Kreis had not yet seen the replay (but had heard a lot about it) when he made this statement:
"I would like to see the players take some accountability within themselves," he said. "I know it's done over in England where the players union will have sanctions and look very, very harshly among themselves, because they've got to treat each other with the proper amount of respect and the proper amount of professionalism."
"If it was anything like everybody is saying it was, I hope there are strong, strong sanctions, and not only from the league, but I'd like to see the players union consider sanctioning themselves as well," said Kreis.
Interesting idea for another, independent authority (the players union) to also provide help in addressing the problem of reckless, physical play in the league.