Andrew Shaw is 5'11" and weighs 165 pounds.
Did you know that?
I thought you had to be a tad bigger to be "scrappy" in the NHL.
165 pounds is about half a Kyle Long.
Dallas Stars winger Antoine Roussel is 6', 194 lbs.
30 pounds heavier.
Anyway, not to glorify the fighting aspect in hockey but.. ahhh.. I guess I am...
These guys squared off, Roussel appeared to get the better of Shaw at first because he pulled Shaw's jersey over his head, the refs jumped on them and if you were counting it looked like maybe 10,000 punches had been traded already.
But it didn't stop.
Instead Roussel discovered it's a bad idea to pull Andrew Shaw's jersey over his head as it appeared to make Shaw even angrier.
Like a headless Tasmanian Devil,
Shaw would simply not stop until he got satisfaction, which came in the form of a huge haymaker to Roussel's jaw that, had the ref not been holding him up, surely would have sent him to the ice.
Then the ref tackled Shaw, who then got up helmetless and skated off the ice waving to the crowd.
That is one tough 165 pound man.
The Blackhawks lost the game, and Cimino says that after the "circus trip" (the giant road trip), the Hawks historically lose the first game back because they're heads are elsewhere.
But they sure looked good to me.
With 50 shots on goal (and a ton of them were of the very high quality kind) vs the Stars 18, that's usually a win, wouldn't you think?
Anyway super entertaining, and then I turned on the computer and baseball had gone all Tasmanian Devil too.
I can't even list all the trades and movement that happened yesterday, but Jacoby Ellsbury is now the Yankee center fielder, which comes after signing Brian McCann as their catcher, AJ Pierzynski is a Rox, the Phillies got rightie Brad Lincoln while the Jays got catcher Erik Kratz and a prospect, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is gonna be a Marlin while Doug Fister goes from the Tigers while Joe Nathan seems to be going to the Tigers.
It's a big dust cloud right now and soon it'll settle and we'll all read exactly who got what and who got screwed and pretty much none of it will have anything to do with the Cubs.
Which is okay, I guess, since we weren't expecting anything, right?
The Cubs got a new first base coach!
I don't know his name but I can smugly say...
Take THAT, Joe Girardi.
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