No, I don’t like staged fighting anymore in the NHL, but I still think fighting has a place in the game of hockey. I’m not going to get into some long debate about it here, because it’s boring and the same points – for and against – have been made a gazillion times before. Kyle Burroughs definitely helped his Avalanche team tonight with his fight of the much bigger Minnesota Wild opponent, Nick Bjugstad.
It was Bjugstad who challenged the smaller Burroughs – playing in his first NHL game – to the fight. No doubt, he now probably wishes he hadn’t.
Burroughs clocked Bjugstad several times in winning the fight decisively. Avalanche teammates were all smiles after Burroughs returned to the bench after serving his five minutes.
Here’s the fight:
One-sided bout: Kyle Burroughs vs. Nick Bjugstad, April 05, 2021 – Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild https://t.co/cUtMN6FWow
— Adrian Dater (@adater) April 6, 2021
Let’s hope Bjugstad is OK.