NHL fights are usually angry and filled with obscenities. The following bout between the San Jose Sharks’ Brenden Dillon and the Nashville Predators’ Austin Watson is just the opposite.
— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) March 15, 2017
The video of the two players’ fight went viral on social media Wednesday.
Dillon first pins Watson to the boards.
“You want it?,” Dillon asks.
“Yeah,” Watson replies.
The two players then drop their gloves and exchange punches for twenty seconds before Dillon ever-so courteously asks his adversary, “You done, bud?”
Watson confirms and congratulates his opponent: “Atta boy, good job.”
The two then head to their respective penalty boxes, where Dillon, apparently tuckered out from their mega-intense fight, shouts over to his attacker, “Hey Wats, we gotta work on our cardio this summer, huh?”
Watson agrees, “I’m dying after like 10 seconds, man.”
Yes, that’s friendly conversation between two humans who were punching each other in the face seconds earlier.
Before exiting the box, Watson shouts “Good luck the rest of the year, bud,” which is met with Dillon’s “Thanks, you too buddy.” I am so confused.
Talk about some polite, gentlemanly players. If every fight was resolved this pleasantly, there’d never be any wars.
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