February 2, 2011, - 10:18 pm

VIDEO: Who Needs Boxing? I Love a Good . . .

By Debbie Schlussel

. . . Pro Hockey Fight!  They ruined hockey when they took fights off the NHL ice.  This one is from tonight’s game between the New York Islanders’ Rick DiPietro and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Brent Johnson. But it’s too short. It ended before it really started. More, Please! My NHL is, “He Shoots, He Scores . . . He Fights!”  Plus, what’s weird is that these guys are the goalies.  They’re  usually not the ones in fights, as goalies are different and usually the geeks on the team.


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14 Responses

Ha! Love it!
But there’s a precedent. Remember the old Wings-Avs rivalry? One game, named “Fight Night At the Joe”, Mike Vernon got into it with Patrick Roy:

Or for some real fun, try this one:
Goofy Cartoon – Hockey Homicide (1945)

Michelle on February 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Why is Debbie the BEST on the net? Because of her intellect, insight into Islam, fearless commentary, and fun articles with vids like this one!!! Thanks Deb!!

PDMac60 on February 2, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I remember hockey without the helmets and a lot less padding.
…good times…
…good times

theShadow on February 2, 2011 at 11:59 pm

That gave me goosebumps! 🙂

sharon on February 3, 2011 at 12:47 am

That’s a fight? You can see a better one on any school yard in America!

Miranda Rose Smith on February 3, 2011 at 2:01 am

What is most unusual here is that BOTH the referees (orange arm bands) get involved to break up the goalies fight. The linesmen usually break up fights and the referees never touch the players. Goalies are automatically given a game misconduct and are ejected from the game if they leave the crease to fight.

Bonzer Wolf on February 3, 2011 at 3:45 am

What a true teammate as well. 16 seconds left and sitting on a shutout, he left the crease to stick up for his fellow player. He does not get credit for the shutout (Johnson’s last shutout was in 2006)but gains huge amounts of admiration from the fans and more importantly the locker room. That is hockey.

Bryan86 on February 3, 2011 at 9:05 am

I once went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.

Tanstaafl on February 3, 2011 at 9:24 am

Ugh. Hate hockey, hate the fights.

Didn’t know they were not allowed anymore. Always thought it funny that in Hockey, players could fight but not in other sports.

I’m glad they don’t fight in tennis (but I love a good verbal argy-bargy in sports!)

Skunky on February 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

Great little scrap and it goes with the un-written code that only goalies go at each other.DiPietro’s shot on the other player deserved some retailiation for sure.And Debbie you must have LOVED the “Bruise Brother’s” era with Probert and Kocur!

Chiefscotty24 on February 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

I love hockey alot, as a Rangers fan, I remember back in the 1993-1994 playoff season, Mark Messier promised a win against the Devils in game 6 of that series, and wouldn’t you know, the Rangers won that game and the series and moved onto winning the Stanley Cup.

Very seldomly do you see goalkeepers fighting in hockey these days, if something like that happens, the goalies will be penalized 5-minutes for fighting, but one of their teammates will go into the penatly box and serve the 5-minutes for the goaltender.

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Sean R. on February 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

You have to admire the one punch knock out. I have rented the hockey fights videos from local shops. The lesser leagues really get rowdy nowadays. Love that stuff. The Plymouth Whalers are excellent and economical to go to live. You won’t be disappointed buying a rink side ticket for those kids. 15 yrs old to 18 I believe. They’ve got a history of producing NHL talent. Google it up.

samurai on February 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

Here you go. A great start to a great game.


Gino on February 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm

The punch of MMA heavy hitter, Rampage Jackson, was measured at 1800 PSI. On skates you would be lucky to get a third of that. Nobody is going to get hematoma from a fight. Maybe when you skate into an elbow. That could do it.

Vlad the Muslim Impaler on February 6, 2011 at 5:11 am

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