JeffTZ wrote:If it would have been 15 games.. would anyone really care?
Yes, people would care.
This would mean that the Pens would be without their "heavyweight" for 15 games, making Crosby more vulnerable and susceptible to cheap shots and injury. (See: Derian Hatcher, Zdeno Chara, Colin White, Darcy Tucker, Andrej Meszaros, and others' dirty treatment of Sid)
Roy, who suffered a broken orbital bone, would have to carry the enforcer load by himself. A lot to ask with the intra-division schedule we have remaining.
I'm glad it's only 3 games for Cairns. It seems fair, and worth it for the statement he made in defense of Chara's dirty play vs. Sid (and Recchi a couple months ago too!)