Gratton came back at the end. This rookie has certainly shown he deserves to be the Blackhawks enforcer! For him to come into his first game, and beat a bona fide NHL heavyweight in Josh Gratton, shows that he deserves to play on the team. Gratton got the better of him during the first fight but it was short. Then he fights Nick Boynton, who is a slighty above average fighter. This guy had 3 fights in his first NHL game! It was a enforcer's hat trick (3 fights) It is the Blackhawks...its not like they have anything to lose by dressing him for the rest of the season!!! At 6'6 and 240 lbs. I can't wait to see more of this guy for hopefully years to come....eventually on my Atlanta Thrashers???
Should have let them go longer!
Josh honours the "code" and gives Koci a rematch. Josh can take a punch and keep on ticking. Take the time to watch the punches he is still throwing "blind" with his jersey over his head. Lucky for the linesmen at the end or Koci would have received his 2nd defeat of the night. Much better showing for Koci this time though.
OK he did better that time
Koci looks like a cementhead. Probably pretty strong but a little unsure on his feet. Entertaning bout though and I would give him a slight edge after getting embarassed in the first bout with Gratts.
Koci is gonna be good but u cant judge him just by a bout with gratton wait til he fights boogaard or brashear or LARAQUE
koci was much better in his second fight we will see in his second game at least he shows up to take a few on the chin for the team
Anyone who voted Gratton on this one needs an Eye Exam
Second time is always better!! Way to go KOCI!!!
Koci gets the edge in the rematch, A very solid fight for both!
An excellent fight, one of the better this year. Koci avenges the earlier Tko in this one. I felt he won, throwing more effective punches and more overall including one outstanding one. He had the sweater over Gratton's head but as you would expect, Gratts never quit but didn't quite connect as well although he threw with bad intentions. He finally got loose at the end and got Koci down but i felt Koci had won before that. Good fight especially with the rematch implications.
WIN Koci. Gratton deserves a lot of credit. He landed some nice punches of his own even with the sweater over his head but Koci unloaded some big uppercuts and 2 huge rights which gave him the decision. Man can Gratton ever eat a punch. What an NHL debut for Koci! Great fight.
better effort this time, I dont think he has a glass jaw becasue he got hit by a few good ones from Gratton. Good fight
Great bout. Heck of a first game for Koci! Takes on Gratton, a well established fighter in the NHL, TWICE in the first period! Then knocks out Thomas with a great, perfectly legal hit and stands up to Boynton. Way to make an impression! On my part, I think it's great old time hockey! Back to the roots, get out there and mix it up. And it clearly had a positive effect on the Blackhawks. More Koci!
great fight too bad Koci couldn't get a nhl team this season
this fight was an awesome brawl....
Perfect fight here. EDGE Koci, landing more better/harder.
Koci vs Gratton - the rematch. Great scrap, and slight edge to Koci.
Awesome fight,one of the best fights this year!!! Both land many huge bombs,but Koci landed better and more accurate shots...so slidge edge for Koci! Gratton did a great job against much much bigger and stronger guy! I respect him!
Holy moly. Those were some bombs by both guys. Great fight. Both guys can hand them out and take them. I give it to Koci because for a while there it got scary if Gratton was going to get hurt by the smashes..but gratton may be the best pound for pound guy in the league and the other fight is testomonial to that.
Could be fight of the year...
i think it was a close fight with nice punches on both sides. but koci was the more dominating one who landed the better shots. but very nice to watch...
Once again, Koci's lack of balance ended the fight. However, this time he had pretty much exhausted himself by the end wailing on Gratton's (mostly sweater-covered) melon. Gratton certainly threw and landed a few bombs, and it appears that Koci can take a hit or two. Koci the clear winner.
Gratz worked through the jersey, took the punishment and proved to be the bigger warrior.
I gave this one a draw, looked to be no clear winner. This was a slugfest with both guys throwing some bombs at each other. Maybe fight of the year.
This is a case of the sequel being better than the original. Koci gets the nod here.
Oh man Koci..... I think I'm in love...... best fight I have seen this year
Great fight. I called it a draw, they both landed some serious bombs, hard to pick a winner from that one.
Vandy vs. Gratton McCarty vs. Gratton Hordichuk vs. Gratton and now Koci vs. Gratton RD 2 Most entertaining fighter=Gratton
gratton won the 2nd half of that fight and ended on top. good scrap between these two.
I'll give the edge to Koci only because he got the jersey over Grattons head and landed more punches. BUT, I have to tell ya Gratton scored with a couple of huge bombs just after the jersey goes over his head. Also the fact that Gratton gets back up and lands the last 3 punches and puts down Koci to end the fight made me want to give Gratton the edge. Still great fight.
He can throw em, kudos to Gratton, he held his own against a much bigger man.
koci should be glad laraque is not with phoenix anymore.