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Wasn't Burkie (ex-league disciplinarian) a consultant for the Sharks when Brad Stuart clocked Landeskog (Av's new captain & arguably their best player at the time) ... & he got NOTHIN'? That's the NHL-insider advantage that a "consulting" fee gets ya, I suppose.

Brad Stuart is a repeat offender...despite what his semi-cleaned-up "official" record shows. Like Duncan Keith...he has previously skirted justice because of the team he plays for & who his team owner allies himself with. 'Cuz he represents a supporter of the correct voting-block.(O6 /traditionalists)....this offender got a freebie or 2...and now he will receive the standard 30 - 50% discount on supplimentary discipline compared to members of non-block teams. With Burkie's son the newest appointment to the DPS...let's watch carefully how the Flames' players are treated by the DPS in the future?

Still NO in-person hearing? He'll get less than 5 games, & with the Rangers' season looking bleak - this may be a case of a voting-block brother sayin'....owe me later. Shanahan's integrity needs some scrutiny..with so many of the DPS assessments seeming like simple marching-orders from the League's power-brokers.

The NHLPA should elect and nominate ALL candidates for the DPS, who are assessing supplimental discipline. Limit terms and stop appointing a succession of persons with clear Original-6 connections to positions where they can indirectly influence outcomes of games, play-off seedings, and play-off series. The optics indicate that the DPS seeks to manipulate...as often as it tries to discipline.

Changes to the optics are needed. More "electing" and less "appointing". This could be a method used for determining officials & their assignemnts for the play-offs. The IIHF does a far superior job of eliminating bias from it's officiating. The NHL entrenches biases. No discernable accountability is ever given to the fans for the most poorly officiated games. The NHLPA just trots-out the same officials who had previously done poor jobs (when they are senior)....to do MORE of the same, as if trying to entrench certain biases in particular match-ups. Isn't each NHL game supposed to play-out on it's OWN merits? How can that happen if officials with long-held biases aren't rotated-out of certain match-ups?

Something needs to be done to restore our faith in an "un-allied" NHL Commissioner, an unfractious League of Governors & "appointees" who are not beholding to biases & whims of their puppet-masters. It will likely take another CBA....a coup at the top thru league politics....or perhaps a commissioner with a more Gretzky-esque voice of reason....or - someone of influence who is neither fan nor a foe of the status quo.

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Shanny doesn't say that Brad Stuart is not a repeat offender...or a first time offender...like he does in his other videos. He says that...Brad Stuart has "no applicable history".

Hmmm. Why?! Cue the clips of the times Brad Stuart has managed to dodge responsibility for his actions...including last year's forearm/elbow hit to the head of bent-over & vulnerable, Gabriel Landeskog.

Let's recap: Allowable freebies followed by the predictable 30-50% discount in supplimental discipline for the league's...special ones. Told ya so.

I saw Brad Stuart leave his feet & target the head of his opponent near if not into the boards. It was not a north /south hit,...he approached his opponent out of clear eye-sight from behind. Nash was struck while vulnerable when he turned after releasing the puck. Was the hit even within the Rome standard of .06 sec late? Shanny is grasping to put Stuart's intentions in a favorable light...unlike an absense of "benefit of doubt" ... that was not offered to players like... Edler, Hansen, Weise or Kassian, by the same DPS. :sadno:

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Shanny doesn't say that Brad Stuart is not a repeat offender...or a first time offender...like he does in his other videos. He says that...Brad Stuart has "no applicable history".

Hmmm. Why?! Cue the clips of the times Brad Stuart has managed to dodge responsibility for his actions...including last year's forearm/elbow hit to the head of a bent over & vulnerable Gabriel Landeskog.

Let's recap: Allowable freebies followed by the predictable 30-50% discount in supplimental discipline for the league's...special ones. Told ya so.

I saw Brad Stuart leave his feet & target the head of his opponent near if not into the boards. It was not a north /south hit,...he approached his opponent out of clear eye-sight from behind. Nash was struck while vulnerable when he turned after releasing the puck. Was this hit even within the Rome standard of .06 sec late? Shanny's view is grasping to put Stuart intentions in a favorable...unlike an absense of "benefit of doubt" ... that was NOT also offered to players like... Edler, Hansen, Weise or Kassian, by the same DPS. :sadno:

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