Philadelphia Flyers' Jesse Boulerice expects to receive a lengthy suspension after taking a match penalty for cross-checking Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler in the head Wednesday night.
"I reacted in a bad way -- the wrong way," said Boulerice.
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The NHL is a garbage league, and will be until they remove the instigator penalty and start suspending players MUCH more severely than they are. START with 40 games or the length of the injury inflicted (whichever is greater), for a first offense of this kind. A second offense would go to 80 games, followed by a lifetime ban. For ANY premeditated stick / elbow / blindside punch to the head. Criminal and civil cases to become de rigeur.
Obviously, nothing is getting through to these morons, so it's time that someone else clean up their act for them.
Chris, 2007-10-11 19:21:25
The NHL needs to get rid of his type completely. Someone said suspend the GM as well, thats a good idea. I would agree with that 100 %.
Its one thing to be a rugged player that can fight, ( Wendel Clark, Gary Roberts etc ) but just being in the league to fight is a waste of a roster spot and there salary.
For this incident I am disgusted to be a Flyers fan.
Jimmy, 2007-10-11 14:41:19