In the 477th game of his NHL career, Eric Fehr just participated in his first fight. The former Cap/current Penguin/author of The Bulliest Dozer dropped gloves with the eminently punchable Brandon Dubinsky during Pittsburgh’s game against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Look how angry he is.
Go Fehrsie! Go!
Fehr’s last pro fight came in the AHL in January of 2007 against none other than Troy Brouwer.
“We didn’t like each other when we were in junior,” Brouwer told CSN’s Chuck Gormley.
Once in the big leagues, Fehr no longer used his fists to resolve conflicts, but he came close a few times. Earlier this calendar year, Fehr nearly fought TJ Oshie.
The current tension in Pittsburgh might explain this scrap. Pittsburgh is 17 points behind the Capitals and just four points out of last place in the division. Their coach got fired, their star player is injured, their OTHER star player is now injured, their goalie is concussed, and on top of all that they have to play half their games in Pennsylvania.
Fehr was asked if his fight was a response to Dubinsky x-check to Crosby in Nov. His reply was curt:
“It's just two players playing hard.”
— Seth Rorabaugh (@SethRorabaugh) December 22, 2015
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