Other Penalties: Nino Niederreiter received an interference.
A good 7 here but what was with Martin at the end??? Was he doing a No Mas???? looked like it to me, so I gotta go with Kassian cus otherwise I woulda called er a draw
they punch like little kitty cats
Rock em sock em robots style. heads down and punching like madmen. nothing really landed for either, but I was glad Kassian didnt blast him w/ a left hook when Martin had his hand up. Curious about that hand up thing What was with that BI%$^ Neiderreiter???? 6'2" 205 and hes jumping off the ice to hit a guy who's 5'5" 175? 9" taller and 30lbs heavier and he pulls that crap? Its a head shot when hes on his feet, what is it when he jumps a few inches into the air. DB move.
kinda weak actually....looked like 12 year olds. matt kassian gets the call and shows up with a shield? ftw? buffalo really are a bunch of tarts.
What was the "stop sign" Martin threw up there? Draw, both threw many punches ... would love to see Gerbe and Nido go at it ...
Good intentions in giving the toe-to-toe a go. I feel they had their head down too much (and too long), you can't hit what you can't see. Decent attempt but it just seemed to lack something... Gave it a 5.
I'm pretty sure Martin quit only because he had nothing to hang onto. A grip on the opponent is essential & don't blame him for protecting the jaw...
Lotta pitty pats....nice effort by the Sabres next supa star!
I gave it a 5. I appreciate the enthusiasm but not alot of quality contact. Credit to Martin for letting up after Kassian's jersey was over his head...10 years ago, that would have been a beating at that point.
One of the young-pup, Sabre ''call-ups'' slash ''re-enforcements''... responds, honourably, to someone taking a run at a team mate. Speaking of which, great hit, but Dude... did you really have to jump to hit a guy, who's barley, four feet tall? Good anger, and a decent showing by both guys, but the real winner, in this case, is Buffalo's team morale. Still, if he's going to play this role for the Sabres... unless there's some injury related reason for it... Kassian should have left his visor in the minors.
Good NHL start for Kassian as he could have announced for mayor of Buffalo given the crowd reaction. The bout was a draw though MM's punches were deflecting off Kassian's receding hairline while Kassian was hitting helmet.
Lots of punches, but it looked like most were off Martin's helmet or Kassian's bald spot. Have trouble seeing an average of 7.9, not a classic by any means.
Love the attempt @ toe-to-toe, but fell short of being a ten beller. No clear winner here. Draw
Kassian does a great Rob Ray impersonation. Speaking of which, why didnt he get a game misconduct for having his jersey removed?
both threw many many aimless punches and many of them came nowhere close to their faces.entertaining fight though.draw and 7...
Good tilt and a draw!
HA! This looked like every schoolyard fight and 75% of every "toughman" brawl I have ever witnessed... Head down and doggie paddle paw drag.. While it will wear you out and put some nuggies on your head (if you lost the helmet) it wont do much damage.. except to the jersey... Entertaining one armed swimmers brawl!
I don't know why they fought by I liked the effort. Toe to toe throwing high hard ones. Good job men. Looked to me like they both landed a couple of good ones. Draw.
I strongly doubt either guys landed a punch, but it was still fun to watch. Had to give it a draw.
good ol slugfest, hard to pick a winner. had to go with a draw. alot of helmet hits
Good middleweight clash, I'll call it a draw, both threw plenty.......again, good tilt. Sabrehatred, you mad bro?
gave this one a draw.
great fight!! very close!!
Not a bad fight. 6 and draw
Martin with the win. Kassian huh? He is suppose to be a tough guy or a comparison to Lucic but yet he wears a shield. Still stuck in junior mode. Again was Kassian punches what the hell was punching pillows. Those were little slap punches. Win for Martin but definitely not a 8. I gave it a 6. Lots of pillow punches but better ones from Martin. If that is what Buffalo brought up to take on Lucic, well still not good enough. I agree with you Sedinfan, the rating is way off. Reggie I wouldn't go as far as calling Kassian a superstar or future superstar. I think he will be a bust. He was a tough guy in juniors not sure why there was no tie down or why he was wearing a visor.
Another clown for the Buffalo Circus. Is there a Sabre that doesn't wear a freaking visor, other than Lindy Ruff and the trainer?
Martin scrappin the visor kid Kassian.They fought in Jr Martin winning then to. Lose the visor Martin Pops him to help him loose it, no tie down also win Martin
Holy rock'em sock'em keep your head down and throw robots. I don't know if i've seen that style employed since Mike vernon was dodging blocker blows from patrick the statue of liberty siv roy. Martin and a well earned 7
good tilt martin landed better tho
Matt smacks around another faceshield tough guy
Gotta love a head down, toe-to-toe, throw 'em till the cows come home, punch-for-punch fight, even if most of the punches don't land. Everything about that fight says draw except for the fact that the two were talking for a bit before dropping the gloves and Kassian still didn't drop the visor. I'm not concerned about Martin ending the fight because once the jersey came off, Martin would have been at a clear disadvantage. And I hope that midget gets a suspension for that spear to Nieder's nads at 1:12.
Martin wasn't keen on the sweaterless fighting and called an end to it.
great fight, I was at this game. I thought the two were pretty even. Martin had the upper hand in my opinion. He landed more punches and did not stop swinging, even took Kassian's helmet off. I know a lot of the punches were landed on the tops of their head I'd rather be punching the dudes skull than his helmet. Martin wins, Kassian would have probably came back if the ref's hadn't broken it up
Didnt realize so many homers in Buffalo(i guess thats what happens when you cant go outside due to 28 inhces of snow on the ground-u just stay in and vote)...no way kassie won that fight
Martin wanted it and he got it.....Kassian landed more shots. Plus what was up with Martin holding his hand up his face??
Martin looks to have tired about 66% of the way through the fight. Slight edge to Kassian for durability.
Even match. It looks like nothing connected and no damage was done. I'm giving it to Kassian since Martin appeared to stop the fight and call the refs in at the end because he was either tired or didn't like Kassian getting loose of his jersey.
That left me wanting more. What was Martin doing at the end there? Was he scared to let Kassian go or what? Have to give the edge to the guy who would have kept chucking 'em.
Give the win to Kassian simple because Martin held up the "don't hit me" hand at the end.
Matt Martin covers up like the little douche that he is. Goring shut the F.... Up you homer
Kassian making his presence in the Buffalo lineup felt. Pretty even, slight edge Kassian (probably because I'm a Sabres fan). Hope to continue to see more of this physical play from them, especially upon Cody McCormick's return as well as Kaleta.
Pretty mediocre bout. Both threw fast and often, but missed. MM seems to give up at the end.
Kassinator with the win. ANYONE who voted otherwise needs to stop smoking crack. Martin waved the white flag at the end. HELLO dumbarses. What are you from Minnesota or what?
Martin quit......he loses in my view! Great scrap though and he probably landed more in the exchange.
KASSIAN IS MY HERO
i don't think many of those punches landed by either one of those combatants ,but how about that # 25 on the islanders the one who threw the hit ,he jump at the sabres player who was about 2 feet shorter than him already what a puss boy. draw
It was like Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. Did anything in that flurry actually land?
Swinging and not much connecting draw.
draw -- that seemed like a 5th grade school yard fight -- close your eyes and swing
i struggle to give fights like these a 9 or 10 for the simple fact that both these guys had their head down and threw punches that made no contact whatsoever... this is reminiscent of the jay rosehill/francis lessard fight... anyways, gave it a 6, just cus it "looked" cool... DRAW!!
Not a great fight, i give it a 6!
Man that was like two draws!
How anyone can pick a winner in that is beyond me
This was fun one to watch. Lots of punches thrown in this fight. Kassian hung in there very well against a pretty tough customer. I can't justify calling this anything but a draw because it was about as even as they come. I gave it an 8.
Decent toe to toe bout, slight edge to Martin
Must be a lot of Buffalo homers in this thread to give this bout to a visored and strapless Kassian. Edge Martin for outlanding Kassian.
Martin gets in a few more clean shots after initiating and challenging Kassian. Slight edge to Martin in this one.
old school hold on and keep throwing them type of fight. Both landed a few, but I gave it to Kassian because Martin gave up at the end.
If this fight keeps going Kassian would have hammered him with that free arm. Martin realized this and gave up. edge goes to Zack
putting your hands up in a fights is a puss way out. Martin looked more like Mark Martin a old NASCAR driver.