Friday Fights: If Only for a Week

Hello out there, I’m on the air, it’s Hockey Fights today. This is a weekly feature where we will take a look back at the best tilts of the week that was, a fond look back at the fights that were, and a strong finger wag at the worst fight of the week.

Week 14 of the weekly recap of all the fights from across the league has a special theme involved in it. The weekly total this week is a whopping 19 fights bringing our year-to-date total up to a far more respectable 174 fights. Two nights with six fights each will for that for you. Thought the quality of the fights according to our ratings could improve, we’re not complaining one bit.

In this installment that one night in Dallas and the linesmen just keep finding a way to screw it up.

Show me the tilts.

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No. 3:

Nicolas Deslauriers vs Tom Wilson

Wilson is a pit bull of a fighter and chalks up his tenth fight of the year. He sees his guy get creamed here, and immediately jumps to the defense of him. Deslauriers, to his credit stood toe to toe with a guy who is well versed in hockeyfights.

No. 2:

Connor Brickley vs Brett Ritchie

In what was an absolutely crazy game that started off with a big mistake of “being in the wrong place at the wrong time“. It then turned into a blow out on the scoreboard, and a punch-fest on the ice. Six total fights from one fight. Hasn’t been done since the clock turned over from the 2000’s into the 2010’s. A bunch of fights like this one with not your usual suspects. Partly because the league fighting minutes leader, Michael Haley was tossed from the game pretty early on.

No. 1:

Florida versus Dallas


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Honestly, what can’t you say about a game in which there is six fights? It’s just pure magic. We had some fun, the players were absolutely having some fun (look at Stephen John’s face after his bout). We had a lot of fun with the fights over on our social media that night and always try to.

Classic Fight of the Week:

Cody Bass vs Derek Dorsett

January 26th, 2016

On this day in history, two years ago. Dorsett and Bass had a “who can punch the fastest and the most” competition. Who do you think was the winner?

Finger Wag of the Week:

This is where we normally feature the one fight that probably deserved two minutes for occurring, rather than a major. Or a player that needs to be put on blast

Linesmen (Again)

I come again to you now and wonder, is “linesmen ruin everything a good slogan for hockey fights. As if the reffing in the NHL wasn’t a disaster enough. the linesmen on a nightly basis go out and try and get the refs to hold their beer. In this fight we have a couple of guys going at it off the draw that fall. Usually the end of a fight that has gone on for a while. But both Kassian and Lomberg were up and ready to go still. Suddenly the zebras come in and Kassian ends up getting a misconduct because he punches one of them. Well, yea… that is what happens when you step into the middle of an on-going fight. Man the NHL has some serious problems to address.

If you want to see all the fights from the week, and indeed the season, you have only to visit us over at HockeyFights.com

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So that’s the fights that were the fights. What say you citizens of the Nation? Did you like my picks? Did I miss a fight you thought was better or worse? Do you have a suggestion for the classic fight you want to see next week? Hit me up on twitter @TheNationDan or send it in the comments below.

Square up and protect your head.

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