Wes Walz explains the Hockey Code


AND WES, YOU KNOW, OF IT ONLY GOES AS FAR AS THEIR GOALTENDERS WILL TAKE THEM. >>LET’S NOT DO THIS AGAIN. [LAUGHTER] >>GREAT POINT, ANTHONY. >>THIS WAS NOT WITHOUT EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. THE SCORE SHEET WILL SHOW AN EARLY FIGHT IN THE GAME. WE WERE ALL KIND OF EXPECTING IT, BUT YOU WERE NOT THRILLED WITH HOW IT HAPPENED. CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT? >>YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, PLAYED MANY YEARS IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE AND THE FIRST NEW YEARSES, I PLAYED WITH A LOT OF TOUGH GUYS, AND I UNDERSTAND THE CODE VERY, VERY WELL, AND CODY McLEEED ON HAD AB OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT AND GOES AND RUNS ONE OF THE SMALLEST GUYS ON THE ICE, AND THAT’S OKAY. BUT THE WAY THE FIGHT WENT DOWN, I’M GOING TO TRY AND SET THIS UP. YOU CAN LET THE FIGHT ROLL IF YOU WANT. THIS FIGHT HAPPENED — STUART HAS BEEN ON THE ICE FOR 45 SECONDS, AND McLEOD JUMPS ON THE ICE, AND HE GOES OVER AND TRIES TO PICK A FIGHT WITH THE GUY ON THE ICE FOR 45 SECONDS. IF THESE GUYS WERE FRIENDS, THEY WOULD HAVE LINED UP BESIDE EACH OTHER AT THE START OF THE SHIFT WHEN BOTH OF THEM WERE FRESH BUT THIS IS SOME OF THE STUFF WITH THE CODE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WHERE YOU DON’T SEE GUYS THARL — THAT WILL FIGHT ANOTHER GUY WHO ONE GUY WAS AT THE END OF THE SHIFT. I WAS SURPRISE THAT DOES STUART FOUGHT HIM. HE WAS AT THE END OF THE SHIFT, AND SAYS A LOT FOR STUART. I WAS NOT A TOUGH GUY WHEN I PLAYED, BUT WHEN YOU SEE THINGS LIKE THAT, IT SETS YOU BACK OFF. HATS OFF TO STUART. HE WAS 50 50 SECONDS INTO THE SHIFT, AND YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, CODY SCORED A BIT AND McLEOD SCORED LATER, AND HE IS A SOLID PLAYER, AND IT’S JUST SOME OF THE SMALL SUBTLE THINGS FROM FOLKS THAT WILL

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