Flyers Warned By League For Being Too Violent
Hate to 'addaboy unwarranted violence, but in love and the Flyers, the lines are at times blurred:
The National Hockey League said yesterday that it was prepared to discipline Philadelphia, possibly with a hefty fine, if another Flyer needed to be suspended for an illegal hit.More:
The league suspended forward Riley Cote for three games after he used his elbow to strike Dallas forward Mat Niskanen into the boards during the third period of the Stars’ 4-1 win Saturday.
The suspensions began when Steve Downie drew a 20-game penalty on Sept. 28 for a head shot to Ottawa's Dean McAmmond during the preseason.Emphasis mine.
That was followed by a 25-game suspension for Jesse Boulerice on Oct. 12 for crosschecking Vancouver's Ryan Kesler in the face. Randy Jones drew two games on Oct. 29 for a hit from behind to Boston's Patrice Bergeron. Scott Hartnell received a two-game ban for a hit on Boston's Andrew Alberts on Nov. 26
A head shot for a 20 game suspension in the preseason?