Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tom Sestito - Friday Night Fight?

As many you know Tom Sestito was recalled by the Penguins on March 6th. The Penguins had a landslide victory against the Devils 6 to 1.  He and Jordin Tootoo had a little dance.  Say what you will about how that went.  It did set up a power play that Evgeni Malkin scored on. 

The Penguins will be playing the Blue Jackets on Friday March 11th.  With the fight between Sidney Crosby and Brandon Dubinsky on February 19, 2015.  Its safe to say that Dubinsky should be on notice that he and Tom Sestito may have a dance this Friday.

Here is what you might not know.  Coach John Tortorella knows Tom Sestito all to well.  He coached him on the Canucks in the 2013 / 2014 season.  You may remember him fighting Jordan Nolan (Kings) on January 13th, 2014.  It was more of a mugging then a fight.  Nolan did not even get his gloves off.  So Tom Sestito got 27 penalty minutes for that incident. 

He had also played on the Blue Jackets as well for all of 13 games.  So both the team and the coach know what to expect from Tom Sestito.

So the real question here is will Brandon Dubinsky behave? or does it even matter?  I can imagine this scenario - Tom Sestito skating out towards the face off circle and saying something like "hey Dubinsky, you know why I'm here"? as he throws the gloves off and mugs him.

I guess there is a chance that he will not fight,  just his presence may be enough deterrent?

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