The hits just keep on coming

January 5, 2006

for Brendan Shanahan.  This time courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor:

“I can handle it,” Shanahan said after practice at the team’s Joe Louis Arena the other day. “I expected it … that a few players might make it personal with me.”Shanahan was referring to the NHL’s new rulebook. It was, after all, his instigation that led to the league reevaluating a game that even professional players described as “chess matches” – low-scoring affairs in which the most talented players were mugged on their way to the net.

Iwo: As we’ve said here before Shanahan deserves all the accolades he has received.  He could have spent the lockout as a recluse, or worse; whining and earning the NHLPA scorn from all corners.  Instead, he chose to “be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.”

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