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Blackhawks-Red Wings: Joe Louis Arena Erupts as Punches Fly

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Metaphors linking hockey to boxing are made daily.

 

It is a sport not shy about fights, and sometimes watched by fans waiting excitedly for them.

 

However, that is not the reason that parallel is made right now.

 

In boxing, the first punch is huge for gaining momentum and control of the fight. The little jabs before that are irrelevant—it's that first big haymaker which can win a fight rounds before the final bell sounds.

 

And as I turned off the TV last night after watching the Hawks fall to the Wings 5-2, I found myself wondering if the howitzer the Wings tried to KO the Hawks w...

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