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?