Brendan Shanahan explains why he cleared Rick Nash
4 June, 2014 at 7:21 am in Rent/Hire
Each NHL suspension in the Brendan Shanahan era is completed by a video breaking down the infraction in slow movement http://www.rangerschampionshop.com/Martin_StLouis_Jersey, explaining the rationale for a suspension and spelling out the variety of games..
With Twitter blowing up over his determination not to hold a hearing for the New York Rangers' Rick Nash for his hit from behind on the Florida Panthers' Tomas Kopecky Rangers Jerseys, especially in light of his suspension of the Toronto Maple Leafs' Joffrey Lupul for an illegal head hit, Shanahan went to the video machine yet again to clarify why http://www.rangerschampionshop.com/Henrik_Lundqvist_Jersey.
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In essence Chris Kreider Jersey, the Nash hit was not a hit to the head, he explained.
Stated Shanahan: "Nash helps make initial impact with Kopecky's shoulder and his nameplate and a consequence, his arm rises up Kopecky's back, leading to him to lose his helmet and fall forward."
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Shanahan also said that Kopecky had turned just before Nash made make contact with, growing the effect of the hit.
Nash didn't acquire a penalty in the game and Shanahan said that although the hit was unlawful, it didn't rise to the degree of supplemental discipline for individuals factors http://www.rangerschampionshop.com/Chris_Kreider_Jersey.
Here is the video: