Flyers-Canadiens SandGate and the Top Unfair Home Field Advantages

May 24th, 2010 by Tim Wood Leave a reply »
You would think if you're going to create a controversy, you'd make it severe enough to swing the score your way. That's what Montreal Canadiens fans are saying about allegations that they put sand on the Philadelphia Flyers' dressing room floor before Philly's 3-0 win to put the Eastern Conference final all but out of reach for Montreal. Sand is a no-no for skate blades. It dulls the blade quickly. NBC first reported a sand-like substance just outside the Flyers' locker room. Then word came that players were having to lose ice time to fix skates. Defenseman Kimmo Timonen left the ice twice and captain Mike Richards left the ice three times for skate sharpening. It's one of those allegations that can't be proved, but home teams have been known to go to extremes to garner any extra advantage in their quest for victory. Begin Slideshow


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