I am a Devs fan, I scored it a draw because nothing really landed and the fight dragged on with no action for most of it. Bolts seemed most interested once Rupp hit the ice. Rupp knew he couldn't be hit if he kept his arm locked out. I think people criticizing Rupp should remember that his role has evolved into that of an enforcer because Asham just skates around aimlessly in big circles and somehow Sutter can't bring himself to put Janssen in the lineup. I'm not saying Cam is some fighting god, but the team could use his energy and hitting. I still say a Rupp, Janssen, Clarkson line would be a great energy/tough line. Finally saw the Rock on Wednesday night, GREAT ARENA.
I was there last night. It was funnier in person because as they were dancing around for what seemed forever, you could see the linesman yelling at them. I can only imagine what he was saying, "cmon you p###ys, hit each other already". Once they engaged, it was a pretty good scrap with Rupp using his reach advantage to land the better blows. Rupp wound up going into the locker room for assistance--his knuckles were bloody.
Wow. That sucked. Apparently, Rupp sure can throw as long as he isn't expected to connect. Win to Rupp for sheer unstoppable force, but points to Boulton for all those sneaky jersey-jabs and the final flurry. Crap fight anyway.