I think in the old days when a lot of teams had multiple guys that could fight that someone would have intercepted Stortini or found him later and beat him up. At first, I thought that the clean hit then fight sequence was getting more buzz than it was worth. Now I think that there are too many fights after clean hits. Its better than it was a few years ago when there were no fights after cheap shots, however. You get rid of this when somebody finds Stortini later and really beat him up. Then he may think twice about going after a guy that made a clean hit. There is just not the same level of guys that fights like back in the day when Vancouver had Geno Odjick and Donald Brashear at the same time.
stortini w. as soon as brown sees him coming he imidatley gos for a leg hump. this ain't gonna win manny fights even against the former huggy bear champ himself.
*agreed no fight was waranted over that hit. i wanted to see o'brien try stortini in this game but it didn't happen*
*and about the worst fighter in the league statement,brown is the worste ...see his indian leg wrestle match from last week*
Draw. Not really a fight. Probably shouldn't have been a fight, as the hit looked pretty clean. Then again, I wasn't on the ice, so I don't know if there were any other factors inciting Storini's rage.
Not really applicable for this particular fight, but after watching Brown numerous times, he reminds me of the kid whose fists are moving a mile a minute while a bigger guy holds him at bay with an extended arm to the forehead. He expends a whole lot of energy, but doesn't really accomplish much.
As far as Stortini is concerned, while it's always admirable to stick up for a teammate, it was rather unnecessary in this case. The hit was clean, not that serious, and Grebeshkov was fine.
Did Brown throw any punches? Stortini got in some body shots, and then they gave each other holiday hugs.... awful fight, edge to Stortini for at least throwing some punches and pushing the kid around.