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.