‘After learning Tuesday that roughly two-thirds of GMs would have preferred to see a suspension in the case, Shanahan acknowledged that his mandate had been altered. “I think there’s certainly a very heightened sensitivity to the goalies and the future of all the goalies in this league,” he said. “Certainly they’re not fair game. I think that players have to understand that. The general managers expressed to me the importance of all the players on the ice but also the extreme importance of the goaltender in that position.”‘
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