Vitale's knee to knee on Grossmann was borderline. Could have absolutely have been dirty - only he knows. Pens don't get suspended for that stuff - but if that ever happened to a Pen? There would be suspensions for sure.
Consider the "crosscheck" Schenn put on Crosby - they played it over and over again on NBC and it was nothing. Crosby says "yeah it was pretty dirty" shut the hell up you whiny ***** - he shouldered Shenn without the puck seconds before he got shoved from behind and he knows it. That little punk gets knocked down from behind late in a 6-3 game - and gets up looking for the refs. What is a power play going to do at that point? As soon as he gets up from that "pretty dirty" crosscheck he whines for a penalty.
It won't take 7 games to beat the Pens. The Flyers will win in 5 on pure hatred.
Dunno if youre a flyers fan or a rangers fan but you said it. Hit the nail right in the middle of the head...
the penguins are scary talented that much is for sure.
Its sad that they resort to cheap shot tactics because Orpik is better than that.
As far as the Philly game the Vitale hit on Briere was clean so I am not sure what the problem is there, other than hurt feelings but that series should be AWESOME. Granato went ballistic...
when it comes to Stepan he was really starting to fit in nicely on the powerplay so lets hope its not too serious and that he can rest up next game. However with DS I reckon he wants to play against Washington.
FYI Pitt called up Steve MacIntyre so those calling for Scott to dress for NY are probably right.
Really hoping these two clubs meet in the second round.
Hopefully the Flyers can set things straight and get Cindy and Malkin within the rules of NHL hockey. With that said I am looking forward to seeing two flyers instigate fights with said players and beat the living tar out of them.
Ive been a Rangers fan since 1973...I bet that puts me way up there on this board on whos been rooting/watching the longest..Wishing injuries is not the way to go.Trust me.
indeed. and to fight fire with fire wouldn't work well for the rangers. they traded their best cheap-shot artist to florida. and he wasn't really all that effective either. going toe to toe - well, knee to knee - with the pens would be a bad idea. they make the flyers look like the ice-capades. would be a pretty good gut-check for the rangers though.
Simply refuting the "There would be suspensions for sure." Already proven wrong.
Get outta here. You are pickin' at straws and smoke that don't exist. Rupp/Staal wasn't remotely close to this. You guys were screaming raging and crying about how malkin was injured vs Buffalo. Pretty much steaming and demanding susepnsions be laid out of every sabre. Stepan may very well be injured. Get outta here.
Came to this thread hoping to get some information on Stepan. Should've figured it would degenerate like all the other threads that have anything to do with the hit or its aftermath. Its largely been a sad commentary on the fanbases of both teams.
The wishing injuries on players it just beyond reproach.