Tuesday, March 06, 2007

YouTubesday: Hockey Fights!

Welcome to the inaugural YouTubesday post here on the Opiate. These posts will combine my love for lame word play (the title) and the wonder that is YouTube. Now without further gilding the lily and with no more ado* I present this weeks YouTubesday:


Every person out there loves hockey whether they know it or not, and judging by the NHL television ratings and attendance number there are a few of you cretins out there that have yet to figure this basic fact of life out for yourselves. For those of you who have not attended a hockey game you are really missing out. There are few things that can compare to the sheer excitement of a good hockey game. Well played hockey is a thing of beauty but well played hockey is not what keeps the knuckle-draggers in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Canada filling stadiums and, let us be honest with one another, us slightly more evolved people as well. We are all there in the hope that there will be a fight. It is with that in mind that I present the following bits from YouTube.

First up is a nine-and-a-half minute clip of brouhaha from a recent Ottawa Senators/Buffalo Sabres game.

That's right. From time to time even the goalies drop the gloves although that is rarely a good fight. Continuing on we have five goalie-on-goalie battles.

The more astute out there might have noticed that the second fight in the above clip featured Ray Emery, one of the goalies involved in the first battle royale. Of course the best fights are when the goons are allowed to go at it as in this clip wherein Rob Ray and Donald Brashear go at it.

And then every so often you have to fight off the fans.

Tie Domi is one of my favorite players and I agree with his policy on the manner in which the Flyers fans should be treated.

Finally there are hockey fights that just do not last long enough.

I hope you all enjoyed this first installment of YouTubesday. If you did leave an encouraging comment and I might dig up more clips for your viewing pleasure next week.

* The first person to guess which movie I stole this line from will get something spiffy, like a beer.

1 comment:

Jack Thelen said...

Welcome back James!

#1. A Knight's Tale I believe.

#2. Something is wrong with your RSS feed. All of your posts come in as being from 01/01/2007 at 12 am. Settings Check please!

Love you.