Skip to comments.Brawl in KHL Game Yields 691 Penalty Minutes
Posted on 01/10/2010 7:53:49 AM PST by airborne
Pittsburgh Penguins star Jaromir Jagr was part a brawl-filled game in Russia that had to be called for a lack of players. Former Pittsburgh Penguins star Jaromir Jagr was part a brawl-filled game in Russia that had to be called after four minutes for a lack of players.A series of fights between Vityaz Chekhov and Avangard Omsk resulted in 691 penalty minutes against more than 30 players. The game had to be suspended because neither team had enough players to continue.
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So, it looks like the hockey game never broke out.
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Here’s an 8 minute news report.
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Any Chiefs players in the background? What about the triplets????
Back in the ‘70s we called this ‘expansion’ hockey - fights brought crowds! I stopped watching until The Great One appeared.
Gretzky and Bettman saved the NHL twice over.
Btw, great Flames-Canucks game last night - finally, the Canucks have a fearsome offense, even if they did lose this one.
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This looks like something straight out of the LNAH...
BTW, I hate the original ‘Slapshot’ movie.
Apparently, the evils of the North American “game” have corrupted the pure International sport.......
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“huge LNAH fight”
Jaromir Jagr (ex Penguin, Capital, Ranger) took part in the festivities.
So you have to blame him for bringing his new found “corrupt American ways” back with him! 8^)
It was ugly. They damn near ruined a great sport with that crap.
Judging by the empty seats in the arena, the owners are probably desperate for attention; gladiatorial violence is the lowest common denominator of public amusements.
The potential of a fight and the occasional toe-to-toe slugfest keeps chippy play to a minimum in this fast dangerous game. Otoh, dropping the gloves several times a game destroys the flow of the match. The NHL has a good balance these days.
That was awesome!
Two great heavyweights standing toe to toe and swinging till they can’t anymore!
Those were the good old days!
I prefer the hockey of today, where skilled players vastly outnumber the goons.
If I wanted to watch a fight, I’d turn on MMA.
Looks like Jagr has added a new dimension to his game. LOL!
The first minor league hockey game I attended had a big fight in it. The redneck granny next to me held her three year old grandkid above her head so he could get a better view of that fight. Ahh, memories.
May 14,1974..Dave Shultz vs Terry O’Reilly..absolutely the best fight in NHL history..O’Reilly was never the same again after The Hammer was through with him
Hooligans! ...Futbol on Ice.
I guess you're new to hockey!
I prefer the hockey of today, where skilled players vastly outnumber the goons.Once upon a time, TV Guide introduced the sports section of the annual season preview edition thus: "Good news for fight fans---the NHL is back."
That was like a Rocky movie.
I'm bored to tears with the style of hockey played today in North America. Nothing but neutral zone trap with mostly 2-1 and 3-2 type games. It's kind of like soccer.
I still remember a game between the Boston Bruins and California Golden Seals back in 1974 or 1975. The Bruins were behind 6-2 going into the third period and ended up winning the game 7-6. Scores of 10-2, 8-6 and 11-7 were fairly common. Games were wide open with tons of fights. I remember when Stan Jonathon (of the Bruins) destroyed one of the opposing players in a fight and then skated to the opponents bench and dared all of them (including the coach) to come out and fight. Those were the days!
Bettman saved the greedy owners and players from themselves, imo.
Expansion wasn’t created by Bettman - in his bloodless corporate way, he has tried to make it work. I give him credit for the salary cap and resulting better competitive atmosphere, and also for the comprehensive rule changes that sped the game up.
I would like to see a couple or three of the weaker US franchises move to Canada but it’s not my money on the line, and this is not a perfect world.
Hockey in Ohio? Are you an old-school Toledo Blades fan?
Go, Canucks! ;^)
“I don’t know about you guys but the 1970s were the “glory days” of NHL hockey for me. The brawling Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers, etc., where most players had only one or two front teeth and nobody wore helmets except maybe the goalies - and even then, not necessarily.
I’m bored to tears with the style of hockey played today in North America. Nothing but neutral zone trap with mostly 2-1 and 3-2 type games. It’s kind of like soccer.”
“I still remember a game between the Boston Bruins and California Golden Seals back in 1974 or 1975. The Bruins were behind 6-2 going into the third period and ended up winning the game 7-6. Scores of 10-2, 8-6 and 11-7 were fairly common. Games were wide open with tons of fights. I remember when Stan Jonathon (of the Bruins) destroyed one of the opposing players in a fight and then skated to the opponents bench and dared all of them (including the coach) to come out and fight. Those were the days!”
Thank you for reminding me of how brutally boring hockey was at that time. I spared myself several seasons of that “glory days 11-7” dreck by not watching it from one year to the next. Schultz, Jonathan, and the rest of the thugs were a savage freak show promoted by cynical owners.
Thank you Wayne Gretzky for bringing talent instead of thuggery to center ice!
And thank you SamAdams for reminding me of what a great game hockey is!
Anyone who has ever played hockey can testify as to how exhausting it is to trade punches like that for even 20-30 seconds on skates.
Professional hockey has the same flavor as professional wrestling. IMHO It is rigged, just like pro wresting is now.
The "pure fan" knows hockey and enjoys it for what it is. The average "Joe Sixpack" fan just watches Pro Hockey for the fights. Don't believe me? Ask 100 people you know. I bet you more than 90 of 'em will say the best part of Hockey "is the fights!"
The team owners KNOW this and recruit kids who will "pump up the sagging sales" of seats with fights.
Fights are what attacts the average fan. Sickening, IMHO, but true.
OTOH, watch a College hockey game. MUCH more technical hockey, and no fights!
Of course, no big crowds/public interest either...Hmmm, I wonder why?
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