Last night, Vancouver Canucks goon Rick Rypien got himself into some serious trouble by scrapping with the notoriously vocal Minnesota fans. While he's going to earn a well-deserved suspension for losing his composure, my memory went back 31 years.
Back in the day, there was no glass behind the benches and players were yelled at and had things thrown at them. One of the most infamous incidents of all time involves the fans of the New York Rangers, who remain an intense bunch to this day.
With no glass between the MSG crazies and the Boston Bruins, post-game pandemonium hit an apex on one fateful day in 1979.
Enjoy the madness, especially when legendary Mike Milbury takes off a guy's shoe and starts beating him with it.