THROWBACK: A heated Pavel Datsyuk fights Corey Perry [VIDEO]

Has it really been eight years already? It was October 8, 2010 when Detroit Red Wings former star Pavel Datsyuk recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick. He scored a goal, notched an assist, and fought Anaheim Ducks scorer Corey Perry. On opening night, no less.

On a delayed penalty to the Ducks, and after a saved shot on net by the Red Wings, a scrum ensued. Two players that tussled together were Datsyuk and Perry. After Datsyuk swiped Perry’s helmet off his head, the two locked and threw blows.

For a guy with a 4-inch disadvantage in height, Datsyuk held his own. Additionally, he even ended up on top of the then-flipped Perry at the fight’s conclusion. Regardless of the result of the fight, Pavel had a great night as the Red Wings went on to beat the Ducks 4-0. We miss you, Pav!



JUST IN: Ilitch organization considering creation of regional sports network

The Ilitch Organization, owners of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, announced Thursday that they’re considering creating a regional sports network, to include their aforementioned teams. It would also serve as the television, broadcast and distribution home for additional sports and entertainment content.

Currently the Ilitch-owned Red Wings and Tigers broadcast almost exclusively on partner Fox Sports Detroit’snetwork, with the exception of a few nationally broadcasted games. (NBCSN, etc.) Chris Granger, President, Sports and Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. made a statement about their partnership and their future moving forward.

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