For Bob Probert and Brendan Shanahan fans out there, please note that today is the 25th anniversary of the Brendan Shanahan vs. Probert fight.
Some of you may not even know that the two legendary Red Wings once fought. The bout occurred on Dec. 12, 1996 when Probert was playing for the Blackhawks and Shanny was wearing the Winged Wheel.
Probert ignited it by taking a swing at Detroit goalie Chris Osgood. Shanahan went after Probert to protect Osgood. This video will take you down memory lane.
Bob Probert vs Brendan Shanahan, Blackhawks at Red Wings Dec 12, 1996 https://t.co/h16f21REGe
— hockeyfights (@hockeyfights) December 12, 2015
Here is what is happening in the NHL today:
Rumor of the Day
Elliotte Friedman reports that the early candidates for the Vancouver Canucks vacant GM position include Seattle Kraken assistant GM Jason Botterill. He worked under Jim Rutherford in Pittsburgh. Friedman said Pittsburgh’s AGM Patrik Allvin is a “dark horse candidate.”
Around the NHL
Detroit: Evander Kane made his season debut, and the Red Wings were one of six teams with a scout in attendance.
Boston: The Bruins climbed into the Easten Conference second wild-card position with a big win Saturday night.
Buffalo: The lowly Sabres thought they tied a game against the New York Rangers Friday. However, the goal was reviewed and waved off. Now, the NHL admits that the reviewers made an error. The goal should have stood, but the Sabres lost.
Calgary: Hockey Now’s Steve Macfarland asks whether Jake DeBrusk is the next Sam Bennett? After Calgary traded Bennett, he had a breakthrough season with Florda. Will DeBrusk do the same? Are the Flames interested?
Dallas: The city’s Morning News reported that after working for more than a year to recover from a serious knee injury Ben Bishop retired and will remain on LTIR.
Pittsburgh: How did the Penguins contain Anaheim? Which Penguins lines were worthy of extra praise? You can watch the postgame wrap-up here.
Washington: Defenseman Martin Fehervary was able to play Saturday after surviving a significant hit by Brock McGinn against the Penguins on Friday night. However, Tom Wilson didn’t travel with the Capitals because of his injury
Montreal: Cole Caufield is slumping this season. Are the Canadiens failing Caufield?
San Jose: Fans banged on the glass behind Sharks goalie James Reimer and wouldn’t stop. They were trying to get Reimer’s attention. Here is what the Sharks fans noticed.