In an effort to show his French teammates what he’s learned in four NHL games, Stephane Da Costa of the Ottawa Senators smacked a Denmark skater with a careless hit from behind during a ‘friendly’ contest. The officials trying to break up the post-hit skirmish and Da Costa’s declaration of “I’ll fu*k you up” are the real gems here.
The hit has a bit of a Jarret Stoll on Ian White feel from Game 1 between San Jose and L.A. to it, albeit along the sideboards instead of behind the net.
Stupid, but not malicious on the part of Da Costa. That’s some NHL quality boarding right there, though.