Game Thread: Blue Jackets at Red Wings – 12/26


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Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings
December 26, 2002 – 7:30 PM


  • Since both Sean Avery and Duvie Westcott have pretty much announced that they’re going to go at it at some point tonight, what are everyone’s thoughts on who’ll win.  I think Westcott got the best of Avery in Round 1 but with his jersey actually tied down, it won’t be that easy this time.  In front of the home crowd, especially if the Wings jump to an early lead before the fight, I go with Avery.

    Clark Rasmussen December 26, 2002 5:09 AM
  • Yeah, that was a bit of a disappointment.  I think the coaches were more behind that than anything though, since they only allowed Avery and Westcott one the ice together about once all night.

    Clark Rasmussen December 27, 2002 2:39 AM
  • Hmm, looked to me like Westcott was a little scared of Avery all game, and had his larger teammates try to rough our boy up. Meanwhile, Avery played it smart, didn’t start anything he would get in trouble for, and laughed all the way to his +2 rating and team win! Too bad, because I think Aves would have kicked little Duvie’s butt in a fair fight!

    Jenny Wilson December 27, 2002 3:34 AM