Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2013-14 edition

As the new season begins, NHL Supreme Court Justice Brendan Shanahan is already in mid-season sentencing form, a string of pre-season incidents requiring his review and subsequent punishment.

Shanahan, who carries the more formal title of NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety, will again make much use of video to outline how he arrives at each decision from each individual case.

Our listings of his deliberations 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 January 30, 2014

The Case files of Brendan Shanahan

Regular Season Suspensions

January 6-- Buffalo-- Sabres Defenceman Tyler Myers suspended three games for check to the head (details) (video)
January 3-- Columbus-- Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie suspended for three games for boarding (details) (video)
December 18-- Pittsburgh-- Penguins Defenceman Engelland suspended five games for head hit (details) (video)
December 16-- Edmonton-- Oilers' Potter suspended 2 games for boarding (details) (video)
December 16-- Boston-- Bruins' Thornton plans to appeal 15 game suspension (details)
December 15-- Winnipeg-- Anthony Peluso suspended 3 games for boarding (details) (video)
December 14-- Boston-- Shawn Thornton suspended 15 games for Orpik incident (details) (video)
December 14-- Toronto-- David Clarkson suspended 2 games for hit to head (details) (video)
December 11-- Tampa Bay-- Panik suspended two games for boarding (details) (video)
December 11-- Ottawa-- Cowen suspended two games for illegal check (details) (video)
December 10-- Toronto-- Dion Phaneuf-- Suspended two games (details) (video)
December 9-- Pittsburgh-- James Neal-- Suspended five games (details) (video)

November 26-- Carolina-- Kevin Westgarth-- Suspended two games (details) (video)
November 14-- Toronto-- Nazem Kadri-- Suspended 3 games (details) (video)
November 8-- Florida-- Jesse Winchester -- Suspended 3 games (details) (video)
November 1-- Toronto-- Carter Ashton-- Suspended 2 games (details) (video)

October 31-- Buffalo-- John Scott-- Suspended 7 games (details) (video)
October 28-- Phoenix-- Martin Hanzal-- Suspended two games (details) (video)
October 24-- Buffalo-- Patrick Kaleta-- Suspension upheld by Gary Bettman (details)
October 23-- Dallas-- Ryan Garbutt-- Suspended five games (details) (video)
October 21-- NY Islanders-- Michael Grabner -- Suspended two games (details) (video)
October 21-- Colorado-- Cody McLeod-- Suspended five games (details) (video)
October 19-- St. Louis-- Maxim Lapierre-- Suspended five games (details) (video)
October 15-- Buffalo-- Patrick Kaleta-- Suspended ten games (details) (video)
October 11-- Vancouver-- Alex Edler-- Suspended three games (details) (video)
October 9-- San Jose-- Brad Stuart-- Suspended three games (details) (video

Total Regular Season Games suspended (by team)

Buffalo-- 20
Toronto-- 19
Boston-- 15
Vancouver -- 8
Colorado-- 5
Dallas-- 5
Phoenix -- 5
Pittsburgh -- 10
St. Louis -- 5
Florida-- 3
San Jose-- 3
Winnipeg-- 3
Columbus-- 3
Carolina-- 2
Edmonton-- 2
NY Islanders-- 2
Ottawa -- 2
Tampa Bay-- 2

Total Game Suspension to date  114

Monetary punishment

January 17-- Phoenix-- Martin Hanzal -- fined $5,000 for high sticking (details)
January 3-- Toronto-- Joffrey Lupul-- fined $10,000 for cross checking (details)
December 13-- Philadelphia-- Braydon Schenn -- fined $2,230.77 for cross checking (details)
November 4-- Carolina-- Ryan Murphy-- fined $2,213.68 for clipping (details)
October 28-- Los Angeles-- Kyle Clifford -- fined $2,756.41 for kneeing (details)
October 15-- Washington-- Jason Chimera -- fined $4,487.18 for boarding (details)
October 9-- NY Islanders-- Frans Nielson--  $5,000 fine for slashing (details)
October 3-- Colorado-- Coach Patrick Roy-- $10,000 fine for bench incident (details)

Pre-season cases (suspensions carry over into regular season)

Sept. 28 -- Phoenix -- Paul Bisonnette's  -- Suspension reduced to three games (details)
Sept. 24-- Buffalo -- Coach Ron Rolston-- Fined for bench control issues (details)
Sept. 24-- Toronto -- Phil Kessel-- Suspended three games (details)
Sept. 24-- Toronto -- David Clarkson -- Won't appeal suspension (details)
Sept. 23-- Toronto -- Phil Kessel-- Faces hearing Tuesday (details)
Sept. 23-- Vancouver-- Zack Kasian-- Suspended Five Games (details) (video)
Sept. 23-- Vancouver-- Dale Weise-- Suspended Three Pres-Season games (details) (video)
Sept. 23-- Toronto-- David Clarkson-- Suspended Ten Games (details)
Sept. 19-- Detroit-- Teemu Pulkkinen -- Suspended Four Pre-season games (details) (video)
Sept. 19-- Tampa Bay-- Adam Erne-- Suspended three Pre-season games (details) (video)
Sept. 16-- Los Angeles-- Jordan Nolan-- No Supplemental discipline on Klesla hit (details)
Sept. 16-- Phoenix-- Paul Bissonnette-- Suspended for 10 games (details)

From the Department of Player Safety

October 29-- NHL Director of Player Safety Leetch joins NHL Live

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