Hittin’ The Links – Hockey Fights Edition


No NHL hockey?  No problem, at least that’s the case if you’re interested in watching the KHL, the AHL or the junior leagues.  And with either of those leagues comes the painful reminder for those lobbyists that believe fighting should not be allowed in the game, that hockey is very much a part of the game.  It’s alive and well and while there are staged fights that don’t serve a lot of purpose other than sheer entertainment, those that can swing the tide of a game have a valuable spot when creating a team’s roster.

With that I present the latest links edition, dedicated to the tough guys in all the leagues.  Enjoy!

The first is a good ol’ goaltender donnybrook that took place in the American Hockey League between Robin Lehner and Riku Helenius, courtesy of our friends at Puck Daddy.

Next we have a complete mismatch between Trevor Gillies and John Mirasty in the KHL.  Warning, this one is not pretty as Gillies is known for his ability to handle situations better with his gloves off than on.

Finally, you may remember this one from Edmonton Oilers tough guy, Ben Eager.  It’s not so much a hockey fight as Eager beating up a defenseless camera in the penalty box.  I wonder how much this cost him?

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