October 20, 2007
3rd Period - 2:32
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Donald Brashear 26.9% (207 votes)
Georges Laraque 52.5% (404 votes)
Draw 20.6% (159 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by striker2160 on October 21, 2007 at 08:21 AM

bgl in a cakewalk. George laraque is the best fighter in the nhl still .the boogeyman cant beat either one and i'm a wild fan.

Posted by Mike Kole on October 21, 2007 at 03:38 PM

Edge Brashear. It doesn't matter how you're doing in the early going. It matters who finishes it. BGL let Brash back in the battle. Surprising that it wasn't a hug-fest.

Posted by Bildo on October 21, 2007 at 11:49 AM

pretty good fight from two of the leagues best. very tough to call. Laraque definetly kicked his ass early, and maybe was off balance at the end. but brash did throw a big punch and gets the takedown. have to call it a draw....

Posted by BattleAxe13 on October 21, 2007 at 10:07 AM

Strong finish for Brash but George dominated the majority of the fight. Not too bad for BGL considering he just got over a groin injury. Winner Laraque and still the man.

Posted by mckendo83 on October 22, 2007 at 08:58 AM

I don't know how you give laraque the win, he was WINNING until he got DROPPED!!! he was DROPPED! by brashear NEW UNDISPUTED CHAMP. It wasnt nothing but helmet look at the SECOND slow mo punch in the replay

Posted by jay98 on October 21, 2007 at 11:58 AM

Win Laraque.

Posted by winger on October 21, 2007 at 08:44 AM

Laraque outslugged Brashear 12-2. Knocked him down 3 times to 1. If the refs wouldn't have jumped in, he would have been back on his feet like at the end like Brashear did. Nice 2 punches at the end by Brash to keep from getting destroyed though. Win Laraque.

Posted by nicky22 on October 21, 2007 at 12:18 PM

Huggy bear Brashear hit nothing but helmet , lucky Larague lost his balance.

Posted by SensEnforcer on October 21, 2007 at 09:13 AM

Georges beaten him!!!Nice scrap.Too bad Brash lost beginning it could be more exciting!

Posted by Formerref on October 21, 2007 at 08:31 AM

Interesting that Laraque held up on a surefire noggin knocker.... Good comeback by Brashear but Laraque gets the win here easily.

Posted by shack on October 21, 2007 at 04:32 AM

Best fight of the year so far. Both throw some big hits. And they both go down by a big hit from another. This was really good!!!

Posted by machoj on October 30, 2007 at 10:47 AM

I wanted to say:poor Brash, but now I say great fight..

Posted by jpd1321 on November 02, 2007 at 01:52 PM

Finally an actual fight in the NHL

Posted by DetroitIan on October 22, 2007 at 09:54 PM

Now that was an exciting draw. At first I thought Laraque was just gonna continue to pummle Brashear. But then WAM, Donald drops Georges on his back. But because of the shots Laraque threw earlier in the fight, this one is most definitely a draw.

Posted by pukboy on October 21, 2007 at 12:20 PM

Laraque wins the Mr. Nice guy award here. He should have pounded Brashear a bit more before Donald had the chance to get back up. Good to see both of these guys trading punches.

Posted by Brashearfan on October 22, 2007 at 06:57 AM

I'm giving this one a draw. Laraque definitely owned the fight early on, but Brash had some explosive energy in the end, not to mention might be the first fighter to actually knock Laraque down the way he did. Very impressive fight.

Posted by billybob_wag on October 25, 2007 at 10:14 PM

It was very close but they went punch for punch with each other

Posted by mcgillion1981 on November 09, 2007 at 03:54 PM

Brash dropped him with one punch. Win Brashear

Posted by Nightmare on February 25, 2008 at 01:59 PM

Laraque early, in a big way. Brashear, with cement in his head hanging on to finish big. The result of those lefts Brash threw, although not landing flush were still enough of an equalizer; he was loose and BGL became vulnerable - Draw.

Posted by spiderlakeDave on May 03, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Laraque first half, Brashear second half. I thinks Brashear landed more of push than a punch for the knock-down. Wish the refs had let them get back up. I hate calling draws, but that is how I see it.

Posted by Lindros88 on October 22, 2007 at 12:07 PM

Edge Laraque. Laraque was throwing all the punches in the beginning, only connecting or grazing Brashear with a few of those punches. Brashear threw two at the end that knocked Laraque down, so that kind of made up for some of the punches that Laraque landed in the beginning.

Posted by KindofBlueline on October 21, 2007 at 10:52 AM

Laraque wins the early half of the fight. + Brarshear wins the second half = Very entertaining draw. Well done, fellas.

Posted by mbaumann on October 22, 2007 at 03:02 PM

WOW, got to call that a draw, both guys had some monster hits, especially Brashear at the end. Great Fight, props to Brashear for not staying down.

Posted by BStreetBullies on October 22, 2007 at 11:08 AM

I don't know how to score this anything but a draw. Great fight, BGL dominated early, and Brashear finished with a left and the KD. Great fight, BGL, got in more punches, but Brashear got the KD punch.

Posted by Blueliner on October 21, 2007 at 04:26 AM

Wow...this was a good one; hard to call a winner. Both got some good shots in, although Laraque clearly had the upper hand in the beginning of the fight.

Posted by vond0021 on October 22, 2007 at 09:00 AM

Calling it a draw. However I can't stand Laraque who always grabs his opponent and pulls them to the ice. He needs to actually fight like in this bout and then maybe he will gain my respect.

Posted by itlstl7 on October 30, 2007 at 09:12 PM

I was lucky enough to actually be at this game and see this fight. If you would have been there you woulda given the edge to Brasher. The place erupted when he knocked Laraque down. Great stuff.

Posted by SCOTTSO on October 21, 2007 at 05:54 AM


Posted by badkarrma723 on October 23, 2007 at 07:10 PM

Laraque definitely had the early advantage but Brash came back great at the end. I was at the game and both fights were great. Even as a die hard Caps fan i have the utmost respect for Laraque and for the Pens fans turning out in such a large number. Great hockey night in DC last Saturday!

Posted by djaye on October 21, 2007 at 08:46 AM

BGL shouldn't have let up. Linesmen should have came in earlier when it appeared they were going to do such.

Posted by CujoSmith on October 24, 2007 at 03:31 PM


Posted by mikebflorida on October 21, 2007 at 11:54 AM

Wow. I called that a draw. A great fight, Laraque winning the first part and Brash coming back real strong telling me that Laraque didn't do that much damage with his punches, enough to knock Donny off balance and he comes back with 2 wicked left bombs which floored big George. Hard to pick it either way so a draw it is.

Posted by chris_mcallister on October 21, 2007 at 10:34 AM

Win Laraque. The last punch was a punch to the helmet to an off-balanced Laraque.

Posted by Leafs2006 on October 27, 2007 at 08:04 AM

Big George hammered him early, let him up, and then let Brashear hit him, Brashear is a chicken &^%$. Im surprized he even looked at big George.

Posted by craig_9806 on October 21, 2007 at 06:19 AM

Easy win Laraque...only punch Brashear landed was to the helment.

Posted by trpaulson on October 21, 2007 at 02:04 PM

Laraque wins. Don't get fooled by the hail mary punch by Brashear. Big George wasn't hurt, just surprised. Most of the fight was a beat down.

Posted by averybear on April 08, 2008 at 10:26 PM

BGL dominates then gets dropped by Brashear....in boxing the win would go to Brashear but have to call this one a draw

Posted by kfourni on April 26, 2009 at 01:35 AM

BGL just lost his balance, that wasn't a KO at all...win BGL

Posted by oiled on March 25, 2008 at 10:16 PM

Brashear was expecting a hug instead he was man-handled.

Posted by Devilsdude on November 04, 2007 at 08:42 AM

and also, Laraque had about 8 punches equal to Brashears last punch.

Posted by Juha82 on October 24, 2007 at 04:14 PM

Not a quality fight, but a good one without doubt. Laraque controlled most of the bout, but in the end Brashear got him down, but by pushing move. A narrow win to Laraque.

Posted by cdnputter on December 21, 2007 at 09:12 AM

not much spark, good matchup, although Brash is past his prime but still a beast, gotta give it to Georges.

Posted by nhlofficialsblo on April 05, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Laraque with the edge. He did enough damage early to warrant a win but never should have let up. Beat your opponent when they're down and let the lady linesmen sort it out. Sure, Brashear came back but not enough to sway me.

Posted by NoKnuckles on October 23, 2007 at 08:31 PM

Edge: Laraque. Brashear punched all helmet, and Georges lost his balance.

Posted by IMPEACH on October 21, 2007 at 10:09 AM

Why aren't the refs in there when Brashear is down?... Laraque lets up (the "code," I guess) and Brashear gets up and lands two glancing blows to Laraque's helmet. Other than that, it was domination. I don't see how anyone could vote for Brash here. On another note, the whole "code" about not swinging while a guy is down seems to be a pretty recent phenomenon. Check out some of the old fights/brawls on youtube from the 70's and 80's... those guys would pound you until the refs pulled you away.

Posted by Crazy_Canuck on February 01, 2008 at 07:37 PM

Laraque is still the champ, good job by brashear to stand up to BGL!

Posted by brad houghton on October 21, 2007 at 10:50 AM

tough one to call but i would say BGL since they both scored a KD but BGL landed more shots.....Brash fought back...this was a great fight for two guys that usually don't open up like this.....good on you boys

Posted by patriot9 on October 21, 2007 at 05:46 PM

Laraque wins, but Brasher made a nice comeback

Posted by rover1 on October 21, 2007 at 09:20 AM

Laraque was the clear winner landing 13 straight lefts and knocking down Brashear 3 times in the process. Brashear threw 3 punches throughout the fight with two landing , one of which connected with Laraque's helmet and the other that sent Laraque and Brashear to the ice. Laraque quickly returned to his feet but the refs jumped in, End of fight. 3 take downs to 1, Georges is the undisputed heavy weight champion of the NHL.

Posted by vrodack on October 21, 2007 at 06:38 AM

I give this one too Laraque but a strongh finish for Brash

Posted by sanitarium on October 23, 2007 at 06:08 PM

Georges got in some nice punches, but Brashear threw the biggest, i still say laraque was the winner though.

Posted by Jellyczar on February 27, 2016 at 02:13 PM

Finally get to see Laraque stand back and throw. Normally he clutches and grabs and throws his opponent to the ice. Hear he dominates Brashear,

Posted by metaone525 on November 20, 2007 at 09:53 PM

Laraque won this first battle of '07-'08 season but not by much. His left hooks kept Brashear on the ground for most of the fight. But out of nowhere Brashear frees his left arm and hits Lasaque with two hooks. In my opinion, it looked like it was more of a push that dropped Laraque not the punch that hit his helmet. Nevertheless, good fight and there will be more to come from these two heavy hands.

Posted by red16 on November 02, 2007 at 12:55 AM

Laraque won this one hands down, and was classy enough to let Brashear return to his feet a couple times before beating him back down. Brashear's knockdown shot bounced off of Laraque's lid, not a lot of damage to be done there.

Posted by peachfuzz on October 21, 2007 at 06:02 PM

Laraque could have really punished Brashear, but let up. He still gets the win in my column.

Posted by capsfloors on October 23, 2007 at 01:57 PM

BGL takes it to Brash the whole fight even letting Brash get back up twice....Both of Brashes puches caught helmet.. Win BGL

Posted by goosdad on October 21, 2007 at 06:24 AM

laraque pounded him for the most part but brashear landed one good one that sent laraque flying so that has to count for something

Posted by bufordjustice on October 21, 2007 at 01:17 PM

This wasn't even close.......Brashear hit him twice........unfortunately that doesn't make up for taking double digit punches to the back of the head and getting completely manhandled. Edge: Laraque.

Posted by Paul Baxter on October 22, 2007 at 05:51 AM

Laraque completely dominated Brashear for the first 90% of the fight and even let up on Brashear. The haymaker by Brashear that knocked Laraque down at the end looked much worse than it really was. Slow motion reply shows clearly that Brashear's haymaker hit Laraque's helmut and did no damage to Laraque. In fact, Laraque was ready to keep going after he fell, but the zebras intervened at that point. Laraque landed at least 6 punches to maybe 1 for Brashear. Clear win for Laraque.

Posted by formatviolation on October 28, 2007 at 07:58 PM

No McSorely, but Laraque did a nice lid removal and spanking. Brashear's counter was 2 smacks to a helment. Laraque all the way.

Posted by whhockey6514 on October 30, 2007 at 03:04 AM

brashear hit him two times n BGL was off balance and they went down...BGL with the WIN

Posted by flyeredup on March 07, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Tough to call. Laroque dominated early, but Brashear got up and put Laroque down. Slight edge to Laroque. Very interesting fight.

Posted by Hell of a TILT on March 12, 2008 at 01:25 PM

Laraque dominated this fight from the get-go......Letting Brash up twice was a nice move......Brash's punches only connected with BGL's helmet......Better luck next time Brash!!

Posted by FightsOfHockey on December 14, 2011 at 12:59 AM

tough one to call edge to Laraque

Posted by shedthemitts on October 22, 2007 at 12:50 AM

Watch the slow motion. Both of Brashear's punches hit helmet, Laraque gets the dub here.

Posted by swish on December 07, 2007 at 11:47 PM

Good start for Laraque. Brashear came on at the end.

Posted by aces50 on October 23, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Laraque hit Brashear with some bombs in the beginning and when Brash went down he backed off and let him get up. Mistake by Goerges. Still give it ti Laraque. Great fight by both huge men.

Posted by crashandbang on October 21, 2007 at 03:30 PM

pretty good fight from two heavyweights.i'd say laraque in this one

Posted by shane0mack on October 23, 2007 at 12:20 PM

probably the best fight year to date from two of the best fighting veterans

Posted by rags1965 on October 21, 2007 at 07:45 AM

Clear win Big George. Breashear got ragdolled. Big G should have pummeled Brashear through the ice but he is too much of a class act. He will learn something from this fight and not let people get back up. Brashear's last punch was clearly to the helmet. I give Brashear credit for getting back up but this fight was not even close.

Posted by mainsail on October 21, 2007 at 10:01 AM

Laraque all the way. The Brashear punch that knocked BGL down landed with a good deal of force on Laraques helmet. Never hurt Laraque. That fiight was 7/8ths BGL handing Brashear his butt, then, after BGL not clocking him when he was vulnerable, Brashier landed that left to Geroges helmet. Laraque all the way and one of Brashear's most one sided losses.

Posted by chris7 on October 22, 2007 at 06:07 PM

Easy win for BGL. he toyed with him and let him get back up at least twice. he could have absolutely pummelled him had he wanted to. Brash got owned there.

Posted by Jrf1301 on October 21, 2007 at 11:35 AM

Laraque controlled the fight and let Brashear up and let two bombs go and sent Laraque down

Posted by huddles on November 06, 2007 at 10:52 PM

whoever thinks brashear won that fight is blind or a dumb homer 9 punches by laraque that landed 1 by brashear, laroque would have rolled back up like brashear did twice after getting knocked down and really beat the crap out of brashear

Posted by Screaming Buffalo on October 21, 2007 at 04:11 PM

Laraque won hands down. The only reason Brashear even was able to lthrow any punches late is because Laraque was classy and let him back up. Georges could have put him in the hospital early on if he wanted too. He was nice and didn't punch Brashear at all when he went to his knees.

Posted by Buckster on October 23, 2007 at 10:37 AM

not even close, Laroque being a classy fighter lets up on him when he has him at his mercy. Not sure which fight the people who voted for Brashear were watching

Posted by blbjd on October 22, 2007 at 07:36 PM

Laraque by far won the fight, he actually had to help brashear save face, brashear has always been a crap fighter, Laraque is a class act. Heavyweight champ by far.

Posted by toytiger on November 19, 2009 at 06:46 PM

Hay maker my ass it was a direct helmet punch video does not lie now question remains what 25 some percent could even give Brashear the win destroyed from the word go now one knows why he avoided Laraque at all cost

Posted by PITFTW on November 04, 2007 at 01:30 AM

George Laraque is a clear winner IMO except those last two punches he took but he look like Brashear was done when he fell first

Posted by jephockey on October 25, 2007 at 08:49 PM

Georges got all quality punches dominated 98% of the fight Brashear at the end got two weak punches one connecting to the helmet knocking laraque sideways and a for arm punch almost like a tackle did no damage i give it to laraque

Posted by Sasky001 on October 21, 2007 at 06:27 PM

Big win for Laraque. This is what would happen to Brashear every night if he didn't try to hug his opponents to death.

Posted by HeyImIrish on October 21, 2007 at 10:28 AM

Bgl completely dominated the entire fight until Brash got 2 shots in. Overall fight was somewhere in the range of 10/13-2 punches and 3-1 knockdowns. Real good fight but I give the win to Bgl.

Posted by fastest1 on October 21, 2007 at 11:11 AM

It should be mandatory that helmets come off with the gloves. Brashears left hand has to be broken after throwing hard enough to put a man that size down connecting with plastic. Ouch!

Posted by Brien Comerford on October 21, 2007 at 04:01 PM

George and Brashear are still the top two fighters. Win for George but Brashear is still the most intimidating player in Hockey. George is the Heavyweight champ !

Posted by curtstl on October 22, 2007 at 05:37 PM

Laraque dominated the fight from the onset and looked like he more or less lost his balance at the end, all in all a very good fight.

Posted by SK_CROW on October 22, 2007 at 08:46 PM

Two true heavyweights going toe to toe! Can't wait for the rematch. Nice comeback for Brashie but the Rock took this one.

Posted by J C ALVARADO on October 21, 2007 at 03:28 PM


Posted by JoeyKocurDETNYR on October 21, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Easy victory for Laraque... Brashear was never in this fight, although he did land a luck helmet punch, that knocked Larauqe off balance at the end... But no question about it... Victory and a decisive one for Laraque!

Posted by canucksrock7 on October 27, 2007 at 05:50 PM

great fight but i have to give the win to laraque for pommeling brashear

Posted by Joe Mack on April 14, 2008 at 02:38 PM

win BGL

Posted by boogaard13 on November 28, 2007 at 02:49 AM

brashear new he could not have won so he just tackled him to the ice!

Posted by biglite351 on December 03, 2007 at 12:37 PM

I will be honest in saying that Laraque picked Brashier up off the ice one too many times, and that after the third time being pucked up Brashear finally landed something, but one lucky punch after being knockec down and picked up three times does not a winner make. This fight goes to Laraque.

Posted by slow elk on December 13, 2007 at 09:25 PM

great fight. wished it was longer, brash started to turn the tide at the end, but the refs broke it up too quickly. winner: Laraque.

Posted by bryan2230 on December 21, 2007 at 04:17 AM

Laraque definitely threw & landed more punches. He almost KO'd Brashear at least twice too. You have to give it to Brashear though, He did come back at the end to make it look like a closer fight than what it really was.

Posted by mbeast on December 29, 2007 at 10:12 PM

I give the decision to Laraque because he was destroying Brashear and even let him up a couple times, until Brashear was able to get him down with a punch or two on the helmet.

Posted by Sam1410 on February 14, 2008 at 08:36 PM

Easy win BGL. I don't know how you can get your assed kicked for an entire fight and then throw two punches off the helmet and get the win or call it a draw?? If the only factor that determines the winner is who hits the ice first, then why the hell do we vote? If the idea is to hit each other the most (like boxing) and then factor in the end (yes a guy can lose the entire fight and knock someone with down one punch and still be the winner - they call it a knockout) then how does this fight not go to Georges? Brashear landed two punches the entire time (and they were to the helmet) and his momentum (and that BGL can't skate) causes a takedown - not even close to a KO.

Posted by KentuckyJet on May 02, 2017 at 02:08 PM

a real fight! No dancing. just punching! If it went longer ot would have been a draw

Posted by saapgh on April 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Announcer is stoned...Brashear got his ass handed to him. He elbows Laraque down, that was no haymaker

Posted by jeffshabs on March 24, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Thx for the slow mo. Shows that bra didn t land a punch.

Posted by slysi on May 08, 2016 at 08:20 PM

despite the TV guys yap ....most of BRASHEAR'S hits were to the helmet

Posted by xtraread on October 20, 2015 at 05:08 PM

that was more of a shove to me by brasier

Posted by J.R. Abel on October 22, 2007 at 06:34 PM

.good fight

Posted by LA KING FANATIC on October 22, 2007 at 08:33 PM

What fight were you guys watching, Big George Dominated this one. I think Brashear hit an off balance george at the end but george spun over to the top when he fell and there was no doubt that George whupped him on this one. Brashear could never really get started. Laraque is a beast.

Posted by shrk33 on October 21, 2007 at 05:25 PM

Brashear comes on at the end, but Laraque still gets the decision.

Posted by bradwilliams on October 31, 2007 at 08:20 AM

Laraque had Brashear very quickly and you could tell he didn't want to inflict anymore humiliation on the big man when Donald came back up. You could tell that he didn't want to chuck anymore "big" ones until he was surprised by the 2 he took that dropped him, and then he was ready again when it was being broke up. CAN'T WAIT FOR ROUND 2!!

Posted by rmac24 on December 28, 2007 at 10:42 AM

Great fight. Laraque won hands done, he lost his balance at the end. if you look closely Brashear only grazed his helmet with the last punch.

Posted by glenbarker on November 27, 2007 at 10:36 AM

Good fight. Laraque showed his class by letting Brashear get back up in the early stages. Brashear showed he no quiter by getting the late knock down. Slight edge to Laraque.

Posted by seanbm89 on October 22, 2007 at 08:31 PM

laraque kicked his ass, he was off balance at the end, that punch didnt knock him down

Posted by brianski71 on October 21, 2007 at 10:51 AM

its good to see georges back and whooping ass. not only as a fighter, but he played very well in the pens first couple games. there were some cheap shots the other night against carolina and it is nice that our enforcer is back and ryan malone doesnt have to drop the gloves anymore!

Posted by asahi on October 25, 2007 at 11:41 AM

Brasher was let up twice. when he fell big G didnt touch him.

Posted by webster52 on October 25, 2007 at 07:37 PM

brashear kept it from a salughter, with a couple of punchs to the helmet, after GL kicked the crap out of him

Posted by noeldog12007 on November 30, 2007 at 11:12 PM

The Rock still rules, even against stiff competition like Brash

Posted by johnnystudly on November 23, 2007 at 01:37 PM

BGL won easily. Terrible commentating as in slow mo, BLG connected clean with 9 unanswered shots with 4 to a helmetless head. Brash got in 2 at the end that hit all helmet more of a push. problem with Laraque is that he is too clean and fair. He never hit after a guy is down and inthis fight actually waited for Brashear to get back up. I guess u have to respect that but he should of been meaner and go full tilt .

Posted by rwargo24 on November 22, 2007 at 01:00 PM

Laraque buckles Brashear 3 times to Donald's 1. Laraque gets the decision based on that alone. I'm surprised the linesmen didn't break it up when Laraque was wailing on a stunned and down Brashear.

Posted by whopperhead on December 24, 2007 at 12:46 AM

Props to Brashear for not giving up. He showed an incredible ability to absorb punches from the best in the League right now. It goes to Georges, but Donald stayed with him all the way...

Posted by CMoney28 on January 10, 2009 at 03:59 PM

Great fight, but rock landed more. He gets the w

Posted by LowjjLow on February 15, 2009 at 03:54 PM

Laraque wins but what a punch by brashear!

Posted by adivinity on March 08, 2009 at 05:24 PM

The commentators overreacted to the two Brashear landed. Laraque COMPLETELY dominated him and, unlike brashear was able to keep him up while he was punching.

Posted by ewhjr2708 on March 09, 2009 at 09:53 AM

brash got his ass kicked laraque was off balance he hit all helmet, i don't know to many people that get knocked down from a punch to the helmet, he had to be off balance

Posted by Gleebs on April 23, 2009 at 10:12 PM

laraque wins, but brashear got a sick right in for the takedown.

Posted by pittsteve1627 on March 01, 2010 at 09:18 PM

wow what a fight!!!!!! laraque had him the whole way til brashear with that awsome punch... i dunnooooo?? i pick LARAQUE?

Posted by Moosewood on May 05, 2016 at 05:08 PM

A bout of heavyweights that is always fun to watch, but the early phase went to Georges in my opinion with Brasiers having to come back; Laramie gets the edge in my book

Posted by Evildoers on October 21, 2007 at 07:02 AM

Laraque dominated until the last punch to the helmet which still is a credit to Brashear. It is quite an accomplishment to come back after getting beat down twice. On the other hand, it's still a big win for the champ.

Posted by plum29 on October 22, 2007 at 09:53 PM

damn, that was awesome to see someone beat on Donald Brashear, but he came back big. give him credit, he's tough. got to give it to The Don Man by TKO.

Posted by charger on October 24, 2007 at 08:18 PM

Laraque is the winner. Brashear's punch was a light punch to the helmet, then he threw another punch that missed and the force of his forearm knocked Big George down. However, I must say that it surprised me that Georges got off balance like that. That's not like him. For Capitals fans, this will be a Brash win.

Posted by aerotunes on October 23, 2007 at 08:58 PM

Brashear shows his Flyer background and gets his butt kicked ...

Posted by 3-26-97 on October 21, 2007 at 07:27 PM

Brashear got the KD at the end of the fight but Laraque clearly beat him...he let up because he has respect for Brash but he could've put him down for good if he'd wanted to. Great scrap fellas

Posted by Bamsenaattori on October 22, 2007 at 04:02 AM

Great fight between two great fighter. Close to draw, but Laraque wins. Laraque is true gentlemen and give Brashear second change with helping with up and Brashear use it well. But points to Laraque with great and gentlemen fight. Nice fight, i like both of these guys.

Posted by squish81 on October 24, 2007 at 04:30 PM

BGL, BGL, BGL.....not only tough but a class act. Are you people telling me if given the same situation Brash doesn't fracture BGL's facial bones? Sorry, class still wins in the end and although BGL will learn from this bout, he did the right thing, albeit, he paid the price to be an enforcer for a living.....man if I was that BGL (big) and could skate I would own Godard, Boogard (the behemoth that he is), Parros (Johnny Holmes look-a-like), etc.......different fighting league folks........admit it........

Posted by bostongreg2002 on November 24, 2008 at 11:01 PM

Laraque let Brash get up twice. He absolutely killed him. Brash took him down at the end, but only after Georges let him get up twice.

Posted by Xeshybrid on October 21, 2007 at 02:07 PM

I definetly give this one to the Laraque because of the beat down he gave Brash for 25 seconds of a 30 second fight. Brash is lucky Laraque didnt keep beating his ass why he was down which he could of. So what if Brashear hit him twice and knocked him down, Laraque still owned him 3 takedowns too 1. I dont know why anyone would even give that fight to Brash when he clearly lost. Still Heavyweight champ of the NHL.....GEEEEOOOOOORGE LAAAAAARAQUE!!

Posted by Lucy Brown on December 29, 2007 at 08:35 AM

Brashear clearly hits Laraques helmet with those two punches. I'm not a fan of either one. I think Laraque smoked em.

Posted by Ducks_fan on November 03, 2007 at 08:45 AM

Laraque is the king. Good come back from Brash. I give Laraque the win.

Posted by penguinsfan123 on October 31, 2007 at 02:17 PM

bgl way better and brash is not even close

Posted by chl37 on October 22, 2007 at 07:58 AM

all Laraque until two good shots by brashear at end.

Posted by BobGassoffFan on May 24, 2008 at 06:07 AM

Brashear proves, you gotta take a couple to give a couple, is true. Showing yet again, why he's one of the best, since Probert.

Posted by chevysr71 on December 28, 2007 at 02:59 PM

Boring fight, the middle weights do better. To bad Joey Kocur wasn't there, he SMOKED them both before.

Posted by chrismccurdy123 on October 26, 2007 at 11:26 AM

boring, boring, boring

Posted by ETA on October 21, 2007 at 11:08 AM

2 KDs (of sorts) for Laraque 1 KD (of sorts) for Brashear. Voted it a draw but was close to going with a win for Laraque.

Posted by Ronnie82 on February 02, 2016 at 08:17 PM

Brashear's finish wasnt enough to make up for Laraque's early dominance. I think Donald's lights might have gone off for a brief moment.

Posted by Foy on January 22, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Laraque did well early but couldn't finish it. Brashear finished Laraque. KO Brashear.

Posted by TheEllsProject on February 25, 2008 at 01:50 PM

Laraque got off to a great start and even brought Brash to his knee once or twice, but the crushing blow Brash threw on him at the end seals the deal for me. Laraque was done after that punch.

Posted by sukonik123 on October 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Laraque early, Brashear late.

Posted by stanggt3 on December 28, 2007 at 03:58 PM

Brashear takes it, how can you say Laraque won....he went down when he got hit, Brashear had brass ones in this fight I hate both fighters but liked the fight

Posted by mattmangler on October 26, 2007 at 02:48 PM

Brashears wins in an upset

Posted by Nordberg on October 22, 2007 at 02:34 PM

A truly good heavyweight bout. Laraque definitely got the better in the early going--as he kept Brashear off-balance. But the force of Brashear's punches were definitely much more powerful than Laraque's--and resulted in a TKO!

Posted by garyrh on October 23, 2007 at 05:35 AM

To me two bunches to the helmet don't count. Laraque all the way in this fight.

Posted by lonewolf8974 on October 21, 2007 at 07:36 AM

Laraque won 4 to 1

Posted by Bobiac5000 on October 22, 2007 at 02:52 PM

Big Georges is a heck of an opponent with his size and his ability to throw those nasty southpaw fwappers....I think Brash did well to keep coming after taking quality shots. Laraque did an excellent job of getting his feet under him and keeping his balance threw most of that fight. I think that is one of his attributes that is underestimated...great balance even when throwing hard punches.

Posted by laraque-iz-bad on November 23, 2007 at 04:15 AM

I can''t believe some people actually think Brashear won that fight. 2 punches to the helmet before Laraque slipped backwards doesn''t constitute a win. BGL put a good ol'' fashioned butt whoopin on Donnie boy. I have respect for Brashear and a lot of other fighters, but Laraque is hands down the baddest dude in the NHL.

Posted by NYRFREAK11719 on December 28, 2007 at 01:20 PM

Laraque won that hands down he just lost his balance at the end Brashear hit him in the helmet, probly didnt do much damage

Posted by DeadPoolxXx on March 07, 2008 at 04:03 AM

different styles of fighting and i gota say almost a draw but my man lararque is just to quick for brash and it shows but gota give him some credit on trying to get back into to the fight with a knockdown to the knee

Posted by scballersc on May 31, 2008 at 01:45 AM

BGL pummeled Brashear throughout, let him up not once but twice, then took a shot that hit him in the HELMET and knocked him off BALANCE. BGL dominated, Fighter of the Year again!

Posted by Bruinsbear on December 20, 2008 at 11:44 PM

i don't like laraque but i have 2 give this one 2 him, nice finishing punch by brasher but laraque dominated this 90% of this fight. great fight though and what a match up. the only better match up than this would be brasher and chara

Posted by timzr on October 23, 2007 at 07:43 PM

Like boxing, the early rounds don't matter. Only the last round. Brashear took the last round= winner.

Posted by donkinbuck on October 30, 2007 at 02:26 PM

a couple newggies from Laroque and then BAMM Brashear knocks him down to the ive!!

Posted by KevKaos on May 04, 2016 at 04:58 PM

Must be a bunch of Pens fans in here voting. Just because Laraque got the first and most licks in doesnt make him a resounding winner. That haymaker Brashear threw at the end looks like it left little blue birds flying around Laraques head like in the old cartoons. you Pens fans need to quit being homers and vote realistically on these fights.

Posted by carl0244 on October 22, 2007 at 01:00 AM

Brashear came back and nailed him with a haymacker

Posted by Krafty on October 27, 2007 at 05:29 PM

I thought Laraque could take a punch? Brashear gets caught with some good shots and comes back. Laraque gets hit with only one solid shot and goes down quickly. Brashear gets the win with a solid shot and the takedown.

Posted by teebo on October 20, 2008 at 12:29 AM

Nice comeback win by Brash

Posted by Pillager on October 21, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Win Brash, but BGL is still the champ. BGL shouldn't have let up, dumb move on his part.

Posted by Flames9339 on October 22, 2007 at 01:42 PM

It's hilarious how all the Laraque fanboys can't accept the fact that he lost a fight. He may have been winning but he got dropped.

Posted by shf9 on June 14, 2009 at 12:00 PM

brashear for landing the ender.

Posted by EDDUBBS on October 23, 2007 at 03:20 PM

Kicked ass

Posted by Plateworker on October 22, 2007 at 06:56 PM

BGL dominates most of the fight with his grip on Brash's collar, sending him to his knees by spinning and punches to the BACK of his head. Brash regains his balance when BGL lets him up and Clocks BGL with 2 hard left to the side if the head for a KD win.

Posted by hshaalan on October 23, 2007 at 03:40 PM

I have never seen Brash take a beating like this, but then again I have never seen BGL gets Knocked Down.

Posted by madlee on April 05, 2008 at 06:56 PM

Gotta give it to brashear on the knock down. He was getting destroyed up to that point.

Posted by Teach on October 22, 2007 at 10:33 PM

Brash pulls out the win with the smackdown at the end. Laraque was NOT off balance. He went down from the punch.

Posted by paddyd on October 23, 2007 at 10:49 AM

Laraque got some nice early shots in but the haymaker came from Brashear!!

Posted by OneilltheGiant on May 20, 2009 at 07:39 AM

Brashear drops Laraque at the end for the knock down win.. Up until that point Laraque was dominating the fight..

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on December 30, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Laraque controlled most of the fight until the very end. I'm giving Brashear the slightest edge for making anice comeback with two solid lefts.

Posted by SirYohans on May 10, 2008 at 08:31 PM

Good that the zebras didn't get in there too soon. Enough time to get Brash the DROP on things.

Posted by TheBull on October 23, 2007 at 12:18 PM

I resee after some rewiev and send the win to brash most of hits of laraque was cheapshot....Its really a heymaker by brash that takes down laraque....ehi man we are worry for laraque fan but it was beaten.....wins brashear....

Posted by fwg214 on October 21, 2007 at 08:42 AM

Laraque had him early and showed a lot of class in not taking advantage when Brashear was down on his knee. Great punch at the end of the fight, very close call but a good fight between two of the best that Brashear wins at the bell.

Posted by brannonkevinm on October 21, 2007 at 11:21 AM

Laraque never really connected. Brash got tied up at the beginning, but he just about broke Laraque's nose at the end.

Posted by kingpintoo on January 21, 2008 at 11:32 PM

he who laughs last laughs best.

Posted by Damien on March 06, 2008 at 12:55 PM

Brashear is a great fighter. He give two punches to make George Laraque KO

Posted by Heavyweight2 on December 29, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Edge Brashear

Posted by dg2036 on December 20, 2008 at 05:32 PM

Bombs away, Brashear wins by KO.

Posted by FightNight7 on December 29, 2008 at 11:01 PM

Win to Brash

Posted by AllDayAP on January 04, 2009 at 06:28 PM

Brashear with the comeback

Posted by klowman11 on March 05, 2009 at 01:58 AM

laraque had him beat but breashear decked him at the end..

Posted by Bruins29 on October 21, 2007 at 03:51 PM

Great battle. But when you drop a 240 lbs guy with two straight lefts, you win the fight. Most of Laraque's punches landed to the back of Brashear's head anyways. As much as I love to hate the guy, Brashear is still the strongest, toughest and meanest enforcer in the NHL.

Posted by vandeman on October 22, 2007 at 10:19 AM

Brash gets a final shot and win. The most important is the END.

Posted by T800m101 on May 24, 2009 at 09:47 AM

Brashear wins by TKO. He drops Laraque on his ass.

Posted by Rebel Banker on October 21, 2007 at 08:19 AM

WIN BRASH...awesome fight...i was expecting a hugfest...laraque gets brash off balance and hammers him early but brash comes back with the knockdown punch...if laraque doesn't go down brash would have taken over the fight from that point

Posted by Sukoshi84 on October 21, 2007 at 04:22 AM

DAMN in the slow motion it shows big G getting knocked down...... Georgie owned brash up until that point

Posted by VicariousGoon on October 21, 2007 at 05:45 AM

All Big G until the end. Tough to call, but I'll give it to Brash for the strong finish. Great fight, the best so far this year. When do these teams play again?

Posted by Defmincex13 on October 22, 2007 at 11:12 AM

Brashear wins, knock out is all that matters, If hockey isnt determined in the first 2 periods, the beg. of this fight isnt the same as the end.

Posted by laxman17 on October 25, 2007 at 09:59 PM

Hell of a fight... very tough to call because of the nature of the fight - laraque controlled the majority of the fight but brash landed far and away two of the heaviest blows you'll ever see in hockey - but in the end i had to give it to brashear, simply because he did more damage. it could have gone either way though.

Posted by lilfingers on February 07, 2008 at 01:21 AM


Posted by V_Nucks on March 29, 2008 at 07:40 PM

Great scrap Props to both fighters as they are the toughest in the league I'd say draw

Posted by DoesItHurt on October 22, 2015 at 10:38 PM

Brashear TKO'ed Laraque.

Posted by DropTheGloves44 on December 13, 2007 at 10:28 AM

great one.........

Posted by FlyersDosage on October 21, 2007 at 04:32 PM

Both guys deserved a win here....last man standing though. You have to give big donald credit for getting beaten down only to get back up & fight.

Posted by headcharge on October 22, 2007 at 01:04 PM

Georges was beating six different kinds of crap outta Brashear; until he layed out. If the refs had stopped this earlier, after the first two time Brash went to a knee, no question - BGL. They didn't and Brash laid him out pure and simple. Brash w/ the KO. GREAT FIGHT!

Posted by 4Bruins on October 21, 2007 at 09:27 AM

All BGL until the end, but Brash (no favorite of mine; I would've rather BGL won) caught him square at the end. Brash's trips to the ice seemed slips/loss of balance as much as knockdowns, but Brash's was clean and a clear TKO ending. Great fight.

Posted by bilyth on November 04, 2007 at 12:02 PM

great fight, i thought laracque dominated & i think threw brashear off fighting left handed. but have to give brashear the win with the knock down.

Posted by Rafaels19 on October 26, 2007 at 12:23 AM

Brashear just KO Laraque, so I think that Brashear won!

Posted by Tyson-On-Ice on October 24, 2007 at 02:16 PM

Laraque 4sure laced a righteous beating in2 brashear for pretty much the whole fight, he kept the rabit punching southpaw slamming to brash's head, knocking him to his knee's 4 times!, but igotta give it 2 Donny though cause when he got his bearings and was able 2 stand steady again he absolutely launched Laraque into the atmosphere like a rag doll, 2 solid shots to Georges' headquaters and he was seeing stars, ucan see Laraque flayling in the air aftr Brashear's second haymaker, he definately got smacked silly.

Posted by goleafsgo12665 on November 13, 2008 at 06:28 PM

I give the win to Brashear. Very close, very good fight.

Posted by mrpowers535 on July 16, 2008 at 08:13 PM

the donald rocked him, boy george can't take a punch. Donald got hit early, but finished the job.........win donald

Posted by giefs on October 21, 2007 at 04:53 AM

Excellent fight! I give it to Brashear only because of the finishing hit. Laraque clearly had the advantage up until the punch to the face.

Posted by CAPSxV3N0Mx on January 10, 2008 at 08:45 PM

long story short.... brash can take a punch, laraque can't win brash

Posted by Schoppzilla on October 22, 2007 at 05:27 PM

One of the best bouts of the season so far....very close call...you couldnt ask for a better matchup

Posted by Tie DomiĀ“s fan on November 11, 2007 at 05:30 AM

good scrap

Posted by probie83 on December 13, 2007 at 11:30 PM

Laraque got fucking knocked

Posted by RPULTZ on March 07, 2008 at 02:28 PM

Reminded me of the Stanely Ketchel-Jack Johnson fight 100 years ago Ketchel, a middleweight put Johnson down to the canvas for the count of 4 when Johnson laid a big one on Ketchel knocking out 4 upper tteth and put him to sleep for an hour

Posted by justinfrowein on February 27, 2008 at 09:44 AM
Posted by Gage55 on November 14, 2008 at 04:04 PM

Im gunna say Brashaer took the win here.

Posted by athlete9393 on December 26, 2009 at 12:10 AM

OMG, what a fight. Laraque had him but brashear won at the end by a knock out. I don't know why laraque won when brashear knocked him down. Clearly laraque threw more and better punches, but brashear took them and clobbered laraque.

Posted by Bullybeatdown on April 15, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Brash with the knockdown win.

Posted by Jordan99 on January 31, 2018 at 03:20 PM

Laraque Controlled the majority of this Fight and was all over Brashear for 98 % of this fight Brashear did a good job by staying in tough and he got the Huge Punch in at the end Slight edge to Donald Brashear.

Posted by omgitslafferty on October 25, 2007 at 04:04 PM

at first, it looked like brash was going to be dominated, but after slipping, he made a nice comeback, and knocked down Laraque.

Posted by bahbeet20 on February 13, 2008 at 06:03 PM

Laraque landed better shots, but Brashear got the last couple. Hard to call.

Posted by Sox on October 21, 2007 at 07:42 AM

Doesnt matter who dominated the early fight......Brashear landed the important punch, so i gotta give it to Brashear. Sox

Posted by RootsGuy on May 02, 2017 at 11:59 PM

All Laraque early, two big lefts by Brashear after it looked like the linesmen were going to jump in. Looks like Laraque stops at that point.

Posted by robertjones on October 21, 2007 at 11:08 AM


Posted by Blackhawk16 on October 22, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Wow..I had to watch that a couple times...Thank god the linseman didn't step in at the point Brashear was getting hit in the bald spot.

Posted by bobnknoxville on October 26, 2007 at 11:15 AM

This is the fight of the year.It doesn't get any better than this.These to guys are the baddest of the bad.

Posted by PittPens1787 on May 17, 2008 at 11:41 PM

I'm gonna say a draw. Big Georges obviously won the beginning, but he did get taken down from 2 vicious haymakers from Brashear. Awesome fight from two of the league's best.

Posted by travist on May 04, 2016 at 03:49 PM

what a great fight and reply!

Posted by wullverine on October 21, 2007 at 05:17 PM

Well Laraque gave him so many chances, he kept knocking him down and the refs tried to come in after the third knockdown, I give the edge to Laraque.

Posted by 9darter on October 23, 2007 at 03:06 AM

BGL got unbalanced & the refs were too quick to get in. BGL ftw!

Posted by therockbottom on October 21, 2007 at 09:04 AM

BGL landed the 13 punches to brash's 2(one helmet shot). easy win for BGL. BGL let up on him, think he thought the refs were going to step in, which it looked like they were going to,.

Posted by terrystheman on October 21, 2007 at 11:31 AM

George beat Brashear to the ice twice and let him up twice. Props to Brashear for coming back but clear win for George.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 05, 2015 at 12:25 AM

If Brash had connected with BGLs face I would have given it to him. he hit helmet, meanwhile Georges knocked Brash down 3 X

Posted by azjim on May 11, 2008 at 11:12 PM

Brashear hit the ice at least twice, so how can he be the winner when he knocked BGL once? Laraque with the win.

Posted by buzzgun2000 on October 20, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Brashear hung in there and was just flailing haymakers at the end in survival mode. Both hit helmet, though. No damage done. Laraque definitely did more damage in this one.

Posted by MakaveliTrained on October 22, 2007 at 02:32 PM

Brashear did come back in the end there but Laraque wins as he dominated early...damn how i wish this fight went just another 30 seconds just 2 really see..and then 'maybe' give Brashear the win

Posted by julius on November 14, 2007 at 09:40 AM

The only reason Brashear was in the fight at all was because Laraque let him back in when he had him down. He could have destroyed him half way through if he really wanted too.

Posted by YRU Blind on December 02, 2007 at 12:48 AM

Are you guys for real???? Laraque beats this guy over the head 13 straight times, Brashear is on his knees getting his melon ponded on for more than half the fight he finally gets up and lands to shots to Laraque helmet and you can give him the win?????????? JOKE Laraque in a walk away!!!!!

Posted by april81972 on October 21, 2007 at 05:03 PM

there's absolutely no question BGL beat Brash down. BGL stopped as he saw the two clueless linesmen coming in to save Brash from more embarrassment. Both Brash's punches connected to the helmet. Not even close to a knockdown for Brash. Easy win for BGL. Anyone who doesn't see this is also clueless.

Posted by Clockerchops on October 25, 2007 at 08:37 PM

I think the announcer was about to crap his pants. Win Laraque.

Posted by luckysod04 on October 21, 2007 at 05:28 PM

that's the fight of the year right there. Points win to Laraque. That PxP man sounds like he should call for the WWE

Posted by CFG1787 on May 06, 2008 at 12:29 PM

The two best fighters in the league definitely

Posted by 5forfighting44 on March 17, 2009 at 07:48 PM

Brashear gets the takedown but Laraque dominates the fight. Win goes to Laraque.

Posted by dogace on October 21, 2007 at 02:22 PM

big g all the way..big g let him off easy!! he could of really done some damage. brash is very lucky!! the champ is back!

Posted by Wolf_eyes on October 22, 2007 at 04:02 PM

Brashear's haymaker was pure helmet on Georgie. That hurt his fist as much as Laraque's head, I assure you. GL ftw, solid desicion.

Posted by TBLightningGuru on October 27, 2007 at 07:52 PM

announcer said it best.. doesn't get any better than this.. wow.

Posted by habsforever on October 25, 2007 at 06:52 PM

Laraque is the king of the league.

Posted by Bloodbank on October 21, 2007 at 07:30 AM

Haymaker that decked...? Uh, I think he lost his balance. Certainly a draw and that is giving much respect to Brashear. Not even close to the best fight of the year to date. Lots of 'hype' but no finish.

Posted by slshbleed on October 21, 2007 at 12:34 PM

Wow! Now we have something to talk about for a long time. Was that last punch a KO or TKO or did Laraque step on a stick or milt? Was Laraque off balance? In boxing if you are off balance and get hit with a weak punch and the glove touches the mat, its a knock down. Good job by Brashear to hang around threw a pummeling and make it look good at the end! IMO even if that last punch landed well, Laraque was so far ahead that he edges Brashear. If Laraque can't get up after that punch, Brashear wins. Laraque wins by an eyelash.

Posted by Habs # 1 on October 21, 2007 at 04:59 AM


Posted by BENNETTWOLF on October 21, 2007 at 07:46 AM

An extremely odd fight between the leagues top 2. Laraque dominates the first part, even holding up on a punch while Brashear is vulnerable. Brash hasn't even landed a punch yet. After going to his knees for the 2nd or 3rd time, Brashear gets up and decks Bgl with a left. Win Donald Brashear in a fight that BGL could have absolutely owned him

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on October 21, 2007 at 03:40 PM

Now that was a fight. Big Georges pummeled him to the ice. Huggy Bear did not live up to his name and scored a big punch and a big win. I can't recall the last time Laraque was knocked down by a punch. I will be waiting for the rematch. Win Barasear

Posted by dcmac on October 21, 2007 at 07:31 AM

Good bout. Edge Laraque

Posted by PYLrulz on October 21, 2007 at 08:21 AM

Laraque had the upper hand early, and had the refs broke it up then and there, that would of been a Laraque win hands down. But Brashear showed some guts, got back up, and knocked Laraque on his ass. Nice comeback by Brashear

Posted by JKidd on October 21, 2007 at 10:36 AM

I guess the voting says that there is no room in a hockey fight for a come back TKO win...