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What the title says. What the hell is wrong with Shanahan? Let's go over his playoff suspensions to date:
First, Weber (see video below)
Garnered a ZERO game suspension. In a non-hockey play, attacking someone's head twice gets you zero games. But he did get the maximum fine and a 2 minute penalty and a warning that if he does anything else dumb this will count against him.
Hagelin (see video below)
A hockey play where you get your elbow up and get a 5 minute penalty gets you a 3 game suspension. Again, the first one got zero.
Asham (see video below) hasn't been ruled on yet but got a game misconduct
Carkner - jumped a guy. Multiple sucker punches to a defenseless player. 5 minutes, game misconduct. Added 1 game suspension.
Shaw (see video below)
got 5 and a game and a 3 game suspension on top of it. To me this is the least malicious of the 3 (or hagelin's). A dangerous play, yes, one that merited at least the 5 and a game that he got... but if "targeting the head" is an issue (which I'd argue that Shaw didn't target the head, but he hit it) WTH with Weber skating free?
If the NHL is so tough on concussions, why didn't Smith have to go into the quiet room for 10 minutes? he stayed in the game!
If injuries play a role in suspension length, why is Shaw the most penalized when the guy he hit missed ZERO minutes of ice time?
Also the ruling on Shaw came out about 6 hours before the next game in the series. The NHL disciplinary everything is a joke right now. Can anyone explain any logic behind this?
Shaw - 4 games (3+Misconduct)
Hagelin - 3 games
Asham -TBD... but that should be interesting
Carkner - 2 Games (1+misconduct)
Weber - 0 Games.
Gary Bettman is a piece of crap.
I know a few guys who work at Perani's and heard about this around 1:30. According to this story he died on an international flight. I've met him a few times, great guy. The hockey world, as well as the Flint area, has lost a great individual. RIP Bob.
Michigan Hockey: Rookie Recap
Since it's a slow day today, here is a look at how each player from the 2010-2011 hockey team did during their respective NHL/ECHL/CHL seasons.
|Connecticut Whale (AHL)||17||7-6-13||6||+12|
|New York Rangers (NHL)||64||14-24-38||24||+21|
Everyone is familiar with the success Carl had in his first season with the Rangers. Carl fit in well alongside Richards and Gaborik despite all three having similar skill sets, and provided a much needed scoring option for a Rangers club that at times struggles to score goals.
|Elmira Jackles (ECHL)||29||16-16-32||8||+5|
|Binghamton Senators (AHL)||13||0-0-0||6||-2|
Louie spent most of his season in the ECHL and had some pretty good numbers, finishing fifth on the team in scoring. I think he has the skill to eventually play in the NHL, but for right now the ECHL is where he will continue to play at.
|Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)||20||1-5-6||19||-2|
Scooter tried out for San Jose last season as a defenseman, but was cut after breaking his arm. After he signed with Wheeling he played twenty games before another injury ended his season for good.
|Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)||3||0-0-0||0||-4|
|Scranton Penguins (AHL)||42||4-7-11||14||+2|
Rust played almost his entire season with the Baby Pens, finishing with a moderate scoring line. I always loved his work ethic and style of play, which is why I expect a big jump from Rust next season in production. He should have the opportunity to make the NHL club next season as long as Columbus does not trade him.
|Albany Devils (AHL)||56||1-7-8||21||-4|
Burlon played all season in Albany and put up ok numbers. They look much worse then they actually are, but a quick look at the Albany roster shows that only a handfull of blueliners finished with a positive +/-. I'm not a close follower of the New Jersey organization so I can't say what his future looks like, but NJ not pushing Merrill to come up tells me that they are confident with what they have.
|Dayton Gems (CHL)||43||1-11-12||22||-7|
|Evansville Icemen (CHL)||24||1-6-7||10||+1|
The Ironman started out with Dayton before being traded to Evansville. His stats were decent, but he is going to need to put in work to continue his hockey career in the future.
|Dayton Gems (CHL)||23||1216||71||3.50||630||.899||7-11-5|
|Wichita Thunder (CHL)||14||790||25||1.90||371||.937||10-3-0|
|Wichita Thunder Playoffs||1||39||1||1.56||15||.938||0-0-0|
Hogan had the best Non-Hagelin season for Michigan rookies. After a shaky start on a not so good Dayton team he was traded to Wichita and exploded. Although he only played fourteen games with the Thunder, his GAA and SV% easily led the CHL. The future looks bright for Hogan.
|Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)||1||0-1-1||0||+1|
|Dayton Gems (CHL)||21||5-4-9||4||-5|
Winnett followed most of our 2010 team to Wheeling and then to Dayton. Ben never really took off with Michigan after being drafted in the fourth round by Toronto, but you never know when the switch can come on and a player takes off. The perfect example would be Dustin Gazley, who was a role player for MSU in his four years and was best known for getting jacked by Hunwick. He exploded for Elmira and lead the CHA in scoring after one year.
I'm not saying Ben Winnett will turn into a top six forward but you never know, so it's something to keep an eye on.
|2010 Elmira Jackals (ECHL)||33||1-5-6||29||+1|
|Fort Wayne Komets (CHL)||11||0-1-1||10||+1|
|Missouri Mavericks (CHL)||33||2-8-10||29||+5|
|Missouri Mavericks Playoffs||6||1-3-4||4||+5|
I included Tristin even though he was not a rookie last season, I figured no one knew what he was up too anyways so I included him. Llewellyn was a pretty good player when he wasn't in the box, which was all the time. He drew the ire of Michigan fans with his knack for bonehead penalties, which usually came at the worst times.
He was kicked off the team for an off-ice incident with Fallon and joined Elmira midseason.
|Indiana Ice (USHL)||58||13-33-46||71||+8|
Fallon was kicked off the team in 2010 with Llewllyn, he joined Indiana in the USHL during the 2011 season. Fallon will join the University of Vermont for the 2012 season.
Wings/Preds at 12:00 PM EST today on NBC (also on CBC) - Flyers/Penguins to follow at 3:00 PM EST on NBC.
Panthers/Devils at 7:30 PM EST on NBCSN, and Kings/Canucks in the nightcap at 10:30 PM EST on NBCSN (on CBC).
For a NHL bracket listing all the first round playoff game times, click here.
Besides the Wings game, who are you watching? Of the other three series, who needs a win the most (Pittsburgh, Florida, or Vancouver)?
Impelled by this Senator-Rangers game, which already has Carkner and Dubinsky out for an early and frank exchange of opinions.