As most of you sports junkies have probably seen already seen, Saturdays western conference game between the Vancouver Canuks and the Calgary Flames was a crazy one.
The game started out with Calgary coach Bob Hartley putting out his fourth line goon squad and Vancouver coach John Tortorella matching with his fourth line. As soon as the puck dropped, Calagary instantly went for the jugular and a brawl broke out amongst all the players. What a wild ride. Check it out in this video.
Of course things got even more outrageous as you might suspect. Tortorella was obviously pissed with Hartleys decision (as he should have been). If Tortorella had instead put his first line out and had the Sedin twins would Calgary have tried starting the game in the same fashion? If so, Hartley should be punched in the head. And it’s no wonder why Tortorella had some choice words for him and tried to make his way into the Flames dressing room during the first intermission to give Hartley a piece of his mind (or maybe a black eye).
This of course led to a review by the NHL. As we speak Tortorella is in New York meeting with Colin Campell to discuss if there will be any repercussions from the NHL.
Sure there is fighting in Hockey and I am not one of those people to speak against it, but what Bob Hartley did was truly gutless and classless. The man definitely needs to have his clock cleaned!
But what are your thoughts?