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  1. Shanahan calling: Red Wings’ Brendan Smith ejected after elbowing Chicago’s Ben Smith in head

    Sep 28, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT

    Brendan Smith

    Suspension number eight coming up? More than likely as Detroit’s Brendan Smith took out Chicago’s Ben Smith with an elbow to the head.

  2. Happy birthday, Tom Sestito: Flyers winger gets waived, four-game suspension

    Sep 28, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Tom Sestito’s 24th birthday will be one to forget: the Flyers put him on waivers while the NHL suspended him for the rest of the preseason and two regular season games.

  3. NHL suspends Jean-Francois Jacques for 8 total games for leaving bench to start a fight

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

    Ryan Hollweg, J.F. Jacques

    Anaheim’s J.F. Jacques can now say he’s been Shana-banned as league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan hit him with an eight game suspension for making a legal line change to start a fight.

  4. Wayne Simmonds to meet with NHL over using homophobic slur

    Sep 27, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

    Wayne Simmonds

    Wayne Simmonds’ alleged use of a homophobic slur has earned him a date with Colin Campbell to discuss the incident. GLAAD is also looking into an already very ugly situation.

  5. NHL hands James Wisniewski a heavy suspension that includes eight regular season games

    Sep 26, 2011, 8:44 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets Press Conference Introducing New Players Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski

    James Wisniewski received the harshest suspension yet, as the Blue Jackets defenseman will sit out the rest of the preseason and a whopping eight regular season games for his illegal hit on Cal Clutterbuck. In case players haven’t been paying attention, Brendan Shanahan clearly means business.

  6. NHL suspends Brad Staubitz for preseason, three regular season games for hit from behind

    Sep 26, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT

    Brad Staubitz, Cam Janssen

    Brad Staubitz will sit out the rest of the preseason and three regular season games for his hit from behind on Cody Bass. Check out this post for more details and an explanation via league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

  7. League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan explains Brad Boyes suspension

    Sep 25, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    The league’s hammer came down on Brad Boyes with a two-game suspension for his head to the head of Joe Colborne. Now, Brendan Shanahan has explained exactly why Boyes received the two-game penalty.

  8. NHL suspends Brad Boyes two preseason games for hit to head

    Sep 25, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Brad Boyes

    Brendan Shanahan continues to hand out preseason suspensions, as Brad Boyes will sit out two games for his illegal hit on Joe Colborne.

  9. Brad Staubitz and James Wisniewski suspended for separate incidents in same game

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    James Wisniewski

    Brad Staubitz and James Wisniewski ran afoul of the NHL law in last night’s preseason game and they’ll get to sit indefinitely for their misgivings.

  10. Statement made: Jody Shelley suspended 10 games for reckless hit against Toronto

    Sep 22, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT

    Jody Shelley

    Brendan Shanahan got the book out and threw it at Jody Shelley for his reckless hit from behind on Toronto’s Darryl Boyce last night suspending him for a total of ten games.

  11. Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond will miss rest of preseason, Flames’ season opener for illegal hit

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

    Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Jody Shelley

    Pierre–Luc Letourneau-Leblond will sit out the rest of the preseason (four games) and the Flames’ season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins because of his illegal hit from behind on Canucks forward Matt Clackson.

  12. Jody Shelley waives in-person meeting with NHL regarding Darryl Boyce hit

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    shelleybloodyagain

    Speculation increases about the possible length of Jody Shelley’s suspension as the Flyers forward decided to waive his right for an in-person interview on the matter.

  13. Jody Shelley could be facing suspension after brutal hit from behind on Darryl Boyce

    Sep 22, 2011, 1:27 AM EDT

    Jody Shelley

    Jody Shelley could be the first person that new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan gets to discipline after Shelley’s horrible hit from behind on Toronto’s Darryl Boyce.

  14. NHL provides video explanations for two hits-related rule changes

    Sep 20, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v St. Louis Blues

    The NHL provided video explanations to the way referees will call penalties for boarding and hits to the head next season. Many believe that players are the ones who will ultimately be responsible for improving safety, though.

  15. Brendan Shanahan’s biggest job this year? Bringing sanity back to NHL punishments

    Aug 25, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Brendan Shanahan’s job with the NHL is a high-stress one that he can make very easy: By restoring sanity and adding transparency to the NHL’s punishment process when it comes to questionable acts on the ice.

  16. Retirements of Paul Kariya and Dave Scatchard send clear message to NHL about concussions

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Ben Walter, Dave Scatchard

    The retirements of Paul Kariya and Dave Scatchard this summer thanks to lingering concussion problems should be all the NHL needs to get even tougher on illegal shots to the head.

  17. Shanahan explains how he’ll approach his new role as league disciplinarian

    Aug 20, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    Brendan Shanahan promises to explain all league discipline decisions next season; both suspension and non-suspensions. Will we finally have a clear understanding of what constitutes supplemental discipline?

  18. Brendan Shanahan says removing goalie trapezoid wouldn’t make a big difference

    Aug 18, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

    Steve Ott, Jose Theodore

    Many people in the hockey world find the goalie trapezoid to be a silly post-lockout rule change, but Brendan Shanahan didn’t notice a big difference when it was removed during the 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp.

  19. 2011 NHL RDO Camp: Today’s schedule, curved glass, faceoff tweaks and the green line

    Aug 17, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

    Max Pacioretty Zdeno Chara

    Here’s our first update on the 2011 NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp. This post includes discussion of curved glass next to player benches, a green goal verification line, a tweak to faceoffs and Wednesday’s schedule of events. Stay tuned for more updates throughout today and tomorrow.

  20. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: Detroit Red Wings

    Aug 10, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Nicklas Lidstrom

    Messing with a classic look is something the Red Wings can never be accused of doing. Ever.

  21. The one rule the NHL Research & Development Camp should be testing but isn’t

    Aug 9, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

    While there’s a host of different rules and tweaks they’ll be testing out at the NHL Research and Development Camp, there’s one that we’d like to see worked on that isn’t even being talked about.

  22. What they’ll be testing out at this summer’s NHL Research & Development Camp

    Aug 9, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

    The NHL’s Research and Development Camp to test out different rules for the game is happening next week and the list of things they’ll be giving a shot to is both intriguing and head-scratching.

  23. Kris Draper announces retirement from NHL after 20 seasons

    Jul 26, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT

    Kris Draper

    After a 20 year NHL career, Kris Draper calls it quits after what ended up being an outstanding career from one that started off inauspiciously.

  24. Dan Bylsma, Dave Tippett will be coaches for 2011 Research Development and Orientation Camp

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Dan Bylsma, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Cooke

    Dan Bylsma and Dave Tippett will be the coaches for the 2012 NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp. Click “Read More” for more details.

  25. Why the Hockey Hall of Fame has to open its doors a little wider

    Jun 28, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

    Pavel Bure

    While there’s already a healthy waiting list of players more than eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame, it’s sure to grow a bit longer in the future as the classes of newly eligible players are only going to get better.

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