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Fedotenko’s agent livid at lack of suspension for Moore’s head shot

Feb 12, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT

Ruslan Fedotenko AP

After the fallout from Brendan Shanahan’s decision to just fine Dominic Moore for his head shot on Rangers forward Ruslan Fedotenko, something Shanahan did his best to explain via Twitter, we had yet to hear from Fedotenko’s outspoken agent Allan Walsh.

Until this morning that is when New York Post writer Larry Brooks heard from Walsh about his thoughts on seeing his client felled by what the NHL thought was “intentional interference.” Walsh let loose on the league via Brooks in today’s Post.

“I’m bewildered that a blatant blindside hit to the jaw of a player nowhere near the puck that knocked him out did not warrant a suspension,” Allan Walsh, Fedotenko’s agent, told Slap Shots via email. “How is this anything other than an intentional reckless hit to the head of an unsuspecting player?”

Shanahan felt that Moore delivered a hit that forced Fedotenko’s stick into his face, essentially relieving Moore of responsibility for the injury.

Fedotenko meanwhile missed the rest of the game against Tampa Bay, yesterday’s game against Philadelphia, and is out of today’s game against Washington with a presumed head injury. Shanahan’s initial crackdown on offenses has slowed down of late and we’ve seen fines handed out more often of late than suspensions.

  1. hulkhogan69 - Feb 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Shanny started out doing a good job, but boy the last month or two he’s been way too lenient and no different than Colin Campbell.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    By no means is Moore a dirty player, but that was a dirty hit that was definitely worth a couple of games. Nobody cares what Fedotenko’s agent thinks though. He should probably stay out of this.

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