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Leaf 'disgusted' with Gleason

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08:38 AM ET 01.25 | Leafs-Hurricanes featured something between a shoving match and a fight that left Toronto's Nikolai Kulemin bowed and his teammates upset. In a game filled with controversial calls and plays, there was one everyone was talking about afterwards: A punch-up between Kulemin and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason that involved a shoving match, one combatant with his gloves still on and what appeared to be a badly broken nose. While Leafs coach Ron Wilson called the altercation a fight, some of Kulemin's teammates didn't see the matchup between one player who had never fought before and another with 33 NHL fighting majors as being all that clear cut. "I was disgusted with that," Kulemin's linemate Clarke MacArthur said.

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January 25, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Don't worry, a lot of your fans feel disgusted with the way you play. So now you know the feeling.

January 25, 2011  08:49 AM ET

But Coach Wilson saw it correctly and stated if your going to fight get fighting!! Even though he was right there goes another player under the bus.

January 25, 2011  08:54 AM ET

So you're saying a leaf waffled?

January 25, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't worry, a lot of your fans feel disgusted with the way you play. So now you know the feeling.

Beat up and beat down. Now that's disgusting. I'm sure it's all part of Burkie's master plan.

January 25, 2011  09:04 AM ET

That was ugly.

January 25, 2011  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

But Coach Wilson saw it correctly and stated if your going to fight get fighting!! Even though he was right there goes another player under the bus.

Agreed Buc. And if he keeps it up, to paraphrase the sheriff from Jaws, "We're gonna need a bigger bus."

January 25, 2011  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So you're saying a leaf waffled?

Nice!

January 25, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So you're saying a leaf waffled?

Leggo my ego?

January 25, 2011  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So you're saying a leaf waffled?

He waffled and got a busted snout for his troubles

January 25, 2011  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That was ugly.

We only have to wait until Feb. 3rd for the re-match.

PSA - Tonight is your last chance to laugh at the Leafs for a whole week.

GO BOLTS GO

January 25, 2011  09:29 AM ET

I thought it was a beautifully blocked punch ! Sad that he used his face to do it but still.he totally blocked it

January 25, 2011  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Leggo my ego?

And therein lies the irony Stranger. They've got a team that looks like hammered dog s448, yet the To***to egos are bigger than Kirstie Alley. Go figure.

January 25, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I thought it was a beautifully blocked punch! Sad that he used his face to do it but still, he totally blocked it.

He learned the "Rope a Dope" strategy doesn't work too well in a hockey fight.

January 25, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

He learned the "Rope a Dope" strategy doesn't work too well in a hockey fight.

He did it very scientifically though- receive fist into face-as flesh compacts bend knees and allow the force to travel through you as you flow down towards the ice-very nicely done.

January 25, 2011  10:11 AM ET

I can't believe that the Loafs are upset with the fight. Kulemen punched Gleeson in the face at least three times before Gleeson dropped his gloves and punched back. If you're going to start something you'd better back it up. Unfortunately, Kulemen backed it up by getting his nose broken.

January 25, 2011  10:17 AM ET

A Russian player ends up with a broken nose in a shoving match? That's hilarious! Think of the outcome if real punches were thrown!

Maybe Canuck can treat us to a YouTube clip of the Alexei Semin "fight" with Mark Staal.

January 25, 2011  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

A Russian player ends up with a broken nose in a shoving match? That's hilarious! Think of the outcome if real punches were thrown! Maybe Canuck can treat us to a YouTube clip of the Alexei Semin "fight" with Mark Staal.

As requested....

January 25, 2011  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

As requested....

Thanks, Canuck! I'm laughing so hard I can hardly type. I think I enjoy it more every time I see it.

January 25, 2011  10:39 AM ET

who knew that clark macarthur was so squeemish?

Let's get real, the entire leafs lineup went after him, Kulemin did more than enough to deserve what he got. Take your lumps and mobve on. Now not only are the leafs pathetic, but they act like wusses too.

 
January 25, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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Thanks, Canuck! I'm laughing so hard I can hardly type. I think I enjoy it more every time I see it.

You're right Roamer. My all time favorite "fight". Everybody was giggling that night.......other players, fans, the officials.......even the announcers. A classic. The clip ought to be in the Hall of Fame.

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