The camera comes in late and shows both guys trying to get loose. The announcer says that Downey had wrestled Vandermeer to the ice before the camera had gotten to the action. Downey lands four lefts on Vandermeer. Vandermeer comes back with a right. They struggle to get loose and Vandermeer lands four consecutive lefts. They then go toe-to-toe over about 20-25 seconds. They tie up and a linesman comes in to break it up but Downey pushes him away and proceeds to land a bomb. Downey then lands about 5-6 lefts. Vandermeer comes back with a right. Downey starts spinning Vandermeer around and lands about 3-4 lefts. Vandermeer has his right cocked and lands one. Downey lands a few short rights. Vandermeer has his right cocked again and lands a shot that sends Downey off-balance and to the ice.
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.
Great show from both combatants, but edge to vandermeer for the take down.
WOW! What a fight, what a fight! Vandermeer comes out on top in a complete knockdown-drag out brawl with Downey.
The fight speaks for itself!!!!
Great fight and credit to Downey, Vandermeer may have technically won, but he didn't look like a winner to me.
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.
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...
Draw. Downey went down from fatigue more than anything. Great fight between two honest fighters.
I give it to downey, just for telling the linesman to stay out of it.
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.
Ended with a knock down, but Downey carried the entire fighr. Vandermeer got extra points for the knock down, but not enough to win.
Downy actually landed the 3 best shots of the fight- VanD land 16 total punches to 9, but I call it a draw.
not much solid landing
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.
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 . . .
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?
perfect job bu both player/fighter. Absolutely great battle, punch after punch, punching again and again. NARROW WIN Vandermeer who KD's Downey .
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!!
great effort by both but vandermeer came out with the win for sure
Can't pick a winner here. Both landed some quality shots. These two beat the heck out of each other. Good fight.
Great fight both guy's
Vadermeer is a beast...One of the best all time fighters in the NHL...
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!
Great fight, back and forth.
awesome fight...allday 10....edge vandy for putting him down with that last one behing the ear...