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Iginla gets revenge after getting clocked by Gudas

- October 4th, 2013
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Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla fights Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Radko Gudas at TD Garden in Boston, Oct. 3, 2013. (JARED WICKERHAM/Getty Images/AFP)

Enforcer? Jarome Iginla doesn’t need no stinkin’ enforcer.

The veteran winger, who signed with the Boston Bruins in the off-season, is one of those rare star players who doesn’t need protection. He can throw down just fine, as evidenced by Thursday night’s scrap with Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Radko Gudas.

Iginla picked his own fight after getting clobbered (cleanly) by Gudas as opposed to the Bolts blueliner getting harassed by a B’s goon. Iginla was just straight-up jacked to fight, although he probably also wanted to make a good first impression with the home crowd.

Both players also wear a visor and kept their helmets on.

The Bruins won the game 3-1.

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19 comments

  1. Harv | October 4, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Bush league!! Iginla takes a clean hit and then starts a fight. I guess nobody told Gudas he wasn’t allowed to hit the precious Iginla.

  2. Heywood | October 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Clown fight. Iginla just trying to get the crowd to like him after screwing them last season. Paging Captain Obvious!

  3. John | October 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

    After every big hit comes a fight. Nothing new. I agree it is stupid but it happens all the time. Not isolated to Iginla

  4. Sens4Life | October 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

    So both players kept their visors and helmets on but the top picture shows neither did. @HARV, agree it was a clean hit and Iggy started the fight. But the alternative is a staged fight between two goons. Iggy showed passion on the play and I have no problem with that whatsoever.

  5. MasterWooten | October 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

    When Jerome dropped his gloves, Radko could have walked away. Instead he accepted Jerome’s offer of a fight and got f*cked up. If you consent to fight you need to know that there’s a chance even if small that you could get hurt. They’re big multi-million dollar boys. Don’t cry for them Harv!

  6. Jacko | October 4, 2013 at 9:30 am

    more than likely spoken from someone who’s never played the game. it’s more than simply getting revenge….

  7. John | October 4, 2013 at 9:35 am

    completely agree HARV. someone who starts a fight after getting hit cleanly should get instigator and two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct. If tucking your jersey into your pants is unsportsmanlike conduct and acting like a bully after getting a clean hit isn’t, what is hockey coming to …

  8. deap | October 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

    “Both players also wear a visor and kept their helmets on.”

    Really? Photographic evidence suggests otherwise.

    I’m ok with Iggy needing to send a message to his new home crowd. Everybody knows that he’s a classy guy, on and off the ice.

  9. Confused? | October 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

    What I saw … Iginla got his clock cleaned by a very clean hit. Then he fought Gudas to a draw. I’d say Gudas was the winner of that war! If anything, the article should read’ Gudas making name for himself’

  10. EVF | October 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Screw you Harv. In the NHL there are precious few “super stars” that make their own space on the ice. For Iginla as a veteran star to step up and take care of his own business is a breath of fresh air.

  11. Romeo Echo | October 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

    It might have been a “clean hit”. But he got him when he was not looking and did not have the puck. Gudas found out what everyone in Calgary has known for years. Don’t Poke The Bear!!

  12. bob | October 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I think Iginla just told him. Gudas will think twice next time.

  13. Sparky | October 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Why bush league? I think the message was “i can take your big hit, can you take me coming back after you?”. I suspect that the next time someone lines up Iginla for a big hit (clean or not) they’ll be thinking about what might happen next. Smart move by Iginla.

  14. Krashman | October 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

    @Harv – I couldn’t have said it better.

  15. KRAZYKRAZ | October 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

    spoken like a true Leafs fan… LMFAO.. if it was Kessel he would still be laying on the ice and a member of the Leafs goon squad would be in the sin bin… go Bears!

  16. Greg | October 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Typical bruins (lack of) mentality. Even when they win, they still SUCK!

  17. Hutch | October 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    This is the way hockey fights should happen! Iginla took offense to the hit and went after the guy, no need for someone else to take him out.
    No preplanned “let’s go” crap!

  18. Jake | October 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Bush league?? Do you think Gudas will hit him like that again? Probably not and that was the point of the fight. Know the game before you comment and I f*ing dare you to talk trash to Iggy’s face. He is one of the very few skilled NHL players that deals with his own crap without a goon stepping in. Not a B’s fan or a Lames fan, just an Iggy fan!

  19. none | October 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    i love the people complaining about the coment that “both players kept their helmets on” and then saying “but the picture shows otherwise

    1) the rule is you can’t take your OWN helmet off just to fight
    2) during the fight, which started with helmets ON, they came lose, and thus off..
    3) once those were off, more pictures of the fight were taken
    4) they used one of those pictures
    5) clearly, you understand NOTHING, if complaining about the helmet bit, and not watching the video.
    6) thanks for showing the rest of us your ignorance!

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