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???
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.