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Flames trade for tough guy Bollig

After dropping the gloves last winter, Brandon Bollig (left) has joined Brian McGrattan as a member...

After dropping the gloves last winter, Brandon Bollig (left) has joined Brian McGrattan as a member of the Calgary Flames.

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:29 PM ET

 We already know this about Calgary Flames trade acquisition Brandon Bollig: He’s fearless.

Rewind the tape to Nov. 27, 2013, at the Saddledome, and Bollig — then a member of the Chicago Blackhawks — dropped his mitts for a dance with Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan.

“A guy like (McGrattan), who is arguably the toughest player in the league ... It was nice for me to get that on my resume,” said Bollig, a 27-year-old left-winger who was traded Saturday to the Flames in exchange for a third-rounder in the NHL Draft.

The 6-foot-2, 223-lb. Bollig was on the receiving end of a flurry of rights from McGrattan — 97.1% of fans on hockeyfights.com have scored it a victory for the Flames heavyweight — and needed repairs for a cut near his left eye after the bout, but that’s not really the point.

In this case, the statement was more important than the judges’ scorecards.


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