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Top 5 Tom Sestito Fights of the 2013-14 Season

At a whopping 6-foot-4, 228 pounds, Tom Sestito of the Vancouver Canucks is arguably the best enforcer in the entire National Hockey League. Whether he is backing up the Sedin brothers or just catching and throwing fists for the heck of it, Sestito is always ready to drop the gloves. With 19 fights under his belt in the 2013-14 season, Sestito earned the honor of not only having...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Injury Update: Andrew Alberts might call it a career due to multiple concussions

Vancouver Canucks forward Andrew Alberts will consider retirement this offseason due to the major concussion he suffered back in December according to NBC sports.By Loxy!! - Common WikimediaThe 32 year-old Alberts received a questionable hit to the head against the boards from Calgary Flames defensemen Brian McGrattan on Decemeber 29. The hit left Alberts down on the ice looking...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 3/10 – 3/16 ☆

The NHL regular season is winding down in a hurry. Several teams have all but officially punched their ticket, but for the most part the playoff race is a heated one with numerous competitors. You’d think such an atmosphere would cause tempers to boil over now that points are so valuable. Unfortunately, that isn’t exactly the case. Most players have kept their cool, realizing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The NHL regular season is winding down in a hurry. Several teams have all but officially punched their ticket, but for the most part the playoff race is a heated one with numerous competitors. You'd think such an atmosphere would cause tempers to boil over now that points are so valuable. Unfortunately, that isn't exactly the case. Most players have kept their cool, realizing just...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 3/10 - 3/16

The NHL regular season is winding down in a hurry. Several teams have all but officially punched their ticket, but for the most part the playoff race is a heated one with numerous competitors. You'd think such an atmosphere would cause tempers to boil over now that points are so valuable. Unfortunately, that isn't exactly the case. Most players have kept their cool, realizing just...
Via Bloguin Best
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Kings

MARTIN WHITELEY NHL WRITER The Kings made it eight unbeaten with a 3-2 win in Calgary Monday. Up 3-0 the visitors had to hold off a late Flames rally for the success. Mike Richards sent a puck over the glass for a delay of the game penalty at 15.03. Just .26 seconds into their man advantage Calgary struck. Kings goaltender Martin Jones unable to stop a deflected Mike Cammalleri effort...
Via TopSportsReport
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings hold off Flames for 3-2 victory

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist to lead the Los Angeles Kings to their eighth straight win with a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday. Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings. Mike Cammalleri and Brian McGrattan scored for the Flames, who lost for just the second time in their past nine games at the Saddledome. Playing in...
Via Fox Sports West
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Eddie Lack Lets In Brian McGrattan’s Shot From Center Ice (Video)

The Vancouver Canucks might have ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday night with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, but they also left with an embarrassing story. Flames right winger Brian McGrattan scored his team’s first and only goal in the second period, when he fired a hard slap shot from center ice. The puck skipped and lifted a few inches into the air, but...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brian McGrattan scores from center ice on Eddie Lack

Brian McGrattan isn't exactly an offensive weapon. The enforcer entered Calgary's game against the Vancouver Canucks with just seven goals over the course of 290 games. With that in mind, it was only appropriate that he recorded an extremely unusual goal for the Flames in a losing effort against the Canucks.  Watch as he beats goaltender Eddie Lack from center ice: ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brian McGrattan scores from center ice on Eddie Lack

Brian McGrattan isn't exactly an offensive weapon. The enforcer entered Calgary's game against the Vancouver Canucks with just seven goals over the course of 290 games. With that in mind, it was only appropriate that he recorded an extremely unusual goal for the Flames in a losing effort against the Canucks.  Watch as he beats goaltender Eddie Lack from center ice: McGrattan...
Via Bloguin Best
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canucks' Eddie Lack allows goal from center ice

When it rains, it pours. Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack has an .870 save percentage since Roberto Luongo was dealt to Florida and this goal will not help Canucks fans sleep easier at night. Calgary Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan fired the puck in the Canucks zone and it somehow got by Eddie Lack. McGrattan had 7 goals in 290 games prior to this game. Brian McGrattan just scored...
Via Diehardsport
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames' tough guy Brian McGrattan tangles with end boards; status uncertain

Getting hit in the face is nothing new to Calgary Flames' enforcer Brian McGrattan, but usually it's when he's squaring off against an opponent on the other team, and they rarely get the best of the heavyweight pugilist......but tangling with the end boards?  That's a different story.McGrattan caught a rut during Flames' practice on Thursday and pulled a face plant right into...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting is alive and well in the NHL as we prepare for Olympic hockey

With the Olympic break upon us it just doesn’t feel the same knowing that there likely will be little to no fighting during International play. That’s why we’re here to bless you with some of the best fights from the best fighters of the 2013-14 season thus far. Enjoy. We start with an absolute slugfest between Cody McLeod and Zenon Konopka that took place in Colorado earlier...
Via Fight Booth
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames players interrupt CBC ‘After Hours’ in Cowboy Hats and Sumo Suits

The Calgary Flames have been having a terrible year, sitting in 28th place in the entire NHL. Recently though, they’ve gone on a five game winning streak and after a  4-3 OT win over the Minnesota Wild, some guys had some fun on CBC. CBC “After Hours” had Matt Stajan on the air when his teammates Lance Bouma and Brian McGrattan decided to perform an epic videobomb. If you...
Via Diehardsport
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting in Hockey Debate: Nearing Extinction Thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks News-The NHL has had fighting since its official inception in 1926 and it’s a topic that has been debated for years. Should fighting be allowed or not? It’s been used a deterrent to help protect players whose value to their team is seemingly priceless. It’s been used as a way to intimidate, hurt and at some dark points flat out injure opposing players. The...
Via Sports Mockery
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks coach Tortorella, Flames have altercation between periods

An altercation broke out near the Calgary Flames' dressing room during the first intermission of their game against the Canucks in Vancouver on Saturday night. CBC, which televised the game, showed Canucks head coach John Tortorella attempting to go into the Flames locker room at Rogers Arena, with Calgary enforcer Brian McGrattan pushing him away. Flames goaltender coach Clint...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday skate: Canucks face Flyers as teams approach midway point

The Bullies are in town Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction The Vancouver Canucks host the Philadelphia Flyers in their second and final meeting of the season tonight at Rogers Arena. The Canucks will be playing in their second of back-to-back games tonight while the Flyers have been waiting for the Canucks to return home from last night’s...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 12/23 - 12/29

It's almost time to close the door on 2013. The last full week of the year didn't feature too many games due to the NHL's holiday break, but there were a few fights worth highlighting.  As we say goodbye to the year that was, all of us here at PDL want to thank you for taking the time to visit our little site. Countless hours go on behind the scenes to make all of this a reality...
Via Bloguin Best
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

It's almost time to close the door on 2013. The last full week of the year didn't feature too many games due to the NHL's holiday break, but there were a few fights worth highlighting.  As we say goodbye to the year that was, all of us here at PDL want to thank you for taking the time to visit our little site. Countless hours go on behind the scenes to make all of this a reality...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

We've covered the Boston Bruins pretty heavily here on PDL over the last few weeks. First there was the Thornton incident (you know, this thing which Thornton is appealing) and then we discussed Brad Marchand mocking the Canucks. You might be sick of the boys from Boston by now, but we promise that the top fight in this week's installment is worth bringing up the Bruins just one...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 12/9 - 12/15

We've covered the Boston Bruins pretty heavily here on PDL over the last few weeks. First there was the Thornton incident (you know, this thing which Thornton is appealing) and then we discussed Brad Marchand mocking the Canucks. You might be sick of the boys from Boston by now, but we promise that the top fight in this week's installment is worth bringing up the Bruins just one...
Via Bloguin Best
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler scores in OT, Flames edge Hurricanes 2-1

A tumultuous day for the Calgary Flames ended on a high note thanks to Chris Butler. The defenseman scored his second goal of the season at 4:56 of overtime after Karri Ramo stopped Jeff Skinner on a penalty shot late in the third period, giving the Flames a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Brian McGrattan also scored for Calgary and Paul Byron had two...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler, Flames edge Hurricanes in overtime 2-1

CALGARY, Alberta -- Chris Butler scored at 4:56 of overtime after Karri Ramo stopped Jeff Skinner on a penalty shot late in the third period, giving the Calgary Flames a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Brian McGrattan also scored for Calgary and Paul Byron had two assists, hours after the struggling Flames fired general manager Jay Feaster and assistant...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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