(UPDATE: Gary Bettman announced before Game 1 that Brendan Shanahan takes over the NHL disciplinarian role next season, and will also be head of the league's Dept. of Player Safety.)
If you've been wishing for a change in the way the NHL hands out its discipline, then June 1 might be your Christmas morning.
Darren Dreger of TSN broke the news Wednesday morning that Colin Campbell, the NHL's senior vice president and director of hockey operations since 1996, is resigning his post as league disciplinarian. He'll remain on as vice president of hockey operations.
Brendan Shanahan, hired in 2009 as the NHL's vice president of hockey and business development, is likely the man to replace Campbell according to Dreger, but there could be a bigger change in the the supplementary discipline process in the works.
Campbell's last season as the NHL's sheriff was a tumultuous one.
In November, blogger Tyler Dellow pieced together a chain of emails from Campbell from several years ago to NHLRead More »from Colin Campbell out, Brendan Shanahan in for NHL discipline