Fighting has been a tradition in the NHL for as long as the game has been around; it is about honor and defending a teammate. Sadly for George Parros being in a fight has led to a second concussion. The concussion was sustained on Saturday during a fight with Eric Boulton. Parros has not has any issues with head injuries over the past eight years.
Parros missed 12 games with a concussion sustained on opening night against the Toronto Maple Leafs when his head hit the ice during a fight with Colton Orr. NHL.com
There was yet another dirty hit over the weekend, and yes it did earn another NHL suspension. Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso has been suspended for the next three games for his dirty hit. Peluso hit Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski in Saturday’s contest. The hit earned Pelsuo a five-minute major for hitting from behind. As a result of the check Goligoski needed 12 stitched, but was able to return to the game. Stars head coach Lindy Ruff has this to say; “I thought the Peluso hit was a joke, for a guy that plays that amount of time and runs a guy like Goligoski from behind. What’s he play, three or four minutes a game? Go run one of our bigger guys.” Fannation.com
Finally some good news, there are players in the NHL that try to give back to their communities. Scott Hartnell is one of them, and now he has co-authored a children’s book entitled ‘Hartnelldown’. Hartnell’s foundation is simply called the HartnellDown Foundation. Every time he falls in a game, he donates $50 to the foundation’s cause. The book is only $19, and can be found on Hartnell.com. CBSSports.com has more details on the book.