I must say I enjoyed that. Bourgue is very tough but rarely fights, he stood up like a man and pounded Hendricks. He served his 5 game suspension then served Hendricks with a smorgosboard of right hands. The announcer is an idiot, talks like Bourque is the second coming of John Scott, more or less making excuses for Hendricks getting beat up. Bourque has all of a 3 pound weight advantage on Hendricks.
I give credit to Bourque for admitting that he gave a cheap shot to Backstrom. So often guys say "I'm sorry for what happened out there" or some BS spin. Bourque said "I'm sorry for what I did." Took full responsibility. I still would have liked to see him get whupped, but Hendricks is, well....Hendricks. Where's John Erskine?
Bourque 7 career NHL fights. Hendricks 2011-12 season 8 fights. In the old days, they used to say things like "if you are going to play like that (take the body, put hits on people, play slightly dirty etc), you better back it up". Some sins were forgiven if a guy was willing to fight. I didn't see the hit, but I think Bourque backed it up.
This was a classic payback fight...Yep he coulda peeled the lid and it looked like he reached up to do it but saw Matt didnt so he went at it.....Hope I got the right name there boys?? I wouldnt want to get your Panties in a knot