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Video: Clarkson and Iginla drop the gloves

Nov 9, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT

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In the second bout of the night in Saturday’s game between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, a couple of high-priced forwards decided to drop the gloves.

Jarome Iginla and David Clarkson had been jousting for a few seconds before finally deciding to scrap early in the second period.

It was a good fight, with both landing some shots, although one can’t help but think of the money they’re making with their respective contracts.

Iginla, according to Capgeek.com, is in a one-year deal worth $6 million with the Bruins. Clarkson is in the first year of a seven-year, $36.75 million deal with the Leafs. They have combined for only three goals this season.

  1. claudegirwho - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    This fight was terrible why is it even on here? I think they were throwing open handed punches

    • dropthepuckeh - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      Looked like a decent tilt to me. Both guys landed a couple blows and both were willing combatants. Its nice to see versus the staged goonery that is so pervasive. I’m guessing you are just upset bc Giroux scored a goal and you thought you had a clever username.

      • claudegirwho - Nov 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

        Yeah that one goal made a WORLD of difference

  2. 950003cups - Nov 10, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Wasn’t the most entertaining fight

  3. tn16 - Nov 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    I’m a huge fan if fighting but to me that’s a instigator penalty on Clarkson

    • dropthepuckeh - Nov 10, 2013 at 6:51 AM

      Clarkson definitely wanted to fight and you can see him harassing Iggy for a while before in the clip. I don’t see it as an additional two though as Iggy could have skated away and anymore and Clarkson gets 2 min for roughing or slashing and B’s get PP.

      I’m guessing Clarkson wanted to get things going early to establish that they are a different team from last year etc. I don’t blame him and going after Iggy was a good way to do it. I have no problem with the play.

  4. 950003cups - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    Clarkson could never do any wrong.

  5. nhstateline - Nov 10, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    That was a pretty fair bout. There were some decent shots by both players. It looked to me like Iginla was head butting Clarkson every chance he got too. As for Iginla’s goal total, yes its low but he’s doing other things really well. He shows up every night and competes and he digs for the puck down low really well and he doesn’t give up on the puck anyplace, he keeps fighting for it. Compare all this to Nathan Horton (the guy they needed to replace after he left to buy a house in Columbus) in November and it’s an upgrade over what they had. Compared to Nathan Horton in April, May and June might be another story. We’ll see.

  6. buffalo65 - Nov 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Fighting is a waste of time. What a joke. Soon this will result in a game misconduct as it should.

    • sabatimus - Nov 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      Fighting is entertainment. Look at the way the crowds at games respond to it. They love it. For the NHL to remove it would be financially idiotic.

  7. goalieguy37 - Nov 10, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    be careful what you wish for clarkson.

  8. mp1131211 - Nov 10, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Iginla! What are you doing? Sit down! Or at least score a goal……. Hey, if it doesn’t work out with the bruins this year, maybe he’ll sign with the avalanche in the off season. Knowing his luck, the Avs would probably collapse and be back at the bottom … Smh… This guy can retire already.

    • pxland - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      What the hell?

      • mp1131211 - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        Are you confused? Iginla will continue to bounce around hitching a ride on others’ success until he either gets his ring or he’s cripple. Bottom line is this guy was brought to the bruins to produce. So step up or sit down.

      • pxland - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        The man is still one of the best power forwards in the NHL and is on a top line that is producing very well.

        If you don’t like him that’s fine, but spouting ignorance because of it makes you seem a little nutty.

      • mp1131211 - Nov 11, 2013 at 7:08 AM

        Best power forwards in the NHL? Are you serious? If by power forward, you mean hard hitting big scoring…. Uh, ok… Lol… it looks like you are the ignorant one. Have fun with Iginla this year in Bean Town. He ain’t gonna be there next year.

      • mp1131211 - Nov 11, 2013 at 7:13 AM

        Here you go, educate yourself.
        http://www.coppernblue.com/2013/8/18/4625210/power-forwards-in-the-nhl-rare

        How many times does Iginla appear on that list since ’06?

        A power forward maybe, but one of the leagues best? Not even close.

  9. c1md6 - Nov 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    @buffalo65
    And it’s “fans” like you who are ruining this great game that has been played for a century…

  10. michiganhockey11 - Nov 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    ~looks around and sees fans on the feet cheering~

    Yes Mr. Bettman, the fans hate to see this….

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