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My Favorite NHL Fight Video of All Time

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Time for a mental health break!

Any time anybody says anything about violence or stupidity in the modern NHL, I end up watching this crazy bench-clearing brawl from early in the 1985-86 season.  It's genius, really, since in the span of a minute, it shows you every stupid thing Tim Hunter liked to get involved in, and basically everything the NHL tried to eradicate, namely:

- Swinging your stick at the goalie

- Sucker punches

- Trying to start a 2nd or 3rd or 4th fight in one session

- Goalie slapping with his blocker

- Players leaving the bench for more fighting

- A coach (!!) punching a player and possibly a ref

Don't worry though, $7600 in fines were handed out:

Winnipeg Jets vs. Calgary Flames bench clearing brawl (via GrantFuhr)

Nothing that happens today can compare in any way to the golden days of brawling and mayhem that we saw in the 1980s.