Friday, June 03, 2011

Does Size Matter in the NHL?

Mats Zuccarello and Brian Boyle

Marty St. Louis and Zdeno Chara

Danny Briere and Chris Pronger

Hal Gill and Brian Gionta

David Desharnais and Andrei Kostitsyn

Theo Fleury and Eric Lindros

Shanny becomes vice-principal in charge of discipline.

Denis Gorman / Hockey Prime Time:
Shanahan facing a tough test of character
As the league's head of discipline, Brendan Shanahan must put to work the same moral compass that guided him as an outspoken player...

Gary Bettman announced in Vancouver on Wednesday that Shanahan will become the NHL’s Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations, along with replacing Colin Campbell in “administering supplemental discipline.”

What kind of discipline czar will Shanahan be? Judging by his history, the initial belief is that he will not follow in the oft-controversial footsteps of his predecessor, nor will he make the indefensible – frankly, disgraceful – decision not to suspend Alex Burrows for at least a game in the Stanley Cup Final for biting Patrice Bergeron's finger...

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