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Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

Posted on: September 22, 2011 7:58 pm
Edited on: September 26, 2011 7:31 pm
 


By: Adam Gretz

We knew Thursday was going to be a big day for Brendan Shanahan to see how he would handle the Jody Shelley incident from Wednesday's Flyers-Maple Leafs game, when the Philadelphia forward was ejected for boarding Toronto's Darryl Boyce.

Just hours after Shanahan appeared in a video describing the five-game suspension he issued to Calgary's Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, it was announced that Shelley will be suspended for what amounts to 10 games -- the final five games of the preseason and the first five games of the regular season.

He won't be eligible to return to the Philadelphia lineup until Thursday, Oct. 20 when the Flyers host the Washington Capitals.

The incident occurred midway through the second period when Boyce chased the puck into the Flyers zone and was then sent into the glass with a high hit from behind by Shelley. The play resulted in a five-minute major penalty as well as a game misconduct.

As he did earlier in the day to announce the first suspension under his watch, Shanahan again appeared in a video describing the incident (the description of the play was nearly identical to the first one) and all of the factors that went into his decision. In this instance, Shanahan explained that he took into consideration that Boyce was injured on the play, as well as the fact that Shelley was suspended twice last season to reach the decision to suspend him for the remainder of the preseason as well as the first five regular season games. 

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Comments

Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 12:43 am
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

That is a good call by Shanahan, and the reason you take into consideration last years suspensions is because, the guy hasnt changed his game from last year. He is still a goon that likes to take advantage of players when they are not prepared for it. If its a player like Crosby who doesnt do it all the time and probably would only do it once then maybe the suspension is less. In most cases a  criminal gets more time on a second offence than on a first offence.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 11:34 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

Well done Shanny!!!



Since: Sep 22, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

Ok,  here's the story.  Shanny certainly gets this game.  He is truly a hockey scientist.  He knows how things work from the inside.

Shelly on the other hand is a guy that is out there to do 2 things.  One good one, the other not so good. Shanny is saying lose the not so good or be gone from this game.  The hit was clearly a opportunistic attempt to injure.  Nobody wants that in the game.   I say.....Good for you Brendan. You are well placed. Do what you know to do.



Since: Feb 22, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

This is Shanahans attempt at slowly weeding out enforcers from the game.  If a goal scorer performs this hit its a 1 game suspension.  But because Shelley is "a goon," he gets a 10 games.  Not very fair in my opinion.  <br /><br />




Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

Really Shanahan your going to add a factor on last year? New year move on ! Shelley never let his feet and hit him under his shoulder blades. Boyce may want to look into the glass to see behind him next time.



Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

Hopefully it will be 50 games. And then maybe they will learn to not leave their feet or elbow to the head or slew foot etc. All of this BS with these players taking liberties with each other only hurts the game. I am no fan of Cindy Crosby, but that kids carreer is in jeopardy because of what happened to him ala Eric Lindros. He will never be the same.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

Oh, who cares about Shelley.  He may not even make the team anyway, and I'm surprised he's still here at all.  Because of injury or whatever, he didn't play at the end of last season or in either round of the playoffs. 



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

Good! Bravo Brendan Shanahan! Punish the thugery and send a message that you are responsible for your actions. The law is the law is the law. Same reason why you obey the speeding limit, signal when you turn and don't park in the handicap parking space! Rid the game of the garbage. In other words...take out the trash and place it on the curb!



Since: Apr 3, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

AS it should be, can't argue with Shanny !



Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Jody Shelley gets 10 game suspension

10 games for that? What will it be when someone leaves their feet to crush a player, 50 games?


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