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via Gordon McIntyre of the Vancouver Sun,

Terry Murray didn’t mind the Rick Rypien/Rich Clune fight, won hands-down by Rypien.

But he called Shane O’Brien a “clown” for the way he celebrated a narrow decision over Wayne Simmonds seven seconds earlier.

After Simmonds and O’Brien went to the ice with O’Brien on top, the Canucks defenceman got up like he was Tie Domi after thumping Bob Probert, first raising his index finger in the air like he’s No. 1, then waving his hands at the crowd with his palm uplifted.

“You don’t need to rub it in at the end of a fight, skating around with your hands in the air acting like the clown that he is,” Murray said.

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I watched the video before I read the description, and all I could think of was Probert-Domi fights,  of course the fight it-self was not as good, but the post-fight festivities, brought back good memories…

Posted by wingsnut25 on 04/24/10 at 01:56 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

got up like he was Tie Domi after thumping Bob Probert, first raising his index finger in the air like he’s No. 1

Just for the record, Domi NEVER thumped Probert. He may have scored a split decision on the judges scorecard, but their battles were mostly Domi receiving repeated blows to his cement skull , and then grinning & hot-dogging for the crowds.

Posted by Down River Dan on 04/24/10 at 02:29 PM ET


O’Brien is a clown!

Posted by Timbits on 04/24/10 at 03:27 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

to be honest, obrien was the chump that game.  Simmonds took off his helmet and was ready to tangle while obrien didnt even bother.  obrien got a few hits on simmonds but it was nothing earthshattering, as the power was just not there due to the arms of both players being tangled up.  I dont know why obrien would even bother lifting his hands in victory just because he wrestled simmonds down.

The rypien fight was by far the better fight.  Rypien is a monster, if anderson silva is the best pound for pound fighter in the ufc, rypien is clearly and by far the best in the NHL. 
He utterly destroyed clune

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 04/24/10 at 07:04 PM ET


You puritanical wussies are fussing about MANNERS after a HOCKEY fight? The guy was playing to the home crowd, most of whom probably had a good laugh and applauded him. It’s his job to get the team and the crowd into the game, and that’s what he did. And he got the opposing coach off his game, into the bargain. Well done, Shane O’Brien! DO IT AGAIN!

Posted by Shtikl on 04/25/10 at 01:15 PM ET

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