October 25, 2007
VS
1st Period - 11:42
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Zdeno Chara 92.7% (404 votes)
David Koci 5.5% (24 votes)
Draw 1.8% (8 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by robertprobert on October 25, 2007 at 10:21 PM

Good scrap with both guys landing some good shots. Koci lands a bomb that buckles Chara at the same time Chara lands on Koci's cut nose from sat against Belak. Koci's cut is wide open and bleeding all over the ice. Old time hockey!

Posted by Sjsharksfan19 on October 25, 2007 at 10:30 PM

Damn that is a good old time hockey fight right on!! Koci got in one good hit and Chara looked like he was letting some built up aggression out.

Posted by dibari_22 on October 25, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Chara gets the win, but Koci is an animal. he just broke his nose/ got cut badly 2 days ago against Belak & he's still mixing it up with the big boys.

Posted by Jointman on October 26, 2007 at 12:03 AM

Koci did not land one solid (HUTCH YOU ARE RIGHT), you better watch it from other angle folks. Chara was so dominating, it´s scary, great fight this one. Chara is monster!

Posted by shrk33 on October 25, 2007 at 11:35 PM

That's a lot of blood on the ice. Koci has no fear, win for Chara

Posted by luckysod04 on October 26, 2007 at 03:13 AM

what kind of dumbass fights with a two game old broken nose? I think the Red Cross met their quota for the next two years

Posted by moonie386 on October 26, 2007 at 04:26 PM

Chara isnt a fighter, if Koci didnt already have a broken nose, or get hit in the nose this fight Chara looses. Koci knocked hit down, Chara rebroke his nose. Chara wins only on the basis of openening a healing cut.

Posted by OLNSucks on October 26, 2007 at 03:43 AM

I never saw the "bomb" that opened Koci. I also feel that the cut was only opened after helmet rubbed against it or right before the fight started a face wash might have done it. Chara is not a great fighter. And again, I'll bet anyone that Chara will never give Koci a rematch. He avoided Ivanans a few games back like he had to plague. What a douche nozzle. Let's see him fight McGratton or Larauque.

Posted by mokan33 on October 26, 2007 at 05:54 AM

Koci, you are a brave man to fight Chara. A broken nose a couple of games ago and yet you fight again. This is as old school as it gets! This is a definite win for Chara, but Koci stayed in after being bloodied and hurt. It wasn't long before he was out on the ice again. Good to see real men play hockey again!

Posted by ufclover on October 25, 2007 at 10:49 PM

charas reach advantage was definately clear in this fight,koci landed one good punch that got big z of balance but then chara just lets his hands go like he use to in the ottawa days

Posted by blackngold on October 26, 2007 at 09:04 PM

When looking at the "reverse angle", you could clearly see that the punch by Koci which supposedly sent Chra down came up way short, and Chara just lost his balance from throwing that huge bomb. Huge win Chara.

Posted by deerkiller.carl on October 27, 2007 at 02:17 PM

lucky

Posted by aces50 on October 26, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Chara hit Koci once. Everything else was in the helmet. Give Koci a lot of credit. The fight the other night busted him up pretty bad. Have to give this one to Chara, but the rematch might be alot different when Koci is healthy.

Posted by mbaumann on October 31, 2007 at 03:09 PM

Chara can kick anyone's ass. Koci gets props for staying in the fight, even after his nose was re-broken. Chara wanted to stop, but Koci wanted to keep going.

Posted by wylde_buzz on October 26, 2007 at 10:04 PM

all that blood was coming from a whole in his forehead from a Chara punch not from his nose, Koci is a good up and coming brawler but he just ran into a monster called Zdeno Chara

Posted by trpaulson on October 28, 2007 at 05:26 PM

Chara wins. landed more punches & reopened Koci's nose. Koci's got a lot of guts to fight a monster like Chara with an already injured face.

Posted by purpledragon on October 26, 2007 at 02:55 PM

I'd love to see a rematch between these two when Koci isn't entering the fight with a busted up nose. Too bad that the earliest that would happen is next year.

Posted by Gunslinger on October 26, 2007 at 10:52 AM

Koci showed a lot of moxie fighting with a broken nose but not alot of smarts especially against a beast like Chara. Good to see Chara dropping the gloves once again, hopefully he will continue to do so.

Posted by rocky7482 on October 26, 2007 at 02:45 PM

Koci gets top marks for guts, but low marks because of his stupidity. Fighting a big guy right after sustaining a busted schnauz is dumb.....as is trying to fight Chara on the outside, unless you are 8 feet tall....another tip for Koci.....I recommend getting inside on a guy like Chara and going for "push and pull" uppercuts....this will only work if you are stronger than Chara.

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on October 27, 2007 at 09:30 AM

Big Bird nailed him with a very hard shot. Koci is entertainig and tough but he should be smart and heal before he has another scrap. I would hate to see Koci become another Fridge. Winner Big Bird

Posted by bluecollar on October 29, 2007 at 07:10 AM

I like Chara and all, but come on. How big of a goon do you have to be to take on a guy a few days after he'd broken his nose? If you want to fight someone, fight someone that isnt already injured. Low-class move. And honestly, this fight wasnt that great. Ive seen way better. Just because Koci got cut doesnt mean it was a great fight.

Posted by joe16 on October 31, 2007 at 02:42 PM

koci already had a broken nose from another fight a few games befor, then chara reminded him of it with a little blood

Posted by alesek1979 on October 26, 2007 at 12:25 AM

Ummm.... I am very baffeled about Koci's cut. It was very severe, yet how the hell do you punch a whole on through someone's forhead?? Did the helmet cut him?? ...wish there was a better angle. PS, I have seen most of Chara's fights, and I can tell you that he is not a good fighter!! He got lucky w/ this one punch on Koci. Otherwise, it be either takedownd or most likely Koci beating his ass. ...but still, Chara won it fair and square. Vin is a win!!! Good job to both :)

Posted by frankiesfly on October 26, 2007 at 09:31 AM

Total mismatch. Chara don't fight much, but when he does he will hurt you.

Posted by dfane45 on October 27, 2007 at 07:05 PM

Charra is a monster. He has all of the tools and think he is a top defensemen in the league

Posted by j0hnsond4 on October 28, 2007 at 11:55 PM

who would even vote Koci winning this? chara is a goon but, obviously kicked his ass

Posted by Leafs2006 on October 27, 2007 at 08:12 AM

This Koci should maybe go back to where he came from, first Belak made him leak saturday night, now he picks on Chara? He's nuts! Lets trade McCabe for Chara ...straight up, ill drink to that one!

Posted by Redtown on October 26, 2007 at 09:46 PM

Good tilt but Chara had the upper hand thoughout the entire fight. Win Chara easily

Posted by Pickle2728 on October 27, 2007 at 11:41 PM

Koci bled more than a girl at prom night (sorry).

Posted by Formerref on October 25, 2007 at 10:43 PM

Koci landed a big one but Chara gets the win here. After getting tagged and going down he gets back up and lands a few more.

Posted by Brashearfan on October 26, 2007 at 07:12 AM

Easy win Chara. It's hard to beat a big man like that. He can be beaten though. I expected more from Koci, but it just goes to show he is human.

Posted by SCOTTSO on October 26, 2007 at 01:30 AM

THIS IS WHY I HATED THE DAY THE ISLES TRADED HIM FOR YASHIN,COULD WELL BE THE BEST FIGHTER IN THE LEAGUE,WHAT IS IT THEY SAY ABOUT WAKING A SLEEPING GIANT?.AND ALESEK1979 YOU MUST HAVE CHARA CONFUSED WITH SOMEONE ELSE ,NOT A GOOD FIGHTER ?,PUT THE PIPE DOWN!!!!

Posted by kungfuchef on October 27, 2007 at 07:36 PM

Old Time Hockey! I love it!

Posted by TheGuy88 on October 26, 2007 at 11:53 AM

From a technical standpoint, Koci fought him wrong. Since he gave up so much reach to Chara, he should have gotten in close and taken away Chara's advantage (hugfest).

Posted by BStreetBullies on October 26, 2007 at 10:25 AM

Chara caught him with that straight right, and splat!

Posted by Sukoshi84 on October 26, 2007 at 02:58 AM

Koci got split back open..... good to see chara actually drop em with a legit fighter. thought chara wasnt gonna get up from that bomb he took.

Posted by Juha82 on October 26, 2007 at 05:22 PM

Chara was better in this great fight. He was active of the two and landed few more. He had a control too. Koci did have land a best punch of the fight, but not enough for the draw. Chara ended up the fight may too quickly, but he got the edge.

Posted by goonery31 on October 26, 2007 at 01:52 PM

David Koci's nose and face reminded me of Jeff Odgers.Koci has a heart but needs to let the broken nose heal longer than 2 nites before he picks a fight.

Posted by DetroitIan on October 26, 2007 at 07:05 PM

It's a shame Chara doesnt drop em more. But obviously thats because he has loads of talent. But wow, Koci got his ass handed to him. Chara destroyed Koci.

Posted by LongDucDong on October 26, 2007 at 11:35 PM

Win goes to Chara, easily. Looks like Koci's helmet is what reopened his cut. I want to see Koci and Chara go at it again when Koci's nose has healed. If and when that happens, Chara is going down.

Posted by waffleboy on February 01, 2008 at 07:54 PM

OMG, Chara absolutely tagged Koci with the fourth or fifth punch. You can see Koci grab his face. Koci deserves major props for not going down after that shot. Good fight.

Posted by justinfrowein on March 04, 2008 at 11:43 AM

wow

Posted by JMcCarthy33 on January 12, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Chara wins easily.

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 27, 2016 at 06:33 PM

Win Zdeno Chara.

Posted by jayc948 on October 26, 2007 at 04:05 PM

The two come together on the side of the Blackhawks net and the rest of the players on the ice pile in after them. They drop the gloves, grab ahold of each other, and skate away from the scrum. Chara throws three rights to start things off. Koci responds with one of his own. They each throw simultaneous rights and Chara gets knocked down. He gets back up and throws seven unanswered rights that include a mix of uppercuts and straight shots. The linesmen move in and break things up. Koci is bleeding all over the ice and has blood all over his face from a cut on the bridge of his nose.

Posted by JayMiller29 on October 26, 2007 at 11:30 AM

I love how Koci just stands and throws, but when you fight like he does you are gonna take some too. David was cut vs Belak and Big Z simply reopens that wound - with some extreme prejudice. I dont see how anyone can give a win to David simply for knocking Z down. Zdeno got up, then opened him up bad. If you cant even see for the blood streaming down your face. Brother, you lost.

Posted by Bleak5170 on October 26, 2007 at 07:02 AM

Wow. As of right now, 14.3% of voters apparently have no idea what a hockey fight is. People who called this a draw or a Koci win should have their right to vote taken away.

Posted by dala56 on October 26, 2007 at 08:32 AM

Wow! I want more of this from the Bruins captain. Good set of rights, atleast one connected. Lots of blood help tell the winner :D

Posted by Bulldog17 on October 28, 2007 at 06:33 AM

Nice to see Chara still has that mean streak. He looked like the old Chara and I think the game is better with him playing like that

Posted by EmilRevilla on October 26, 2007 at 08:33 PM

As a huge Blackhawks and hockey fight fan, this one goes to Chara. The long reach had a lot to do with Koci not being able to get anything going. The punch that rebroke Koci's nose was the right that was square on the beak when Koci threw his right. Otherwise, Chara was hitting helmet. For the haters, you can't say he got his butt handed to him. He showed a lot of heart and toughness after the shot that busted him open. Maybe not smart, but he's to that type of fighter to bail out. A TKO loss, yes. A complete butt whooping, no way. You can't judge a butt whooping by the amount of blood, or a busted nose for that matter. Anyone remember Steve McLaren v. Scott Parker? Koci is still very new to the NHL way of fighting. He has been very impressive since coming up, but I still think he needs more experience. Koci is definitely getting better with each fight. Taking on the heavyweights Should there ever be a rematch, things should turn out a bit different.

Posted by tappaja on October 26, 2007 at 12:53 PM

All credit to Koci to fight whit broken nose but Zhara won that fight

Posted by OriginalSix on January 07, 2008 at 12:52 AM

Win to Chara. I can not believe Koci fought 5 days after having his nose already severely broken. This just hurt it further and sent him on a trip to the IR. I can't wait for a rematch with a completely healthy Koci!

Posted by pmarz1 on October 26, 2007 at 09:30 PM

chelios247 and hammer27mba, as well as the other 8.8% of you out there that called this a draw or win for Koci, I think you should be put out there and have a beating put on you like that and then you tell us all whether or not you think you won. Either you have an ax to grind with Chara or you are Koci's bitches, either way, you are complete and total morons. If you have the mental capabilities to use reverse angles and pause controls, replay the fight and you will find that the "punch" never did land on Chara and Koci had a gash on his forehead to go along with the gusher pouring out from his nose. The cut on the bridge of his nose may have been opened up to but since his face looked like raw meat after the fight, there was no way to tell. Do us all a favor and go back to the figure skating blogs and stay the hell out of here you mindless fools

Posted by leafsfan2028 on October 27, 2007 at 01:31 PM

Koci gets his ass kicked big time. he embarrasses himself and needs to go back to the gym and learn how to fight the big boys. I thought he was an up and comer but he loses to belak and now this. Koci gets in one good shot otherwise he is a punching bag.

Posted by cheetham_8 on October 26, 2007 at 02:37 PM

WIth his reach Chara is a menace. Koci was cut from a previous fight, and you have to give him props for going again so soon. I think a rematch is in order, but as a Bruins fan I am happy to see there new toughness.

Posted by dcmac on October 27, 2007 at 05:33 AM

The Bruins are a different team this year. The attitude could be seen in Providence last year, must be the Murry- Thunder Bay influence. Props to David Koci gotta love his toughness. Looks like a couple well placed shots did the damage. Yikes is right.

Posted by bddeca on October 26, 2007 at 11:33 AM

Koci got one lucky shot, but why fight the behemoth that is Chara? Silly, really.

Posted by SensEnforcer on October 26, 2007 at 03:59 AM

Still someone thinks Chara is bad fighter?He beaten Koci(ohh my heart I´m Sens fan so I like Chara in Boston too but David is CZECH like me!).

Posted by dunno on October 25, 2007 at 10:39 PM

Wow, does Chara slice Koci's face open good. Koci landed one good shot early on that made Chara's knees buckle but after that Chara lets his right hand fly. It's obvious which punch cut Koci open because the poor dude put his hand on his face right after and was pretty much ducking away for the rest of the fight. First Belak, now Chara.. who wants to cut up Koci next?

Posted by chrismccurdy123 on October 26, 2007 at 09:20 AM

old time hockey

Posted by bukie031 on October 28, 2007 at 12:39 AM

Chara is simply the man

Posted by NJDevil993 on October 31, 2007 at 10:02 PM

Both men deserve equal respect and credit. Koci skated off like a man and Chara handled himself with class. Good fight, a lot of blood...tough guys all around!

Posted by NyIslandersFan on December 05, 2007 at 05:57 PM

Zdeno owned!!!!!!!

Posted by MNBonecrusher on March 04, 2008 at 07:16 PM

Wow, these Blackhawk fans are in TOTAL denial! Your guy got BEAT DOWN!! I don't care what happened two days before!

Posted by Headcrushazz on November 10, 2008 at 10:48 PM

Wow look at is head! Blood every where I love that :P

Posted by giantsfrey on January 13, 2010 at 11:20 PM

awesome haha. obvious chara win. the huge reach helps

Posted by J.M. on July 07, 2012 at 07:03 PM

Koci forgets to take his brain medicine before the game and proceeds to get his nose re-arranged by Chara. That punch was so powerful Z actually fell down while delivering it (Koci's counter punch actually missed as per the off-angle replay). Wow. Note to Koci; when your nose gets broken two games before, it may be wise to not throw down with the only man in the league bigger than you are.

Posted by slysi on August 02, 2016 at 06:26 PM

ONE GOOD EARLY PUNCH FINISHED KOCI

Posted by Chewy1963 on March 29, 2014 at 05:30 PM

Gigantic swings perfect shot to the nose by Chara. Think he knew Koci had recently broken his nose? hahaha

Posted by mike evans on October 26, 2007 at 10:01 AM

somebody better teach koci how to fight at the nhl level before a true heavyweight does far more serious damage to him. can't question koci's toughness, but he is going to get smoked if he continues at his current pace. the hawks had better start looking for another enforcer because koci will get dropped should he choose to dance again. the ahl is a safer league for this guy anyway.

Posted by Riomouse911 on October 26, 2007 at 12:50 AM

That was almost a simultaneous KO, Koci took one right on the busted beak, and Chara was staggered. WOW!

Posted by mattie on October 26, 2007 at 12:03 AM

Obvious winner, gotta respect Koci though, didn't even go down when he got cut open. Win Chara.

Posted by foiledup on October 26, 2007 at 08:03 AM

way to step in there with chara even tho chara sucks at fighting....only reason he bled that much was because he had broken it prior to the fight

Posted by Rafaels19 on October 26, 2007 at 12:21 AM

Good fight!Chara was impressive and I hope that Koci all will be fine with nose!Chara win that's for sure!

Posted by adam-069 on October 26, 2007 at 01:06 AM

Damn! Koci got fucked up

Posted by Loïk on October 26, 2007 at 10:23 AM

Koci had a river of blood on his face. Zdeno owned him

Posted by werewolf on October 26, 2007 at 12:06 AM

I didn't see any punches landing on the forehead maybe the helmet cut Koci on the brow from the severe impact of Zdeno's punches.

Posted by Jellyczar on April 04, 2008 at 08:39 PM

Wow...bloodiest beating of the year...need to see Chara vs, Boogaard

Posted by jnacci on November 01, 2007 at 02:30 AM

*Animal-kingdom kumatai ... above-average sized human versus a full-grown semi-domesticated Chara.* Foolish human. Back home when he was a teenager, Chara used to show off by hammer-throwing 100 lb hay bails a 100 yards through the air. He once wrestled to death a Bengal tiger and ate it's liver. He can crush a 2x4 with in his hands. He can also bite through it and then digest the wood. Chara is so big and scary strong, Koci might as well have been fighting against a different species of simian. Did you see just before the fight started Chara asked Koci if he wanted to proceed? Koci nodded "yes" and the frightening beating began. Even more so than Boogaard, whenever Chara fights I worry someone is going to die.

Posted by Bonecrusher1976 on October 26, 2007 at 03:17 AM

Great fisticuffs, fight of the year. Finally Z's back !! You gotta give respect to Koci for fighting Chara with a broken nose !

Posted by BruinsFan8 on October 26, 2007 at 01:06 PM

if you take the time to go on youtubeand view the fight there, it shows a reverse camera angle of the fight when koci threw his "stunner punch". unfortunatly this video doesnt show that view and u dont see that koci hit nothing but air. big z dominated koci and pummeled him throughout the entire fight. props to koci for not backing down. ask hal gill what it feels like to be bludgened by BIG Z! koci is just another victim

Posted by ilwugoalie on October 27, 2007 at 09:00 PM

Total domination, having you nose blow up and only grazing on the punches you throw.... not much went Koci's way

Posted by charaschick33 on June 25, 2008 at 10:08 PM

Z is the man..granted Koci's nose had been broken a game or two beforehand, he's still stupid for trying to think he could go any length of time with Chara

Posted by rwargo24 on November 22, 2007 at 12:54 PM

Koci's too damn tough. Man can take a beating and not even care. Chara gets the decision, but Koci's the tougher man.

Posted by Hutch on October 25, 2007 at 11:48 PM

Chara absolutely pumbled Koci. Koci didn't land one shot. The only punch Koci threw that at first glance appeared to land and stun Chara actually missed and at the same time Chara countered with a big straight right that bloodied Koci badly. Chara went to the knee after throwing that punch so everyone thought Koci rattled Chara with that punch. Just an absolute punishment handed out by Big Z. Give credit to Koci for hanging in there despite not being able to see from the amount of blood pouring from his face.

Posted by Bruins29 on October 26, 2007 at 09:56 AM

Big Z turns Koci into a tomato can! Enough said.

Posted by hockeythug8 on November 27, 2007 at 06:47 PM

what group of jackasses made up the 6.3% that said koci won

Posted by wallysy1 on October 26, 2007 at 06:26 PM

Another baffling vote. I dont care if its 1 punch or 15 punches...it is impossible to vote Koci the winner which some people did. Why vote? Just say "I am a moron and have no ability to judge" Chara did get rocked by a punch--but he landed several--and after Koci gets hurt--he checks his face and sees blood on his hand--Chara gets another one before realizing the guy is bloodied. Koci is a good fighter. But Chara was the better tonight-and it didnt look lucky to me.

Posted by RichardLance on October 28, 2007 at 07:53 PM

Koci was beaten to a pulp!

Posted by Cid on October 26, 2007 at 12:14 AM

Um, don't know what you guys were watching... but Koci didn't land a single blow. I watched the game live. Trust me. Chara lost his balance after he connected square on with Koci's already busted (from belak) nose. Koci's shot never landed and hit Chara in the upper chest. The camera angle is very misleading though but Chara was not buckled from any hit. This scrap was pure domination by Chara. But I give Koci respect for not backing down!

Posted by giefs on October 28, 2007 at 03:53 PM

Wow....too bad Koci had his nose broken a few days ago. He should stop fighting for a while. Way to go Chara!

Posted by hammer27mba on October 26, 2007 at 12:32 AM

this fight isnt as bad as it looks,koci had a previous cut on his nose from belak, do you see chara land a bomb that could do that much damage? i dont either...its very clear to me all the blood is from the helmet rubbing against his past cut...koci landed the huge bomb early & chara never really makes any solid contact

Posted by DARCY T on November 14, 2007 at 07:14 AM

no huge win for chara.he only broke koci´s broken nose.both guys had 1 good punch(chara maybe 2).

Posted by loose cannon on October 26, 2007 at 11:17 AM

I would like to see a rematch when Koci has no cuts on his face from previous fights. Koci would be all over him.

Posted by shock on October 26, 2007 at 03:57 PM

Wow, these are two big boys going at it. I don't see how anyone could give Chara the win in this one. If anything, it's a draw...heck even an edge to Koci in this one. That one right almost put Chara out. He went down to a knee but you could tell that it really caught him pretty good. Liked seeing Chara at the end of the fight getting between the refs to see if Koci was okay. Good sport.

Posted by buddha on October 26, 2007 at 05:48 AM

That's a draw. Very good fight with both skaters throwing bombs. Chara landed more shot, but Koci nearly knocked him out.

Posted by lejtkin on October 26, 2007 at 03:27 AM

Great fight, Koci is brave, nobody else figths with broken nose! Win Chara, but only close.

Posted by hockeyrules76 on October 28, 2007 at 02:27 PM

If Belak hadn't broken and cut Koci's nose earlier, this fight wouldn't even be remembered. Chara wins and Koci has heart.

Posted by Downey44 on January 15, 2008 at 04:03 PM

I bleed Black and Gold but Chara picks his first fight as a Bruins with a guy who had his nose broken the night before, no way Koci showed alot of heart going with Chara. Not alot of repect for Chara here

Posted by drewslootdc on October 26, 2007 at 05:18 PM

How anyone could vote for Koci is beyond me. ARE YOU BLIND? He got absolutely DESTROYED!!

Posted by Adambruinsfan on October 28, 2007 at 04:21 PM

who are the stupid blackhawk fans that picked Koci as the winner? stupid...

Posted by steveh on October 26, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Koci never landed a "bomb", watch the slow motion towards the end, he is 2 feet away from hitting Chara when Z loses his balance. Respect to Koci for fighting but he lost big time in this one.

Posted by Nordberg on October 26, 2007 at 11:16 AM

TKO win for Chara--he wins on cuts. Fighting with a busted beak requires that precise combination of balls and stupidity.

Posted by breeza24 on October 27, 2007 at 08:43 PM

OUCH

Posted by jbzig on December 14, 2008 at 12:48 AM

Wow

Posted by Krahn on October 25, 2007 at 10:24 PM

thats what Chara needs to be doin more often, its bout time he starts throwin them ape-arms.

Posted by Wolf_eyes on October 27, 2007 at 03:09 AM

Right on the bridge of the nose- that hurts. Chara ftw- not close.

Posted by hncreature on October 26, 2007 at 11:48 PM

This was closer than it looked! Chara took a shot that buckled him and he popped Koci in an already broken beak...though it was a good one - This is the most blood I've seen on the ice from a fight ever...even the refs jersey was splattered

Posted by black and gold on October 26, 2007 at 04:37 PM

A bloody fight for the ages.

Posted by ItalianHunk21 on October 26, 2007 at 09:39 PM

OMG!! Chara is clearly the winner here!

Posted by eedmonds on October 27, 2007 at 02:33 AM

Wow! Koci does a great job of catching Chara fists with his face.

Posted by Guro on October 26, 2007 at 09:15 AM

Chara is Chara

Posted by Basil5555 on October 27, 2007 at 02:50 AM

Koci is fearless and has alot of guts to take on Chara after just having his nose busted up by Belak the previous game. Chara landed that one huge bomb that really hurt Koci, but he stayed in there and kept swinging. Great fight for both these guys, and damn that was alot of blood, a bit of a throwback to the old days when youd have at least one or two of these a game.

Posted by LUMPDIZZEL on November 10, 2007 at 07:50 AM

Wow Chara nice right hand! Koci must not of see what Chara did to McCabe two years ago lol

Posted by Tyson-On-Ice on October 26, 2007 at 09:42 AM

/Chara just mutilated Koci's face to the point that the refs had step in and prevent Zdeno from performing further reconstuctive surgery on ice, in one word, the fight was..... "UGLY".

Posted by oj finnegan on October 28, 2007 at 11:10 AM

kocis punch hit chara in the chest.domination by chara.

Posted by Fire44 on October 28, 2007 at 03:02 PM

Chara won this one hands down.

Posted by cabsf15e on October 27, 2007 at 12:24 AM

Hey chelios247, you obviously were not at this game, and despite your clear dislike of Chara, your assessment of this fight is as far off as the full moon!! I like this Koci kid, and he shows a lot of courage, but he got tagged with the fourth right that Charra threw, and it had nothing to do with a previously broken nose. Chara landed a vicious right, square on Koci's forehead, just above the bridge of the nose which cut him badly and stunned him, and any other guy in the league probably would have been done...Chara's right hand took some damage from that shot too. I can't believe that Koci was able to get his wits back and stand in there toe to toe, and keep throwing. However, Koci never landed anything...the so-called shot that you refer to never touched Chara, and it didn't buckle his knees. Chara had momentarily lost his balance and was going down to a knee as Koci threw that bomb that hit nothing but the Garden air. Bottomline, Koci got TKO'd and he was hurt, and Chara was unscathed, like it or not. I can't say that Koci is the best fighter at this time in the NHL, but he has got to be the toughest...anyone else would have been down on the ice, KO'd!! By the way, Chara showed some real class at the end of the fight by asking Koci if he was alright...this was the best fight thus far in the NHL 07-08 season!!

Posted by mikebflorida on October 26, 2007 at 09:11 AM

Great fight. Nuff said.

Posted by TBLightningGuru on October 27, 2007 at 07:43 PM

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!! BLOOD NASTY SICK NASTY BIG FISTED CHARA ATTA BOY NICE win!!!! However.. Koci extremely ballsy to not quit even though getting nailed

Posted by thescotsman1 on November 04, 2007 at 12:38 PM

This was a beautiful one...motivated me to beat up a few of my friends that night. Looked like Koci had just gotten done brushing his teeth with a chain saw after that one.

Posted by ShawnThornton45 on October 26, 2007 at 02:52 PM

Some of you guys need to watch the fight again. Koci landed nothing the entire fight and totally whiffed on the "big one". Check out the "reverse angle" at about 1 minute 47 seconds it and you'll see that Koci completely missed on the one that "knocked Chara down". Chara just lost balance from connecting a huge one right on Koci's beak. This fight was a massacre.

Posted by Narshk on October 26, 2007 at 08:09 AM

OK, props to Koci for having the guts to go toe to toe with that goon Chara (I mean ok he's 6'9 and could easily be the toughest guy to fight in the league because of his size). But Chara instigated the fight by pushing Koci repeatedly and he insisted on fighting him even after the scramble against the boards. Chara is a douche, he's like the playground bully who's not very good at fighting but because of his size advantage looks like a good fighter. Screw that freak.

Posted by pikguard on October 26, 2007 at 07:15 PM

some serious claret spilled in this round of fisticuffs

Posted by billiam71 on October 27, 2007 at 07:48 AM

Coochie, coochie, coochie I didnt know Charo could whoop some ass!

Posted by miketyson on October 26, 2007 at 08:48 AM

Koci landed a good punch but Chara won this all the way! Thats coming from a Blackhawks fan

Posted by paavuk on November 04, 2007 at 02:52 AM

Chára bol jednoducho vynikajúci a poslal vyrývaca Kocího tam kam patrí, do šatne. Ked si niekto predstavuje, že hokej je bitka, nech potom place v šatni so zlomeným nosom. Takúto nakladacku prajem každému špinicovi hokeja.

Posted by Tie Domi´s fan on November 10, 2007 at 08:49 AM

wow!

Posted by dandyrubich on November 13, 2007 at 09:21 PM

dont see Chara fight much but he definately OWNED Kochi

Posted by will benning on November 16, 2007 at 10:28 AM

O My god Chara Kicked David Koci's ASS!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by mohykan13 on November 18, 2007 at 05:06 AM

Načo sa hrabal do Zdena. Chára is the best defender on the world. Slovenskoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted by gongerhockey5 on February 09, 2008 at 03:13 PM

Chara is fuckin insane, im suprised they let Koci get destroyed after his nose got shattered on the third or fourth punch

Posted by elephantbreath on January 04, 2009 at 09:45 AM

Chara is a BEAST!!!

Posted by athlete9393 on October 02, 2009 at 11:38 PM

CHARA CHARA CHARA. HE killed.

Posted by boston4thewin on April 03, 2010 at 05:21 PM

that is how fights should be and chara just mauled koci, well done boston

Posted by ZiggyStardust on March 25, 2011 at 01:11 AM

Chara is fuckin boss

Posted by 11enforcer11 on October 26, 2007 at 12:35 PM

Chara is an idiot. Any decent player would have quit when they saw the blood running down Koci's face. Chara's nothing but a bully..... Remember his fight with Lecavalier??

Posted by Jakub_J on October 25, 2007 at 11:13 PM

great fight, anybody who's fighting with broken nose is awesome. Chara was first on the knee.

Posted by oldtichasprague on October 26, 2007 at 07:06 AM

Koci's bloody nose was the big hindrance in struggle. Next time it will be better...

Posted by DeboDaddy on October 28, 2007 at 02:06 PM

Good fight, That one bomb Koci got in seemed to be the best of the fight, and took Chara to his knees. Kudos to both for a good fight.

Posted by krazy_skater on October 31, 2007 at 10:06 PM

that was a good fight koci broke his nose

Posted by majkl on October 27, 2007 at 12:56 AM

Je to jedno jetli Chára vyhrál, ale Kočí se nebál.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Not a fan of Chara especially in his fighting abilities, but I have to give this one to him and it was actually a good fight.

Posted by Dijo on October 26, 2007 at 12:18 PM

KOCI has a lot of guts. CHARA should do much more of this.

Posted by muskokadangler on January 21, 2010 at 02:14 AM

Nice fight!!! I really hate this over under announcer!!!! Chara didn't stumble he got hit and came back and kicked ass!!!!! Why can't people say that????? Moonie....That's a big IF................If humans didn't need food ......There would be no hunger problem!!!!!!!!! If ..this ....IF ...that.....Is Ridiculous!!!!

Posted by Eric Godard vs. on October 25, 2007 at 10:41 PM

chara is crazy i dont know if iv ever seen him lose !!he is too big to be playing hockey!!! two of the best euro fighters in the game

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on October 26, 2007 at 07:17 PM

Holy crap! Koci got owned by Chara! Personally this is the best fight of the year so far! I wanna see more of this!!!

Posted by Godly_goon on October 27, 2007 at 09:22 PM

fight of the year!

Posted by chelios247 on October 26, 2007 at 01:32 AM

Koci is hard! had it not been for his broken nose, which could have given way because of a sneeze, koci wins the fight. everyone loves tomato soup. I credit Belak for this one. I give this one to koci despite the blood. he landed a harder punch than Chara.

Posted by Mouseman on October 26, 2007 at 02:54 AM

Probably the best fight so far this season!

Posted by reddo on October 26, 2007 at 09:48 AM

Message for alesek- something, or something like that. I just can´ t get the way you said it was a lucky win for Chara. I´ve got an answer for your silly question did the helmet cut koci´s stupid head? the answer is, no mate, the Big Z´s fist cut Koci´s stupid head, or maybe your mother, but I haven´t noticed that happened. A lucky fight? Mate tell you something, in this kind of a fight, there´s no luck involved, but skills and toughness. IKoci will never kick Big Z´s ass mate, never, maybe in your dreams, where you having a wank staring at Koci´s pictures.

Posted by Sox on October 26, 2007 at 07:20 AM

OMFG, Owned. At first glance i thought it was a Koci punch that ropped chara to a knee. BUt it was merely the force of his punch that took him down. Awesome showing from Chara. Sox

Posted by Angel of Sin on October 26, 2007 at 12:04 AM

Massive double shots at 21 seconds. Impressive for Koci do put the massive Chara down to a knee but Chara did get the decisive win.

Posted by Mike Kole on October 26, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Great fight. They tagged each other at the same time- Chara is staggered, but Koci with the already broken nose now gushing has to turn away and wait for the linesmen to intervene. Many props for not turtling. Koci's courage/stupidity reminds me of Kypreos going against Cummins after breaking the beak. Admirable as all get-out, but not so smart. Win Chara (how could anyone call it win Koci?), possible TKO if the definition is that a guy can't go on. Clearly, Koci couldn't go on in any manner but to hang on with no intention of fighting any longer.