Tyler Myers was slapped with a three-game suspension by Brendan Shanahan for boarding Scott Gomez during Monday's night's game against the Canadiens.
Forget the fact that there's no apparent attempt by Myers to injure on the hit, or that it should be acceptable to attempt to injure dickheads like Scott Gomez. Admittedly, Myers probably deserved a game or, more appropriately, a fine for the play. But Gomez was playing the puck and, despite the fact that Myers has almost a foot on him, he still hit Gomez on the shoulders.
If you recall, I went on record saying that Shanahan made the right call when he decided not to fine or suspend Milan Lucic when he steamrolled Ryan Miller. However, for a league that supposedly wants to eliminate hits to the head, it's patently absurd that Shanahan deemed Lucic's hit acceptable while determining that Myers's was worth a three-game suspension.
The Sabres are being diplomatic about the suspension. I, on the other hand, have no such obligation. Brendan Shanahan is a fucking assbag.