Fresh Links: Altercation Edition

Jarome Iginla is one tough customer - Derek Leung

Sheesh. First the Neal/Marchand and Thornton/Orpik incidents, then Iginla on Kessler violence, and now drunks bait Milan Lucic for the camera.

 The Boston Bruins host the Calgary Flames tomorrow at 7pm.

 More handwringing from the Shawn Thornton incident: 

  • A suspension appeal by Shawn Thornton would be "a litmus test." [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Here's a closer look at the legal process of appealing a suspension, and a few precidents. [TSN]
  • As a player heavily active in the community and charity work, the blow to Thornton's reputation will be another lingering injury. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Brooks Orpik has reportedly been spared living with the memory of his hit on Loui Eriksson, and has returned to the ice for "a light workout." [BostonHerald]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Sochi Watch: Injuries are affecting goalies. Also, whose stock is up and whose is down. [NHL]
  • The NHL does have a performance improvement system for officials, involving video review, simulations, and rules quizzes. [StarTribune]
  • The Toledo Walleye will offer a bobblehead of their coach Nick Vitucci 's meltdown, and hold "Anger Management Night" to commemorate it. [PuckDaddy]
  • Enigmatic former Bruin Benoit Pouliot pulled a favorite move out of his bag of tricks to pull the Rangers over the Flames in the shootout. [NHL]
  •  Drink yourself blackout drunk with this Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings HBO 24/7 drinking game. Burp. [PuckDaddy]
  • Son of Ulf. The Penguins thankfully waited until now to call up Philip Samuelsson. [Penguins.NHL]

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