VIDEO: Hockey fight 101

March 12, 2009 4:10:34 AM PDT
A good hockey fight always makes the highlights in any sportscast, but it's not all about blind brawling.Tim Gleason, a defenseman with the Carolina Hurricanes, showed sports reporter Kerith Burke the finer points of hockey fighting.

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Surprisingly, there is a technique.

Gleason’s advice? “Come in with a punch,” he explained.

Gleason likes to use a punch-grab combo to get the first lick on his opponent. In the video, Burke takes Gleason’s advice to heart.

The Canes are in the playoff hunt and Gleason says he’ll drop his gloves and throw some blows to motivate his team.

“It’s all out, all the time. Whatever it takes to win the hockey game,” said Gleason. “There’s a time and a place for it. It’s exciting. I’m not going to lie.”


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