You’ve probably seen the KHL (Russia) hockey fight from a couple weeks ago. In Soviet Russia, hockey fights you! The English saw this and didn’t want to be left out. After all, you can’t spell hooliganism without Millwall or West Ham. Here’s a full-on hockey brawl from the English hockey league. We didn’t know they had one either.
Panthers vs. Steelers? That sounds like an overrated Thursday Night Football game. If anyone sees a player with an XXXL jersey missing punches, let us know so we can dub him Sir Delhomme.
Now that’s how you supposed to fight! From now on, that’s how you fight! That goes for everyone except Alex Burrows.
The line brawl between the Canucks and Blackhawks on Sunday night had a little bit of everything. Cheap shots, straight lefts, body slams and hair pulling. The Canucks’ Alex Burrows decided he didn’t want any of what the Hawks’ Duncan Keith was giving so he decided to man up, grab Keith’s hair and hold on for dear life. Witness his shame as well as some quality brawlin’.
Keith said, “My little sister never even pulled my hair when I was a kid. It’s kind of comical when you have a grown man trying to pull your hair on the ice.” No. This is comical on the ice. Freedom hater.
Forward Adam Burish was offended that someone would mess with Keith’s haircut. Especially a nice haircut like Duncan has. “I think that’s stupid the way he was pulling [Keith's] hair. Especially a nice haircut like Duncan has.”
Good on Ben Eager for keeping hockey fighting respectable and teaching the kids that there’s a right way to beat that ass. He worked Kevin Bieksa’s ass like a rented mule. Burrows should be ashamed. Hair pulling just embarrasses us all.
You cool if we take it back to 1998 when Jon B and Brian McKnight were keepin’ it real? Thought so.
Dale DeGray has no time for this one on one business. He’ll take all y’all at once. Check this video from 1998 which shows him taking on a whole team at once.
Where’s the sound? Shouldn’t there be some period-specific music on there like Everybody (Backsteet’s Back) or I Want You Back? Oh my god, we’re back again! Am I sexual?? There should be a DeGray tribute on Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply from the same year. If you check, don’t bother telling us whether it’s true or not. We don’t care.
You have to feel bad for caribous with cataracts. They can’t smoke weed to counter act the effects of the condition. Have you ever tried to roll a blunt with hooves? Caribous against cataracts sounds like a great charity event but throw hockey into the mix and there’s bound to be some trouble.
The RCMP are investigating a senior hockey league fight in Canada between the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts and the Clarenville Caribous. The fight started at the end of the game and witnesses reported that several Cataracts players threw their sticks into the crowd.
It’s not clear what the police and league expected from players with cataracts. Boom.
Don’t cross a man who’s willing to rock those threads like the ones pictured above. It’s obvious that he doesn’t give a damn.
If there’s one thing you want to avoid in hockey besides being slashed with a skate, it’s being the object of Don Cherry’s ire. The long time CBC analyst holds nothing back and will wreck a man like no one’s business. Who’s the poor sucker to get caught in Cherry’s crosshairs this time? The Minnesota Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck or as Cherry likes to call him, Buttercup.
Buttercup has offended Cherry’s sensibilities by fighting while wearing a visor last Friday. Clutterbuck got into a scrap with the Maple Leaf’s Ian White and didn’t bother to take off his helmet once things popped off.
The official rule is that anyone who wears a visor while fighting will be penalized but the Pioneer Press notes that the rule seems to have gone by the wayside as more and more “instigators” leave them on.
Cherry, a vocal proponent of old-school grit and protocol, hates it and ripped Clutterbuck for his fight last week with Toronto’s Ian White, which started with both players wearing helmets.
The CBC analyst and former coach also referenced an earlier fight with Phoenix’s Keith Yandle, which also drew the ire of Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky. In that fight, Clutterbuck unsnapped his helmet as if to take it off, but when Yandle made no similar move, it stayed on.
You can’t blame a player for leaving his helmet on if the other player doesn’t take his off as well. There is something to be said for leaving your helmet on when the other player removes his. There is no honor in winning that fight as Clutterbuck discovered. Don Cherry: Checking people’s honor at the door.