It's very questionable from looking at the video whether Fraser engaged Dubinsky from the ice or Dubinsky got involved first from the bench. At least I can't tell.
What's really baffling about the whole thing is Peckham 1) leaves his bench--to take part in what already was a volatile situation which should be suspension worthy in and of itself and then 2) tries to follow Avery back down the runway to the Rangers locker room. I really don't get how he gets off scot free and the only one that gets any kind of punishment is Dubinsky. Maybe Bettman or Campbell have some kind of hostility towards Brandon--almost like Brandon might have tried to score with one of their daughters or maybe he jilted one.
Whatever--it really doesn't make you believe that there's anything intelligent about how the NHL goes about meting out justice not that I suspected that there was a lot of intelligence in the NHL offices in the first place.
Did he leave the ice or was he already on the ice. It's a grey area because play had stopped and they were in a commercial break.
Peckham was on the bench when Avery walloped Smid. Smid and Whitney were the d-men on the ice at that point though Peckham was paired with Whitney most of the night. It may have been that Renney decided to do a line change as Avery was being escorted off--however rule abiding that would be.
How was edmonton allowed to have like 9 guys on the ice?
Yeah, after all that the game continued at even strength? Didn't really matter because it wasn't close at that point...but I would have been pretty upset if it was a 1 goal game. Edmonton had guys involved in the fight who were not on the ice when the whistle blew...and they went after guys on our bench...and there were no additional penalties???