Before we get into what is by far one of my more favorite fights to come out of the past two seasons, let's first knock out some business.
- El Sid is not playing in the final preseason game today against the Red Wings. This, in case you didn't know, is a good thing. He skated yesterday for the first time since leaving the ice on Thursday against the Blue Jackets and admitted he's feeling "better." Interpret that as a good thing. In any case, he has a few days to sit it out before the opener against the Rangers on Friday. [Tribune-Review]
- Speaking of today's game, we'll once again have an open thread tossed up here for your reading/interacting pleasure. Feel free to shoot by and participate, as the game will be available on the NHL Network.
- Puck Daddy sits down to chat with Dan Bylsma. Funny picture that must've slipped past me during all the Stanley Cup parade pics. [Puck Daddy]
- And holy crap this is funny. I mean, as funny as a protest/riot march in Pittsburgh can get. I seriously LOL'd for realsies with this video.
Ok, take the jump for the fight and check back in on Pensburgh later for the thread.
From the 07-08 season, complete with punch counter.