January 23, 2008
VS
1st Period - 6:54
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Chris Pronger 50.9% (118 votes)
Danny Cleary 26.7% (62 votes)
Draw 22.4% (52 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by steakbelly8000 on January 24, 2008 at 09:41 AM

Cleary was clearly (no pun intended) stunned after the last shot by Pronger... Then he covered up, like a baby girl, so easy win awarded to Pronger...

Posted by patm09 on January 24, 2008 at 11:42 AM

All you BIG BIG BIG babies saying Pronger is a b***h make me laugh. You hate him until he plays for you team. He is considered one of the top 5 defensemen in the world. All your Dead Wings fans who live in california, shut up you fair weather fans, go back to motor city. Also, if there is any Kings fans complaining, just realize your time to ever do anything in the league was up the second you got rid of Gretzky. To those who bash Pronger.......Awwwww i hate him cuz he fought someone smaller awwwww. awwwwww I hate him cuz he hits people.Its not like he hasn't fought bigger guys. People still love Andrew Peters and he fought a Emery!! You could go on forever about how fighters go after people "out of their class". Point is, both players decided to drop their gloves, fighting isn't forced. So shut up and realize he probably cut Cleary with his Stanley Cup ring. hahahahahaha! In all seriousness though, props to Cleary for standing up to Prongs.

Posted by UnderdogDMG on January 24, 2008 at 09:35 PM

Giving up alot of size, Cleary answers the call. Prongers not really intimidating even though he's a big boy. Cleary is all heart and so are the Wing's Detroit knew they were in for a physical battle and the Irishmen answered the call all night. Go the D CLAN

Posted by Bigford83 on January 24, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Props to Cleary for going with the much bigger Prongs. I gotta call it a draw. Pronger, on size, should have maimed Cleary but no one got a clear advantage. Little known fact about Chris Pronger: He once killed a man with his slapshot. They were not in the same arena.

Posted by plabute on January 24, 2008 at 02:12 AM

Pronger has always been afraid to fight people his own size, it takes a real tough guy to fight someone like Cleary....Pronger's a punk

Posted by JABUSHFSU on January 24, 2008 at 02:31 PM

draw....pronger should have put a beaten on him.

Posted by smichaels10 on January 24, 2008 at 11:53 AM

I still don't know when Cleary got cut.

Posted by wallysy1 on January 24, 2008 at 08:32 PM

something happenned...maybe a poke in the eye--but it wasnt a punch that hurt cleary. and siryohans..no..these guys are not supposed to turn and walk away. but you cant also say that you gain a ton of respect after an overmatched fight. maybe if the New ENGLAND PATRIOTS play against your high school team and win...then you can say--big deal--they are supposed to win. but maybe you understand that you can really say "great job pats" after beating a clearly lesser opponent.

Posted by rpalmer120 on January 25, 2008 at 09:14 AM

Cleary held his own, but MAN am I just glad to see another redwing drop the gloves. It's about time they started getting a "little tougher"!!!

Posted by dfergin on January 24, 2008 at 01:54 PM

Chrissy Pronger is the biggest cheap shot artist, sissy-girl in the league. He wants to drop the gloves w/ Cleary after Pronger hits him high with his stick. I am all for hard checking hockey; keep the elbows / sticks down and mix it up. F&*% Pronger and the Ducks. Randy Carlyle and Brian Burke are also a couple of bareback cowboys. Props to Cleary for dropping the mits and hanging in there. I hope Detroit trades for a TRUE fighter, then we'll see if Christina Pronger and all the other goons want to take liberties with the BEST team in hockey. If they don't get a true enforcer, they will not make it to the Finals.

Posted by jzuidema on January 24, 2008 at 02:01 AM

Cleary held his own giving up almost a half foot on pronger. Cleary had nothing to lose on this one. Pronger should have won because of his size but failed to impress.

Posted by colyn on January 24, 2008 at 11:50 AM

the only guy pronger has ever fought over 6 feet was m.hadzus who does not fight, and was jumped by that dirty, no good , toilet seat pronger

Posted by mikebflorida on January 24, 2008 at 08:52 AM

Interesting fight. Cleary tags Pronger a couple of times and pronger nails Cleary a couple of times and both got taken down. DRAW Pronger throwing to the back of the head is unnecessary.

Posted by bluemang on January 24, 2008 at 03:34 PM

The reason cleary "turtled" at the end was that Pronger got him right on an already blackened eye. Thing swelled shut within minutes. I have no problem with him protecting his future. the guy is due a big raise at the end of the season...why risk it over a boob like pronger? why is it that big bad chris never fights anyone remotely close to his size? I give cleary props for having the courage to fight way out of his weight class. the guy has guts galore. Anyone here calling him a puss for covering up an injured eye has obviously never been in a real fight themselves. Pronger is a phag...period. Can't wait for someone to hand him his lunch....though i doubt it'll ever happen because he runs like a girl from anyone close to his size. Draw on cleary's guts alone...the guy is gonna score 40 goals ths year.

Posted by novisorsallowed on January 24, 2008 at 04:33 PM

Major Props to Cleary for dropping the mitts with a much larger dance partner.

Posted by mikeyfreake on January 24, 2008 at 02:51 PM

Wow, this makes me think that I can go with Pronger and get the better of him. How could Pronger not vaporize Cleary???? Is he that washed up? Had to give this one a draw.

Posted by rominator on January 24, 2008 at 01:54 AM

Kind of even until Pronger cuts him. I think the fight would've been better if Cleary hadn't gotten cut. Either way, it was a draw. More importantly, the Wings won the game.

Posted by bobpopa87 on January 24, 2008 at 08:48 PM

This actually was a very even fight and i'd say you can only call it a draw. If you count the punches landed (not simply thrown) they both landed 4 punches a piece, the fact that cleary was bleeding doesnt mean a whole lot, though he did miss the rest of the game, at least he had the balls to take on a guy like pronger...good scrap and even greater game for those who watched the whole thing.

Posted by redwingrocket on January 24, 2008 at 03:19 PM

Pronger is a pussy. He has 6 inches on Cleary. Cleary stood his ground pretty well and had a few good rights while pronger was on his knees sucking it.

Posted by whatmatterz64 on February 21, 2009 at 09:00 PM

FOR BEING SO BIG PRONGER IS REALLY OFF BALANCED AND WHY DOESNT HE FIGHT MUCH ANYMORE?

Posted by killmachine on January 24, 2008 at 12:21 PM

I'm going draw. Looked like Pronger scratched him in the face with the first swipe. I have a feeling that's what got to Cleary. Aside from that not much by way of big hits happened. Much props to Cleary, it looked like he was a little shaky.... pronger with the bitch move.

Posted by pradfords on January 24, 2008 at 09:47 AM

Draw!!! Cleary landed the best punsches, but i dont like the turtle at the end. He woulda got the win had he not done the duck-n-cover. As for Pronger... Geez what a waste of talent. For that guy to be the biggest prick in the league. and then pick on a non-fighter thats 6 inches shorter that him. Nice...

Posted by nstars27 on January 24, 2008 at 12:02 PM

pronger once again takes on a guy half his size. Can anyone tell me when he took on a true heavyweight???? 19??

Posted by lakingsfan19 on January 24, 2008 at 01:57 PM

"typical pronger fights a guy a foot smaller than him and throws punches when he on the ground..pronger is the BIGGEST ***** in the league.. " I agree with this statement 100%. See if tonight pronger wants to drop the gloves with thornton or ivanans....

Posted by McCartyisawing on January 24, 2008 at 05:26 AM

God why is Pronger such a fag? He would get his ass kicked by any fighter on any team... He goes for one of the smallest guys he can find. At least he fought this time instead of just trying to cheap shot him out of the game. Next time maybe he should try to fight Hudler just to show how tough he is.

Posted by avolante0371 on January 24, 2008 at 10:06 AM

typical pronger fights a guy a foot smaller than him and throws punches when he on the ground..pronger is the BIGGEST pussy in the league..

Posted by Pickle2728 on January 24, 2008 at 10:46 PM

Very close; Didn't look like either was too interested in going. Cleary landed the better of the cheap shots b/t the two though. WIN = CLEARY

Posted by billy jack on January 21, 2011 at 03:57 AM

Can pronger fight a guy his size,or can he just stick guys,i think he is a great D man,but he,s got no balls just a back door bandit,sad but true.

Posted by Tenzin on January 24, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Pronger is bitch. Always has been, always will be.

Posted by Jointman on January 24, 2008 at 03:48 AM

win C. I hate that pus Pronger :)

Posted by pharroch on January 24, 2008 at 02:05 PM

Way to go Pronger, really touch picking on Cleary!! Just what I thought about Pronger...a real sissy uses his stick way too much and picks his fights. For that I give the decision to Cleary.

Posted by renaudh on January 24, 2008 at 02:24 AM

Great Cleary ! No fear and he won !

Posted by cardiffgiant on January 24, 2008 at 09:17 AM

Oh look, Pronger is fighting another non-fighter... and he almost loses.

Posted by Cadman747 on January 25, 2008 at 09:25 AM

Pronger is a idiot

Posted by Evil Swede on January 24, 2008 at 12:57 PM

Pronger once again puts up a true p***y show. He`s hockeys biggest wimp in history, all over the world!!!!! The wuss can`t skate either, hope that he slips some day and break a vital bone or something...... Go f*** your self, retard!!!! If you now how to do?

Posted by Wheelz on January 24, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Pronger = one of the most overrated players in the NHL IMO. A guy that the whine ass should have wiped all over the ice, he barely stays with Cleary. I would have loved to see the whiner go with Kocur, Probert or even McCarty when they were around. He'd be looking for lessons after that.

Posted by stevkrause on January 24, 2008 at 08:38 AM

Pronger landed the one shot that cut Cleary, but Clery landed the majority of the shots - Also, with the foot+ size difference, huge props to Cleary for going up against him

Posted by DetroitIan on January 24, 2008 at 04:28 AM

I would say it was either a draw, or Pronger won. That's not saying much though. Cleary is absolutely not a fighter at all. The king of pussies Chris Pronger looks like a real douche for dropping em' with Cleary in the first place. And he looks like even more of a douche for just barely getting the win against a guy he should have destroyed.

Posted by oilersfansylvan on January 24, 2008 at 05:40 PM

Screw you Pronger, your such a wussy, defintly in my top 10 goofs of all time. Go watch your kids and let your wife be the man of the house. Way to go Cleary, you'll never see pronger pick a fight with someone his own size, WHAT A WUSSY.

Posted by tucker9 on January 24, 2008 at 03:43 PM

dan cleary was the winner of the fight or it was a draw but chris pronger did not win, cleary actully connected, even when pronger fell cleary got those shots in pronger got maybe two or three connected shots the winner was dan cleary.

Posted by nhl Kid on January 24, 2008 at 06:18 PM

I believe Wimpy chrissy had a few good shots against the little guy but kudo's to cleary for fighting him and throwing some nice shots and at the end when he covered up I would have to if I was a goal scorer and not an enforcer Chris try some of the tough guys in the Nhl but Ireally don't see you having the brass for that

Posted by bigdukes12 on May 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Pronger is a cheapshot artist. If you watch the replays closely you can see him eye gouge Cleary at the start. Cleary did great by hanging in after that and in my opinion Pronger gets off easy with all of his dirty play.

Posted by murawski_08 on August 23, 2008 at 11:46 AM

this is totally a draw

Posted by ogre23 on January 24, 2008 at 09:06 AM

No real winne here, I would maybe give a slight edge to Cleary. Pronger is a F#$ing idiot.

Posted by Dovermv on March 18, 2008 at 01:47 AM

Chris Pronger is the biggest pussy in the nhl.

Posted by Rebel Banker on January 24, 2008 at 10:31 AM

WIN Cleary... how you give pronger the win when he didn't land a [unch until cleary fell??? if it wasn't for hall gill pronger would be the worse fighting big man in the game...

Posted by fitzzy73 on January 24, 2008 at 06:33 PM

I F-ING love Danny Cleary. Hope you seen this one Ken Holland! Sign him.

Posted by GoalDigger on January 24, 2008 at 10:04 AM

Cleary gets mad props for taking on Pronger who absolutely refuses to tangle with anyone in his league size/skill wise. Not sure of Dan Cleary's record, or even if he's fought before, but he gets credit for standing up to Pronger and responding to the challenge. There are those who want to hate on Detroit because they are a puck control team that plays their game rather than the body, but for those who haven't taken notice the Wings are not afraid of anyone. Hopefully they'll stay healthy this year for the playoffs and make another deep run for the Cup.

Posted by kalismkkr on January 24, 2008 at 09:09 PM

I actually have to give respect for Pronger on this one. His opponent was a willing participant. So what if Pronger had a size advantage over someone who doesn't fight. Cleary agreed to it. Very un-Pronger like to be so professional. Pronger is good, but he's not top 5. He'll never have the class to get there. Neidermeyer or Lidstrom are worlds better. Even Chelios was better in his prime and had more class. Now that is saying something! If you read about this fight, you'd know that Cleary got his eye hurt when Pronger ripped his helmet off. so that is why he turtled. Turtling is never cool but it is the fact of fighting. His eye swelled shut shortly after. Please don't say that Pronger represents the best of Canada. It's insulting.

Posted by iflynk on January 24, 2008 at 09:27 AM

Kudos to Clears! Pronger will only fight you if you don't and are under 6'. Cleary landed the better shots and other than the initial poke in the eye by Pronger, got the better punches in - including a little rag-dolling of the 6'6" panzy (aka Pronger)!

Posted by gershy101 on January 24, 2008 at 01:53 PM

Pronger IS the biggest bitch in all the NHL. Cleary is the man... a great playmaker but obviously not a fighter and he still took it to pronger. Cleary seemed to take a bit of a head-butt at the end of the fight causing him to cover up to protect himself. I have Cleary on my fantasy team and although he had no points in last nights low scoring affair... I felt like a proud parent to see 5 PIM's on the board for him.

Posted by Roadhouse on January 25, 2008 at 04:41 PM

Again a well chosen Pronger victim...This dirty s.o.b never goes with those of size or reputations...Great defensemen who plays huge against the small but wont drop em with true heavies...

Posted by trpaulson on January 24, 2008 at 03:26 PM

Pronger wins only because he was on top at the end. Pronger's normal "fighting style" is to ram someone's head into the boards with a hit from behind. Notice he NEVER takes on somone who is a real fighter.

Posted by OriginalSix on February 05, 2008 at 05:54 PM

Cleary turtled!

Posted by dmckearn on January 24, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Get out from behind the goal first of all. I liked to see how the linesman came in a tossed pronger off like he was a rag doll. reminds me of ray scapinello.

Posted by sheady on January 24, 2008 at 01:18 PM

"typical pronger fights a guy a foot smaller than him and throws punches when he on the ground..pronger is the BIGGEST ***** in the league.. " looked like Cleary threw a couple himself. or do you just ignore the facts when you post?

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on January 24, 2008 at 07:13 PM

Pronger is a PeePee head but he beat Cleary's rear in this one. Winner Pronger

Posted by domiruled on January 24, 2008 at 09:11 AM

pronger is the biggest bully in league, always picking his spots, never running or fighting anyone close to his size............he is just a B I T C H......huge props for cleary, for taking that clown on, and damm near winning

Posted by ibled4theusa on January 24, 2008 at 07:48 PM

I am so tired of all these wuss teams with there euros who cheap shot in close and then expect the refs to save them from getting their just rewards. This is the NHL not some pee wee league game. Hell go out and watch kids play on a pond and they take of their own business. Cleary got his head pounded and those two shots he land when Pronger fell only showed who the man was as Pronger gets up and pounds him and Cleary goes turtle.

Posted by lovejoy on January 24, 2008 at 01:55 AM

Win Pronger, but there's no need to throw punches to injured guy turtling on ice....

Posted by Jake98 on January 24, 2008 at 02:45 AM

Cleary turtled like a girl.

Posted by shrk33 on January 24, 2008 at 04:31 AM

F Pronger! He gets the slight decision in this won. Cleary hung pretty tough for the most part.

Posted by deebodeez2 on March 06, 2008 at 03:06 PM

I LIKE THE SHOTS BY CLEARY, HE'S NOT A FIGHTER, HE TAKES ON A MUCH BIGGER GUY WHO DOES FIGHT, EVEN A DRAW IS A WIN IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES, PRONGER DID HIS JOB, ITS A SHAME HE DOES WHAT A LOT OF GUYS HAVE DONE IN THE LAST TEN YRS, GO AFTER THE SMALLER GUYS, AND GET OFF THE ICE WHEN A LEGIT TOUGH GUY IS OUT THERE, BE HONEST BLUES FANS, DOWNEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE GUY, NOT CLEARY, AND I GIVE DOWNEY THE EDGE, CLEARY DID WELL FOR 90% OF THE FIGHT,

Posted by Clark75 on January 24, 2008 at 01:53 AM

Good to see Tim Robins (Pronger) fighting again. Nice turtle by Cleary. Cleary Clearly lost.

Posted by CletusVanDamme on January 24, 2008 at 12:09 PM

You Red Wing fans and Pronger haters never cease to amaze me. The only shots Cleary got in were after Pronger lost his balance and fell down. Then Cleary made the mistake of breaking the unwritten rule by punching Pronger when he was down. What happened as a result? LOL....payback is a bitch isn't it? How's the face Cleary? Before anyone bitches about Pronger fighting Clearly think about this...Cleary didn't have to agree to the fight did he? No, so go clean out your sandy vag's and stop whining on his behalf.

Posted by tdawg on January 24, 2008 at 01:49 AM

win to pronger -- landed more shots - cleary left the game with an injury after the fight -- the only blow cleary landed was when pronger was on the ice after they both went down together -- pronger beat him down after that

Posted by dansal55 on January 24, 2008 at 06:05 AM

Pronger technically won the fight, but maybe next time he can find an oompah loompah to fight, so he can really dominate. Mad props to Cleary for going and not doing that bad. There's a couple big D men around the league who tend to get real selective with who they pick a fight with, I think you guys know who I mean.

Posted by dapted on January 24, 2008 at 03:43 PM

Being a blues fan, saw pronger for many years. Great on the outlet pass, strong defensively ......but he is a big puss! He is freakin 6'6" and he never went with anybody. He is good for a slash and a crosscheck, but whenever we needed someone to take charge..... he was no where to be found.

Posted by halvor on January 24, 2008 at 07:25 AM

Hats off to Cleary for dropping the gloves with Pronger in the first place! He put up a good fight and kept it up, but Pronger was too much for him; he landed harder punches and didn't let slipping on the ice slow his momentum. Win goes to Pronger--he's a tough individual.

Posted by polo on January 24, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Well stated penquinsfan123. I second that. Pronger is the biggest spot picking bitch in hockey. A 6'6" prima donna candy azz.

Posted by bloodchurn on January 24, 2008 at 05:24 PM

I wouldve given it to cleary if he hadnt covered up at the end

Posted by joaquin on January 24, 2008 at 02:00 PM

Fuck Pronger. I've hated him since he came into this league. God I hope somebody kicks the shit out of him some day. Respect for Cleary for dropping them with this ogre.

Posted by tomschopsuey on January 25, 2008 at 08:47 PM

Pronger is a jerk. Way to pick on someone half your size. Keep it up tough guy.

Posted by joesomebody on February 10, 2008 at 07:49 PM

edge to Pronger..but you should dominate if you're 3 feet taller than the other guy..next time pick on someone your own size

Posted by mailman1194 on January 24, 2008 at 08:50 PM

Listen to all the Pronger haters. Cleary pursued the fight from the get go, punched Pronger first while down on the ice, yet all you cunts are sitting there bleeding like it's that time of the month. How many fights has Pronger been in last season or this season. Maybe one or two. Does that make him a fighter? Cleary was taking shots at him far before this fight happened and he got what he asked for. The Detroit Redwings are a great hockey team that wear their vaginas on their sleeve. By the way, Downey was challenged by May and Moen, but chose Sean O'donnell. No disrespect to Sean, but do you get my point yet? Watching this game was like watching the Philly vs. New Jersey game the other night. The referring was horrendess, complete fucking joke.

Posted by jealeman on January 24, 2008 at 12:10 PM

I give Pronger the slight edge, only because Cleary turtled at the end. Cleary did land some shots while Pronger was down. Still, he gives up six inches to Pronger and still stood toe to toe with him. Those that say Pronger picks his spots are right on the money...he does. Let's see him fight BGL or Brash...

Posted by lazygarcia on January 24, 2008 at 03:17 PM

I don't like the last couple of punches Pronger threw, while Cleary was down; but I really don't think he would have done this if Cleary didnt try to bomb him twice when they first fell to the ground. Pronger did give Cleary a good chance to back down beforehand, but if you watch the slow motion reply, it seems as though Cleary really wanted to go him...he could have easily skated away! I'll give Pronger a slight victory, in a definite lop-sided fight! I can only hope that all this Pronger hate, is coming from those who are not Canadian citizens. The guy has done too much for Canadian hockey(beside's leaving Edmonton) to not appreciate!

Posted by jerzona21 on January 24, 2008 at 03:34 PM

Cleary didnt look like he really wanted to be in this one...threw his best punches when Pronger was on the ground, and then turtled at the end...have to give it to Pronger

Posted by UKRedWing on January 24, 2008 at 11:13 AM

cleary is 6 inches shorter than pronger and is no way a fighter. says it all really. if anyones wondering why he turtled, his eye was cut. and tbh if something cut my eye id rather turtle than risk losing my sight. narrow win, and I mean disgracefully narrow, win to pronger.

Posted by SirYohans on January 24, 2008 at 07:50 PM

Props to Cleary, but i gotta give a slight edge to Pronger. U can't blame Cleary for the turtle, He was bleeding from his eye. He freaked out naturally and protected himself. P.S. - WAY TOO MUCH EMPHASIS GETS PUT ON THE HEIGHT & WEIGHT DIFFERENCES. ONLY THE ANNOUNCERS (& YES US FANS POINT THAT SH!T OUT CAUSE WE HAVE THE STATS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. ARE U TELLING ME A GUY IS SUPPOSED TO TURN DOWN A FIGHT IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE BECAUSE HE'S HEAVIER OR TALLER. "I'D LOVE TO FIGHT BUT, I'M CLEARLY TALLER THAN U & YOUR STATS SAY YOU HAVE LOST SUM WEIGHT" or "SORRY BUDDY, BUT I MADE A LIST OF THE PLAYERS THE SAME HEIGHT & WEIGHT AS ME, & YOU ARE NOT 1 OF THEM..." It's absurd, if u think about it.

Posted by stewdog on January 24, 2008 at 08:53 AM

Pronger wins it but you gotta give Cleary credit for dropping them with a much bigger opponent

Posted by ia712 on January 24, 2008 at 12:55 PM

Cleary needs to learn that if he's gonna fight, he needs to choose someone closer to his size. Don't pick a fight and whine about getting your butt kicked. He asked for the butt whoopin' when he punched Pronger while his knee was on the ground. Funny, Cleary never came back to the game....hmmm...

Posted by Sublimezx on January 25, 2008 at 03:24 PM

Clearly is offically a coward! LOL!! Although I would probably duck with Pronger over me!

Posted by alekseyanov on January 25, 2008 at 01:52 PM

about time Prongy drop the mitts. Tower of power. Winner Pronger. Best damn Punch bag award DAN CLEARY.

Posted by Kid Ish on January 25, 2008 at 03:12 PM

Prongs actually wanted to take someone out in a legitimate fashion! Wow. He bloodied him up pretty good, which was likely not shown --- but being there, it was pretty obvious Cleary got hit real hard.

Posted by boneyard on January 24, 2008 at 07:00 PM

Pronger is bigger than most players but is no fighter by any means. If Cleary did not want to fight he was given the chance to skate away. Not fond of the punches thrown both while they were down. Bottom line is Pronger as you would expect. Wings must be tired of getting beat down game after game after game. However, look at the standings and they laugh last. Although I hate them they are a damn good hockey playing team.

Posted by adamrice23 on January 24, 2008 at 02:08 AM

Pronger took this one easily.. Cleary hit Pronger when he was down which turned out to be a big mistake.

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on April 30, 2011 at 12:12 AM

CP

Posted by Riomouse911 on January 26, 2008 at 11:47 PM

What homers voted for cleary? After that detroit duck and cover crying for mama, that's an insult to hockey.

Posted by Spanky_Jazz on January 24, 2008 at 09:38 AM

I have to say I admire Cleary for dropping them with Pronger. I don't think he won the fight, but he's gotta have balls the size of boulders to go at it with a guy like Chris Pronger. That said, I think Pronger won the fight. Granted, he should have absolutely demolished Cleary and didn't, but still got the win nevertheless. I do, however, think that Cleary was being the ultimate poon at the time of the fight, though. He and Pronger both lose their balance, and he pops Pronger in the side of the face as he's got the drop on him. When Pronger has the upper hand on Cleary, though, Cleary turtles like a wuss. If you're going to have the balls to hit a guy when he's down, at least have the balls to be on the receiving end, too.

Posted by KHoooch on January 24, 2008 at 01:58 AM

Cleary left the ice and didnt come back. Theres a reason not many people fight pronger...this is it. Very unclassy of Cleary to hit pronger when he was down, thats why pronger hit him when he was turtled.

Posted by pocket aces on February 22, 2008 at 05:38 AM

Wow nice turtle cleary....u got what u wanted....I live near detroit and they are talking about this fight like cleary is some hero for dropping them....

Posted by b4mv01 on January 24, 2008 at 04:22 PM

I thought it was an OK fight but with an edge to Pronger

Posted by BooSanta on January 25, 2008 at 04:05 PM

Cleary turtles at the end. Clearly out sized, Clearly lost. Got a good take down in the middle there. Wings and Ducks: was hoping for more fireworks. til they meet again

Posted by Ryan_GS on January 24, 2008 at 01:09 PM

I dont know what everyone is talking about with Pronger. How often does he fight? Almost never, hes not known as a fighter hes just a big SKILL player. Also Cleary through punches at Pronger while he was down and then Pronger returns the favor at the end. Common kids grow up this is hockey not ballet Pronger is going to hit and hit hard as he is supposed to do. Win Pronger.

Posted by bluesrule08 on January 24, 2008 at 11:53 AM

good win for pronger...cleary's a loser..he must not have forgotten pronger's hit on him from the 05-06 playoffs

Posted by M1llerlite10 on January 24, 2008 at 04:47 PM

Thats what i have been missing Pronger beeting on people. Its good to see he still has it, a little rusty but very good. By the way i like how everyone is talking about him picking his fight. Who else would he fight from the wings other than downie. And for him picking a big guy in the league Chara is the only other big guy so give him a break.

Posted by actionfigure on November 18, 2008 at 11:56 AM

I am a Red Wings fan. Pronger is a great player, has been for years. I'd love to have him on the Wings. Cleary gives up alot of size here and holds his own. nice work, but Pronger wins the fight with the rabbit punches at the end. Dead Wings have HOW MANY banners hanging from the rafters? WHO is the reigning Stanley Cup champion? the DEAD Wings are! Make fun of Detroit. Call the team names... do whatever you want -- but when you are calling Detroit names, don't forget to call it Hockeytown -- The Home of the Stanley Cup Champions.

Posted by berlzbro on January 24, 2008 at 01:54 PM

I love all you Pronger haters. You add nothing to the conversation but poo dribble. None of you would be saying S*** if he were on your team. Every one of you chumps would welcome him with open arms so shut it!

Posted by IrishBrawler on January 24, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Pronger wins this clash.

Posted by mcdubois11 on January 24, 2008 at 04:38 PM

For all of you Pronger Haters: First of all, who is even close to Pronger's height? so does that mean since no one he sees regularly is around his height, he cannot fight? Second of all, the other players have a choice to fight Pronger. Its not just one player's choice. You just have to know what kind of Player Pronger is, he plays on the edge, and thats the way he has been. So to all the Pronger haters, think before you speak, don't just put Pronger down as a player because you don't like him. He is one of the league's better Defensmen. And I think he has earned some respect, You go out and try to do what he does game in and game out! Then come back and talk!!! -- MCduBois...

Posted by fridge rules on January 24, 2008 at 01:47 PM

Pronger knocked his sorry as$ right out of the game Pronger easily Cleary is a little wuss; if he wants to throw punches when the other guy is down and then wants to cover up like a little sissy when he goes down, he doesn't deserve to play on an NHL team.

Posted by IrishTerror317 on January 24, 2008 at 08:03 PM

Fight to Pronger, good fight...and he did give the guy a chance to back down before they dropped gloves...so the beating Cleary got was his decision

Posted by WingNut40 on June 10, 2008 at 02:00 PM

It was a draw. Cleary held his own against pronger who's 6 inches taller. Cleary got the 1st take down, but pronger gouged out his eye which forced him to cover up.

Posted by JayMiller29 on January 24, 2008 at 07:37 AM

Clearly did real well for giving up 6 inches and 20 pounds - as well as experience. I'm giving him the draw. Pronger should have dominated and failed.

Posted by eggers on January 24, 2008 at 03:42 PM

I give Cleary the win just for the fact that Pronger tried to poke him in the eye right off the start. Typical Pronger.

Posted by mncraig on January 26, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Pronger is a putz - one of the cheapest shots in the league

Posted by waylont1 on January 24, 2008 at 03:06 AM

Pronger is a joke

Posted by penguinsfan123 on January 24, 2008 at 12:06 PM

i gave it to cleary because clearly pronger is the biggest spot picking bitch in hockey

Posted by gryphon7878 on January 24, 2008 at 03:19 AM

Cleary was good and had the upper hand, even throwing Pronger to the ice...but clearly Cleary hurt is hand or head and then turtled like a fairy...typical I suppose for Detroit!