I’m Brendan Shanahan, the National Hockey League’s Senior Vice President of Player Safety. Friday night in Anaheim, an incident occurred during a game between the Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks. 11 minutes into the second period, Vancouver defenceman Aaron Rome delivered a completely legal hit to Anaheim winger Devante Smith-Pelly. He won’t be suspended because that would be stupid.
Okay, so Shanahan didn’t produce a video after reviewing Rome’s hit on Smith-Pelly, and reports indicate that he wasn’t entirely happy with the hit and believed the discipline issued during the game was sufficient for the offense. But I like to believe that he watched the video and said, “Seriously? The referees called that elbowing?”Continue Reading —›