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Posted 8:47 AM ET | Comments 15
First and foremost what Carcillo did was stupid. The Flyers just tied the score and the game was getting interesting and he goes out and screws his own team. You don't wait around to fight someone. He deserved all the minutes he got but with Bradley dropping his gloves, he should've picked up something. I've never heard of a 9 min power play. The trade that brought Carcillo to Philly is looking like a huge Egg in Homer's face. Bradley should've ducked.

Now, on the fact the Mr. Whipple called Carcillo an idiot, although so true, he comments have no merit because he had to cover his own butt when he made comments about his star player playing reckless. Sooner or later, Ovie is going to run into someone that is going to hurt him. See Lindros, Bure etc... He may be able to run away now. This is not meant to seek harm but he is such an awesome talent, I would even like to see him control his emotions a little better.

Now, back to the Carcillo incident.

I for one agree that the Flyers are treated differently. I'm not going to type how this player got this many games, versus this player got this many games. It's not needed. All players should be treated the same way and I will leave it at that. Now, remember what Carcillo did and recieved in regards to a suspension, I agree with. I would even like the Flyers to get rid of him.

When they won their Cups...Campbell did not want to even hand them the cup. But, what a lot of people don't understand and soon forget is the Flyers came to play a certian way because they got crushed a by the St. Louis Blues. The Flyers were not the original Bullies. Anyway...

What I don't like about the NHL right now is the guessing of the suspensions. To much is allowed in reference to picking and choosing the amount of games a player recieves. There should be some type (at least in theory) of template. You injure a guy 5 games min. You spear a guy 2 games min. Just like if you get 3 game misconducts you automatically get suspended for 1 game. This is where the NHLPA should be helping their own players. Oh wait, is there still a NHLPA?

The main word I wish the NHL could get right is consistency. I know it won't happen.
Filed Under:   Flyers   Carcillo  
December 7, 2009 12:10 PM ET | Delete
players who get a rep tend to get treated diffrently derek roy gets taken down alot but rarely gets a tripping call cuz hes a "diver" carcillo is a "goon" but i agree the refs and the nhl lack serious consistency
December 7, 2009 1:30 PM ET | Delete
Before people start bringing up the Richards/Booth incident in saying Philly is not treated differently, let's remember that Betteman was not allowed to weigh in on that decision, because his son is in the Florida system. With that being said i think Philly should trade for Bettman's kid to keep him out of future decisions with the Franchise. While it's not a conspiracy, it is a prejudice lot's of nhl people who played and remember the bullies era have in the back of their minds at times.
December 7, 2009 5:10 PM ET | Delete
campbells son not bettmans... i believe it was bettman's decision actually
December 7, 2009 6:28 PM ET | Delete
The decision on Richards/Booth was made by Campbell's chief assistant. As for people being treated based on records, I think that's something the NHL throws out there to cover their own ass. They didn't suspend Sean Avery for his attack on Fedotenko, which had the potential for far more serious injuries than Carcillo.
December 7, 2009 6:29 PM ET | Delete
If the league (and refs) really had it in for Philly, Richards would still be sitting. He gets away with almost as much as Pronger (before Philly). With the Canucks, Burrows and Kesler get calls ignored almost every game because of their "reps". Perhaps these things happen more because of the type of players who seem to always be in Philly? Sorry...not buying this theory for a second.
December 7, 2009 6:51 PM ET | Delete
what theory? I'm asking the NHL office to be more consistent, no matter who did the crime.
December 7, 2009 7:48 PM ET | Delete
nhl is rigged for the pens :)go watch a pens game from an unbiased view and tell me its not lmao
December 7, 2009 9:26 PM ET | Delete
I'm not touching that one...LMAO
December 8, 2009 1:22 AM ET | Delete
NHL will never be consistent when 2 things are involved: Guys who put asses in seats and guys who are pains in the NHL's ass. Carcillo is in the latter category and I hope he's in another category soon: Former Flyer.
December 8, 2009 4:04 AM ET | Delete
I don't know all of the people that the NHL has a grudge against or if a lot of them are Flyers. All I know is that the NHL tends to form a grudge when a person does something idiotic and doesn't have enough redeeming qualities to make up for it (see Carcillo, Balsillie, etc.). But if they have other qualities that the league likes (see Ovechkin, Malkin, Pronger, etc.) then they overlook the stupid actions and minimize the consequences.
December 8, 2009 4:17 PM ET | Delete
Bottom line here is that someone got hurt. If Matt Bradley didn't get hurt, there wouldn't have been any suspensions. Was it dirty to hit him before Bradley got his gloves off? Yes. That goes completely against the code of respect the players have been taught since they played in juniors. Bottom line, though, is that the injury was all the league cared about.
December 8, 2009 4:20 PM ET | Delete
Also, to prove this theory wrong that the league has it in for the Flyers, Mike Richards? The NHL certainly could have found an excuse to suspend the captain, but they didn't.
December 8, 2009 4:44 PM ET | Delete
December 9, 2009 2:07 PM ET | Delete
December 9, 2009 6:01 PM ET | Delete
Just a note: Rene Bourque got a 9 minute penalty last year when Tyler Sloan leveled Daymond Langkow with a huge, but clean, hit.
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