Im trying a little feature here, I might keep it going, I may not. It really depends on what you guys think about it so feel free to give some feedback. I feel that fighting is an important part of the game, and these posts will serve to create some respect for the brawlers out there.
Just for reference, I have a rating system from 1 to 10. 10 being a beauty. So far I can think of one 10, minus rob ray pounding that fan, and that would be the exchange between the late great Bob Probert and Tie Domi.
Not much to talk about in the first week but I will look at two fights here so far. Both fights come on the road as our guys step up to defend the fellow players.
Highlander Vs Derek Dorsett
Colorado @ Columbus: September 23rd, 2011
Recap: The highlander comes in for this brawl. A great fight near the penalty box between two highly motivated guys. I give the edge to McLeod even though he had the size advantage. A fight designed to get the energy level flowing, and this is just what happened as a noticeable difference can be seen in the unipron boys.
I give this fight a 7. Great energy, great exchange.
Cody Mcleod vs. Derek Dorsett (via fcfightlog)
Ryan Wilson vs. Zach Smith
Colorado @ Ottawa: October 13th, 2011
Recap: I was at this game, and this was a beauty. Wilson comes in to defend a head shot hit from Zach Smith on Landy. The only things Zach Smith got out of this was a sore face though, and maybe some free ice in the box. Wilson destroys Smith.
Based on the context, I give this fight a 8. Wilson steps up, and shows why he is a valuable addition to this team by sticking up for the young guys.
Ryan Wilson vs Zack Smith Oct 13, 2011 (via hockeyfightsdotcom)
Let me know what you think. Feel free to discuss the fights, the context, or whatever else you want!