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
The NHL has to start suspending players for at least 10 games for a head shot for a first time offender. Second time offender gets 20 games and so on and so on.
By the way, I am a Flyers fan but I am disgusted by Downie as a player and a person. There shouldnt be any place in the NHL for players that dont respect there opponents.
Jimmy, 2007-09-27 09:06:27
That hit was not any worse than many others, plus Mac appears to be OK, which the NHL always takes into consideration when handing out punishment.
Downie is trying to land a job with the team. A little overboard, yes...suspension for life? C'mon, get real!!
Leeb, 2007-09-27 03:28:02
The Downie hit is definitely not something that you see every night. Downie was upset that he got hit and went headhunting. Having an idiot rookie possibly ending the career of a respected veteran player is absolutely ridiculous.
I do agree that there is a total lack of respect among some players. The league has to let it be known that hits with intent to injure will not be tolerated.
colin, 2007-09-26 23:52:04