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Clune got away with the first hit in the video, but the second one he got caught
Major for boarding, no game misconduct.
via the Toronto Maple Leafs,
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the team has signed forward Rich Clune to an NHL contract. Clune, who had previously signed an AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies this past off-season, will join the Maple Leafs today for practice.
Clune, 28, has collected five points (two goals, three assists) and 18 penalty minutes in eight games with the Toronto Marlies so far this season. Clune has played in 120 career NHL games with Los Angeles and Nashville, registering 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) and 305 penalty minutes. The Toronto, Ontario native has also skated in 345 career AHL games, collecting 97 points (34 goals, 63 assists) and 1115 penalty minutes. Clune was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 3rd round (71st overall) during the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
That Clune, an experienced fighter, took on an inexperienced player who has barely any track record with fisticuffs didn’t sit well with some of the Capitals even though they acknowledged Wey wasn’t ambushed into fighting.
“They had a little tangle before the fight and they were talking to each other a bit and Weysie seemed to be a willing combatant,” Troy Brouwer said. “But at the same point guys who are known to be fighters, they have to have enough respect to pick their spots to know when guys are able to fight fighters.”
Said Oates: “I’m surprised the guy would do that but they had contact, they kind of looked each other in the eye and Patrick also didn’t back down. Got to give him credit for that.”
more including Oates saying it appears Wey will be okay. No concussion test was given last night but he did not return to the game..
Watch the fight below...
Clune received 5 for interference, a 20 and game misconduct.
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
It's the spring of 2010. Rich Clune is sitting on the Los Angeles Kings' bench in the first round of the playoffs as the Kings take on the Vancouver Canucks.
The Toronto native is in the NHL. He's on "Hockey Night in Canada." He's living the dream.
Except his legs are cramping up because he's not sleeping and he's not eating properly; he hasn't for a long time, in fact.
The perpetual drinking and the other drugs have sapped him of his strength and conditioning and, worse, his desire to play the game. And in the moment that should have been a cherished memory for life, burnished to a healthy glow to be remembered with pride and shared with children and grandchildren, Clune is instead filled with disgust and self-loathing at what his life had become, what he had become.