I’ve always loved photographs of this hockey brawl, being that I’m a life-long fan of the Detroit Red Wings, and that they won the brawl, and the game. This is possibly the best one I’ve seen that captures most of the donnybrook in one picture.
This fight, which occurred on March 26, 1997, started off with a small scuffle between Peter Forsberg, number 21 of the Colorado Avalanche (blue and purple jerseys), and Igor Larionov, number 8 of the Detroit Red Wings (red and white jerseys). Using this as a distraction, Darren McCarty, number 25 of Detroit attacked Claude Lemieux (as revenge for Lemieux’s cheapshot the year before that put a Detroit player out of the season), which is the center of the photo, Lemieux doing what the media later called “turtling”. Behind them, Brendan Shanahan, number 14, of
Here is a link to the video of the full brawl. Enjoy!
As for a favorite photographer, I don’t exactly have a favorite, but I’ve always liked Doug Blane’s extreme sports photographs, especially the base jumping and climbing ones, since a friend showed me them a few months ago. Being a climber myself, I especially like the image of the climber with snowy mountain peaks behind him. Something I’d like to do one day.
Doug Blane’s website: