For those of you who don’t know, Brendan Shanahan is the NHL’s justice king. Normally, that would be fine, except Brendan Shanahan was an NHL player. Brendan Shanahan has brought his thinly veiled biases from his time as a player into the role as league disciplinarian. We’ve known for a very long time Shanahan didn’t like Washington as a player (he made disparaging comments about the team when they attempted to sign him).Which is why BSP has always HATED Shanahan. Of course, his role as Rangers hero has not endeared himself to BSP either.
Watch this enjoyable YouTube clip as Shanahan gets pummeled by Washington’s Donald Brashear:
See how the homer Rangers broadcasters drool over Shanahan’s “toughness” as he repeatedly contacts Brashear’s fists with various parts of his head? Well, that’s the same type of hero worship that got the guy his NHL job in the first place. So as a guy with a bit of an axe to grind, he suspends the notorious goon Nicklas Backstrom…who had just missed 40 games after a concussion…for one game after a weak play at the end of Washington’s 4-3 loss to Boston.
So I have to ask, why is this homer; this phony hero who gets his face batted about in that fight this POS in charge of dealing out league justice? God forbid it be a Ranger who suffered a mild cross-check; Backstrom would have been sentenced to death. No, POS does not mean “packet over SONET”…which is also a POS.
All while an adoring NHL sucks up to its hero. Tranahan has delivered a fatal blow to Washington’s playoff hopes.
Tranahan, you’re complete garbage.
That’s why the NHL is always going to be a third tier sport in the US. There has to be some UNBIASED person dealing out the justice in the league. Not just “wefoundthisguywhousedtobeaRangerthemedialoveshim”