The NHL changed their fight rules to keep Rob Ray's shirt on | Weird Rules

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  • Published: 02 August 2018
  • Rob Ray would get into fights and take off his jersey/pads in order to make it even harder for opponents to take him on. He would tear off jersey and pads in one motion, and the guy across from him had nothing to grab onto. As a result, the NHL decided their boys needed to keep their clothes on in order to keep the fights fair.

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Comments • 408

  • Eric Fett
    Eric Fett  14 hours back

    One of the strategies in old school hockey fights was to pull the other player's jersey over his head to A) make it so he couldn't see and or B) restrict his arm movement so he could not effectively throw punches.
    Those are the other reasons Rob Ray removed his jersey in or at the beginning of a fight.

    • Ryan Alexander
      Ryan Alexander  2 days back

      Rob ray is a cool guy I got his autograph at a Sabre’s game he works for them or something

      • William Sanders
        William Sanders  4 days back

        Why does this dude where the ladies glasses costanza wore in that Seinfeld episode?

        • Slevin
          Slevin  6 days back

          There's a woman who looks like Zooey Deschanel and is into hockey?

          ...marry me

          • Paul Douglas
            Paul Douglas  2 weeks back

            ....or fight like normal people would on the street. No shirt, nothing to grab onto. Simple as that.

            • MARTIEN BÉLANGER
              MARTIEN BÉLANGER  4 weeks back

              4:17 not exactly «his own fan» since that occurred in Québec City against the Nordiques.

              • Martin Landström
                Martin Landström  1 months back

                if females took of there shirts in female soccer when they score i never miss a match on TV.

                • purplegill10
                  purplegill10  4 weeks back

                  @Martin Landström Understood, thanks man

                • Martin Landström
                  Martin Landström  4 weeks back

                  purplegill10 ok i understand that and i say sorry Ok?

                • purplegill10
                  purplegill10  4 weeks back

                  @Martin Landström I know but it just feels uncomfortable when too many people actually think that way

                • Martin Landström
                  Martin Landström  4 weeks back

                  @purplegill10 it was a joke

                • purplegill10
                  purplegill10  4 weeks back

                  That's just creepy...

              • SlyHound
                SlyHound  2 months back

                Generally they get some real obnoxious women on this channel this chick wasn’t so bad 👍

                • Bittyhiglig Budulying
                  Bittyhiglig Budulying  2 months back

                  This guy is a huge cuck

                  • Mike Mancuso
                    Mike Mancuso  2 months back

                    This guy dosnt know what he is talking about. Players would pull a jersey over the other guys head then pummel them because tjey couldnt see. If you are going to do a show, you should know what you are talking about.

                    • Steve C
                      Steve C  3 months back

                      super gay man talking about shirtless men fighting.

                      • Jones Crimson
                        Jones Crimson  4 months back

                        If it's filmed well, her theatre skating story could be an HBO show.


                        If filmed poorly and add in a religious sub-plot it can be on Lifetime.


                        If it's filmed super well with cutting edge techniques and new age directors it can be on Netflix.

                        • Lachlan Hall
                          Lachlan Hall  4 months back

                          5:40 WOOOOOOOOORLDSTAAAAAR!

                          • william elijah
                            william elijah  4 months back

                            Lmao best SB Video I’ve seen so far

                            • Ethan Bush
                              Ethan Bush  4 months back

                              Could you do a video about the F1 “ground effect” rules with the Brabham BT46?

                              • Rich Viola
                                Rich Viola  5 months back

                                4:30 Rob Ray wasn't beating up a Buffalo fan. This game was in Quebec and a Nordiques fan came onto the ice and toward the Sabres bench when Rob Ray subdued him. Rob Ray was, and still is, beloved in Buffalo and a fan favourite. He currently provides color-commentary for Sabres broadcasts.

                                • Rich Viola
                                  Rich Viola  5 months back

                                  In 1999, Rob Ray won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for being a leader on the ice and off and his charitable contributions. Not a bad guy.

                              • Jim Beanbragger
                                Jim Beanbragger  5 months back

                                Those glasses look awful, man

                                • Kind Man
                                  Kind Man  5 months back

                                  This is unacceptable hockey content. I expect straight men and footage

                                  • Gintaras64
                                    Gintaras64  5 months back

                                    She looks like Zoey Deschanel.

                                    • the green stallion
                                      the green stallion  5 months back

                                      That chick is hot 🔥

                                      • Original 6 Hockey
                                        Original 6 Hockey  5 months back

                                        Rob GAY

                                        • Roosevelt Brentwood
                                          Roosevelt Brentwood  5 months back

                                          i would have liked it better if this was just narrated. i hate watching these dorks pretend to have a conversation.

                                          • Scott Larson
                                            Scott Larson  5 months back

                                            When I played football, I quit strapping down my shoulder pads. It wasn't for fighting, but if fighting was a thing, I could have slipped out of them pretty easily.

                                            I did it to get more range of motion in my arms.

                                            Maybe it wasn't smart, because I did dislocate my shoulder, then threw two interceptions in a row. But, I played for years like that. I can see a hockey player just letting it all be loose.

                                            • KesselRunHero
                                              KesselRunHero  5 months back

                                              If aliens who had never seen earth sports, created a show about earth sports it would look just like this show.

                                              • Kyle Cronin
                                                Kyle Cronin  6 months back

                                                In more recent years, the owners have complained about jerseys as part of the uniform a lot more. Some owners disagree with tucking the jerseys (no more Bill Guerin types with the half tuck), and pinning the jerseys down became a part of this discussion too.

                                                • Steve Buscemi
                                                  Steve Buscemi  6 months back

                                                  "He would take off his shirt", yeah dude its a sweater lol

                                                  • Logan V.
                                                    Logan V.  6 months back

                                                    He looks like Chevy Chase

                                                    • Rob Sutton
                                                      Rob Sutton  6 months back

                                                      You didn’t bleep the f word, then you bleeped out the f word later. What.’s the rule on that?

                                                      • To Release is To Resolve
                                                        To Release is To Resolve  6 months back

                                                        Blonde Zooey Deschanel?

                                                        • Martin Landström
                                                          Martin Landström  6 months back

                                                          no Ryan i can se you is a beta male if you was in a hockey fight you piss your pants.

                                                          • John Wendeborn
                                                            John Wendeborn  6 months back

                                                            She looks like Zooey Deschanel

                                                            • Christopher G
                                                              Christopher G  7 months back

                                                              Cool video, like the old footage of Rob Ray, plus I think Rebecca is pretty cute too 🙂

                                                              • Sean Price
                                                                Sean Price  7 months back

                                                                could you find a more effeminate host for a sports channel?

                                                                i don't think so tbh.

                                                                • Archman2312
                                                                  Archman2312  7 months back

                                                                  Good subject matter. Good idea. Poor execution. Just being honest with you guys. But this is not the kind of video I wanted to see when I clicked on it. This just flat out isn't as funny as you guys think it is. Either find a way to make this funny or take it seriously. This in between area you guys are in isn't working.

                                                                  • Top5
                                                                    Top5  7 months back

                                                                    In the first clip the other guy kept his helmet on but taking your shirt off is illegal?

                                                                    • Dirk Diggler
                                                                      Dirk Diggler  7 months back

                                                                      I’m not convinced either of these 2 have actually watched hockey. She thought enforcer was a position...it’s a role within the team.

                                                                      • Dirk Diggler
                                                                        Dirk Diggler  5 months back

                                                                        Matthew Mazzatto on that particular occasion he def was I still don’t think he’s watched hockey lol

                                                                      • Matthew Mazzatto
                                                                        Matthew Mazzatto  6 months back

                                                                        They were joking, at least the guy for sure was.

                                                                    • Buckley Corr
                                                                      Buckley Corr  7 months back

                                                                      1:54 damn did the editors forget to beep this out or was 4:14 a one off bleep?

                                                                      • David
                                                                        David  7 months back

                                                                        Rob Ray was a really good fighter and the rule change didn't affect his overall ability, he did well in most of his fights overall. There were lots of players who altered their jerseys.

                                                                        • boone315
                                                                          boone315  8 months back

                                                                          Rob Ray was awesome.... AWESOME... deal with it haters.

                                                                          • Mystic Thunder
                                                                            Mystic Thunder  8 months back

                                                                            I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. What gives?!

                                                                            • Dark Limeking
                                                                              Dark Limeking  8 months back

                                                                              I feel as though the thumbnail phrase could also work with Gronk

                                                                              • majooismajor
                                                                                majooismajor  8 months back

                                                                                he's not a bad guy, he is just misunderstood

                                                                                • Eric M
                                                                                  Eric M  8 months back

                                                                                  Minnesota North Stars, Basil Mcrae, once had tear away sweater sleeves during his fights. That didn't last long with the NHL.

                                                                                  • Dan Marshall
                                                                                    Dan Marshall  8 months back

                                                                                    As a kid I remember reading about some weird rules that you should look into (if they’re true):

                                                                                    In hockey they introduced a rule requiring the players names to be sewn onto the jerseys along with their numbers. The owner of the maple leafs opposed this because he thought he would sell fewer programs. So he complied with the rule but had the names the same colour as the jersey, so no one could read them. They needed a new rule to prevent that.

                                                                                    I also remember reading about a team in football that used a football as their team logo, so runners could pretend they were holding a football after a fake handoff. That needed a rule change too. And another team had purple jerseys and painted the football purple to camaflouge it (the home team supplied the football then)

                                                                                    Hope these are true, if they are they would make good episodes

                                                                                    • DESERT VALLEY DOGG
                                                                                      DESERT VALLEY DOGG  8 months back

                                                                                      as a SABRES fan... rob ray was a complete creepy embarrassment to WNY! (emphasis on bare ASS). NEVER won a fight! PLAYFAIR, KING KONG, FOLIGNO, DANNY f'n GARE etc were GREAT Sabres. RAY SUCKS! Thanks for upload!

                                                                                      • emma duncan
                                                                                        emma duncan  8 months back

                                                                                        I'm sorry, but that crazed Nordiques fan, that charged the Sabres bench is all the proof you need to argue in favor of Quebec city, getting a franchise!

                                                                                        • craigpiercer79
                                                                                          craigpiercer79  8 months back

                                                                                          This video made me want to slit my wrist amd get in the bathtub! Please quit crowding youtube with this garbage

                                                                                          • Scott S
                                                                                            Scott S  8 months back

                                                                                            Damn. This video had potential with the evolution of fighting in the game but it took a nose dive at 0:01 and never pulled up on the stick.