Blackhawks' John Hayden destroys Wild player with vicious haymaker during fight

For better or for worse, big-time scraps are becoming somewhat of a lost art in today's NHL. Not on Thursday night in Chicago, though.

During the second period of the Blackhawks' matchup against the Minnesota Wild, 'Hawks forward John Hayden dropped the gloves with Minnesota's Marcus Foligno. The tale of the tape says it was a pretty even matchup -- Hayden is 6-foot-3, 223 pounds; Foligno is listed at 6-3, 232 -- and the bout was a somewhat long one, but it did not end particularly well for Foligno.

Let's slow that down:

That's the heaviest haymaker you're likely to see for quite some time. Foligno appeared to keep his wits about him afterward, but his face was a little worse for wear.

He eventually left the game and didn't return, and it's sounding like he could miss some additional time as a result of the fight.

That's obviously a really ugly and dangerous conclusion to a scrap, so it seems likely this will spark up another debate around the hockey community about whether fighting is still worth keeping around.

Pete Blackburn is from Boston, so there's a good chance you don't like him already. He has been a writer at CBS Sports since 2017 and usually aims to take a humorous and light-hearted approach to the often... Full Bio

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