I would LOVE for a Pens fan to justify throwing out your 4th line during a 6-3 hockey game. We had Schenn-Briere-Simmonds out there, not some goods like you guys put out there. There was ZERO reason to go hurting other players at the end. Sorry. End of story.
There are all sorts of reasons and gooning it up isn't the only one.
You can send your 4th line out to rest your top line guys, you can send them out to protect your top line guys (freak injuries occur).
Or maybe even that has been the relative match up you have been using all game (the Bruins often use their 4th line in a checking capacity and they are often eating minutes towards the end of the game).
It was being called, but you guys scored. Who cares? Minor little thing that happens every game. Crosby was about as hurt as a soccer player diving on the pitch and holding the other leg than the one he got clipped on. Move along.
Not saying he was hit THIS HARD, but have you ever had whip lash? I've had both a concussion and whip lash (at the same time).
No matter how hard you're hit, if you were run into without being aware, that **** hurts like hell. It'll give you a head ache alright.
Hell, even if you've never had either, getting hit unaware like that will hurt like hell.
Again, not saying he was hit THAT HARD, but being hit like that ON PURPOSE and hit like that, you're going to be pissed off and react accordingly as well.
As a Pens fan I was not aware we had a goon line. The only player who even begins to fit that title is Asham. So this is all really hilarious and kind of pathetic. Vitale threw a great hit and the Flyers threw a hissy fit, there were some fights and it all kind of equals out to me. I don't understand why Laviolette was so upset specifically, the players all seemed to be having a good time, seemed practically on the verge of tears when he stepped back down. And I guess all the fans on here just followed suit.
His team starts crap after a pefectly clean check and he freaks out that the Pens are dirt bags...
I hope they meet in the POs. It will be awesome.
Not sure if you watched the game. Both sides played dirty, but the Penguins moreso. The Penguins were taking liberties all game. In part, the refs were the cause of it by not calling them. Grossman also got taken out with a knee to knee hit early in the game.
The hit on Briere was clean, but a lot was leading up to it. Hell, at one point a slash broke the stick clean and nothing was called on Pittsburgh, and that was after 2 other slashes within a 3 minute window.
The Flyers aren't going to stand around when our playoff cannon is getting run at 4 games before the playoffs, clean or not.