From: Gonzalez, John

To: Fox, Ashley; Parent, Bernie

Subject: Sound and fury

Game 3 was absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, the Flyers had to win it twice. The first time, Simon Gagne's shot nearly crossed the goal line. Everyone in the building thought it was in, including the guy who hits the horn sound effect.

So everyone stopped - except Jeff Carter, who pounded home the rebound.

Gagne's shot had to be reviewed, and the goal was disallowed. Here's the question: Did the horn hurt the Flyers there? If it hadn't gone off, play would have continued, and Carter's goal might have counted. Would you get rid of the horn or is it no big deal?

From: Parent, Bernie

To: Fox, Ashley; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Sound and fury

As a player, as soon as you hear the horn go off you believe a goal has been scored.

I'm not sure if the red light and the horn are connected, but I believe neither should be activated until the referee points to the goal scored.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Fox, Ashley; Parent, Bernie

Subject: Sound and fury

From what I understand, the red light is controlled by NHL officials up in the box, while the horn is activated by a team/Wachovia Center employee. They ought to put the horn on a two- or three-second delay to avoid the issue in the future.

Bernie, were there any similar sound effects or noises when you played?

From: Parent, Bernie

To: Fox, Ashley; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Sound and fury

Back when I played, they had a goal judge sitting behind the net who would activate the lights. There was no horn. I'm glad about that. It would have scared the [expletive] out of me.

From: Fox, Ashley

To: Gonzalez, John; Parent, Bernie

Subject: Sound and fury

How much do you want to bet Major League Baseball wishes it had instant replay as an option like the NHL does. Instant replay saved the integrity of the Stanley Cup Finals, and the lack of instant replay cost an average pitcher the immortality that comes with pitching a perfect game - all in the same night.

Bud Selig should be ashamed of himself, but, of course, we know he isn't.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Fox, Ashley; Parent, Bernie

Subject: Sound and fury

Bernie, loved the line about you being scared. Made me laugh out loud - or LOL, as you like to say.

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