Other Penalties: Bickel received an instigator and misconduct; Sestito a boarding major and game misconduct.
Not sure what Tostito's thinking. If he's trying to make the club this year, he's doing a terrible job of it. First he picks a fight with a non fighter in Lupul. Then hammers Deveaux from behind. This guy is done! Shanny won't let this tool play another game in the NHL. Deveaux will take care of business with him down in the AHL soon enough. Can't wait to see that one. LOL Go Deveaux!
Welcome to the "NEW" NHL. Let's put short skirts and frilly lacy things on these players as Bettman & Shanahan want it to resemble the Ice Capades more than hockey. Ooooh, don't touch me or I may get a run in my stockings. MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE!
No fight to call here just one guy jumping another from behind .Just like the dirty hit!
what a surprise, sean avery takes a cheap shot when someone is defenseless what a piece of garbage
Can you say "suspension"? These goons simply don't care....
Not really a fight... Sestitio is a gutless coward. he should find another occupation. Hockey needs tough guys (wolves) to protect the great players( sheep). Guys like Sestitio, Shelly, Armstrong, Cooke, Talbot, Avery...these guys are garbage.
i didnt see bickell and sestito fighting...i go with draw
Flyers are gonna have a good time with the league this year with this guy!! lol
Sestito wins...Bickel is a cheap shot artist and pulled a Pearl Harbor and still lost/
What fight ? Pickel jumped him and when Sestito got up Pickel ran away . Avery should learn how to spell AHL , he will be there soon . Flyers win , Rangers suck , and lets go PHILLIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and New York sucks .
avery still throws a sucker from behind the ref while the players is down....just wow.....shelley out, but sestito and avery on the ice at the same time.?!?!? bushleague defined.
Non-fight. Deveaux was defenseless because he made himself defenseless. This stupid rule is making it so everyone ignores everyone and turns into the boards to buy time to look around. This will slow the game down as much as clutch and grab. Keep slamming 'em until everyone is suspended.
Sestito got tossed like a little flyers bitch that he is....he fills carcillo's shoes nicely
Not too bright on Sestito's part, the hit from behind, in light of what Shelley did last week. As per Sean Avery, Simmonds called him out several minutes later but Avery turtled at the challenge. In the process Simmonds took a roughing minor. Last night they were talking about how Avery may not even make the Rangers roster for the beginning of the season. One can only wish.
wow, just wow. totally agree with portland pirate on let the boys play but really sestito? enjoy your career in the minors
Sesito gets at least 10 games for this incident. Avery looking ever so cheap during the scrum and ridiculous comments about Simmonds afterwards.
Boy Shanahan has aged like ten years the past two weeks, eh? Sestito wasn't gonna be around regular season anyways, just send him back to the A and let him pile up the minutes down there. Poor Shanny, it was a lot more fun to be on camera when it was movies, wasn't it?
I wish Walker killed Avery.
Sestito managed a hit so dirty, his team fired him. He was put on waivers the next day. On a dirty scale of 1-10, a hit has to be at least a 9 before the FLYERS will fire you for it.
tpr1960: you better hope that the Girlies don't meet up with the Yanks in the series...they will be crushed again!
Flyer goons fallin one by one to suspensions for the usual pre season shenanigans. Stu dominates this and sticks up for his mates. Well deserved instigator. Rangers getting clobbered up to this point so it came at a good time.
Not to be outdone by his competitor, Jody Shelley, Sestito tries a suspendable hit from behind of his own and pays the price. I was ribbing Deveaux for wearing a visor a couple of days ago but that thing probably saved him from serious injury as he went face first into the glass here. By the way, it has been a long time since I saw so many players in a scrum with their jerseys torn off. Harkins back to the line brawls of the 80's...
they should have let bickel beat on sestito for that bitch hit that is a intentional baording and should have been suspended for the hit and taking off his jersy. bickel was very much in the right to go after sestito.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE PUT A SABRE PLAYERS FACE THROUGH THE BOARDS FOR MY AMUSEMENT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!
Travis Bickel got in there pretty quick and got some payback on "Sport" Sestito. Sestito was moving at a fair clip prior to the hit. Sestito had plenty of time to pull up on that hit. Deveaux did well to just get up after that hit. Avery vs the Tape Worm of Death would be a good fight. Walker vs Avery would be better, however. It's funny that Avery was on the right side of something like this. It would have been ironic if he got his clock cleaned come to the aid of a teammate that got a cheap shot. Come in Travis!
Bickel was completely justified in the fight that was a crap hit
Bickel was on the side of the angels in this fight. I'm a Flyers fan, and I love a good hockey fight, but the hit by Sestito was dirty. I think it's time Shanahan suspends Sestito. He's not getting the message that the era of dirty hits in hockey has passed.That said, C'mon, Flyers! Fight! Win!
I'm both a flyers fan and a supporter of the "let the boys play" philosophy. But that hit was bullsh*t and as dirty as they come. Put him and Matt Cooke in a boat with no oars and set them out to sea.
win Flic my Bic
Not much of a fight there but at least he went right after the Big Ragu...dumb play with the league watching this like hawks and his mate Shelley getting the gate for 10 already...had an hour and a half to think about it on his way in from the blue line and still did it...
Win for Bickel mainly because the Sestito cheap shot started everything and Bickel did not hesitate to step up. Watched the game on the NHL channel late night (using the Philly feed) and the jawing from Avery (who I dislike) was priceless.
I'm all for fighting in hockey and hitting is one of my favourite aspects of the game, but are there really people out there like this drop_the_gloves idiot who like to see vicious hits from behind that could end players careers or worse?
Nice bit of enforcing by Bickel, Tom's time in the nhl could be short lived which is a shame beacause i like the way he throws them. Shanahan is going to be a busy boy this season.
Good work Sestito, full on charge into the back of the only person on the ice bigger than you. Then get pummeled by Bickel. You were garbage in the minors and your garbage in the NHL. But hey look at the 2 brightsides that came out of this. You managed to hit someone instead of just running your dumb ass into the boards and hurting your shoulder (yes, he did that a number of times in the minors) and on the other plus side Philly loves goons and cheap shots artists so out doing Shelley with a cheapshot may actually land you a job. @tpr1960 - Bickel ran away point above he got jumped on by 4 players. Then squeezed out and went back at Sestito. Watch the video before you comment. @Dropthegloves really? wake up, it's one thing if a player sees someone coming and turns his back to try and get someone to slow down; it's another thing to see that a player has his back turn and defenseless and then run him face first into the boards.
Avery was also wrapped up with Simmonds. The two had been exchanging words long before Sestito's cheap shot.