Michael Pezzetta took part in a controversial and disturbing fight yesterday against Bowen Byram

BY MARCO    MARCH 14, 2023  (10:30)
During last night's game between the Habs and Avalanche, tempers flared late in the third period, when the score was 8-4 for the visitors.

A disturbing and controversial fight between Michael Pezzetta and Bowen Byram broke out.

Here's the footage:




Why was this fight disturbing and controversial?

Because the young Colorado defender has a long history of concussions. He even came close to having to end his professional career, as he was only 21 years old at the time.

In fact, The Athletic's Marc-Antoine Godin criticized Pezzetta's decision to throw down the gauntlet against Byram.

"This is not the client Pezzetta should have chosen given young Byram's history of concussions." - Marc Antoine Godin

In defense of the Canadiens' feisty forward, the two players were shuffling quite a bit before they started the fight. However, under the circumstances, we must mention that everyone acted very well, including Pezzetta, who held back from hitting his opponent too hard.

It ended up being a wrestling match rather than a punching match.

Still, you really don't want to see a guy like Byram fighting too often. The man who was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 draft has too much talent to have to abruptly end his career over a silly fight.

Here's the reaction from Guillaume Latendresse, who has experienced his share of problematic head injuries during his career:

"I went through this situation with Ryan White, I was called names. Tonight I say bravo to Byram, nothing to gain by throwing the gloves in front of Pezzetta or others. The risk is way too great. Period." - Guillaume Latendresse



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