Originally Posted by battleship25
Some fair points Darius, this "incident" has been discussed much more than any of the other incidents that you mentioned. Since it had come up recently again, I finally decided to get the vcr fixed and review it. I knew I had it, so soon enough ...all will see it. In my opening post I mentioned "is that it?" I'm not making a big deal about it, whether you wanna call it an incident or not , makes no difference to me. However when you do see it you'll see that it is not like the Marty Mac incidents of shadow boxing , or other Fotiu happenings where they spar forever.....THE ONLY REASON THEY DIDN'T FIGHT WAS BECAUSE PROBERT DIDN'T FIGHT...had Fotiu been like Clark or Brown (who wouldn't have asked for an invitation) Probie would've been in trouble . His gloves and stick at his side ...defenseless really. Fotiu was ready to throw down no question about it. He didn't skip a beat..his gloves were off in record time. He reached out to grab Probie and Probie just glided backwards and Fotiu got the penalty. I won't comment on the "incident" where Fotiu challenged Probie in the AHL ( BIGJACK) . But I will tell you as a Probert fan I was furious ..I wanted him to shut the old bastid up . Same with the Carlson incident ...sooo close and yet sooo far. Whatever you call it , it gets the blood pressure up .
On another quick note...I had taped HL of the DET-TOR gm 7 88 and was surprised to see a fairly dirty high stick /hit by JK on Clark near the Tor bench..Clark didn't even look at JK. That was the series where JK shadowed Clark ... Clark was very quiet in that series. Cousins /friends or not.
Probert had such a great series in that one ( beat Gordie Howe
's record for points in a playoff) Probie was everywhere , playing great , hammering anything in blue...ahhh the good old days.
The 7 game series was in '87, Clark missed the entire '88 series due to injury. Going strictly on stats, Clark finished the 7 game series with 4 goals, 2 assists, and 19 penalty minutes. 17 of his 19 penalty minutes came against his old buddy Lee Norwood
The story around Toronto at the time was Clark broke a bone in his hand in the fight vs John Kordic
, which occured with 2 weeks left in the regular season. Clark's father gave him a bit of heat right before game 6, stating at playoff time the team comes ahead of his friendship with Kocur. The general consensus was Clark seemed a bit subdued during the series, but looking at the numbers, it's not as if the guy was a complete no show.
I noticed in game 6 that Kocur and Kotsopoulos went off for 5 each. Battleship do you remember that fight, I have absolutely no recall of that one. I remember Kocur vs Gill, I remember Probert vs Iafrate, and Gallant vs Vaive. If you do remember that one, can you give some details.