Welcome to Admirals Roundtable’s “Best of” Week! I figured with things being a bit slow there should be some sort of additional “season review” fun to be had. That’s what this week will be. There will be Best Game, Best Goal, Best Save, Best Hit, and it all starts today with my choice for the Best Fight of the 2014-15 season.
I think that this year’s Admirals squad had its share of good tilts. In fact, according to HockeyFights.com, the Admirals have increased the amount of fighting majors they’ve had in each and every season under Dean Evason. This season, naturally, meant the most fights under his watch with 66 total tilts. Not too shabby. Rich Clune lead the team with 17 and Mike Liambas was right behind him with 16.
As far as the best all-around fight goes, wearing my Dana White thinking cap here, I actually feel this is an easy choice. Triston Grant against Daniel Maggio from the Admirals 2-1 shootout victory against the Lake Erie Monsters back on October 25, 2014.
What more can you say? That was a heavyweight fight and the two unloaded punch after punch on one-another and resulted in one of my more favorite soundbites from the past season as well:
10/25/14, Grant bleeds his way through an interview after a fight:
Grant is a warrior and he proved that multiple times this season. Best example of that though? That fight and him laughing about it post-game.
Honorable Mentions, in order of the date in which the occurred: Mike Liambas vs. Chris Bruton (video), Mike Liambas vs. Kyle Hagel (video), Magnus Hellberg vs. John Muse (video), Rich Clune vs. Duncan Siemens (video), Jonathan Diaby vs. Cody Bass (video), Rich Clune vs. Stephane Veilleux (video), Mike Liambas vs. Daniel Maggio (video), and Rich Clune vs. Mitchell Heard (video).
What do you think was the best fight of the Admirals 2014-15 season? Who is the toughest member of the Admirals when it comes to dropping the mitts?