Pascal Dupuis is being accused of breaking Chris Kelly's ankle:
So everyone saw that? Sure did look like Kelly slashed Dupuis back just as hard. Might be time for the Bruins to get a new trainer.
Moving on to the depths of the Boston sports scene...
BarStool sports apparently is a site. And here is their post titled ," I stand by everything Shawn Thornton did today "
So I had to chime in on this Shawn Thornton debacle. The entire city of Pittsburgh is calling for Thornton’s head. Calling him a disgrace to hockey. I got to be honest. I thought Thornton did what he had to do.
Yikes, the writer also claims the Penguins started all of it. Historically bad stuff.
Speaking of bad stuff, Bruins mouth-piece Joe Haggerty from CNNSE.
He has all kinds of excuses:
It didn’t help matters that referees Brad Meier and Gord Dwyer left the game spin completely out of their control with a series of missed chances to calm things down in the first period.
It is always someone elses fault in Boston sports.
Haggerty also called Shawn Thornton's career a "perfect body of work." No words for that.
Moving on to an actual decent Bruins blog. Our boys at Days of Y'Orr tell the truth:
What Shawn Thornton did was wrong and there is nothing you can do to convince me otherwise. I don't care if Brooks Orpik "had it coming" (which he didn't) or not. People believe that what Thornton did was okay because Orpik wouldn't fight Thornton, which apparently makes any act after dismissing an invitation to fight kosher.
After the jump the national scene reacts and some other takes...Add a comment
The James Neal / Brad Marchand incident
The Neal hit was terrible, and some would say there’s absolutely no excuse for it. But the severity of the Neal incident isn’t even in the same galaxy as what Shawn Thornton did to Brooks Orpik.
Shawn Thornton’s assault on Brooks Orpik
When you embrace "The Code," you're embracing a way of thinking that says that you solve violence with more violence. You're saying that it makes perfect sense for someone to punch someone else in the face because "that's how you police the game." You're agreeing to the idea that it makes perfect sense to pound on someone because you thought they did something wrong.
So can you really get that upset when someone takes the violence a little too far? And are we really that surprised?Add a comment
Let the Boston narrative begin:
Shawn Thornton in near tears after game: "I made a mistake. I can't say I'm sorry enough times. That's all I can say right now" #BruinsTalk— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) December 8, 2013
How can one determine another human is near tears? Realistic question.
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Oh hey look, Boston fans think Brooks Orpik deserved to be assaulted. Compiled this quick list by searching " Orpik is a pussy, " and " Oprik deserved it."
Ugly stuff from Boston fans.
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The Bruins tied this with under two minutes to play, and then won it with 13 seconds left. But the final score is secondary to people having to watch Brooks Orpik get assaulted by Shawn Thornton and then having to sit through Boston fans cheer it on. Because Thornton is a Bruin there most likely won't be anything to come of it, and the Boston faithful will probably throw a parade for him.
Terrible night for the game of hockey. Screw awarding three stars. Thoughts and prayers instead to Brooks Orpik.Add a comment
Clean as it gets. Plus, it wasn't a vicious attack from behind.
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