Posts Tagged ‘hockey fight

19
Oct
09

2 More Reasons To Love The Show

So I was cruising youtube today and found 2 more reasons to love the show, and any excuse to put up a good scrap on the Loge is reason enough for me.

First, Troy Brouwer taking on Jarome Iginla last week in the Hawks/Flames rematch. What’s so great about this fight? Chicago was down 5-0 and came roaring back to win in OT. Iginla had enough, and as great captains do he stood up for his team and fought Brouwer at center ice. Well played by both guys…dropped the buckets and went at it.

The second fight, Radek Smolenak from Chicago taking on Brad May of Detroit. A great scrap early in the first to get this rivalry heated up early in the season. A nod to both players in this one, May for fighting Smolenak who is trying to make a name for himself, and Smolenak realizing it’s time fire up the troops and hopefully find a permanent home away from Rockford, IL. I love the dialog they show at the end of this clip…

19
Oct
09

A Nasty Slash and A Great Fight

A few items before I hit the sheets tonight.

First, the AHL’s Portland Pirates Joe DiPenta earned a 1-game suspension for this slash which ignited a fight between Jeff Cowan and Kip Brennan. Funny enough he was only assessed a 2-minute slashing minor for this swing in the last week’s Portland Pirates/Springfield Falcons game. I know of few of the Maine guys and let me tell you, DiPenta must be from New England, because he swings like a guy from Lewiston, I’m surprised he didn’t have mace on him to protect himself after this incident.

Also, last week George Parros was nice enough to give rookie John Scott an attempt to drop the buckets in the show. Parros got rocked, yes, but it was pretty cool of him to give Scott a chance at a fight. If watch these guys pair up at the face off it was clear this fight was staged and Parros gave Scott the go. Good time to fight for Scott as Minnesota was down 3-0 at this point. This fight sparked the Wild bench and Minnesota came back to win 4-3 in OT.

Scott Hartnell’s hair is way out of control, I love it:

Scott Hartnell

Finally, the helpless Canadiens can’t win a game even with 7 guys on the ice!

With Carey Price on the bench and Montreal head coach sending out an extra attacker to try and notch the equalizer, defenseman Hal Gill’s penalty ended during the final minute and he remained on the ice, not realizing he was the seventh skater for the Canadiens

7-man advantage

Thanks to Puck Daddy for the links

21
Apr
09

Bruins Down Canadiens, Control Series 3-0; Challenge To American Fans

Thanks to boston.com for the image

Thanks to boston.com for the image

Let me see if I can get this straight, Canadiens’ fans. You are getting mauled by the Bruins in this series, so in order to show support for your team you boo the American National Anthem? (You can hear it at the end of this clip) Furthermore, you chant, “Go Habs Go” as the American National Anthem is being sung? Really? (Thanks to hubhockey.com for the link) You’re that classless and lost you resort to that? In my opinion that is absolutely pathetic. Not to mention this is not the first time this incident has taken place, you even had a public service announcement to curb it! Talk trash about the Bruins or any opposing team all you want, but to disrespect the Anthem is plain ridiculous. As I said before, I was never into the Bruins/Habs rivalry because I’m from Chicago, but actions like that are why you’re hated. I was looking forward to a long series with good hockey, but forget that. I cannot wait until it’s over so your 100th anniversary season ends and I can actually see some good hockey with fans that are passionate about their team. The sad part is that it’s not all of Canada that is like this, it seems as though this activity is isolated in Montreal. Why don’t you take a page from Calgary’s book in how to show support for your team? For those of you who don’t know, the “C of Red” is the Flame’s fans attempt to get behind their team, and it’s intense. Every fan is encouraged to wear a Flames jersey to the games, and after watching the Hawks/Flames game on Versus tonight, it looks awesome (especially picture 2). As a Blackhawk fan, I know the UC can get insane, but it was cool to see how the Calgary fans do it.

 Tonight was just what I needed after a rough day. The B’s played the Habs at 7 and then the Hawks/Flames game was on at 10. If you’re looking for a series to follow in this quarterfinal round, I can tell you right now the best round may be the Calgary Flames/Chicago Blackhawks series. When you have Todd Bertuzzi telling Mike Keenan to calm down, you know you’re in the middle of an intense series. Game 3 offered a lot for fans at every level of the game. As you may or may not know, the B’s put the Canadiens down 3-0 in the series after a 4-2 win tonight. Although the Bruins were outplayed at points during the game, they stay disciplined and weathered the storms. Any Boston fan would be happy with the composure the Bruins played with tonight. Short 3 key players, Hunwick, Lucic, and Ference, the Bruins were able to put the Canadiens in a hole (<— Stanley Cup of Chowder has a good breakdown) that seems impossible to get out of.

Alright, so this is what I wanted to get to since the begining of the Bruin’s game. Here is my challenge to all American fans when a Canadian team is in your building. While this can hopefully pour into next season, right now I am challenging Chicago fans (unfortunately there will be a game 5), St.Louis fans, and Boston fans (if there is a game 5 on Saturday), and every other American city that will host a Canadian team. When the Canadian National Anthem is sung, cheer as loud as you can, sing along, and make as much noise as possible in the most respectful way possible. Does this sound soft and I don’t like competition? Nope, I love hockey and the NHL because of how much passion the fans have, and how classy the players are. Therefore, lets continue to keep the NHL the benchmark of conduct for all professional sports.

In closing, I hope to see Montreal back in Boston on Saturday so we can give the Canadien’s fans a clinic on sportsmanship.

05
Apr
09

Fight/Hit of the week 4/6

Lets start the week of with a great hit by Keith Ballard, followed by Crosby trying to even the score. Obviously Crosby went after Ballard because of the hit on Malkin, but it was a clean hit…what’s up with that Crosby?

29
Mar
09

Great CHL Fight

Great fight from the CHL….

You could probably assume this is a scene re-enacted a few times in South Boston tonight…

See you Monday.

27
Mar
09

Florida’s Horton Legitimizes Fighting in the NHL

A quick note before I meet up with commissionerdangle for some lunch. This was a fight from last night, and the prime example why fighting is necessary in hockey. It holds people accountable for their actions. After Maxim Afinogenov scored an empty-netter to seal the 5-3 victory for Buffalo, Florida’s Horton cheap shots Afinogenov. It’s to bad Ballard had to stick up for Horton and fight tough guy Rivet, but it happens. It goes to show that attempts to injure star players will not be tolerated in the NHL. There are immediate consequences, and issues are dealt with on the ice. I’m sure some suspensions and/or fines will stem from this battle. Horton better be buying steak dinners for Ballard for the rest of the season considering Ballard had to deal with the judge, jury, and executioner otherwise known as Craig Rivet. Rivet, one of the most stand-up captains in the league, loves the rought stuff and I would not like to meet him in a dark alley…Buffalo is one team that has some bruisers that are not afraid to stick up for their teammates….proven in 2007’s line brawl with Ottawa.

Heads up for a great piece on Hartnell from The Freshness around 2pm today.

27
Mar
09

Brad Staubitz throttling Jordin Tootoo

I know this video does not have sound, but it’s the HQ version and the videos with audio were grainy. Either way Jordin Tootoo of Nashville really took a beating last Thursday night, compliments of Brad Staubitz. Probably one of the best fights last week, a prequel to the series starting next week: Fight of the Week, Hit of the Week, Goal of the Week, and Save of the Week. Continue reading ‘Brad Staubitz throttling Jordin Tootoo’




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