Beagle smeagle... apples and apeholes... Just like the other mentioned fight the capital invited it and got what he asked for. Outsized by weight and height AA accepted the challenge as always showed he is as tough as everyone thought and did well against a cro-magnon.
Asham has always been and always will be, a tough dude. But the more I watch Erskine the more I believe he is the toughest guy in the league, bar none. That includes Pronger, Chara, Tootoo, any of them. If Erskine and anybody go into a dark alley...Erskine is coming out.
Very close fight; at first it seemed like a clear win for Erskine, but after watching it four times, its pretty clear most of his punches missed; in the end, Erskine landed 3 solid shots to Asham's 2...so slight edge to the big fella.
Of course the Pens fans are going to cry about Asham being smaller than Erskine. I notice they didn't say anything when Asham took on Beagle who had never fought before. Well done, Erskine. Even though you say it wasn't sticking up for your player we all know that's exactly what it was and that's one major reason to love hockey.