Well that was predictable. I picked up 17 minutes in penalties from my fantasy pool, so I appreciate that Chris. But come on, three strikes in my mind. First it's a clean hit, second a super fighter against a non fighter, and thirdly a fresh Stewart comes off the bench to attack a guy that has been on the ice forever. Like big friggin deal, that is exactly what we don't need in hockey. I love fighting, but is that what we reallly want to see. Attack a guy for a knee on knee, hit from behind, boarding or whatever, but lets at least allow some tough hard hitting hockey. You get suspensions for head shots, some accidental, but it is OK to ambush a guy who doesn't have a hope in hell of defending himself and punch him in the head 20 times. Give me a break. Sorry to vent, this one pissed me off even though I have the instigator in both my hockey pools.
Another clean hit/instigator retaliation situation. Kudos for the ref to make the correct call unlike the Kelly/Schenn incident from Bruins/Flyers the other day. A perfect example of the preferential treatment the Bruins get. As for the fight, a dominating pounding by Stewart.
Anytime a player challenges someone for a good hard clean hit the instigator/misconduct should be automatic regardless of whether the gloves are dropped simultaneously or not.
Chris Stewart must have felt that Brad Stuart's elbow was too close to Pietrangelo's head. I can understand him being a little upset because the Blues have had three players (Perron, Steen and McDonald) all miss significant portions of the season due to concussions. In the fight itself, Chris Stewart pummelled Brad Stuart for a decisive win.
Bullsh*t fight for a clean hit ... I would have kept punching after going down too.
Shouldn't have to defend yourself because of a clean hit. Hell it wasn't even that big of a hit .... not like he was in the trolley tracks!