I don't know what fight some of you were watching. Ott gets a few glancing blows on Stastny helmet and one fairly solid shot early. Stastny isn't phased by it. He gets into a nice position and lands some fairly sold shots including a couple of uppercuts where he has Ott in headlock. Maybe some of you are getting the fighters mixed up. Stastny is in blue and punching the guy in white.
Why does the announcer on every Ott fight say Otts a tough guy....he loses every fight.....come on Stastny's been in what 3 fights and still beats Ott.....Otts going to be the fights hockey guy with punchy...lol
I thought Stastny faired very well in this one. Ott is by far the more experienced fighter and Stastny held his own. I can't remember exactly, and theres no video for me to check, but I think Yan may have forgotten to drop the gloves.
I call it a draw. Ott got in more shots but I think Yan got in the best shots with a few uppercuts to the face that made good contact.
Ott wins by a hair. I thought this was a clear mismatch in size. Lots of credit for Stastny holding his own and getting some punches thrown. I thought that the reach of Ott alone was going to destroy Stastny. *sidenote- Thought it was funny that of the Blues players on the ice, King and Walker, it was Stastny who threw down. Looks like the kid wants to stay up
Not a barnburner but still an exciting technical fight by Stastny. Notice the cross grab on the collar which allowed him to feed Ott some lunch via dirty boxing uppercuts. I like it. Ott was outclassed and decided for the cheap legtrip to get out of the fight. Since when do takedowns count in hockeyfights?
I watched Yan Stastny come up in Juniors in Omaha way back....he was a pretty tough kid back then for his size. I thought he did well against Ott who has been at the fisticuffs at the NHL level for quite awhile and had the clear size advantage. Draw. Good showing by Yan Stastny, like his brother in Colorado and their father before them, Yan is a great hockey player.