Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fighting Goalies and Dueling Russians

I know you've probably all seen Marc Andre Fleury, and MadMax 'duke it out' pre-game, but what you might not know is that MAF has a wicked right. I ran onto some footage that shows once again that the Tower of Flower Power is just that. And not just between the pipes. When he was the goalie for the Cape Breton Fighting Eagles it seems he lived up to the 'Fighting' part anyway. Check about :33 and 3:32 into this to see what I mean.

That gangly, smiling, soft spoken young man can throw a mean punch. And that was before he'd met Big Georges! Imagine what he can do now that he's had a bit of instruction.

Blogger Busted: Ok, MAF actually played for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, I was trying to play a little fast and loose because I'd found a vid of Screaming Eagles fighting and I thought it sounded cooler. Apologies will be made, kowtowing will ensue, hara-kiri will be committed. Props to reader Ultra Chrome for... well basically busting me.... lol

Upcoming game notes: When most writers and fans talk about tonight's Pens-Crapitals game, the obvious focus is on Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Examples? Dan Rosen, over at does it, Tarek El-Bashir at the Washington Post does it, innumerable Bloggers like Washington's own The Hockey Mom, do it, but I'm taking a different look down memory lane. To a certain game in Jan of last season when former room-mates, Ovy and The Incredible Malk, each acted like the other had stuck him with the room check.

Those two were gunning for each other all night. So, the statistics may watch Sid/ Ovie, but I'm keeping my beady little eyes on the personal rivalry that seems to have grown from the Cold War between the Russians.


Lauren said...

A friend of mine seriously just had a conversation about goalie fights the other night, and we got to wondering what Fleur would be like in a scrap. Seeing this video was great - it'd be interesting to see what his fighting style is like now!

ultra-chrome said...

Isn't it the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles??

Thanks for the vid. I've often wondered if he could hold his own if it came down to it and now I see he can.

Stagerat said...

Well...... yes, Ultra-chrome, but that doesn't segue' neatly into a fighting vid. lol

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ultra-chrome said...

I have to agree, Stagerat.

It's downright inconsiderate of the team calling themselves what they did.

Should we start looking out for a vid of Flower screaming?

Stagerat said...

I was going to say 'how could we find such a calm even tempered guy screaming?' then I remembered I said the same thing about him fighting....