March 08, 2013
1st Period - 13:49
2012-2013 Regular Season
Voting Results
Micheal Haley 81.8% (72 votes)
Chris Phillips 8% (7 votes)
Draw 10.2% (9 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by montrealSUCKS on March 08, 2013 at 08:35 PM

W Haley. Phillips did the right veteran thing, sticking up for a teammate. On the other hand, I don't think it was a dirty hit.

Posted by ironbar44 on March 09, 2013 at 08:36 AM

props to a non fighter like PHILIPS to stick up for his team mate with a guy who is strictly a fighter.. BICKEL classless .i like BICKEL always game .this was a punk move on his part.

Posted by Behn Wilson on March 09, 2013 at 03:03 AM

Let this be a lesson to you all... if you throw a questionable hit against Ottawa... somebody's gonna get hugged!

Posted by travist on March 08, 2013 at 08:46 PM

i wouldn't call that charging...looked like a solid hit. then some pussy wearing a visor comes and challenges and gets beaten. what's with all these people fighting after clean hits this year?

Posted by boldbilly on March 09, 2013 at 08:30 AM

Not exactly Haley's comet but he did do enough and land a few to get the win. Kudos to Philips for sticking up for his teammate. Funny how he gets the instigator ( well deserved). But some how Adam McQuaid and all the bruins seem to usually avoid them. Think about how many times a Bruin comes to the aide of his teammate and there are never any repercussions in the way of supplemental..........anyway just saying..........

Posted by barefoot on March 09, 2013 at 02:29 PM

Where the hell was Neil ?? How come he didn't go after Haley later in the game. Was he chicken?. As good as Neil is Haley would have cleaned his clock, he's a buzz saw. Neil goes after non-fighters like Grabovski. Hey Neil, you're an embarrassment and a joke. Next time Frazer McClaren will knock you out too!

Posted by sporr on March 09, 2013 at 02:43 PM

Somebody should explain to Phillips that if you are going to get 2+2+5+10 for instigating a fight with a sheild on, you should drop the mitts first and actually throw some punches. Hard to stick up for your team mate when you only dance.

Posted by The Mad House on March 09, 2013 at 12:05 AM

That a boy Haley, I'm glad to see him back up in the NHL, very tough kid and he knows how to throw them. Great to start it off. He looks like the fighter for the Rangers now... where has Arron Asham been?

Posted by valleycat on March 09, 2013 at 08:30 AM

Hey Rangers Fans, how'd the final score look? I think THAT'S why Philips fought. It was a game changer. I just checked Haley's stats, and I can see why he won. Brnin' up the points sheets ain't he? I'm sure Ottawa will take the two points from the Rangers, and say see ya in the playoffs...maybe... :)

Posted by DARCY T on March 09, 2013 at 07:42 AM

edge haley in a wrestling match

Posted by billy jack on March 08, 2013 at 08:39 PM

Why does phillips bother.hey i like phillips but come on.haley dominated.Haley isnt a big guy and has battled hard for years in the minors

Posted by Spanky_Jazz on March 10, 2013 at 01:18 AM

Obviously, fighting isn't really Phillips' strong suit. But he stands up for a younger teammate after he gets nailed with a nice, big, clean hit. Easy to give the win to Haley, though.

Posted by staceyb on March 08, 2013 at 09:02 PM

Chris Phillips, who averages one fight every five years, took on Haley for the hard hit on O'Brien. It was a dumb move and Phillips didn't win the fight. Bickel was trying to agitate Gryba into fighting so the Sens would be two defensemen down.

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Posted by bammer24 on March 09, 2013 at 02:30 AM

I knew before I watched the fight that Haley had to be the winner.I have been argueing against clean hit penalties all year.But this one was a penalty Haley took about 7-8 strides with a good 15-17 feet in front of him.That would have been charging in the 40`s-50`s-60`s-70`s-80`s-90`s- and you get the picture.Phillips tryed but got his assed kicked for being a good team mate.The annoucer kills me it was a shoulder to shoulder hit as were watching Haley shift both of his forearms to the right.The only reason he didn`t hit his head is because Haley was to short to do so.

Posted by crashman2 on March 10, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Haley wins for his hit before the fight, but the real winner is the guy holding the flamingo on the second row.

Posted by ETR on March 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Let this be a lesson to all of you, NO VISOR INSTIGATING!

Posted by Heyzeus on March 11, 2013 at 02:47 AM

Haley with the easy win after a CLEAN hit..

Posted by hughcares on March 08, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Hey Phillips if your going to get an instigator try throwing a few punches d!ckhead. Typical Senator p*ssy - this is what happens to a team when you have a guy like Alfreddson as your captain

Posted by fernben8 on March 09, 2013 at 03:46 AM

LOL @ Behn Wilson... Good to see Haley back, You have some interesting company in this wt.class, In no particular order - Prust, Tootoo, Rinaldo, Brown and Haley.

Posted by GreatMurray on March 09, 2013 at 08:46 AM

Phillips went to a gun fight with his Gideon Bible. Haley makes a clean hit (could have been interference) and then clean Phillips' clock!

Posted by shawnrocks on March 08, 2013 at 08:40 PM

phillips needs to practice getting the gloves off.

Posted by 33Oliwa on March 08, 2013 at 08:57 PM

Surprised Haley didn't actually clean his clock, Philips should be happy with this!

Posted by roostertpd on March 09, 2013 at 09:22 AM

How do you get an instigator when you dont drop your gloves for the first half of the fight?

Posted by abadjoke88 on March 08, 2013 at 08:58 PM

doing the right thing the wrong way. lose the shield if you are going to instigate the fight. win Haley.

Posted by Rockem on March 09, 2013 at 04:18 PM

Phillips, always trying to be a tough guy. He's shocked that someone took him up on his usual fake offers. He didn't know what to do.....duh....still had his gloves on figuring everyone would take it easy on him. Not so here. Someone beat his azz for a change. Stop trying to be a tough guy Phillips!!. Try that against McLaren, he'll give your fellow Drip guy, a bedside partner with you.

Posted by hockeyherman on March 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

How does Phillips get an instigator here? Haley had his gloves off and was throwing punches before Phillips had even dropped his stick!

Posted by Ed Van Impe on March 09, 2013 at 10:07 AM

clean hit, typical over reaction ... but Haley is a gutter rat ...

Posted by AbuNidal on March 08, 2013 at 09:04 PM

Yikes !! Haley is a buzzsaw, one dimensional player who has had more fights just getting to the rink than Phillips had in his career. I like Phillips (and love his restaurant in Ottawa - best pizza ever) but geeeez that smelled a tad.

Posted by bigdog2007 on March 09, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Phillips sure isnt a fighter. NobodyHughCares, Alfredsson is 10x the captain Mr Facewash Sundin was. Nice of the big puss to leave T.O. hanging eh?

Posted by Manunder on March 09, 2013 at 03:36 AM

Haley had his gloves off before Phillips was anywhere near instigator should have been called however there should always be a penalty for fighting with a visor

Posted by Big_Fat_Dan on March 09, 2013 at 02:33 AM

What were you thinking Phillips.

Posted by Madhouse27 on March 09, 2013 at 08:35 PM

With the fight result not in question, I was anxious to see what the posters had to say about the original hit by Haley. Of course by doing so I knew I would be subjected to droning one note song of Custombreaks and Boldbilly as they weakly try to inject some Bruins bashing into every single post they make. Man, talk about a tired act.

Posted by chad420 on March 09, 2013 at 12:04 PM

win Hale&sleet

Posted by Custombreaks on March 09, 2013 at 01:03 PM

The refs must have thought Greg Campbell joined the Blue shirts. Haven't seen phonie calls like that since the 2011 playoffs. The NHLOA is a big fat crooked joke.

Posted by SouthPaw017 on March 09, 2013 at 01:39 PM

Haley's Comet lights up O'Brien, and regardless of his vertical challenge, the shorter man is able to throw up and under the shielded Phillips...

Posted by RangerFan775 on March 09, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Was at this game. Great momentum change because of this fight. Win Haley

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 08, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Maybe Phillips should challenge someone his own size. Oh wait, he couldn't even handle Haley who is half his size.

Posted by sernam on March 16, 2013 at 07:18 PM

good thing for that visor

Posted by kkdowning on March 11, 2013 at 08:48 AM

I don't really see how Phillips standing up for a teammate in this fashion will deter someone like Haley -- as not only does he lay out the Senator on the hit, Haley wins the fight and takes out one of the Senators best d men for 19 minutes. If you are going to stand-up for a teammate, win the fight!

Posted by Luvdafights on March 09, 2013 at 02:31 PM

Bunch of homers voting here, Phillips had the better shots in.

Posted by Leafs2012 on March 09, 2013 at 02:32 PM

Very questionable hit. Win to Chris Phillips

Posted by probie4life on March 09, 2013 at 02:25 AM

The best part of that is when Bickell was taunting Gryba and trying to get him to go and Gryba looked like he was going to cry.

Posted by canada bomber on March 09, 2013 at 01:16 PM

phillips didnt drop his gloves till the fight was over. that was just embarrassing for an old vet like that. been playing hockey for 35 years and the guy doesnt know how to drop his gloves in a fight.