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Hansen Suspended One Game

Brendan Shanahan explains the cause of the suspension, an illegal forearm to the head.

 

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Paul's avatar

Hansen will forfeit $7,297.30. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/20/13 at 07:55 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I really wish that either the owners or the players were interested in cleaning up the game.  If they were, the fines could be raised to amounts that were actually significant.  These hits would actually decrease if the pain could be felt in the old pocketbook.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 02/20/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

That’s lame, even though it was expected… Should be way more games, it was a clear intent to injury…

Either that, or Hansen has such a low eye-hand coordination that he shouldn’t be playing on the NHL at all

Posted by Zqto on 02/20/13 at 08:56 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

If he clobbered a roster player instead of a superstar, this would have been a non-issue.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/20/13 at 09:26 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

I keep thinking back to when Brendan Smith was suspended 5 games for practically innocent hint on Ben Smith…

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/20/13 at 10:34 PM ET

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Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 02/20/13 at 10:34 PM ET

Who do you think you’re kidding besides yourself?  Smith’s hit was definitely worse than Hansen’s.

Posted by Garth on 02/20/13 at 11:58 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I’m a homer and I don’t even think Brendan Smith’s hit last october was at all clean.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 02/21/13 at 09:10 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

The only reason Smith hit Smith in the head was Smith’s pull-up at the last second.

Brad Stuart’s hit on Landeskog was generally considered clean on this site but not Smith’s?

Hansen is purposely swinging for Hossa’s head.

But no, there’s apparently a large difference.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/21/13 at 11:18 AM ET

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