Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly in a game.
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BREAKING: Another turnaround regarding Morgan Rielly's appeal

Published February 17, 2024 at 2:27 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs top defenseman Morgan Rielly was suspended five games for his controversial hit on Ottawa Senators Ridley Greig, which caused quite a stir.

The saga continued when Rielly decided to go on appeal with the NHL's commissioner Gary Bettman.

A new development concerning the appeal emerged that could significantly help Rielly's chances of winning.


Morgan Rielly's Appeal Case Gets Major Help From Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan

In a new report, we learned that Brendan Shanahan, the Leafs' President of Hockey Operations got involved in Rielly's appeal, which could greatly improve the Leafs' chances of winning, according to experts.

According to a new report, the Maple Leafs' president Brendan Shanahan got invovled in Rielly's appeal, which could really help Rielly

The whole thing was discussed on The Leafs Nation podcast. Here's what was said:

"I think it was Shanahan that requested an in-person hearing because he wanted to go in there and read the riot act back to the league... because they've been sort of on the receiving end of some of these suspensions where it's like, when it comes to Toronto, they're tacking on a couple games to send a message... that's what I've heard, I'm not sure, I'm not going to be an insider...."

"Is this one of the worst suspensions, most egregious offences this year? I don't know if it's anywhere close, I can see them understanding like you know what we'll give you three or four games, we're talking about 5 plus, some people talking about throwing him out of the league... there was no injury. Yes it was a revenge play, but he had time to protect himself so yes, I'd rather him drop the gloves and punch him in the face but what if you knocked him out? We'd be talking about a whole different thing."

Details and updates will follow.

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BREAKING: Another turnaround regarding Morgan Rielly's appeal

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