It’s not like Deryk Engelland is some puny winger who can’t fight in the NHL. The guy has 300 PIM in his NHL career. But, you still have to give the guy credit for having the balls to drop the gloves Wednesday night with Buffalo’s John Scott, otherwise known as the NHL’s road grader.
The guy is 6’8″ and weighs in at 270. There are very few guys in the league who’ll test him.
Some observers rank Scott undefeated in his 22 NHL fights, a number they say would be higher if opponents didn’t fear him.
“I’ve had some good fights,” Scott said. “Luckily, they’ve all gone my way so far. I don’t want to jinx myself and say anything.”
He didn’t lose last night.