Found November 02, 2013 on
Fightin For Philly:
NHL fans — regardless of loyalties — have been buzzing about Ray Emery’s assault of Caps goalie Braden Holtby in yesterday’s game.
The NHL, it seems, will not be taking disciplinary actions against the Flyers netminder.
TSN’s Pierre LeBrun explained that, while obviously they did not like what they saw, the NHL saw nothing in the rulebook that could back a suspension of Emery.
Simply put, the league realized that if they suspended Emery and he appealed — which he surely would — they knew he would win the appeal.
In a poll posted on this site, earlier, 54% of you voted that you did not approve of Emery’s behavior.
On top of that, that’s a very biased vote. Had the majority of voters not been Flyers fans, that total would have been much, much higher.
This is strike one. If Emery does anything in the future, expect the league to discipline.
BEST OF MAXIM
via Pierre LeBrun tweets,
After looking at it and discussing it internally for last 24 hrs, NHL has decided not to suspend Ray Emery. Simply put ...
current rulebook as it stands doesn't back any suspension for this. Obviously league doesn't like what it saw last night but ...
there's just nothing in rulebook for supplemental discipline for that
The Philadelphia Flyers went into Friday night’s matchup against the Washington Capitals at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division standings with a 3-8 record.
They badly needed a win, but the Flyers were dominated on home ice in a 7-0 loss to a Capitals team that didn’t have leading goal scorer and reigning Hart Trophy winner Alexander Ovechkin because of an injury.
After being embarrassed by Washington at home just 24 hours earlier, the Philadelphia Flyers found a way to gut out a win on the road, edging the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Saturday.
Brayden Schenn deflected an Andrej Meszaros shot past New Jersey's Martin Brodeur in the first period and goaltender Ray Emery made 14 saves, as last-place Philadelphia perhaps authored its most complete...
Last night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals wasn’t pretty on the scoreboard, and it wasn’t pretty on the ice. With the winner a foregone conclusion, a line-brawl erupted, sparked by a Wayne Simmonds hit. Flyers goaltender Ray…Read more →The post Flyers goaltender Ray Emery beats up unwilling combatant Braydon Holtby appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Even people who generally have no problem with fighting in hockey are panning what the Philadelphia Flyers did on Friday night, instigating a line brawl while losing to the Washington Capitals 7-0.
To refresh your memory, this one drew extra attention because it featured a goalie fight between the Flyers' Ray Emery and the Capitals' Braden Holtby, in which only Emery wanted...
Everyone is still talking about the Ray Emery - Braden Holtby "fight" which occurred during a massive brawl between the Flyers and Capitals. It'd be easy to rank that incident as the best from last week due to the sheer spectacle of it all, but we've opted to go in a different direction. Which fight leads the way? Read on to find out. 5. George Parros (MON...
Line brawl plus Braden Holtby vs Ray Emery...A 5.07 GAA will make you do that. Crossing Broad had Emery's dopey post game comments in Ray Emery is an Asshole:Was there any conversation involved with Holtby at all?Yeah a little bit. I don’t remember. He didn’t want a fight but I said basically protect yourself. He didn’t really have much of a choice.Do you think the league...
If you haven't see it, go take a look. It is bad. But how surreal is this picture? A mom covering the eyes of her child as Ray Emery assaults Brayden Holtby:
Oh by the way, Ray Emery was named third star of the game somehow.
This fight was huge, but the highlight was easily Flyers goalie Ray Emery beating up Caps netminder Braden Holtby.
The only problem is, Holtby had the last laugh, shutting out the Flyers and leading the Caps to a 7-0 win.
Ray Emery fights Braden Holtby as part of a line brawl during the Flyers 7-0 loss to the Capitals on Friday. Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com
The second period between the Flyers and Capitals seemed to
be rock bottom for the struggling Flyers. A 1-0 deficit grew to a 6-0 in 20
The entire franchise’s current state came to the forefront
of the game from the second intermission...
The Flyers may be off to the worst start in franchise history, but goalie Steve Mason has done his part to keep his team competitive in every game this season. Mason enters tonight’s game with the Washington Capitals with a 2.25 GAA which ranks him 7th among goaltenders who have played 500 or more minutes this season, and has a save percentage of .928 that is tied for fourth...
After the Capitals' 7-0 shellacking of the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, which included Flyers goaltender Ray Emery attacking Braden Holtby, retired NHL pest and current radio host Mathew Barnaby took to Twitter to defend Emery.
Ray Emery fights Braden Holtby in the third period of Friday's loss to Washington. Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com
Joel Ward scored a hat trick Friday, while five other Capitals recorded
multiple points as the Capitals blanked the Flyers 7-0 in a game largely
shadowed by a third-period line brawl.
The Orange and Black held control of the game throughout its first 15
The Capitals, without superstar forward Alexander Ovechkin, went into Philadelphia on Friday night and opened up a 7-0 lead on their new Metropolitan Division opponent.
With the Flyers struggling to do anything right at both ends of the ice, their frustration level got to a point where an enormous line brawl broke out during the third period.
The highlight of it all was a goalie...