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Ray Emery Likes to Punch

Thanks the high heavens for YouTube, so I can post this clip from last night's Senators-Sabres matchup/rumble. Just remember, Ray Emery is a big boxing fan, so it wasn't too wise for Martin Biron to challenge him.


Steeltown Mike said...

Of course, some of you know that I think that kind of stuff is disgusting and ridiculous. But someone else hit it on the head that no one ever turned the channel during a hockey fight.

That said, who didn't Peters annhialate?

It was kind of amusing watching the TV guy standing in the middle between Ruff and ... Murray is it? Heatley came over to watch for a little bit.

To Emery's credit, it didn't really look like he wanted to really be involved, just felt obligated. He took of his mask with a bit of a smile, like, " we go." Got a couple of licks in, then put Biron down and just tried to keep him there like, "Ok, cool down. It's over."

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

Intrepid analysis from Steeltown Mike

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

I'm sorry, I like fighting in hockey.

I don't like clutching and grabbing, but fighting I'm cool with.

Everyone wants to jump on their high horse and say "oh it's disgusting and has no place in sports blah blah"... but umm... sorry, it's entertaining as hell!!! And I guarantee you that it brings in the casual fan that the NHL covets so much.

I mean, it's hockey. They've been fighting since the sport began. If they wanna throw down, let 'em. They're highly paid pros.

Like that game last night, high scoring, highly entertaining overtime game. PLUS we got the added bonus of a huge-ass, good ol' fashioned hockey brawl. It's all good!!

AJ said...

if the NFL allowed those types of brawls, I'd bet you a jelly donut we would never see Porter's "Boot", Reggie Bush's "Point", or Ray Lewis' "Get Rid of the Knife" dance.

Overall, the character of the NHL's players is much more respectable than any of the other professional sports.

Steeltown Mike said...

Didn't mean for it to come across as "high horse", Lou. I just don't get fired up for them, even if the Penguins would be involved. "High horse" would entail disdain for those who do enjoy it. I just personally don't get it.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Sorry, I didn't mean to come off sounding condescending towards you Mike. My apologies.

And I agree with aj, the nature of the NHL with fighting and checking ensures that we don't see the excessive celebrations of the NFL. The players police themselves at times.