March 10, 2007
1st Period - 15:04
2006-2007 Regular Season
Voting Results
Josh Gratton 14% (33 votes)
David Koci 61% (144 votes)
Draw 25% (59 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by tycopley32 on March 11, 2007 at 02:09 PM

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???

Posted by pesadillamal on March 11, 2007 at 09:14 AM

awesome fight

Posted by crj701 on March 11, 2007 at 09:07 PM

Excelent fight!

Posted by trent33 on March 11, 2007 at 01:33 PM

Should have let them go longer!

Posted by goon365 on March 12, 2007 at 10:40 AM

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.

Posted by Sal Acchie on March 12, 2007 at 04:08 PM

Great Fight

Posted by slshbleed on March 11, 2007 at 12:24 PM

OK he did better that time

Posted by RobK on March 11, 2007 at 09:54 AM

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.

Posted by seanbaldwin on March 12, 2007 at 11:55 AM

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

Posted by mr hockey on March 11, 2007 at 12:53 PM

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

Posted by Stevens Lindros on April 27, 2010 at 07:08 PM

Anyone who voted Gratton on this one needs an Eye Exam

Posted by aces50 on March 12, 2007 at 08:58 AM

Second time is always better!! Way to go KOCI!!!

Posted by shrk33 on March 11, 2007 at 03:38 PM

Koci gets the edge in the rematch, A very solid fight for both!

Posted by BENNETTWOLF on March 11, 2007 at 09:33 AM

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.

Posted by OriginalSix on September 09, 2010 at 08:12 PM

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.

Posted by kengel12 on March 11, 2007 at 12:38 PM

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

Posted by crabfish on March 14, 2007 at 12:06 AM

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!

Posted by FightsOfHockey on December 14, 2011 at 01:02 AM

great fight too bad Koci couldn't get a nhl team this season

Posted by pnflsilenc on March 13, 2007 at 01:18 AM

this fight was an awesome brawl....

Posted by Juha82 on February 19, 2010 at 03:43 AM

Perfect fight here. EDGE Koci, landing more better/harder.

Posted by EvilVirus on June 28, 2009 at 04:07 AM

Koci vs Gratton - the rematch. Great scrap, and slight edge to Koci.

Posted by Scott4 on March 11, 2007 at 02:02 PM

Awesome fight,one of the best fights this year!!! Both land many huge bombs,but Koci landed better and more accurate slidge edge for Koci! Gratton did a great job against much much bigger and stronger guy! I respect him!

Posted by wallysy1 on March 11, 2007 at 11:00 AM

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.

Posted by savard18 on March 11, 2007 at 05:39 PM

Could be fight of the year...

Posted by Mill235 on March 12, 2007 at 03:50 PM

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...

Posted by lefevre2 on March 11, 2007 at 06:30 PM

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.

Posted by ThrowdownSJ408 on December 14, 2010 at 04:45 PM


Posted by jkeeso on July 20, 2007 at 07:55 PM

Gratz worked through the jersey, took the punishment and proved to be the bigger warrior.

Posted by Jay82 on May 02, 2007 at 10:13 PM

Good scrap

Posted by Adambruinsfan on March 11, 2007 at 04:58 PM

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.

Posted by FHgrad99 on January 07, 2016 at 07:54 PM

This is a case of the sequel being better than the original. Koci gets the nod here.

Posted by Skye on March 13, 2007 at 07:43 PM

Oh man Koci..... I think I'm in love...... best fight I have seen this year

Posted by mikebflorida on March 11, 2007 at 11:28 AM

Great fight. I called it a draw, they both landed some serious bombs, hard to pick a winner from that one.

Posted by R.Middleton on March 14, 2007 at 08:29 PM

Vandy vs. Gratton McCarty vs. Gratton Hordichuk vs. Gratton and now Koci vs. Gratton RD 2 Most entertaining fighter=Gratton

Posted by plum29 on March 11, 2007 at 09:23 PM

gratton won the 2nd half of that fight and ended on top. good scrap between these two.

Posted by Lucy Brown on March 11, 2007 at 09:43 AM

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.

Posted by midmusq on March 11, 2007 at 08:21 AM

He can throw em, kudos to Gratton, he held his own against a much bigger man.

Posted by hockey doc on March 11, 2007 at 07:56 AM

koci should be glad laraque is not with phoenix anymore.