11.19.08 10 years ago 6 Comments

Today is crazy slow in sports news, which means it’s time to start mining the NHL for video of hockey fights.  And voilà, here’s a scrap between Calgary’s Eric Nystrom and the Avs’ Ian LaPerriere, the latter of whom obviously became an enforcer to compensate for a fruity last name.

Honestly, it’s a pretty unremarkable fight, but there’s a moment at the 0:33 mark where Nystrom tears off LaPerriere’s helmet, and it seems possible — almost likely — that Nystrom is going to beat LaPerriere with his own helmet.  And then… he doesn’t.  But you can imagine how cool it would have been. Great story, right?

[Hockey Fights via FanIQ]

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