Emery-Holtby fight could force GMs to act

Ray Emery of the Philadelphia Flyers fights with Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals during...

Ray Emery of the Philadelphia Flyers fights with Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals during NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center November 1, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:22 PM ET

The pre-game video at Philly’s Wells Fargo Center features the famed Broad St. Bullies of the 1970s, complete with Dave (The Hammer) Schultz skating out of the penalty box and cold-cocking the first opponent he sees.

The hijinx of Schultz, Bob Clarke, Don Saleski and their teammates always draws a chuckle from early-arriving fans who love watching the scoreboard to see images of their heroes of yesteryear.

Of course, there was no laughing coming out of the NHL offices when Ray Emery had a similar 70’s moment at Wells Fargo during a recent game against the Capitals, skating down the ice, seeking out Braden Holtby, then pounding on the Caps goalie while the officials let ‘em go.

“I don’t think anybody liked it, liked what it looked like,” commissioner Gary Bettman subsequently said.

 


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