Aftermath: The Leafs-Sabres Brawl

Steve Dangle
September 23 2013 12:40PM


Oh man.

The day after the big Leafs-Sabres brawl, there's a lot of fallout, and a lot of opinions.

Should Kessel have slashed that big dumb guy Brad Pitt killed at the beginning of Troy John Scott? Is Davis Clarkson getting a 10-game suspension? Is Bernier awesome for beating up Ryan Miller? Are you still reading this? Watch the video!

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Clarkson, Kessel face suspensions after line brawl

Cam Charron
September 23 2013 12:53AM

I'm a strict pacifist, but I have to admit I smirked a little when I saw that Bryan Flynn tapped out of his bout with Phil Kessel Sunday night after being cut. I smirked a little harder when Kessel skated by John Scott and speared him a little as Scott was engaged with David Clarkson. There wasn't a lot defensible in the brawl the Maple Leafs and Sabres got into Sunday. I hadn't seen the game up to that point, so there's little context for what happened on the ice leading up to the event, but if the video linked here at Sportsnet is any indication, Scott wanted to get into it with Kessel and mayhem broke loose.

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Justin Fisher
September 22 2013 08:54PM

So John Scott  jumps Phil Kessel and Phil Kessel two-hands John Scott (thrice) and David Clarkson leaves the bench to fight John Scott and Phil Kessel fights Brian Flynn and Jonathan Bernier fights Ryan Miller and David Clarkson gets a 10-game suspension and Jonathan Bernier celebrates with Justin Bieber.

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Steve Dangle Podcast - September 22 2013 - "Kaleta is a plug"

Steve Dangle
September 22 2013 08:26PM


Hey guys...

So uh...that Buffalo game got a little out of hand, eh?

Well, we recorded this podcast during that game, and stopped recording an hour before the big incident(s). We still talk about a whole lot of important and funny stuff that you'll love. Breathe it in, because it will probably be the last post that doesn't mention John Scott on this site for a while.

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Paul Ranger's creative shootout effort draws slash, laughs

Cam Charron
September 22 2013 01:28AM

The Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres played to a 2-2 draw on Saturday night in exhibition action, with the tiebreaker settled by a shootout that made it to 15 rounds before Jay McClement scored the goal. Of course, all anybody wants to talk about is Paul Ranger's effort, shown above.

We've seen a lot of dazzling moves in the shootout before. It has been around for eight years now, after all, at all levels of the game. I've never seen the "kick-stick" move, nor any variant. The best part of this clip is that Ranger and Randy Carlyle are both seen smirking before the shot, apparently aware of what's going to happen. After 19 shots failed to go in, what could go wrong?

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