Tciso wrote:I hope Shanny remembers that Rome got 4 games during the SCF for what was deemed a clean, but late hit. Given that this was not clean, a deliberate attempt to injure, and without the puck being there, I'd assume that Keith gets 8 games, as suspensions during the playoffs are unofficially considered to be 2 for 1.
On a happier note, the NFL hammered the Saints for their Bounty program. Gregg Williams suspended indefinitely. Sean Payton gets an entire season!! If The Count was serious about making Hockey better, he'd be using the NFL as an example, and tell Shanny that this is a 20 game suspension. Now, with his NBA style marketing, he needs to have the voice overs redone to replace "Danial Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks come to town" with someone who ain't injured. If you are going to mopdel yourself after another system, why not pick the best one in the world, instead of the #3 or #4 best????
I think Shanahan has already said he won't take into account any previous precidents as they were made by other people. However, he did make a clear precident early this season by giving Wisniewski 8 games. But, we all know Shanahan has been neutered by the league or the GMs and he's been forced to pull back the reigns of justice.
Mike Murphy even said at the time he handed down Rome's decision that he didn't care about previous precident, it was his decision to make and the just felt in deserved 4 games.
Dan Murphy tweeted this afternoon that Daniel texted him and confirmed he does not have any previous concussion history. I take that as good news that he's texting media guys and that he has no history.
I, for one, don't care what Keith gets as it does not change Dan's status. To get yourself in a lather about such things when the NHL is making the decision is fruitless. From what I see, keeping Keith in the lineup means a better chance Chicago will face Nashville or Detroit in the first round over Dallas.
Why give Keith a rest before the playoffs and give him Dallas. Sounds like a prize instead of a punishment.