Originally Posted by battleship25
Great thread Spider' :
Perrault- D.Maloney - although I didn't see it ...it was the epitome of this thread. Originally called a huge win for Gil, but many say it was close...regardless it was a war and the young Perrault...not a fighter shocked the hockey world. !!
Yeah, this is one that has always remained shrouded in a bit of mystery. I've often wondered if it really went down the way it was originally communicated or if that big Perrault win was more a figment of the imagination of Charley Barton, who was the beat writer for the Sabres and for whom they used to give out an award in his honor. They may still give out the Charley Barton award, but I'm not sure.
I don't know, I just find it difficult to believe that after this big win over Maloney that Gil Perreault never had another fight throughout his entire career. If anything, this, and his superstar status, would have made him a huge target for the influx of enforcers that were soon to enter the league.
Maloney went on to have a great career as a fighter and soon became virtually the undisputed champ of the NHL for a few years. Perreault spent the rest of his career as a pacifist with his gloves glued on. Something about this whole story has just never added up to me.
Of course, I wasn't there, so anythings possible.