In case you missed it, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brendan Dillon and Calgary Flames forward Garnet Hathaway went at it last night in San Jose during the Sharks’ 5-1 victory, in what might be the best fight of the 2017-18 season.
The scrap went down late in the game with the Sharks already cruising to victory, but clearly Dillon wanted to get more out of this game. Check out this old school throw down:
Bombs! From both sides! Dillon dominates early and even manages to pop Hathaway’s bucket with a couple huge right hands. But wait! Hathaway mounts a comeback and lands some big shots of his own. If we have to, we’ll probably give the edge to Dillon, but this was a old fashioned slobber knocker where both men tag and get tagged multiple times. In other words: this is just good old school hockey.
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ICYMI: Don Cherry urges NHL owner to move his team
In case you missed it, last night on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast legendary analyst Don Cherry ripped Ottawa Senators fans during his Coach’s Corner segment saying that Sens owner Eugene Melnyk “is nuts” to keep his team in the city.
Now, it’s no secret that the Sens have had their troubles this season. Pegged by many fans and analysts to be a strong Stanley Cup contender at the outset of the season, the team has struggled mightily, putting up a dreadful 26-37-11 record this season. But, to hear things from Cherry’s perspective, the Sens’ problems didn’t just start this season. This team and its fanbase have major issues heading back to last season’s Cup run.
"There is a guy [Melnyk] who has spent millions of dollars, and people don't show up. Now people say 'Oh well, if they had a winning club, we would go.' They had a winning club last year, were one shot away from the Stanley Cup finals and they still didn't sell out! He is nuts to even stay there."
Here’s the full segment:
Classic Grapes. Sparing no one and torching the Earth. How’s that feel, Sens fans?
Cherry wasn’t done there, though. He went on to say that Melnyk would be smart to relocate the team. Where to? “Quebec would be better. He’d sell out Quebec in a heart beat… you’d never be able to get a ticket. I’m just saying he should be staying…”
Now, as bad as Canadian hockey fans want another NHL franchise in the country, it’s likely that they don’t want it to come at the expense of another. Quebec City may seem like a perfect relocation destination for a struggling team, but there’s almost zero chance that Melnyk pulls the team out of Ottawa, despite Cherry’s endorsement.