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Tag:Eric Neilson
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:33 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 10:01 am

Fight of the Year candidate with perfect prose

By Brian Stubits

While fights are down in the NHL, they are still happening in the AHL. If you're looking for a good scrap, that might be the place to go. After all, you might see a guy snap in the penalty box.

Or you might just see as good a scrap as you'll find all year. This one featuring Steve MacIntyre of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Eric Neilson of the Norfolk Admirals is an early candidate for Fight of the Year.

After watching that, I'm not sure which is the most impressive aspect to me. First off all, there is the flat out beating that MacIntyre lays on Nielson. Equally impressive is Neilson remaining on his feet the entire time and staying in the fight through the bitter end. The guy has guts.

But upon further inspection, I think the best part of it all is the commentating. The play-by-play is more aptly described as prose, it makes one think of boxing's old nickname, the sweet science. Incredibly descriptive.

So what say you; FOY worthy?

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