November 02, 2005
2nd Period - 5:09
2005-2006 Regular Season
Voting Results
Aaron Downey 18% (46 votes)
Jim Vandermeer 56.6% (145 votes)
Draw 25.4% (65 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by mikebflorida on March 07, 2007 at 10:09 AM

Awesome fight. If you picked a winner for that tilt, you are high as a kite, they just beat the tar out of each other.

Posted by rwargo24 on November 23, 2007 at 12:02 PM

Great show from both combatants, but edge to vandermeer for the take down.

Posted by OriginalSix on January 03, 2009 at 08:14 PM

WOW! What a fight, what a fight! Vandermeer comes out on top in a complete knockdown-drag out brawl with Downey.

Posted by muskokadangler on December 15, 2009 at 01:44 PM

The fight speaks for itself!!!!

Posted by Raphie on March 07, 2007 at 09:38 PM

Great fight and credit to Downey, Vandermeer may have technically won, but he didn't look like a winner to me.

Posted by Probert-esque on January 06, 2010 at 03:06 PM

Mostly a draw; however the way Downey was able to transition his swing arm while still keeping a good horsecollar grip with the other was superb.....he even was able to remove Vandermeers helmet with one of these.

Posted by Stonecosy on December 02, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Homer announcer spoils the whole thing. Watch it again with the sound off - 'Vandermeer drops him' my [email protected]#. Who is that ass clown? Great fight by two great warriors. Nuff said...

Posted by tomdetroit on January 09, 2010 at 01:08 PM

Draw. Downey went down from fatigue more than anything. Great fight between two honest fighters.

Posted by neoned on November 21, 2010 at 01:35 AM

I give it to downey, just for telling the linesman to stay out of it.

Posted by nicdawg29 on March 07, 2007 at 06:31 PM

Downey got swung to the ground, crappy way for a big guy to end a fight. I give it to Downey because of the handicap.

Posted by amerks25 on December 16, 2009 at 01:28 PM

Ended with a knock down, but Downey carried the entire fighr. Vandermeer got extra points for the knock down, but not enough to win.

Posted by JPlatt915 on February 05, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Downy actually landed the 3 best shots of the fight- VanD land 16 total punches to 9, but I call it a draw.

Posted by slysi on June 18, 2015 at 07:44 PM

not much solid landing

Posted by Js7ii on November 22, 2010 at 09:36 AM

Thats about as good as it gets nowadays. Good fight by both guys, the amount of grappling made me give it a 8, but overall a greatly entertaining fight, I watched it 3 times. I gave it to Vandermeer for being able to pull Downey to the ground and showing a little more stamina, but it was close.

Posted by AdsSection206Goon on June 16, 2015 at 01:03 PM

Great tilt!!

Posted by Detroit_Caps on November 21, 2010 at 08:30 AM

I really couldnt pick a winner, they where both great, the last one might of given JV an edge but not much of one. . . Heh Downey can still do it every now and then . . .

Posted by The Mad House on November 02, 2014 at 07:52 PM

What a scrap there! As two tough old school guys throw complete bombs For what seemed like forever.. These guys never wanted to quit A GREAT call from the legend Pat Foley And a GREAT scrap by two tough guys Makes this an instant classic The NHL needs more warriors like this in today's game Sick of seeing all these soft players getting a shot What has happened to our league?

Posted by Juha82 on February 03, 2010 at 07:29 AM

perfect job bu both player/fighter. Absolutely great battle, punch after punch, punching again and again. NARROW WIN Vandermeer who KD's Downey .

Posted by jdsilva16 on November 20, 2010 at 03:34 PM

AWESOME FIGHT!!! I thought this was gonna be a draw til Vandermeer got Downey right on the button! Kudos to both of them on a great fight!!

Posted by fedorukfan12 on February 11, 2008 at 12:11 AM

great effort by both but vandermeer came out with the win for sure

Posted by FHgrad99 on November 13, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Can't pick a winner here. Both landed some quality shots. These two beat the heck out of each other. Good fight.

Posted by Montana on November 22, 2010 at 07:08 PM

Great fight both guy's

Posted by perezj on December 16, 2009 at 08:46 PM

Vadermeer is a beast...One of the best all time fighters in the NHL...

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on January 24, 2015 at 09:33 PM

I had Downis as the winner of this dandy until Vandermeer landed that bomb at the end. I bet at least 30 shots landed between the two fighters. Excellent fight!

Posted by warden on March 07, 2007 at 05:45 PM

Great fight, back and forth.

Posted by chad420 on December 26, 2009 at 03:37 PM

awesome fight...allday 10....edge vandy for putting him down with that last one behing the ear...