CALGARY, AB – JANUARY 21: Deryk Engelland #29 of the Calgary Flames fights Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 21, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 15 in the NHL

Ready for more hockey fights? Of course you are and you’re in luck as you’ve come to the right place. Once again, we picked the five best hockey fights from the previous week of NHL action and this week we have some real gems.

Video: Milan Lucic destroys Austin Watson with a monster hit

Milan Lucic delivered one of the best hits of the season on Friday night, destroying Auston Watson with a huge shoulder-to-shoulder check behind the Edmonton goal. The hit sent Watson flipping/spinning through the air and eventually gave the Oilers a powerplay as Watson foolishly retaliated after the whistle.

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 10: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Corey Crawford believes better ice, not smaller equipment, is the key to higher scoring

The NHL is always looking for ways to increase scoring and the most popular option involves shrinking the equipment worn by the league’s goaltenders. Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford has a different idea and it involves improvements to the playing surface. Speaking with the Chicago Sun-Times, Crawford believes that the quality of the ice is the […]

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 14 in the NHL

The NHL has hit its midway point and that means the battle for the playoffs is officially on. It’s make or break time for most NHL teams and that usually produces some intense fights. This week is a great collection of scraps, including a couple from some unlikely sources.

Video: Andrew Shaw blindsides Jesper Fast, fights J.T. Miller

Andrew Shaw’s first game back with the Montreal Canadiens was both eventful and short-lived. Shaw returned from a concussion and immediately caused some controversy in the first period, dishing out a blindside hit to Jesper Fast before fighting J.T. Miller. Shaw was ejected and it’s possible he may receive some additional discipline from the Department of Player […]

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 29: Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche fights Austin Watson #51 of the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center on November 29, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Avalanche traded Cody McLeod as a favor to him

[link_box id=”22277″ site_id=”17″ layout=”link-box-third” alignment=”alignright”]The Colorado Avalanche recently traded Cody McLeod to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Felix Girard. The trade, one which will likely be the first of many involving the Avs, was the first move by a team which desperately needs to rebuild and get younger. Aside from the obvious need to rebuild, the […]

Video: Here’s a monster blindside hit from the Finnish Liiga

When Joe Finley was unable to secure a job in the NHL and decided to take his talents abroad, it seemed pretty likely that he’d fade into hockey obscurity. Finley joined HIFK in the Finnish Liiga prior to 2016-17 and he got the hockey community buzzing for a monster blindside hit on Michel Miklík.