Anyone else find it convienient that Montador is suddenly cleared for contact right as Keith is suspended? It is no secret that Q has not been a fan of Montador so far (why else would a former penalty killer for Buffalo not get time on the kill while Leddy was ground into dust?); and he has been a fan of Olsen (though, I don't think anyone can argue that the youngster is anywhere near Montador's current level). I was beginning to think that the organization was telling Monty to take it easy in his recovery as his return would force Olsen off the ice. Now that there is a hole is he being pressured onto the ice? Also, how big is the Lepisto injury now? 6 weeks ago many probably didn't even know Lepisto was still on the team; then he puts together a couple of solid weeks spelling Montador/Hjalmarsson before what looked like a serious knee injury. Would sure like to have Lepisto on the 3rd pairing with Olsen.
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Hey, he does deserve a suspension. He clearly went after him with an elbow, but with no priors 5 games is excessive. Doan pulls the same manuever and only gets 3 games and he has previous suspension and fine. Shanahan is an idiot. I mean, Really? It matters whether it was payback or just to "impede his progess"? 2 extra games worth?