Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite
Thoughts on Shaw suspension?
You've got a Vezina Trophy candidate who may not be able to play.
However, I think it was accidental on Shaw's part. I think he was expecting that he'd be able to slip past Smith along the boards. However, there was no room and unfortunately, Smith's head was in his path.
Shanahan's explanation was rather lengthy which tells me he was trying to go out of his way to find a reason to uphold the suspension.
This has been a crazy playoffs so far.
Edit: I definitely wouldn't be surprised if Bettmann had a hand in Shaw's suspension.
Doesn't the NHL "own" the Coyotes right now? Hmm.