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Monday, October 27, 2008

Downie vs. Conboy incident makes the Philly papers

There's some primarily Flyers-oriented coverage in the news today that contains a mention of the Downie/Conboy possible biting incident on Saturday.

In the article "Flyers are incensed over smoke bomb indicident during game against Devils", there is the following:

Have a bite?

The AHL should be looking into a suspension for Albany River Rats captain Tim Conboy, who was assessed a fighting major, instigation and unsportsmanlike minors, a game misconduct for instigating and a game misconduct for "persisting in a fight," following a high-sticking incident and fight with Steve Downie during the Phantoms' 3-0 win Saturday afternoon.

"I've never heard of [persisting] in a fight before," said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. "The report I got was that [Conboy] bit Downie on the hand. He had blood and teeth marks on his hand."

From where I sit, if that actually was a bite, Conboy needs to sit out some games. I hope it was clear and easy to tell, after an examination of Downie's hand, if there is any merit to the "bite" theory, so the issue can be dealt with properly and promptly.

Oh, and regarding the primary topic of that Flyers article, I hope that the Flyers are able to figure out which imbeciles threw the smoke bomb. Those brainless wastes of space need to be prosecuted.

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