Shane Doan Says Hit Was Legal, Being Scapegoated By League

Shane Doan, who was suspended three games for a hit to the head on Dan Sexton in the third period of Sunday's Phoenix Coyotes - Anaheim Ducks game, spoke with reporters today and was quite adamant that the hit was legal.

"Everything in the rules say the onus is on the hitter not to hit the player, not to hurt him. I deliberately didn't hit him. I cut in front of him, I don't catch his head. But they want to send a message and they did," Doan said, adding if he wanted to hit Sexton in the head he could have.

Doan said that he was just trying to take Sexton's ice and surprised him and that Sexton's own stick hit him in the head. The angle shown from the back doesn't clearly show the play.

 

For more coverage, visit Five for Howling.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.