Posted by Stephen on September 27th, 2007 1 Comment
And while we’re at it, I’d suspend Steve Downie for the season, mainly because his vicious hit was prompted by a desire to retaliate and was not simply an unfortunate hit that happened in the course of the game. To my mind, the reason for the hit is as important as the hit itself, and a hit like that, given only because Downie didn’t like getting hit, means he needs to be gone for the season.
As a hockey dad, it drives me crazy that NHL officials don’t see that young players emulate this stuff.
Get well soon, Dean, and then have the season of your life — that’ll be the way to get even with the Flyers.