Not too much to say about last night's Flyers-Stars tilt in South Philadelphia, except that rookie Dennis Tolpeko was the only Flyer that seemed willing to give a full effort on every shift.
Riley Cote also will likely be the fifth Flyer suspended this year, after leaving his feet to toss a high elbow with three minutes remaining. To his credit, Cote called the hit "stupid", however, he repeated the "finishing my check" refrain that seems to be repeated more than "Stairway To Heaven" on a classic rock station.
Last blog I decried the NHL for not being consistent on suspensions and on ice enforcement. Now, that another player on my favorite team is likely to be suspended and I feel a sense of embarrassment and anger.
I'll take it upon myself to call on NHL Lord of Discipline to hand down a suspension to Cote-IMO it should be at least 2 games-and to fine the Flyers organization and head coach John Stevens.
Coach Stevens has done a very good job thus far, but he's in charge of a team that has had a run of cheapshots and dirty hits. That simply can not continue. Stevens said he doesn't want his team to be viewed as a goon squad. Then he needs to do something.
It's getting to be ridiculous.