Re: What's Worse?
posted at 11/2/2013 11:12 AM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
A player throwing a check in which his elbow happens knock an unsuspecting opponent's head into Concussionville (intention unclear) or a player beating up another who has no interest in fighting?
"He didn't want to fight," Emery said. "I basically said, 'Protect yourself.' He didn't really have much of a choice. ... We, as a group, it was a frustrating night. The fans are frustrated and we don't accept that. I think the frustration shows sometimes that way. We all kind of grew up playing hockey and sometimes that happens." (Rotoworld)
I'd say Emery's actions were worse than Scott's.
I know what the majority will say, obviously becuase it is a Bruin on the wrong side of the elbow hit, but this is a great observation.
As much as Scott is a goon who doesnt belong in the league, Emery is an idiot. Emerys actions will somewhat be lost in the fact that it was a brawl and that people seem to love goalie fights since they are rare. Again, Emery is an idiot. 18 wins in 19 games last year and could not land a starting job. That tells you all you pretty much need to know about the guy. He pretty much jumped Holtby and pounded away at his head. Real tough. I wonder if he'll have Mike Tyson painted on his helmet again.
If this happened between two players, one not wanting to fight and the other forcing the issue by pounding away, I would think there would be some consequences. If no action is taken by the league, next time they meet, I would like to see Volpatti or Wilson take matters into their own hands. Put that wanna be tough guy in his place.
At least Emery gave the Philly fans a reason to cheer for a goaltender, god knows they dont give them any reason to when they are between the pipes.