Is this the worst fight in hockey history? pic.twitter.com/chXFIgUjb5
— Dan (@AtIantaDan) October 18, 2017
I’m not a hockey guy by any stretch of the imagination, but I think that is a legitimate question. This has to be one of the worst/dumbest fights we’ve ever seen on the NHL ice, right?
The two players are Luke Schenn and Antoine Roussel of the Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars, respectively, who clearly aren’t in regular season mode yet when it comes to fighting. If you were counting along, there were a grand total of zero punches thrown there. Also, it was 90 seconds into the game, which if you’re going to fight that early, you have to make it respectable.
Make sure you watch all the way until the end where you see the players bang their sticks in support like it was some sort of bloodbath. I’d say more of a wrestling match.
Is hockey going the NBA route and trying to save their bodies early on in the year? That’s the only explanation. Come spring we’ll start to get the good stuff.