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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Flyers at it again

On Monday night, while the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins were playing the worst NFL game ever, the Flyers were involved in yet another filthy play that ended with yet another player face down and motionless on the ice. For the second time, it was a Bruins player who bore the brunt.

Andrew Alberts, on his knees a few feet from the boards and completely defenseless was drilled and driven into the boards by Scott Hartnell. Hartnell defended the hit saying "I'm a guy who always finishes his checks", but this is a case where he clearly could have and should have left the vulnerable player alone.

Hartnell was given a major penalty and a game misconduct.

The Bruins didn't retaliate. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara:
"We probably ended up with some bruises, but we have two points and that's the most important thing right now. It's up to the league to address things like that."

Personally, I don't see a huge suspension coming for Hartnell. Maybe four games. I said before and I'll say again, though, that the League has to take into consideration that this is a team with multiple offenses.

These goons will be in Raleigh on Wednesday. I'm a little worried.

1 comment:

Eman said...

For what its worth, every NHL game last night outscored the Monday Night Football game.


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