Ghost of Rivalries Past
First off: huge thanks to John and Jamie for helping cover the trade deadline yesterday. The post, albeit quiet, had a lot of eyes on it throughout the day. Great job by them.
I’m not talking about anything in the stands (I’ll assume that’s still happening), and Bob Probert and Stu Grimson weren’t in attendance that I know of. This was a fight involving the modern day Detroit Red Wings against what some still consider a rival team in Chicago.
No matter when it happened, I wasn’t expecting names like Brett Lebda and Mikael Holmqvist to be involved, but I don’t think Wings fans are picky about such things. For the rest of us, it’s just good to hear Mickey Redmond’s still out there.
Another divisional game between the Flyers and Islanders saw the gloves drop a couple of times. It was a wild one with the Flyers tying it up after being down 5-2, only to lose in overtime. The crowd, a low 11k, was still pretty loud. Perhaps the Smyth deal will let fans know the organization is looking to win, and win now.
The Phoenix at Edmonton game wasn’t a soft affair with a few scraps in there. Edmonton was getting frustrated at not being able to put one past CuJo on Mark Messier night and the Yotes were showing Coach Gretzky there’s some heart in that team.
Last night’s fights:
Todd Fedoruk vs Chris Simon Feb 27, 2007
Darren Reid vs Arron Asham Feb 27, 2007
Brett Lebda vs Mikael Holmqvist Feb 27, 2007
Jason Chimera vs Jeff Finger Feb 27, 2007
Josh Gratton vs Zack Stortini Feb 27, 2007
Nick Boynton vs Jason Smith Feb 27, 2007
Nick Boynton vs Jean-Francois Jacques Feb 27, 2007