It’s no secret that the NHL has been trying to clean up its long bloody history, but this is too much. It’s not every day you get to see a goalie fight. So when it finally happens you cherish it.
When you see tenders leave their creases and meet at center ice you think to yourself, “Holy shit, it’s happening! The moment is here! This is awesome!” Well, that’s exactly what I thought during the Pens and Habs game last night.
Budaj started chirping and doing some sort of shoulder shrugging fight dance. I guess Flower didn’t like the dance and before you know it helmets were off and we were on our way to an epic goalie fight.
But no, not today. The refs weren’t having it. They broke that shit up faster than a Kardashian marriage. They didn’t even make it pass their own blue line. Just when I thought I was gonna get it, I’m left thinking to myself “what the hell just happened?” I mean talk about a severe case of blue balls.
You can take a lot of things away from the sport I love and get away with it, but goalie fights isn’t one of them. Not even close bro. They have to stay. They’re just too rare and too awesome to be shut down like that. It’s like taking the main event out of Wrestlemania, it’s just madness.
The worst part is that you know the NHL front office is loving the shit out of this. They have these refs brainwashed into stopping these fights before they even happen. Look at how fast the refs react and tell me they haven’t been getting the message drilled into there heads every day.
I’m all for cleaning up the game, but this is going too far.