Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Video: Rangers/Canucks Mini Brawl & Bench Altercation

It was a pretty regular game up until this mini brawl in the third period which was sparked by Ryan Kesler jabbing Marian Gaborik with his stick as the teams were changing lines.

Then when all things appeared to be settled, Shane O'Brien, Darcy Hordichuk and Sean Avery got into an altercation on the bench. Thankfully Ray Ferraro was mic'd up between the benches working for TSN so we got to hear a little bit of what Sean Avery had to say (in the background at the 2:30 mark):
It sounds like Avery says "shut the f**k up, ya f**ckin bum, yeah, you're a f**ckin bum Horichuk... you don't even belong in this league"

Update: According to TSN:
Sources say Vancouver's Shane O'Brien will have a disciplinary hearing for using his stick to make contact with Ranger Sean Avery while both players were on their respective benches. O'Brien gave Avery a poke and Avery grabbed the stick out of O'Brien's hand.
Also, as expected:
Rangers forward Dane Byers was assessed an instigator penalty in a fight with Vancouver's Tanner Glass in the final five minutes of the game (18:50 of the third period) and that calls for an automatic one-game suspension and a $10,000 fine for Rangers coach John Tortorella.

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