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Hockey Bench Clearing Brawl, British Style

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Bench clearing brawls were outlawed in the NHL years ago but here's one from a game in the British Elite Hockey League. Canadians, of course, were involved.


    Best part is the announcers with what could be a memorable line "Danny Myers should get beaten to hell for that now"

    And love the way the pbp guy tells the camera guy where to shoot

    Grapes would be impressed.
  2. Eh, I didn't think it was too special. The background commentary was better.
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Didn't I mention the announcers? And when was the last time you saw a bench-clearing brawl?
  4. They did a lot of prancing.
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Not to mention dancin'

  6. The Red Wings and Avalanche scoff at this fight
  7. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    So does the Flyers and the Sens. Nothing to special in this brawl. It was entertaining when I first saw it, but the second and third time it stars to get old. Unlike the famous brawl between the Sens and the Flyers...or the Avs and Red Wings.
  8. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    "Bloody hell, we're applying pliable metal sheeting to our knuckles, wot?"
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Well today I learned that pro hockey is played in Britain. Who knew? What's next, pro cricket in Alabama? Fucking globalization.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Fantastic. ;D
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    You know they play baseball in Japan, right? :)

    I'm assuming the game was introduced to the Brits during WW1 but I haven't actually researched it.

    GB won the bronze medal in the 1924 Olympics.
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    And gold in 1936, although the team was mainly expatriate Canadians.

    Britain actually won the first European championship in 1910, so the game was being played there - and played well - prior to the war. Hard to say why the Brits haven't been a force in international competition for several decades now.
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