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Bruised Bolts: Malone out indefinitely, Hedman day-to-day

Mar 19, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning updated the health statuses of forward Ryan Malone and defenseman Victor Hedman on Tuesday after the pair were hurt by Philadelphia’s Zac Rinaldo on Monday night.

Malone is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury while Hedman is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed upper-body ailment, according to Damien Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times.

Here’s the Rinaldo hit on Malone:

The 33-year-old winger has already missed 13 games this year with a lower-body injury and only just came off IR on Mar. 7.

Malone has 5G-2A-7PTS in 16 games this season with the Lightning, and could be on the shelf long-term with captain Vincent Lecavalier, who has a broken foot.

Hedman, 22, appeared to have hurt his wrist after absorbing a Rinaldo hit in the second period.

Losing the young Swedish rearguard for a substantial amount of time would be a harsh blow for the Lightning. The second overall pick of the 2009 draft is really coming into his own, averaging just under 23 minutes per night while scoring 13 points in 28 games.

  1. sjsharks66 - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    That hit could have been really dangerous if Malone did not move in time.

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    NOTE : Both hits were CLEAN !

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM

      Yep – Rinaldo is a real class-act. One of the cleanest players in the league. Adds a lot to the NHL. It’s a wonder the Flyers don’t win more games – he clearly showed how deeply he wants nothing more than to put the puck in the net (i.e. “win”).

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM


      • parkway4 - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:21 PM

        No player in the league draws more penalties. He’s not a goal scorer, but then again you’re probably a pens fan so you just started watching hockey recently.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:05 PM

        OHHHHHHH you’re right…I wouldn’t know that I’m actually watching poetry in motion! Now…can you tell me again how it’s effective to be in last place in the conference? Because I’m sure, being a Pens fan, that I’m just missing it…….

        Yes. He’s a tremendous help to your team. See this is the crap that so many Philly fans get sucked into…thinking RINALDO helps your team. Hurting other players is ALL he has to offer, and he’s scum. Don’t be scum too.

      • isithockeyseasonyet - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:11 PM

        What has rinaldo done that is so classless again? It’s one thing to jump on a player for his actions, another thing to cry wolf just because you hate the logo on the front of the jersey…every single opposing fan in the league would love rinaldo if he were on their team, he plays on the edge and the flyers would be in much better position if the rest of the team played as hard and did their jobs as well as he does

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        I appreciate your interpretation, but this isn’t just hatred of a logo. I dislike any player who’s job it is to ignore the puck and play the body. Playing the body in the sport of hockey is one thing – when it’s your job to do nothing but run at players who are legitimately playing the game, you are a goon, a thug, and I’d love to see it eliminated from the sport. Classless was celebrating his breaking 200 penalty minutes mark last year, as were about 90% of the penalties he took.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:50 PM

        Here’s an example – Simmonds plays the body – and yes sometimes crosses the line – but knows the winner is the one that gets the puck over the line more often. Rinaldo doesn’t know what a puck is.

      • ml3939 - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        Obnoxious at times, not so young and far from dumb. Good percentage as a batter in baseball, not so much elsewhere. I said he has become very productive in his role as a pest and defender. In his last 17 games he has 7 minor penalties, four of which were concurrent with players such as Letang, Ovechkin and Alfredsson. At least one of the other penalties was not a penalty. So realistically he has put his team at a disadvantage twice in the last 17 games while drawing numerous penalties against the opposing teams. Players in his role are not judged by goals, assists and points. You know very little for a hockey braggart. I will mercifully end this Rinaldo debate with you as your hole has clearly caved in on you.

        I just want you to answer one question, preferably with examples. When and why did I lose credibility “long ago” before this Rinaldo argument?

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        Your credibility is shot every time you open your mouth (figuratively), and I’ve read countless idiotic rants pointed in all directions from you, making about as much sense as this one – I will do you the favor, going forward, or pointing out each time I feel your credibility has slipped. Here’s the bottom line – Flyers = last place in the division. Your argument is invalid. If they were winning, then your dribble about how it’s GOOD to have a player that refuses to touch the puck, and is only out there to charge and injure other players might hold water.
        Rinaldo is to hockey what Harry Zolnierczyk is to film production…what Hartnell is hair styling….what Giroux is to Captaincy…and what you are to hockey commentary…a complete waste of time and space.

      • ml3939 - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        Again, the Rinaldo debate is long over, you sound like a fool. In your world hockey teams role four lines of offensively talented players. I get it. However, I do not care about my credibility going forward with you. You made the bold statement that I lost credibility “long ago.” A statement of that magnitude warrants an explanation/justification. Quit deferring.

        And to be clear, I am not pointing out an error in grammar or spelling or a typo. It is not a tactic I need. However, the world you were trying to use is drivel, not dribble. This is not a game of basketball we have engaged in. I am sure someone of your inferred intelligence should know better.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      Dumb ass answer – no comparison between the two. ESPECIALLY these days – Cooke has changed his game along with league rules. Shows in his numbers. Check them. Rinaldo is a throw-back to a FAR gone game….and will be nothing but a liability in the play offs. Oh, wait…..

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:25 PM

        Your comments about Renaldo are insanoly illeterate you sound like a fool your boring me with your blinded Penquin loyalety and overall lack of hockey knowledge

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:42 PM

        Hahahahahahahahhahah your use of the word “illiterate” give the 15 misspellings in your message just made my day! I’m sure you were just joking…thank you my friend <3

      • ml3939 - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

        Your comments about Rinaldo reek of ignorance. In what has been a very disappointing year for the Flyers, Rinaldo’s development has been one of the lone bright spots. He has all of 4 fights so far, is drawing numerous penalties, is hitting legally like crazy all over the ice and is noticeably productive within his role. You may want to watch games and make your own observations rather than spew outdated rhetoric.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:50 PM

        Right buddy – well we all know that you are the authority on ignorance…so I’ll take all that into consideration.

      • ml3939 - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

        Well your statement clearly lacks the viewpoint of someone who is informed, so if you want to make an authority on identifying ignorance, continue posting with your jaded slant.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM

        You’re credibility when it comes to ignorance was shot LONG ago in my book, ml3939. Explain to me what benefit Rinaldo has given Philly. And keep in mind they’re in last place and Rinaldo has not contributed more than 3 goals and 4 points. Granted that’s one more goal than he had all of last year. He hurts people. That’s it. That’s his contribution. In the meantime, Flyers lose. Again.

      • ml3939 - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

        He averages more penalties drawn per 60 minutes of play than any player in the league with at least 20 games played and provides a spark for his team, an intangible asset. He hits like a truck in all likelihood causing opponents to think twice about what they are doing therefore legally disrupting their game.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        Oh it’s intangible, alright. The only thing the opponents aren’t thinking twice about is winning. Talk to me when they are in the playoff picture. Until then, it’s you that sounds ignorant.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

        “Cook has change his game” hahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha 2:00 boarding plus another 2:00 unsportsmanlike conduct you funny !

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM

        That brings his penalty minutes to 26, you enormous goat’s ass. Rinaldo has 78. Now please, compare those two for me again. Further, I don’t think Ovechkin was ever in any danger of being injured. That’s another difference. He did, however, lose his temper and chase Ovi around begging for a penalty – the extra two was a farce.

        Also – I don’t really think you’re a goat’s ass, I just thought it added something to the argument.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 20, 2013 at 5:57 PM

        I like it and I earned it ! Iam goat ass ! It did add something to the argument it showed me you are a gentleman even in war ! You could have chosen a thousand other vulgarities but goat ass is cool in a 1950’s sort of way ! If the flyers do their part you will have plenty of chances to reference goat ass in the upcoming weeks ! Just because I paid you a compliment dose not mean you have to loose your edge I wont let you !

      • ml3939 - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        I am not sure what the playoff picture has to do with this argument. You just keep deferring. But since you have nothing more to add to this discussion at hand, I would love to hear where I lost credibility “long ago.”

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:13 AM

        Actually I don’t feel an obligation to explain anything to you – and I’m not sure why you felt you needed to chime in when you added nothing to the argument. It’s like arguing with a wall. He draws all these penalties, says you, but he’s also 5th in the league in penalties taken…so, unless he’s going after better players than him, to get them off of the ice (which in most cases is correct), his benefits are outweighed by his cost. So that brings up the interesting argument – the goon tactic of putting trash on the ice just to take penalties, go after real hockey players, try to hurt real players. I don’t like it, you obviously do, and that’s an inherent difference in how we see the game being played. I actually can’t STAND that tactic. And it’s earned the Flyers their current spot in the standings. You’re right…playoffs has NOTHING to do with it. Have a good day!

      • ml3939 - Mar 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM

        I apologize thoughtwithdrawal, I had no idea I was arguing with a women. That is cool and I am fine with women being interested in and following hockey. Rinaldo draws more penalties than he takes. He has reduced his fighting but in his role of being an aggressive checker, he will hav to fight at times. Rinaldo has developed into more of th traditional hockey pest rather than a goon. If you paid attention or actually watched Flyers’ games you would know that. Instead you are a Pens’ fan with your head up your ass and no sense of objective reasoning. Oh, and listen little lady, it is not a blanket statement for all Pens’ fans. Plenty are objective and reasonable.

        I was merely defending the player Rinaldo has become. I did not indicate whether I was for or against this style of play. I am for clean hockey plays personally and have no interest in seeing any players get hurt, including Penguins. What I find more interesting is the moral dilemma burdening you- rooting for a team were Joe Vitale attempts to hit Danny Briere late in a game when it was probably unnecessary, James Neal takes illegal runs at two payers during a playoff game on the same shift, Dave Engelland fills the role of enforcer, has reputed goon Steve MacIntyre in their system and in the past has employed former choir boys Darius Kaspiritis and Ulf Samuelsson. It must tear your soul apart.

        I am pretty sure I made a pretty cogent argument in supporting my claims. You take the womanly route and make statements of little or no consequence to your point besides he is fifth in penalties taken (some of those penalties are on reputation alone this season more than actual infractions). Players can reform but it takes objective people to see that (ask Matt Cooke).

        So if you would like to continue arguing from your feminine perspective and make statements you cannot back up that is fine and I will continue to acknowledge you for what you are. If not, please let me know where my credibility was lost “long ago,” which seems to imply in posts long before this article. If you cannot do this for the strength of your own argument, I would appreciate it for my own personal development.

        Very creative and emphatic Willie Wonka-esque sign off. You put me in my place.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:22 AM

        Your credibility as a hockey fan, much less a knowledgeable one, has taken another hit. I can only take so much ignorance at once without alcohol, so I barely got through the first paragraph. I’m sure you’ve got your reasons as to why you think Rinaldo is a good hockey player…a lot of Philly fans would rather see hitting than scoring, and it seems that is working out for you this year perfectly. I think that’s an idiot’s game and will land your team in last place….right where they are. There’s no arguing that. Vitale is a fourth line plugger, and plays a defensive role….but is NOT a pest, nor is he a goon. He plays tough hockey, and is not out to hurt, to draw penalties, or to take them. PIM this year? 13. 13 total this year. Rinaldo gets that in one game. Comparing those two hockey players is silly, as is defending a goon who just hurt two hockey players far better than he is. The hit on Briere was a thing of beauty – a truly classy hit. He could have launched, like Schenn and Rinaldo normally do, and ENDED that little underachieving twerp’s career…instead he delivered a solid, clean hit. The only ones that thought that hit was something to get upset about are the Nancies living in the city of “brotherly love”….

      • ml3939 - Mar 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM

        Again mrs. thoughtwithdrawal, you address nothing and deflect. I stated Rinaldo has become very productive in his role. I did not compare his and Joe Vitale’s role or skill set. You indicated Rinaldo was out to hurt people. I mentioned Vitale and the hit because it was a hit that occurred in a point in the game that would not have affected the outcome and could only serve to injure Briere. Simple comprehension abilities should have allowed you to decipher this point. Instead your womanly instincts having you constantly employing a straw man argument. Flat out, you make idiotic statements that you cannot defend.

        I don’t want to hear generalizations about Philly fans. I do not represent them and they do not represent me. I want to hear where I lost my credibility “long ago” and how you can support a team that employs players that utilize and have utilized tactics you cannot STAND (just following your use of capitalization as this is something you must feel extremely passionate about).

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

        One more argument and that’s it – I can tell you are obnoxious (or young and stupid) enough to continue this sh*t all day – Rinaldo is very productive, says you – according to the rankings (i.e. the facts) he’s 251st in goals and 454th in points, on a team that desperately needs points. He’s tied for 8th in number of minor penalties, and some of his penalties are so freaking dumb…on a team that needs to stay out of the box to win. On a team that needs points badly. Good hockey sense, bro….you sure do know what you’re talking about! You see this as an essential piece of the team evidently, or an acceptable style of hockey – that’s ok with me, I don’t want them to win anyway. – Later Nancy!

    • lovinthatsomanyhateonnd - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:49 PM

      LMAO bias much? that little turd rinaldo was trying to injure anyone he could last night..and those hits were the dirtiest ive seen in a few years.. Torres got 25 games for a hit that wasnt as bad as the one where Rinaldo targeted the guys head.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM

        Did you just start watchin hockey ?

    • boltsfan777 - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      Get real. You know his only goal was to hurt Malone in the upper body severely, and that he thoroughly enjoyed doing it. You’re just looking for your Philly goon fans to jump in and back you up (in packs, like typical Philly fans), so maybe you’ll believe it yourself. If you spew enough BS it eventually becomes the truth.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        And you’re looking at it from the perspective of the TYPICAL Philly hater. “All Flyers all goons, just like their fans.” That’s so far from the truth and doesn’t reflect reality, in the least. People use that argument ALL the time because it’s easy. It requires no facts, ingenuity, or thought. Just spew that everything Philly is dirty and watch the masses pile on to “back you up”. Gimme a break.

  3. jaybertx - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    How the hell does Crombeen not stand up for Malone and drop the gloves with Rinaldo?! I know Rinaldo beat him silly the first time they met but isn’t it Crombeen’s role to fight, regardless of how bad he is at it?!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      I’ll tell ya how he did not want to go 0-2 against Zak !

    • georgejarkko - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      Crombeen is worthless. With Malone out expect to see Labrie play more – that dude will stand up for his teammates!

  4. DonkeyStick - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Rinaldo is a BEAST. Does that at least once a game

  5. kmacdc2 - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Rinaldo brings a lot to his team….he’s far from just a goon. He hits everything, is a clean hitter..brings a ton of energy and sticks up for his teammates. A player doesn’t have to put up big points to be effective and help his team win.

    • lovinthatsomanyhateonnd - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      clean is not what i would call it as an objective observer with no dog in the fight…guy was playing dirty all game..

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      “A player doesn’t have to put up big points to be effective and help his team win.”

      How’s that working out for you, by the way?

  6. lovinthatsomanyhateonnd - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    how he isnt getting a suspension is beyond me..after all the hits i watched last year that resulted in suspensions, this is far more deserving. I wonder though, why does he never pull that crap on the big boys like Lucic? nevermind, i know why…

  7. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    You obviously know nothing about Rinaldo. First off those hits were clean, and in case you didn’t notice, Malone is 6’4″ (same as Lucic) and Hedman is 6’6″. He’ll hit anyone, no matter who they are or the size disparity. He wouldn’t back down from Lucic. Rinaldo has goated opposing players into far more penalties than he’s taken and he

  8. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    You obviously know nothing about Rinaldo. First off those hits were clean, and in case you didn’t notice, Malone is 6’4″ (same as Lucic) and Hedman is 6’6″. He’ll hit anyone, no matter who they are or the size disparity. He wouldn’t back down from Lucic. Rinaldo has goated opposing players into far more penalties than he’s taken and he may just be the best fighter in the league, pound for pound. Last year he was a goon, this year he’s become an integral piece.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      Don’t know why it posted twice. Disregard the abbreviated comment above.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      An integral piece of a bad strategy – an integral piece of a last place team. At least Philly fans will still pay to see the “I’m not going to play the puck and I’ll hurt anyone who tries to” mentality in action. I think it’s disgusting. No offense to the rest of the team, or the rest of the fans, but Rinaldo is bad for hockey. And bad for Philly. Philly just has no clue that he is, and it’s sad.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        You’re looking at it purely from a Pens perspective. Look hockey fans love big hits, and there’s no one who delivers them as well as Rinaldo. It’s easy to look at the Flyers and say they’re a losing team because their players are more focused on hurting opponents instead of playing hockey, but that’s far from reality. You’re wrong that Rinaldo is bad for Philly and bad for hockey. He’s not Aaron Asham (a true goon that Pens fans had no problem with), he’s not Shawn Thornton, or any other plodding goon. The dude can skate, he can handle the puck, and, most importantly, he can play hockey. He just happens to bring an element that few can provide. Every team needs an enforcer, as a fan of a team with players who requires protection (Crosby), you should know this. And Rinaldo is an enforcer extraordinarie. But he’s not the same goon, out to hurt people, as he was last year. You’ve seen the evolution of Matt Cooke, from a dirty player to solid contributor, but you refuse to acknowledge the development of Zac Rinaldo. The way he hits and the way he fights provide energy to the team, just like they would for any team. He gets the crowd involved which can be a huge benefit for a home team. And most importantly he’s adept at getting under the skin of opposing players, which has allowed him to draw numerous penalties this season. More penalties than he has taken. I guarantee if Rinaldo was on the Pens you’d be singing his praises for his production, but because he’s a Flyer, a team you despise and call dirty to begin with, you see him as contributing to the problem. But you’re wrong.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        Do you feel that it is tasteful to make these comments right after his play hurt two players far superior to him (ones that actually play the puck)? If everyone played like Rinaldo, every game would end in a scoreless tie. They’d just be skating around trying to hit each other. I don’t get why that’s entertaining in your eyes.

  9. mclovinhockey - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    I think most people did not see the hits. He did not leave his feet, elbows were down, player was not facing away from Rinaldo, not in a dangerous position along the boards.

    Rinaldo is not the cleanest player in the league but he tries to put the puck in the net, he draws a lot of penalties and hits everything he can. Yesterday all the hits were 100% clean. Anyone who disagrees does not know the rules. At the start of the year refs were calling him for things he wasn’t doing. Now refs noticed he is not as dirty as he was and he changed his game. Now he draws calls like crazy. It’s not his fault people lose his cool around him. Alferdson should have gotten 6 games for the 2 cross checks to the head he gave Zac, Ryan Carter tried to hurt him with a knee a few games ago and should have gotten 5 min and a few games.

    The refs noticed he changed his game, flyers fans noticed he changed his game. Soon the league will notice and start suspending people for the cheap shots against him. Then the fans who only watch one team will notice.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      90% of his hits could be called a Charge. They just aren’t called. If he plays the puck, or “tries to put it in the net”, it’s accidental. I’ve seen him play, many, many times, and can’t stand the mentality. It’ll land that team in last place. Oh wait.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:43 PM

        Please hockeywithdrawal, Rinaldo gets away with NOTHING. If he crosses the line he gets called, every time. We all know you hate the Flyers and despise Rinaldo, but you’re wrong in this discussion.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Yeah it’s not getting me anywhere anyway. Very well. Again I look at it this way – if EVERYONE played like Rinaldo, would the sport be better, or worse? I understand that is a fecitious comment, I just hate watching players out there specifically to hit/hurt players who are actually out there to play hockey.

      • ml3939 - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

        Still waiting for your details regarding my credibility lost “long ago.” Feel free to admit you made an asinine statement you did not think someone would call you out on and I will be happy to let it go.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

        Feel free to keep sending messages – I’ve answered your question already – now please quit being a creeper. Scroll back through, you’ll see that I quite clearly answered your comment. However, I would also point out that taking a hockey argument to a place where you are now badgering someone else for details about a general comment made does not help your credibility, it portrays you as a creepy serial killer-type psychopath, which would explain why you are good with Rinaldo’s style of hockey. I have read a lot of your “insight” on here, it is always one-sided, half-educated BS which deserves no credibility. Never facts, just insults to other commentors. Anyway – it’s clear your ego has outlasted the subject matter of the coversation because Rinaldo wasn’t even mentioned in your last post – so I’d leave you with: we disagree, I find your arguments to be incredulous and ignorant, I find your tone to be egotistical and injustifiably arrogant – now move on, and stop waiting.

      • ml3939 - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        I will take that as you have zero evidence to support your baseless claim and you are indeed the idiot you are portraying through our nonsensical posts. I often cite statistics when available so you are just falling further in your hole of ignorance. Some might even think knowing the difference between drivel and dribble would be a greater measure of education. Ultimately you should know I was not “waiting,” as I would not wait for what does not exist. But do know you have answered nothing.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:48 PM


      • ml3939 - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        You have nothing and clearly love the attention. I am glad I served a purpose in your bane existence.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        Creeper. Look you came in to an existing argument half way through and made it about yourself. Who loves attention? Your credibility is hovering somewhere between infant and none. Now move on, dbag –

      • ml3939 - Mar 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

        I am pretty sure you made it about me when you questioned my credibility. I must be a real creeper as you keep responding but never truly address a statement you made and cannot back up. Avoid on.

      • mclovinhockey - Mar 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM

        Clearly you have not actually watched him play.

        did that look like an accident? if so thats one pretty accident.

        If you think he gets away with stuff check this call out. PLEASE, tell me where Rinaldo dived?

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM

        Yes – keep playing that top video – now understand that what I’m saying is if he used those talents more often than just hitting everything that moved, I’d understand why he’s in the NHL. I also saw Sestito make a hell of a goal this year. Great athletes……why make them be thugs.

  10. orangandblack - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Nothing but some Karma for Boucher bragging about Gudas being a “head hunter” (his words, not mine)

  11. gudasbeard1 - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    I would have liked to have seen Gudas drop the gloves or maybe just another massive hip check against Rinaldo. Crombeen is a chump. Gudas is the real deal.

  12. slammed81 - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Morons in here Tonite… Withdrawal doesn’t watch flyers games just highlights cause if he did rinaldos benefit is he has drawn at least two penalties a game in about 5-6 games so far cause the opponents can’t stand him… Don’t hate him for that, every single team has one… Some are better then other

  13. hockeygodgoboom - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Hahaha. Cooke is a clean player. I guess Vitale, Glass and Adams contribute so much more to a hockey team than Rinaldo beccause they play for the Pens. Every team has role players. Love em or hate em, every team needs em. Most of these guys aren’t what we would consider great players….which is exactly why they adapted their games to these types of roles.

  14. lsxphotog - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    The Rinaldo hit on Malone was not a legal and clean hit. Initial point of the hit was direct contact to the head.

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