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Kerry Fraser- ” Tim Thomas Deserved A Match Penalty”

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

I have no 'qualms' in telling you that Tim Thomas deserved a match penalty under Rule 60.4 for the one-handed tomahawk swing with his heavy goalie stick paddle to the neck of Bruins forward Carl Soderberg.

Regardless of the score or time in the game, or whether the blow was in retaliation for Thomas being contacted on the shoulder by Soderberg's stick inside the blue paint, a match penalty was warranted based solely on the degree of force and especially the location of the blow with the goal stick to the neck of Soderberg. While no apparent injury resulted to Soderberg this was a very dangerous play that should be addressed by the Player Safety Committee. At the very least, a substantial fine should be levied to Tim Thomas even if that Committee does not deem the stick swing to be worthy of a suspension.

continued and if you missed the 'swing', watch it here.

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SYF's avatar

But he’s Tim Thomas.  He’s not a nobody like Jamie Mclennan.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/29/14 at 04:09 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Kerry, your eyes are deceiving you. See, Tim Thomas doesn’t overblow things. So there’s no chance he’d react to Soderberg accidentally getting his stick up on Thomas because Thomas’s teammate was pushing Soderberg into the crease, by doing something as reckless as tomahawking Soderberg.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 01/29/14 at 04:19 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

NHL Front Office:  We are dead serious about concu-, HEY, why didn’t that ref call holding there?!?!

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 01/29/14 at 06:19 PM ET

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