Ranted: Is Shanahan into Campbell’s Kool-Aid?

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  • Apple

    You missed the point though, Katie. Lucic plays for the team that Shanny’s boss’s son plays for. ‘Nuff said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YM6NK7I6QLEGIXCLZAZA6SK6RQ rockstar44

    Ridiculous. Could Lucic have avoided contact? Maybe. Could Miller have avoided contact? Yes. Why is it Milan Lucic’s job to avoid any and all contact with a goalie coming out of his crease? Lucic was entitled to the puck just as much as Miller was. In fact Miller was on the fringe of the Goaltenders privileged area. Had Miller stayed in his crease and this happened, yes suspend Lucic. I think Shananah was right not to suspend Lucic because he was making a hockey play, trying to go after the puck, and Miller came out to meet him. Lucic did in fact change course just before the collision, while Miller did not. Lucic leaned away, while Miller leaned in. Miller stayed in the game for a whole period, and got hit again later in the game. His apparent concussion cannot be used as grounds to suspend Lucic without also being grounds for discipline against his own team, as team doctors cannot allow a concussed player to continue on. If Miller was in fact concussed from the Lucic hit, then he should have immediately been taken to a quiet room. You can’t pick and choose your arguments for whatever you want. The rules are the rules, they were followed in this situation and Shanahan is putting his foot down that hockey plays are going to stay in the game, goon shots and cheap play will not be tolerated. Had Buffalo players stood up for their goalie, I bet Miller wouldn’t be nearly as upset. He is a frustrated goalie on a team that hasn’t been producing in front of him.  

  • peanutflower

    Yah, no, a goalie isn’t fair game if all he is doing is coming out and challenging the player on the breakaway.  This sets a dangerous precendent.  This is not the same situation as crazy legs Turko roaming all of the place and pretending to be a defenceman, this is a goalie coming out of his net doing his job.  There should have been a suspension or at least a major penalty on this play.  Shanny is starting to play goood old boy favourites already.  The Bruins got away with a complete bag of shit in the cup finals and it looks like this is just one more to add. 

  • AnthonyJTa

    Apple…how many suspensions and Stanley Cups did the Florida Panthers make away with? Retard. This article is dribble with no substantial fact…just another whiney Canucks fan.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com/ J.J. Guerrero

    No need to call anyone “retard”.

    Here are the facts:

    1) Lucic drilled Miller.
    2) There is a rule in the NHL rulebook that addresses no. 1.  (There is also an understanding among players that goalies need to be protected.)
    3) Lucic gave Shanahan a story on why he did no. 1. (i.e. He didn’t have time to stop.)
    4) Shanahan believed no. 3 and didn’t suspend Lucic.

    Given these facts, are we to believe that anyone else who runs over a goaltender and says he didn’t have time to stop will be dealt with in a harsher manner?

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