Anyone who frequents social media can testify that sports fans can behave badly when it comes to supporting their teams.
Should-be-fun sports debates escalate quickly to name-calling and ugliness. More worrisome are the physical confrontations between fans at games. Another shocking incident happened at Madison Square Garden at Game 5 Thursday. A fan sucker-punched another fan. The man was arrested and banned from MSG.
Hopefully, we won’t see copy cats at Saturday’s Game 6 at Tampa Bay.
1. No. 10 in red should be in jail. Aggravated assault.
2. Could have a lost wager led to No. 10's actions? https://t.co/FgjODp92SL
— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) June 10, 2022
Elsewhere around the NHL, Montreal Hockey Now’s Marco D’Amico writes about Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry might be a good fit for the Dallas Stars.
Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill has said publicly that he is looking for a right-shot D man. The Stars could lose right-shot defenseman John Klingberg to free agency. That’s a critical loss.
Detroit fans are very familiar with Petry because he is the son of former Detroit Tigers pitcher and current Bally Sports TV analyst Dan Petry. The younger Petry also played at Michigan State.
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Calgary: Steve Macfarlane of Calgary Hockey Now does a deep dive into the Calgary Flames’ goaltending outlook. Goaltending fell short of expectations in the postseason.
Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche may finally be learning from their mistakes. That’s played a key role in getting them to the Stanley Cup Final. Also, the NHL has issued two possible Stanley Cup Final schedules.
New York: Could Johnny Boychuk join the New York Islanders coaching staff?
Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Dan Kingerski addresses the issue of what happens to the Pittsburgh Penguins if they walk away from Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang.
San Jose: JD Young of San Jose Hockey Now looks at whether potential unrestricted free agents Vincent Trocheck or Valeri Nichushkin are good fits for the San Jose Sharks.
Washington: Sammi Silber writes that Trevor van Riemsdyk is becoming key figure on the Washington Capitals blue line.