Boogey's my guy, but gotta give this one to Belak. He scored the solid shots here.
Hey Messier guy, how is it that Boogaard is the cheap one here, when **** like Tootoo run the goalie, then will only square up with non-fighters coming to the rescue. Last week, he runs Harding behind the next, throws a punch at the never -scrapping Kim Johnnson, then tears off Hardings helmet. That's not cheap? Then he runs him again in this game. Boogie continues to get f#$ed by ref's bacause of all the candy asses that won't go alone with him. A lot of toughness showed when it's 2 or 3 guys going after him as a unit, but none will go solo.
What is also worth noting is that Boogaard to a total cheap shot at Nick Boynton. Nick had his arms pinned by a linesmand and Derk popped him in the face. Bush league nonsense.
On previous Panther teams, that would have been the end of it, but huge props to Wade for reminding the team that he would not stand for it. I tend to see fighting in a much broader view than the simple scrap itself. Just as with Chess, it has its moment and reason. Wade Belak should not be scratched again this season (as he was the game before) -- nice to see him pound the bigger and less talented Boogard
This is textbook stuff, how to beat Boogaard and not get your head removed. Smartest fight I've seen in ages. You can't stand toe to toe with "The Boogeyman", cause he'll KILL YOU. Belak shows he is not only tuff but smart too. Great fight !!!