One of the great beards in the sport of hockey is sported by Joe Thornton of the Sharks. Recently before the opening face off of the game, Thornton and Nasem Kadri of the Maple Leafs dropped the gloves.
No clue if it had anything to do with the classic hockey comedy, "Slap Shot" celebrating it's 40th anniversary of release over the weekend, but lots of fighting involved in a AHL game between Chicago and Iowa Saturday.
We may get an occasional fight here and there in an NHL game. Not since the ugliness of the Red Wings, Avalanche rivalry have I seen brawls like this recent game between Vancouver and Toronto that happened over the weekend.
Fighting is a major part of the sport of Hockey. Normally it is between two players, but in some cases you get some big brawls. In a recent KHL game in Russia, a game was cancelled as one player tried to fight the other team.