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Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

Posted on: June 1, 2011 1:08 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2011 3:06 pm
 

It looks like there's going to be a new sheriff in town.

NHL Senior Vice President and chief disciplinarian Colin Campbell will relinquish his duties in the crime and punishment department, leaving the door open for Brendan Shanahan's role in the NHL offices to further grow and for him to take over, Darren Dreger of TSN reported Wednesday.

Campbell has held the role in the NHL offices since he was fired as coach of the New York Rangers in 1998. In his time, he's been a busy -- and controversial -- man. Let's face it, being in charge of fines and suspensions in the NHL is no piece of cake. In recent years he's really been under the microscope with the increased attention on hits to the head.

Then there was the big mess Campbell found himself in back in November of last year. Emails came to the surface that Campbell had sent, accusing Boston's Marc Savard of being "a little faker" after he drew a penalty from Campbell's son, Gregory, in a game. Ironically, Savard and the younger Campbell are now together with the Bruins, who are playing for the Stanley Cup.

Shanahan, meanwhile, has become a recognized rising star since joining the NHL in the role of Vice President of Hockey and Business Development.

-- Brian Stubits

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:30 pm
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Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

It looks like there's going to be a new sheriff in town.
 YES! Colin Campbell is a goon. Campbell could replace the caveman in those Geico commercials.



leaving the door open for Brendan Shanahan's role in the NHL offices to further grow and for him to take over, reported Wednesday
 The NHL should be so lucky. Shanahan is bright, articulate and knows the sport. He's the antithesis of Bettman and his moronic minions.


Shanahan, meanwhile, has become a recognized rising star since joining the NHL in the role of Vice President of Hockey and Business Development.
 I said for years, Shanahan could do anything. I think he'd be the best color analyst the sport has ever seen if he chose to be.



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

 wrote:

No matter who got the job it's most likely a step up.
I agree 100%.

Campbell has been inconsistent with his fines, suspensions and lack of either.
This is job #1, not developing new penalties for dangerous hits (to the head) or attempt-to-injure; those were in the rulebook already.  Just come up with a clear, concise list of suspensions something like - 1st Hit = 2 game suspension, 2nd Hit = 5 game suspension, 3rd Hit = 50 game suspension, 4th Hit = 2-year ban.  Shanny, you can have that one for free!





Since: May 9, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

I think a Lady Byng recipiant should be in this position. 



















Nah...Put Claude Lemieux in there. 



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

No matter who got the job it's most likely a step up. Campbell has been inconsistent with his fines, suspensions and lack of either. Shanahan will have what is called "Street Credit" with the players. He only retired two years ago. This will help him in dealing out fines and suspensions. He knows what is going on in the league. Hopefully, he will be able to bring more structure and set up a consistent form of punishment.

You never know how well a guy will do in a new job. So far in his retirement and continuing to work in the NHL, he has had nothing but success. This may also help the NHL in Shanahan, being a recent former player, bring the players side to the table.

Guess we will have to see how well he does. It will be interesting to see who will take the first shot to test out Shanahan. And how Shanahan will respond with teh punishment. Could be a tone setter for the rest of the year. You just know one of the so called "border line" players are going to test him.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

Anything Brendan Shanahan is involved in is good by me.  I still have his Wing jersey, which I wear proudly when they are in town.  One of my favorite players ever.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

Happy to see Campbell leave, they should pay him not to do any interviews or analysis either, let him go away.   Not sure I like the Shanahan thing.   Too close to game still, he was close to being director of the NHLPA (allegedly) only two years ago.   All of a sudden he's a top "suit" for the league office.   Fans, players, and myself have respect for the guy, but I'm pretty skeptical about a player stepping in as head of hockey operations when he only hung up the skates a couple years ago.    Goes from representing the players to representing the owners and their lawyer Bettman in the span of a few months.  It's cause for question.   I don't think he should be the disciplinarian either, take that away from his office and make it a separate committee assuming Shanahan gets the job.    Overall, I think it's an improvement to get rid of Campbell, but I'm not too excited about a player only a couple years retired, running the operations of the league.   He will be on the owner's side (even though he was on the player's side just recently) in the next CBA negotiation too, or he'll lose his job (assuming he gets it).   Regardless, getting rid of Campbell is a step in the right direction.......I hope.



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

i am for this. 



Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

As to the Savard comment, it's cleaned up. Was written poorly. Was a reference to them being on the same team together that's playing for the Cup, not actively playing together at this moment. It's clarified. Thanks.



Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Report: Campbell out as NHL sheriff; Shanahan in?

Hey, you can get cake in a cup! Anybody ever have molten lava cake? (Trying to save face for clearly mixing metaphors.)


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