These negotiations didn’t take long.
“You wanna fight?”
It took exactly three seconds into Thursday night’s game for Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog and St. Louis Blues forward Brayden Schenn to square off, but in reality, that’s how long it took for the refs to blow the whistle to stop the game clock.
Schenn and Landeskog had already agreed to the bout well before the puck was dropped to start the game, as shown in the video below:
Schenn, as pointed out on the broadcast, is a natural centerman, so him lining up at right wing across from Landeskog appeared to be a planned move.
Not entirely sure what led to the gloves dropping. Maybe the smelling salts weren’t working.
No word on the purse or any bonuses handed out.