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“Higher than I expected and higher than I think is warranted."

“We’ve had our fair share of players hurt badly by concussions, I don’t think anyone’s gotten a 15-game suspension out of those. Thornton is a guy who plays the role he plays and has never had any suspensions or issues. It comes down a little harsh for me.”

-Cam Neely, President of the Boston Bruins on the Shawn Thornton suspension, via CSNNE.

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We’ve had our fair share of players hurt badly by concussions, I don’t think anyone’s gotten a 15-game suspension out of those.

Fortunately, we’ve not had our fair share of players hurt badly by concussions who incurred them as a result of being grabbed from behind during a stoppage in play, slew-footed, and then punched in the head while lying on the ice. 

Way to conflate all “concussions” together, though, Cam, as if they’re just horrible accidents that we can’t really blame the perpetrators for.  Especially a nice guy like Thornton who’s never attacked an unsuspecting player before, so should surely have gotten a break this time.

 

Posted by Lex Talionis on 12/14/13 at 05:43 PM ET

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