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Donald Brashear refuses to fight Eric Cairns

August 22, 2019


NEVER HAVE DONE THAT.>>Jim: DONALD BRASHEAR THE FLYERS HAPPY TO HAVE HIS ENERGY BACK. KEN HITCHCOCK SAYS ANYBODY WHO PLAYS IN A LINE WITH BRASHEAR, YOU HAVE TO PLAY HARD AND GO TO THE NET AND PLAY WITH ENERGY.>>Steve: ERIC CAIRNS WENT AT IT LAST NIGHT IN DETROIT WAS VERY ANGRY. THE REFEREES LET HIM PLAY. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS GUY CAN THROW THEM. WHEN HE HITS YOU, HE HITS HARD. TODD FEDORUK IS ONE OF THE GUYS HE FOUGHT AND ACTUALLY INJURED THEM. [ WHISTLE ]>>Gary: WATCH OUT HERE. CAIRNS AND BRASHEAR.>>Jim: HAVING WORDS, BUT THE LINESMAN QUICKLY THERE, BRIAN MURPHY, TO ESCORT THE TWO AWAY.>>Gary: KEN HITCHCOCK TALKED ABOUT BRASHEAR AND HIS VALUE TO THE HOCKEY CLUB AS WE LOOK AT SOME NUMBERS TO CAIRNS AND ALREADY CLOSING IN ON EVERYBODY. GET A FEW MORE GAME MISCONDUCT. THAT GETS YOU UP TO THE TOP VERY QUICKLY. HE SAID BRASHEAR JUST HIS PRESENCE ON THE ICE HAS OPPOSITION THINKING ABOUT WHEN THEY’RE YOU FEEL BAD FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THEN YOU COME OUT.>>Jim: NOT GIVING THEM MUCH CHANCE.>>Steve: THESE GUYS THAT RUN THE LEAGUE –.>>Jim: PHILADELPHIA UPCOMING AS HACKETT JUMPS ON THE LOOSE PUCK. HERE IS HOW IT ALL STARTED.>>Gary: THEY CAME TOGETHERMENT THEY’VE BEEN EYEING EACH OTHER SINCE THE DROP OF THE FACE-OFF. CAIRNS WILL DROP HIS STICK RIGHT THERE — THERE’S THE LINESMAN. HE’S ONLY ABOUT 5’3″ GETTING INBETWEEN THEM. WHAT’S HE GOING TO FLYERS HAVE IT BACK. SENT IN BY WILLIAMS. DiPIETRO GOT IT AROUND THE BOARD. WILLIAMS CUT IT OFF. HANDZUS A DRIVE. DiPIETRO FINALLY MANAGES TO HOLD ON. BUT BRASHEAR AND CAIRNS LOOK ABOUT READY TO GO BEFORE THEY ARE SEPARATED BY THE LINESMEN. R IS GOING TO PLAY HIS GAME EVERY NIGHT. BUT HE SPENT SOME TIME WITH A SPRAINED KNEE EARLIER THIS YEAR. I DON’T KNOW WHETHER HE WOULD BE PROTECTING THAT AT ALL. I WOULD TEND TO DOUBT IT.>>Joe: IT WOULD NOT BE A SMART THIN FOR DONALD BRASHEAR TO FIGHT AT THIS POINT. NO NEED FOR IT. I’M SURE KEN HITCHCOCK, HIS COACH JUST TOLD HIM THAT. I’M SURPRISED CAIRNS DIDN’T GET A PENALTY THERE.>>Howie: I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT.>>>>Joe: HE JUST SKATES AWAY.>>Howie: HE DREW THE PENALTY. I AGREE WITH HIM.>>Joe: BRASHEAR GOT MAD BECAUSE WHEN YOU START HITTING FROM BEHIND, WHETHER CAIRNS THOUGHT MAYBE HE WENT DOWN A LITTLE TOO EASILY OR NOT, BUT THERE’S NO QUESTION THE ENTIRE SHIFT ERIC CAIRNS WAS TRYING BAIT HIM INTO A FIGHT. AND THERE’S A HARD HIT THERE. HE TOOK THAT. CAIRNS STAYS WITH HIM. AND NOW THE PLAY IN THE CORNER. THERE’S ANOTHER HARD HIT. MAYBE MORE OF A PUSH. I THINK IT LOOKED WORST FIRST TIME. WORST FIRST TIME. WORST THE FIRST TIME.>>Joe: HE GETS AN UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT FOR WHAT? ISLANDERS CAN’T CLEAR VANDERMEER’S SHOT. BOUNCES TO BRASHEAR. HERE COMES CAIRNS AGAIN. BRASHEAR DEEP UNDERNEATH TO THAT CHECK OPPORTUNITY. NOW BRASHEAR. GOES INTO THE BOARDS HEAD FIRST. CAIRNS, NO PENALTY. NOW THEY TALK. THEY’RE READY TO GO. THEY DROP THE STICKS. BRASHEAR HAS NOT DROPPED HIS PUCK YET AND THE LINESMEN THINKING ABOUT GETTING IN THE WAY AND THEY WILL. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN P. DONALD BRASHEAR DID NOT WANT TO GO THERE AND CAIRNS –.>>Gary: HE CAUGHT HIM. IT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN. WHEN YOU DROP YOUR GLOVES, THAT’S WHEN YOU GET YOUR — GET CAUGHT AND YOU DROP YOUR GLOVES.>>Steve: HE DIDN’T DROF ANYTHING. WHY IS HE GETTING A PENALTY?>>Jim: WE’LL HAVE TO ASK JOHN LECLAIR BECAUSE HE’S TALK WITH THE OFFICIAL RIGHT NOW.>>Steve: WHAT’S THE CALL? HOW CAN JACKSON MAKE THAT CALL? BOY, THESE GUYS HAVE NO — NEVER MIND. LET’S JUST MOVE ON.>>Jim: HERE’S THE WHOLE THING.>>Steve: .>>Gary: RIGHT HERE, HE’S GOING TO KNOCK HIM TO THE ICE. BRASHEAR HOLDS THEM. IT’S IT — THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PENALTY RIGHT HERE. NOW WE’RE GOING TO HAVE –. [ WHISTLE ]>>Gary: HE DROPPED HIS GLOVES. BRASHEAR DID NOTHING. YOU CAN’T EVEN CALL IT UNSPORTSMAN LIKE CONDUCT. HE WAS GETTING OUT OF THE ZONE. I DON’T — THAT’S — THAT’S A STRANGE CALL.>>Jim: UNSPORTSMAN

13 Comments

  • Reply John Coffee May 6, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Why did Brashear not fight him?

  • Reply Jack ashford May 6, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Cairns always got the better of Brashear.

  • Reply Grigori Rasputin1990 May 7, 2019 at 5:27 am

    how can any brashear fanatics defend this shit? he's a top10 of all time possibly but this is unacceptable, simon did the same thing against cairns, cairns was #1 for 2001-2004 IMO, get at me dog. never saw brashear in his prime scared like that tho

  • Reply John Nord May 7, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Brashear must have not been in the mood to hug and noogie.

  • Reply D C May 8, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Brash was always a spot picker plain and simple

  • Reply Spencer Lucas May 8, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Total bullshit! Brash was not afraid of anybody! He was injured or coach told him to stay out of it!

  • Reply Glenn Thompson May 13, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    He got 2 minutes for being a wuss

  • Reply seville b.l.v.d families May 28, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    not worth brashears time lol….and why bother no reason to throwdown flyers are stompin the islanders everything is goin their way

  • Reply Dan Ski May 28, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    You never ever saw Probert, Wilson, Kocur, Brown, Berube, McSorely , or any other all time guy do anything like this! Never would any of them repeatedly turn down blatant challenges in the same game!

    Brashear should not be in the top ten!!

    This plus is bailing habit when faced with a tough fight automatically disqualifies him!!

  • Reply Rodney Wagoner July 18, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Scared to death

  • Reply Winnipeg Jets July 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    My left ear greatly enjoyed this video

  • Reply mitch dineen August 9, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    brashear did not look good here. not a broad street bully play.

  • Reply Jamie Drury August 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Brashear usually wouldn’t fight guys that had a solid chance to beat him. He did the same with Brian McGrattan

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