So lets get something straight. Shawn Thornton will apeal his suspension, represented by the same NHLPA, that represents Brooks Orpik. Awkward. But that is going to be what happens according to Espn's Pierre Lebrun…
Shawn Thornton's agent Anton Thun confirms his client will appeal his 15-game suspension
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) December 16, 2013
This was leaked to Bruins mouthpiece, Joe Haggerty late this week.
Peter Chiarelli & Shawn Thornton make statements discussing "exploring available options." Smells like NHLPA's 1st appeal to me #BruinsTalk
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) December 14, 2013
And we say it was leaked, because that guy is not smart enough to come up with that on his own.
What a joke this is. It should be a rule that the public gets to hear Thornton's defense in this matter. It should also be a rule that if your appeal is denied, you have 10 games added to your suspension. The entire way this Shawn Thornton suspension has been handled is a bit fishy, and now it is just becoming more and more of a circus. Boston typical.