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
Vince Licandro, 2007-09-26 14:31:50
My only beef with suspensions in a case like this, is that the league typically penalizes the result and not the infraction. If the Sens player wasn't taken off on a stretcher, it would have been a 2 minute penalty or a 5 minute major maximum. An example on the other side of this issue - Alfie takes a slap shot at Niedermayer after play is whistled dead in the playoffs last year - no injury, so no penalty.
I can see why players get frustrated. The officiating in the game today is a joke.
Jake, 2007-09-26 14:10:59