I think fans are right to be mad with Shanahan. He set a very strong precedent in the preseason and then wilted under the pressure of GMs and players and started becoming legalistic like Campbell. Objectively, if you look at a hit like Malone on Campoli (0 games) and compare it to Pacioretty on Letang (3 games) or even worse, Lucic on Miller (0 games) and Tootoo on Miller (2 games) I just don't understand how you can be ready to give him the benefit of the doubt. These were two of several terrible calls where he just failed on every level. His explanation for not suspending Lucic ("He told me he couldn't get out of the way and I believed him") was beyond the pale for many hockey fans and I don't blame them. There is only one way to do discipline right in the NHL -- you define as clearly as possible what a suspendable hit looks like and then you suspend it. No bullshit about supposed intent or allowing players to come in and wheel and deal and get off the hook. If a hit looks bad and smells bad, it probably is bad and you should suspend it. If Shanahan had followed the above advice this season I think his batting average would be close to 1.000 and everyone would be happy. Pacioretty, Malone, Wolski, Tootoo, Lucic, and Phaneuf (and a few others) would have all been suspended for a few games and the message would be clear. As it stands now, no one knows that a suspendable hit looks like. It's just the good old "Wheel of Justice" again.