2 minutes for holding the chin strap. Boo.
terrible fight. A Behn Wilson: ir-regardless? really?
the instigator rule is the worst rule in hockey, period. can't believe some people on this site advocating the use of it here. draw in a lame fight.
:::yawn::: boring fight.....DRAW. Holding the chin strap of your opponent:WEAK! It wasn't so much Methot's "elbow" that drew Strachen's ire I think. I believe it was the leg to leg hit on Oshie who is coming back from a leg injury
I'm not sure what the fuss was about the hit, it was clean! If your gonna jump a guy for making a legal check, at least beat him! DRAW
garbage homer announcers....Methot threw a dirty hit on Oshie and Strachan did the right thing by stepping up. Sadly he didnt get tuned like he should of for the knee!!!
2 to Strachan for delay. Ok hit by Methot...totallly stupid non-fight!
not much going on here.
Let's just say this one isn't gonna get anyone out of their comfy seats...
Strachan had every right to go after Methot for the hit, which was not clean, watch his knee come out. Too bad he didn't give him a nice beatdown for it. The Blue Jackets announcers suck, a lot.
how come strachan didnt get instigator penalty???he decided to fight methot after regular hit.that was just stupid.and looked pathetic.methot didnt wanna fight and held on hstrachan's helmet strap..draw and gave it 3
they does a decent job in this lame tilt but not much landed really and they werent very active because couldnt get a loose hand. DRAW!! Stratchan threw better shots so i understand possible slight edge Stratchan but more a draw to me.
not a clean hit people-leading with the elbow-don't need Oshie hurt again by cheap shots-was not really a fight
How can there be no instigator on these clean hits. I hate that crap when these guys got to defend themselves for playing hockey.
No offence intended, and I hate having to agree with anything those painful Blue Jacket ''announcers'' have to say...but the hit seemed clean, and more importantly... ...IMO...the instigator rule is the bane of hockey's existence, and one of the main reasons why the sport's growth has been perpetually stunted south of the border... irregardless of whether it's application was justified in this case, or not.
another lame bout from this game. Draw
There might have been a case for two minutes for Methot for elbowing and two minutes for Strachan for instigator but the fight was a wash. Why didn't Methot pull Strachan down toward the end?--he had the leverage.
Methot taps him out with the earhole-armbar.
Columbus play by play guys need to learn a few things about the game of hockey...clearly a knee on knee, which is what started the fight...guess they're still neww with the game of hockey up there
Holding the chin strap, what in the world, not very manly. Methot wants no part of a fight. Oshie just returned from injury, Strachan doesn't like the hit, even if it was clean. Maybe he should have been called for Instigator, but I don't think it is just the NHL today. Dave Semenko jumped people for looking at Gretky wrong, and more recently Scott Parker protected Forsberg and Sakic after return from injuries. First time I have seen the first two posts of a fight defending Instigator rule, I was surprised.
hit was not brutal,but was knee to knee so i don't blame strachan. strachan should have gotten extra 2. he gets win
what a dirty hit he got what was coming to him!! easy win strachen
3 pathetic fights...can we please get squared up and fight - No winners in any of the 3...bitch jabs do not equal fighting - Man up boys!
doesnt seem like their the same size. crappy fight nonetheless. draw
Rugby scrum, not a fight. Draw.
douche Mathot grabbing Strachan's helmet strap. skeet move, skeet.. need moar Cam
Clean hit = fight = Bullshiiitt
Clean hit?!?!?!? Are you BLIND? Methot threw an elbow to the head.
He has the name...but hes far from Mike..........draw
What a peculiar turn of events: Methot delivers some kind of shoulder/elbow combination hit, grazing the other guy's shoulder. Strachan goes after Methot for a clean hit that barely even connected. Methot starts convulsing in the groin region about half way through. And then Methot grabs Strachan's ear strap and just death-grips onto it as if it were the only thing keeping him from falling over the edge of a cliff.... Odd.
Today's NHL... Clean hit in a close game ..... You get jumped. Lame....
I guess with all these clean hits it is keeping us busy commenting on all the fights.....draw.
Would have been higher rated with a knee on knee knocking Oshie out for rest of year