Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bench-clearing brawl, Part 2

No rivalry in any professional sport was more feisty than the Blackhawks-North Stars one in the 1980s and early '90s. The fans hated each other. The players hated each other. The coaches hated each other.

All that hatred boiled over on a night 20 years ago in the old Chicago Stadium. This came to mind after I wrote about the brawl between Canada and Russia durig the 1987 World Juniors. That one still gets my vote as the worst ever due to the circumstances.

Anybody remember this one? Man, I miss those days. I never would have considered cheering for the Hawks like I do now if the North Stars hadn't been stolen away.

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