Big Week for the Gooners
It's been a big week for those who love fighting in hockey.
First, last week Anaheim GM Brian Burke pushed through a small change in the instigating rule as it pertains to suspensions.
Second, the goon crew had a weekend of fantasies fulfilled with the Sabres and Senators dropped the gloves over and over, leaving Chris Drury sidelined with a concussion.
Finally this morning came the news that the highly talented Pittsburgh had surrendered to all the pressure around them and brought in enforcer Georges Laraque from Phoenix.
Laraque is probably the NHL's toughest heavyweight, although more and more you've heard whispers of late that like all tough guys, from Dave Semenko to Tie Domi, he's been less willing to scrap, particularly this season.
He has very limited ability, and probably will only dress for some of Pittsburgh's playoff games.
But the goon crowd has got to be thrilled with this one today, the crowning achievement of a week that dragged the NHL a few steps backwards.