his upper body to execute a defensive play. The only reason he is suspended is because he's Eric Gryba and not say...Drew Doughty or whomever. Just insane, can't wait to see the reasoning.
Oh and Gryba's a first-time offender, and he got two?