Thursday, April 21, 2011
Mike Richards elbows Patrick Kaleta in Game 4
A really bad call by Officials in tonite's Flyer's game. Kaleta is a known goon and was running at Richards...you be the judge.
Here is what fellow Flyers had to say:
Versteeg:I think (Richards) was just protecting himself becse you never know what Patrick Kaleta is capable of," Kris Versteeg(notes) said. "He is a dangerous player out there when it comes down to it. You never know if he's going to run you from behind or if he's going to hit you without the puck. Richie was just protecting himself, it's unfortunate that he had to go to the box for that long."
"It look like he (Richards) was getting run," Peter Laviolette said. "He's got his arm up. I don't think that's the intention of the five-minute (call). It was difficult to see. I think he just got his arm up and there was a collision along the boards. But I didn't see any intent in there."