By now, most readers should be familiar with the controversial fight Sunday night between Tampa Bay Lightning forward B.J. Crombeen and Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo. The fact that the two tussled wasn't surprising, but what did ruffle feathers was the fact that Rinaldo continued to throw punches on Crombeen's way down.
It's pretty obvious from viewing that clip that at a certain point, the lights were on and no one was home in Crombeen's noggin, and he looked woozy and concussed on his way off the ice. Concussions happen in fights all of the time, but usually guys throwing punches try to avoid hitting people after they know the other person's done. Crombeen refused to comment on the appropriateness of the hit, saying:
“Typically when I’ve gotten into fights with guys in that position, you stop throwing. I mean, guys fight different ways, so I’m not really going to say if it was dirty or not.”
So, then, Beener thinks it was dirt...