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Shanahan, NHL reviewed the hit but saw no reason to discipline Downie

Absolutely ridiculous. But, it is what it is.

Here’s NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan’s explanation as to why Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie will not face disciplinary action for his hit last night on Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi.


PHOTO CREDIT: screen cap of the game (Altitude Sports)


  1. Bradley

    October 6, 2013 at 2:03 am

    No wonder Shanahan didn’t think Downie deserved suspension. He was looking for a “Downey” instead.

  2. Alex

    October 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    How is this not a suspension? Downie may have had his skates on the ice at impact but the replay clearly shows that he went from knees bent to standing up and later jumped off of the ice. Downie’s elbow is also in the face of Josi. This was clearly an attempt to injure and that should be an automatic suspension case closed. I beleive we all know that had one of the Preds pulled a hit on Downie then they would be suspended for a while. All I can say is Downie better watch out for some retaliation by Clune, Bourque, or Weber. So Downie you better watch your back the next time we play. Oh well I guess we are used to getting screwed by the NHL, but anyway it’s time to get ready to whip the Wild and give Suter another warm welcome back to Nashville.

  3. Lee

    October 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    So they the take away is target the head, but keep your skates on the ice…

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