northwest dave wrote:cardsfan04 wrote:It might be slightly on the excessive side, but I like it. It comes across a little bit as a makeup for not suspending Weber et al, but something significant had to come IMO.
Total makeup call. I understand 25 games for a repeat offender, but comparing to the other hits?? NHL caved to the media.
Yeah, it definitely was a bit of a makeup call. But, I think the real issue is that they didn't get the other ones right, not that they got this one wrong. I think 10 games was the minimum they could go here, but given Torres' long history of this kind of thing, 25 isn't totally insane.