It must be tough for hockey fans who have to play 3rd wheel to Favre’s penis and the MLB playoffs when the NHL regular season starts. Luckily the NHL knows how to get some attention. Start a ruckus on and off the ice.
Let’s start with some in-game action. Hockey Fights brings us the first knockout of the season. Check the Edmonton Oilers’ Steven McIntyre knock out Raitis Ivanans of the Calgary Flames.
“You don’t want to see this”? Oh yes we do. Don’t front as though fans don’t love hockey fights. No one’s waiting for the combatants to love each other like Ricky Bobby and Jean Gerrard.
People don’t want to see incidents like the one four days ago when Atlanta Trashers’ goalie Ondrej Pavelec suddenly collapsed on the ice. Fortunately he was released from the hospital yesterday with a clean bill of health besides a concussion caused when his head hit the ice. They claim he merely fainted. There seems to be a bit of that happening in the sports world the past couple weeks.
Not to be outdone, Mike Ribeiro of the Dallas Stars was arrested along with his wife and another couple for public intoxication after a restaurant altercation. The group got into it with an off-duty Plano police officer but only one was charged with assault in addition to the other charge. One can only assume they were fighting over a bloomin’ onion platter.
Ribeiro is playing the incident down but the team is still investigating. Click here for police documents regarding Ribeirogate.
Less than a week in and already the NHL is in midseason form. Bravo. Your move, NBA. Allen Iverson to Turkey isn’t going to cut it. Turkey? Turkey? Man, we talkin’ bout Turkey.
H/T to Hockey Fights.