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Avs/Blues- Bad Blood Brewing

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

But this idiot also makes the following observations about the game tonight:

- Chris Stewart made a classless gesture after dropping the gloves with a 35-year-old defenseman and winning the fight, throwing his arms in the air. The Avs thought so too.

- Patrick Bordeleau was sent out on the ice by Patrick Roy later to see if Stewart wanted to drop the gloves with someone more his own size (and no, Sarich is not a small man, but not a heavyweight guy like Stewart), but the referees wouldn’t allow it. They gave Bordy a 10-minute misconduct. Now, I can see why this happened. The league is hyper-sensitive right now about staged fights and fighting in general, so they nipped this in the bud before something could happen. And I can respect that.

So, why did Bordy get another 10 minutes at the end of the game when Blues goon Ryan Reaves came on the ice to line up against him, to do the same thing? The referees weren’t good on that instance.

- Nov. 27 can’t come soon enough for me. The rematch with the Blues is going to be nasty at the Pepsi Center, count on it. A Patrick Roy-coached team is going to get even in the fight department, take it to the bank.

more and you can watch the "classless gesture" below...

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Hank1974's avatar

First, Stewart isn’t a heavyweight. Maybe if you took it in the literal sense regarding Stewarts weight.
But if we’re talking fighting acumen then you can’t consider him a top enforcer. More like a middleweight.
So him fighting Sarich isn’t that big of a stretch - especially when you consider he’s had 50 fights to Stewarts 35.

Regarding Stewart’s gesture after winning the fight, as a fan of neither team, I didn’t see this as a sign of disrespect - more like a way of getting the crowd pumped.
I’ve seen this several other times with other players in the past. No big deal.

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/15/13 at 09:36 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Agreed Hank.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/15/13 at 09:37 AM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

This is probably just Dater inventing storylines in an attempt to generate some fan interest with the Avs

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 11/15/13 at 10:01 AM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

if anything Sarich deserved to get a beating after sticking his knee out like that…. good fight

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 11/15/13 at 10:04 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Sarich is a dirtbag with a history of illegal hits.  He also is a guy that has been known to fight.  This notion he’s not a fighter is stupid beyond belief.  I realize his career fights are spread across more years but look:  if you hit 50 in career fights, you’re a fighter.  There are gobs and gobs of NHL players with very long careers that will never even begin to approach 50 career fights.

And the fact that the Avs are the org that DRAFTED and developed Stewart… well, I think that speaks for itself more than anything Dater or the Avs can say about him.  Sounds to me more like Trader’s Remorse than anything.

Posted by Primis on 11/15/13 at 11:35 AM ET

hockeychic's avatar

It was an all around ugly game. 

A Patrick Roy-coached team is going to get even in the fight department, take it to the bank.

-wouldn’t you rather come ahead on the scoreboard than the fight department?

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 11/15/13 at 11:51 AM ET

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