December 20, 2011
1st Period - 0:03
2011-2012 Regular Season
Voting Results
Cam Janssen 9.6% (13 votes)
Michael Rupp 77.9% (106 votes)
Draw 12.5% (17 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by zamboni77 on December 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM

To be honest, as a Devil fan, I thought that Cam would win this one easy. Rupp got a few punches in but a lot seemed to be glancing punches or missing all together when he had Janssen in a position to really give him a haymaker. As soon as Rupp knew what he did wasn't working he gave up and looked to the ref's to end it. If it had continued, I think Cam would have gotten a few in. Win should have been to Rupp, but calling it a draw because he ran out of steam to quickly and then went for cover.

Posted by infantry11b on December 21, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Rupp definitely got the hits in but he's such a joke. I guess he was too scared of getting beat up after getting tired. Luckily for him the refs were there to save his butt because we all know that after Janssen gets punched for a few minutes his opponents are usually to tired to defend against him.

Posted by steelheadreid on December 21, 2011 at 06:10 PM

Still not sure if Jansen is the toughest pound fir pound or the stupidest? Calling it a draw cause Rupp gave up.

Posted by tyrone on December 21, 2011 at 03:56 PM

As much as it looked like Rupp, I have to say a draw. Janssen is so good at the end of all fights with much more stamina than most. Janny and Vandenbusse would have been more entertaining. Good thing for Rupp that the linesmen came in as he was winded.

Posted by fernben8 on December 21, 2011 at 07:00 AM

I have a hard time giving the win to Rupp... Yes, he got punches in early but Janssen was coming back and Rupp knew it. Rather than weather the storm on an empty gas tank, he Quit and asked the linesmen to bail him out early ! Going Draw.

Posted by kinga101 on December 20, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Good start for Rupp, but I didn't like how he was trying to end the fight with a clinch during the second half. The early flurry of noogies from Rupp wasn't quite enough to earn a victory. Draw here.

Posted by Heywood Jablomi on December 21, 2011 at 08:27 PM

Rupp landed many more blows.

Posted by Plateworker on December 21, 2011 at 09:11 PM

Easy win for Rupp as he landed at will against the smaller but always game Janssen. Good try at the end for Cammy

Posted by DARCY T on December 21, 2011 at 09:27 AM

other fighters know janssen's tactic and maybe that's why he hasn't been winning since last season...rupp all the way in way too long fight...5

Posted by scorp1on on December 22, 2011 at 04:26 AM

Rupp uses his left arm death grip to completely nullify Janssen's only weapon and only tactic at the same time. Not the most entertaining of bouts but easy win Rupp.

Posted by staceyb on December 21, 2011 at 06:28 AM

The win goes to Rupp. Cam Janssen apparently didn't read the three-part NY Times feature on Derek Boogaard and degenerative brain disease.

Posted by Ekki on December 21, 2011 at 12:31 PM

The cruel tutelage of Michael Rupp... At least the way he was pounding Janssens head reminded me of that scene in Kill Bill: Vol.2

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on December 20, 2011 at 10:40 PM


Posted by sedinfan on December 20, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Not a great fight actually, Rupp wore out early and the human punching bag Janssen couldn't reach him. I feel for Janssen, if he isn't a guy that is going to have serious brain issues by 50, I don't know who is.

Posted by JoeTheMechanic on December 20, 2011 at 09:36 PM

Cam Janssen is like shop Vac They Both Suck,,,,,,,you to Rambo...

Posted by MaddieLynn on December 20, 2011 at 10:28 PM

It was clear those two were going to get it on from the first second, and this possibility must have been appreciated by the coaches, who sent these two men out and put them face to face on the ice. Good start to the game, got the fans in a roar! Rupp had advantage, and it showed. Janssen gets an A for effort, but he never got close to achieving anything like victory.

Posted by ThatDoyle on December 22, 2011 at 02:38 AM

Rupp won it in the first 5-6 seconds with his initial flurry, though props to Janssen for weathering the storm and staying upright. If this was a Rocky movie, Janssen could have comeback and won.

Posted by The DZA on December 21, 2011 at 07:41 AM

Torts looks like a mouse sniffing some funky cheese.

Posted by Behn Wilson on December 21, 2011 at 01:25 AM

An ''out-themed'' match up, as Rupp... out-grips, out-reaches, out-punches, out-smarts, and out-yanks Barney Rubble... who responds with his patented ''out-last'' maneuver.

Posted by riffraff on December 21, 2011 at 09:35 AM

janssen ending his broadcasting career one punch to the head at a time.

Posted by lb1631 on December 21, 2011 at 09:55 PM

Who The he'll voted for Jansen? Stupid loser devils fans.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on December 21, 2011 at 01:21 PM

Cam doesnt look very good this year. Rupp did enough to get the W in the first 30 seconds.

Posted by hughcares on December 20, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Janssen gets pounded again. Actually feel bad for Rupp having to hit Janssen's cement block of a head.

Posted by Joceron on December 21, 2011 at 01:32 AM

Not close at all, Rupp win and a 6. Sure, he got tired but Janssen obviously couldn't take advantage due to Rupp strength and control. Rupp just coming back from injury, so I'd say his stamina will improve. Janssen surely will be brain dead, its a shame but while he still goes he's an exciting fighter, unable to display that vs Rupp though. Also not a fan of the fight to start the game. Clearly this would have happened anyway, but this is their first meeting so nothing carrying over. Let the fights come from aggressive play.

Posted by rangers16 on December 20, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Man does janssen have some balls, but edge rupper here

Posted by mudman55 on December 21, 2011 at 08:10 AM

Janssen has one hell of a motor. His conditioning has to be off the charts.... And I really think I saw Prust and Boulton actually say "Merry Christmas" to one another while they were talking.

Posted by FightsOfHockey on December 20, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Rupp wins and I think Boulton wanted Prusty

Posted by Mark1967 on December 21, 2011 at 05:45 PM

I give this one to Rupp. He did tire out and Janssens just waits till then and then gets his shots in.

Posted by GoWings09 on March 21, 2012 at 02:55 AM

On an unrelated note, I loved Fedotenko's takedown at center to start things off. The opening barrage by Rupp really set it for me, Janssen came back but not really convincingly. As far as conditioning, I can't give Rupp this one, he was sucking wind like a vacuum cleaner at the end and Janssen was still raring to go. I'd be hard-pressed to find a better-conditioned player anywhere.

Posted by EDDUBBS on December 22, 2011 at 01:05 AM

oh nooooooooooooooooooo...another loss fos for Cam the Ham Janssen...what a joke.

Posted by capsfloors on December 21, 2011 at 07:35 AM

Devils lose..... Janssen loses, Clarkson loses.... How anyone can vote for Janssen here is beyond me... He doesn't land a punch the entire fight. So are you scoring the fight based on Rupp's fitness and how he tired out? Cmon Devil homers or Ranger haters..... "if it had kept going..... if Janssen was able to get out of the grip of Rupp"....... if, if , if... if your aunt had balls she'd be your uncle! Enough already! Oh and tpr1960 sucks!

Posted by BooSanta on December 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Rupper: I won this marathon dude! Cammer: What? I can't hear a got your fist in my ear. BooSanta: Hope Rupp stays in the lineup for the Winter classic!

Posted by bruins rule on December 20, 2011 at 10:50 PM

rupp gets the win in this fight.

Posted by JustinL611 on December 20, 2011 at 09:12 PM

Giving the edge to Rupp in this bout. Good start to the game from both teams after this one.

Posted by ferdip on December 23, 2011 at 05:54 PM

Not the best fight, Rupp did enough to get the win

Posted by MSD on December 21, 2011 at 07:03 PM

Rupp has been out a while with injury, however he punched his way to a win early and effectively stopped Janssen from even starting. To the mentally impaired who picked Janssen, you must like sarah palin too. Janssen tires him out with his head, brilliant~~~

Posted by TommyGun29 on December 22, 2011 at 10:01 AM

What is Barney thinking. Outclassed big time! Sedinfan: I don't think he's gonna have brain damage at 50....I think it's already set in. Dangler: I don't think taking multiple punches while waiting for your opponent to tire makes you tough, I think it's dumb. It might help him out point some guys but he usually loses and has seldom done any damage to the guys he fights.

Posted by gongermuskegon on December 21, 2011 at 02:47 AM

I don't know which was more redundant, dude saying that janssen has stamina or janssen's helmet. Edge "stamina" 7

Posted by theSDauncey on December 21, 2011 at 02:25 AM

Win rupp. nice and simple

Posted by WTEC on December 21, 2011 at 09:15 AM

man watching janssen is like watching a rockey movie without the comeback.....he's murderlizin ya rubble.

Posted by snowcloud on December 21, 2011 at 02:34 PM

Rupp all the way.

Posted by PUMMELED on December 21, 2011 at 05:49 AM

It's getting scary to see Janssen continue to get his head pounded time after time after time. He's going to have Alzheimer's dementia by the time he's 55 years old at this rate.

Posted by Alpine warrior4 on December 21, 2011 at 09:34 AM

rupp kicked his ass

Posted by briggsy on December 21, 2011 at 05:02 PM

I think Barney Rubble took this. He hung in and got in the better punches against a bigger Rupp. I don't ever disagree with Behn Wilson, however maybe he should take another look. Sorry BW.

Posted by moneybags on December 21, 2011 at 06:27 PM

Rupp early then Janssen took over

Posted by GreatMurray on December 21, 2011 at 03:14 PM

Awesome! Janssen is amazing. He doesn't win alot but he is usually the smaller by far. I think he won this one. He landed as many as Rupp and he could take his next shift...Rupp needed a big bottle of 02.

Posted by jnk07899 on December 21, 2011 at 09:38 AM

Cam Janssen has my heart and deseves this win. He gave up an unbelievable amount of size to the experienced, Rupp. Took some in the beginning, hung in there and delivered some in the end. Win, HAM CAM Janssen. Good stuff. Lots of respect for Cam.

Posted by langdon20 on December 20, 2011 at 10:12 PM

draw, Rupp early, Rubble late. Really wanted to see Prusty,boulton.

Posted by Fl4mefern0 on December 27, 2011 at 02:41 PM

Cam being human punchingbag on my birthday

Posted by muskokadangler on December 21, 2011 at 06:18 PM

What is wrong with Janssen ??? Have they studied him and figured him out as a one dimensional fighter?? who IMO is as Tuff as nails

Posted by legend22 on December 21, 2011 at 06:53 AM

Janssen the human punching bag takes another loss.

Posted by Rags4Life on December 21, 2011 at 03:50 PM

Rupp, Janssen, Prust, and Boulton all on the ice at one time. That's a scary thought. Rupp wins this one with the big start, although Bam Bam begins to come back towards the end.

Posted by Langway on December 21, 2011 at 03:15 PM

Rupp pussed out after the initial 30 seconds. He gets the win because of those initial blows but he just used his arm length to make sure he didn't deal with any shots when he got tired. Weak.

Posted by JeanLaValette on December 22, 2011 at 01:01 AM

cammer wasn't really in this...rupp had him tied up nicely, easily neutralizing Rupp

Posted by TrueBlue26 on December 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM

never thought id ever be voting for rupp but now that hes a ranger i have no choice...solid win id say by rupper

Posted by Big_Fat_Dan on December 21, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Welcome back Rupper. Got some good shots in whilst in tight then used his height to fend Janssen off.

Posted by kkdowning on December 22, 2011 at 01:22 PM

Cam is just too small and Rupp too experienced

Posted by CloweStaubi on December 20, 2011 at 09:59 PM

i wish i could read lips... if you're a head coach you should probably just tell the referees that you want a fight if you send out janssen, rupp, boulton, and prust to open the game

Posted by RangersSuck NJD on December 21, 2011 at 03:54 PM

Janssen went with the strategy of tiring rupp out and if the linesmen let them keep going the strategy would have worked. But that puss i mean Rupp asked for the linesmen to bail him out

Posted by chad420 on December 21, 2011 at 01:26 PM

comeback win for Cam J...halfway through Rupp was trying to take him down...he definately peetered out and then asked the ref to jump in

Posted by Oil Can Henry on December 20, 2011 at 10:26 PM

....draw or slight edge to Janssen - Rupp was just trying to hold him off for second half of the bout,....