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No discipline for Bogosian

Posted on: November 25, 2011 9:09 am
Edited on: November 25, 2011 9:10 am
By: Adam Gretz

Brendan Shanahan had a pair of disciplinary meetings on Thursday due to hits that took place on Wednesday night. We're still waiting to here what comes out of the hearing that involved New York Rangers defenseman Andre Deveaux for his hit to the head of Florida Panthers forward Tomas Fleischmann, but the NHL did announce that Winnipeg Jets defense Zach Bogosian will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on Washington Capitals rookie Cody Eakin.

This is what the play looked like midway through the second period of Washington's 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday night:

According to the disciplinary board in a statement released by the league, "in spite of the fact that there was contact with the head, when Bogosian committed to the check, he was coming for Eakin's shoulder and Eakin's change of direction and opening up after his dump-in just prior to the contact contributes enough that there will be no supplementary discipline."

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Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: November 25, 2011 7:03 pm

No discipline for Bogosian

This is getting stupid.  I'm tired of seeing one of the 5 or 6 columns for the NHL being about a potential suspension.  Not only is it hard to understand why some of these are even being's very confusing why scum bag Shanahan was given this position in the first place.  Guessing not a lot of former NHLers would consider him one to be deciding what's clean and what's not considering he's one of the most penalized POS to ever play the game

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: November 25, 2011 1:45 pm

No discipline for Bogosian

Yet another one of the myriad of calls that Shanahan shouldn't even be reviewing.  Cody Eakin was the puck carrier and had his head down entering the offensive zone.  The hit was not deliberately targeting his head.  It was positively Lindros-esque.  After he got back to the bench, he (hopefully) made a mental note to keep his head up in the future...

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