First off, the video from Brendan Shanahan explaining his suspension of Brendan Smith for his hit on Ben Smith (got all that?) has been posted on NHL.com.
Nothing unexpected from Shany, although I do appreciate that he specifically mentioned that Ben Smith’s head position did not move significantly. Also very obvious from the video is that Ben’s head is up. It’s a bit ludicrous of many Detroit fan to claim this was a result of him skating with his head down (there’s a reason everyone hates them).
Interested in playing roller hockey with other Blackhawks fans?
Some of the members over at SecondCityHockey.com formed a casual street hockey club a couple of months ago. Now they’re looking to expand (the guy in charge is a huge Bettman fanboy) and they want you to join them. Actual hockey skills are not necessary in order to participate – you can just play as John Scott. Plus, no charge! So grab your inline skates and get some exercise.
Next game Info: Sunday 10/02 @ 11:00 am in Hoffman Estates (Pine Park Rink, park at Thomas Jefferson Elementary)