Gotta love the special treatment the Pens always get since they are the league darlings.
Thornton, a first time offender gets an absurd 15 games for a gloved love tap, while the Pens players never seem to get more than 5 games, despite the fact they are repeat offenders for dirty HEAD shots, the thing the league always claims they want to get rid of...
In response to Detroit #1 (cause the quote function is still broken for whatever reason for me)
Not only that, but the league feels that this is 15 games, but Emery attacking someone the same way except with gloves OFF, which is worse, is worthy of zero games. The league is a complete joke when it comes to suspensions.
Neal only got 5 games for his knee to the head, which was way worse than what Thornton did, so anything MORE than 5 games for Thornton is a joke.
Edit: though the NHL in general is a complete joke when it comes to discipline, and their complete hypocrisy when handing out discipline, so I fully expect Thornton to get 10, maybe more. We'll have to wait until Shanny spins his wheel of justice to see what happens.
If Thornton gets more than 5 games, it just once again proves what a complete joke the NHL is, and how hypocritcal they are.
Lets be real here, Thornton didn't even drop the gloves, he just caught Orpik just right with a gloved hit and briefly KO'd him. The only reason everyone is making a big deal out of it is because the brought in the stretcher. Players throw punches to each others face with gloves on literally every single game at some point.
Neal should have had the book thrown at him. That knee was such a digusting and dirty play. Thornton was out of line too, but Neals hit was WAY worse, IMO. The intent from Neal was nothing other than to seriously injure.
Lets also not forget that the reason Thornton went after Orpik was because Neal immediately after kneeing Marchand in the head, ran to the bench like a gutless coward so he wouldn't have to go with any of the Bruins. If Neal stays on the ice to face the music, Thornton goes after him instead.
I know people like to hate on Cooke because of his past (and for good reason) but he has tried (and succeeded for the most part) to pull a Mikita style 180 degree turn, and clean up his play over the last couple years.
So who's carrying this game? I only see it on the NHL Network.
According to their website, its supposed to be on FSD+, but I just checked the on screen channel guide on my cable, and it said poker is airing on FSD+ at the time the game is supposed to be on. Hopefully its just a mix up...
I hope the NHL steps in and puts this criminal into prison for a long time. Seriously, assaulting your girlfriend? Unbelievable if indeed true.
The NHL can't put people into prison. lol
The article also indicates that this is a two-way street, and they both have a mutual history of this back and forth domestic crap. That doesn't excuse anything, but puts things into perspective, that this was just one more of many fights these two have gotten into.
I think we have all encountered a couple like this before in our life, where all they do is fight, argue and occasionally get into physical altercations...and yet they stay together, because they are both insane, or just love living in that type of environment.