Originally Posted by Active Stick
Props to Toews for going after Thornton, but he's probably lucky to have not gotten an instigator. Personally, I'm glad they didn't call one partially because I'm a Hawks homer but more importantly because even though it took some egging on, Thornton himself said he accepted the challenge before they dropped the gloves. I only support calling instigator penalties when one guy jumps an unwilling opponent and hate seeing it get called when two guys agree to fight, even if one guy, god forbid, skates a few feet to issue the challenge.
However, Toews still got lucky regardless of when I think that penalty should be called, because the fact is instigators have been handed out for less than what he did. Still enjoy seeing that from the captain every once in a while.
yeah i am the same way. even if toews got another 2 mins it wouldnt matter sharks suck right now. the instigator rule sucks even if its against my team.
plus toews is on my fantasy team haha!
i wanted to see brookbank and clowe fight for liek the 5th time