Now that NHL hockey’s been back on track for a while, it’s time to properly celebrate the 60th season of Hockey Night in Canada and honestly, when you think of HNIC who do you think of first? I know, I know, Don Cherry. But who’s a close second? You can admit it. You’re tuning in to be entertained by the class clown, delightful hand-talking analyst and former Bruins fan favourite, ass kicker #42 P.J. Stock.
It was April 4th, 1999 and New York Islanders’ goalie Dan Cloutier went absolutely insane on Tommy Salo. Forget that Cloutier is now more known for this and Salo for a glaring mistake at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
What starts off with many guys squaring off (including Trevor Linden, Zdeno Chara, P.J. Stock, and more) leads to Cloutier literally dragging Salo along the ice and threatening the entire Rangers bench.
Stick with it, things really get interesting around the 1:12 mark.
Glorious. Happy Friday.
As the offseason stretches into some of the hottest months of the year, it’s pretty fun heading back to the vaults and reliving some of the best fights on ice. Thinking cool can help combat humidity, right?
Anyways, this week’s fight comes from January 5th 2002. Newer hockey fans may only know P.J. Stock from his work on the CBC or his appearance on Battle of the Blades.
It wasn’t that long ago that he was one of the most prolific enforcers in the game. It’s easy to see why in the clip below.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the top fight of the decade according to Puck Daddy.