Thornton Suspension Upheld

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    And just where do you put Eriksson when he returns?

    Without giving away my age. think in a couple weeks you will hear as Howard Cosell once said "Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier" (Fraser)

     

     
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    In response to DeadAhead's comment:

    Bettman is such a joke and a hypocrite. John Scott 7 games, Thornton 15 for trying to get to the root of a serious league wide problem that Bettman's policies have created.

    Unbelievable.




    A guy throwing a bad check is similar to a slew foot and knockout.  They should have been the same length.

     
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    If Orpik could take a punch like McQuaid,Thornton wouldn't be sitting right now,too bad.

     
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    Who here didn't know that the Quasi Commissioner would uphold his handpicked VP of disciplinary office Shanny the original turtle had to say, all I'm going to add is that Thornton should exhaust his procedural options and appeal to an independent arbitrator. As for Betteman and his decision, BOOO! You stink! No suspension for Cooke, No suspension for Orpuke, 5 games for Neal and Mr. Thornton unlike the guy who ended a guys career for doing the same thing you did where the league gave him (Bertuzzi), a five game suspension, we are going to suspend you for 15 games for a fraud faking injury, Orpik i hope your Christmas plain *** sucks, and that Santa s**** on your Christmas stinking coward!

     
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    Thornton crossed the line. He's learning from it. My guess is that, if they let him play Friday, he would be more at risk to repeat what he did than if he served this whole suspension, and would possibly deter others from committing similar violations.

    And let's face it....McQuaid's in there, and Thornton isn't one of the top 14 most talented forwards for the Bruins. They're fine without him.

     
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    In response to winexpos' comment:

    Spooner is up here because of Kelly being injured and Spooner being a center.  Spooner was not coming up to play 4th line RW minutes when he's more suited for center.

     

    When suspension is done I expect Thornton to take back his 4th line RW spot. 1st round bust, Caron with his 1pt and team worst -7 in 19 games can take a seat in the press box.



    Couldn't have said it better myself.

     

     
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    Re: Thornton Suspension Upheld

    Since his suspension, the team is 6-2.  The didn't play the best opponents, but the points count the same.

    I haven't heard any complaints about other teams "taking liberties" with the B's players.  And if a player crosses the line, the boys can handle their own problems. 

    Keep him off the ice.

     

     
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    Re: Thornton Suspension Upheld

    In response to 50belowzero's comment:

    If Orpik could take a punch like McQuaid,Thornton wouldn't be sitting right now,too bad.



    I don't think McQuaid asked Santa for a knuckle sandwich but got one after delivering a nice one himself.

     
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    Re: Thornton Suspension Upheld

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    In response to 50belowzero's comment:

    If Orpik could take a punch like McQuaid,Thornton wouldn't be sitting right now,too bad.



    I don't think McQuaid asked Santa for a knuckle sandwich but got one after delivering a nice one himself.



    Oh yeah, Adam threw some good ones and took that one solid on the nose punch, didn't go down, one tough dude, Nystrom is very tough also,like his dad. 

     
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    Re: Thornton Suspension Upheld

    In response to DeadAhead's comment:

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    In response to DeadAhead's comment:

    Bettman is such a joke and a hypocrite. John Scott 7 games, Thornton 15 for trying to get to the root of a serious league wide problem that Bettman's policies have created.

    Unbelievable.




    A guy throwing a bad check is similar to a slew foot and knockout.  They should have been the same length.



    Except it wasn't a slew foot.  A flop/dive by a Penguins player with Thornton approaching Orpik to get him to go, is not a "slew foot" move.

    The millisecond Orpik was touched, he flopped. It takes more than what Thornton did with his strength to slew foot someone using that leverage up top like that.  Thornton didn't even keep his foot up against Orpik. Orpik dove/flopped. Clearly.  

    Obviously he didn't expect Thornton to lose it like that and be punched after hitting the ice, but that was flop 101 via  Penguins turd.

    They're not some innocent franchise here. We know their game as do other teams. The Flyers and Capitals have had issues with them, too.

     

     




    Hand on shoulder, pulling backwards?  Check

    Foot behind feet, moving forwards?  Check

    Slew foot?  Yes...unless your name is the Rusty Trombone and you don' t know what the action of slew footing entails.  The whole world agrees that it is a slew foot except you.

    The idea that a team makes a player dirty is ridiculous.  They may seek players of a certain style, but a clean guy going to a team doesn't instantly turn into a dirty player.

     
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    Re: Thornton Suspension Upheld

    I disagree.

    The term slew-foot is an exageration.  It's not in the league vernacular.  Slew-footing is a term players use, not referee's.  It's a trip officially, but it's something players see as being much dirtier.

    Nobody playing the game professionally would see Thortons actions that way.  The fact he caught him, negates that.  A slew- foot is an ultra dirty trip by player standards.  I don't think it applies here.

    I also don't think there's much doubt Thorntons been made a patsy here.  Unfortunate, but time to move on.

     
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    Re: Thornton Suspension Upheld

    Orpik is a total jerk.  But Thornton punching a guy who is is down is total WWf. If u like that crap  that is your problem Not the hockey I want to watch

     
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    Re: Thornton Suspension Upheld

    In response to billge's comment:

    Orpik is a total jerk.  But Thornton punching a guy who is is down is total WWf. If u like that crap  that is your problem Not the hockey I want to watch

    Then don't watch it. All Ii saw was Orpuke trying too instigate another situation with Bergy, then Thornton came over and touched Orpukes left shoulder in an attempt to move him out of the situation, at about the same time as he touches Orpkes shoulder Thorntons right skate hits Orpukes left skate and down goes Orpuke, while he was falling/ flopping, Thornton grabbed the fakers Jersey and was trying to prevent any hard slam against the ice, between the beginning of the play and Thornton's first gloved punch noone knows what was said between the two players, and it is assumed that something had to be said to get Thornton to throw the second punch. In any case if I were Thornton I would appeal to an independent arbitrator because it is the process that has been provided for each member of the NHLPA


     
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    Re: Thornton Suspension Upheld

    My apoplogies.  I incorrectly stated above that slew-footing was not an NHL infraction.  It is, rule 52-1.

    Think the rest of the post applies though, and my interpretation was pretty much exactly as the league sees it.

    I do know that it's a more recent rule, but couldn't find out what year it was written in.

    Sorry.

     
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