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Shane O’Brien Discusses His ‘Clown’ Fight

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

O’Brien raised his index finger and gestured to the crowd, palms up, as if to request more applause for his pugilistic feats. Kings Coach Terry Murray criticized him and called him a clown. O’Brien’s employers reportedly didn’t like it much, either, and called him in for a chat before he spoke to the media in Vancouver on Saturday.

“I wasn’t trying to show anybody up or anything like people keeping saying and talking about,” he told reporters in Vancouver before the Canucks flew to Los Angeles. “It was a big game, there was some emotion, the crowd was standing and next thing I know I was raising my hands in the air.

“It was probably a little immature and uncalled for, but at the same time, I don’t know, for those of you out there who have been in a fight sometimes you don’t think before you act—I’m pretty good at that. I’ve got to start thinking before I do stuff. I’ve done a lot worse in my life.”

He also complimented the Kings’ coach.

read on and watch the video of the fight if you missed it earlier…

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german_wing's avatar

well? o’brien is a clown.

Posted by german_wing from Frankfurt, Germany on 04/25/10 at 11:40 AM ET


Sounded like a solid, honest explanation. It is a jacked up game and sometimes emotions can get the better of people. Not a big O’Brien fan but I like what he said here.

Posted by Shane on 04/25/10 at 12:17 PM ET

german_wing's avatar

bad for him, as he was in trouble with his team again ...

and this is just ... lol:
“you don’t think before you act - I’m pretty good at that. I’ve got to start thinking before I do stuff.”

Posted by german_wing from Frankfurt, Germany on 04/25/10 at 12:35 PM ET

german_wing's avatar

from puck daddy:

“Can you imagine the reactions Tie Domi would have gotten had he been in his prime during the Internet age?”

scary thought *g*

Posted by german_wing from Frankfurt, Germany on 04/25/10 at 04:33 PM ET

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