Krejci Drops ‘Em

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Well, considering it was a 4-3 loss to the hated Montreal Canadiens, last night’s game was pretty entertaining and certainly easier to swallow than the previous one against Buffalo. The highlight of the game, for this knuckledragger anyway, was the improbable scrap between David Krejci and Mike Cammaleri, both non-fighters and their respective team’s offensive stars. Take a gander.

I like the square off. Krejci moves in with the same slow calmness he seems to use in playmaking situations. Offers to drop the helmet and visor but Cammaleri wants to hang on to the protection. It’s a win for Krejci as he landed the only punches of the fight and bloodied the Habs’ scorer. The good folks at hockeyfights.com agree.

Someone needs to help me identify the commentator in that clip, however, so monsterously uninformed that he refers to Krejci as a Bruins’ “tough guy”. Seriously? Did you get the job yesterday and maybe come over from calling indoor lacrosse? Was this the first time you were inside an NHL arena? New to Canada, are you?

How can you call a game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens and not know who David Krejci is?

And if being beaten up by a smallish, playmaking European skill player in his first ever fight in the NHL is a “moral victory” for Mike Cammaleri…?

Then it’s going to be one hell of a boost to his ego when he fights Sergei Samsonov, that’s for sure.

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2 Responses to “Krejci Drops ‘Em”

  1. Ken Socrates Says:

    From bullysf at hockeyfights:

    “For those who don’t know: Bob Cole, the CBC announcer, is old, blind, prob has mild alzheimer’s and is generally considered somewhat of a buffoon even by a multitude of Canadians. He usually screws-up names if he’s not talking about the Maple Leafs.”

    Sounds like the perfect announcer for the Habs.

  2. nightfly Says:

    Islanders color man Butch Goring is getting a Kinerian reputation for mangling names. He has called Camalleri “Calamari,” for example.

    Calamari missed his chance to scrap with 18-year old Nino Neiderreiter of the Isles during the preseason… got knocked down on a (clean) hit and got up and bravely chased after Nino, swinging his stick. Maybe he thought Krejci was a softer touch than a teenager… though not quite soft enough to take off his helmet and visor.

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