Found February 20, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
Justin Abdelkader has taken boxing lessons, was taught a few moves from Brad May and as a result is now our team's tough guy. So far he hasn't given out too many beat downs, but he has thrown a monkey wrench in the gears of the "Red-Wings-Are-Not-Tough Machine." Yes, such a machine exists. It wears stupid suits and lives in Canada.More on Abby and his war face after the jump: Timing can be everything with fighting. The last thing you want to do is give the bad guys a wake up call. Abdelkader has done that a few times now, including yesterday. When the Wings grab momentum by scoring a big goal, don't fight. Certainly don't lose. But if you must fight, try your best to look like Abby, because he's a beast. Try not to look like Bert, because he looks like he's taking a dump.I wasn't there when Brad May taught Abdelkader how to fight, but based on these pictures, I have a feeling it went something like this:May: Abby, why did you join my beloved ...

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