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Video- Andrew Shaw Suspended For The Next Three Preseason Games



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That’ll teach him

Posted by Hootinani on 09/29/16 at 06:56 PM ET


Yeah, I’m not sure that even counts as a punishment. Is there a point to this? What kind of message does it send?

Posted by Jamespqr on 09/29/16 at 07:37 PM ET

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Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 09/29/16 at 07:56 PM ET


Just another stupid move in a long time history of stupid move by the disciplinary department. Does he even lose any salary? The suspension should have at least been 3 regular season games.

That’s clearly a deliberate hit too since he was chasing him in “retaliation” for what happened at center ice. This isn’t an accident that happened during the course of play. Although they highlighted that in the video, I don’t think they took that serious enough.

Finally I don’t understand why they take injury into account with discipline. I should be the act that determines the penalty, not the result. Will the penalty really match the crime when someone’s career is ended? Not a chance so don’t treat it that way.

They aren’t sending any message with such a penalty other than “if you want to sit out a few meaningless preseason games, take a cheap shot”.

Posted by evileye on 09/30/16 at 10:17 AM ET

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All this will accomplish is to incentivize guys that would rather have the physical break to do dumb stuff in the preseason.

“Oh coach, I’d love to play some more unnecessary and meaningless games, but remember I accidentally bounced that guys head off the ice so I have to sit out these next three, OOPS!”

These guys are year-round athletes now. I know timing and comfort with teammates is a real thing, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of value to the preseason for a bunch of guys that are in excellent physical shape and still have long training camps with which to work with linemates or D partners.

And I just cannot buy the “quality of hockey” argument… no doubt, as the season goes on, players get better, and eliminating the preseason might make a small difference to the first couple weeks of games… but hockey is entertainment, and if anything, right now, the problem is that the game is less entertaining when teams are firing on all cylinders because that just means they have perfected their “collapse around the goalie” tactics.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 09/30/16 at 10:30 AM ET


Much like the NFL, the preseason might not serve much purpose for the veterans. However, the younger players do benefit from some real structured ice time against opponents with NHL refs working the game.

If one takes the preseason as just a set of organized scrimmages, their purpose becomes clearer. Unfortunately the NHL tries to sell tickets to these events like they are the real thing.

Posted by evileye on 09/30/16 at 11:09 AM ET

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