01
Apr
09

lopsided fight, or uneven fight?

Milan Lucic and Josef Melichar dropped the gloves at the 19:48 mark of the second period last night and the fight was quick and dominated by Lucic. My question is, was this a lopsided fight, or an uneven fight? I guess you could say both too.

My problem is with Milan Lucic and I believe this was an uneven fight.

Melichar is a big boy (I am not questioning that) but he has 27 penalty minutes and he resides from Europe. We all know, there are not any true heavy weights in the NHL from Europe (closest is Raitis Ivanans). Lucic could have squared off with a few other Lightning players (Artyukhin or Malone). And those players are not even great examples, Artykhin is European (we already covered that) and Malone is not an enforcer, he is tough as nails (I have been in the gym with him) but not an enforcer.

Lucic has 10 fighting majors this year and two of them against legit tough guys.

Eric Boulton – Probably a draw.

Chris Neil – Another draw.

Lucic has not fought anyone in the top 5 in penalty minutes this season. If you look back further, Lucic has 15 fight majors in two previous years of work and had only a few real tough guys as opponents. I would love to see Lucic scrap with either Flyer Daniel Carcillo or Riley Cote. Maybe even a fight this weekend with Colton Orr. Now, I am not saying the kid can’t fight or isn’t tough, but he needs to drop the gloves with a true tough guy..


5 Responses to “lopsided fight, or uneven fight?”


  1. 1 thekiiid
    April 1, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    Melichar was asking for it….and he got it…

  2. 2 Kessler
    April 2, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Lucic wasn’t looking for a fight. Melichar elbowed him in the face and Lucic responded. The guy isn’t on the ice to be a fighter, he hits hard to create space for the elite scorers and gets a good chunk of points on his own. He can’t do much of anything if he’s sitting in the penalty box.

  3. 3 freshness19
    April 2, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Lucic clearly got elbowed in the face and responded. In the video it doesn’t look like Melichar wants to fight and Lucic drops the gloves and starts punching anyway, which I think should be the biggest issue here. However, if you’re going to elbow a guy like Lucic in the face you should accept the repercussions.

  4. 4 thekiiid
    April 2, 2009 at 9:54 PM

    Melichar dropped his gloves first….do Lucic that means dinner is served…Melichar dropped his gloves and stared at Lucic…Lucic just popped him, he didn’t want to be punched first…

  5. 5 clarkdub
    April 3, 2009 at 8:13 AM

    I am not debating this fight as much as his previous ones where he fights non-fighters. Lucic has 114 penalty minutes this season, clearly he is not only willing to drop the gloves, but likes to. Start dropping the gloves with the real tough guys in the NHL!


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