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Former Penguin fight story

Postby FLPensFan on Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:48 pm

Came across this group of tweets from Aaron Portzline, who covers the Blue Jackets, reflecting on a past memory of CBJ games (involving a former Penguin).

Blue Jackets versus Atlanta Thrashers some years ago.
Columbus is losing after the 1st period.
At the start of the 2nd, from the bench, Kevin Dineen of CBJ ask ATL d-man Chris Tamer if he wants to fight.
The clearly bigger Tamer is a bit puzzled, wondering why the smaller, old vet wants to fight, but agrees.
Dineen then says "And if you're a real man, we will fight left handed." Tamer says whatever and agrees.
First time Tamer is on the ice, CBJ coach sends Dineen over the boards and they go at it.
After about 6-8 lefts from Dineen, Tamer is dropped to his knees and the linesman step in.
Dineen gets to the box first but doesn't go in, and stands in the doorway waiting for Tamer to come over, as he has a message for him.
As Tamer skates over, Dineen shouts "By the way....I'm left handed."

I thought it was funny, and sounds like something Tamer would be goaded into.
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Re: Former Penguin fight story

Postby Humperdink on Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:25 pm

Former Penguin Georges Laraque was a southpaw. One of the many reasons why the opposing players feared him.
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Re: Former Penguin fight story

Postby ville5 on Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:26 am

Speaking of fighting, here's a TSN piece on former tough guy Matt Johnson. Tragic. Hope he can seek out and get help before it's too late.
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Re: Former Penguin fight story

Postby Humperdink on Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:12 am

ville5 wrote:Speaking of fighting, here's a TSN piece on former tough guy Matt Johnson. Tragic. Hope he can seek out and get help before it's too late.


Wow. I read the article. What a sad, sad story. I felt terrible reading what his family is going through.

http://longform.tsn.ca/searching-for-matt-johnson
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Re: Former Penguin fight story

Postby brwi on Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:16 am

Humperdink wrote:
ville5 wrote:Speaking of fighting, here's a TSN piece on former tough guy Matt Johnson. Tragic. Hope he can seek out and get help before it's too late.


Wow. I read the article. What a sad, sad story. I felt terrible reading what his family is going through.

http://longform.tsn.ca/searching-for-matt-johnson


That's pretty awful for all.
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Re: Former Penguin fight story

Postby ville5 on Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:48 pm

Humperdink wrote:
ville5 wrote:Speaking of fighting, here's a TSN piece on former tough guy Matt Johnson. Tragic. Hope he can seek out and get help before it's too late.


Wow. I read the article. What a sad, sad story. I felt terrible reading what his family is going through.

http://longform.tsn.ca/searching-for-matt-johnson

Thanks Hump for the link. :lol:
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Re: Former Penguin fight story

Postby Faubert5 on Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:00 pm

brwi wrote:
Humperdink wrote:
ville5 wrote:Speaking of fighting, here's a TSN piece on former tough guy Matt Johnson. Tragic. Hope he can seek out and get help before it's too late.


Wow. I read the article. What a sad, sad story. I felt terrible reading what his family is going through.

http://longform.tsn.ca/searching-for-matt-johnson


That's pretty awful for all.

Makes the department of player safety's half-assed approach to discipline all the more difficult to understand. I know this case is different but a concussion is a concussion.
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Re: Former Penguin fight story

Postby Great58 on Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:12 am

You’ve all read the Steve Montador story in Ken Dryden’s book Game Changer? Pretty similar tale. Highly recommend.
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