Oct 8, 1982
Detroit - Minnesota3-3

Summary Of Events
1  N/A  Collision   2 players 
2  2:35  Cheap Shot  Stefan-Plett
3  2:35  Fight  Barrett-Plett

Collision at N/A
Detroit PlayersMinnesota Players
Duration N/A  Tom Rowe     Craig Hartsburg   
# Players Involved: 2
Blood: N/A
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Dec 6 08:35 ET
Rowe lost his balance after soft contact with a Hartsburg's stick and runs into crossbar. Tom was shaken for a long time after this incident because he hit his head on the crossbar. Fun 

Cheap Shot at 2:35
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 Greg Stefan  (Victim) 5'11'' 4180lb 25None
 Willi Plett  (Aggressor) 6'3'' 4205lb 25
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Feb 11, 2005 12:28 ET
Detroit goalie Stefan goes to play the puck behind his net. Plett comes in, gives him a bit of a slash and bumps him into the boards. As Stefan goes back to his net, he drops his stick on the helmet-less head of Plett. Plett goes nuts, picks up his stick as if it were an axe and chops Stefan on the head with it using full force.

Stefan is very lucky to take the chop on the helmet because it looked well capable of beheading a man if it were to land on the neck. In fact, after a long delay Stefan goes back in the Detroit net.
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Nov 18, 2015 18:20 ET
This was as nasty as it gets. Stefan was a feisty goalie. He liked to get involved in the rough play from his days in the OHL. Plett was the wrong guy to mess with. Willi was against the boards and Greg slashed him on the neck. Stefan went back to his crease and was inexplicably unprepared for the retaliation. Plett pole-axed Stefan. He landed a vicious blow at the base of the neck. It resembled a guillotine coming down on the neck.

The video doesn't show the after effects. This was a nasty stick battle. Greg stupidly started with Willi. Plett never took anything from an opponent without plotting his revenge. He landed a nasty blow in return. Warner Wolf almost burst a blood vessel in his neck condemning the players in his telecast. He advised banning Plett for life. A more measured response transpired as Willi was forced to sit for eight games.
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May 13, 2006 07:26 ET

This makes McSorley's swing look like a powder puff.
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Dec 7, 2010 18:21 ET
Willii Plett of the north stars takes a swing with his stick and chopped Stefan on his head. That caused John Barret from Detroit to come over to Stefan's aid. Willi Plett was suspended for this incident. Emotion 
Jun 10, 2007 01:13 ET
i think Plett got 6 gamesReply
Mar 21, 2008 21:06 ET
The cheapshot and ensuing tilt.

Mar 22, 2008 08:50 ET
Wow in the new NHL he would've been charged and suspended for a whole season.Reply
Apr 28, 2009 00:47 ET
now thats gangsterReply
Nov 27, 2012 19:28 ET
Quote from message by JruGordon
i think Plett got 6 games
It was an eight game suspension.

Nov 18, 2015 18:21 ET
Another angle can be seen in the Warner Wolf compilation at 12:25.Reply

Fight at 2:35
Duration 0:05ThrownLanded   Big   
 John Barrett 6'0'' 3210lb 5000None
 Willi Plett 6'3'' 3205lb 5000
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Feb 11, 2005 12:32 ET
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Barrett was the closest Minnesota player to the Plett-Stefan incident and it was down to him to retaliate. He does that by dropping his gloves, but instead of throwing punches he just rams Plett in the chest with his head. They both fall down to the ice and that's it.

Barrett got 5+10, Plett got 5+match and Stefan got 2.

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