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.