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
Scott, you think Mcgrattan or Neil are whiners? we'll see who whines during the next Philly/Sens meeting....Keep your head up Scott....
rick, 2007-09-26 16:40:06
Get a life...all you have to do is watch the video on this one and you're an idiot if you even think it was "marginal"
Mike Beveridge, 2007-09-26 15:54:08
Downie left his feet only after the hit and hit him square with his shoulder. A clean hit in the rule book. The NHL has a double standard which has to be addressed. They don't want players to go for the head but at the same time they want big hits to satisfy the audience. This has created a conflict of interest within the league. If the league were serious about protecting their players they would outlaw all head shots. But that would deter fans...so don't expect it.
Casey W Sefton
Casey Sefton, 2007-09-26 15:39:37