I’m a little late getting at this because I was at work. If I don’t work I don’t eat. And if I don’t eat, I die, and I won’t get to see any upcoming Habs Stanley Cups.
This video of ex-Hab (1998-2002) Aaron Asham taunting Jay Beagle after their fight was sent to me this morning from Danno, and it’s only now that I’m able to put it up. It’s already old news but maybe some of you were at work like me.
The rest of you – why weren’t YOU at work?
The thing about Danno is, not only is he a regular reader and a guy who helps me by sending videos and links and such, but I like to think that he’s become a great friend too, even though he’s 3000 miles away. I met him and his lady Gail just once, in Ottawa last spring, and I’m sure we’ll meet up again. I hope so. Danno has believed in my blog from the get go, has given me dozens of heads-up about various hockey-related matters, and he also promotes my site on Twitter and elsewhere. I just really, really appreciate it and I know I’ve been lucky to have him in my corner.
Thank you Danno.
The video Danno sent shows Asham getting the best of Jay Beagle in a fight, and afterwards does a few hand motions that even Asham admits as “a classless move on my part.” And because he said that, I have a new respect for the guy. I’ve done classless things over the years too. Probably too many to count. In fact, I think I’ve blocked most from my memory.
But I do recall when I was a smallish-yet-shifty right winger for Byers Bulldozers, tripping a guy from another team when we were lined up to shake hands. And I remember in a teenage drunken stupor, telling a guy I didn’t know that his girlfriend was a slut, whereas he rightfully proceeded to punch me in the nose. Myself and some buddies once sold a Mars bar to a guy who thought he was buying $100 worth of hashish. And oh yeah, there was that time I………..never mind.
Yes, those were the days, Classless days. When stupidity ruled my brain.
Here’s the Asham/Beagle fight.