I dont think anyone actually saw Talbot get hit, and the players on the ice were all looking around trying to figure out what happened. The flyers are not the sabres, we respond to our players getting hit.
Looked to me like all but one player was looking right at the hit. You had Couterier, Read, Timonen and Coburn on the ice. The only guy on the ice that would have done anything is Coburn but like others have said he had the wits about him to realize the team would need him with 4 mins left in the game.
Then you can see Giroux skate in front of Talbot while still on the ground and he was yelling to (I'm guessing) the refs "who?" I guess to try to find out who hit Talbot. Then Hartnell was yelling over at Staios and it was only then that Staios began smirking. They showed Staios once before Hartnell starting chirping and he wasn't smirking. So I don't think he was smirking at Talbot out of disrespect, I think he was laughing to himself at whatever Hartnell yelled to him.
It doesn't bother me because we need these points and we play them again soon...I don't think it'll be forgotten by the Flyers. Look for an early fight next game.
Actually the one thing that did bother me watching it a second time was when Talbot was on the ground, not one of the Flyers came over to him. You could see at least two Flyers skate by (one of them was Carle probably thinking of what his next Tweet would be) and not one looked at him. I think eventually Coburn came over and said something to Talbot cause he kind of shook his head. I don't know, maybe some guys don't like to aide a fallen player cause it'll just get them mad and take their focus away?
obviously those teams never would of won if they didnt have those slugs in the lineup.
Those teams had those "slugs" in their lineup to protect their players through the season. Without them there would be many more runs at their star players. I am sure star players don't want to deal with it during the regular season and would be happy to have a Sestito type on the team until the playoffs start. When it is playoff time though they usually get benched.