Schenn Fights Neil for the third round ding ding ding...
Luke Schenn and Chris Neil go at this again. This time Neil instigates it, and while Schenn can't back down this getting to be a regular thing between Schenn and Neil.
Luke Schenn's first NHL fight was a losing round to Neil on October 25th, 2008. In the first fight, Neil had kneed Stajan and Luke went right after Neil. In Round 2 on Nov 17th, 2009, Neil crashed Schenn's face into boards, and then Schenn went after him again.
In this fight, Neil obviously retaliating on the hit on Stephen Da Costa by Dion Phaneuf he glides right over to the Schenner and pushes him and then pounds him.
This is a case where referee's ought to be able to not give matching penalties as Luke got 5 minutes for being pounded on—as opposed to any real fighting.
Luke is not a fighter per say, but he does get in a couple of brush ups a year. Neil is primarily known for fist-a-cuffs. While a good fight once in-a-while by two equally measured combatants brings in the crowds and adds a sporty moment to dull games this Enforcer beating on Defensive Star ought to bring with it some kind of secondary punishment by Sheriff Shanahan.
Neutral Fighting is fun—a regular guy against a regular guy—enforcer to enforcer but this enforcer to regular guy is just annoying. Even Sid the Kid has had the occasional scrap it keeps him from being to gentrified, but this type of Schennanigans unnecessarily risks the stars of the league.
Fighting can stay, but it needs to be fair.