Battlin' BILLY SMITH Slashes (1980s)


Footage of New York Islanders Billy Smith Slashes and Incidents from the 1980s.



01zipdisk
I used to watch Smith in the day, guy was a first class prick
Barry H
One word...Coward. Drop the gloves, the stick and mask then fight. The only parts of this video I enjoyed was seeing this low life in pain.
Trog Lodyte
Playing dirty/tough is one thing but rolling around like a soccer player when you aren't even hurt is a douche move.
oilersridersbluejays
Cheap shot artist with a blocker and mask.
leafyutube
Smith and Hextall were the craziest goalies.
JustAnotherGamer
Notice at 13:45 when Billy slashes Mike right into the ankles with his goalie stick and Mike barely moves, but when Gartner slashes Smith back right into his thick goalie pads he goes down like he's been shot..I was too young to remember Smith, but I always loved listening to my dad tell stories about how damn dirty he was.
Bob
Whats Dave Willams doing out on the Power Play...oh yeah , looking for Billy Smith.
Jason Moore
That man still scares me. He would have been a serial killer if it wern't for hockey. The long Island butcher
mrdookiepotpie
Old Time Hockey...............
24BIGDYL
Scott Steven's always went after the smallest most vulnerable guys, what a coward... Steven's is willing to engage with smith or paul karyia but he ran away from probert and mcsorley, Steven's the chicken shit.
Funk Enstein
It's amazing how much thinner goalie leg pads were back then. Those Vancouver jersey's were god-awful.
Wob Nobbenstein
Butt-end Lindy Ruff at 2:03 ? Damn thats pretty harsh
24BIGDYL
I wish hockey was still this awesome, nowadays it's boring and corrupt.
John O'Dacre
i hated this guy DIRTIEST PLAYER IN THE NHL
Ryan H
Billy Smith’s style was you challenge me I’m taken you out
Not_a_Billy_Joel_Fan
It was a crazy era of hockey. Every team practiced thuggery in the NHL from 75 through the 80's
Kronis Kent E. Krahn
That was awesome! Nice compilation, oilerfanatic1. Love him or hate him, Billy Smith remains one of the all-time great clutch goaltenders in the NHL. It was a thing of beauty watching the Islanders dynasty back in the day, so many great characters on those teams.
Rich Howard
Billy Smith was the embodiment of a thug. No way this guy should be in the HOF.
Bludika
Lol he was dirty as hell I do miss the netminders with attitude
Michael Smith
The ugliest moment of this video is at at about 4:40, when we see the Vancouver Canucks home jerseys for the first time.
Allen Rappaport
He and Potvin were the nasty side of the Isles. The message was purposeful and clear. And part of their success. During an era of hockey in which the flyers and brujns made intimidation and violence part of the game, in the wales conference.
MrSpyhere
What a legend I played goal for a period in an exebition alumni game aganst him and some other old nhl players good guy let us score like 5 goals because we were like 9 haha
Chris Curtis
he sure knew how to protect his crease. he earned the nickname "Battling"
D D
Say what you want, the greatest clutch goalie of all-time in the playoffs.
111highgh
The great, Billy Smith.
Ron Dyer
Anything that was done to Smith, he more than deserved.
Bernie Henao
Old time hockey, Eddie Shore!
Douglas
Biggest Ahole in net ever!
111highgh
I love the helmet and cage.
Pro Hockey Radio Broadcasts
Yeah, that was Smith. Different time, different era, the league didn't pamper goalies like they do now. I've seen all these games and if you watch the entire game you''ll see why Smith did what he did. He was retaliating.
Rick Solis
Great goalie who took the other team's players off their game....
YooToob Moderator
I think Billy was the reason for the "delay of game" penalty...
James Eaton
As a long time hockey fan, it's disappointing watching how cheap and dirty the NHL was in the late 70s early 80s. It's one thing to be tough, but Smith was dirty and careless in his actions. He could have really messed somebody up. Butt-ending Lindy Ruff in the face? That's disgusting.
John Young
Billy Smith was a dirty hockey player on a great team . He will always be remembered that way.
Anthony Mendeola
4 Cups.
Edward Baladinakis
Billy Smith is a Legend best goalkeeper in history , Hextall is my second favourite goalkeeper
Sir_Nosh_a_Lot
Scumbag. Cheapshotting trash.
Dharmaboy
I play goal and sometimes I play cheap. I know its disrespectful stuff and it's due to me being a baby. What Smith is doing is just dirty and cheap for no reason. He should have gotten beaten up for this shit.
znogypogy
Billy was the man ! If being badass was easy all the goalies would've done it.....
jan munce
This is the reason I would not allow my son to play hockey, he can use his stick as a weapon but not held accountable by the league. Absolutely one of the most embarrassing displays of sportsmanship of any sport.
michael chanial
BATTLIN BILLY ! ONE OF THE BEST EVER !
Dark Myau
Say what you want, but if you were putting together a team, you'd want him in goal.
Ken Konard
“STAY OUT OF MY CREASE’
ROBERT HOWIE
great goalie, anyone who says differnt is a chickenshit punk who never played the game
Zuko Baptise
Billy Smith was Gangster
billy murph
ITS OK WHEN SMITH TRIES TO BREAK ANKLES BUT GOD FORBID U GO AFTER HIM. THE HOMERS PLAY BY PLAY ARE A JOKE. BILL SMITH WAS A CREEP ON THE ICE
roger meurer
The officiating hasn't changed in the past 30 years, that's for sure.
Kristin Bianchino
loved smittys blue orange pads. hated when he went to those black pads towards end career. did not match at all
jpwjr1199
HASSAN CHOP!!!!
pittsky
100% wonderful.  Great goalie.  Mike Palmateer is a close second.  Don't want to get slashed?  Stay out of his way.
eugenejeepster
I met Billy many, many years ago; he was a volunteer selling Christmas trees at Ikea. There were a lot of wrapped trees and all the ones on display looked like the one on Charlie Brown's cartoon; so I started to unwrap one of them and he ran over and tore a strip off me and told me to take the ones on display. He was the feistiest volunteer I’ve ever met. I did however buy a tree from him, but he didn’t know it was the one I unwrapped.
Max Headroom
Cry baby Gretzky can't take a hit. This is Nhl. Boo hoo go see your mama.
Bill Smith
Best goalie ever.
Chuck Wood
As an Islander fan growing up on Long Island in the early 80s, there was nothing better. I used to wait outside the Coliseum for pics and autographs. One night Billy Smith comes out, stops to sign some autographs. A kid hands him a puck to sign. Smith sees the puck had a Montreal Canadiens logo on it and wouldn’t sign it, lol. Hardcore Islander 24/7.
Tim Hanrahan
Never heard of this goalie. The way he played is a testament to his character. What a POS.
D Tiblin
People who deride Billy Smith are only jealous he wasn't their Conn Smyth winning goalie. IT's the game of the era and not the man to blame. Nice guys finish last in those days and everyone dished it out. The Islanders were so good in those years that they can play the fast game and beat you, the skill game and beat you and the goon game and beat you. They were not so forward with goonery as the Flyers or Bruins. They were derided ahead of the 1980 post season for having no chance being too soft yet they won anyway and started and unprecedented and to date unmatched streak of 19 playoff series wins. Hats off to Billy Conn the Smyth winner 1983 and damn near enough rings for an entire hand. For you jealous babies, tears are delicious so keep krying.
gbwiz
you are all jealous
Phillip Wells
Has a hissy fit when players get him back
melvin-g-melvinson
10:40. 12:29 13:00 best parts
Kari Lentz
The Islanders did not do always do a good job protecting their goalies or star players so sometimes Billy Smith simply had to take things into his own hands. This goes back to 1978 when the Leafs took cheap shots in the playoffs against the Islander players yet the New York team did absolutely nothing and ultimately lost the series. He saw this backing up Chico Resch that year and said "Never Again!".
dave z
Greatest goalie ever. And great sportsmanship
3verygoodreasons
There was dirty and then there was Billy ''The Axe'' Smith.
Brady Dog
He should have been given a misconduct and thrown out of the game! But you got to love it😃
tjbeson
The legend, the man !
Revertino Tse
Billy Smith is a type of Goaltender who will stir up things for the Opponents. Anything to Pump his Team up. Still. In my Theory. All time Instigator
gianthairysasquatch
Ol' Wally Harris had a soft spot (or blind spot?) for Billy!
RYAN STEVENS
Best money goalie ever to play the game
Dale Smith
Gretzky just could not take it. A stick on a shin pad. Come on Wayne...get up!
Алекс Буеф
редкий урод
adrian jubb
Reminds me of how bad the referees were.
Bob Dearborn
announcers are idiots too
Electone_Guy
It shows how hated Smith was when rarely do you see his own teammates come to his defense.
ghytgb
9:10 Nobody gets near Smitty with Nystrom close by!
graciemaemarie11 jones
wish he had broken that little cocksuckers' ankle,number 99, that little cocksucker of that cocksucking team.....little cocksucker, him along with that other cocksucker, 11....1983...sweep...sweep....sweep.....sweep.....
Ken Konard
Four Stanley Cups!
85passthru
the bigger the game...the bigger he played.
Phillip Wells
Good acting
justafanintexas
This bullshit from Smith could have stopped early into his goon shenanigans by hitting him with a stiff suspension and fine.
P Jet
Potvin doesn't even pull Tiger Willliams off his goalie around 6:00.
David DeConinck
Good old #31 Has my respect. Its his crease -he would make u realize that.NEVER Afraid -Actually underrated, trust me for those that never saw him play in his day True $ goalie . The guy goalie u want in your net and in your foxhole
Boxingbear
Smith was much sneakier about this sort of thing than Hextall. He was also a big diver....and Hextall was not.
hillhead11
POS
Alpaca Two Niner
the Gardner slash made me laugh.
Johnny G
Flyers deserved anything you could do to them and more.
Vlql Vlql
Chien sale
David DeConinck
yea Barry Hlomes it is front of net- its his turf
znogypogy
Running the goalie was fair game in his era not like now. Billy wasn't going to take it.....
L Cunningham
WELL HE WON 4 STANLEY CUPS DONT HATE IF I WAS A GOALIE (IM A GOALIE IN LACROSSE) I WOULD DO THE SAME THING I LOVE THE ISLANDERS
ChrisDutch
Good for Smitty.
justafanintexas
Referee, Wally Harris never net an officiating assignment he couldn't mess-up.
John Areias
He was a coward! Once his mask came off he would roll into a ball on the ice waiting for his bullies to save him!
jpwjr1199
CHIP.....CHIP.....CHIP-PAY!!!!!!
Christian Cuennet
Sale type ! ...
Alene Vincent
now are you going to cry
billy smith
people always say "goalies then sucked" look how small those pads are
Dennis MacDonald
4 time champ, love Billy went over to visit him last week
ontplates
Smith should have played for the flyers. He would have fit right in.
1н1н
Грязь в НХЛ в эти годы процветала. Одна из причин, почему вы нашей сборной 0-6 в 1979 и 1-8 в 1981))
CorsAir2042
Смит подлое мелкое нечто. Урод моральный.
Jeff Burrow
Billy Smith should have been suspended without pay for this cheap shot shit