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from John Allemang of the Globe and Mail,
“I don’t regret the decision,” says David Dziurzynski, sitting in the emptied arena of the Binghamton Senators, the Ottawa farm team in upstate New York where he was consigned last March shortly after he came back from his fight-induced headaches and whiplash.
He’s staring straight ahead into the darkened rink, where skaters share the ice with logos for Dunkin’ Donuts (“Official coffee of the B-Sens”) and Cost Cutters Family Hair Care (“Just Your Style”).
“Obviously it was unfortunate how it ended, but I would do it again. Hopefully it would end differently.”
If the fight had turned out better, maybe he would have stuck with Ottawa instead of returning to the rough-edged city on the Susquehanna known to jovial minor-leaguers as Bingo. Every player who’s called up to an NHL team fixates on what he needs to do to stay with the big team and never again endure a six-hour bus ride along the AHL’s Interstates.
“You’ve got to take every game like it’s going to be your last,” David says, “especially when you’re getting your first chance. Every shift I’d go out and play my hardest and show what I could do.”
If you don't remember or want to watch again the fight Dziurzynski had with the Leafs' Frazer McLaren, watch it below...
from Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star,
“Oh my gosh, I like to think of myself as a pretty strong hockey mom because I’ve seen pretty much all of it but I was instantly sick to my stomach — that sickening feeling when you just don’t know,” she says, recalling the overwhelming helplessness as the game broadcast unfolded 11 days ago.
The mother watched as her son, rubbery-legged and disoriented, was helped to the Ottawa dressing room. Then she waited.
After 20 minutes, the phone rang.
“He called and said, ‘I’m okay.’ . . . Of course, I was crying. Because I’m a mom I guess.”
“I knew she’d be worried,” the 23-year-old says of being the reassuring voice at the other end of the line. “As soon as I got everything figured out, I thought I should give her a call. It probably didn’t look too good on TV.”
No it didn’t. And as it got replayed over and over again on the highlight shows, fuelling the fighting-in-hockey debate, Dziurzynski became part of Canada’s hockey consciousness in just his 10th NHL game. Many Canadians now know his name even if they’d have no idea how to spell it.
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN on the fight last night between David Dziurzynski and Frazer McLaren,
The sight of Ottawa Senators forward Dave Dziurzynski lying on the ice, knocked out, after a getting pounded into submission by Toronto Maple Leafs heavyweight Frazer McLaren sickened me to no end.
Oh, wait, no one ever gets hurt in a hockey fight, right?
What a crock.
I am 100% behind LeBrun on this, what good are they, most happen either at the start of the game or right after the puck is dropped from a faceoff.
These types of fights add nothing to the game and have been disgusting to watch.
Yes, I think fighting should be part of the game, but these staged fights have never been part of the game.
Missed the fight? Watch it here.
Dziurzynski was out cold for a few moments but recoved enough to be helped off the ice.