The last time the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche played, two tough guys duked it out in a good tilt. Edmonton's Luke Gazdic and Colorado's Patrick Bordeleau squared off after the Avs player made a hit that Gazdic disagreed with.
This is not the first time these two titans battled on the ice.
"I've been fighting him since I was young," said Gazdic. "I was 20 when I started. He was usually getting the best of me."
After that fight on December 5, Gazdic was the clear winner. Head Coach Dallas Eakins said that after watching Bordeleau play in the American Hockey League, he had never seen him lose a fight until that night.
"He was feeding me pretty good and I just came out with a cross from the right and it just got him pretty flush," said Gazdic. "Then, I just tried to take over from there. That's what happens. Sometimes you land, I don't want to say it was a lucky punch because I was trying to do it, but every once in a while you land one flush and that's what happened."
When asked if he expected Bordeleau to request a rematch, Gazdic didn't know if or when it would happen.
"Some guys like to get a little retribution."