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This comes as no surprised, but Gary Bettman has upheld Shawn Thornton's 15 game suspension. Honestly, we don't think Bettman will ever go against Shanahan on these things. You can read Bettman's full appeal ruling here. Here are some highlights: NHLPA/Thornton never tried saying what Thornton did was ok. They were just appealing the number of games handed down. NHLPA thought 10-12 games would'be been fine. That's what we figured Twos would get as a first offender. Because of this number, Bettman thought 15 was perfect. Lolz. Next time if you want 10-12, Union, you ask for 5-8. Kinda like negotiating salary but in reverse. Bettman acknowledges Thornton's clean record as someone who can play a "hard-working, physical brand of hockey" while still playing within the rules. Thornton's suspension could've been worse if he had a rapsheet (which would be a first for the NHL, honestly) Bettman calls Thornton a "goo...
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