Fight # 1 – Sidney Crosby vs. Brett McLean
While I respect Sidney Crosby for his unbelievable skillset, what the hell was this? I assume he was just frustrated because the Panthers were giving it to the Penguins.
Im going to analyze this a bit:
1. Sidney wants to fight. So he picked a guy that is his size, so he does not get embaressed. (+ 1 Crosby)
2. Make sure you have the upper hand in the fight. (+ 1 Crosby)
3. Let your opponent know you want to fight. (- 1 Crosby)
4. Actually fight your opponent and do not just hump your opponent with a Mighty Ducks 2 jersey pull. (- 1 Crosby)
Overall this was a very ugly fight and an insult to the title of a “fight.” I like the idea of Crosby, the captain, wanting to get into a fight and bring some life to his team who is losing bad, but this was the wrong way to do it.
Sidney, you need to at least let McLean know that you want to fight and I understand you want the upper hand but at least throw a punch and not just hump him awkwardly.
Overall this is unfortunately a big minus for Sidney and his reputation.
Fight # 2 – Alexander Semin vs. Marc Staal
This fight was very ugly as well.
Alright so Ovechkin tries to run Staal but misses. Play goes on to the Rangers end and I assume it was a combination of Semin falling over Lundqvist and Staal being angry at AO trying to run him, but Staal goes after Semin and pulls the same Mighty Ducks 2 jersey pull on Semin that Crosby did to McLean.
Same thing as Crosby’s fight here. Staal did not give Semin a chance to fight back. This fight should have looked like the Crosby fight except Semin did not have his jersey strapped down and it obviously came off.
So then Semin starts swiniging randomly and because he is so skinny, it looks like a slap-happy convention.
This just shows that stars in the NHL are nor meant to fight, unless you are a badass like Jarome Iginla.