Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2013 edition

A new season has arrived (finally) and no doubt a new set of case files will start to arrive for the review of the NHL's Chief Justice Brendan Shanahan, who will pick up where he left off when last the NHL had physical contact

Shanahan, who also carries the more formal title of NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety, will once again make much use of video to outline how the infraction under study and to showcase how the infraction has violated NHL rules.

The visual review was one of the much appreciated changes to the justice process in the NHL, the new more transparent mode of advising fans as to the crime and the punishment actually seems to put the NHL ahead of other leagues in communicating with their fans.

Through this shortened season we will follow his efforts, watching with interest how he works to keep NHL players on the straight and narrow road. Our listings can be found below, outlining those that have been summoned to the tribunal.

Offenders may now approach the bench, the court is now in session, Chief Justice Shanahan presiding:

Cases up to date as of April 8, 2013

March 30-- Tampa Bay-- Nate Thompson-- Suspended for 2 games (details) (video)

March 22-- Vancouver -- Alexander Edler-- Suspended for 2 games (details) (video)

March 21-- Toronto -- Joffrey Lupul -- Suspended for 2 games (details) (video)

March 20--  Florida -- Eric Selleck-- Suspended for 1 game (details) (video)

March 13-- Anaheim -- Corey Perry -- Suspended for 4 games (details) (video)

March 8-- NY Islanders -- Brent Thompson -- Suspended for 2 games (details)
(Thompson is the Islanders Assistant Coach)

March 4-- Buffalo-- Patrick Kaleta -- Suspended for five games (details) (video)

March 3-- Philadelphia -- Harry Zolnierczyk -- Suspended for four games (details) (video)

February 25-- San Jose-- Ryane Clowe -- Suspended for two games (details) (video)

February 22-- Edmonton-- Taylor Hall-- Suspended for two games (details) (video)

February 20-- Vancouver-- Jannik Hansen-- Suspended for one game (details) (video)

February 2-- Washington -- John Erskine -- Supsended for three games (details) (video)

January 30 -- NY Islanders -- Colin McDonald -- Suspended for two games (details) (video)

January 23 -- Philadelphia -- Brayden Schenn  -- Suspended for one game (details) (video)

Regular Season suspension tally by team

Anaheim-- 1 suspension (4 games)
Buffalo--  1 suspension (5 games)
Calgary -- 
Carolina -- 
Columbus -
Detroit -- 
Edmonton - 1 suspension (2 games)
Florida--  1 suspension (1 game)
Los Angeles-- 
Minnesota --  
New Jersey--
New York Rangers -- 
New York Islanders- 2 Suspensions (2 games) (2 games Asst coach)
Philadelphia  -- 2 Suspensions (5 Games)
Pittsburgh --  
San Jose-- 1 suspension (2 Games)
St. Louis -- 
Tampa Bay-- 1 Supsension (2 Games)
Toronto -- 1 Suspension (2 games)
Vancouver -- 2 Suspension (3 games)
Washington-- 1 Suspension (3 games)

Total regular season games suspended in 2012-13 (33)

Cash out of pocket  (Fines but no suspensions)

San Jose-- Marc-Edouard Vlasic $8,378.38 (April 4)
Los Angeles-- Jordan Nolan $1,436.94 (March 24)
Dallas-- Jamie Benn $10,000 (March 2)
Nashville-- Rich Clune $1,452.70 (February 20)
Minnesota-- Devon Setoguchi $8,108.11 (February 19)
Calgary-- Mark Giordano $10,000 (February 19)
Columbus-- Brandon Dubinsky $10,000 (February 6)

Notes: Other Notes of interest from the Department of Player Safety

February 28-- Player Safety video examines kneeing incidents
February 27-- Player Safety video examines tripping/slew footing
February 25-- Player Safety video examines goalie interference
February 22-- 'Evolution of a Suspension' video explains process

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