Re: Knuckles & Whitey
posted at 8/14/2013 9:54 PM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
Adam Burt: 6'2, 210, 62 NHL fights
Brian Noonan: 6'1, 180, 11 NHL fights
I'm okay with Chelios getting in there.
The Chelios/Propp altercation may have had something to do with a previous playoff series between Montreal and Philly. (as per the announcers)
You guys are making this out like it was the NHL version of Jef Kugel.
Interesting note about Kugel: He became a cage fighter and turned ButterBean into a puddle of blood.
Stop it. As someone who watched a lot of Hartford games, Burt was a terrible fighter and nobody was afraid of him. More importantly, Noonan started the fight, without question. Comes over and decks Burt in the scrum. So Burt squares off to fight him, fair and square, and then Chelios comes running across the ice to throw multiple punches into Burt's face, while Noonan holds his arms. It's pathetic. (Pathetic his Whaler teammates let it happen too).
I don't hate Chelios, but that sequence was embarassing, and I agree with Crowls that he was always a very, very opportunistic fighter. Played the bada$$ whenever there was no one tough on the ice.
Great player though, I'll give him that.