I'm kinda addicted to NHL hockey fights on youtube. Watching hockey fight over and over again just gives more energy. When you see it during the game or on the television (even during replay) - the fight is usually very brief. However on youtube one can make a search, compile series, rewind, etc.
You can even go deep into history - see for example - Canada vs Russia 1987 World Junior Hockey Fight. Both teams were disqualified from the tournament as a result of the fight.
Many teams have their own "bad guy" - a good fighter one whose roles is to defend his teammates. NHL officials usually wait and watch until one of the fighters goes to the ice and then separate fighters to prevent injury. Most famous recent - The March 5, 2004 brawl between the Flyers and the Senators (2 Flyers players were injured during this game prior to the brawl):
- flyers vs. senators brawl part 1 Initial fight - Brashear vs. Ray. And then - Radivojevic vs. Van Allen, and Esche vs. Lalime.
- flyers vs. senators brawl part 2 Continuation - Somik vs. Neil, Timander vs. Chara, Handzus vs. Fisher.
- flyers vs. senators brawl part 3 Final fights - Redden vs. LeClair, Recchi vs. Smolinski, Sharp vs. Spezza.
Here is George Laraque in seasons 05-06:
Some of "bad guys" have to fight frequently to stay in the lineup because this is the only thing they know well. However there are also good players who fight often.
Friday, April 27, 2007 3:56 PM