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.
With 11 fights coming across the pages at hockeyfights.com week 17 is in the books. A busy weekend followed by a painfully slow business week means we stay on the average pace for the year.
In this installment we have the battle of the middleweights, another King gets knocked down, and the league is called to task.
Show me the tilts.
Two of the toughest guys in the league. Hendricks gets busted wide open right away.
Another week and another King getting buckled at the knees from a fight.
Ryan Lomberg goes out of his weight class in an attempt to stick up for a teammate within that weight class. He gets absolutely demolished by the much bigger Johnston.
Win Johnston and TKO.
Again, still unsure about how good this Johnston kid actually is.
Classic Fight of the Week:
Feb 16, 2008 3pd 19:51
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
The league in general
— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) February 5, 2018
Hockey is a different animal than any of the other pro leagues. Just this past weekend we watched the New England Patriots lose their top guy in the league to what was a completely legal hit.
So it’s not against the rules? How does that help the Pats get through losing their best WR? In hockey, that would have been a simple fight that needed to happen. This week, we watch Burrows absolutely take out the best Devil on the ice, in Taylor Hall. Not one player tried to stop Burrows. He got his suspension. But at the end of the day, fighting is the way you stop goomba tactics like what Burrows did. As the league tries to kill fighting. The teams become complacent with the changes and we see an uptick in these maulings. Sad.
“That’s where the game has changed. There’s no way that would have happened 15 years ago, cause somebody would have chased Burrows out of there”
– Ray Ferraro pic.twitter.com/dSBgcL9Rbs
— hockeyfights (@hockeyfights) February 7, 2018
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
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.