Not exactly Haley's comet but he did do enough and land a few to get the win.
Kudos to Philips for sticking up for his teammate.
Funny how he gets the instigator ( well deserved). But some how Adam McQuaid and all the bruins seem to usually avoid them. Think about how many times a Bruin comes to the aide of his teammate and there are never any repercussions in the way of supplemental..........anyway just saying..........
Chris Phillips, who averages one fight every five years, took on Haley for the hard hit on O'Brien. It was a dumb move and Phillips didn't win the fight. Bickel was trying to agitate Gryba into fighting so the Sens would be two defensemen down.
I don't really see how Phillips standing up for a teammate in this fashion will deter someone like Haley -- as not only does he lay out the Senator on the hit, Haley wins the fight and takes out one of the Senators best d men for 19 minutes. If you are going to stand-up for a teammate, win the fight!
With the fight result not in question, I was anxious to see what the posters had to say about the original hit by Haley. Of course by doing so I knew I would be subjected to droning one note song of Custombreaks and Boldbilly as they weakly try to inject some Bruins bashing into every single post they make. Man, talk about a tired act.
Yikes !! Haley is a buzzsaw, one dimensional player who has had more fights just getting to the rink than Phillips had in his career. I like Phillips (and love his restaurant in Ottawa - best pizza ever) but geeeez that smelled a tad.
That a boy Haley, I'm glad to see him back up in the NHL, very tough kid and he knows how to throw them. Great to start it off. He looks like the fighter for the Rangers now... where has Arron Asham been?