"At some point the role I had to fulfill wasn't — I didn't like it anymore. It was more like, "Just get on the ice and fight." When I met with the coach in the summer before, he was telling me I was going to have all sorts of ice time, but he never gave it to me.
Fighting is not a big part of the game in the N.H.L. right now. If there's fighting it's more the middleweight guys. I feel like I played at the right time, and they decided to change the rules, and it was toward the end of my career. I tried to make it last. It was good, and now it's over."
...is Brashear kidding me? Why does he think the Rangers brought him in? To score goals? You might have gotten more ice time if you played liked you actually cared.
...man this interview really pissed me off.
He's playing in a ' garage' league that averages 3.2 fights a game vs 0.6 in the NHL. The average guy gets paid $150 to $400 a game and one guy was quoted as saying, " When I played in Verdun we had a team rule never to give less than 5 fights a game." And Brashear says he's there, "to play hockey the way I did when I started - making passes and scoring goals." what point in his career was that - i guess I missed that part when he scored all the goals and didn't fight. Stay classy Donald...
Looks like Brashear took one too many to the head. At least he finally found the right league for himself.
Used to see him play in the AHL and he would always duck fights with guys like Langdon and Vandenbusch.
never liked this signing, mainly because of what he did to Betts in the playoffs the year before, a cheap shot on the guy who was neutralizing the Washington PP. It never made any sense to me,plus I liked Orr.
Why does Brashear think he played professional hockey? also it doesn't seem like Torts to promise some one ice time. Ice time is earned, and brashear definitely did not earn it last year. Just ask boogie and is four minutes a game.
Did he honestly beat down a golie in full equipment, and continue punching him while he was lying on the ice??? Classy move. Hopefully some kid will show him what it feels like to get suckered some day. Good riddance!
For better or worse the "new NHL" killed the pugilist roster spot. If you're going to be known as a fighter, you'd better have a decent two way game.