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Canucks Get Their “Justice”


Brendan Shanahan laid down the law and gave Duncan Keith a 5 game suspension for his hit on Daniel Sedin. In my opinion this is a bit harsh for a player who has never been in trouble in with the league.  Yes, Keith deserves to be suspended but not for 5 games.  The league must be sick and tired of hearing Mike Gillis, Alain Vigneault and the rest of the Vancouver tribe cry.


If Daniel Sedin doesn’t take a run at Keith, with a high hit, earlier in the game the elbow never happens.  It still doesn’t make the hit right but Keith was provoked.  Another reason for the 5 games was because Sedin was injured.  If that is the case, how come Ryan Kesler isn’t getting a suspension for his high hit that injured Marcus Kruger? Oh that’s right, Kruger isn’t a Sedin.  Where is the phone call to Alex Burrows for kneeing Keith in the groin?  Keith was wrong for his hit but he wasn’t the only guilty one in that game.  The most disappointing thing about all of this is that Keith lowered himself to the level of the Canucks.


Maybe if the Blackhawks as an organization cried to the press something might have been done.  The Canucks have a long history of complaining and crying and it looks like it finally is paying off.  Lets not forget that this is the organization who has a statue honoring a man complaining to the refs.  I will enjoy watching Vancouver do what they do every year in the playoffs; self implode and blame everyone else but themselves for not winning the Cup.


Tags: Alain Vigneault Alex Burrows Brendan Shanahan Chicago Blackhawks Daniel Seden Duncan Keith Marcus Kruger Mike Gillis Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks

  • Van4life

    So Keith doesn’t deserve to be suspended for 5 games because he has “never been in trouble with the league”. So what about Daniel then? He’s never been in trouble with the league either, and he’s arguably a classier player (ie. he almost never tries to perform cheap hits). All the Daniel hate from Chicago-biased media is getting tiring, and it also seems to ignore the fact that Daniel’s hit was exactly the type of hit that the NHL says does not constitute a headshot. Was it dangerous? Sure, but certainly not illegal according to the NHL’s rulebook. Keith’s on the other hand, was simply a targeted, dirty cheapshot. Hopefully Daniel recovers in time for Keith’s return to the ice.