Dean McAmmond was taken off the ice on a stretcher and transported to hospital after suffering a concussion following a dirty hit to the head 2:39 into the second period by Philly's Steve Downie.
Downie, who was drafted in the first round by the Flyers in the 2005, earned a reputation with the OHL's Peterborough Petes and Kitchener Rangers for being a hit-and-run artist.
Do you think Downie is a hit-and-run artist, or a gritty forward who always finishes his checks? Should he be suspended for the hit? Have your say in our forum.
Hey Downie, heads up
Downie makes an aggressive hit that needs to be discouraged - 20 games.
Downie makes similar hits during World Junior appearances - he's a national hero.
Granted it was a different time in the NHL, but Scott Stevens makes a career out of hits like Downie's - hall of fame induction this November.
Pronger's antics mentioned numerous times on previous posts - 1 game each during last year's playoffs.
Mark Bell charged with DUI to serve six months in prison after the 2007/2008 season - in a disgusting display of piling on, NHL gives him 15 games without pay.
Danny Heatley kills a man in a childish and irresponsible driving tragedy - welcome back to the NHL with open arms.
And yes, I am a Leaf fan.
Jake, 2007-09-29 14:40:59
Hopefully he gets sent down to the AHL, gets tired of the bus rides and quits hockey.
Scott, 2007-09-29 11:25:36
since I wrote my previous comment I seen a interview with McAmmond on TV.. humm, it was at a team practice.. if his injury is SOOOO serious what is he doing on the ice?? not too smart eh?? what about McAmmond's other concussions? did those players get 20 games? nope and why. ottawa brass didn't whine loud enough. yep the louder they whine the tougher the suspensions. been going on there for a few years now. they learned their lessons and they finally whined loud enough to get a player who has never played in the nhl 20 games. the brass should be proud they did this and even threatened retaliation and got no fines. way to go. glad their players aren't whiners. hey what if he had played a year? bet it wouldnt have been so harsh. something is very wrong here. why was there no penalty when downie took a cheap shot at the other end. and what about the fight afterwards? ottawa third man in? no penalties. come on whats with all this? 3 games should be sufficent for charging because he left his feet.. smaller guys often do that on bigger guys.. hey and what if he didnt leave his feet? the result of the hit would've been the same. but it would've been called a great clean hit.
Ronald, 2007-09-28 23:35:02