Other Penalties: Dave Bolland received a roughing, Dylan Olsen a roughing; Chris Kunitz a roughing.
You know it's officially over in the fighting department... if you're as big as Mitchell yet you still need to use a helmet to handle the Goliath that is Letang
The old guy with the Mario Lemieux hat sums up my reaction to the fight. (Where's Waldo quiz of the video) The helmet hitting albeit rather stupid is actually kind of funny... Interesting scrum. Fight was a draw & 1 Edge to Mitchell in the creativity department.
Two guys who don't fight too much display pretty much why that's so. Although I did like the helmet-as-weapon approach.
There are plenty of Penguins that I would figure other teams would want to swing a helmet at....but Letang? Bush league move by Mitchell.
honestly,that wasnt a fight.and if mitchell wanted to hit letang he would have hit him
I hate when guys look to the refs for help. It's not a penalty to hit someone with a helmet in a fight...just something Canucks organization teaches its' players during orientation.
Letang vs Mitchell. Was there a fight? Don,t think so!Scrum bums here is all!
Thats the way to clear the crease!!! Mitchell would have killed him. Obviously Letang s no fighter. Pens are real pusses this year.
wow a Hen hiding behind a ref running their mouth. . . never seen that before :D "Tanger" needed the refs help anyway, mitchell is way outta his league
The NHL will lose its fans if it continues to suppress fighting.
Props to EK65 for pointing out Mr Havakamp at the :50 mark who looks like he was bussed in to fill a seat...Poor guy probably thought he was sitting near a duck-filled pond. Hopefully, arena staff put a mirror under his nose after this. I like Mitchell, so the helmet thing puzzles me, and should result in some sort of additional discipline. But Letang did the "gloved punch" thing, which I don't care for. At least Kunitz just wrapped up his guy, which is the correct way to handle things. And Downie later demonstrated the incorrect way to handle things.
Letang brought that upon himself by taking a shot when the refs first got there. Hiding behind the ref and punching someone is common practiced by this team. Letang is over due for an a$^ kickin
I'm gonna have to go against the popular opinion and say I LIKE the 'Helmet Bash/MK Fatality' move by Willie... He's a vet, and 2-time Cup winner,..so why not get the bucket swingin? lol YEARS back there was a tilt w/Tocchet & D.Hunter & our buddy Rick tried the helmet bash... only thing was Dale wore one of those Barbie Doll/JOFA helmets so it was like hitting him in the face w/a Frisbee... and aren't we supposed to REWARD/celebrate violence here?.. sorry, didn't mean to get 'deep' there. #33 FTW, even if he went 'bush league'..
DisQ, Win Letang
What a batch move by Mitchell.... His sorry ass should be suspended by the NHL. First he throws punches at Letang while Letang is tied up and then he hits him with his helmet. This is where the Pens need an enforcer. I'm going with a draw as this wasn't even a fight.
Not even a fight, and a pathetic helmet swing by Mitchell. Draw.
I give this one to the official for the takedown.
Please, please stop talking Errey. At least when Errey talks, Steggie can't. No offense to any women (but I doubt any women are on this site -- word is that Behn Wilson's anti-feminist diatribes has driven them away), but the helmet shot was really effeminate. I will assume that Willie Mitchel throws right-hand or throws "like a girl" when playing baseball -- maybe softball then. Crosby lurking around behind looking for a chance to "crotch punch" . . .
Typical homer announcers, plus the always cheap shot artist Crosby equals nothing here...Draw
Brave Letang waiting for the zebras to throw from behind.
This wasn't even a fight. Now we're reviewing roughing penalties. Mitchell throwing the helmet was a little over the top. Draw.
Nothing much to see here because broadcast director realized that Cindy is on ice and focused on her...
Mitchell should have [email protected] slapped him instead of throwing the helmet. It would have been Much more effective. Rather watch Martha Stewart vs. Katie. I call it a draw.
So much to say .......but at the end of the day it wasn't much of a fight really ....that should be a suspendable offence ....... I went with a draw here......but you could argue Letang the winner because he probably gave Mitchell the Mumps Mitchell should be herewith renamed Mitch the bitch after his bush league helmet swinging attempt......not very impressive.
People are talking smack on Downie for his antics in his loss..At least he didn't try hitting the guy with a helmet like a little girl..A fine will follow this sissy move..
What a Fag move by Mitchell. Will definitely go unanswered in the next game on Monday. Pussy Penguins will do nothing. Farnham might slip and fall down again, Bortozzo probably has the mumps or some shit. Downie isn't an enforcer. Pussy and Sick Penguins...
This was a non fight. LePutang got a quick jab in when the refs approached--par for the course with him and Mitchell kind of lost his mind for a minute and decided to throw a roundhouse....helmet(?) I guess. I gave it a 1, a draw, and couldn't stop laughing at the helmet blow.
That was a joke... The linesman should have worked Mitchell for that cuntish display of nonsense...
I'm not quite sure why Mitchell thought he needed to hit Letang with his helmet, being that Letang is practically a girl; just wait for his next shift and then beat him senseless; that would have been the proper move. I can't condone hitting anyone with a helmet (although it's kind of funny, if you think about it. I'll bet Sean Avery wished he'd thought of it), but Letang did, kind of, bring it upon himself with the sucker punch he delivered to Mitchell while the Ref was in between them. No wonder Mitchell went crazy. Still, not a good look for Mitchell, being a Captain, and all. And, did anyone catch the coward move by Crosby? Punching Bolland in the back of the head twice while Bolland was being held by Kunitz. It's really hard to respect this team. They've got talent, for sure, ...but very little balls or integrity. Why did they let Deryk Engelland go, again???
Mitchell is a punk for hitting Letang with his helmet but let's not excuse Crosby for punching Bolland in the back of the head...while he is being held by Kunitz. Pittsburgh announcers almost as bad as Boston. They seriously jerk each other off when Crosby is on the ice. Downie talks smack then gets a beat down afterwards. Can't stand the Pens.
Way to go WIllie you killer! Letang eats his own lid as Willie tries to feed it to him. Is Willie getting a call from the league. A real classy captain. Willie Mitchell is almost as big a loser as Downie.
No Fight but Mitchell ought to get at least a 1 game suspension for using a helmet as a weapon what a douche bag!
Mitchell should have gotten a misconduct for using the helmet to swing at Letang. Hopefully the NHL doesn't turn a blind eye to that cheap shot.
Way to make your team and the League proud, "Willie". Somebody tell this chump he's a Captain of an NHL team. OK, it's Florida, but still... total b!tch move.
I can't fight so well so I'll hit you with a helmet?? A WTF Draw.