Brendan Shanahan will face his first test as NHL disciplinarian thanks to Jody Shelley’s dirty hit from behind on Toronto’s Darryl Boyce Wednesday night. This particular incident really had it all. You have Shelley laying some body into Bozak’s numbers, clearly a hit from behind… but wait… we also have players policing themselves as Jay Rosehill steps in to toss some knuckles with Shelley. Who needs a disciplinarian?

Shelley was suspended for two games last December for a similar hit on Boston’s Adam McQuaid, not to mention he was handed another suspension less than two weeks later for a sucker punch. The man’s an animal, or he just really likes two day vacations. Either way, Shanahan will have a chance to showcase his disciplinary style today.

Do you smell that? Hockey’s back. Here’s a look at Wednesday’s incident:


Tyler Dellow, aka mc79hockey, executes his takedown of Chris Jones’ piece on Stu Grimson and the notion of Western Canada as “an enforcer factory”. [mc79hockey]

Dustin Byfuglien’s boating hockey card was an eBay steal. [Puck Daddy]

Ryane Clowe talks Joe Thornton’s captaincy. [Working The Corners]

EA’s NHL 12 breaks franchise records for first week sales. [Joystiq]

Damien Cox (you gotta at least ask the question): is Kyle Turris a potential fit for the Leafs? [Toronto Star]

Malkin looking good in the pre-season. [Tribune-Review]

Islanders make Mark Streit the NHL’s first Swiss captain. [Islanders]

Jerry Reinsdorf reenters the Phoenix Coyotes sale picture. [Arizona Republic]

This NHL 12 glitch causes Nik Antropov to go all Humpty-Hump on Big Buff

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