Solid week for the NHL. The league has been dealing with "blows to the head" for a while now, except the issue gets 3 seconds of airtime on ESPN compared to the commentary the NFL got. Seriously, ESPN destroys any possible story. Was it not for Hannah Storm and her knee-high boots, I'd flip that channel quickly enough. Yes, Hannah Storm is underrated — you know she'd be wild in the rack.
Anyway, here are the best fights of the week from the NHL. They include some non-fisticuff men like Sam Gagner vs. Olli Jokinen and more. Special thanks to HockeyFights.com for keeping me abreast. They update daily, so make sure you're keeping up to date over there.
1. Sam Gagner vs. Olli Jokinen
This is a decent bout for two guys who rarely go at it. Gagner came to fruition playing with Pat Kane in the OHL for the London Knights. Kid is tiny but a monster. This video is a must watch of his goal in junior:
2. Zenon Konopka vs. Travis Moen
Heavyweight match-up. Konopka was talking shit to every member of the Canadiens before the game. He was more than ready to bash some heads. Thoughts on winner? I think the blow he deals at 22 seconds in is a game-changing punch.
3. Jay Harrison vs. Paul Bissonnette
You might remember Bissonnette as the creator of clothing line "Sauce Hockey." Dude served as captain of the Saginaw Spirit in the OHL (by this point, you should consider adding junior hockey to whatever satellite package you have, it's a celebration of packing gaggers and dangling). I love how he taunts the crowd at about 40 seconds in, just looking for some fat drunk bastard to start talking back to. This is what hockey is all about — oh, and slaying chicks in every state, that too.
4. Matt Corrente vs. Ryane Clowe
Decent bout. I picked up Ryane Clowe in my fantasy league just to pad my penalty-minute stats. The guy always gets shit down, and is pretty classy all-around about fighting (never punches someone when on the ground). Corrente puts up pretty well at the start in this one.
5. B.J. Crombeen vs. Craig Adams
You grow up with the name BJ, you either take the beating like a p*ssy or start learning to crush knuckles. BJ interestingly was drafted in the second round in 2003. Did it work out? Not so much. The length of this fight is impressive though.