Wednesday night’s NHL action featured more fights than games, but saw the return of heavyweight knuck-chucker Derek “The Boogeyman” Boogaard to NHL fisticuffs. The Princeton Puncher George Parros fell to 0-2 on the season after getting the swinging treatment from Dallas’ Krys Barch, and Nathan Horton (although I haven’t seen it) racked up a butt-load of PIMs with a couple of scraps as well.
Boogaard appeared in two previous games before last night, but hadn’t come across anyone crazy enough to drop the gloves with until David Koci made the mistake in Minnesota’s win over Colorado.
George Parros appears to have lost a step in his enforcing abilities, although he did have hand surgery in the offseason. He’s sloppy fighter anyway. Parros signed a 3-year extension with the Ducks last season, had he not he would undoubtedly be a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs along with all the other knuckleheads.
Anyhoots, with nothing of substance to give you this morning I’m going with Scott Walker vs. Brendan Witt as the best tussle of the night in the Isles’ first win. Witt’s hair is ridiculous, but I love it.
h/t Hockeyfights, of course