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#1 Jersey Wing

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

I've never seen a fight (and it's a gooood one) end quite like this but respect is a good thing even after you'd just punched a guy in the head numerous times....

 

http://deadspin.com/...-hug-1542958515


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

That was awesome (the fight itself and the sportsmanship after).


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:59 PM

Meh.

 

Guys like Dave Brown or Bob Probert would never get that theatrical after a fight.  I realize it's a job and some of these guys are close friends, but this is making the whole thing look like a joke.  


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

Meh.

 

Guys like Dave Brown or Bob Probert would never get that theatrical after a fight.  I realize it's a job and some of these guys are close friends, but this is making the whole thing look like a joke.  

 

I agree with you!


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:20 AM

Meh.

 

Guys like Dave Brown or Bob Probert would never get that theatrical after a fight.  I realize it's a job and some of these guys are close friends, but this is making the whole thing look like a joke.  

 

The whole thing is a joke.  It just takes some people longer to get it than others. 


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:24 AM

 

The whole thing is a joke.  It just takes some people longer to get it than others. 

 

No, fighting has a place in hockey.  These kind of fights are sometimes fun, but meaningless if guys are hugging it out like that afterwards.  Fights due to bad blood or jumping in for fallen teammates are more fun and more meaningful.  


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:58 AM

Loved it great scrap also the curren heavyweight champion (McGrattan) very often is giving his opponents a tab on the head and saying stuff like good fight. Always reminds me of celebrity deathmatch "good fight good night"


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:46 AM

High fives and hugging aside, a lot of UFC fighters couldn't take that many bare fisted blows and stay on their feet. There were easily 10 hard connections per side that I thought were going to put the other guy down. 

 

Whatever on the display at the end, what a fight. 


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:35 AM

The hug at the end isn't that impressive. They're practically hugging it out the entire fight. Well, at least between the flurry of blows.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:14 AM

it was a good fight but that type of ending is not uncommon.  fighters have a crazy type of respect for each other.

 

i've seen this clip posted all over the place like it's never happened before.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

I'VE FORGOTTEN WHAT I STARTED FIGHTING FOR


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:02 PM

Honestly aside from the few exceptions most fights are just to get some energy for the teams.
In the NHL you see fighters pat the other guy on the back or see his lips mouth something supportive.
They're putting personal safety aside for their teams, and know its dangerous.
Those two were literally exchanging solid punches to the face for how long?
It's awesome they were happy for eachother, who cares they acknowledged the good scrap after.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

its time to sail this ship into the shore....because yes Bob Probert has done something similar. Not a high five and a hug, but in one of his and McSorley's long drawn out fights, there was a mutual pat on the head after the linesman finally got in between the two...so, yes it has happened before...


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:39 PM

I found it on YouTube, but cannot figure my phone out to cut and paste. They also bump heads at the end of it as well to acknowledge each other. Man I miss scraps like that.

 

 

 

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http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0gRdCZ9_LQM


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

its time to sail this ship into the shore....because yes Bob Probert has done something similar. Not a high five and a hug, but in one of his and McSorley's long drawn out fights, there was a mutual pat on the head after the linesman finally got in between the two...so, yes it has happened before...

 

Of course it has, but I think it's more prevalent nowadays, especially with the staged fights.  

 

Like I said, they're still fun to watch but I could do without the hugging and kissing.  


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:54 PM

This fight was for the fans. You know, the people supporting the team. I heard cheers. I saw sportsmanship and class. Best of all, I saw a great fight.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:09 PM

 

No, fighting has a place in hockey.  These kind of fights are sometimes fun, but meaningless if guys are hugging it out like that afterwards.  Fights due to bad blood or jumping in for fallen teammates are more fun and more meaningful.  

You think a fight due to bad blood is "more fun"?? Can you elaborate on how going after a guy while your teammate and possible friend is lying on the ice unconscious is "more fun" than one where you are fighting with mutual respect and pumping up your team and crowd?

 

"meaningless" because they got their teams and crowd into the game, then showed some respect for the guy who spent his career sticking up for his teammates and is retiring after this season?? Is that how you define the word "meaningless"? I think the word you're looking for is "meaningful". This was more meaningful than most hockey fights I've seen.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

You think a fight due to bad blood is "more fun"?? Can you elaborate on how going after a guy while your teammate and possible friend is lying on the ice unconscious is "more fun" than one where you are fighting with mutual respect and pumping up your team and crowd?

 

"meaningless" because they got their teams and crowd into the game, then showed some respect for the guy who spent his career sticking up for his teammates and is retiring after this season?? Is that how you define the word "meaningless"? I think the word you're looking for is "meaningful". This was more meaningful than most hockey fights I've seen.

 

Well, that's your opinion.  I've already stated mine.  


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:45 PM

One day it's gonna come out that the entire 3/26/97 game was staged. Like the moon landing.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:51 PM

It's the LNAH...it's how those crazy bastards roll up there in Quebec.   The league has a city with an open air asbestos mine (Thetford Mines) where they used to spread asbestos instead of rock salt when it snowed.   If Andre "Poodle" Lussier were a real  person, he would have gone up there to play after the unfortunate Denny Pratt tragedy.







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