NHL head disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan announced Thursday morning the league would not punish Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith for his dirty hit on Canucks super-twin Daniel Sedin in Chicago Wednesday night, citing a long-held league-wide desire to take out either of the brothers by any means necessary.
“There’s no one associated with this league — from Gary Bettman on down to each and every hockey fan out there — who’s not wanted to wallop a Sedin brother in the head at some point,” said Shanahan. “It’s something we’ve all wanted to do and Duncan got to live out everyone’s fantasy last night.”
Shanahan said at one point he did consider taking action, but not for the reason most would expect.
“If anything I should suspend him out of pure jealousy,” said Shanahan. “I wish that could have been me laying that punk out.”