Bill Meltzer is the best dang reporter on the Flyers. His word should be gospell to the Flyers faithful.
Ding ding ding! If Simmonds had been seriously hurt by the cross-check to the head, conversation would be different.
I mentioned this Sunday, but Simmonds/McDonagh incident speaks to a larger question - do we punish to the result, or based on the action?
Wonder how many games McDonagh would have gotten for a vicious, full extension cross-check to Crosby's head?
Crosby probably wouldn’t have cross-checked Simmonds in the face, to be honest.