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That hit by Campbell was by far one of the cleanest and meanest hits I've ever seen.

Clearly you don't watch enough Flyers games. (Scott Stevens v. Lindros, Hal Gill v. Lindros, Kasparaitis v. Primeau, Chelios v. Dave Poulin, [player I can't remember] v. Brad Marsh). It's practically a rite of spring in Philadelphia... :mad:

Still, it was a clean hit. This is going to be a good series, but as a Flyers fan, Buffalo is the team I wanted to play least, given their speed and their balanced offense. Give me the division rivals any day over a team they can't skate with.

As for the HSBC Arena JumboTron people playing it over and over, there's a fine line between showing a key play of a crowd-energizing hit and rubbing salt in the wound of a guy who just got his brain scrambled. Be careful, karma has a funny way of biting you in the a$$ when you least expect it...

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Head shot? Are you kidding me?

Campbell's hit was body to body, shoulder to shoulder.

NEVER did he extend the elbow to the head, or extend his first to the head.

You want to see that kind of hockey then watch Dennis Gauthier. He laid out Briere last night in fron of the net and thew the fist intothe back of Dann'ys head. No call.

Although i was dissapointed to hear that HSBC replayed the hit too ma ytimes on the 'tron, we all know damn well Ohilly fans have no right to gripe over thatFor pete's sake, they threw snowballs at Santa and booed Michael Irvin when he was seriously hurt.

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Great game.

That was THE best open ice hit I've seen in a long time.

Hey kids, there's a lesson in there... keep your head up, or someone will help you to the ice.

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I agree. That was one of the best hits in a long, long time.

Now, that rookie knows better then to have his head down on the ice.

My question, though, is this: Is he going to pay back Campbell for that blast?

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Looks like the Flyers need to get better, and quickly. I can't say I was very pleased with any Philly player's performance -- they all stunk.

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Head shot? Are you kidding me?

Campbell's hit was body to body, shoulder to shoulder.

NEVER did he extend the elbow to the head, or extend his first to the head.

[...]

Although i was dissapointed to hear that HSBC replayed the hit too ma ytimes on the 'tron, we all know damn well Ohilly fans have no right to gripe over that.  For pete's sake, they threw snowballs at Santa and booed Michael Irvin when he was seriously hurt.

I'm not denying it wasn't a clean hit, but shoulder to shoulder is a flat-out lie. Campbell caught Umberger squarely in the jaw with his shoulder. I don't think he intended to - I honestly think he was going for his chest and caught a piece of the jaw with this shoulder. And it wasn't an elbow or a fist, and it was within the bounds of good physical play. But it wasn't shoulder-to-shoulder.

As for your second point: the Santa thing happened in the year nineteen hundred sixty-:censored:-eight. Time to cross that off the list of "Why Philadelphia Fans Are Horrible People". And for the record, Santa was drunk and flipping off the crowd, so do us all a favor and stop painting the crowd as boorishly wrong in that antiquated case (of course, only in Philadelphia would they bring a drunk churlish Santa to the game in the first place, but that's outside the scope of the conversation...). Michael Irvin? Yeah, our bad. (At least, some of us.) If I had the time, I'd be happy to recite every other offensive comment/action by fans in other cities (bottle throwings in Cleveland, NO, St. Louis, riots in Detroit, Montreal, Chicago, fights in Oakland, New York, Boston), but that would be tiresome. Much like trashing Philadelphia fans as if other cities' fans never misbehave. And if that's your justification for excusing HSBC for showing the replay too often, when did two wrongs ever make a right?

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Anyone at the game that showed the replay of the hit over and over at the HSBC Arena? Because if you were you would have notice that they showed the replay only ONCE! It was shown after Umberger left the ice. To all of the Philly reporters who said that it was played over and over again they were correct, however, it was shown over and over on the press-box tv sets.

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Great rebound win tonight, 4-2.... B)

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Series Tied 2-2 :cry: after Philly wins 5-4 in Gm 4(Gm 5 SUN at 2:00 on NBC)

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Afinogenov (at least, I think it was him) blew it at the end when he tried to single handidly bring the puck up the neutral zone, thus he lost the puck, and they scored the empty netter.

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Head shot? Are you kidding me?

Campbell's hit was body to body, shoulder to shoulder.

NEVER did he extend the elbow to the head, or extend his first to the head.

[...]

Although i was dissapointed to hear that HSBC replayed the hit too ma ytimes on the 'tron, we all know damn well Ohilly fans have no right to gripe over that.  For pete's sake, they threw snowballs at Santa and booed Michael Irvin when he was seriously hurt.

I'm not denying it wasn't a clean hit, but shoulder to shoulder is a flat-out lie. Campbell caught Umberger squarely in the jaw with his shoulder. I don't think he intended to - I honestly think he was going for his chest and caught a piece of the jaw with this shoulder. And it wasn't an elbow or a fist, and it was within the bounds of good physical play. But it wasn't shoulder-to-shoulder.

As for your second point: the Santa thing happened in the year nineteen hundred seventy-:censored:-two. Time to cross that off the list of "Why Philadelphia Fans Are Horrible People". And for the record, Santa was drunk and flipping off the crowd, so do us all a favor and stop painting the crowd as boorishly wrong in that antiquated case (of course, only in Philadelphia would they bring a drunk churlish Santa to the game in the first place, but that's outside the scope of the conversation...). Michael Irvin? Yeah, our bad. (At least, some of us.) If I had the time, I'd be happy to recite every other offensive comment/action by fans in other cities (bottle throwings in Cleveland, NO, St. Louis, riots in Detroit, Montreal, Chicago, fights in Oakland, New York, Boston), but that would be tiresome. Much like trashing Philadelphia fans as if other cities' fans never misbehave. And if that's your justification for excusing HSBC for showing the replay too often, when did two wrongs ever make a right?

If Umberger never had his head down, then he would of never gotten hit.

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Series Tied 2-2 :cry: after Philly wins 5-4 in Gm 4(Gm 5 SUN at 2:00 on NBC)

:angered:

game 5 is in buffalo so we have a chance to go 3-2 and send it back to philly.

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Mike ICS made a good point the other day. Miko Dimitrakos' pass didnt help the cause too much. Exactly why San Jose dropped his ass.

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How great was it when Umberger scored after being knocked dead in game 1? :D

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How great was it when Umberger scored after being knocked dead in game 1? :D

It was a soft goal that Miller should have stopped.

BUT....Umberger is a tough kid and I know that's what you're getting at.

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Just as a silly thought...

Ronan Tynan occasionally sings "God Bless America" before Buffalo Sabres home games.

You don't suppose the Sabres will...

Nah, I don't think they'd do it. Would they?

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How great was it when Umberger scored after being knocked dead in game 1?  :D

Easily the best hit of the NHL playoffs so far was Buffalo's Brian Campbell's laying out Flyers center R.J. Umberger in Game 1 of their series. And while I'm not a Flyers fan, I bet watching a low-scoring center get knocked senseless in a playoff loss made many Philadelphians nostalgic for the days of Eric Lindros. --DJ Gallo, ESPN.com

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well the Flyers certainly went down fighting....

.... like the French Army :P

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