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12-09-2013, 12:42 PM
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I wish he could have received more, but apparently 5 is the max you can get for a phone hearing and I'm surprised they even gave him that much (because I have no faith in the suspension system). So I'll take it I guess.
Its also unappealable (yes I made that word up).

If its 5+, he can appeal and the league apparently really really really hates to look stupid. So they just max 5 games all day long

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12-09-2013, 12:47 PM
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The unappealing James Neal was given an unappealable suspension.

Works for me.

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12-09-2013, 12:49 PM
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Its also unappealable (yes I made that word up).

If its 5+, he can appeal and the league apparently really really really hates to look stupid. So they just max 5 games all day long
As ****** as it is, Neal would have a solid argument that it was accidental. I mean we all know it was intentional, but it's really hard to prove intention in cases like this.

I'm not really sure what to expect for Thornton. Part of me thinks he gets 10+, but it wouldn't shock me to see him get 5 as well. "Consistently inconsistent" is their only motto at the Department of Player Safety.

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12-09-2013, 12:54 PM
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I so wish someone just drops Neal.

His MO is throwing a cheapshot then hiding on the bench right after so he doesn't have to answer for his antics.

Wouldn't mind Rosehill, Rinaldo or Simmonds going bezark on him.

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12-09-2013, 12:55 PM
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As ****** as it is, Neal would have a solid argument that it was accidental. I mean we all know it was intentional, but it's really hard to prove intention in cases like this.

I'm not really sure what to expect for Thornton. Part of me thinks he gets 10+, but it wouldn't shock me to see him get 5 as well. "Consistently inconsistent" is their only motto at the Department of Player Safety.
If it was an accident, it would of been a surprise to him (as would be the natural human reaction) and he would of looked to see what he hit, but he didnt. He just kept on skating forward without a care.

And how do you not see a prone human being laying right in front of you? Especially with such a sharp contrast in colors (black color on white background) or are we to believe his field of vision is that poor?

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12-09-2013, 01:05 PM
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nah Neal is a POS and we all have to hope that he gets his at some point.

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12-09-2013, 01:06 PM
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How a guy can run around like that and not have to own up to it at some point is beyound me.

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12-09-2013, 01:24 PM
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If it was an accident, it would of been a surprise to him (as would be the natural human reaction) and he would of looked to see what he hit, but he didnt. He just kept on skating forward without a care.

And how do you not see a prone human being laying right in front of you? Especially with such a sharp contrast in colors (black color on white background) or are we to believe his field of vision is that poor?
I don't believe for a second that it was an accident, but he would have a case in front of an arbitrator. The league would have to prove that he intended to knee him in the head to keep it at 5 games. Neal could've kept on with the whole "I didn't see him" defense.

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12-09-2013, 01:32 PM
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I don't believe for a second that it was an accident, but he would have a case in front of an arbitrator. The league would have to prove that he intended to knee him in the head to keep it at 5 games. Neal could've kept on with the whole "I didn't see him" defense.
Ah ok. for a second I thought you were defending the possibility. My mistake

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12-09-2013, 01:35 PM
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nah Neal is a POS and we all have to hope that he gets his at some point.
Yup. Guys a cheap shot artist. One day someone will 'Thorton' him.

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12-09-2013, 01:37 PM
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Maybe Couts might return the favor and knock him on his ass hard .

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12-09-2013, 01:44 PM
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Yup. Guys a cheap shot artist. One day someone will 'Thorton' him.
I hope it's Matt Cooke who does it.

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12-09-2013, 01:50 PM
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I hope it's Matt Cooke who does it.
The city of Pittsburgh would collapse into the Earth. They've spent a couple years now trying to convince everyone that he's been reformed.

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12-09-2013, 02:40 PM
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Matt Cooke cheap shotting Neal would just be some epic turn of the tables there.

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12-09-2013, 04:57 PM
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Shanny said his history was considered.

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...506355&lang=en
1 fine, 2 suspensions in 6 seasons. heh

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12-09-2013, 04:59 PM
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I would give Thornton no more then ten games, i did not think it was that bad, I thought the Neal knee was just as bad

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12-09-2013, 07:30 PM
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Dreger all but confirming cap projection to be over 71 probably. Unreal, Homer and Hextall are going to spend spend spend this off season.

Your new Flyers 2014:

Vanek
Callahan
Giradi
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12-09-2013, 07:33 PM
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Your new Flyers 2014:

Vanek
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Giradi
Weber
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Ok, I will bite. What are you having and how much of it? You should share it with us.

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12-09-2013, 08:07 PM
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Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger 1m

Told the salary cap projection for 2014-2015 is $71.1 million.

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12-09-2013, 08:25 PM
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Jay Rosehill interviewed on SportsNet in Canada...

Title: Ex-Leaf Rosehill goes to bat for Thornton

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/f...orts-thornton/

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12-09-2013, 09:27 PM
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Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger 1m

Told the salary cap projection for 2014-2015 is $71.1 million.
That's insane and a really good sign for the league if true.

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12-09-2013, 09:49 PM
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This latest news of the cap rising back again just furthers my belief that this league is ran by morons.

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12-09-2013, 09:50 PM
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Jay Rosehill interviewed on SportsNet in Canada...

Title: Ex-Leaf Rosehill goes to bat for Thornton

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/f...orts-thornton/
Maybe don't slew foot a guy and punch him multiple times on the ground if you don't want writers criticizing "your game." Thornton dug his own grave here.

I do agree that Neal deserves more flak.

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12-09-2013, 09:56 PM
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Jay Rosehill interviewed on SportsNet in Canada...

Title: Ex-Leaf Rosehill goes to bat for Thornton

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/f...orts-thornton/
I've never watched a Rosehill interview before, but for some ridiculous reason, I'm shocked he is as well spoken as he is.

For some reason, probably to do with his on-ice image, you paint a picture in your head that he is someone who cannot string two coherent thoughts together.

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Islanders are 2-13-2 in their last 17. Dat franchise.

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