Originally Posted by phillybroncosnut
RJ will play tonight. I stand by my comments!
As far as the Broad Street Bullies (Bow) are concerned..... They would Fock your ass up period. Thebig difference between that day in the NHl and today is there was a mutual respect from one player to another. They would'nt take hard plastic and smash it into your face. They did that with their fists. Also, if anyone dared to make a hit like that, that player knew they would have an entire bench skating after them. The reprocutions of an irresponsible hit like that would have meant that player would actually have to defend themself like a man.
Simple as that.
Call it a clean hit all you want. That type of hit (LOWERING the shoulder pad into the jaw/face) needs to be outlawed.
Explain how you can lower your shoulder into another man's face unless the dude's head was down. Even the recipient of the hit said it was fine...he just didn't expect it from a player like Campbell. It is a player's responsibility to protect himself too. Obviously you can't prevent a cheap shot, but you can avoid a hit like Campbells, or at least take some of the force out of it by looking where the f*** you're going.
Quick...send Umberger a message, and tell him that you're right and he's wrong.
Hypothetical question...what if the Flyers do as you want and A)Send Brashear to fight Campbell, but Campbell weathers the storm. Will that satisfy your bloodlust? Or do you demand that Campbell keeps fighting until he finally gets knocked out of the game? B) They take runs at him all night, and wind up in the penatly box and lose by about 7 goals? Will that do the trick?