Ference hits Crosby into the side boards while Crosby tries to play the puck around the boards. Ference shoves Crosby and they exchange a few gloved punches before dropping the gloves. They grab ahold of each other. Crosby gets Ference bent over and tries to pull his jersey over his head. Ference throws an overhand right and Crosby responds with two quick rights. Ference fires back with a right of his own and then throws another to the back of Crosby's helmet just before they fall to the ice. The linesmen jump on top of them and break things up. Ference skates to the penalty box with a cut on the top of his head. Other Penalties: Ference received a roughing.
Funny seeing the linesmen break a speed record getting to the corner when they realized who was fighting and then they saw that he was doing OK and backed off.
man crosby actually beat some in a fight,and andrew ference is no chump he does this on more than occasion,but his head was bloodied up and they both wear wisors but crosby was smart and knocked off his helmet and landed about six good rights on ference and ference on landed 2 but i think they hit sid's helmet or visor anyways,but ference did get the takedown but the win goes to crosby
Oh man. Crosby in a fight? I think this is what the game needs. Anyone in the league should be willing to go. I mean the game has been reduced to coaches gameplanning fights. For example , Boogaard is only dressed in minnesota when he has a fight lined up. We need less of that $hit and more old-time hockey! Great to see Crosby hold his own.
a nice fight om the corner. Ference landed maybe the best punch of the fight, but got bloodied. A draw, not much control by Crosby and he landed one nice one.
Glad to see someone take a run at crosby!
Crosby didn't look like he was strong enough for this fight but he was able to cut up Ference int he fight.
Sidney Crosby in not the best player in the NHL. My vote goes to Alexander Ovechkin. I would rather have 5 Ovechkins on the ice than 5 Crosbys. Sidney Crosby is an embarrasment to the NHL with his whiney attitude. He's a little p*ssy bitch that needs to get knocked the f*ck out. Now that I got that off my chest. It's nice to see him take off his skirt and finally fight - even though the fight sucked. The Penguins suck and it makes me warm and fuzzy inside when the Rangers sh*t on them!! Peace suckas...lol.....(I laugh out loud at some of the things I write).
Crosby is still a pu**y. i mean come on, he fought Ference, who has just as many fights as Crosby does. Crosby should fight someone that has fought alot, then i wouldnt consider him a bitch. Draw.
crosby cut him while he was throwing punches with his gloves on, this didnt prove hes a fighter, marty biron called him out when they played philly after he tooks his legs out and he skated away, if he wants to prove he can fight then next time hes flapping his gums at mike richards and richie wants to go he should drop the gloves, it was a draw, no clean punches were landed
Nice to see Sid standing up for himself but I'm not really seeing 73% of people call that a win for him. It was kind of a mediocre draw in my eyes.
ok....well fight sucked. I'm glad to see crosby not be a pussy for once. But I don't think he won. Also....all those pens fans that were giving shit to Hartnell for fighting with a visor what do you say to about crosby right now? he had his on too..
Reminds me of Gretzy and Broten. Lame!
Well now I have seen everything, Sid the Kid in a fight? Unfortunately he should stick to passing and shooting, though I give him props for not being pushed around!
Looks like Sid the kid is for real. Give him a draw in this one. Would like to see him ditch the shield though.
Can you say HELMET RAKE?
no way did i see the day he did this!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 holy shit what a surpize he finally had it. good fight too! and I though he was a pussy. holy shit. i was proven wrong
Crosby definitely won the bout by punching Ferrence's stomach, probably knocked the air out of him and why he did a takedown.
Surprised. Crosby is usually a whining v****a.
Crosby and Ference both wear visors... Crosby got Ference's bucket off, Ference didn't get Crosby's off. Crosby shouldn't be penalized for getting Ference's bucket off and not allowing Ference to get his. It was a pure fight, none of that scripted shit. Crosby controlled the fight and won in my opinion.
This is great! Maybe Scary Gary inspired Sid to drop the gloves from time to time.
Crosby with the win, this guys the man. scorin and whoopin ass
Way better punches thrown by Crosby. He drops the gloves, get off the helmet and throws like 4 or 5 rights. The blood is a clear win for Crosby, but Ference redeems himself with a good take down.
Wow Ference should never drop the gloves again.He got BEAT by Sid the Kid.Hey sledneck this other guys post just proves how stupid some people are.If I am Crosby's coach I sit him down and tell him never to do that again.As for the idiots that think he should do it more.Go watch WWE.
Good first fight for Sid, looks like the best player in the league can fight. Win Crosby.
Crosby actually got some good shots off!
gotta love sid the kid! way to go! he is a phenom!!
I think Ference was taken by surprise that Crosby actually went.
Good to see Crosby finally fight. Good matchup as well, even size for the most part. Very happy with the outcome. :)
If it was anyone but crosby everyone would be calling it a draw but everyone gets so excited they dont actually care what happens in the fight. I call it a draw maybe a small small edge to crosby and i am impressed he stood in there with ference who is by no means a push over. But i have seen much more one sided fights called draws on this site.
until i saw this i thought crosby destroyed ferrence from the way pens fans were talkin...crosby did a good job but the cut came from his helmet and the rest of the fight was a draw maybe even a win for ferrence
Crosby wins????? Where did you see it? Clear draw.
draw, thumbs up for Crosby but i still don't and never will like him
crosby was landing some good ones ference at the end beat him down draw
Crosby won the punching war, but Ference was able to drop him to the ice. DRAW.
pretty good fight over all, i was suprised that Sid the kid can fight
That was a pretty good bout for Crosby's first time.
I'm surprised this type of fight doesn't break out more often when one player checks another. Crosby got body slammed but also messed up Ference's face. Draw.
So Crosby doies have a pair? who knew? I wouldn't go sayign "the kid can fight" It was Andrew Ference, Crosby is still a baby & hope to see him fight a real fighter.
"ooooh his first fight", "he won the fight" BULLCRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you cant win a fight when your still wearing your friggin visor. It shouldnt even be called a fight if you keep your helmet and visor on.
Crosby's a fag
According to opinions on this site, Crosby MUST be a crap player if he fought with his visor on. anyways, good on him, visor on not. He more than held his own in a brief yawn of a fight.
Crosby is an ice princess. Both got in some decent punches. Upper hand Ferrence for the takedown. The blood is drawn from Crosby's shield not from punches.
Crosby only fought Ferrence because he is the one guy on the ice thats smaller than him. Also, he leaves his glove on so he can get Ferrence's helmet off. You also need to notice that Crosby has his helmet buttoned with a mask. How is someone fighting him even suppose to hit him? The only reason Ferrence was cut is because Crosby's mask goes into his head. Crosby is a vag so i don't see why everyone thinks he won. It was a draw at best.
do the people who vote on these fights actually watch them or just vote for a guy because he has a name they know or are just homers. Crosby was out punched and got his ass kicked. Ference fell and hit his head on the ice causing a cut. Crosby had nothing to do with that. Crosby fights like a Vancouver Canuck.
im sorry people but Crosby didnt even come close to winninh this fight I give him all the credit in the wotld for fighting (like he had a choice) but be realistic he never landed a bare punch that i saw and his visor saved his face............
Two good punches landed by Ference to one for Crosby. Ference with the takedown and the win.
Ference for the takedown
To vote for Crosby is a Joke.
Ference with the edge
Slight edge to Ference for the takedown at the end.
NICE TO SEE THE KID STAND UP FOR HIMSELF.
Punches landed goes to Crosby, takedown to Ference. The real key was how Ference got busted up in a few hits. Great aim from Sid.
"And Crosbys in a fight!?!?!" good stuff holy crap, Sidney Crosby got a convincing win over a more experienced, legitimate opponent in Ference. So the cry baby can fight, who would of thought.
First fight for Crosby could be forgettable as he wins on punches but gets wrestled down. He does manage to cut Ference with a right and manages the Gordie hat trick so give him the spoils on this one. He certainly dropped the gloves when he needed to.
I don't see crosby trying that crap with anyone who will bring the fight back to him. I believe his reaction was just that, a reaction to being pushed into the boards. The only reason crosby won is he threw more punches that conected. Crosby is a great player but anyone comparing him to the great Gordie Howe and his style is crazy. Maybe a little piece of trivia for the future but not the start of Crosby learning to fight. Besides Crosby is too valuable to let him fight anyway. sorry fans of Sidney and others hoping to see the kid get his true welcome to hockey fights.com.
hahahahahaha. getting your ass kicked by the Kid. Nice win Sid... and brawler03, I think you're about 4 years behind. It hasn't gotten to that, its gone away from that. It's now about the agitator who doesn't answer to anyone because the hide behind a visor and the instigator. Cooke, Tucker, Ruutu, Greene, Rivet, Avery, etc. And your example of Boogaard is off. The reason he's out is his back. The primary function is not fighting. Its throwing his massive body around and hitting people; knocking them off the puck and making them tentative going into the boards. Its the same with any other "goon". That style just leads to scraps because, believe it or not, getting checked hard pisses people off.
Crosby just showed he can fight. I don't think Pitt will get rid of GL right away though. Maybe Syd got a few lessons from Goerges.
some nice rights by the kid, Ference has blood, win Crosby!! look out BGL
Way to go, Sidney. Visor v visor, and he came out on top. Way more respect for the guy now.
Give Sid a win on his first NHL bout, at least you can now say that he will indeed stand up for himself when necessary. Now if he could just stop whining .Ference must be washed up, I thought he was tougher than that. How embarrasing must that be for Ference losing to Crosby.
not bad for his first scrap........crosby takes it .......
Clear win to Crosby, good to see him back up with play making skills with his fists as well.
Even though it wasnt a great fight, it wasnt a close fight either. Crosby threw more, and he landed more.
from: rootbeer22 "Crosby is still a pu**y. i mean come on, he fought Ference, who has just as many fights as Crosby does. Crosby should fight someone that has fought alot, then i wouldnt consider him a bitch. Draw." don't usually take a run at other people who post on these things but come on man, think of what you say. Crosby isn't paid to fight, he's payed to score, and make plays. He does that night in and night out, how valuable would it be if he fought every night? Missing 5 minutes of ice would be detrimental to the performance of his team, but, on the other side of the coin, he could have easily backed down and let someone else take care of his dirty laundry. He didn't and he should get more respect for dropping the gloves one time. And honestly, how much sense would it make for any light/middleweight player who job is to put points on the board and put the opposing defense back on their heels to drop the mitts with someone who does fight regularly? None. I didn't see the fight yet (youtube blocked here at work B/S), which I haven't scored yet, but I'm only drawing the conclusions on what YOU had said. Why don't you stick to watching the LNAH or something. SledneckAK p.s. I was always taught from midgets if you were to fight, you at least undo your chinstrap, if not take the lid off and your elbow pads if you were to square up.
Crosby gets the win for drawing blood and landing the better shots. Also, it was visor vs visor, so don't give the excuse that Crosby won this fight because Ference wasn't wearing a visor.
That first punch by Crosby was the winner, I thought Ference was going down a nap.
Sid did very well. Smart to do the throwing early and be done with it. If I had his hands, I wouldn't want to bust them up on some guys face. Got no allegiances either way, but a win for Crosby.
Give him the instigator!!! lol
Crosby showed a lot of toughness that we haven't seen too much in his short career. I thought he threw some good shots and the cuts & blood on Ference was proof enough for me. Bravo Kid!
Well, I think Sid at least did a little to prove one more aspect of his game, if we had questioned his toughness. And for people cutting Crosby down for wearing a visor have obviously overlooked Ference's visor...?
Excellent post DANL66, I agree 100%
WOW.... Crosby's first fight. Who cares... He Picked a pretty nasty customer to exchange christmas greetings with too in Andrew Ference. I will give Crosby the "W" Damn.... they are gonna replay this on the sports updates for a week. LOL.
Not too bad for his first NHL fight. Sid is an emotional player and puts up with a lot of sh*t, he finally fired back.
I'm embarassed for Ference.
How are people pretending to not notice that Ference started off wearing a helmet with a visor and the fight started so quickly that neither of them could take off gloves or buckets? The same people that criticize Laraque for always ending with the take down are saying that Ference won with it. Crosby threw/landed more punches and bloodied up an opponent of equal size and they both started with helmets AND visors.
Nice to see Crosby willing to drop the mitts against a legitimate gamer in Ference. They both had visors on, so at least it was a fair fight. I don't understand the whining from some posters on here. Not every player is a heavyweight. The guys were evenly matched and Crosby came out with a victory.
id give the win to crosby but only for the cut on ference's head
For his first fight. WOW.
You dumb pieces of crap (billyjack). Ference has a visor on too. You'd all love to have Sid on your team, and you'll never convince me otherwise. Edge Sid.
Holy shit!! Crosby bloodied Ference. Maybe he should fight more often.
How could anybody call that a draw? Ference threw a glove-on jab and then got beat up for it!
Nice fight for Sid.
Win Crosby, a good fight by the kid!!!! Congratulation!
Good Job by Crosby. Iginla wears a visor. For the amount of times Iginla fights he shouldn't wear a visor, Crosby should.
some people are so ignorant to the visor rule. yeah crosby fought with a visor, but he wears won because he doesn't expect to fight - he's not supposed to fight. iginla gets flamed (no pun intended) because he does get physical on a somewhat regular basis. i'm not tryin to kiss crosby's ass here, but it's not just crosby who people complain about. wearing a visor while INSTIGATING is the misconduct - one cannot take off his helmet when he is getting gloved fists into it twice a second. oh yeah - and crosby gets the win here.
Stumpy, your a moron, Crosby kicked the living shite out of Ference. Although he did have a shield on, and that makes it kind of easy to win. Still props to Crosby.
Crosby wins...Cool guy and he prouves he had balls sometimes.
Good to see Crosby drop the gloves, and really good to see him WIN the scrap!
Nice first Fight Held His Own And Ference is bleeding from the head...Fight goes to sid the kid
Im impressed by the best player in the NHL because he had no problem dropping the gloves and winning the fight. I am personally a flames fan and am a little disappointed with Ference but Crosby surprised me. Well done sir, well done.
i dont understand all the sid's a pussy talk - sure he gets a little fresh with the stick, but mostly when pepole are taking liberties. Plus he's Forseberg strong on the puck...ference is no pushover, he can scrap and crosby handed him - suprising stuff. Exciting too frankly.
About time he dropped the gloves to make up for all his whining.
Decent scrap for Crosby, definitely landed more punches and was in control of Ference. Ference fired off a couple good ones, but it looks like only one connected.
Hey the kid can fight. Give him the win here, lands 2 good rights, and bloodies ference. Ference only lands one on the helmet.
crosby did land more punches but it hit the ice when ference started swinging.
Crosby is the easy winner.
Impressive from Crosby for his first attempt, just scoring the win in my book. Never really got going though.
Crosby is The Best player in Pens History. PERIOD!!!!
The Kid with the win!
The Kid gets the win
Edge to the Kid
Is that really sidney crosby? lol
Decent first fight for Crosby
avolante0371, are you blind, retarded, or an ovechkin fan? Sidney crosby got atleast 5 good rights in there. Plus, learn to spell. You look alot smarter that way.
Interesting - although Ference ultimately gets the TKO, Crosby held his own to a great extent, landing more solid punches and ultimately controlling the fight more than Ference. The reason Crosby ultimately fell down was probably has lack of experience and stamina in these and as such a player more accustomed to fighting ultimately took Crosby down in a fight even though he lost.
Cut Ference? Nice! Similar to what the Flamers did. Crosby for the win.
What the f*** Crosby in a fight?
I give this one to the Kid. Not only did he hold his own agianst a slightly more experienced Ference, but he landed a couple decent rights over the top, that left Brad with some streaks of blood on his head.
Crosby knocked Ference's helmet off and then bloodied him...I'd say that qualifies for the win.
snowboardingmatt, you have no reason to call him a pussy other then out of pure jealousy now. he can do everything...not claiming he is an amazing fighter, but he proved he can hold his own in a scrap, which is more then i ever expected out of him.
People that bitch about guys wearing visors in a fight are usually the weekend warrior types who populate the no-check beer leagues and never played an actual game in their lives. Seriously, I remember in juniors we couldn't take off the lids (unless you wanted a game ejection) so we would just leave them on with the visors and go at it. No harm ever done. In four years of Jr. A and Major Juniors I NEVER seen or heard of anyone hurting their hand on a visor. When you hit the halfy, visor, shield (whatever you want to call it) it simply knocks their helmet off. Trust me, you're so amped up with adrenaline that a visor is the last thing you're worrying about. But whatever.. Just continue to let these know-it-all internet trolls bash the guys wearing them in fights.
Everyone here bashing Crosby for wearing a Visor in a fight is clearly below the IQ mark of 50. Who instigated this fight? Andrew Ference. Does Andrew Ference wear a Visor? Why yes, yes he does! So fighting a person who instigated a fight with you, who also wears a visor makes you a panzy? You guys just hate without a just reasoning to do so. Crosby wears a Visor to stop any intentional high-sticks that come his way, which I can guarantee you there are plenty, not to shield himself from a fist during a fight. I would love to see any one of you ugly internet-heroes who have given Crosby crap and will continue to do so for no other reason than jealousy, go up against Sid the Kid on the ice and have him embarrass you, and if worst comes to worst, kick the shit out of you. You guys are pathetic. Quit hating on a 20 year old phenom. It's not his fault he's better than you, get over it.
That was niice. he was obviously pissed off. that he didnt score. crosby easy. blood says it all.
Surprising to see Crosby drop them. even more surprising to see him do alright. I guess I can't crack on Crosby for being an absolute poon anymore...
Sidney the Crusher Crosby with the win! haha he bloodied ex-Pen Ference. I was mad that they kept their visors on but since it was both of them then it was equal playing field.
The only reason I'm giving the slight edge to Crosby is the fact that he actually dropped his gloves and fought! He landed a few good ones too. One one guy was bloody after this fight and it wasn't Crosby! Good work Sid the Kid.
Sid the Kid wears the "C" with honor and continues to prove it. Ference looked pretty savage for being such a nice guy.
"and Crosbys in a fight???!!!" classic....give it to the kid. nice way to get the Gordie Howe hat trick.
Not a bad fight for his first fight. All you moron who are complaining about Crosby wearing a visor during the fight clearly didn't even watch the game. They were BOTH wear visors at the start of the fight. Ference lost his when Crosby locked up and took control of him. Don't believe me? Watch the replay of the fight in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY2lsKPo0B8 So stop bashing Crosby because your team can't contain him.
I almost fell off my chair at work when I saw Crosby had a fighting major while checking the box scores. A win for Crosby along with a Gordie Howe hattrick. I almost feel sorry for Ference, he's going to cop so much crap for losing to Crosby because so many people think that Crosby's just a soft skill player and forget how strong he is.
It's great to see the kid get into a scrap. Have to respect the Gordie Hat Trick.
sid may whine and fall, but i was so glad to see him finally drop the gloves and no one ran over to save him. good job against a pretty tough guy sid.
Killer first fight! Glad to see him FINALLY do it. Crosby gets so much lip from players and hockeys fans, its nice to see him drop the gloves.
I am a big Blue Jackets fan but I love watching Crosby play. He has taken enough crap from everybody in the NHL and I think he is sick of it.
Respect the Gordie Howe Hatrick.
Crosby proves to be the complete package!
This is how much of a retard I am. I was at the game, 9 rows away from the fight, taking a video on my phone and I got the fight on tape. And it was a perfect video and no one was in the way, but I pressed the wrong button when I went to save it, and I acidently erased it. I'm a total fuckhead.
Wow who would have thunk it!! Crosby can throw them thangs!!
hey stumpysnapshot ference got his face bloodied up corsby score, crosby fights, crosby wins and u are obviously a little fag nerd who sits on the computer all day...why else would u talk shit on the internet
Sid Finally Drops The gloves... its great to c your captian out there doin the dirtty work.. and he made him bleed my caps of to sid wish we can c more of that from him
i love it when crosby kicks ass
thats awsome to see sidney i love it pull the jersey over there head and smash him
What happened to all the dismay with visor fighting? Iginla has quite a few more points then Crosby but every time he fights he is considered a piece of shit for fighting with a visor...same here goes for Crosby?
The Wizard of Cros drops the gloves! Never saw that one coming. Close fight, but Sid landed a good body shot. Where as Ference didn't land a thing. He did get a mediocre takedown. But slight edge has to go to Sid the Kid. Love to see the passion!
Ference is really in a no win situation. If he lights Crosby up, he's fighting Laraque next. If Crosby holds his own, then Ference looks like the biggest wimp on the planet. Did someone really say that Ference is pretty tough?
Who the hell would say crosby won that!?!? It was a clear draw and u crosby fans are just kissin his ass. i do giv crosby credit for droppin the gloves but he didnt win. they both landed clean punches and ference got the takedown. draw.
Crosby came out better in the end, but Ference's cut is more from his helmet than anything... draw, with maybe a slight edge to Crosby...
Draw. Some nice punches from both guys, and Ference should be embarassed. I hope this shuts up every one out there who says Crosby is a bitch, because this proves that he's not scared.
Crosby has no class- what a chump fights with a visor on. He should wear a catchers mask next time...
for two visored players it did start spontaneously. good for sid, but take care of those hands and let malone, laraque and roberts chuck the knickles. i wonder if don cherry will mention crosby NOW.
sid the kid's first scrap!!! nothing special here but nice to see him stick up for himself and hold his own. didn't look too bad either.
Sid takes this one handily. Not saying Ference didn't land anything, but Sid had more hits and left the dude bleeding.
Howe Hatrick, and he wins the fight.. Crosby landed better shots.
All you tool bags that thought Crosby one better stop kissin his ass. He held his own, but it was defintely a draw.
You can't give Crosby the wuss the win in this fight. Ference was prolly more surprised than anyone that the wuss actually dropped the gloves. And if u watch the video he was throwing with his glove on at first. So he managed to get a couple of cheap shots in, big deal... Ference had to wait and make sure Crosby was willing or he would've been public enemy number 1 for hitting a girl.
Cairns, No reason? How about the well-known fact that he's a whiner and a flopper? Who outside of Pittsburgh is gonna disagree with that? And how can you say he proved he can hold his own? He has one fighting major, and that was it!! Besides, he got a head-start and just started flailing at first, put those two toe-to-toe and give Ference time to get his gloves off and you'll see Crosby get knocked the hell out and once he comes to, he'll whine and try to get an instigator penalty. One fight does not cancel out 193 games of whining
i cant give a win to any one fighting with a shield,against someone with no shield.that prooves nothing.
Sid won a close fight and should get a ton of credit for dropping the gloves.
Wtf? How can any one have Crosby as the winner? Well, I guess because he's Crosby. If that's how you win a fight, then I could go to the NHL and win a ton of fights. Too bad he didn't fight with someone who can fight though.
give it to sid nice first nhl fight
Draw. A nothing lightweight fight. Only memorable because it was Crosby's first in the NHL.
Wow guys. Kiss more Crosby ass please. Fighting with a visor...psh. Glad he dropped them tho. He is now a legit target. Maybe the refs will stop saving his ass and listening to his crying.
WOW!! A cat fight!! Crosby is a bitch and that is it!! I hope his hand is not broken so he can get his ass kicked again on 1/24/2008!!