Chris Kreider KO’s Brandon Manning

November 25, 2016, by


Here’s Chris Kreider KOing Brandon Manning in the first period. What a left.

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  1. Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

    C’mon Dave. That could not have actually happened right? I keep hearing we are the softest team in the league and no one is capable of responding when the team is challenged.

    But nice job photo shopping in an old Nick Fotiu fight. 🙂

    • Fotiu is God says:

      Well played, Amish Eddie…

      • Swarty says:

        He lives. Thought perhaps I would need to seek you via my contacts in witness protection…

    • Bobby B says:

      Eddie, I believe your comment was directed at me? I do believe the team has a very strong finesse style to it, a reflection of their coach. I and many others feel you need one or two sandpaper type players on the roster too, for days like today. Kudos to Kreider, I wish we would see more of this mean streak from him. I always said if this guy puts it all together we have the second coming of Cam Neely/Rick Tocchet. Heck give me a young Jerome Iginla or a Gary Roberts. Kreider can be that type of player, 30-40 goals, 200 + penalty minutes, a banger, a player others feel uncomfortable playing against. He is on the cusp of being an elite power forward, all the tools are there!!

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        Not specifically directed at you my friend, just having a little tongue in cheek fun with some who think as you do.

        I have no doubt the team can respond when needed. We just don’t need to waste a roster spot to do it.

        And again, I ask you, who on the Pens and Hawks have the “sandpaper” you seek? You win in today’s game with high level skill and speed.

        As for Kreider, from your lips to the hockey gods ears. It gets exasperating waiting for this kid to finally put it all together consistently. Might be a make or break year for him. We shall see.

    • Jerry says:

      Yeah Eddie, I also need to speak up here, your sarcasm isn’t missed. We are the softest team in the league, and I second Bobby’s feelings that we could use some sandpaper. It’s about time Krieder actually showed some toughness, albeit, that left Krieder threw was a glancing blow. Manning went down more because he was off balance. Still I am not complaining that this very SOFT team finally stood up for itself. Hell I even saw McD actually knock a Flyer on his butt after the Flyer was crowding Hank. Physicality isn’t just dropping the gloves. It’s hitting and hitting still has a place in Bettman’s NHL despite what he’s trying to turn this league into.
      Bobby, you’re 100% on the money.

      • Bobby B says:

        Spot on.

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        Obviously, physicality is importamt. But the Hawks, Pens, Caps and Bolts are hardly known as teams that hit. Their succes is mostly about speed and skill.

        I’m just saying that in my view, some of you are looking at this throigh a very skewed prism to a style of play that’s rapidly being phased out, for better or for worse.

  2. Richter1994 says:

    Guess Manning wasn’t hurt to badly on the Pirri “illegal” hit.

  3. Mikeyyy says:

    Puempel nickel baby. Well done mr gm.

    • Peter says:

      Good for the kid finishing on a lovely pass by Vesey. Maybe it will give him some confidence right off the bat. Must be some reasons he was a first rounder.

  4. amy says:

    this is what you call a bounce back game see you Sunday have a nice day

  5. Peter says:

    Konecry got an instigator and negated the power play the Flyers could have had, plus a game misconduct. This is the reality of today’s NHL and why those who talk about needing an enforcer to ‘stand up for his team mates’ are living in the past. Kreider’s fight illustrates the only kind of fight you’ll see that coaches won’t pull their hair out over. He did land a good one 😄

    • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

      Exactly Peter. Konecry may very well have cost his team a chance at a 5 minute power play that could have resulted in one or more goals. Might very well have changed the outcome of the game. In a tight playoff race, maybe the difference between making or not making the playoffs.

      I’ll take the style of play that Chi and Pit plays any day over some throw back style that puts your players in the box, which in this day and age doesn’t cut it in today’s game.

  6. wwpd says:

    On seeing the replay, looks like this is a flattering camera angle and no real punches landed. Probably breaks his hand on the visor otherwise.

  7. 4thLiner says:

    This was FAR from a KO. Punch didn’t land & Manning was not unconscious. Some people take this homer shit too far

  8. Jerry says:

    Hey, people. PLEASE look at the fight in slow mo…….. Krieder’s left was nothing more than a glancing blow. And as 4th liner stated, FAR from a KO punch. Still I’m not complaining, I was glad to see Krieder stick up for himself.