A display of fists and temper that earned
a game misconduct while playing for the Phantoms drew a reprimand from Flyers general manager
who advised him to "count to 10" before losing his cool.
Downie, who received a 20-game suspension from the NHL for a check he threw against Ottawa's
in a preseason game Sept. 25, got into a fight Friday night midway through the first period with
of the Toronto Marlies, a duel that apparently was instigated by Newbury after Downie checked him.
After the linesmen went in to break up the fight, Downie "continued to try to get after the guy," according to Holmgren, "so they kicked him out." Holmgren also said Downie punched the plexiglass in the penalty box, drawing a misconduct and game misconduct.
Holmgren, who attended the game, said he met with Downie afterward. By all indications, it wasn't a pleasant meeting.
"He's sort of a marked man, rightly or wrongly," Holmgren said. "He's just got to, in situations like that, take a number, count to 10, bite your lip, do something like that."