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Adam Burish chucks a Jets player’s glove into the crowd

Mar 15, 2012, 12:36 AM EDT

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If you watch NHL Network often, you’ve probably seen the video of Jacques Plante coming into a game after his team’s starting goalie was unable to play because his mask was thrown into the crowd.

I couldn’t help but think back to that clip when hearing of Dallas Stars’ tough guy Adam Burish‘s antics. In case you haven’t heard, Burish threw a Winnipeg Jets player’s glove into the crowd at the MTS Centre as part of a scrum during what would eventually be a 5-2 Winnipeg win. Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski provides a frame-by-fame look as video isn’t available just yet:


Wyshynski indicates that it was Tanner Glass‘ glove and captures the scene:

As Burish was being escorted to the penalty box by linesman Bryan Pancich, he leaned down and picked up a Jets player’s glove. Carrying it in his right hand, he hurled it over the glass with an underhand toss, a few rows deep, before reaching the sin bin.

Tanner Glass was not amused. He rushed over and shoved the linesman out of the way — before sandwiching him in an attempt to get to Burish. (Not sure what the League will think of that.) Glass missed with a haymaker on Burish before the other linesman and a referee arrived to break up the fight.

Both players were given roughing minors and misconducts. Burish was given an unsportsmanlike conduct minor and a game misconduct. If he receives anything else from the NHL, hopefully it’s just a fine. While not the epitome of class, this isn’t a suspendable offense.

What do you think? Is Burish deserving of a suspension for his equipment-related tomfoolery? Will NHL Network create video tributes for that scene? Do tell.

  1. paledevil - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    top 5 on the koolest guy in the league scale. When is Burrish getting twitter?

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    Suspension? I hope not. But I’m sure he’ll be getting a call from Shanny telling him not to do it again.

  3. seaner44 - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Bettman will wait until they play in Dallas next and give him the chair.

  4. tjv027 - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Where’s that, the minors?

  5. ndemers5 - Mar 15, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    that’s just in called for and he will probably get suspension

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