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.