Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Did Gleason Break The Code...?

Last night, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason, the team leader in PIM got into a disagreement with Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin at the end of the first period.

Here's the fight...
However one-sided it may have been...
((HT: Leafsvideos/Sportsnet))

Kulemin has 10 minor penalties this season- that's it.

Gleason was assessed a 5-minute major penalty for fighting as well as a 10-minute misconduct and game misconduct while Kulemin received a minor penalty for roughing but did not return to the game.

When an enforcer pairs off against a scorer, is it up to the scorer not to pick a fight with a more physical player, or is it up to the enforcer to pair off with someone else...???

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