Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday was fight night

Last night there were 12 fights in total. First, in the Flyers-Lightning game, Riley Cote and Andre Roy dropped the gloves and had a good fight. I gave that one a draw, maybe an edge to Roy. I posted the video in this post below. In the Kings-Avalanche game, Raitis Ivanans man handled Cody McLeod in their fight.

In the Capitals-Senators game, Donald Brashear turned down Brian McGrattan to a fight, but at the end of the second period Brashear challenged Chris Neil and they fought and Brashear just over-powered Neil.

In the Rangers-Maple Leafs game, enforcers Colton Orr and Wade Belak dropped the gloves with each other once again. Belak started out early with the edge (mostly because he instigated the fight) and then Orr came back and got Belak to go down. I'm giving the edge to Orr in this one. Watch it below in this post.

In the Devils-Islanders game, there were three fights including one surprise fight. The surprise fight was Mike Mottau vs Mike Comrie. Later in the game, we had David Clarkson vs Bill Guerin and Mike Rupp vs Andy Sutton.

In the Bruins-Thrashers game, there were two fights and both were ok, nothing great. First there was Jeremy Reich vs Chris Thorburn. Then after the Reich-Thorburn fight, off the next faceoff Shawn Thornton and Eric Boulton dropped the gloves and had a good square off but it didn't last long as they lost their balance and went down. In the Hurricanes-Blue Jackets game, Tim Gleason and Jared Boll fought.

In the Ducks-Flames game there were two fights. First there was Travis Moen vs Dion Phaneuf but it wasn't much of a fight as they fell down too soon. Second was late in the game, Corey Perry and Eric Nystrom fought while a big scrum was going on.

Riley Cote vs Andre Roy

Colton Orr vs Wade Belak

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Colton Orr lays out Matt Cullen

I just had to post this since it was a big hit. Last night Rangers' Colton Orr laid out Hurricanes' Matt Cullen with a big hit that looked to be a little high. After the hit Mike Commodore went after Orr but Orr managed to do well against him. Watch it all below.

Colton Orr hits Matt Cullen, then fights Mike Commodore

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy holidays and happy new year!

Happy Holidays to everyone from the NHL Hockey Fights Blog!

I think I will be away until the new year so have a Happy New Year as well! We're hoping for many more hockey fights in the coming year.

Don Cherry talks about Simon-Ruutu incident

I found this clip of Hockey Night in Canada with Don Cherry talking about the Chris Simon stepping on Jarkko Ruutu incident (see video below). And I have to kind of agree with him. These guys (players like Ruutu who do cheap/dirty/unsportsmanlike things) don't have any fear of being taken to task for what they do because of the instigator rule. If the instigator rule wasn't there I think you wouldn't see guys like Ruutu doing much of their stuff that they usually do, because then enforcers like Chris Simon could go after them and pound in their face, which Simon should have done anyways rather than trying to step/kick Ruutu.

What do you think?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Georges Laraque vs Zdeno Chara twice

Pittsburgh Penguins' Georges Laraque vs Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara twice on December 20, 2007.

Sidney Crosby gets into his first NHL fight

Wow I thought I would never blog about Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star Sidney Crosby fighting someone, but Thursday night that's what happened in the Penguins-Bruins game. Sidney Crosby and Andrew Ference dropped the gloves but kept their visors on and had a quick fight. Crosby looked to get the better of Ference as after the fight Ference had a cut on his head and visible blood. Watch Sidney Crosby's first NHL fight below.

Sidney Crosby vs Andrew Ference

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Chris Simon tries to cut Jarkko Ruutu

Wow Chris Simon has lost it again. He didn't use his stick this time, rather he used his skate. I only thought I would hear about a hockey player trying to hurt someone with their skate would be on that Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore, but on Saturday New York Islanders' Chris Simon kicked/stepped on the side of Jarkko Ruutu's skate, but it looked like he wanted to step on Ruutu's leg but missed. I know Ruutu is a pain in the ass, but you don't use your skate. Just drop your gloves and pound him into the ice or lay him out with a big check, but don't use your skate. I added the video below for you to watch to see for yourself. What do you think Simon was trying to do? And how many games do you think he'll get suspended for?

Chris Simon kicks/steps on Ruutu

Another replay of the incident

Friday, December 14, 2007

David Clarkson vs Milan Lucic

New Jersey Devils' David Clarkson vs Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic on December 13, 2007.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Scott Walker headbutts Mike Fisher

If you haven't seen it yet, watch below. Last night Hurricanes' Scott Walker and Senators' Mike Fisher got into a good spirited fight. Both guys were throwing bombs and landing them on each other. But it ended with Walker with a cut on his face and he headbutts Fisher.

Scott Walker vs Mike Fisher

Saturday, December 8, 2007

George Parros vs David Koci

There was a big heavyweight fight last night with Ducks' George Parros and Blackhawks' David Koci throwing bombs at each other. Koci left the fight with a bloody nose. I think Parros got the edge in that fight. Watch it below.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Jeremy Reich vs Francis Bouillon

Last night we had a spirited bout in the Canadiens-Bruins renewed rivalry game. Remember Bouillon was the Canadiens player that cheapshotted Aaron Ward. Bouillon gets the decision in this one, but Bruins fans bring up the point that Bouillon was wearing his visor. Watch the fight below.