What was your favorite fight of the 2006-07 season?
Yeah, one of those "ugh, it's the offseason" questions. I'm pretty excited about the NHL Awards tomorrow. In the meantime, I have to find ways to entertain myself.
Okay, two of my favorites, being a Pens fan, were two fights that broke out during one Caps game and Georges Laraque and Donald Brashear going at it in a different Caps game.
Orpik and Bryan Muir were fighting at the same time Jarkko Ruutu and Brooks Laich were. Max Talbot took some guy down to the ice. The best was Ruutu landing some good punches with his jersey over his head. He ended up with like three penalties, lol...
What makes this more memorable was that it was a good game. Both teams went to the shootout and the guys on the Pens bench put their helmets on backwards, rally-style. Ovie scored for the Caps, Christensen scored for the Pens. Then Malkin pulled this wily Russian dangle and won the game.
Georges Laraque vs Donald Brashear: I was saying "please, let this happen!" at the beginning of the game and was undeniably thrilled when it did.
This happened in response to a nice hit Orpik had on Brashear. While it lasts only a few seconds, it felt like forever before the first punch was thrown and I had no idea who would get the first punch. One punch is all Brashear got in before Laraque overpowered him and took him down. There were players sitting casually on the shelf of the bench watching in the background. Lol. I think the refs were even excited about that one.
The best part was Laraque achieving two things at basically the same time: the fight happened right after Ryan Whitney scored and Laraque ended up with an assist. Good stuff.
- The Senators/Sabres line brawl was gold. No one gives any credit to Biron for at least going out there and fighting Emery though.
- When Laraque came to the Pens, I was DYING for him to have his 1st fight. The lucky guy was Colton Orr and afterwards, when he went to the penalty box, he was laughing because of all the cheers and jubilation from the crowd. It was like Laraque had scored a hat trick.
simon limon - I agree, that's not entirely a fight. Just a beatdown. Mayday is scary. Lol.
john disque - Oh man, that has to be one of the fastest fights I've seen!
two_eighty_eight - That fight is infamous. He even asked the guy before he wished him good luck if he wanted to "square up".
jenni m - I was actually going to ask, "What, no Travis Moens love?!" :P That was against Shea Weber, by the way. It was a good one, for sure.
devils4history - Ahh, I'll see your Janssen vs Belak and raise you one Janssen vs McGrattan. ;P
Snoop - Way to share an unconvential, but great, answer! Yeah, I would have loved to see Lemieux lay the smackdown on Ed Rendell. He's from Philly, so I guess he's a Flyers fan? It would explain a lot. Lol.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
simon limon that was not a fight..that was a one-sided azz whooping.
Any fight Shawn T on the Ducks got into was good.
oh the one fight Moen got into when he had his uni pulled over his head he threw a blind haymaker and landed right on the guy's jaw. The guy went right to the floor. As it turns out they are friends..just not while o nthe ice!
- DC FURYLv 61 decade ago
Georges Laraque vs Donald Brashear
- SnoopLv 51 decade ago
My favorite fight of 2006-07? Hands down, it was Mario Lemieux vs. the city of Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell. For years the city promised Lemieux to address the new arena situation, and local government dragged its collective heels. Lemieux was simply sick and tired of the rhetoric and double talk. He tossed his gloves aside and decided to take on all those who wronged him, with the fate of the Penguins in the balance. If Pittsburgh wins, the city endures the mediocrity of the rebuilding Steelers and perennially bad Pirates for all time, while the Penguins succeed in a new city with the most promising core of young talent since the 1980s Edmonton Oilers. Words were exchanged, threats were made, other towns were courted, but in the end, Super Mario emerged victorious. By winning this fight for respectablility, Lemiuex ensured the livelihood of the Penguins for the next 30 years in a state-of-the-art new arena. And yet again, the respect I have for the man only grows into legend.Source(s): Huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan since 1984!
- Lubers25Lv 71 decade ago
I second 288's vote for the Laraque vs. Ivanans fight from back in November. The fight itself was not the most memorable in history, but Laraque being miked showed fans who have not had the opportunity to experience that first hand that the tough guys in the league really do have respect for one another and take pride in their roles.
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- rac531Lv 41 decade ago
OK i have to agree with a couple other people that said the Buffalo Ottawa Brawl on Feb 22 it was great and the funny thing is that Pat Kaleta i think that was the day he made his NHL debeu and he got penalties it was just awsome everyone on the ice was fighting and then Ruff and Murry had a screaming match going on here are a couple of clips
on another note i think it was cool that the Buffalo fans wanted to pay for Ruffs fine now that is team loyalty and Buffalo has true fans
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Hahahahaha! Yeah, we need more of these "offseason" questions. Good ones, not bullcrap ones. Anyways, my favourite fight has to be Emery vs. Biron AND supposed tough guy, Andrew Peters. Maybe those two didn't get the memo: Emery used to be an amateur boxer. lol
Another memorable fight I saw on the highlight reel was George Laroque during his stint in Phoenix...while miked up. I can't remember who he was going up against but he literally said "good luck" before he started walloping the poor guy. Maybe he even asked him if he was okay afterwards...lol
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Best Fight: Ottawa Vs Buffalo Brawl
The Best One on One: Janssen VS Belak
The Best One in Playoffs: Brent Burns Vs Chris Kunitz
Mike Rupp Vs Andre Roy
The Best Goalie Fight: Emery Vs Biron
The Best east vs west: Souray Vs McCarty
- 1 decade ago
Feb. 22 - Senators vs. Sabres
The brawl in the second period with Emery and Biron going at it. It was an absolute melee and was awesome to watch!
All in all, the two teams got 108 penalty minutes for one fight. That was awesome!
- 1 decade ago
yes. i remember the laraque and brashear fight.
i was like ohh laraque messin with the big guy. then bam bam bam holy **** laraque. he did what the pens put him out there for.
im a huge pens fan and i have to say it was rare for laraque.
i hope he plays like that in the 07-08 season.