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Watch Wayne Simmonds beat up a German Div. 2 player

Oct 8, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

In late September, a few eyebrows were raised when Wayne Simmonds signed on to play in Germany’s second division with the world-renowned Crimmitschau Hockey and Tennis Club.

This weekend, more eyebrows went up.

In a game between Crimmitschau and the Fischtown Pinguins, Simmonds dropped the gloves with Pinguins forward Ralf Rinke.

Contrary to popular belief, Ralf Rinke wasn’t one of the villains from Inglorious Basterds. He’s just a hockey player.

Anyway, the bout did not go well for ol’ Ralfie (FF to 1:53):

Simmonds fought a career-high 10 times for the Flyers last season, which included tilts against quality opponents like Brandon Prust, Deryk Engelland, David Clarkson and Derek Dorsett.

This reputation was clearly not lost on Rinke, who showed off his battle scars on Facebook:

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(Photo courtesy Yahoo’s Sean Leahy, by way of ISport)

If you couldn’t figure it out, that’s Rinke with the mangled eye socket.

Simmonds is probably happy NHL clubs aren’t allowed to have contact with their players during the lockout, because someone from the Flyers would probably be blowing a gasket at him right about now.

Related: It’s official — Flyers sign Simmonds to six-year, $23.8 million extension

  1. bongdestroyer69 - Oct 8, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    what is wrong with you?

    • Mike Halford - Oct 8, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      He won’t have a chance to explain himself. Comment deleted, commenter banned.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

        I hope it was blomfeld

      • micklethepickle - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

        More likely a Bruins fan – we all know how much they appreciate racial diversity in pro sports, lol

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM

        Because Philly is known for their delicate handling of race relations….

      • blomfeld - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM

        You do eh ? … well I hope you enjoy this “pleasant” little number ! :)

      • kitshky - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:50 PM

        *clap *clap *clap…

        As much as you do drive me nuts sometimes … this one actually really made me laugh. Well done.

  2. Stiller43 - Oct 8, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Aweee i wanted to see the comment!! Ehh it was probably lame and racial.

    Anyway, he just wanted to feel at home fighing a penguin…at least im guessing thats what “pinguin” translates to.

    I greatly look forward to the day we can stop reading these articles and read about real nhl games (no offense pht writers)

    • chronwall - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:10 PM


  3. somekat - Oct 8, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    I’m assuming it was some sort of racial comment directed towards Simmonds, which is a shame. The kid is one of the best young power forwards in the game. I expect him to do a lot of damage for the Flyers over the next few seasons, and give opposing fans plenty of reasons to dislike him, but skin color is an idiotic one.

    But if that kid can figure out a way to put on 15-20 lbs (he’s strong now, imagine if he wasn’t rail thin, 6’2 183 would look much better as 6’2 200), without losing much in the way of speed, he is going to be a problem for the rest of the league.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

      Why would you assume that? I despise your victim mentality

  4. danphipps01 - Oct 8, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Didn’t know Simmonds was that good a fighter (looking at the list of opponents he took on last year). I knew he was happy to drop the gloves, but Engelland’s supposed to be one of the best in the League. Wonder how well Simmonds would fit on a line with Giroux as an eventual replacement for Hartnell.

  5. sportsfreak13 - Oct 8, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Simmonds probably got confused and didnt realize he was playing the pinguins and not the penguins. Man do i miss hockey.

  6. husky2score - Oct 8, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Wish the headline was “Wayne Simmonds gets beat up by a Division II German hockey player”

  7. xaf605 - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Agree huskey

  8. timmons94 - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Overrated hockey player beats up guy who weighs 30 to 40 lbs less then him. He fits in well in filthydelphia

    • ml3939 - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      Misinformed troll displays stupidity- Simmonds is no more than 185 lbs soaking wet. Rinke is 175 lbs. No significant size difference here.

    • phillyphanatic76 - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      What exactly makes Simmonds overrated? I don’t think pundits or fans ever mention his name amongst the top power forwards in the league. If anything he’s underrated. He scored close to 30 goals last season and has incredible toughness (like when a puck almost destroyed his face in warmups then he went out and scored two key goals). And he’s not much bigger than that German guy.

  9. travishenryskid - Oct 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Rob Ray would’ve been proud of how quickly he got that jersey off. Guess they don’t have to tie them down in Germany.

  10. chronwall - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Good on him
    I certainly wouldnt wana fight the simmer 😛

  11. phillyphannn83 - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    @ travishenryskd, they’re only secured by one button on the back, even in the nhl

  12. bleed4philly - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Broadstreet bully strikes even during a lockout!!! flyers east represent!!! (I’m an idiot, I just miss hockey, bleep bettman)

  13. theenutty - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Wow, those uniforms have more sponsors on them than the side panel of a Nascar.

  14. ragsrus - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    I agree with all the comments. His race is not a valid reason to hate him. Rather the mere fact that he wears orange and black is enough for me to hate his guts. Lets resume the Flyers-Rangers wars shall we?

  15. joewilliesshnoz - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Typical Philthy thug !

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