I have never seen this sequence before in any hockey game.
Ah, the famous rookie mistake! I see that you have mistaken the preseason gongshow for an actual hockey game. You see, what happened was a bunch of future-MMA nobodies decided to wear skates and fight, because they sure as hell can't crack the NHL by playing hockey.
Someone writes a post about something interesting that they saw, and everyone has to jump on the most meaningless part of the post, i.e. "I've never seen this before".
For the record, I too saw the Bruins Stars game last year, but regardless, this doesn't happen everyday. Can't we just discuss the actual incident, maybe the players involved, instead of flexing our collective muscles and letting the OP know what a 'rookie' he is for not having seen this occur previously?
Hint: If this thread had gone in a different direction, maybe it wouldn't have died at 10 posts.
I know it's a stupid question to ask, but I am curious: were any of these rookies, you know, good at hockey?
I know it's secondary to punching skill, but it's a pet peeve of mine.
Yeah, there were some good players on both teams. Some top picks from the past few years. As far as the fighters, I'm not sure that any of the skilled players were involved. I think that's what you were asking about.