Who would want this guy on their team?
Shelley has a track record of this kind of boneheaded play. Shanny and the new disciplinary team made the right call here. 10 games is well deserved. Concussions have been ubiquitous in recent seasons, and few other forms of injury are more serious .
Players like Shelley have no place in the modern NHL. I am all for physical play. Even the occasional dirty play can be amusing (a slash here, a punch there), as long as it doesn’t result in serious injury.
Players are taught from day one that hitting from behind, is a cowardly play. Hockey moves quickly, and if a player can’t think quickly, he has no business playing. Now players often turn their backs to the play, moments before being hit. This was not the case here. Shame on Shelley.