Not quite sure why Thornton votes are dominating. This was a draw as several punches were landed and missed by both of these stars. Nice to see both of these guys standing up and getting the crowd into a game that had gone pretty close to lifeless though.
solid draw...both guys landed some blows
Benn with the domination win over the bigger Captain Board Humper..And the Gordie to Benn as well. I'm honestly surprised Joe is willing to go with anyone after having his face destroyed by Lindros back in his Boston days. But seriously, this was a draw. I don't understand all the Thornton love..
It's about time Thornton stood up and acted like a captain of a team that is really in the toilet right now. I've always questioned his leadership ability and this helps. Nice job Joe.
Quickly on his way to becoming my new favourite current 19... Thornton does almost everything right - from the glove shake invite - to initiating the mutual helmet toss - to taking a solid opening shot and still hanging in there - to tactically exchanging power shots - to dropping Benn with a monster shot to close the deal Great even bout with a slight edge to Thornton for that last shot and the slo-mo ehanced fact that Benn seems to enter most of the exchanges with his eyes closed
One of the most spirited fight between two star player that i can remember!!!!Thornthon in a very close fight! WOW!!!
Great fight, two great players showing their true grit.
That was a pretty good bout...Thornton probably got an extra punch or two but it's too close to call. Going with a draw
decent tilt--props to taking off the helmets! you don't see cheezie leaf "so called" fighters do that often....... no rag dolling or dancing either..... just fists DRAW
Was expecting more, draw.
I thought that was a pretty good! I give it draw
This was a draw all the way. Both landed decent punches and no one stood out from the other.
Decent fight from two tough tough star players. Calling a draw.
Obviously some Joe fans came on here first. That fight is the epitome of a DRAW.
both dudes go for the quick jab and then set to it,..the rest is what 'hockey' needs in this day and age...not just ham fisted mechanics, but guys at the top caring enough about their squad to risk breaking a hand. that's the old way, and the RIGHT way... going w/a D, even tho big Joe prolly 'won' this fight... other teams and star players take notice; the Cup is what ALL of you dicks are fighting for, EVERY step of the way. dig it!
It was an entertaining bout. Both got in some great punches. And it helped propel the Stars to the win. Bloodbath--the Stars broadcast is a simulcast. Ralph and Razor have to call the game for tv and radio...radio, i.e. The Theater of the Mind requires more description than tv. It's not "homerism" anyone who has listened or watched the Stars on a regular basis know that they'll note bad calls etc for both the Stars and the opposing teams. Last night was no exception.
Watching two good players scrap is the best.
Great fight!! Solid Draw for me...
Good scrap, Benn early, Joe late. Draw all the way.
Both got some good shots in on one another, Thornton pulled him down at the end of the fight, Gotta call this a draw.
Benn should cut the hair so he can where he's throwing! He might have seen the bomb coming for his forehead. Draw.
Nice fight, what a dance.
Great bout!! A draw.
This fight was great. The way they set it up was perfect. Also, the announcers really sold it and made it awesome. An all-around awesome fight. I gave it a 9 and a draw, but with the slightest edge to Thornton. Didn't like the nut shot to start it off but this was a great bout. Possibly the best of the year thus far, but the fight got amped up by the site, the announcers, and the setup... It was all sold very well.
i don't think thornton won just because he dragged down benn as both guys had good punches. this was the best fight i have seen this season. benn is a great player tho, played for my home team during the lockout.
San Jose fan here, but pretty even fight. I think Thornton landed more blows, but Been stuck in there and got some licks in too. I give it a draw.
Hey Joe. Where was this leadership when you played in Boston? huh? Jamie Behn he is gonna be a star in the "N" for a long time. Now to the fight. Good stuff nice to see the lid toss. I call a draw boy's. Big Joe should have dominated the smaller Behn. Jamie did rather well I think. I really did'nt like Joe with the stick to the berries! Ouch.
great fight. thornton would have pounded him if it werent for the quick one on the jaw in the very beginning from benn but that super slowmo was a straight shot. draw!
Never heard an announcer get so excited over a guy taking off a helmet. Clean up in aisle Daryl Reaugh! Edge Thornton.
The battle goes to joe, but benn wins the war. Picking up the win was huge and benn got them going
A DRAW, at best...
All SHAWN THORNTON. As for those of you who are questioning it, you must hate the Sharks, or better yet, go to the "i" doctor.
The live feed had a better view of the fight, Thornton landed better shots. Win to Thornton
My review will never make it to the top - but a draw none the less. Edge Benn, mainly due to getting the Gordie Howe Hat Trick.
good fight, why the lopsidedness?
Both landed solid shots that helped energize both teams and crowd. Slight edge to Benn
Close but Benn with the win.
Good solid fight, Thorton early, Benn late. Benn's punches seemed to land more and more effectively so I give him the nod.
slight edge to BENN ( LOOKED LIKE THORTON ) got his nose bloodied ) GOSH I wish the BLACK HAWKS would trade KANE to the STARS for BENN !
I give the slight edge to Benn but the huge win to Ralph and Razor for their amazing call of the fight. They are the best broadcast team in any sport hands down and I wouldn't even say hockey is my favorite sport.
Credit to Thornton but to rate this fight a 7 or higher is a joke
I agree with the posts that this was a draw. You could argue Thornton landed a couple of harder punches but good back and forth action in this one.
Good fight ... even fight ... draw
Props to both of these guys -- they threw with bad intent, after taking off the lids. "chucking knuckles" and "circling like roosters" from the announcer -- good stuff
nothing better than when two fighters agree to drop the buckets, great fight
Great fight!! Draw.
Both got in some good pops. Give it a draw. Can understand the votes for Thornton, though.
Big Joe should fight more often
close tilt, but gotta give it to Joe. Can't stand the guy, but he's pumped this week... good to see.
Jumbo goes again!
Spirited bout, Joe gets the decision. Gotta love talented guys with an edge!
Good scrap. Slight edge to JT.
Give it to Thornton barely but love the first quick punch by Benn
Thornton wins ... and he gets Benn off the ice ... bad trade off for Dallas ...
Slight edge to Joe......I love seeing the stars fight and they actually threw! Wish i saw this earlier
Joe doesn't fight often, but when he does, he wins.
Fairly even fight untilll Thornton lands a blow that sends Ben to the ice!Nice to see a couple of talented players throw down!
The last punch on the replay pulled my vote towards Jumbo Joe... Good tilt all around on a quiet Saturday night.
Jumbo caught him with 2 good shots..
Thornton takes it at the end, especially with that bonecrushing right. Still, Jamie Benn was all over the scoresheet with the Gordie Howe hat trick in the Stars victory. The only thing he didn't do was block a shot. Everything else, he did. Brenden Morrow said in the between periods interview that the fight was a pick-me-up for the team.
When the Bruins traded Joe they wanted him to do more of this to be like Lindros.I think he just missing that intensity to go out and be that way.He has the skill as a hockey player but to fight alot it`s just not in him.He wins this one but not by domination.Still one of the dumbest trades for the Bruins.
I love these surprise brawls. 2 guys who none of us would have guessed would be swinging at all much less with each other makes 'Ol Dave the Tiger Williams smile a little.
Thornton is starting to develop a reputation if he keeps beating up all-stars. Thornton is the winner. Solid punch at the end there too, that was no "twirl down"
Great tilt between 2 star players. Edge win Thornton
Good scrap. Love that Shawn Thornton is not the only Thornton carrying the tilt torch. Color commentary was solid.
Great tilt between 2 very skilled players!! Gave a slight edge to Thornton with more power shots landed...
close fight, edge jumbo joe
Nod to Thornton here, he seemed to connect more. Benn was a bit of scrapper when he first came up. Nice to see both guys involved in all aspects of the game.
Good job boys...that's the way you do it...money for nothing...chicks for free! Gotta give it to Thornton...but what a great fight. Good on Benn too!!!
It's nice to see guys who will take the lids off first. Though that way Been's downfall
Great scrap! I give the edge to Jumbo Joe with the brain rattler at the end, but the respect goes to both of the fighters for dropping the lids. Its become something all to infrequent these days. Gave this one a solid 7.
Benn with some decent shots but Jumbo Joe lands the biggest shots... Looks like he actually remembered how to fight notwithstanding he abandoned that part of his game years ago. Win Thornton.
Good to see Joe with a bit fire in his belly. Benn did well to hang in there and land couple of good ones. Decision to Joe though for sure.
Pretty decent bout. Both landed a handful of punches, but when you look at the little short jabs, I think Big Joe Thornton won in the jab category. My vote is to Thornton, but a good fight.
Win Big Joe
People wondeing why Thornton is getting all the love and votes...it's because he WON! Landed the better punches. Give Benn credit though.
Edge Thornton but tempted to go draw because of the quality put in by Benn. What a show, my oh my. And the lid toss, because it was uneccessary with no visors, made it that much better. A lot of character here from two good Canadian boys. Don't see that in the Euro leagues, that's for sure.
Good old school fight ... Better shots landed by Thornton .... Slow mo tells it all....
Nice fight for talented players.
Hell of a fight from some big bodied stars! I'd say slight edge to Joe for the finish. Great fight!
From the first angle I thought that Benn got the better of the scrap, but from the second angle it was fairly cleat that Thornton landed the most and best shots. Decision: Thornton, in a close and great bout!
Joe landed the biggest punch of the fight, which ended it. Clear win. Makes Benn look lame for people to make false stories about how he won. Joe is bigger and he won, no shame for Benn. That Thornton missed some punches doesn't make it a draw. "When the Bruins traded Joe they wanted him to do more of this to be like Lindros. Still one of the dumbest trades for the Bruins." Bruins ended up flipping the players in that deal to be Seidenberg and Ference. Thornton never won a cup nor scored 30 since leaving Boston, so not an awful deal.
The best fight of the season so far!! Bravo!!
Real men drop the gear and go!
Great fight from a couple of great guys, enjoyed watching this one.
Joe Thornton is my favorite player. AND I call it a slight edge to Joe. Both players only connected a few times. Nice scrap between two men.
Classic, Both dropped gloves and took of helmets, just a great show. Thorton won but Benn got in some good ones.
I think thorton had the upper had through the whole fight, just didnt land as many as he tried for
Definitely a draw. Yes, Thronton got some good blows in there, but Benner landed some great shots as well. Both missed a couple. Great scrap. I vote draw.
Benn put up a prettty good effort, buy Thorton pounded him. Just about knocked him out.
One of the more action filled and spirited fights this year... Very close... I have to go draw...
I guess if someone spears you in the taint you have to fight. Good solid fight by two talented players. Reminds of the days of Neely, Clark, Tocchet, Stevens etc when the stars fought.
If there's a Code within the Code, this is it...and it applies to all sports, Ya ? Nobody (I mean nobody ) touches the family jewels. Gotta love it. ' An eye for an eye and a ball for a ball.' (or something like that) I think Thorts knocked Benn down on the last punch.
This was a pretty good fight for two guys who don't usually drop the mitts. You could tell that the announcers were having fun calling this one. I think Thornton landed a few more punches and gets the win here.
Slightest of edges to Thornton. I like both of these guys. Entertaining fight, 7.
what a crappy ass fight,boring ass fights in the NHL so far..lets have some real heavyweights square off,not these milk drinking church boys
The way the commentators made it sound you would think it was Jackass Edwards calling a fight in favor of a Bruins player who actually got his ass kicked. Definite win for Thornton....
Even fight but Benn got that first blow in.
Some hard shots bookending sweater grappling. I think Jumbo got the harder hit, but I wouldn't say there was a winner. Draw, but entertaining.
Close one and an awesome scrap. Both did well but edge to the old man.
Thornton loses the lid like a boss. Pretty even, edge Thornton
Great go for two millionaires...
I like how Robidas gives jumbo an "excuse me, let me get out of your way" pass. I wouldn't say Thornton "dominated" although that super so-mo helped create that impression and after the camera work on the last two this one looked like a main event.Joe still wins
I agree with RoadRiver, entertaining scrap. However, I give a slight edge to Thornton.
Benn lands a good one immediately but the rest miss, Joe controls and lands a good better one later. W - Jumbo
Pretty spirited. Pretty even. Draw and a 7.
With clowe suspended for nothing We have jack shit... Way to go joe.
That was a pretty good scrap and a pretty epic intro to the fight. Can't shake the slow-mo of Thornton clocking Benn so I'll give the W to Jumbo Joe but still very close. Like how he's throwing down this year he hasn't done that in awhile.
New found respect for my fellow vancouver islander jamie benn :) really steps up here against jumbo joe who ever since he got his face broken only goes after smaller guys he knows he can beat. No clear winner, big shots landed for both guys. Draw but an entertaining one!
This is how every fight in the NHL should take place. The sticks are dropped before both players take off their gloves, elbow pads AND helmets. Then square up and throw down. Great fight. Thornton win. GO SHARKS.
Benn hit Thorton in the beans, Thorton took it out on Benn's face. Close fight.
Nothing to see hear. Everybody move along. Sad part is why these guys have to fight in the first place. Get some muscle Stars/Sharks.
win Jumbo Joe....its about time he showed from fire in his belly
I'll give "No-show Joe" the win over Benn, than last donk on the bean sealed it for JT.