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Greatest Hits: Tooth Fairy Has Entered the Chat

Let’s Break Down the Best Fights of the NHL Season So Far!

Greatest Hits: Tooth Fairy Has Entered the Chat
Matt Rempe #73 of the New York Rangers, -Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AF

Pucks, Checks, and Physical Altercations; You Love to See It! 👊

If there’s one way to become an instant hit with the fans, beating the sh*t of the rival team is a good way to achieve it…

The tooth fairy has entered the chat, and I’m looking for those wandering incisors that have been knocked out during the physical savageness in NHL games.

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Based on statistics collected by hockeyfights.com, 97 fights from 368 games have occurred in the first quarter of the 2023/24 NHL season. In celebration of this sheer brutality and ice mayhem, it’s time to deliver our favorite hits, checks, and straight-up portions of beef of the season thus far.

 

A New York Rangers Rookie Scraps Within Moments of His Debut

Rookie seasons are often seen as a cool, calm, and learning stage of a player’s career, but try telling that to New York Rangers newcomer Matt Rempe, who took less than 90 seconds to engage in his first scrap.

The fight itself saw the 6-foot-7, 241-pound Rempe square off with Islanders veteran Matt Martin, and it’s safe to say the 100-punch combination from the rookie gives him the edge in who should be declared a winner.

In-state rivalries, especially in New York, are always tense, but if there’s one way to become an instant hit with the fans, beating the sh*t of the rival team is a good way to achieve it.

 

Two First-Round Draft Picks and a Bloody Nose

LA Kings prospect Brandt Clarke dropped the gloves midway through the second period in early February to duke it out with a fellow first-round draft pick of 2021, Matthew Coronato.

Brandt swung hard but couldn’t connect, while Coronato landed a few precise hooks before shooting a takedown to end the row.

Bloody and beaten, Clarke admitted he wasthe decisive loser in a post-game interview. However, without any prior beef, selecting Coronato, of all people, was a strange decision because the fight took place just days before the two would play the All-Star Game together.

Hopefully, the penalty box had some tissues because Clark’s nose was pouring, poor lad.

 

The NJ Devils Taking a BIG HIT!

Well, well, well… Matt Rempe is back again, and although he wasn’t throwing haymakers this time, the Rangers rookie had no issues sending Nathan Bastian of the New Jersey Devils straight to the shadow realm.

We haven’t seen much of Rempe thus far, but regarding physicality, this kid will be a problem for opposing teams. He’s tall and heavy enough to be a UFC heavyweight, and I don’t envision many players wanting to drop the gloves with this behemoth of a man in the future.

  • First fight in less than two minutes into his NHL debut.
  • Eight hits in his first two games.
  • 13 seconds of ice time in his third game and a match penalty.

 

The Calgary Flames: Back-to-Back Hits

The Flames have lost 25 of their 57 appearances during the 2023/24 NHL season; to say it’s been a lackluster attempt to reach the playoffs would be an understatement.

However, in a meeting with the Detroit Red Wings just six days ago, Martin Pospisil and Nazem Kadri clearly got tired of being on the losing end, and if you can’t get the goals, why not hit the opposition into the glass like you’re attempting to re-record Stone Cold Steve Austin’s entrance music?

Well, that’s exactly what the duo did, and to make these pair of hits even more impressive, they occurred within seconds of each other… Back-to-back violence in NHL news, you love to see it!

 

A Damaging Hit From Cal Clutterbuck

When discussing fights, hits, checks, and all the brutality that can unravel during hockey games, the simple theme to follow is light humor and poking fun at the situation. This won’t be the case for our fifth and final greatest hit of the NHL season because although Cal Clutterbuck delivered a nasty and entertaining hit, the NHL rumors that proceeded were instantly worrying for teammates, fans, and family alike.

Erik Brannstrom of the Ottawa Senators was stretchered off the ice last October following an unforgiving check by Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck.

The good news is that Brannstrom fully recovered, and we can rewatch the ferocious check without feeling too guilty.

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