Re: Sestito Suspension?
posted at 1/14/2014 7:00 PM EST
In response to shuperman's comment:
Bc orpik clearly wanted no part of this and skated away. Had ST done what andrew ference did with upshaw by punching away regardless its over there. So now people have seen this evidence(Yes, im thinking like a cop here). So, orpik skates away. So now part 2 comes in where a frustrated player is gonna take his pound of flesh at all costs.
so sestito drops his glove after the play was on. Going after another guy who fights heavies in nolan...nolan doesnt drop his gloves...and covers up And no injury.
You feel this is the same as ST coming in after a whistle slew footing a guy into a defenseless position and knocking him out. All after he didnt complete Part1 which everyone saw.
Go watch ference and upshaw. I apologize i cant figure how to post a link off youtube. Upshaw never dropped his gloves in this play.
Aaaaannngh, I want to agree with you, but throwing out all of these nuances about timing and build up, I guess I am asking you to look at two things:
1. Danger. I think Sestito's punches are just as dangerous as Thornton's, when neither guy is doing squat to defend themselves. Thornton didn't even take his gloves off, but he did knock him down. From a pure danger standpoint, I'd call it a wash.
2. Shanny's criteria (again). This is what we're supposed to go by, not the crime scene buildup you're talking about. Shanny's stated criteria for Thornton's punishment is what makes the incidents so similar
"Not a hockey play"
"An act of retribution"
I would have given Thornton 10 games. As far as Sestito, I think you need to either give him something similar, OR just admit that injury is a very big part of this (like, most of it).
Anything else is disingenuous.
Orpik gets up, Thornton gets a misconduct. Nolan leaves on a stretcher, Sestito gets a double digit suspension.
Call it what it is. No?