Originally Posted by gyldenlove
That was never a hip check, he leads with his knee and he is going low so definitely not intention of throwing a hip, furthermore it is an impact that Hall controls all the way, Clutterbuck doesn't move at the last second. I think a 2 game suspension is fine, Hall is a first time offender to my knowledge, and the hit wasn't particularly malicious.
He is. I think a lot of people are defending it because of who got hit. Clutterbuck is a scum bag that isn't well respected around the league. Shanahan can't factor in who WAS hit in his decision, just the person DOING the hit and the action itself.