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More explanation for Moore non-suspension

Feb 13, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

The New York Rangers have made no bones about their dissatisfaction regarding the decision to fine (but not suspend) Dominic Moore for his hit on Ruslan Fedotenko. Shanahan already took to Twitter to elaborate on the verdict, but that might not be enough for some.

Here’s a further video explanation (because reading and social media are venues for suckers).

Something tells me that the Rangers, their fans and Fedotenko’s agent* probably won’t be satiated by this, either. Give Shanny credit for trying to at least clarify things, though.

* – Seriously, a lot of people complained about this.

  1. brian32556 - Feb 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    IDK. Okay, he doesn’t INTENTIONALLY hit him in the head. But it seems like Moore’s intent IS a high hit as he follows through with bringing the shoulder up on an unsuspecting victim. THAT DOES deserve a suspension as it isn’t the first time.

    • bruins33 - Feb 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM

      its called hockey
      lets not get out of hand and start handing out suspensions when Shanahan clearly shows that no direct contact was made from Moore to Fedotenko’s face.
      Just unlucky on both sides, I hope the best for Fedotenko and that he makes a full recovery.

  2. benberger - Feb 13, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Doesn’t Moore chicken wing Fedotenko? Isn’t that clear? Who cares if Fedotenko’s stick gets between Moore’s elbow and his own head?

    • creasemasta41 - Feb 14, 2012 at 4:00 AM

      Thats just the thing, he elbowed him in the stomach/midsection area. Meaning Fedotenko’s stick wasn’t inbetween Moores elbow and his own head, as you believe. Instead, it is the chain reaction of Fedotenko skating with his hands and stick at midsection level, causing his stick to hit him in the face because the point of contact was below the hands, giving nowhere for the stick to go but up. I think it’s partially Fedotenkos fault because from the earliest levels of hockey we are taught to keep our stick on the ice, he didn’t, and he paid for it.

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