Saturday, November 2, 2013
Emery escapes discipline for pummelfest
By Pierre LeBrun
No supplemental discipline coming for Ray Emery for his fight against Braden Holtby in Friday night's brawl-marred Philadelphia Flyers-Washington Capitals game. The NHL looked at everything, discussed it internally for 24 hours, but there's just nothing in current rule book allowing for any supplemental discipline for that fight. The league didn't like what it saw last night but nothing it can do.
I do think it's the kind of incident, however, that will spur more debate/conversation at GMs meeting Nov. 12 and beyond.
One idea, for example, that one might be suggested to be added to the rule book: should a goalie be automatically suspended for leaving his crease to fight another goalie? Just a thought.