Idk anyone who is defending him? I clearly said he should be suspended but I guess some people are too stupid to see that?
You're not defending the action but justifying why he did what he did. There's no justification for it, was more my point with what you've been saying.
I completely agree I think Orpik got hurt because he wasn't prepared for it not unlike a blindside hit that's what's so dangerous about what Thornton did. But let's also through Neal in there, his knee was the definition of intent to injure, he just got lucky that Marchand wasn't carted off the ice too.
Oh believe me Neal is a weak prick for what he did tonight too. Completely gutless by both