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(Deadspin)   You're an NHL goalie and your team is trailing 7-0 after you've given up seven goals. What do you do next?   ( deadspin.com) divider line
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2013-11-02 11:12:17 PM  
2 votes:

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Irrational Flyers hatred amuses me to no end. Not enough to make up for the shiatty start to the season, but I take what amusement I can get

I'm not sure I'd call this irrational.
2013-11-02 10:57:20 AM  
2 votes:
Its as if there is a law saying that if you are in Philadelphia, you are required to be a giant douchebag.
2013-11-02 09:56:37 AM  
2 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: That seemed unnecessary.

I guess the idea that Emery had grown up and decided to act like an adult was wrong.

I have no problem with going after a guy that either delivers a hard hit/cheap shot to you or one of your teammates, but starting a whole-ice brawl because you suck? That's bullshiat and I hope the league comes down hard on the Flyers. Furthermore, skating the length of the ice to go after the opposing goalie who is still in his crease, and *clearly* wants no part of it? That should be a very long suspension and hefty fine.

Speaking of the goalie fight, what the fark were the refs doing?! Holtby was attacked and was obviously trying to get away. How the fark could they let that continue, especially since I thought fights were supposed to be stopped after one of the parties hits the ice and Holtby did a few times before Emery fell on top of him.
2013-11-02 11:00:13 PM  
1 vote:
Irrational Flyers hatred amuses me to no end. Not enough to make up for the shiatty start to the season, but I take what amusement I can get
2013-11-02 09:50:19 PM  
1 vote:

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: And of course Emery has a shutout tonight in a 1-0 game.

/outscored 7-1 over two games, I will take the split

And he's still a piece of shiat.
2013-11-02 04:07:43 PM  
1 vote:

What a complete joke the NHL is.  John scott would have gotten a lifetime ban and the coach fined if he did what Emery did.

To recap:  John scott hits a guy in the head and gets 7 games despite the fact that he has no previous history of bad hits or suspensions.    Chara, the very next night headshots a guy and the league remains silent.  Emery starts punching a goalie in the back of the head and nothing.  Meanwhile Kaleta just got done serving a 10 game suspension for a questionable hit.   How they can even say they are unbiased towards big market cities is beyond me.  This is a god damned Micky mouse organization  I don't see how you can take the NHL seriously.
2013-11-02 03:50:18 PM  
1 vote:
I am kind of annoyed at all of the people who say NHL will never be popular because of stuff like what Emery did. There have been cheap shiat like this going on since it has been played. 
And it is never going to change. And even if it did and it became a cleaner sport and there was no fighting why would you assume it would pass NBA, NFL, MLB and Nascar in American viewers?
2013-11-02 03:38:24 PM  
1 vote:
Some have said it already but it bears repeating:

That fight wasn't a hockey fight. That was assault by Ray Emery. He should be banned at least 10 games for that horseshiat display. And the referees should be suspended a month for letting that shiat happen. That was absolutely pathetic. That was an embarrassment to the sport.
2013-11-02 02:28:44 PM  
1 vote:
Why is that goalie not in jail right now?  Serious question.
2013-11-02 02:14:07 PM  
1 vote:
The douchebag announcer saying, "This is the fire the Flyers need!"  Asshole.
2013-11-02 01:59:05 PM  
1 vote:
Still only half as bad as the beat-down Semyon Varlamov gives his girlfriend every night.
2013-11-02 01:45:08 PM  
1 vote:
And no I am not defending the actions, they were bush league for sure.
2013-11-02 01:21:14 PM  
1 vote:
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If you're the alleged greatest goalie of all time, you petulantly cry to your general manager and refuse to play for that team ever again.
Oh wait, that was after allowing NINE goals.
/Marty's better
2013-11-02 01:07:16 PM  
1 vote:
Can we just have the Sabres and Flyers play only each other for the rest of the season? Both teams have demonstrated that, not only do they suck, but once they get two goals behind, they'd rather just take someone out than actually try and climb back into it.
2013-11-02 12:34:53 PM  
1 vote:

Anderson's Pooper: Once he left the crease somebody on the Caps should have stepped in before he got to the other end. Holtby got left out to dry by his team and the officials.

Unfortunately, all the Caps on the ice were...uhh...otherwise occupied (what, with being mugged by the rest of the Flyers on the ice and all). If any of the Caps on the bench would have left the bench to join the fray, they would have been penalized, ejected and suspended.
2013-11-02 12:23:07 PM  
1 vote:
Emery's a tool and always has been.  Once he left the crease somebody on the Caps should have stepped in before he got to the other end.  Holtby got left out to dry by his team and the officials.
2013-11-02 12:17:30 PM  
1 vote:
Welcome to why hockey isn't a respected sport for most people. You've allowed seven goals and decide to pick a fight with someone 180ft away and the referees allow it? That's garbage. Plain and simple.

/no, fights like that aren't "a part of hockey"
//and the NHL will do nothing about it
2013-11-02 12:15:56 PM  
1 vote:
So when do they issue refs mace? Not just the handheld ones, fill a camelbak with it and give them a sprayer.

Emery not going to jail is inexcusable. No business can make that kind of assault acceptable just because it happens in some kind of context.
2013-11-02 11:33:27 AM  
1 vote:
Emery, who has taken boxing lessons, skates 200 feet to go after a guy who is just standing there and does not want to throw. That's not a hockey fight, that's criminal assault.
For an example of Emery in a hockey fight, look up the video of the beat down he gave Martin Biron when Brion was foolish enough to challenge him. The Caps should watch that video for lessons on what to do when a goalie who can fight is beating your goalie.
2013-11-02 11:15:35 AM  
1 vote:

DoomPaul: I haven't watched hockey since a brief spat when I was a kid, but is fighting allowed in the NHL? The refs didn't seem to active in preventing a free for all, but then again it's not like they can fight off two teams of professional athletes.

No, they will get a 5 minute penalty, somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but that is a joke. It is one of those things that is accepted because people have accepted it as a part of the sport, which is just wrong. Just watch, people will defend the fighting because they say the players use it to regulate each other. You don't see fighting accepted in any other pro league. In any other sport this would have ended with ejections, suspensions and fines, but not in the NHL because people have accepted it as ok.

Gecko Gingrich: ongbok: And NBA players are the thugs?

Well, NHL players tend to only beat up each other.

And taxi cab drivers
2013-11-02 11:01:56 AM  
1 vote:

wichitaleaf: one of them obviously did not want to go.

Fast forward to :55
2013-11-02 11:01:00 AM  
1 vote:
That was just awful, I love a good goalie fight, but that was a senseless beat down. Holtby is a favorite of mine.

Oh, and how about poor Downie? Gets traded from the #1 team in the league and gets badly hurt in his first game back in Philly.
2013-11-02 10:58:39 AM  
1 vote:
And no suspensions will happen because the NHL is a joke organization that treats its stars and big market teams differently then non stars and small market teams
2013-11-02 10:37:37 AM  
1 vote:
I was at the game and are ashamed of the fans cheering this. Fighting in hockey is always stupid. Emery attacking the other goalie should suspend him for half the season.
2013-11-02 09:13:58 AM  
1 vote:
Philadelphia Flyers gooning it up?  That never happens.
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