Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 3/19/12
Rangers-coach-tortorella

Courtesy of Tonight's Healthy Scratches, in what other sport can you see something like this three seconds into a professional game?!? Watch the video below, and you'll see why hockey is awesome; as there's no better way to start a game than with three simultaneous fights and blood flying all over the place:

That is how you announce an unexpected brawl on national television. You can hardly even notice Pierre McGuire.

Hated rivals the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils played the last of 3 tough games this season. And again per THS, Blueshirts coach John Tortorella made his displeasure with Devils bench boss Peter DeBoer known following the early-game fracas. Tortorella was seen on NBC Sports Network profanely screaming at DeBoer, suggesting he, um, kindly go back from whence he came. DeBoer wondered why it seemed to be the case that he was being criticized for doing the same thing Tortorella had done at the Prudential Center just days ago (courtesy of Peter Botte of The New York Daily News via Twitter):

"I guess in John's world you can come into our building and start your tough guys, but we can't do the same in here. He's either got short term memory loss or he's a hypocrite."

Love the fighting or hate it, it's something unique to the sport; which has the potential to make any given game on any given night a lot more interesting and exciting.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Larry Lucchino stepping down as Red Sox CEO

Las Vegas Mob Museum to open FIFA corruption exhibit

Does NFL have a motive to settle with Tom Brady?

Big Ten coaches opposed to 9-game conference schedule

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

Sheldon Richardson escapes felony charges for recent arrest

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

Browns Owner: ‘we haven’t given up on Johnny Manziel’

Junior Seau’s daughter will speak at hall of fame induction

Golden State Warriors: the rich get richer

NFL, Brady could settle to avoid appeal documents going public

Miguel Herrera apologizes for costly Philly airport fight

Russell Wilson contract $60 million guaranteed? Not so fast

Bernard Pollard backs Tom Brady, disagrees with suspension

Cardale Jones continues to show love toward Ronda Rousey

Joseph Randle on Steven Jackson: ‘He’s at home watching’

Evan Turner reps Ohio State after NBA Africa game

The Wind Up: a wild and crazy trade deadline

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker