Austin Watson Suspension reduced from 27 to 18 games

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    you would have to think now that tom wilson likely would get his suspension reduced since its gonna be hard to argue why he gets suspended more then a guy with domestic violence
     
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    That's Bull****~!~!
     
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    Right on. Love Austin Watson. Hopefully he puts this mess behind him and comes back better than ever.
     
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    Interesting. Re reading some articles about the case. There was very minimal abuse present at the time(red chest, being pushed). Also had a bleeding knee but that may or may no be related. Seems the arbitrator agrees.

    BUT I feel like more was going behind the scenes to warrant such a suspension in the first place and the case. But seems Watson's wife doesn't want him to get into anymore trouble.
     
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    Ummm... not really comparable.
     
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    I still know which one caused more brain damage
     
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    If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the suspension length must be divisible by 9. Personally, I support 36 games.
     
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    I think in these political times they should have just kept the original suspension instead of bringing more attention to yet another case of a woman being abused by a man, and now, getting a lighter sentence.
     
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    Lmao what the hell are we even doing if we’re not taking domestic abuse seriously
     
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    That's the reason the player has the right to an independent arbiter.... so they wont be punished based on the politics of the moment
     
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    This is a great look for the NHL. Good work guys.
     
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    I would say a guy losing a third of his salary is pretty serious...
     
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    I wasn't aware that domestic violence was a political issue. That tells you all you need to know about society.
     
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    If it was 45 games reduced to 36 there would be people complaining that the nhl endorses domestic abuse.

    Initial punishment was too severe
     
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    The poster he replied to insinuated that it's dangerous to reduce his punishment in this political climate, which is probably true but shouldn't be
     
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    Yet Voynov can't even join a team after being suspended for an eternity.
     
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    Dont. Voynov is satan
     
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    Not a good look for the nhl at all.
     
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    And Watson is a Saint.
     
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    Unbelievable. Sportsnet brought up this point:

    Tom Wilson 20 games for pre season hit
    Watson 18 games for domestic violence
     
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