Oct 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle (25) checks Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille (20) along the boards during the first period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins battle twice during their win, Stars-Panters duke it out too.

The Boston Bruins have never had a problem with delivering its own form of justice on the ice.  (Much to the anger and loathing of fans across the NHL.) The Boston Bruins opened up their season with a 3-1 win. They also opened up the Bruins Boxing Club as well, having two fights on the heavyweight card last night.

Pierre-Cedric Lebrie and Shawn Thornton decided to start off the Bruins Boxing Club for the 2013-14 season. A spat between Lebrie and Bruins blueliner Adam McQuaid over a cross-check ended up being the opening battle of the season.

Radko Gudas and Jarome Iginla decided to be the stars in the second bout, after Gudas delivered a clean hit to Iginla that the future Hall of Famer found objectionable. Credit to Gudas for standing up for himself, and a not too surprising show for Iginla (his 56th fighting major of his career).

Here’s a good one from one of our new buddies in the Atlantic Division. The Florida Panthers racked up a few scrums last night because the Dallas Stars forgot one of the most important rules in hockey: Never touch your opponent’s goalie. It demands that they beat the snot out of you. When the goalie you attempt to rough up is Tim Thomas, expect the Florida Panthers to go a little berserk. Here’s part of the Dallas Stars-Florida Panthers fight.

Finally, here’s a decent length article from the folks over at Puck Daddy. Now, if you’ve read my stuff in the past, you know that the cast at Puck Daddy and I do not agree on much. (I guess that’s what happens when you decide to start a blogging job when the Bruins take on the Canucks for the Stanley Cup.) Well, the chaps over at Yahoo (pun intended) believe that fighting in hockey is bad, dangerous, and stupid. They believe it’s killing the game and it’s players. Me, I don’t agree. The argument is well thought out though, and if you want to give it a solid look, or agree with their opinion…

 

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