Fighting is the best part of watching hockey and as Washington Capitals fans we have seen some great bouts over the years. What were the top fights of all time? There’s a lot to choose from as they enter their 47th season.
What were the best of the best from over four plus decades of hockey? It’s a tall task and I may miss some good ones. But that’s always the challenge in creating these lists. You can only narrow it down to 10 so I tried my best to include as many generations of fights as possible. Without further ado, let’s drop the gloves.
#10 Brenden Dillon vs. Evgeni Malkin
At the end of the first period in a contest between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, Brenden Dillon, who was just acquired at the trade deadline, showed his physical side quickly to the fans. After they hit each other a couple of times they were ready to go as the buzzer sounded.
Unfortunately Malkin didn’t go down to the ground but this bout by Dillon was a good first impression by him. Dillon got traded to the Winnipeg Jets over the offseason and if they don’t show this in the tribute video I’d be disappointed.