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Laviolette fined $10,000, Granato $2,500 for actions during Flyers-Penguins melee

Apr 2, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT

The NHL has fined Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette $10,000 and Pittsburgh assistant Tony Granato $2,500 for their actions late in Sunday’s Flyers-Penguins game.

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The war of words didn’t end there.

Laviolette called Pittsburgh’s actions “gutless” while Bylsma said Brayden Schenn‘s cross-check on Sidney Crosby was a cheap shot — “clearly a guy targeting a player,” the Penguins head coach contended.

Granato didn’t address reporters following the game.

The $12,500 in accrued fines will go towards the NHL Foundation.

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  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    The bias is at it again. Vitale gets nothing for the knee-to-knee. Asham gets nothing for the clear instigation. Then again, the Pens represent all that is the NHL. Keep it up Bettman.

    • miketoasty - Apr 2, 2012 at 10:54 PM

      And Schenn gets nothing for the cross check on Crosby after the whistle? The league let a lot go.

      • phillyhoosiers - Apr 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

        If you watched the game you would know that it was called a penalty. The penalty was negated because that part of the game didn’t count because of goal that the Pens scored after the review. But if you want to mention that, then you have to mention the multiple slashes that Cid got away with (and Malkin too).

      • miketoasty - Apr 3, 2012 at 8:04 AM

        @phillyhoosiers Both teams played dirty, if you think that Philly didn’t throw out the same amount of slashes you are kidding yourself.

  2. GenoPringles - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Fire Mike Millburry!!! Total Bum and Bad for NHL

    • pens5829 - Apr 3, 2012 at 12:58 AM

      Mibury’s a douchebag that assaults 12 yr olds.

  3. crusty14 - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Was milbury in the on ice argument too ? Did I miss something?

    • phillyphever - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

      Ignore him, Geno’s just one of those village idiots who’s keeper forgot to lock up his cage before going to take a leak.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM

      Nope. It’s because he called out Crosby for instigating the Schenn crosscheck and chirping at Coach Lavi.

      • tgeth27 - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:38 PM

        or making fun of Crosby for his “35 concussions” class act Milbury. Also if finishing a check between the whistles is instigating then we are all in trouble.

      • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Apr 2, 2012 at 8:19 PM

        I believe he was referring to the after the whistle check crosby laid on Schenn just before this.

  4. lasallehockey81 - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    No but Milbury called Crosby a punk and said that Bylsma should take off his skirt on Philly radio today.

    • phillyphever - Apr 2, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      I bet that was for the morning show on WIP. Take it with a grain of salt, other than Hughes the rest are morons (in my best Howard Eskin voice).

  5. GenoPringles - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    No, he just sucks at life, at being a GM, as a coach of 12 year olds, and as a broadcaster. Totally off subject my bad. Just hate his face and think he should be fired.

    • spiffy53 - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM

      maybe when you turn 13 you can find another coach.

  6. dawglb - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Icelovin, you da man! I couldn’t have said it better! The Commish has a love affair with Crosby. All he wants is to market Cindy Crosby for the next 5 weeks.

  7. bleed4philly - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Can’t wait til the playoffs get here.

  8. nepo784 - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Crosby is a p@ssy

    • miketoasty - Apr 3, 2012 at 8:10 AM

      What the hell is a passy? All I know is that, that nepo784 guy is a giant douche.

  9. GenoPringles - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Anyone who makes fun of concussions and beats up little kids should not have a job at NBC. However, if this pee drinker ran for office in filthy I’m sure they would elect/worship him. Keep on fueling Soupcans Fire, just hope Sid won’t let Millburry swing from his jock anymore

    • kotteintheslot - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM

      milbury* doesnt have it out for crosby he just craves attention. he did all this when ovechkin was at his best and now that his game has been down lately he just needs some other superstar to pick on to get on tv. this guy needs to just shut up.

      • kitshky - Apr 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM

        Thats exactly the point with Milbury, the guy is an attention starved blowhard who will call out a player for being soft one day, and then completely flip flop and take a contrary stance on another issue (argument with JR as an example) … all in a pathetic attempt to be “controversial” or “colorful”.

  10. benzoids - Apr 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Millbury should in all honesty be canned. The NHL is trying to become a legitimate league and ass clowns like him are the ones that NBC chooses to put on the air and represent it? And the League approves them? Some things never change…#garageleague

  11. lemieux00066 - Apr 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    So much for the broad street bullies

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Apr 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM

      They haven’t been the bullies since 1975. You just realized this? Do you live in a pit?

  12. jumbossportsblog - Apr 2, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Reblogged this on jumbossportsblog.

  13. ballsohardu - Apr 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Crosby is a punk. If MALKIN wasnt such a bad ass mofo the pens would easily be the most hated team in the league

  14. zack1102 - Apr 2, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    I hate hockey

  15. phillyhoosiers - Apr 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    First, Sid should know that the Pens have the last change. The Flyers couldn’t put the 4th line out at that point. Second, the hit on Grossman was a clear hit on the knee. Like usual, since it has to do with Flyers the league will do nothing about it.

  16. farvefromover - Apr 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    seeing this Pittsburgh and Philly fight is like watching two bridesmaids fight over the last drunk dude at a wedding.

  17. phillyhoosiers - Apr 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    @miketoasty.. Yes but the refs do not continuously do not call the penalties on Malkin and Crosby. Crosby broke his stick slashing Schenn in front of refs. That was before and probably the reason for Schenn’s crosscheck, which Captain Dive-a-lot most likely embellished. we will see what happens in the playoffs, but I have lots of confidence that the Flyers will win the series whether it starts in Philly or Pitt.

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