I like this Koci kid...he works hard, and besides, what was wrong with the good hard, clean hit he put on Lehtinen? Barch would have been wise to just let it go because he got tagged with three good lefts and lost this fight. Koci represents the enforcer role with honor and integrity...that was class he displayed when he stopped throwing bombs once the jersey was up over Barch's head. Barch had nothing to jaw about at the end of the fight becasue he easily could have gotten a broken jaw and then some!!
They have some words behind the play, then drop their gloves at center ice and begin to square off. They grab on, and Barch starts off with a weak right, then Barch's sweater comes over his head, and Koci unloads with about 5 or 6 solid lefts. The limesmen immediately come in, and separate the two combatants.
Like it or not the hit was clean, if Barch wants to stick his nose in there then that's his business. Koci by NO means is a dirty player. He plays a hard game of Hockey and never looks for the fight. I watched him play many games here in WB and he has plenty of honor. I guarantee u his players love him and the fans in Chicago will soon be Koci fanatics. If u ever have a chance to meet this man......do so! he is a about down to earth and a nicer guy u will never meet!!!