Originally Posted by srehm1
I think the difference is that Booth is out 4-6 weeks and Foligno came right back on the next shift.
Thats exactly it. I believe the announcement for the Porter suspension came soon after it was known Booth was going to miss 4-6 weeks. The fact Foligno didn't miss a shift obviously worked very well in McQuaid's favour here. McQuaid is damn lucky he hit mostly quad/thigh rather than knee, because just an inch lower and that could have been real ugly. Instead Foligno skates away with I'm sure is a very painful charlie horse.
It was a real stupid and lazy play - but the fact he got the major and a game was deemed enough punishment already by the NHL. I wouldn't have minded seeing him get a couple games - just because he is a Bruin(!) and this is someone's knee we're talking about here - but really, in this situation overall, the fine and a stern warning is probably enough.
"Next to a battle lost, the saddest thing is a battle won."
- The Duke of Wellington after the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815.
Last edited by canuckfan; 12-15-2011 at 08:21 PM.