December 20, 2007
2nd Period - 5:09
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Andrew Ference 13% (59 votes)
Sidney Crosby 68.7% (311 votes)
Draw 18.3% (83 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by craigcoxe on December 21, 2007 at 12:22 AM

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.

Posted by ufclover on December 22, 2007 at 11:33 AM

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

Posted by brawler03 on December 21, 2007 at 05:13 AM

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.

Posted by Juha82 on December 21, 2007 at 08:55 AM

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.

Posted by northofthenorth on June 30, 2022 at 07:44 PM

Crosby definitely won the bout by punching Ferrence's stomach, probably knocked the air out of him and why he did a takedown.

Posted by axamillion on December 27, 2007 at 04:29 PM

Surprised. Crosby is usually a whining v****a.

Posted by wayneface_killa on December 21, 2007 at 12:49 AM

Glad to see someone take a run at crosby!

Posted by NYR Fan on December 23, 2007 at 10:51 AM

Crosby didn't look like he was strong enough for this fight but he was able to cut up Ference int he fight.

Posted by mAnYsTyLeS on December 21, 2007 at 11:45 AM

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 laugh out loud at some of the things I write).

Posted by rootbeer22 on December 21, 2007 at 05:09 PM

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.

Posted by ajt86 on December 22, 2007 at 04:36 PM

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

Posted by Bleak5170 on December 21, 2007 at 09:04 AM

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.

Posted by The Ripper on December 22, 2007 at 10:42 AM

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..

Posted by mn icholes on December 22, 2007 at 02:50 AM

Reminds me of Gretzy and Broten. Lame!

Posted by jthesq on December 22, 2007 at 09:00 PM

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!

Posted by trpaulson on December 22, 2007 at 10:25 AM

Looks like Sid the kid is for real. Give him a draw in this one. Would like to see him ditch the shield though.

Posted by bruiser11 on January 23, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Can you say HELMET RAKE?

Posted by buchockey221 on December 21, 2007 at 04:12 PM

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

Posted by regulus on December 21, 2007 at 08:48 AM

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.

Posted by CocoQuaker7 on December 21, 2007 at 08:27 AM

This is great! Maybe Scary Gary inspired Sid to drop the gloves from time to time.

Posted by imissbarnaby36 on December 21, 2007 at 07:30 PM

Crosby with the win, this guys the man. scorin and whoopin ass

Posted by sourDEEZ on March 20, 2008 at 04:00 PM

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.

Posted by bobnknoxville on December 22, 2007 at 09:00 AM

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.

Posted by jmc136 on December 21, 2007 at 02:49 AM

Good first fight for Sid, looks like the best player in the league can fight. Win Crosby.

Posted by mcrall on December 24, 2009 at 01:54 PM

Crosby actually got some good shots off!

Posted by dogace on December 21, 2007 at 11:18 AM

gotta love sid the kid! way to go! he is a phenom!!

Posted by biglite351 on December 21, 2007 at 07:23 AM

I think Ference was taken by surprise that Crosby actually went.

Posted by DatsyukMalkin on December 21, 2007 at 12:20 AM

Good to see Crosby finally fight. Good matchup as well, even size for the most part. Very happy with the outcome. :)

Posted by riggs61a on December 21, 2007 at 11:25 PM

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.

Posted by Rebel Banker on December 22, 2007 at 09:26 AM

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

Posted by umaksgx on December 21, 2007 at 10:36 AM

Crosby wins????? Where did you see it? Clear draw.

Posted by jacobbealsabres on February 22, 2011 at 03:07 PM

draw, thumbs up for Crosby but i still don't and never will like him

Posted by BruinsAandR on January 21, 2018 at 06:02 PM

crosby was landing some good ones ference at the end beat him down draw

Posted by BryanM on January 19, 2009 at 12:51 AM

Crosby won the punching war, but Ference was able to drop him to the ice. DRAW.

Posted by Ducksfan14 on December 22, 2007 at 09:01 PM

pretty good fight over all, i was suprised that Sid the kid can fight

Posted by brianaltland on December 20, 2007 at 10:51 PM

That was a pretty good bout for Crosby's first time.

Posted by MaddieLynn on December 29, 2011 at 03:50 PM

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.

Posted by drob4481 on December 21, 2007 at 09:49 AM

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.

Posted by rjblair13 on December 23, 2007 at 09:42 PM

"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.

Posted by probie83 on December 22, 2007 at 07:04 PM

Crosby's a fag

Posted by red16 on December 21, 2007 at 03:58 AM

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.

Posted by beserker9 on February 13, 2008 at 03:37 PM

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.

Posted by sturngott on December 21, 2007 at 08:32 PM

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.

Posted by Destroyer on February 17, 2013 at 07:51 PM

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.

Posted by avolante0371 on December 21, 2007 at 08:43 AM

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............

Posted by Kenney21 on November 20, 2010 at 06:43 PM

Two good punches landed by Ference to one for Crosby. Ference with the takedown and the win.

Posted by Ecce72 on November 04, 2010 at 06:51 AM

Ference for the takedown

Posted by bammer24 on May 10, 2013 at 02:04 PM

To vote for Crosby is a Joke.

Posted by B-Bear on June 02, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Ference with the edge

Posted by grimlock9 on December 20, 2007 at 11:01 PM

Slight edge to Ference for the takedown at the end.

Posted by Enforcer4Life on August 14, 2017 at 07:20 PM

F**k Crosby

Posted by cage fighter on December 22, 2007 at 09:13 PM


Posted by Elliottism on March 03, 2008 at 08:11 AM

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.

Posted by forsberg21 on December 20, 2007 at 11:05 PM

"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.

Posted by BooSanta on January 04, 2009 at 09:58 PM

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.

Posted by michealfxx on December 21, 2007 at 03:37 PM

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

Posted by headcharge on December 21, 2007 at 10:45 AM

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.

Posted by aces50 on December 21, 2007 at 09:22 AM

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.

Posted by The DZA on December 20, 2007 at 10:38 PM

some nice rights by the kid, Ference has blood, win Crosby!! look out BGL

Posted by runeeres on December 21, 2007 at 02:35 AM

Way to go, Sidney. Visor v visor, and he came out on top. Way more respect for the guy now.

Posted by hockey doc on December 21, 2007 at 08:31 AM

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.

Posted by christopho on December 21, 2007 at 10:18 AM

not bad for his first scrap........crosby takes it .......

Posted by Chaotic8 on December 22, 2007 at 03:17 PM

Clear win to Crosby, good to see him back up with play making skills with his fists as well.

Posted by oneandonlycreg on December 21, 2007 at 10:35 AM


Posted by bryan2230 on December 21, 2007 at 04:36 AM

Even though it wasnt a great fight, it wasnt a close fight either. Crosby threw more, and he landed more.

Posted by SledneckAK on December 22, 2007 at 01:49 AM

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.

Posted by hulkster225 on December 21, 2007 at 01:45 AM

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.

Posted by Riomouse911 on December 20, 2007 at 10:55 PM

That first punch by Crosby was the winner, I thought Ference was going down a nap.

Posted by dansal55 on December 21, 2007 at 06:34 AM

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.

Posted by OriginalSix on December 28, 2007 at 04:49 PM

Give him the instigator!!! lol

Posted by theodrum on December 27, 2007 at 12:42 AM

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!

Posted by hockeyplayer168 on December 21, 2007 at 01:44 AM

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...?

Posted by laking11 on December 21, 2007 at 01:12 PM

Excellent post DANL66, I agree 100%

Posted by grimson on December 21, 2007 at 02:01 AM

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.

Posted by btiger91 on December 20, 2007 at 10:43 PM

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.

Posted by seacritt on December 21, 2007 at 10:10 AM

I'm embarassed for Ference.

Posted by Joe Mack on December 25, 2007 at 02:20 PM

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.

Posted by novisorsallowed on December 21, 2007 at 01:50 PM

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.

Posted by gilesy23 on December 23, 2007 at 09:09 AM

id give the win to crosby but only for the cut on ference's head

Posted by TabzMarie on February 19, 2008 at 08:28 PM

For his first fight. WOW.

Posted by jacketsfan11 on April 02, 2008 at 11:17 PM

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.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 09, 2013 at 02:09 PM

Holy shit!! Crosby bloodied Ference. Maybe he should fight more often.

Posted by jbenoit on December 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM

How could anybody call that a draw? Ference threw a glove-on jab and then got beat up for it!

Posted by Big_Goon on December 20, 2007 at 11:03 PM

Win Crosby.

Posted by Strife on December 20, 2007 at 11:04 PM

Nice fight for Sid.

Posted by Jointman on December 20, 2007 at 10:55 PM

Win Crosby, a good fight by the kid!!!! Congratulation!

Posted by nypd6476 on December 21, 2007 at 10:13 AM

Good Job by Crosby. Iginla wears a visor. For the amount of times Iginla fights he shouldn't wear a visor, Crosby should.

Posted by shane0mack on December 21, 2007 at 01:41 AM

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.

Posted by mbaumann on December 21, 2007 at 03:16 PM

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.

Posted by 3430 on December 21, 2007 at 04:45 AM

Crosby wins...Cool guy and he prouves he had balls sometimes.

Posted by steakbelly8000 on December 21, 2007 at 09:57 AM

Good to see Crosby drop the gloves, and really good to see him WIN the scrap!

Posted by alan28 on December 20, 2007 at 10:40 PM

Nice first Fight Held His Own And Ference is bleeding from the head...Fight goes to sid the kid

Posted by Zenith99 on December 21, 2007 at 04:53 AM

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.

Posted by BrickHithouseAB on December 22, 2007 at 03:19 PM

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.

Posted by BEUK23 on December 22, 2007 at 03:23 PM

About time he dropped the gloves to make up for all his whining.

Posted by MKWing26 on December 20, 2007 at 11:24 PM

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.

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on December 20, 2007 at 10:27 PM

Hey the kid can fight. Give him the win here, lands 2 good rights, and bloodies ference. Ference only lands one on the helmet.

Posted by purebloodalaska on December 23, 2007 at 04:51 AM

crosby did land more punches but it hit the ice when ference started swinging.

Posted by Slipshod on December 21, 2007 at 12:03 AM

Crosby is the easy winner.

Posted by EddieVile on January 07, 2008 at 01:24 PM

Impressive from Crosby for his first attempt, just scoring the win in my book. Never really got going though.

Posted by GLaraque27 on January 18, 2008 at 05:57 PM

Crosby is The Best player in Pens History. PERIOD!!!!

Posted by TheAsianator on November 25, 2008 at 10:39 PM

The Kid with the win!

Posted by Heavyweight2 on December 01, 2008 at 05:17 PM

The Kid gets the win

Posted by Wild24 on January 03, 2009 at 05:29 PM

Edge to the Kid

Posted by DaBomb1 on January 15, 2009 at 08:59 PM

Is that really sidney crosby? lol

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on November 11, 2010 at 05:37 PM


Posted by Fightsfan748 on December 10, 2008 at 06:36 PM

Win Crosby

Posted by Warcraft3 on December 10, 2008 at 10:18 PM

Edge Crosby

Posted by RMKB on January 03, 2009 at 05:42 PM

Decent first fight for Crosby

Posted by crapitals on November 06, 2009 at 09:32 PM

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.

Posted by Gillies>Schultz on May 08, 2017 at 04:15 PM

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.

Posted by Soosage on December 21, 2007 at 12:08 AM

Cut Ference? Nice! Similar to what the Flamers did. Crosby for the win.

Posted by Jake98 on December 21, 2007 at 02:04 AM

What the f*** Crosby in a fight?

Posted by Tilty McTangle on December 21, 2007 at 03:55 PM

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.

Posted by Coach Gipper on December 21, 2007 at 06:51 PM

Crosby knocked Ference's helmet off and then bloodied him...I'd say that qualifies for the win.

Posted by Cairns33 on December 20, 2007 at 11:07 PM

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.

Posted by zowert on December 21, 2007 at 08:02 AM

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.

Posted by DanL66 on December 21, 2007 at 04:41 AM

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.

Posted by WildFan31 on December 21, 2007 at 04:05 PM

That was niice. he was obviously pissed off. that he didnt score. crosby easy. blood says it all.

Posted by Spanky_Jazz on December 21, 2007 at 12:48 PM

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...

Posted by BattleAxe13 on December 22, 2007 at 10:42 AM

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.

Posted by westvanphantom on December 21, 2007 at 03:57 PM

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.

Posted by PPB22 on December 21, 2007 at 10:26 AM

Sid the Kid wears the "C" with honor and continues to prove it. Ference looked pretty savage for being such a nice guy.

Posted by plum29 on December 20, 2007 at 10:53 PM

"and Crosbys in a fight???!!!" classic....give it to the kid. nice way to get the Gordie Howe hat trick.

Posted by pistolgames on December 21, 2007 at 09:11 AM

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. So stop bashing Crosby because your team can't contain him.

Posted by Bagratid on December 20, 2007 at 11:49 PM

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.

Posted by sheesh on December 22, 2007 at 02:25 AM

It's great to see the kid get into a scrap. Have to respect the Gordie Hat Trick.

Posted by pimp66stang on December 20, 2007 at 11:03 PM

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.

Posted by PENS20FIGHTS on December 27, 2007 at 02:00 PM

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.

Posted by Dovermv on December 21, 2007 at 11:24 AM

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.

Posted by Darth Biobi on December 20, 2007 at 10:53 PM

Respect the Gordie Howe Hatrick.

Posted by donadu on December 23, 2007 at 12:06 AM

Crosby proves to be the complete package!

Posted by lionfaa on December 21, 2007 at 02:43 PM

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.

Posted by gershy101 on December 21, 2007 at 08:35 AM

Wow who would have thunk it!! Crosby can throw them thangs!!

Posted by pittsburgh412 on December 21, 2007 at 04:16 PM

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

Posted by BonviesBrawler on January 02, 2008 at 03:59 PM

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

Posted by pensfan666 on October 31, 2009 at 08:12 PM

i love it when crosby kicks ass

Posted by pgriech2001 on November 22, 2009 at 07:09 PM

thats awsome to see sidney i love it pull the jersey over there head and smash him

Posted by FlamesGonn on December 20, 2007 at 11:19 PM

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?

Posted by DetroitIan on December 21, 2007 at 03:14 AM

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!

Posted by Spaz on December 22, 2007 at 01:38 AM

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?

Posted by trueblue3044 on December 21, 2007 at 12:32 PM

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.

Posted by ebscer on December 24, 2007 at 12:52 PM

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...

Posted by PittPens1787 on May 17, 2008 at 11:04 PM

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.

Posted by perezj on December 21, 2007 at 08:11 AM

Crosby has no class- what a chump fights with a visor on. He should wear a catchers mask next time...

Posted by rudyk on December 21, 2007 at 02:18 PM

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.

Posted by dibari_22 on December 20, 2007 at 11:26 PM

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.

Posted by Nelstorm on November 09, 2010 at 06:29 PM

Sid takes this one handily. Not saying Ference didn't land anything, but Sid had more hits and left the dude bleeding.

Posted by crazybubs on December 20, 2007 at 11:08 PM

Howe Hatrick, and he wins the fight.. Crosby landed better shots.

Posted by stumpysnapshot on December 21, 2007 at 10:41 AM

All you tool bags that thought Crosby one better stop kissin his ass. He held his own, but it was defintely a draw.

Posted by SirYohans on December 20, 2007 at 11:29 PM

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.

Posted by snowboardinmatt on December 21, 2007 at 12:04 AM

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

Posted by billy jack on December 21, 2007 at 01:01 AM

i cant give a win to any one fighting with a shield,against someone with no shield.that prooves nothing.

Posted by bigpucks on December 21, 2007 at 02:15 PM

Sid won a close fight and should get a ton of credit for dropping the gloves.

Posted by KillerRoY on December 21, 2007 at 05:22 AM

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.

Posted by penguinsfan123 on December 20, 2007 at 10:41 PM

give it to sid nice first nhl fight

Posted by Bruins29 on December 21, 2007 at 01:45 AM

Draw. A nothing lightweight fight. Only memorable because it was Crosby's first in the NHL.

Posted by mrthemike on December 21, 2007 at 01:00 AM

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.

Posted by brennank on December 21, 2007 at 08:33 AM

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!!