Lots of entertainment in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday night.
All thanks to the Brandon Manning-Connor McDavid feud. Can you believe these two have a little rivalry?
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Anyway ... first, we take a look at this jersey. Courtesy of Dusten Braaksma from HockeyProspect.com ...
Pretty cold-blooded. We assume this is a Flyers fan (not sure where the gentleman was). Regardless, this guy took things to a new level. If you don't know, McDavid broke his collarbone last season when he lost his footing and crashed into the back boards with Manning right behind in pursuit, slamming on top of the 2015 No. 1 overall pick. McDavid, the generational talent, ended up missing 37 games because of the injury and Manning took a lot of heat for it, resulting in a drama-filled night at the Wells Fargo Center this past December.
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On Thursday night, Manning returned to Edmonton, Alberta, for the first time since the play.
And, as expected, there was plenty of tension and Manning answered the Oilers' call by dropping the gloves with Patrick Maroon during the second period.
"It didn't bother me," Manning said postgame after the Flyers' 6-3 loss. "I'm not scared of fighting. It's just a matter of time. I picked my spot. I wasn't too worried."
It was a good matchup. Stick tap to Manning for accepting the challenge. Watch the fight in the video above.
And here's a great picture, courtesy of USA Today Images.