Other Penalties: Benoit Pouliot received an interference.
"You wanna punch my visor?" "Sure. you wanna punch my visor?" "Sure"
What can happen when a couple of under qualified "3's" get up the courage to actually let loose Impressive in bravery and intensity despite the distinct lack of skill and defence
Saw this fight live from about 40 feet away and loved every second of it! Gotta respect the Nuge for sticking up for himself. Think Hammer thought the kid was kidding at first but then it turned into a real entertaining fight :) Hamhuis definitely won, that last punch connected solidly and RNH went down. Great fight!
Good to see the Nuge respond after Air Hamhuis took a bit of a jump on the hit. Overall, the Hamhuis uppercut was the only punch that landed on something other than a helmet or visor, so I'll give the edge to Hamhuis.
Wow.. I did NOT expect that! Good job from two non-scrappers Slight edge to Hamuis
Best fight of the night if only for the fact that RNH and Hamhuis stood up and exchanged some punches, which is much more than most of the experienced fighters did tonight. Kudos to RNH especially, as i think it was his first NHL scrap ever.
Give the kid probs for standing there swinging and standing up for himself
I have been surprised so much by these fights so far. I'm in disbelief that this fight was this good. Fantastic job staying in there by Nugent-Hopkins against a stronger opponent. I'm tempted to vote draw because of the mismatch, but I feel like Hamhius did the better job here.
well that was rather good.
Nice RNH stood up for himself, but Hamhuis got the better connections.
great hit and great seeing the kid drop the gloves and take a few to the noggin.
Not going with the team I prefer. Both landed a couple, pretty even
The new NHL. Draw all the way. This is one proud papa........
LIke the way Nugent-Hopkins started. He became tired of taking shit from Hamhuis. Nice bout, but this one is a draw because there were too many helmet punches.
good thing about non fighters is when they do fight they have no defence.
Ouch...stick to losing on purpose and hogging all the top draft picks in the NHL Nug cause fighting just ain't your thing.
Decision to Hamuis. However, dropping the gloves and sticking up for himself with a fellow skill player while providing an entertaining fight is to be commended for the hometown boy RNH ...........must be in the water.
Props to the kid for taking care of his own business. If Nugent didn't tire out at the end when Hamhuis got the last few, would have scored it a draw. Very slight edge to Danny.
Enjoyed that, quite a spirited scrap with a slight edge to Hamhuis. Shame they both had their helmets on tho.
Who in their right freakin' mind would have ever thought these 2 guys would produce a quality tilt! Hell of a fight! Hamhuis with the slight edge.
Two unlikely combatants but a really good fight!Close with both guys landing.Hamhuis gets last punch in for the win but Hopkings shows he can stand up for himself.Hamhuis look out one of the larger Oilers will exact revenge and Fuck you up!
Both fighters got in some good punches but with the obvious take down by Hamhuis, the nod goes in his direction. One of the better fights of the year.
Nug got Hammered - twice
Good fight. Edge Dan Hamhuis.
hammer wins, nuge punching air
Hamhuis leave his feet from the ice... stupid check. Nugent-hopkins came back with couple of punches to defend himself.. Hamhuis won but his still a D*ckhead
Well that was one-sided! Nice fight by two non-fighters. Win : Hamhuis
Good fight, good win! Hammer looks good this year.
Nice job fellows
Nuge gets the decision simply because Hamhuis picked a spot and didn't dominate a non-fighter.
Corey Perry and Kessler should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.. Neither of these two, RNH or Hamhuis fight or ever really even consider it.. Yet they showed the above mentioned who are know for being opportunists, chickens, turtles and cheap shot artists exactly how to fight. Good for these two... And screw you Perry!!!
Nugent-Hopkins had a slight edge the first half of the fight but the rest of the fight was all Hamhuis and he gets the clear win in a pretty good fight between two non-fighters.
That was a beauty of a hit that Hamhuis laid on RNH and it lead to the best fight of the night by far!
Looked like neither one of them really wanted to go at it, what with the grabbing and facials. Once they opened up though it was pretty entertaining. Edge to Hammy for landing those overhand right's. But props to both for not holding back on smashing their hands against their visors.
nice bout, it took them a while to decide to go, but once they agreed they both threw down. hamuis with the solid win.
I'm surprised that they actually ended up throwing. Hamhuis landed better out of the two, but that was pretty entertaining to watch. Always fun to see a couple star-level guys who don't fight much going at it.
spirited fight between 2 non-fighters.actualy it was nugent-hopkins' 1st nhl fight...win hamhuis i guess....and 6
Wow who knew....spirited scrap I'm sure both parties are really glad they had their visors stay on lol.....slight edge to Hamhuis...RNH ...showed a lot of heart as well
Nod to Hammer.
Another tale of 2 very important pieces (untrained in the art of the fight) going head to head.. entertaining but, risky.. Its going to eventually end badly for somebody...
Did not see that coming. Eventually it was a surprisingly nice exchange - visors and all - after they got the chit-chat out of the way. Hamhuis takes it.
Hamhuis with the win and he did it with a glove still on his left hand. :P
2 non fighters try to figure out if they're gonna go or not. Once the decision is made we're not too disappointed. RNH and Hamhuis provide the best entertainment of this night of fights. Good scrap with Hamhuis having the slight edge when the dust settles.
Nugent-Hopkins was in over his head...
That one goes to Nugent-Hopkins or draw in my opinion - no way do I see how Hamhuis gets the W here. Nugent-Hopkins early and late and held his own in the middle, no real good shots landed on him (unless you like neck or side of the helmet shots), he landed some decent shows throughout the whole bout on Hamhuis, Am I missing something??
1st fight, easy to forget.
far too much talking. either just drop them and fight or keep playing
Props to RNH for being willing to drop the mitts and actually holding his own...but Hamhuis lands a few good ones to get the W.
Good on RNH for standing up for himself, he did better than I thought he would have. But the Bigger Hamhuis takes the win
good to see two rare fighters throw down if only for a minute. Edge to Hamhuis, good work.
The only good fight last night. Hamhuis makes a great hit and then puts the exclamation point on it by pounding Nugent-Hopkins down.
Good visor-punching fight
Awful lot of non-fighters going at it to begin the season. Most of them have been incredibly bad, but good for them nonetheless.
I don't know why so many people have Hamhuis winning. He got the takedown yes bug Nuge landed almost twice as many punches. If he didn't win then it's a close draw.
Take your visors off, girls. Don't even bother to fight if you wear a visor. Take it off or don't drop the gloves.
Hamhuis has obviously been hanging around Bitchka too much. Big difference is that Kebby usually wins his spot-picking exercises. Edge to Nuge for sticking up for himself against a guy who has become a real d-bag since going to Vancouver. Something in the water?
Nuge impresses in his first NHL fight. Hamhui controlled the fight but hit helmet on most of his punches. Nuge landed the best shot at the end. I give it a draw
Nod to Nuge in a close fight
I gave it to Nugent-Hopkins. He definitely hit Hamhuis more than Hamhuis hit him...it only ended because Hammy wrestled him to the ice. He showed way more heart thanHamhuis did... So, the kitten fight goes to the Nuge