Neely: Thornton suspension 'a little harsh'

Neely: Thornton suspension 'a little harsh'
December 14, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Before Shawn Thornton's suspension was officially announced, there was already a debate about the length of his suspension.

Bruins President Cam Neely has joined the discussion, telling Pro Hockey Talk he doesn't agree with the ruling.

“Higher than I expected and higher than I think is warranted,” Neely said.

Neely then went on to compare Thornton's actions to other hits against Bruins players.

“We’ve had our fair share of players hurt badly by concussions,” Neely continued. “I don’t think anyone’s gotten a 15-game suspension out of those. Thornton is a guy who plays the role he plays and has never had any suspensions or issues. It comes down a little harsh for me.”