Shaw’s slewfoot deserves punishment


Besides being on the losing end of a 4-1 score, there was a lot not to like about last night’s season opener against the Canadiens. The slow start. The terrible passing. The lackluster effort. Watching Evander Kane writhing in pain.

But the worst part? Andrew Shaw’s slew-foot of Johan Larsson with just a few seconds left in regulation time.

It drew a match penalty. But it deserves more. It was a gutless, blatant move with clear intent. The exact kind of move that needs to be taken out of the sport.

Here’s another look at the incident:

“It’s malicious. He skates the distance to slewfoot a player. I was hoping it would be reviewed.” – Dan Bylsma

And to top things off, the NHL Department of Player Safety recently announced there will be no supplemental discipline for Shaw.

He’s coming off of a three-game ban in the preseason and has been suspended twice prior, in addition to being slapped with a fine for embellishment. This isn’t the first time he’s pulled an antic like this.

What do you think?

Jeff Seide
I've been a Sabres fan since my first game in the Aud in '76 against the Habs. I sat in the lower golds for that game and though I've been to close to 400 games, I've never sat as close as I did that night.
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