Oct 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn (22) fights against Vancouver Canucks right wing Zack Kassian (9) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Kassian and Luke Schenn Fight Was a Case of Mistaken Identity


Vancouver Canucks right winger Zack Kassian says his fight with Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Luke Schenn was a case of mistaken identity.

Kassian says he didn’t want to fight Schenn per se. He wanted to fight the player that was responsible for levelling teammate Yannick Weber earlier in the shift.

It was actually Zac Rinaldo that hit Weber and Kassian didn’t find out about that until after the fight.

“Should have gone after Rinaldo,” Kassian told the Vancouver Sun. “Would have been an easier fight for me, I think.”

It explains a lot since the fight was unprovoked and a ‘staged fight’ between Schenn and Kassian wasn’t on anybody’s mind. The anticipated staged fight was Tom Sestito versus Jay Rosehill, which didn’t happen.

And yes, it would have been easier for Kassian to fight Rinaldo, who is 5’11″ and 180 pounds. Schenn is 6’2″, 230 pounds and wears a visor.


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