Exactly Sandog! That hit is 100x worse compared to ST's love taps! The only reason the "Big 3" on here is going mental over what ST did is because they want ST gone! Nothing more!! If this was Chara that did this would they be saying? "Throw the book at him" Get him off the roster! I don't condone what ST did, but I certainly don't see it as a reason to get him out of hockey for good. ST is one of the most code ethical guys out there. He had a total meltdown & lost his head on this one, but it's not as bad as these 3 blowhards are making it out to be! Brooks Orpik is a pansy if those little pokes knocked him out!
He punched a defensless guy while he was on the ground. Thats ugly no matter who does it.
If Chara or Bergeron or anyone else slew foots someone and then continues to punch him in the head knocking him out while hes on his back, i would want the book thrown at him too. Thats ugly hockey no matter what name is on the jersey.
If someone does that to anyone on our team we'd be calling for blood.
Thornton defintely isnt known for being cheap or dirty by any means but i dont see this is him doing what he had to do or just him playing his role. He lost his cool and did something really stupid.
I agree Davey. I'm not condoning what ST did...He lost it & did something that isn't wanted in the game, BUT my beef is with the ones who are saying ST's career should be over as a Boston Bruin. And THE ONLY reason they're saying this is because it's Shawn Thornton, because they hate him! That's my beef. These same people are the same double standard bast-- ards who complain when ST doesn't do anything. Now he does this & "take his head off & feed the wolves!" Like it's crucifixin time all over again. That's what I don't condone!
Lastly, Orpik hit a defensless player illegally as well. A shoulder to the head is no longer allowed & interference is not allowed either. Orpik did both.