And don't put a goon winger in to take the opening face-off and try to pretend that didn't go down exactly as planned.
It seemed pretty obvious that Sestito and Weise were the only ones interested in fighting when the puck dropped. All the Flames seemed pretty peppy though.
Torts is gonna pay for the BS between periods. I didn't mind the optics of it but he should show a bit more restraint.
Yup thats how it works. Bieksa knew that and I think thats why he would have gone over to fight Smid instead of the goon after telling the goon to back off on the new kid. If Bieksa's going to get kicked out of the game hes smart to take one of their defencemen with him.
Also Hartley can start whoever he wants, so can Torts. To me, both coaches can justify who they started, this has happened before. Whats classless is the lame excuse Hartley gave for starting the goon squad.
Douche move to not own his actions IMO.
Hartley's a straight up pindick.
Anyone who thinks otherwise is simply being an anti-fan.
All of these things.