Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:59 AM
He has a phone hearing, so <5, my guess would be 2 or so.
But I get the feeling from the way the Thornton ordeal went down that the NHLPA lawsuit is going to have Bettman and his minions really cracking down on these kinds of things.
His way of saying "Oh yeah, you want to file suit against me for not protecting you, well this is what you get!"
I easily would have seen Thornton getting 10-12 games, 15 for a first time offender and a guy who tends to respect the game and the players as much as him was a shock to me.
I would not be surprised to see suspension lengths increase 25-33% over the next season or so compared to what they were the last 5 seasons
So, the point of that rant, 3 or 4 would not be a surprise either!
"The more I know about people - the better I like my dog." - Mark Twain
"A wise man once told me, ‘Don’t argue with fools. Cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who'." Jay Z, Takeover
"When I was looking for a captain, I wanted a guy with the Red Wings crest tattooed on his chest," said former Detroit coach Jacques Demers, who named Yzerman captain in 1986. "Steve Yzerman was that guy."
“Told him if he wasn't ultra-competitive he couldn't come here. If he didn't bring it every day he couldn't come here, because he was going to hate it if he didn't, dislike the coach and dislike playing here.
“It's real straightforward. If you don't do it right, you're not happy here." Babcock