10:38 PM EST, Thu February 11, 2016
New York Post Jan 23, 2016

Devastating KO (and ensuing shrug) show hockey fights must end

The most frightening aspect about the AHL fight on Tuesday — in which San Antonio’s Daniel Maggio’s straight right to the face literally knocked out San Diego’s Brian McGrattan — is that the incident caused barely a ripple in the industry, as if this sort of thing should be accepted as a cost of doing...
Mile High Hockey Jan 21, 2016

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL January 21st, 2016

Hockey world rallying behind Denna Laing. [The Star] Lightning suspend Drouin after forward fails to report for AHL game. [TSN] {Video starts automatically} Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sidelined 6-8 weeks with hand injury. [The Globe and Mail] Islanders' Adam Pelech likely out rest of season. [Toronto Sun] Clicking with linemates key to Carl Soderberg's contributions in Colorado. [ESPN] {Video starts automatically} AHLer, Brian McGrattan, avoids serious injury following nasty KO. [Toronto Sun] [Sportsnet]
Orange County Register Jan 20, 2016
McGrattan: 'I'm going to play the same way' after being knocked out cold

McGrattan: 'I'm going to play the same way' after being knocked out cold

Longtime enforcer Brian McGrattan said he isn’t going to change the way he plays hockey despite being knocked out in a fight Tuesday night. McGrattan, a former NHL winger who plays for the Ducks’ American Hockey League team in San Diego, was...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 20, 2016

Fighting in the AHL and Drouin watch: Marlies host the Crunch

This was a heck of a night to recap the Marlies game. Fighting in the AHL There's a video many people have watched of AHL player Brian McGrattan getting knocked out in a fight. It's a tough view for many, and the fans' behaviour is troubling. McGrattan has played for a laundry list of teams and last had something like a full season in the NHL in 2013-2014. He signed on to the Anaheim Ducks this year as a free agent and has played 36 games for their AHL team. He has 8 points, a decently legitimate number of shots on goal, and 94 penalty minutes. There is a perception, partly based in...

Former Flames Enforcer, Brian McGrattan, Knocked Out During Fight With Daniel Maggio

Brian McGrattan falls face first to the ice after a tilt during the San Diego Gulls and San Antonio Rampage game. It finally happened - Brian McGrattan, the Calgary Flames former tough guy was taken off the ice last night on a stretcher. And it wasn't pretty. McGrattan took on Daniel Maggio last night during the middle period of the game between the San Diego Gulls vs. the San Antonio Rampage. As always, the fight started out like every other McGrattan tilt, but it ended when Big Ern took one punch that laid him out face-first on the ice. I think all McGrattan fans, past and present, held...

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