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 Sens doctor had to clear McAmmond to come back and play again. The player doesnt get a say at all. If McAmmond wasnt 100 % healthy he wouldnt have been on the ice. Yes it is easier to have a concussion once you have have 1 already. You should know first hand how dirty Downie is even though he only played half or so of his last season of junior in Kitchener. He was suspended 7 or 8 times for a total of 22 games I believe.
Like I said earlier, its one thing to play like that against teenagers in the OHL, its quite another to do it against men in the NHL.
Jimmy, 2007-09-28 17:47:02
Shawn, 2007-09-28 17:40:45
Butch F., 2007-09-28 17:14:18