February 15, 2013
1st Period - 15:31
2012-2013 Regular Season
Voting Results
Jonathan Toews 4.8% (8 votes)
Joe Thornton 90.4% (151 votes)
Draw 4.8% (8 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by HawksRule on February 16, 2013 at 06:47 AM

For those of you questioning Toews mindset and ripping on him. If you remember last year Thornton sucker punched Toews in the back of the head during a scrum last year which was the cause of his concussion. He was looking for payback and he obviously is not a fighter but at least he had the balls to try and handle his own business. Easy win for Thornton but what Toews attempted to do solidifies his status as to why he wears the "C".

Posted by omorales on February 15, 2013 at 09:59 PM

What was Towes thinking? Was he drunk?

Posted by Kaderson on February 15, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Why was Toews acting like a bitch? Win Joe.

Posted by wannago on February 15, 2013 at 09:54 PM

Ok... What was that ? Toews needs to pull his head out of his butt. There had to be a bet made on that somewhere... Toews actually asked for this. I don't get it. Easy win for Joe after getting boarded. I give up trying to figure this one out...

Posted by Behn Wilson on February 15, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Two captains sporting hockey's greatest number decide to step out of character and mix it up Not sure why Toews was acting so Ott-like but he clearly bit off more than he could chew

Posted by grocerystick on February 16, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Huh? I think this is funny. You guys need to stop ripping on Toews. He is a very skilled player that manned up and tried fighting a fairly tough guy; It didn't work out well at all but good for him for trying...

Posted by tuffthinker on February 16, 2013 at 09:59 AM

The point was made, even if he lost. More guys should go after Jumbo Joe because he is a bully and a diver. One of the most overrated players in the NHL.

Posted by SharkTank19 on February 16, 2013 at 03:49 AM

Refs sucked. Toews deserves boarding, instigator, Unsportsman Like (shield) and misconduct. Refs just loving Hawks this year. Big Joe Easy Win.

Posted by chad420 on February 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Win Jumbo Joe

Posted by The Mad House on February 16, 2013 at 12:22 AM

For those of you unaware, Jumbo Joe heckles Toews every game, and it came as no surprise to me that Toews wanted to get some "revenge." It didn't work for him, but this sparked the 'Hawks on their way to another win.

Posted by ThrowdownSJ408 on February 15, 2013 at 11:27 PM

lol thornton is so funny

Posted by kkdowning on February 16, 2013 at 08:30 AM

Weird -- must be bad blood for Toews to do that. Plus take your helmet off Toews -- your supposed to be Capt. Canada . . .

Posted by shrk33 on February 16, 2013 at 10:07 PM

If Toews wanted to fight someone, he should have tried Vlasic. No contest here and Thornton eased up on him.

Posted by Dammit-Man on February 17, 2013 at 05:01 PM

Thornton tried to let him off the hook, but Toews Insisted on Getting his Sphincter Beaten...

Posted by bruins rule on March 03, 2013 at 11:19 AM

thornton gets the win

Posted by kimo_coyote on February 15, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Toews is not a fighter, give him "props" for standing in there whatever his reason was. Cross checking Thornton and then skating over to follow up. Thornton win. lucky for Toews Joe has mellowed. Otherwise Jonathan would be in a coma right now.

Posted by CofRed92 on February 16, 2013 at 12:49 AM

what the hell?????

Posted by BillyBuzzBomb on February 16, 2013 at 09:33 AM

Toews must of thought momentarily that he was back in juniors.

Posted by Mosie Ledbetter on February 21, 2013 at 04:12 PM

Disappointing show by Thornton. Embarrassing for Turtle Toews. Little punk Toews is eager to go but big Joe can't finish the job. If there's a rematch down the road (if Toews is stupid enough to instigate again) I hope Thornton takes care of business.

Posted by jravish on February 16, 2013 at 08:29 PM

Toews so desperately wanted the fight and then lost in poor fashion. Overall kind of a lame fight, but satisfied with the result

Posted by TheEuphonist on February 15, 2013 at 09:33 PM

There are two things Jonathan Toews is not good at: 1. Acting 2. Fighting Sorry, Toews, but you should stick to scoring goals.

Posted by DARCY T on February 16, 2013 at 05:47 AM

expected win thornton.thornton looked as surprised as me when toews wanted to fight him

Posted by skater1 on February 16, 2013 at 09:57 AM

Something must have happened to set Toews off. Thornton tried to avoid the whole thing but Toews insisted. Thornton could have put a serious hurt on Toews who should stick to playing hockey. No Pun.

Posted by McAusland55 on February 15, 2013 at 09:54 PM


Posted by rocky 1 on February 16, 2013 at 03:29 AM

Win Thornton!

Posted by mobilope on February 15, 2013 at 09:49 PM

Uh Toews, why you go and pick this fight? The least you could have done is pick a fight with someone closer to you in size......

Posted by hawkwing24 on February 16, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Hawks win cup 2013 ---FU leaf fags :-)

Posted by dyerardi on February 16, 2013 at 08:56 AM

TOTAL DRAW. What are you all looking at? Now, that doesn't mean that I don't think Thornton couldn't take Toews, but he didn't here. Joe swung more, but neither landed anything. PERIOD

Posted by bschwinn on February 16, 2013 at 01:50 PM

Toews has had plenty of reason to go after Thornton before tonight. The sucker punch last year being the biggest one. Thornton also was practice his swan dive on the boarding call. Toews is in way over his head and cannot fight well but the emotional lift it gives the team is what made the fight stand out. The Captain standing up for himself, no matter how lopsided the matchup, and setting the tone for his team to follow.

Posted by Orr Fourever on February 16, 2013 at 06:57 AM

My kind of town, Chicago is. Just Kidding. Not much here boy's. These two superstar's should'nt fight,accept maybe in the playoff's. Kudo's to Joesph for taking it easy on the rookie.Lol I'll call it a draw. Hey, did'nt Joesph get his start in Boston??

Posted by Edit17 on February 16, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Waste of my time. I have seen romantic comedies with more action. Toews, keep your gloves on.

Posted by well2258 on February 18, 2013 at 04:35 PM

What crap fight. Props to Thornton for restraining himself. He could have ended Toews career.

Posted by Patman on February 15, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Would love to hear the reason for this. Toews is no fighter, but he looks for a beat down and finds it. Very strange indeed for him. Thornton was as surprised as everyone was.. No contest.

Posted by BAAAAANNERMAAAN on February 16, 2013 at 08:47 PM

Jeez....the comments bashing Johnny on here are sickening.....you wish Toews was your captain.

Posted by plubber on February 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM

It's not often Thornton finds someone that small to fight, he must have thought he went to heaven when Toews went for it, but it wasn't close.

Posted by TomC8481 on February 18, 2013 at 02:59 PM

Funny reading the comments here about how Thornton wasn't "interested" in the fight...when is Thornton ever interested? He is a ghost for that team when it counts the most. I'm a Hawks fan, and even I don't see how anyone could possibly think Toews won that fight. None of this "he won the war" stuff. This is about the battle, not the war, and Toews got manhandled very easily here. I give Toews all the respect in the world for settling his own business, but definite win for Thornton. Wasn't even close.

Posted by GreatMurray on February 16, 2013 at 09:50 AM

WTF What did Thornton do...pork Toews squeeze? Toews must have seen his life pass in front of him...this could have been really ugly. Toews is very lucky!

Posted by QUIGGS22 on February 16, 2013 at 08:45 AM

Props to Toews for dropping the gloves ,,props to Thornton for not killing him when he could have. Win Big Joe.

Posted by sporr on February 17, 2013 at 02:14 PM

The announcers had it correct. 2 for the crosscheck (ok he got boarding), 2 for the instigator and 2 for the instigator with shield plus 5 for fightting. Why didn't they call that?

Posted by staceyb on February 16, 2013 at 06:02 AM

No contest. Now I'm wondering who would win a fight between Toews and Duncan Keith.

Posted by russellvt on June 20, 2015 at 07:51 PM

Jumbo doesn't fight much, and Toews was being a bit dirty (though Jumbo "sold it" a little). Pretty comical, overall, from two good players.

Posted by mattsquadcar on February 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

yeah, props for Toews for stepping up. props for not taking his visor off. props for getting his ass beaten. you moron Hawk fans are delusional

Posted by rebel21das on February 19, 2013 at 04:19 PM

Easy win for Thornton

Posted by gogrg on February 24, 2014 at 08:17 AM

Towes is like a spoiled little kid who just got put in his place lol

Posted by the_grinch on February 16, 2013 at 03:03 AM

Take a second to look at the history between these two, then you will understand why Toews dropped the gloves. Every time the hawks play the sharks jumbo Joe always seems to be head hunting Toews, for some particular reason. It's been a long time coming, but he finally went after Thornton. Thornton is 230 lbs plus.. He milked that boarding called anyways.

Posted by rbrizzo on February 19, 2013 at 07:17 PM

Why is everyone hating on Toews. Thornton sucker punched him last year and he wanted some revenge. Yea Toews ends up losing the fight but give the guy some credit. He put a spark under his team and they ending up playing great from that point on.

Posted by Mounty in NC on February 17, 2013 at 08:53 AM

I'm not sure what Toews was thinking....actually I don't think he was

Posted by Senatorfan2013 on July 04, 2013 at 03:57 PM

Utterly pathetic performance by Toews....that"s the captain of the new Stanley Cup champions...learn your place...as soon as Joe nicked him the fight was over...if you're going to board a guy then get him to fight you better not be a bitch about it once the gloves drop

Posted by Screaming Buffalo on February 16, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Thornton didn't even want to fight. If he was interested at all he would have put Toews in the hospital.

Posted by BruiseBrothers7 on February 16, 2013 at 01:17 PM

Toews gets his ass beat like the little bitch he is

Posted by Ed Van Impe on February 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Another puss starts a fight with the shield on ... Toews is pathetic

Posted by LJS on February 15, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Thorton man handled Toews

Posted by ChiSox22 on February 15, 2013 at 11:49 PM

These two have a history. Toews said in interview after the game that it was about time he stuck up for himself against Thornton. Scuffle between the two last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WiLPrOaUFA

Posted by AeonTek on November 12, 2013 at 08:39 AM

Toews regretted that decision REAL quick. Don't antagonize Jumbo if you're not ready for him to snap at you.

Posted by MernSauce on February 24, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Toews looked like a goon out there, should be embaressed

Posted by Jordybats99 on December 31, 2015 at 01:30 PM

Thornton Handled Toews Pretty easily.

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on February 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM


Posted by hawksfan10 on February 16, 2013 at 02:56 AM

For those that obviously didn't know, Thornton gave JT his concussion last year with some cheap shot in SJ. Toews fought his own battle. Glad to know most of you slamming Toews knew that in advance....

Posted by the kid 61 on July 30, 2015 at 06:16 PM

This is why the hawks need a tuff guy. No way this kid should be fighting thorton. This fight looked like the time eddie no check took on probie.

Posted by penguinsfan8771 on December 02, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Bad fight, but it's nice to see Toews get his ass kicked by Thornton. Joe takes this.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 16, 2013 at 08:44 PM

Thornton is a bad bitch, and made Toews his bitch.

Posted by waynegibbous on February 16, 2013 at 09:03 AM

Thornton shows his usual class. Not a surprise that Thornton is one of the least respected players in the league. Not sure why Toews takes the bait from this guy. I would just remind him of the cup count if I were Johnny.

Posted by HawkPilot on February 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Everyone knocking Toews is nothing more than a hater. Yeah, he was outmatched and didn't come close to winning but this goes back to last year like someone else mentioned. Good for him to stand up for himself. A friend of mine who has an in with the Blackhawks told me Thornton called Toews a pussy before the fight. He obviously did something to piss Toews off because he went right for him. That's not what pussy do. Good thing for Toews Thornton can't fight for crap or he could have taken a beating. Physical win Thornton, but you have to give the emotional win to Toews. Although I am surprised Toews didn't get an instigator and instigator with a visor penalty.

Posted by Big_Fat_Dan on February 16, 2013 at 02:46 AM

Got to admire Toews for having the balls, but Jumbo just to big and strong for Johnny Boy

Posted by sedinfan on February 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Toews keeps his perfect record going, there careeer fights and 3 losses. Not sure what he was thinking, maybe Thornton said something about his mother.

Posted by nuckles88 on February 16, 2013 at 03:33 AM

Lol wow well gotta give Jon credit for having the balls to go for Thornton himself rather than getting somebody else to do his dirty work. Thornton is a douche anyways. Obvious win here for joe

Posted by SouthPaw017 on February 15, 2013 at 09:54 PM

Holy Crap... It's official, OriginalSex57 is now erect once again, no pill needed.... His captain, Mr. Toews decided to instigate and throw down.... Except that's not what excites him, as Toews gets handled, its the Toes of the men, oh how he loves to lick them.....

Posted by fernben8 on February 15, 2013 at 11:24 PM

That looked like it was about something personal. Must be a love triangle... I never like to see good leaders go at it like that. For what it's worth, you really wouldn't want to mess with Joe.

Posted by billy jack on February 16, 2013 at 01:57 AM

toews what took so long your from manitoba for christ sake,this is why i tell kids stay the hell away from private schools like shattuck.but jumbo joe is twice his size so it was a good effort.mind you i wouldn't call thorntons arms pipes more like twigs.

Posted by Riastlin on February 16, 2013 at 09:35 AM

Toews clearly not a fighter but Thornton has a history of being chippy with Toews because he "knows" Toews would never doing anything about it. Toews may have lost the front end, but the fight clearly spurred the Hawks on. Killed off 3.5 minutes of power play before drawing a penalty on San Jose, then scored immediately and never looked back. So Toews won the "war" if not the fight.

Posted by Shoeman72 on February 16, 2013 at 01:49 AM

Blackhawks being Blackhawks. Clowns. Somebody must have made Toews a bet to fight or something because he looked like a chump trying to fight with a shield on.

Posted by b.t.wilson on February 16, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Ha ha ha ha. Shark over the turtling fool (Darwin Day already happened, Jonathan). 4.

Posted by probie4life on February 15, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Toews is lucky Thornton was uninterested in fighting or the little PUSS would've gotten SMASHED! OriginalSex57 is in blue OLD MAN group??!! LOL that figures!!

Posted by bammer24 on February 16, 2013 at 12:24 AM

What the hell was Toews thinking.I guess he just isn`t as smart as I thought he was.Dumb move ! Hey let me punch a shark in the nose and see what happens.Now you know.

Posted by Freek on February 17, 2013 at 03:38 PM

Blackhawks fan here, Toews was just being dumb haha

Posted by alan22 on February 16, 2013 at 04:43 AM

Stupid brain cramp by Toews. Dumb guy.