On its surface this may be the most absurd statement ever made, but … the NFL could stand to learn from the NHL.
Although he hasn’t heard one way or the other, Haggs believes Thornton’s suspension is heading towards independent arbitration, so the two questions that remain are: What happens next? And will it work?
After another on-ice incident involving Brad Marchand, Felger and Mazz ask the question: is Brad Marchand a dirty player?
Despite his reputation as an agitator, Marchand will NOT face league discipline for the call according to CSNNE insider Joe Haggerty. Haggs also spoke about Shawn Thornton’s suspension appeal and what will happen there.
Felger and Mazz are both on board with Shawn Thornton’s 15-game suspension. Even though it sounds like a high number, the punishment fits the crime.
Ryan Johnston and Mike Flynn filled in for a vacationing Toucher & Rich, and both Hub hosts feel like 15 games is way too much for a player who has never been suspended before.
Shawn Thornton has been dishing out punishment in the NHL for 11 years, but on Saturday, the league came down hard on the Bruins forward.
Boston Bruins president Cam Neely couldn’t discuss Shawn Thornton specifically, but he spoke freely about physical play in the NHL, the Bruins’ rivalry with the Penguins and much more with Felger & Mazz.
It’s an Agenda-Free Friday and one of the topics of discussion was the seven game suspension of John Scott of the Buffalo Sabres. Felger & Mazz both feel seven games is not enough.
Dion Phaneuf delivered a questionable hit on Daniel Paille in Game 2 of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series.