He sucker punched Aaron Ward. He destroyed Blair Betts' face with a blindside hit. He ate up cap space and was the epitome of irrelevance before blaming the Rangers and demanding a trade during his (thankfully) short time with the Rangers.
There are many reasons to despise Donald Brashear. And now we can add one more. The 41 year old Brashear is currently plating in the LNAH, which is essentially Quebec's version of the movie Slapshot. It's truly boxing on skates moreso than it is ice hockey. Yet in a league full of goons, Brashear managed to stand out yesterday with an exceptionally disgusting sucker punch. Here's the footage:
Let's first discuss how pathetic he looks on the ice. I know he is 41, but come on. There are beer league players who can skate faster than he can. Bernie Parent looked more agile during the Winter Classic Alumni Game.
And then of course there's the brutal attack from behind that Todd Bertuzzi would be proud of. Playing in a league known for fighting doesn't excuse a move that could cripple or brain damage an unsuspecting person. He deserves to face criminal charges for that move and should be banned from the league; and frankly, hockey altogether.
Disturbingly similar to the Todd Bertuzzi/Steve Moore incident. And if I'm following the players right, he was trash talking with the guy who he ignored nea the goal, then skated up and sucker punched a random player. Pathetic! Like has already been said, if you put money aside, probably one of the most despicable pieces of NYR history that someone had to sew his name to the back of a blue shirt.
S the equipment changes and the speed of the game increases, many more of these rules need to be changed.
At least we got something from Gomez drury etc brash only gave a sure knock out of Betts nothing more!
I wish he was around today and pull that shit against betts or ward. the rangers woulda kicked his ass. See Mike Rupp and Tomas Kopecky
Here's a question. How does a league with that kind of crap hockey draw a big crowd like that? Who supports this league? Affliction?
The one refreshing thing that I took away from that video is that, even though the benches cleared, there weren't any other fights on the ice.
I bet that both teams realized what a cheap POS Brashear is and that the moment didn't warrant any other fisticuffs.
With that being said, if I was that player that jumped Brashear after the sucker punch I may have used my stick over his friken head.
Hard to believe this guy was ever in the NHL. I remember being at the playoff game where he blindsided Blair Betts, what a jerkoff...
@KevinDeLury Ya I remember scratching my head when I saw they signed him. Especially after the Betts hit only months prior.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Among many others. lol