MONTREAL — Fourteen minutes. That’s the amount of time the NHL begrudged the Philadelphia Flyers for doing something nice for their fans.
Those 14 minutes cost the Flyers $25,000. So much for making the game more fan friendly.
On Feb. 6, the Flyers held “Ron Hextall Night” at a game with the Washington Capitals at Wachovia Center. They were honoring their longtime goaltender by placing him into the team’s Hall of Fame.
Usually, the ceremony honoring a former player, coach, or executive takes place before the game is set to begin.
"That is uh Mine That Bird now to come on to take the lead...In a spectacular, spectacular upset, Mine That Bird has won the Kentucky Derby... an impossible result here!," Tom Durkin. The three degrees of Unbridled.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 02-15-2008 at 11:03 PM.
Why wasn't Hextall honored prior to the game, like every other team that has honored a player? If its in the rule book, its in the rule book.....regardless of how classless it is, if you make an exception once, than other teams aren't going to abide by the rules also, its not classless its policing IMO.
I think you also have to take into consideration the fact that Philly is essentially the only rebelious team in the league. If any team, Philly is the organization that needs to be disciplined. Clarke and Company were more than likely fully aware of the rule, and intentionally shunned it. No doubt in my mind that the behaviour (along with the other ones early this season) is nothing more than a attempt to revive the "Broad Street Bully" reputation. Although its not surprising, you fans seem to revel in the thought of your team being "Bad Ass". I am not saying it's a bad thing, IMO its good for hockey, its entertainment, but I think the revival attempt is definitely there.
******* up tight NHL.
I hope the next time they honor someone they run long again. just tell the NHL **** you.
I'm pretty sure that's what happened here. League told the flyers they would be fined in advance and Holmgren told them to **** themselves. Fine is pathetic but who cares? Flyers can afford it the league looks like a jerk. I like that.