Sunday, January 10, 2010

So I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out... KHL Style

PredNation, this is just hilarious.  I know we hate the KHL, the Russian upstart league funded by questionable oil money, because one Alexander Radulov decided to ignite a hockey cold war to play there.  Its too bad he wasn't part of this brawl.  Though former NHL great Jaromir Jagr was.  According to ESPN:

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.
Hilarious! The three fights/brawls/melees happened about 3:30 into the game.  Here's the video for your amusement, via google translate. The fight goes from big to freakin' huge around the 1:30 mark.

Fighting in Hockey

In the NHL, fights in hockey are strategic.  People, such as Tootoo and Belak, are known enforcers.  They typically only fight enforcers.  There are rules, and then there is unofficial etiquette.  In the NHL, this type of Brawl is unheard of, and reprehensible.  Then again, there are alot of things about the KHL which many think are reprehensible.

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