Before moving to the Top 10 list, I wanted to comment on the events that occured last night in the Flyers/Senators pre-season game.
The injury to Dean McAmmond is on the minds of all hockey fans, as it should be. The hit by Flyers prospect Steve Downie was unconscionable and flat out wrong. Irrespective of what Colin Campbell does, Downie should - and will - be punished to the full extent of the law of the rink. He is a repeat offender here and should be treated as such. As a Flyers fan, I feel sickened at his behavior and would be equally sickened if the player laying on the ice was one of my favorites. Intent to injure cannot stand in the NHL or any other league. It should not be allowed for Steve Downie and it should not be allowed to stand for anyone else in the league - rookie or 15 year vet. There is no place for this in the sport. It is dishonorable and shames the memory and legacy of those who came before. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dean McAmmond and his family.
And now for something completely different...
If you had a free pass
to see any players live and in person - what would your top ten list look like for forwards, defensemen and goalies?
These are not in any particular order...just as they came to me, so do not get p*ssed at yours truly because you think I might have slighted your favorite player. This is only my opinion
I am sure you have yours, so please let me know what it is.
On to the list...
3. Pronger - I know a lightning rod
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Please let me know what your top 10s look like. Thank you for reading.