"Oi, my head."

There have been some good, good scraps this season both in North America and abroad. Tonight wasn’t so much a good scrap as a rookie showing a big pest who called the shots.

Zac Rinaldo isn’t a very popular guy right now, after getting suspended once this season and fined twice in one weekend. He really bugs people. Erik Gudbranson on the other hand is beginning to assert himself more physically lately as I’m sure Blake Wheeler could tell you all about. He has no problem throwing his weight around.

Tonight they met and the Kingston Frontenacs alumnus won in a big way.

Where do you rank Gudbranson on the list of top young defencemen in the league right now? As someone who saw him play a lot in junior, I think he could be a dandy.

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