The thing that bothers me is Carcillo gets 7 games and that was the third time he was suspended in one season. He launched gilbert into the boards and deserved that suspension. Keith has never been suspended before and gets 5 games. It is only because one of the tampon twins gets hurt. Yes the hit was dirty and deserved a suspension but 5 games give me a break.
Very true; hadn't even thought about the Carcillo example. Like I said, it seems like the players and the rivalry involved seem to have been taken into account more than the play itself. We've all agreed it was a dirty hit, but the suspension is pretty ridiculous considering his past. And the only reason to even bring up his past is because Shanahan has said constantly that being a repeat offender earns worse penalties. With Keith not doing anything dirty for seven seasons, five games is hard to believe.