Has anyone ever seen a team protected by its governing body the way the NHL protects the Penguins? I mean....holy hell. Its beyond bias at this point. They are basically above the rules and can do/say whatever they want. And if anyone questions them, the hammer gets dropped.
The league cares more about its image and reputation than player safety.
Typical ass-backwardness we've come to know under Bettman.
Yup, that's been readily apparent since Avery's sloppy seconds suspension. Repeat offending head shotters were suspended less games than he was.
Little does the NHL realize is that if they don't give a damn about player safety, and apply a double standard when it comes to one team, it will tarnish their image and reputation far more than Torts' words.
Atleast we can talk about it here since the NHL board only allows talk about Crosby's response. The protection the team receives from the league and the media is second to none in sports. Whatever. We'll beat them in the playoffs. Dolan will pay for it