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Shanahan: No supplemental discipline for Doan

May 16, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan has elected not to suspend Phoenix captain Shane Doan for his hit on Kings forward Trevor Lewis.

Shanahan announced the decision via Twitter, citing that “Lewis turns just prior to the check” as the reason Doan escaped further punishment (he was given a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct.)

The hit in question:

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Doan has to consider himself fortunate to avoid supplemental discipline. While the hit itself wasn’t deemed suspension-worthy, Doan’s reputation as a repeat offender could’ve cost him dearly.

The 35-year-old was suspended for three games at the start of 2010-11 for a blindside hit to the head of Anaheim’s Dan Sextion. This season, he was fined $2,500 on Mar. 15 after boarding Calgary’s Mark Giorano — five days later, he was suspended three games for elbowing Dallas forward Jamie Benn.

  1. Ryan - May 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Shanahan tweeted about Morris/Scuderi & Doan/Lewis not getting SD within 5 minutes of each other, but has been silent for the past hour. Is this a sign that there will be some SD (fines, suspension) for Smith and Hanzal?

  2. finfan88shark - May 16, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Still waiting too see the penalty on this play. Seems like some official has bet money on a certain team with all the one-sided calls this series.

    • Ryan - May 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      Like the Brown flop call? There’s a difference between poor officiating and biased officiating.

  3. oside760 - May 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    doan probably got on his knees like the gay boy that he is and sucked off shanahan

  4. finfan88shark - May 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Obviously it is bias calling, because everyone knows the Queens are a bunch of cheap short artists. And also very good at diving. After isn’t LA know as the land of acting.

  5. 1trojanlove - May 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Damn, haters be hating….

  6. 1trojanlove - May 16, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Dang, Haters be Hating….

  7. kingsguy76 - May 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Wow someone is a little angry their team got eliminated in the first round…

  8. metalhead1385 - May 17, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    I love it when people like the Sharks fan get all worked up about the officiating and forget about the gutless act Clowe did against the Kings, meanwhile the Kings continue to steamroll through the playoffs. Go Kings!!!

  9. sbrowncreative - May 17, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    Where was the penalty? There was blood on the ice? No kidding, it’s hockey.

    I don’t like seeing guys hurt, but Shane Doan is coming at you… And you turn? He’s going to finish his check. What do you think’s gonna happen?

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