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.
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.
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.
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!
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.