Nov 5, 1975
Detroit - Toronto3-7

Summary Of Events
1  28:08  Cheap Shot  Maloney-Glennie
2  28:41  Rough  Harper-Williams
3  33:16  Almost Fight  Maloney-Williams
4  35:18  Fight  Maloney-Williams
5  42:03  Rough  Hextall-Weir
6  43:34  Fight  Polonich-Hammarstrom
7  48:25  Fight  Polonich-Sittler
8  53:03  Fight  Lapointe-McDonald
9  58:22  Fight  Polonich-McDonald

Cheap Shot at 28:08
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 Dan Maloney  (Aggressor) 6'1''  195lb 2N/A
 Brian Glennie  (Victim) 6'1''  197lb 2
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7971
30 fight reviews

Apr 8, 2010 15:43 ET
After, Maloney banged Glennie's head, off the ice, Rod Seiling made a 1/2 hearted attempt to fight Maloney.so, can someone please post-Maloney-Seiling, Almost fight @ 28:08??? Emotion 
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fanwiththeshoe
Nov 21, 2005 06:52 ET
Maloney was charged with assault and he was also banned from playing in Toronto for two seasons after this.Reply
Jocke
Mar 1, 2006 00:36 ET
Maloney was later acquitted.Reply
garvulture
May 13, 2006 22:58 ET
Maloney jumped Glennie from behind. Glennie turtled and Maloney rammed Glennie's head into the ice. Glennie suffered a concussion.Reply
theHammer
May 15, 2006 18:39 ET
I have a clip of this. It shows Maloney grabbing Glennie's head and slamming it on the ice numerous times.Reply
Jocke
Mar 3, 2008 06:13 ET
Ontario crown attorney Roy McMurtry became involved and made the charge against Maloney.
Glennie was put on the stand, but it didn't matter much. "When I testified, I said very little," he joked later. "How could I? I was out cold at the time."

In exchange for a no-contest plea, Maloney did community service work. He also was banned from playing in Toronto for two seasons. Maloney finished his playing career with the Leafs in the early 1980s before embarking on a coaching career with the club.
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clackson3
Dec 30, 2008 00:50 ET
"Another stick-swinging incident made national news a few years later when Detroit's Dan Maloney tomahawked Toronto's Brian Glennie on the head on November 5, 1975. Maloney was charged for assault in an Ontario court and pleaded no-contest. He wound up doing some community service work and was also banned from playing in Toronto for two seasons."
-from the Ross Bernstein book The Code.
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7971
Apr 8, 2010 15:41 ET
Show you how much the papers/so called reporters like to lie.I got the whole clip of this on dvd.MALONEY, never used his stick, he gloved sucker punched glennie, from the side, then he dropped his gloves, threw a punch, and then banged his head off the ice.
PS BERNSTEIN'S BOOK IS A PACK OF LIES-MAYBE HE COULD ACTUALLY SEE FIGHTs/INCIDENT FOOTAGE, BEFORE TALKING ABOUT IT.
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RedWingsWereTough
Jun 5, 2012 00:42 ET
Amazing that Maloney didn't get kicked out of the game on a match penalty hereReply
BattleshipRules
Feb 16, 2014 00:13 ET
This was an article in Sports Illustrated from November 17, 1975 by Ray Kennedy. It mentioned the Glennie incident and the Forbes-Boucha assault. This is the opening portion of the article.

Remember Dave Forbes? You know, the Boston hockey player who was tried in a criminal court this summer for assaulting an opponent, the man who touched off the outcry for an end to the "senseless violence" committed in the name of sport.

Though some people may have been so rash as to interpret Forbes' trial as a stern and ominous warning, a National Hockey League spokesman dismissed it as "an unusual aberration that does not escalate any fears we may have of a recurrence." In other words, it was almost unthinkable that a professional hockey player would ever again be hauled before a judge for an act of violence that occurred during the course of a game.

If so, then what exactly was that little set-to in Toronto last week when the Detroit Red Wings' Dan Maloney felled the Maple Leafs' Brian Glennie with a flying punch from the side and then bounced his head on the ice two times for good measure? A usual aberration?

Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry did not think so. He has charged Maloney with "assault causing bodily harm" and ordered the left wing to appear in a Toronto criminal court on Dec. 4. It should be an interesting hearing. Maloney, whose attack put Glennie in the hospital overnight with a mild concussion, holds that he was merely administering just retribution for the upending body check that Glennie had put on Red Wing Center Bryan Hextall moments earlier. In Maloney's judgment-but evidently not the referee's, as no penalty was indicated-the check was "too hard."

The fact that Maloney was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a $50 fine seemed censure enough to Red Wings Coach Doug Barkley. "Why is McMurtry picking on hockey?" he protested. "The NHL is the best-run league of any major sport. The league has done an excellent job running itself." Ever the good sport, Maloney says that he was just trying to help Glennie get up.

Given the benefit of the doubt, that the movers and shakers of hockey had somehow forgotten the warning of the Dave Forbes trial, there is no way they could have ignored the alarm bells that have been sounded in recent weeks. Just six games into the new season Bobby Hull, the Winnipeg Jets' left wing, sat out a game as a protest against the "brutality" and malicious attacks on his teammates. "If something isn't done soon," declared Hull, the World Hockey Association's alltime leading goal scorer, "it will ruin the game for all of us. I've never seen so much vicious stuff going on."

Neither had Attorney General McMurtry. Only one week before the Maloney incident he ordered provincial attorneys and police to rigorously enforce the law against "clear breaches of the criminal code" on the ice. A follow-up to a scathing indictment of pro hockey in an investigative report ordered by the Ontario legislature, the crackdown was partly intended to cross-check the acts of violence that McMurtry says "are obviously a very bad example for young kids who ape the professionals."

The reaction of Harold Ballard, president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, is typical of how gravely concerned the NHL was about the latest flurry of public outrage. Of McMurtry's announced plan to have law-enforcement officers patrol games in Maple Leaf Gardens (two police sergeants, acting as McMurtry's observers, did in fact witness and file a report on the Maloney incident), Ballard had said, "If they pay for a ticket when they come in I don't care how many people they bring."

At a time when hockey is in dire need of some good oldfangled straight talk, Ballard stands ready to provide it. In fact, it is ironic that shortly before one of his own players was cut down last week, he more than any other NHL overseer strove to candidly and fearlessly tell it like it will be this season. In announcing last month that he was placing seven of his players on the trading block, Ballard cut right through to the core of things. "We've got to mold a lineup that can take on a bunch of goons," he said. "I'm looking for guys you toss raw meat to and they will go wild."
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michiann
Feb 16, 2014 00:57 ET
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
This was an article in Sports Illustrated from November 17, 1975 by Ray Kennedy. It mentioned the Glennie incident and the Forbes-Boucha assault. This is the opening portion of the article.

Remember Dave Forbes? You know, the Boston hockey player who was tried in a criminal court this summer for assaulting an opponent, the man who touched off the outcry for an end to the "senseless violence" committed in the name of sport.

Though some people may have been so rash as to interpret Forbes' trial as a stern and ominous warning, a National Hockey League spokesman dismissed it as "an unusual aberration that does not escalate any fears we may have of a recurrence." In other words, it was almost unthinkable that a professional hockey player would ever again be hauled before a judge for an act of violence that occurred during the course of a game.

I felt so baddddddd for Boucha ... losing an eye is probably the most cherished organ belonging to a person. I feel sorry for anybody who is blind, even my own worse enemy.
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BattleshipRules
Feb 16, 2014 01:11 ET
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I felt so baddddddd for Boucha ... losing an eye is probably the most cherished organ belonging to a person. I feel sorry for anybody who is blind, even my own worse enemy.
I agree. Boucha was a good guy and you wouldn't wish that on your own worst enemy. My father saw the event happen live. He told me about this incident when I was a kid. He felt terrible for Boucha.
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vsurov2
May 14 07:11 ET
Dan Maloney, DET [Fighting] 8:08Reply
Durbano
Oct 17 18:22 ET
Fri, Nov 7, 1975 – 27 · Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States of America) · Newspapers.comReply


Rough at 28:41
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 Terry Harper 6'1'' 2197lb 7N/A
 Dave "Tiger" Williams 5'11'' 2190lb 7
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vsurov2
May 14 07:12 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams, TOR [Roughing] 8:41Reply


Almost Fight at 33:16
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 Dan Maloney 6'1'' 2195lb 5N/A
 Dave "Tiger" Williams 5'11'' 2190lb 5
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vsurov2
May 14 07:13 ET
Dan Maloney, DET [Delay of game] 13:16
Dave "Tiger" Williams, TOR [Delay of game] 13:16
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Fight at 35:18
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 Dan Maloney 6'1'' 2195lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Dave "Tiger" Williams 5'11'' 2190lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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13164 fight reviews

May 15 19:49 ET
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Maloney drew the ire of the Maple Leafs with one of the sickest and most twisted attacks on a player in NHL history. He slammed the head of Brian Glennie repeatedly on the ice and knocked him unconscious. There is some footage of this incident. A poster at DYG said that he saw the footage on an HBO special.

Williams was the resident enforcer of the Maple Leafs. He was not lacking in courage and was determined to make Maloney face the music. Dangerous Dan served five minutes for fighting and returned to the game. Amazingly, Maloney didn't get tossed from the game for the unconscionable attack on Glennie. Tiger tried to fight Dan after Maloney left the penalty box, but the men received delay-of-game minors. The two came out of the box and the fight was on.

There is some footage of the contest on a 1979 feature called "Turning Over a New Leaf" on the Kowalski-Loeb Report. There was a lengthy interview with Tiger Williams. On the clip, there was some footage of the Maloney-Williams scrap. Knight77 is an outstanding contributor to DYG. He saw the entire contest some time in the past. I won't render a verdict, but I will describe in detail what I saw in the partial footage of the contest.

Williams and Maloney were engaged along the boards. Dangerous Dan landed a good right uppercut. Tiger was wrestling and trying to keep the fight an infighting contest. Dan landed a solid uppercut and missed a punch. Dave missed a shot and the footage ran out. It was clear from the visual evidence that Dangerous Dan landed a couple of solid shots.

Williams was one of the best agitators/enforcers of the era. He would take on all comers despite his modest size and average punching power. Tiger proved to his teammates that he could be counted to step up on the behalf of a teammate. Dangerous Dan could count on having to fight to settle the matter.

I enjoyed watching the rare fight footage and the Tiger Williams interview. The gentleman who interviewed Williams was anti-fighting and Dave was intelligently and humorously responding and making cogent counter-points. The man praised Tiger for making good as a high school dropout who worked for the time in the oil rigs.

Tiger's toughness was never in question. He had broken his nose six times at the time of the interview. Williams was a fierce competitor. His first comment was "I play to win!" He knew physical play was his bread-and-butter. He said that his "game plan" each night was to "get out there and rock someone." He said his role was to "make the other team respect us."

Tiger explained that "If you are going to fight, you might as well fight the best." He explained why fights take place. He correctly pointed out that they often develop from body checking. He said that he could drill a guy "as clean as possible," but it can still lead to a fight because some "think they shouldn't be hit."

Williams explained to the interviewer that he would fight in a scenario where "someone is beating on Borje Salming's legs." He said, "No one has to tell me to do it. It is just instinct." Tiger said that there were lots of altercations under the pile in football, but in hockey it is more obvious and out in the open.

The gentleman brought up the negative influence on youth and tiger answered masterfully. He said he thought the television series "Starsky and Hutch" was more of a negative influence on the youth "than my hockey game." "That's my life...the other stuff is make-belief crap."

The feature showed the aftermath of the Owchar trial. Tiger was acquitted in the 1977 incident where he speared Dennis Owchar in the face. Williams said, "I never want it to happen again...It's hard on the family." Tiger joked that it was valuable to see the Ontario legal system in action. "50'000 dollars in taxes a year pays for a lot of judge's coffee breaks."

Tiger was unconcerned about explaining his role to his son. He was fully confident he and his wife would adequately explain his actions in the context of the game rather than examples of wanton violence. Williams came across as a true professional. He said, "I play for the 20 guys on my team." Harold Ballard said, "We're not going to stand by and get pounded by other teams."

Williams became a good player by virtue of a great work ethic. Jerry Butler, Dave Burrows, and Lanny McDonald vouched for his importance to the team's success. McDonald said that Williams used to take bad penalties at times, but he developed a sense of when to step up and play his physical brand of hockey.

Ironically, the feature focused on a supposed statement by Williams that he was done fighting and wanted to concentrate of playing. He was playing some of the best hockey in his career during the 1979-80 season. However, his comments indicated that he defended fighting in hockey and had no regrets.

Williams sagely noted that education professionals could earn a hundred grand a year for decades, but the average hockey player only played for six seasons. He said, "I can play any style they (Leafs management) wants." The female co-host expressed skepticism that the Tiger could be tamed. Her intuition proved to be correct in the end. Williams went on to become the all-time NHL penalty minutes leader.

I loved the interview. Williams was bright and engaging. He had a great sense of humor. He may have had limited formal schooling, but he was full of wisdom about how to be a good team player and family man. He demonstrated keen insights about economics and human nature.
knight77
125 fight reviews

Jul 11, 2012 05:24 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams narrow win Fun 
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In the second period of this game, Dan Maloney blind-sided Brian Glennie behind the play, then proceeded to repeatedly lift Glennie's head and slam it to the ice. Tiger Williams had been on the ice at the time, but had been skating into the Wing zone with his back to Maloney and Glennie. Soon after Maloney's vicious and unprovoked attack on Glennie, Williams roughed up defenceman Terry Harper for no apparent reason. Williams joined Maloney in the penalty box. Somebody must have filled in the Tiger on the Glennie incident, because he had a long exchange with Maloney.

The next time the two players were on the ice together, they tried to get at each other, but the linesmen broke them up. Back to the penalty box they went, where the sour dialogue started all over again. As their respective two minute penalties ended, Williams hurried to the front of the visitor's penalty box. Maloney was waiting for him and a classic battle got underway. Williams went with straight rights, while Maloney replied with right uppercuts during this lengthy bout. Williams showed more hand speed , threw more punches, and appeared to land more than his opponent.
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mudturtle
Sep 9, 2012 22:39 ET
Excellent review ! Heard it mentioned on the LA Kings broadcast during the Nov.15th game with Toronto. Williams had two good Battles with Hutchison ! Wish there was more King footage from this era.Reply
7971
May 3 19:00 ET
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnedoIT-3hA
at 29 seconds, just an all too brief clip-looks like 8mm footage.BUT THE GAME WAS ON TV!!
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LukeLaC
May 14 15:19 ET
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BattleshipRules
May 14 20:13 ET
Great post. Tiger did a good job in the lengthy interview.Reply
itsJ.Millertime
May 15 18:30 ET
Thanks for sharing that great interview, I enjoyed it tremendously.Reply
itsJ.Millertime
May 16 11:20 ET
I found it interesting they commented that the added fighting was to attract "american fans" to the sport. Now they blame american fans for being the reason they are taking fighting away.Reply
BattleshipRules
May 16 18:12 ET
Quote from message by itsJ.Millertime
I found it interesting they commented that the added fighting was to attract "american fans" to the sport. Now they blame american fans for being the reason they are taking fighting away.
Ironic, since the OHL was the league that adopted the three fight a season rule a few years ago.
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itsJ.Millertime
May 17 20:42 ET
The infamous David Branch I believe instituted that and many other rules curbing fighting. He and bettman have been the leaders in killing hockey fights, the enforcer, and the tough guy.Reply


Rough at 42:03
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 Dennis Hextall 5'11'' 2175lb 5N/A
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vsurov2
May 14 07:14 ET
Stan Weir, TOR [Holding] 2:13
Bryan Hextall, DET [Hooking, Unsportsmanlike conduct] 2:13
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Fight at 43:34
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 Dennis Polonich 5'6'' 6165lb 15N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Inge Hammarstrom 6'0'' 6180lb 15N/AN/AN/A
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no.7
Apr 19, 2007 16:01 ET
Double minors.Reply
vsurov2
May 14 07:15 ET
Dennis Polonich, DET [Elbowing, Roughing] 3:34
Inge Hammarstrom, TOR [Roughing double minor] 3:34
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Fight at 48:25
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 Dennis Polonich 5'6'' 6165lb 25N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Darryl Sittler 6'0'' 6190lb 25N/AN/AN/A
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vsurov2
Jan 9, 2011 08:03 ET
Bloom (det) - game misconduct.Reply


Fight at 53:03
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 Rick Lapointe 6'2'' 2200lb 4N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Lanny McDonald 6'0'' 2196lb 4N/AN/AN/A
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no.7
Apr 19, 2007 16:12 ET
Minors.Reply
vsurov2
Jan 9, 2011 08:05 ET
Rick Lapointe,Lanny McDonald - 2min.Reply
vsurov2
May 14 07:16 ET
Lanny McDonald, TOR [Roughing] 13:03
Rick Lapointe, DET [Roughing] 13:03
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Fight at 58:22
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 Dennis Polonich 5'6'' 6165lb 31N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Lanny McDonald 6'0'' 6196lb 31N/AN/AN/A
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vsurov2
Jan 9, 2011 08:06 ET
Roberto (det) - game misconduct.Reply

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