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Steve Oleksy isn’t the most talented hockey player on the Washington Capitals, but he may very well be the smartest. That’s why he earned a three-year deal from George McPhee. The Management major from Lake Superior State University always seems to make the right play on the ice. And he’s pretty tough.
After nailing six-foot three-inch James Wright high with a hit, the Jets forward threw a few punches at Oleksy, but Binky kept his composure. Instead of retaliating and potentially taking a minor penalty with a 2-0 lead, Oleksy waited for the Capitals to regain possession of the puck to take care of his business.
The two spent 14 seconds measuring each other up, then Oleksy grabbed Wright and immediately absorbed two big shots to the back of the head. Binky eventually gained control of the fight however, landing three big punches (see below GIFs) and the takedown.
This was Oleksy’s second fight in the NHL, despite Adam Oates telling him not to drop the gloves when he got called up.
Everyone who watched it live RT @nickblackstrom Who won the Oleksy fight???
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 22, 2013
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