A non fight for a late hit. Just protecting your Captain. The idea here is to evaluate a fight, not whether you like the players/team. Would imagine most of the people making these stupid comments would lose to their own shadow. But like it or not, this is playoff hockey 2012 style or a remake of "Slap Shot".
The hit wasn't the slightest bit late. Half second after the pass out at most. Don't look at the slow motion shot for the time. Look at the real time. There is a reason why players typically don't spend a lot of time finessing passes behind themselves along the side boards and there is another reason why they don't typically casually turn around into god-knows-what after doing so. Maybe Sedin forgot this was the NHL for a moment. The wrestling match afterwards was a draw.
Good playoff hit....a tick to late in my mind. That said I hate everything the Canucks do.......they let Sedin get blown up and their response send a guy to on Brown for a piggy back ride.....lame gutless team.
It seems like some of the brightest people come to this site to comment. Yes it was a clean hit, but if Brown is as tough as you guys say he is then why would he not fight Bieksa or Burrows? I don't like it when a player has to answer for a clean hit, but when the player he hit is the other team's captain he should answer. Says a lot about Brown as a captain if he let's Kopitar fight his battles for him.
As for the fight, this was as much as a fight as Crosby and Giroux's fight.
Burrows was the only one trying to do anything so he gets the win. I'm not a Canucks fan but I don't blame Vancouver for trying to burn their city down with the one-sided officiating against them since last years playoffs.
Speaking of officiating, this has been the worst playoffs or whole season for that matter that I have ever seen. The players have no idea what they can or can't do. Certain teams are clearly favored and there is no consistancy in disciplinary actions whatsoever. I hate to say it but the NHL has lowered itself to the NBA level.
Only reason Brown didnt get suspended on that play is because henrik can take a hit better than anyone and comes right back into the game.
That being said, Burrows gets the win in this fight. Lands the only punches on Kopi who bear hugs him until Burrows knocks him down.
Dirty hit regardless of whether he was punished for it or not. Brown's jersey just doesnt say "Torres" on the back and has the 'C' so he gets away with it.