Two Minutes for Untimely Roughing: Frustration Fights in the Playoffs

May 6th, 2010 by Adam Davis Leave a reply »
One thing is for sure, when you step onto the ice in the NHL's going to get rough. Fighting and scrapping is a huge part of hockey, that's just the way it is. Whether a player fights to gain momentum after a goal or to avenge an earlier hit, the enforcers on a team sometimes put forth as much effort as the guys scoring the goals. That's all well and good for the regular season, but this is the playoffs. It's a different world.

What I really can't stand is when the fighting gets out of hand. I'm not talking about punching another guy's teeth out, I mean when fights break out because a team's pissed off that they're losing. The fans paid for a hockey game not a barroom brawl over someone's girl. Come on.

Now I don't want to point fingers, but it seems as though wherever the Bruins go, trouble is right behind them. It looks like every time Chara climbs over the boards onto the ice he has to prove that he's two feet taller than everyone else. No one cares about who you hit, in the playoffs people remember who scored the game-winning goal.

Sure the Bruins are up 3-0 so far this round, but early on against Buffalo when it looked like they ...

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