Last night you may have been watching Breaking Bad, The Emmys, the series finale of Dexter or maybe you don’t have Leafs TV. Well then you missed this! I think that someone forgot to tell the Leafs & Sabres that it was only the pre-season. Tempers boiled over and the fire works came out.
Here’s what started it all…
Cory Tropp and a big guy trying to make the Leafs Jamie Devane go at it. Devane is a bigger player but it looks like they went back and forth to start it. The mitts come off and then as they go down Tropp hits his head and is dazed. Just the way he went down, no one drove his head into the ice at all. Buffalo thought this was a big guy picking on a smaller guy who doesn’t usually fight and just scored a goal…. see that fight below
Needless to say Buffalo not so impressed. So they throw out John Scott. Who is 6’8″ and 270lbs. To put it mildly he’s a heavyweight in the league. He’s got a career five points in the NHL. So not exactly a finesse guy. He sees it as they went after a smaller guy of ours. I’m going after one of theirs. Randy Caryle tried to defuse the situation by throwing out his top line hoping that “the code” would come into play and it would stop them from going after anyone. Nope. Not even a little bit. Clarkson then comes off the bench (he’ll get 10 games for that), Kessel plays hacksaw Jim Duggan and chops Scott to save his own ass. He’ll see some suspension time for the chops for sure too. Then Jonathan Beriner decides to get into the action with Ryan Miller and well I’ll let you see who won that one. Kessel will also see some time for the late spear. See the full video below. It’s pretty wild.
We’ll await suspensions as they should be handed down today at some point. Also mark Nov 15th on your calendar. That’s when they meet again and I don’t think that this will be forgotten at all.