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Fight night video: Erskine settles score with Asham

Dec 1, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT

Remember the last time the Penguins and Capitals faced one another on the ice? That was the game that Arron Asham dropped the gloves with Caps’ winger Jay Beagle, dropped the Caps forward, and let everyone know that he had just put him to sleep.  So when the two teams renewed acquaintances tonight, it wasn’t a question whether Asham would have to answer for his actions—it was a question of how long would it take before he was trading punches with someone his own size.

The answer: not long.  It only took John Erskine about five minutes to square off with Asham. The result was a flurry of roundhouse rights from both pugilists.

  1. ndrdog - Dec 1, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Why doesn’t Jay Beagle fight for himself, Crosby does!

    • danphipps01 - Dec 1, 2011 at 10:20 PM

      Why didn’t Crosby step up and fight for himself anytime in the last four months of the 2010/11 season?

      Oh, right.

  2. cmutimmah - Dec 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Beagle did fight for himself… that didn’t work out too well…

    PS – Crosby fighting is like a light loafered UFC. I expect a lot of work on the ground with Crosby trying to get control on some other guy’s back.

    • ndrdog - Dec 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM

      “I expect a lot of work on the ground with Crosby trying to get control on some other guy’s back.”

      And by that you mean some guy like Dave Steckel’s back right? Oh yea that’s right…

  3. hague507 - Dec 2, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    And that’s the way you do it. Have your fight and when it’s over you fix your hair and get into the penalty box. No need for Asham’s BS gestures.

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