Talk about turning down a fight MICAH?? Look a Mitchell turtle to Boogie in this same clip. It also happened numerous times during the game. Boogie loged his most ice time in a game this year. They met around the net more than a couple times and no gloves dropped. Im sure Jaffray really needs to hear you rationalize how he got dominated.
Kevin Bieksa- 6'0" 205
Willie Mitchell- 6'3" 210
Both smaller than Burns, so I guess when he handles them later in the season you can use the same lame retoric. Your going to have to deal with the fact that some people have a smaller reach than others, doesn't always determine the outcome.
Very manly on the part of the 6'5 220lb Burns to repeatedly turn down a fight with Mitchell or Bieksa and to then take on the 6'1 205lb Jaffray. He gets the win while using his large reach advantage and hiding behind a visor.
I'm not impressed. To quote Jaffray:
"To tell you the truth, the fight was a matter of me knowing who I was against and how important it would be to take him off for five minutes. I knew I only had a couple more shifts left. I think the coach will appreciate that when I can take out a guy like Burns who is out there in important situations."
RESPONSE: Hey WILDGUY12, Boogaard is the worst player on your team. Why would a top 4 Dmen like Mitchell or Bieksa want to fight him ever, let alone with 10 minutes left in the 3rd while holding onto a 1 goal lead? Maybe you're stupid, but they aren't. Hordichuk fought him last time the teams played and I'm sure if it had been the Canucks down by a goal, he would have again (though Boogaard would, of course, be on the bench in that situation because he sucks at hockey). Burns could have fought a player of equal importance, but he instead choose to be a tough guy by beating up a weaker opponent.
Both started with visors(I think) so its fair I guess even though Jaffray lost his early. Yea, Burns could have taken off his he's not a fighter either. I give Burns the duke even though he did not have a visor to hit.