Former (Useless) Devil Andrew Peters Planted A Kid On His Ass During A Youth Game, And Some Folks Aren't Too Happy About It
My reaction to this video?
I know that coaches should probably refrain from lending their knuckles to physical squabbles between hormonal teenagers. That being said, that kid doesn't seem too much worse for the wear so I'm not going to pretend that an enraged, pubescent monster that tried to take on an entire roster is some sort of helpless victim.
More importantly, why have Andrew Peters on a youth hockey bench if he isn't going to make himself look like a complete jackass in coming to the aide of youth hockey players? Knocking that rabies-stricken lunatic on his ass and saving one of his kids from taking a stick across the sternum is literally the only thing that Andrew Peters can provide young, inquiring minds. We are talking about a dude that had SEVEN points in SIX seasons. He wasn't just an goon. He was the goon that true enforcers looked at and said "this fucking blockhead is going to get us phased out of the sport". When I tell you that he was as useless a professional hockey player as I have ever seen I mean the most he ever contributed while wearing a Devils jersey was getting tossed early for failing to tie down his Devils jersey by the fight strap. He only laced them up for 28 games that season and likely only played a handful of shifts each time, but I swear I still have PTSD from watching him try to handle a goddamn puck. I wouldn't trust Andrew Peters to pass my hypothetical child the mashed potatoes, never mind teach him/her the intricacies of a game he somehow bullied his way to the top of. I didn't think - before this very moment - that having a guy with NHL experience tutor the youth of tomorrow could be a bad thing, but if the only team available for my future son is coached by Andrew Peters then I'm tossing in the towel and letting him take ballet lessons.