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Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:00 am
 

By Brian Stubits

Line brawls are always a hit in hockey, aren't they? Fans love fights, so how about five fights all at once? Maybe even 20 fights all at once after something like the postgame handshake?

If that's your sort of thing, consider this your lucky day. Because in Kazakhstan, two teams made up of 9-year-olds -- yes, only 9 years old -- decided to carry their hostilities to the postgame handshake.

For a little more context, here's the description of the video posted on YouTube.

This is my 9-year-old brother's team Kokshetau -- Burabay (green) fighting against the team from the capital city of Kazakhstan -- Astana (white). Even though team Astana won against Burabay 5:3, they started talking crap to their opponents during hand shakes; so the capitan of Burabay's team could not just let it go and started the fight.

Here's the result:

It's not exactly the brawl between two Turkish teams, but for a few fleeting moments it's pure chaos. Order is easily and quickly restored, however, when the adults threaten to take away the kids' postgame snacks.

Here's a quick geography tip on Kazakhstan: It's more than the home of Borat. Current NHLers Evgeni Nabokov and Nik Antropov call the country home, too.

H/t to Yardbarker

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Comments

Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:25 pm
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

your a wimp!



Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:39 am
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

Great retort. I am surprised that you spelled "nerd" correctly: oh, that's right, you can sound it out!



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

The fights and barbaric cheering would go into that fog of memory with school smoke pits, BB guns, X-ray machines in shoe stores, drinking and driving and other wonderful things that our society once deemed acceptable. Our evolutionary path should be heading forward to an idea. And yes, I play hockey.

Nerd. 



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

what's the problem. just some kids working some things out.



Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

I have lived through the age when people rode everywhere without seat belts: no problem. Drunk driving was lampooned in movies: funny business. Doctors appeared on commercials for cigarettes: relieves stress. And, hopefully, I will live to look back on fighting in hockey as a strange, demented way of thinking: part of the game, reduces stick fighting, a human steam valve on the emotional pot etc. The reason fighting is still in hockey is that it attracts morons. It is glorified; the last remnants of a desire to see gladiators. In this age where we are repulsed by bullying, we extol all the traits found in bullying because they are perceived as vital components to our sport: bullshit. If there were a will to end fighting, it would be gone in an instance and the NHL would not crumble. The stars would not be decapitated. The goons would be replaced by skilled players. The fights and barbaric cheering would go into that fog of memory with school smoke pits, BB guns, X-ray machines in shoe stores, drinking and driving and other wonderful things that our society once deemed acceptable. Our evolutionary path should be heading forward to an idea. And yes, I play hockey.



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

Apperently I know more than you do. If you knew anything about this league you'd know that a large majority of the people in Tampa Bay migrated here from up north. I'm from Detroit. I was a season ticket holder there... and I am one here. You'd also know that when fights break out, people cheer. They just don't cheer... they give standing ovations. Other than a goal, nothing generates more applause than a fight. You don't want kids fighting like this? Then get rid of fighting in the NHL.

First of all, I lived in the Tampa Bay area and attended enough games (more than 100) to know most Tampa fans don't know crap about hockey.

Second, I fully understand that fighting is part of the hockey. But not AFTER the game. If you think cheering these kids on during a fight after the game is the right thing to do, then it's apparent you fit right in with the morons from Tampa.

Third, the more you respond, the more you reiterate your inability to argue a point intelligently.



Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

I really like your narrow views on a sport
you know nothing about.  How you blanket
every hockey game, player, league, or fan into your statement of it being a
"JOKE SPORT" and that you see an incident that is shameful, like this
one is, yet every sports has them, but you continue on and make wild comments
about a sport and its value, and what the fans actually go to see.

My bet is you have never been to a hockey
game, couldn’t tell anyone the first thing about hockey, and probably can’t
even skate.  If you had any knowledge of
the sport you would see things differently. 
You are one of those people who say that fighting in hockey is a direct
link to the deaths of the 3 “fighters” over the summer. (once again you most likely
have no clue who they are without looking them up).

Some people go to hockey games to see a
fight, where 99% of the fans go to see the competition.  Even if it were the case that people go to
see the fights, why wouldn’t they just go to boxing or MMA? So what is
the reason people go to NASCAR for?  To
see cars drive in a circle, or is more than likely they go for the crashes?

I have noticed all you have commented on so
far is College Football, particularity the Penn State issue, maybe you should
stick to that unless of course you idea of redirection is letting the these kids
learn from a certain former assistant coach.

Have a quick read at this article and then
try to explain how there is no competition in the sport of hockey (
), which might I add has been around since the early 1800’s, the NHL from
1917-18.




Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

This is disturbing. Hockey is a JOKE SPORT because of the fighting. The only reason they let them fight in the NHL, and they do let them fight, is because the sport is so boring they couldn't sell tickets otherwise. It's all about the money. People go to see the fighting, not the "competition". So these coaches threatened to take away their snacks? Seriously? These children need some serious redirection and I'm thinking they will not be getting it from their cheering parents in the stands. God help us all!



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:17 am
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

You don't want kids fighting like this? Then get rid of fighting in the NHL.

Given Gary Bettman's known concern about the health and welfare of children, I'm sure that will happen in the very near future.  Next Bd. of Governors meeting or whatever they call it when the grand boobahs get together.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:27 am
 

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

The worst part of this is, with the video evidence, you will see or maybe not see but it will happen, that a dozen of these kids tossed off their teams and thats the dust my hands off answer. I dont see the shock of the ages being an issue its what these kids see as "what hockey is".. Dont act like it doesnt happen in adult leagues or pro leagues. This is a direct result of "fighting is part of our game" DONT BLAME THE KIDS.. and i love hockey and i love figthing, but this is the cost of it all. Let the kids play!


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