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Middleweights go toe-to-toe, land several furious right hands

This is just a good old fashioned scrap. More of this stuff, please NHL!

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In case you missed it last night, the Minnesota Wild and Detroit Red Wings renewed acquaintances last night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN with the Wild prevailing 4-1 in the end. But midway through the second period with the Wings up 1-0 is when things really got interesting. 

Wild rookie Nick Seeler elected to drop the gloves with Red Wings tough guy Luke Witkowski and the two engaged in one of the best fights of the 2017-18 NHL season. 

Check it out:

Bomb after bomb after bomb! We love it when two angry middleweights come together in a scrap and just refuse to quit. The 6 foot 2 inch, 210 pound Witskowski probably gets the best of the 6 foot 2 ince, 200 pound Seeler, but we’re also comfortable calling this tilt a draw, as well.

Regardless, it’s the type of classic old school hockey fight that you rarely see in today’s NHL. Now having said that, there was also a good fight during the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks game last night as well, courtesy of none other than Jonathan Toews and Ryan Kesler. 

With the Ducks up 2-0 earlier in the second period, Toews decided that enough was enough and took his first fighting major of the 2017-18 season. The hate between these two star players is palpable , check it out:

Now THAT’S a classic hockey fight. Two players throwing REAL punches, not just hanging on for dear life and hoping that the ref breaks things up before they get hurt. These are two multi-millionaires chucking knuckles with reckless abandon. In other words: we love it!

The only thing that would have made this tilt better is if the game had any bearing on the standings. Sure, the Ducks are desperate for points as they try to lock down a Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, but the Blackhawks are all but out of the playoff picture at this point.