Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Colin Campbell's video explanation of the Matt Cooke/Marc Savard decision

New NHL discipline boss Brendan Shanahan has been making headlines all week, handing out several lengthy suspensions to players such as Jody Shelley and James Wisniewski. Most observers are heralding the decisions, and the video explanations that go with them, as a sign of a bold new way of doing things.

But while Shanahan certainly deserves credit for coming down hard on offenders, I'm a little perplexed by all the excitement over his videos. After all, he's just borrowed the idea from his predecessor, Colin Campbell, who had his own series of videos explaining his decisions.

For example, who could forget this video explaining his decision in the Matt Cooke/Marc Savard game?



It all makes so much sense now...

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17 comments:

  1. It's tough to make a comedic parody of good ideas, but this one does an admirable job. I'm a bit surprised that you guys didn't go for some kind of foul on Gregory Campbell with Colin Campbell ordering a hit on the perpetrator.

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  2. I suggest doing one of these where he goes back and tries to explain the Gilmour/Gretzky tragedy.

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  3. I'm just waiting for Shanahan to get tired of doing these and saying, "Here's Matt Cooke acting like a dumb ass, seriously, we have suspended this guy how many times and he still doesn't get it, what a moron."

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  4. The best part about Shanny's suspensions? Anyone who argues with him would probably lose the ensuing fight.

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  5. this needs to be an ongoing series. past and present!! brilliant.

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  6. I thought you'd mention about ref falling in the background near the end-boards.

    Nice one nevertheless.

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  7. "Proud Daddy" hahaha. Well played.

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  8. Proud Daddy was a nice touch. Agree that this would be an entertaining feature going forward, either mirroring Shanahan's suspensions or going back on more of the WTF ones Campbell didn't suspend.

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  9. Missed my DGB/Bloge coollaborations. Great job guys!!

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  10. When does the Chara/MP explanation video come out?

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  11. "Here we can see that this is a 'good hockey play'... Chara is just 'starting... er... finishing his check on Paches'.

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  12. i'm surprised campbell didn't say anything about marc savard being a little fake artist...

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