Yahoo sports had an interesting story this week about Brendan Shanahan and his first year on the job as the NHL’s head disciplinarian.
Here’s one section of the story:
When a hit is flagged, he (Shanahan) surveys the opinions of his partners – Rob Blake, Stephane Quintal and Damian Echevarrieta – as well as (Colin) Campbell, Mike Murphy and Kris King in hockey operations. (Campbell does not weigh in on the Boston Bruins, because his son Gregory plays for them.) Each emails Shanahan directly with no carbon copies, so no one influences anyone else. Shanahan decides if there is a hearing, and if there is one, he and his partners participate and deliberate before he makes the decision.
“That’s the one thing that allows us to put
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