Worse than the Orr beatdown on Carkner...I'm surprised Glass wasn't seriously injured.
Orr knocked Carkner down, no damage done, Orr overpowered him and won the 1st fight, Carkner sat 5 and came back. Second fight almost the same except Carkner came out and demolised Orr's face and Orr had to leave the game.
Where was Hordi? Was he not dressed for this game? If so that is his job to challenge Carkner, no need for Glass to be doing that is Hordi is in the lineup
I'm not sure if Carkner obliges Hordichuk in this situation, though. Glass was looking to make some noise, because he wants to win a roster spot. Hordichuk has been around for a while, Ottawa at that point had all the momentum, and Carkner is just a much more useful player. The fight seemed like more of a favour to Glass than anything else, despite the outcome.
First off, I like Glass's heart & all...and his willingness to 'take one for the team', but he should freakin' realize who he's going up against. If Carkner had laid out a Sedin or something and you have to respond - that's one thing. But in this case - Glass was a bit foolish to try & spark his team by taking on Carker. He stepped up too many weight classes in that one, and it showed.
Not sure why Hordichuk was dressed against the Canadiens the other night - who lack any real tough guys - but NOT against Ottawa who have both Carkner & Neil to contend with. Odd choice by Vigneault.
As for 'Beatdown of the year' - uhhh, no. I totally disagree. Ya, he got tuned pretty good - but it wasn't even the biggest beatdown a Canuck has taken this year.
For that, see: Bolduc, Alex
That was another case of 'big heart - small brain'.
Last edited by JerkChicken: 02-05-2010 at 03:34 PM.