King Clancy was as pugnacious of a competitor that the NHL has ever seen, but in one particular game during the 1930-31 NHL season he found a unique way to avoid a fight with Boston's punishing bruiser Eddie Shore.
Clancy had knocked Shore into the boards, angering Shore who got up without his gloves and stick and ready to attack. But what Clancy did next shocked everyone, especially Shore. He dropped his gloves and stick, but only to immediately shake Shore's hand and inquire about his health.
The stunt apparently was so funny that even Shore could only chuckle.