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!
If they wanted to crack down, they would have suspended lupul, so I don't think anything will change. Same crap different day
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