Oilers' Kassian vows revenge on Flames' Tkachuk following suspension

Oilers' Kassian suspended two games

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It also means we may need stronger words than the Battle of Alberta to characterize the bad blood now simmering between these two guys and their teams.

The incident has turned heads around the league as players, fans and analysts alike debated whether Kassian, who felt Tkachuk had targeted him with illegal hits throughout the game, was justified in taking matters into his own hands. Kassian received a four-minute penalty and was later handed a two-game suspension by the National Hockey League.

"I can do what Matthew Tkachuk did", he said. "To me, those are unsafe hits".

"If they are clean, they are still predators, which is completely fine", he said. "I love hockey over big boys, but if you're going to play hockey over big boys, you have to answer the bell every once in a while".

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Tkachuk, meanwhile, said he has no regrets about his decision not to fight Kassian.

Had Tkachuk been willing on Saturday to go toe-to-toe with gloves off, the unpleasantness might have ended already, Kassian said.

Speaking Tuesday for the first time since being given a two-game suspension for treating Tkachuk like his personal punching bag, Kassian held nothing back again in his latest barrage.

A steady round of left-fisted haymakers turned into a steady dose of verbal blows as Zack Kassian's animosity for Matthew Tkachuk continued. "I don't think he realizes we're in the same division, and I have a great memory".

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