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Video- Gleason With A One Punch Takedown Of Kulemin

At the end of the 1st period in tonight’s game…

20:00 Carolina Tim Gleason: 5 minutes, fighting
20:00 Carolina Joni Pitkanen: 2 minutes, holding
20:00 Toronto Mikhail Grabovski: 2 minutes, roughing
20:00 Carolina Tim Gleason: 10 minutes, game misconduct
20:00 Toronto Nikolai Kulemin: 2 minutes, roughing

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  Tags: nikolai+kulemin, tim+gleason


Primis's avatar

And to top it all off, Kulemin was wearing a visor, and still got the crap beat out of his face.

Why does Kulemin only get 2:00?  He threw gloves down, that’s a *fight*.  The fact that it was one-sided and he got his aft beat shouldn’t matter…

Posted by Primis on 01/25/11 at 12:13 AM ET

K24's avatar

I second that, Primis.  I’ve seen players get more minutes for less.  Kulemin threw some punches before taking his gloves off, too.

Posted by K24 from NYC on 01/25/11 at 12:49 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

He threw gloves down

He did? I cant see his left arm, but his right hand is still gloved when he hits the ice. It looks like they both come off after he hits the deck. But he certainly was flailing around gloves on before he got clobbered.

And how does one get the only fighting penalty without getting an instigator?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/25/11 at 01:31 AM ET


Kulemin clearly never dropped the gloves.  HOWEVER, he felt the freedom to punch Gleason TWICE in the face in a scrum when Gleason had no ability to square up.

Hate to say it, but he got what he paid for.  You throw, you go.

If you want to corral and hold, you corral and hold.

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 01/25/11 at 01:44 AM ET

RedMenace's avatar

I don’t know how anyone can call that worthy of a game misconduct—he was engaging, and he got put down.  Didn’t drop his gloves but if you’re in that sort of position, you have to be ready for it.

They were both tossing gloved shots, and Gleason got the drop on him.

Like Unicorn Force said (or to add another saying to the pile): Don’t square up if you don’t intend on dancing.

Posted by RedMenace from A Tormented Hellscape on 01/25/11 at 06:10 AM ET

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