Pugilism in pucks is a much discussed topic these days, and by all means feel free to share your thoughts in the comments to this post. But rather than dive into the issue head first (it is, after all, Friday), we'll dance around and glorify the fisticuffs a bit for now.
Inspired by Behindthenet's post on the top 25 fights over the past three seasons (as rated by you, the fans, at hockeyfights.com), here's a list of the top 10-rated Caps fights over that span (click on the combatants to go to the hockeyfights page for that bout):
|Donald Brashear vs. Jody Shelley||11/22/08||8.3||Brashear|
|Donald Brashear vs. Georges Laraque||10/20/07||8.1||Laraque|
|Donald Brashear vs. Andrew Peters||12/26/06||7.6||Peters|
|Matt Bradley vs. Milan Lucic||3/3/08||7.6||Lucic|
|Donald Brashear vs. Shawn Thornton||3/3/08||7.5||Brashear|
|Donald Brashear vs. Colton Orr||12/12/07||7.5||Brashear|
|Donald Brashear vs. Chris Neil||12/29/07||7.5||Brashear|
|Donald Brashear vs. Aaron Downey||12/27/06||7.3||Brashear|
|John Erskine vs. Brian McGrattan||12/6/06||7.3||McGrattan|
|John Erskine vs. Milan Lucic||1/3/08||7.1||Erskine|
And here's a look at that highest-rated fight over the past three seasons:
Agree or disagree - was that the "best" (whatever that means in this context) fight inolving a Cap in three years? What are your thoughts, more generally, on fighting in hockey?