- 12/07/2013, 08:23PM ET
bostongm 40-22 said 12/07, 08:23 PM
Thornton wanted to fight ORprick but since ORprick being the pu__ssay that he is declined.....Brooks would rather injure a player then NOT answer for his actions. Had he fought and gotten beaten down by Thornton, Thornton wouldnt have done what he did. YUP..exactly...ORPricks fault for being taken down like that...completely avoidable injury if he fought Thornton.
The fact is Pittsburgh is the dirtiest team in the entire league..they have a rich history of b_all punching players from behind ( Crosby )...slew footing with regularity ( Malkin ) etc etc etc..i could go on all day.....in fact ANY liberties taken against Pittsburgh is fully within "the code"
Brooks deserved what he got. End of story.
Thornton > ORprick
kalbrecht17 said 12/08, 01:07 AM
Look. This one is an obvious yes. He should be disciplined. Now I am with you in that Orpik is a **** and should have to answer for his actions. Declining the fight is just not being a man like you should be in that position. And I agree Orpik is a dirty player and that the whole game was chippy and dirty (Neal needs to grow the f up)
However the way that Thornton went about it was not the appropriate way. Take the guy out during the play with a big hit. Slam him into the wall and just drop the gloves. Make the guy look like the pansy he is in front of the crowd. Better yet, do it in front of his bench so his team can see what a coward he is. But you don't go after a guy after the whistle and punch him in the face twice while he's on the ice. Look at the quotes from Thornton. He feels miserable about this. He knows this isn't how he wanted to do it and that will be reflected in a deserving suspension.
All in all, yes retaliation was appropriate for the pansy *** actions of the Pens, but the way it was gone about is suspension worthy and will be enforced as thus.
bostongm 40-22 said 12/08, 04:23 PM
No way Thornton gets suspended..if he does in fact get suspended he will appeal it all the way to Superior Court and get it over-turned. The FACT is the Pittsburgh Penguins organization ALREADY has Sheriff Shanahan in their pocket.
How else do you explain the non-punishment on Ulf Samulsson's dirty knee-on-knee hit on 1 Cam Neely ?? Yes, exactly...the Pens have Shanahan paid off like the dirty schoundrels like they are. Running wild on the league doling out hits from behind, high-sticking and getting away with it every single time...in fact the last time Pittsburgh got a penalty the official got fired after that game......its all hog-wash.
Even IF the Superior Court does in fact uphold the unjust decision to suspend Thornton the Penguins should also be suspended for turning their backs on the Big Bad Bruins......would Illya Bryzgalov turn his back on a Bruins player ?? OF COURSE NOT...he's not st_upid that way.
Thornton actions in the end were/are definately within the rules. Its the Pens that should be penalized for being ignorant.
kalbrecht17 said 12/08, 07:41 PM
your whole second argument.... what?
nothing dealing with Neely and Samuelsson has anything to do with this. I mean for Christ's sake, back then Shanny was scoring goals and laying the body himself. the league is entirely different now.
Now back to the real matter of this ht. There will be a suspension. There would be a suspension if he did it to any player in the league. There is no conspiracy whatsoever. The only way you'd have a remote scrap of an argument is if Neal gets no suspension at all. And don't bring the BS with the superior court and how the pens pay off the refs and blah blah blah in here. If it's an attempt at humor, it misses by epic proportions. and if it's not, well that's just sad.
If you can point me out one spot in the rules of hockey where it says Thornton's actions were justified, I will forfeit this TD right now. But we all know that those words don't exist in the rule book so just give it up and accept it for the dirty act it was.
bostongm 40-22 said 12/10, 07:01 PM
The fact of the matter is Thornton didnt get suspended ANY games..whats it been now ?? A few days at least.....the silence speaks for itself.....Thornton's actions are deemed to be perfectly legal.
All kidding aside..Orpik shoulda dropped the gloves and faced the music...but IMO he's just a fragile player...i mean just look at what Thornton's 2 little jabs did to him...completely suspended his brain till next week or who cares till when..Thornton did the Pens a favour..got rid of a fragile player that cant take a punch.
To top it off too as soon as he got to the hospital "on the stretcher" he simple laughed and went straight home...probably caught a movie too as soon as he got to Pittsburgh..Pittsburgh like Montreal just like to EMBELISH when playing against my Big and Powerful Bruins..simple as that..no honor at all in both those clubs.
Boston > Pittsburgh and Montreal......COMBINED.
No fault should go on Thornton cause Orpik cant take a jab. END OF STORY.
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