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Should Downie be suspended for his hit on McAmmond?
Wed, September 26, 2007

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.

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I know what kind of a player Downie is.When he played for Kitchener,he was dirty no thought player.He deserves at least 25 games and maybe he will learn.
Bob Cheeseman, 2007-09-26 15:39:30

Scott, take your "Go Leafs Go" jealous rant and shove it where a proctologist does his best work. "He did it first ..." .... "they're just as dirty ...." yadda yadda yadda. The bottom line is, it was a dirty hit with clear intention by a yabo who's been in trouble before in junior. I don't care who did it to whom. Vicious is vicious and should be treated and dealt with accordingly.
George O'Leary, 2007-09-26 15:07:33

Im only going off of the clips on youtube and such so i cant feel how the whole thing went down. The thing i didnt like was the fact that Downie did leave his feet, mind you it wasn't as bad as some others that we've seen out there, so im thinking it should result into "maybe" 5 game suspension IF that.

Listen, when one goes to hit someone the intent is to place them on their keister as hard as one can. The last thought going through ones head is if their going to hit someone too hard. Hard hitting is part of the game and the intent to hit someone as hard as you can will always be there... How many times have we seen Wendel Clark, and others, destroy people behind the net with those types of hits?!?!?!!? Too many to count. Dean got caught watching/hoping that the puck was going to go in and paid for it dearly. You have two people colliding at full tilt, this is what happens.
CHACHI, 2007-09-26 15:05:07

Looks like a clean hit to me. Kids keep your heads up!!!
Hammerin' Hank, 2007-09-26 15:02:50

i agree on suspension but why are we talking this as crimanal. hits are part of the game. if you are going to get technical, then everyone who drops the gloves should be charged with assult then? ridiculous. i am not condoning Dowines hit, and there should be suspensions for head hits. i also agree McGratton should be suspended on his comments. i can see him getting banned from the AHL when he gets cut from the Sens and he goes after Downie when he goes to the Phantoms. we don't need another Bertuzzi/McSorley incident on our hands


adam, 2007-09-26 15:01:20

It is typical of the NHL. Don't police wrong actions, police wrong results. Bad cheap hits happen in a lot of games. The NHL only seems to care when there is a concussion or a broken neck.

Wish I could tell the labour board that. Don't bother me about unsafe prectices unless someone breaks their neck.
wayne, 2007-09-26 14:59:03

It never ceases to amaze me when I read these emails after an incident like the hit in last night’s game. It’s so easy to spot the Sens haters and Leafs fans. How anyone who cares to call themselves a hockey fan regardless of which team is their favorite, can say something as lame as “The Senators are whiners and cheap shot artists”, is beyond me.

A true hockey fan would look at the incident and realize right away that the hit was totally illegal and gutless and delivered by a coward. Take a second look at the replay; Downie is almost parallel to ground when he makes impact. And to turtle after that,,,,a true coward.

The truly sad part is that there will always be guys like this and always people to protect and validate his actions (as long as he does it against the team they hate).


Ray, 2007-09-26 14:56:52

When Downie was taking head shots at Russian and Czech juniors,we heard how he was a "Good Canadian Boy" or "that's Cdn hockey". This was an illegal hit and he should get some penalty but had this not happened in the dillusional "Center of the Hockey Universe" which was Toronto and now apparently includes Ottawa, nobody probably would have even seen the clip.

McGoofen, Neil, Bumlak - I guess these guys dress for their scoring talent? Move on.
John, 2007-09-26 14:54:05

Love to listen to the comparisons of Neil's hit on Drury. Obviously eaf fans who don't understand hockey since they only watch the blue. Neil hit the guy less than 1 second after Drury had the puck (This is fact) Neil hit him on open ice (Also a fact) and Neil never left the ice. Neil was not retaliating.

This kid Downie has a history of this, going back to junior, which is too bad cause he can be a good NHL player. I personally hope that he is mandated by the league to be suspended until Phily plays Ottawa the next time, and that Downie must be on the ice for the first shift. That will be enough punishment (and lesson) for the kid.


Tom McGrath, 2007-09-26 14:50:57

You'll have to ask Mrs. Bettman, she's the one with the grapefruits. If ya smelllllllll what the Rock ......cookin!
James W. Sproat, 2007-09-26 14:44:08

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