Samuel L. Jackson’s line in Pulp Fiction “With great vengeance and furious anger!!” is one of the best movie quotes of all time. And, though Brendan Shanahan’s quote may not be as epic, it is definitely more important.
Players need to realize that their actions on the ice carry over the glass and impact each fan in attendance as well as their opponents on the bench. They also need to realize that dirty plays and hits have greater far-reaching implications in most cases than just the final minutes of a period or playoff series.
So, what Mr. Shanahan has to say then is quite epic indeed, as it marks a significant change in the enforcement of League rules. And, I for one, am glad to see this new season start off with the goal of eliminating these types of plays instead of waiting until midway through the year.