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Video: Brashear’s punch evokes memories of Bertuzzi

Jan 12, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

Donald Brashear has been quietly plying his rough-and-tumble trade in the LNAH for the past two seasons, but who knows if he’ll continue to work there much longer after this happened on Friday:


Perhaps this shouldn’t be too shocking considering the fact that Brashear registered a whopping 2,634 penalty minutes in his 1,025 career NHL games. Still, it’s a pretty stunning thing to watch, particularly in slow motion.

Many people, including’s staff, have already compared that punch from behind to Todd Bertuzzi‘s notorious incident with Steve Moore. One cannot help but also note that Brashear’s been the victim of a controversial on-ice moment of his own, via Marty McSorley’s high stick.

There’s no word yet on what – if any – kind of discipline Brashear will face for punching Gaby Roch. If it’s hard to imagine that this scenario will improve his already-slim chances for an NHL comeback, however.

  1. bcjim - Jan 12, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Do they still have the stupid rule where all players must be from Quebec? What a joke.

    • zetaone - Jan 12, 2013 at 7:18 PM

      Like the Canadiens?

  2. aklolzer - Jan 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Should make it all white and from Quebec. This woulda never happened.

    • zetaone - Jan 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      Google: Marty McSorely Donald Brashear

    • mp1131211 - Jan 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

      This comment should be pulled

    • rich859 - Jan 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      Comments like this are pathetic. It’s a true shame that you weren’t an abortion you racist piece of trash.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Pretty sure it’s a joke.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

        Or not, as I read further.

      • rich859 - Jan 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM

        Saying that Richard Simmons gets more physical than the Habs is a joke. This crap is pathetic.

  3. lewdood - Jan 12, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    aklolzer has a history of racist comments across all NBC sports sites. PHT now bans commenters, and I vote they ban him.

    You wanna be racist, go talk sports at Stormfront where you lowlifes belong.

  4. orangeandblack67 - Jan 12, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    WOW?!?! And to think one of my comments didn’t make the cut cause I mentioned a certain Joey. Could you clear something up for me? Is Bertuzzi white? Is Domi white?

  5. stakex - Jan 12, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Brashear has always been a very dirty player, so this comes as little suprise. He should be banned from the league, and hopefully his waste of a career will come to an end.

    Its really a shame that Marty McSorely’s career was ended by his hit on Brashear. It was a nasty hit that has no place in hockey…. but there are few players more deserving of being on the reciving end of such a hit then Brashear.

    Side Note: Whats up with the racist crap? Anyone can be a d-bag…. black/white/brown/blue. Matt Cook is a great example.

    • valoisvipers - Jan 14, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Stakez..Matt Cooke has changed, check his stats for last year.

  6. dannythebisforbeast - Jan 12, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Mcsorleys hit? If I’m not mistaken he gave him a tomahawk chop across side of his melon.

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