It didn’t take long for Keegan Lowe to stir it up in his NHL debut.
The 22-year-old Carolina Hurricanes forward — and son of Edmonton Oilers president of hockey operations Kevin Lowe — dropped the gloves with Vincent Lecavalier of the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period of Thursday night’s game.
Update (8:25): Lecavalier and Lowe fought again (!) in the second period.
However, the best part wasn’t the fight itself (which you can see in the video above), it was the clever Twitter response from Patrick Burke, the son of Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke.
In case you didn’t get the reference, Burke was referring to an old feud between his father and Kevin Lowe in the summer of 2007.
That year, Burke was general manager of the Anaheim Ducks and he was displeased with Lowe and the Oilers for signing restricted free agent Dustin Penner to five-year, $21.25 million offer sheet.
The two executives exchanged words and Burke went as far as suggesting that he and Lowe should “rent a barn” and have a fistfight, and even called the move “gutless.”
“Edmonton has offered a mostly inflated salary for a player,” Burke said. “And I think it’s an act of desperation for a general manager who is fighting to keep his job.”