Oct 19, 2013 1pd 12:58
It's nice to see Engelland's first fight of the year. Engelland is widely considered one of the better fighters in the NHL. In fact, former NHL enforcer Jim Thomson selected Engelland as the best fighter in the NHL, noting how smart of a fighter he is, and calling him 'the hardest puncher by far.' Engelland going 6-2 last year fighting Sestito was hardly the start I wished for his first tilt of the season but I'm guessing Deryk was asked and obliged.
Tom Sestito is one of the worst "heavyweights" in the league he always looks for the safe fight and rarely wins. He is always good for one sloppy staged fight and the second the odds don't go in his favor he bear hugs and tackles to end to fight using his sloppy 200lb frame to fall on his opponent.
This fight happened off camera so I'm guessing it was a mutually agreed upon fight. I'm not sure why Sestito would challenge Engo because it was a fight he was going to actually have to defend himself in.