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
These debates get so tribal it's ridiculous. I don't care who you cheer for, no human being should have to fear grossly violent, intentional assault.
Hockey players consent to a certain risk, but they certainly shouldn't be made to consent to being sacrificial lambs for our own entertainment purposes.
jackson, 2007-09-28 11:31:27
I like hard hitting physical hockey as much as anyone else, but he crossed the line and could have ended McAmmonds career with that head hunting hit.
Scott, 2007-09-28 09:42:59
Get rid of the armoured elbow pads and shoulder pads. there is no need for that garbage. And 2 bring back the Dave Semenkos. Ever since the instigator rule the little pukes trying to make a name for themselves (both young and old), are allowed to run amok.
gary, 2007-09-28 09:36:32