Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/4/13
Last week’s goalie fight between the Flyers’ Ray Emery and the Capitals’ Braden Holtby has generated plenty of discussion and debate among the hockey community. Emery left his zone and skated past center ice during a line brawl between the two teams during Friday’s game in Philadelphia, then proceeded to fight the Washington goalie even though the 24-year-old didn’t want to get involved. Holtby could have suffered a serious injury, which would have caused a lot of problems for the Capitals. This is why it’s not too surprising that the NHL is reportedly going to discuss 10-game suspensions for goalies who leave their part of the ice to engage in a fight, according to Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press. League sources tell me #NHL will discuss 10-game suspension for goalies leaving their zone to fight much like player leaving bench rule #bn— gary lawless (@garylawless) November 04, 2013 Many fans, and some members of the media, wanted Emery to be suspended for his actions. But by the letter of the law, Emery didn’t break any rules that would warrant a suspension. However, his fight wasn’t a good look for the NHL and the sport as a whole, as commissioner Gary Bettman recently told the Columbus Post-Dispatch. “I don’t think anybody liked it, liked what it looked like,” said Bettman. “Fortunately it’s not something that happens very often. But I’m sure it’s something we’ll focus on, particularly with the general managers.” It will be interesting to see what kind of response the players give on the idea of handing out suspensions for goalie fights. The overwhelming majority of players want to keep fighting in the game. Filed under: Headlines, NHL, Nick Goss
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mavericks issue statement in response to SI article on uncomfortable workplace

NCAA upholds penalties against Louisville related to scandal

Lindsey Vonn tears up during emotional interview

Andrew Luck: Surgery 'is not an option for me right now'

David Price warns JD Martinez that fans in Boston will boo him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Yelich: ‘Everything changed’ for Marlins after Fernandez’s death

Mattingly fires back at Harper over Marlins criticism

Report: Jets could pay Kirk Cousins $60 million in 2018

Doug Martin released by Buccaneers

Cuban: Losing is Mavs' 'best option' for rest of season

Figure skater Scott Moir jabs Brett Favre with retirement talk

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

Offseason needs for every NFL team

Donovan Mitchell's limiting nostalgia

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

Grading the deal: Eric Hosmer finally finds a home with Padres

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

Flyers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Offseason needs for every NFL team

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker