I'm happy with lots of suspensions but come on I mean he treats headshots way worse than checking from behind, here's an example: Wisniewski got 8 games for a border line headshot whilst Sestito got like 2 for running and driving a man straight from behind, there has to be an equilibrium for this.
You know what would be awesome, is if the new headshot rule actually revitalizes the long-lost hip-check. After-all, it's pretty darn hard to hit someone in the head if you are leading with your ass.
Shanny has done a great job thus far, I haven't disagreed with a suspension yet. As someone who plays physical, I appreciate that the rules a written to account for the potential of a player putting himself in a vulnerable position. Great job to date, hopefully he doesn't let up when the regular season starts. The improvement I would suggest is something that other posters have said, and that's to release a video on controversial hits that receive no suspension. It would be nice as a viewer to get Shanahan's PoV on why something isn't illegal.
these rules are supposedly to get rid of "head shots" but every game you see given that it's only preseason theres a blantant headshot or hits to the head on innocent plays. shanahan is just going to give out suspensions left/right by then the league would be called a "no hit league sooner rather than later.
I think a lot of the head shots will go down by the time the season opens up. It's possible that a lot of these players are trying to show their coach that they are tough and they can hit, but they just hit them in the wrong spot.
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Is it me, or there are alot more head shots now that they put this new rule and Shanahan in charge of player safety who is suspending players left and right?
I'd only believe there are more headshot this year than last year if someone can show me solid data that proves it.
At this point I'd expect it's pretty much the same but we are noticing it more.
It's kinda like how so many people are convinced violence in the street is worse than ever when it is a proven fact that homicide and violent crime have steadily decreased since the 80s pretty much everywhere in North America. But it's all you see on media so you forge a false impression. Same deal here, I suspect. We are all so focused on these headshots that we are under the impression there are more. I strongly doubt that it's the truth.
I think that, if the player is found at fault enough to get a suspension for injuring a another player, his suspension should start as soon as the injured player returns. Let him sit as long as the injured player, and then a few games more.
I often wonder why Bertuzzi is still playing NHL hockey while Moore is struggling to move.
I wonder why Chara was able to play when Paciotetty was in the ICU (and yes, Chara did "guide" him into the stantion)
Don't care any player's pedigree, rather consider the injury.
There were 30-40 suspensions last season. How many will there be this season? My prediction is 80+.
45-55. You need to take into account that when you suspend players, there are less dirty players playing the remaining games. So far, we have a bunch of borderline rough players missing almost 10% of games. So their opportunity to get more suspensions will be less.