Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Supsended Flyer-Nation!

I've said it about him before. I'll say it again. This is going to be the most interesting game of the year, if not for the debut of troubled rookie Steve Downie, then for the fact that the Flyers have tallied 5 suspensions in a quarter of a season and are being watched by the NHL. How could something NOT happen in this game? There have been detractors who've said he wouldn't see the light of (game)day after his hit on Deano, but here he is. After that hit, the crosscheck, the boarding, the dashering and the elbowing, the Flyers are rolling the dice on Downie tomorrow night in Minnesota. Here's hoping they roll a lucky number (2)7.

My advice? Duck.

**UPDATE** check out downie's score sheet in the game before last:

2 - PHI Downie, 5:29 - Boarding , 2 min (PP)
2 - PHI Downie, 7:58 - Fighting , 5 min
2 - PHI Downie, 16:45 - High-sticking , 2 min (PP)
3 - PHI Downie, 20:00 - Roughing , 2 min
3 - PHI Downie, 20:00 - Misconduct , 10 min
3 - PHI Downie, 20:00 - Misconduct - Unsportsmanlike conduct (75.4), 10 min

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