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by Paul on 02/12/12 at 01:54 AM ET
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
The Campbellization of the NHL Department of Player Safety is complete.
No doubt that while acting as the league’s chief discipline officer, Colin Campbell believed in his heart he was acting in the league’s best interest when he combed through the rule book searching for technicalities in order to grant leniency to miscreants who came before the bar.
Now, his successor, Brendan Shanahan, apparently has adopted the same philosophical approach in dealing with defendants who come before his court after having begun his tenure with a heavy gavel that caught everyone’s attention and suggested victims of senseless aggression on the rink would finally get justice.
The decision not to suspend the Lightning’s Dominic Moore after his head-high shoulder concussed Ruslan Fedotenko at the Garden on Thursday — because the shoulder knocked the Ranger’s stick into his own head — is straight out of the previous script that apparently has reappeared as the NHL’s bible.
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