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Worst Fight of the Year Candidate

A friend of mine gave me a heads up last night that I should keep an eye out for a fight between Flyers forward Daniel Briere and Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic that he described as, “they basically embraced, played some grab-ass, gave each other a reach-around, and dropped to the ice in a man-hug.”

Well who WOULDN’T want to see that?  I mean… Wait, what?

Nevermind that the combatants in this fight aren’t what you would call “pugilists” in the first place but this had to be epic, right? Anyhow, your nominees for worst fight of the season are, shockingly, two guys that should never drop the gloves in the first place.  Let’s go to the videotape!

I just… I have no words as that barely qualifies as a fight. Giving them each five minutes for embarrassing themselves would be more apt to put in the box score rather than fighting. Waltzing, perhaps?  Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda did their best to shine up that turd because, really, what else are you going to say about it.

With all that said, there’s a long way to go for the title of “Worst fight of all time” as that honor belongs to Aaron Downey and Brad Norton years ago.

Perhaps I should’ve given you the heads up to mute the audio on that video. You’re welcome.

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