March 15, 2008
1st Period - 3:02
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Shawn Thornton 50.2% (158 votes)
Riley Cote 11.1% (35 votes)
Draw 38.7% (122 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by mckendo83 on March 16, 2008 at 10:43 AM

very even fight.... these announcers make me want to PUKE... great fight - draw thornton looked a little marked up in the box...cote- well he's always marked up.

Posted by icehockeykid12 on March 16, 2008 at 03:46 PM

thornto wiped his arse! lol

Posted by The Peach on March 16, 2008 at 03:55 PM

that announcer is terrible. worse than a high school game on local access. nice scrap though, both guys hung in there

Posted by waynegibbous on March 17, 2008 at 05:04 PM

The Boston commentators are HORRIBLE! Please use the visitor's feed from now on!

Posted by Acar7711 on March 15, 2008 at 07:50 PM

Good fight. Seemed Thornton was countering and defense first. Cote just throwing'em. DRAW

Posted by BenEagerToFight on March 18, 2008 at 02:17 PM

This one was a draw. Great, entertaining scrap with both guys throwin' em. COTE IS NOT THE BEST FIGHTER IN THE LEAGUE. COTE IS THE MOST ENTERTAINING FIGHTER IN THE LEAGUE!!!! He will fight anyone, anywhere, and ALWAYS puts up a great fight. This guy can throw them, and take a punch too! He doesn't hug and wrestle and duck away. Pure, wide-open hockey fights. I can't wait to see him in a few years. Props to Thornton for a great fight! I always love watching him fight, too.

Posted by DB24MJ12 on March 16, 2008 at 10:33 PM

Draw. good fight. "Philly_fighters" must be a moron, because Cote isn't the best fighter in the league, nor is it even suggestable that he may be.

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on March 16, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Now my friends that was a Hockey Fight!! Both guys chucking knuckles and landing goods shots to one anothers face and head. No defense here just flying fists and connecting blows. Draw

Posted by Juha82 on June 30, 2008 at 06:48 AM

A very good bout with NO WINNER.

Posted by goaliefighter on March 16, 2008 at 06:05 AM

good draw. entertaining fight but not as good as their other bout.

Posted by smwarpig63 on March 19, 2008 at 12:05 AM

good fight. Anyone who didn't vote draw is a moron. I don't understand why there are so many flyer haters on here

Posted by chewy130540 on March 15, 2008 at 05:54 PM

Good scrap , excellent exchanges between the two . DRAW!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Scott4 on March 17, 2008 at 08:29 AM

Great fight!I can't say who won this bout so i tell you DRAW!

Posted by FlyersDosage on March 17, 2008 at 10:48 AM

If you go by this announcer you'd think Thornton knocked 'em out...but if you watch the bout it was even all the way. Both guys connected throughout...and acknowledged each other afterwards. Easy to score this one if you're honest: DRAW!

Posted by KDOGG on March 16, 2008 at 04:29 PM

great fight love the respect at the end no b.s THATS HOCKEY, YANKS LOL

Posted by crashandbang on March 16, 2008 at 03:25 PM

hey philly fighter, you must smoke crack thinking that Cote is the best fighter you fuckin dummy. The last time he hooked up with BGL he got destroyed!

Posted by dukeofearle on March 16, 2008 at 03:01 PM

Cote is looking like the truth out there. He's letting people know that he is the next generation of fighters. Lucic and Cote are a couple guys that will be really good for years too come. Draw. Great Tilt

Posted by brad houghton on March 17, 2008 at 08:39 AM

man these two know how to please the fans....when it provided the box to check for winner i was looking for the option that said "fans" i called it a draw on first viewing...if i slowed it down and broke it down i might be able to declaire a winner but in this fight i think they both deserve the nod.

Posted by Flyone on March 20, 2008 at 08:41 PM

Good Fight! Draw. Both landed some good ones

Posted by Screaming Buffalo on March 16, 2008 at 05:35 PM

It was definitely a Draw They both landed some big shots, Thornton probably a few better shots. Neither guy got the better of the other one though and neither one was hurt, so I see no clear winner.

Posted by irishboybrian on March 15, 2008 at 08:03 PM

Some people on here are idiots. Riley Cote is the most entertaining fighter in the NHL, and he is still trashed on here. One idiot, Probie83...favorite team Nashville. you got a lot of nerve trashing Philly or any Flyer - you freakin' hillbilly. The Preds draw about 10,000 a game. Where is the rest of Nashville? Not at the Dentist that's for sure. Then this other asswipe, WANNAGO...LA Kings favorite team. LA Didn't even know they had a team until Gretzky showed up. Another city that didn't even support the sport for the first 20 years the Kings were in existance. And Ivanans is a real talent. Asswipe

Posted by jackmcc100 on March 16, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Screw all of you Cote haters out there. This is why is the NHL's fighter of the year. He fights everyone regardless of size and always puts on a great show. I don't think this fight was as good as the one these two guys had earlier in the year but top 5 fights in the league this year. I DON"T think Cote is the BEST fighter in the league, all I am saying is that he is the best fighter this year based upon his fight card and the show he provides every time out.

Posted by slav on March 15, 2008 at 08:29 PM

Great scrap! draw. Both did very well. Draw. I know it's difficult, but we have to just suffer through Jackass Edwards and his horrendous commentary ...

Posted by puttin on foil on March 16, 2008 at 03:42 PM

Nice to see real fighters, Brashear and Laraque take note.

Posted by tim13 on March 16, 2008 at 08:36 AM

I stopped posting on the hockeyfights forums a few weeks ago. The reason is simple: Over 50% of you idiots voted Thornton in a fight that is the definition of a spirited draw. You did so simply because Riley Cote wears orange and black. You should be ashamed of yourselves for smearing this website.

Posted by BigPapa08 on March 16, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Two guys the same size, the same heart, the same willingness to just throw. Good even scrap. They have had two of the best this year.

Posted by dave_brown on March 15, 2008 at 11:49 PM

Very good fight. I give it a draw although I wouldnt have a problem if someone said Thornton won. And yes, Jack Edwards is THE WORST play by play man in the NHL.

Posted by Sam1410 on March 15, 2008 at 10:28 PM

Great tilt. Draw. They both opened up and threw them - you got to love when one is left handed and the other is right handed. It opens up the face and lets the guys toss them. I don't know how you can favor either guy unless your a Bruin/Flyer fan....

Posted by Heavyweight2 on December 22, 2008 at 11:59 AM


Posted by Clark75 on March 17, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Hey Philly Figher, of course you think Cote is the best fighter in the NHL. Look at your name. Remember when Paros KO'd him? Thought so.

Posted by Bruins29 on March 16, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Great scrap between two very tough guys. Draw.

Posted by The Linkster on March 15, 2008 at 10:42 PM

great scrap. reminds me of Peat v. Stock a few years back. great exchanges, but Jack Edwards is a tool.

Posted by corboy on March 17, 2008 at 01:14 AM

wow, another entertaining Cote fight. these two just throw 'em every time they fight each other. defense be damned!

Posted by rwells5741 on March 16, 2008 at 06:57 PM

Good fight. Mostly even, but Thornton landed the better punches.

Posted by billy jack on March 15, 2008 at 09:15 PM

now that is what you call a nice fight,reminds me of tiger williams and jack mcalargey,i called that the rocking chair fight,because they were rocking back and fourth in rythym.thanks for the show boys,great work,thoton you are an honorary western leauger,that is the highest quality,jk.

Posted by mikebflorida on March 16, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Awesome fight. Anyone trying to pick a winner from that fight is stutarded. A draw if you ever saw one. DRAW Jack Edwards simply needs to go away. Worst homer announcer in sports! He just makes shyt up as he goes along and is way to homerish.

Posted by averybear on April 07, 2008 at 11:49 PM

Great rematch to October FOTY between these two......memo to the huggers of the league....this is how it's done!! Draw, awesome job by both!

Posted by buddha on March 16, 2008 at 10:05 PM

Rights and lefts! Both announcers called it rock 'em sock 'em robots! Great fight!

Posted by BooSanta on March 15, 2008 at 11:13 PM

I broke it down after slowing it down on the philly and boston feeds they traded punch for punch. I can't even give any of them an edge here. Of course, with all the philly haters on this site, I'm surprised they even gave Cote the spoils when he knocked down Roy his last fight. Both threw Great punches. Thornton appeared to hurt his right because Riley put his head down in some of those flurries and Thornton landed some on Cote's forehead. That's gotta hurt. Their previous bout in Oct. was probably the best fight of the year. This could have gone on had the refs not stepped in. Again this one is a straight up draw. Congrats to both warriors. They probably signed a pact over a steak dinner tonight to fight every time they play one another. Philly put up a billboard showing Riley in fighting stance. Let's see if Boston wants to do it. After seeing both feeds I really think Edwards needs to stop homering up the bouts. Boston Fans can judge for themselves. JJ calls it right and does love to call the fights. Coatsey is trying to say thornton is tired?? Thorton was all smiles from the get go these guys love fighting each other don't think either one got tired.

Posted by Enfrcr77 on March 16, 2008 at 09:49 PM

nice one.. no clear winner... draw...

Posted by DARCY T on March 16, 2008 at 07:45 AM

pure excellent fight.pure draw

Posted by warhero on March 15, 2008 at 05:25 PM

Draw but a good scrap. Boston guys can't call a fight

Posted by youthattack on March 16, 2008 at 10:10 PM

wow, boston has the worst announcer i have ever heard in my life. jack edwards, right? what a tool. fight was a draw.

Posted by Luke77 on March 15, 2008 at 06:18 PM

nice to see two guys who actually fight ,i call it a draw

Posted by SharkFan555 on March 30, 2008 at 09:31 PM

i just checked and cote has 10 FIGHTS OVER THE RANK OF 7 that is a lot of good fights

Posted by kennyj76 on March 15, 2008 at 05:48 PM

very goood scrap from both players. young gun v.s. veteran. both tuff. very good . reminded me of some old skool hockey fights. draw. good fight.

Posted by powerball on March 17, 2008 at 08:36 PM

impressive fight. i call it a draw.

Posted by Leafs2006 on March 16, 2008 at 10:42 AM

phillyfighters? I see the crack sales are up in Philly, give your head a shake, Cotex lost another one. Best fighter? Youre nuts! You probably picked Cotex before viewing the fight. Win Thornton for landing more quality shots.

Posted by avesorr44 on March 17, 2008 at 08:51 AM

if cote is the best fighter in the nhl they why did he just lose to shawn thornton

Posted by blazers76 on March 15, 2008 at 05:58 PM

Probably a draw. As soon as I read philly_fighters post about Cote being the best fighter in the NHL, I puked. Cleaned up and switched my vote to Thornton. Philly fans make me sick!!!

Posted by probie83 on March 15, 2008 at 05:16 PM

Cote sucks and so do all of you who voted for him.

Posted by Hell of a TILT on March 17, 2008 at 01:31 PM

Slight edge to Thornton......It looked like he controlled the fight......but in no way does this make Cote the best fighter in the NHL.....He's still got a long way to go!!!!

Posted by Gunslinger on March 16, 2008 at 11:33 AM

I give the slight edge to Thornton in this one. I am a Flyers fan so I found it hard to not vote Riley(who showed really well in this one). Thornton landed just a punch or two more for the duke. Nice to see two guys just throw and then show respect after the fight. Now if we could only do something about those crappy Bruin announcers! The only thing worse are posters like PFLY64 and philly fighters whose blind devotion clouds thier common sense. They are an embarressment to sane Flyer fans like me.

Posted by SirYohans on March 18, 2008 at 11:17 PM

Pretty good bout, but WOW a 8.5 rating??? Chill Bill, this can't even be cosidered for FOTY... This is a sad day if we are calling this FOTY. Seriously, maybe a 7 at best... The punches weren't that crisp & the refs stopped it too soon. As for the fight itself, I gotta go Draw. Hard to tell what was landing, if anything was landing all that good. P.S.-No Kidding, Cote has one of the "Best Fight Rates." That's because the same bunch of Philly Homers who vote him winner always give his fights a "10 Rating" regardless of the fight. CALL IT LIKE IT IS, THIS FIGHT IS A 6 OR 7. I'll consider an 8 even... But just like ALL Cote fights, the numbers are skewed because of bogus 10's.

Posted by joeye4 on March 16, 2008 at 08:26 AM

Good fight. Very weird comment that Cote is the best fighter. Unless its meant to provoke comment it just does not come close to fact. In any event two good fighters doing their job in an entertaining manner.

Posted by paddyd on March 15, 2008 at 05:28 PM

Thorton better hits.

Posted by dmckearn on March 15, 2008 at 07:08 PM

Great fight! I was at the game this afternoon wearing my Bernie Parent jersey, and the fight got the crowd and the teams into the game. Slight edge to Thornton for more punches landed, though he did puss out by trying to take Cote down early. Great fight and great job by both guys. While I am a lifelong Flyers fan, Cote is NOT the best fighter in the NHL by far. But, other guys could take a page from his book in terms of giving an entertaining fight every time.

Posted by pmarz1 on April 05, 2008 at 12:12 AM

"rockem sockem robots"????? wtf Jack??? ........and Cote didnt try and pull his hair. Edwards is a complete and total moronic imbecile. As for the fight, easy win for Thorton.

Posted by chl37 on March 17, 2008 at 08:14 AM

thorton winner with more shots, better shots. ROFLMAO. "cote the best fighter in the NHL." says phillyfighter. what are you lobbying for a job as a philly announcer dude?

Posted by BEUK23 on March 16, 2008 at 11:49 AM

Philly fighters needs to get the nhl package or something, cote isn't even the best fighter on the two teams that were playing let alone the league. Good fight, did both sets of announcers have the same script? - rock em sock em robots.

Posted by mikemcmo on March 16, 2008 at 10:59 AM

Nice fight.

Posted by deanwormer on March 15, 2008 at 05:32 PM

Cote sure takes a lot of shots.. pretty close to a draw... ad Thornton

Posted by jcm on March 16, 2008 at 07:19 AM

Good exchange by both, although I believe Thornton may have landed a few more. The old "You take one, to land one" was never more evident, and maybe some of the "Huggers" can learn something when they view this...(got that ladies...). Edge to Thornton. I don't have any problem with Edwards, I've heard much worse. Oh, and I am most definitely NOT a BOS fan!

Posted by Ragtop1day on March 15, 2008 at 10:24 PM

nice effort by both gentlemen....edge to Shawn.

Posted by sniperzone17 on March 16, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Good fight. Slight edge Thornton. I never thought I'd say this ,but I'd like too have Dale Arnold back over Jack Edwards. He is hard to stomach.

Posted by Master Danne on March 16, 2008 at 07:12 AM

Thor landed some good ones then Cote landed a few, pretty good scrap.

Posted by wannago on March 15, 2008 at 07:21 PM

Philly homers. Nothing more to say. Cootie is horrible. Cant skate, cant fight. In the playoffs, IF Philly happens to back into the playoffs, he will be in the locker room useless to his team. Next season he will be in the ECHL somewhere begging people to remember who he WAS. Fair fight, however. Thornton steadily feeding rights THAT LANDED. Win THORNTON. Probie83 nailed his assessment. Philly homers are the worst.

Posted by Plateworker on March 16, 2008 at 03:06 PM

Good old fashion fight. I have to give the edge to Thornton for getting the better of the exchanges. Wish we could see more fights like this

Posted by Jake98 on March 17, 2008 at 04:04 AM

Nice bout

Posted by Formerref on March 18, 2008 at 12:55 PM

What a great fight!! Stand and throw em!!

Posted by dactah on March 15, 2008 at 11:31 PM

Let's toss out the Edwards commentary ... he's almost as bad as the Buffalo and Detroit announcing homers. Now, let's toss out the Flyer homers' comments (although because they have to watch Philadelphia professional sports we need to sympathize with their inability to believe what they see). Thornton pounded this guy. For the second time. The first time was in the original cheap shot game when that kid Bergeron got hurt. Simple as that. I've got the NHL package and I've never seen a team lose more fights than Philly.

Posted by umaksgx on March 20, 2008 at 03:22 PM

win thornton

Posted by dcmac on March 16, 2008 at 09:11 AM

Gotta love it when these two throw down. Thornton landed the cleaner blows so he gets the nod.

Posted by cbjacketfan on March 15, 2008 at 11:59 PM

Cote looked as if he was trying to use his face to break Thorton's hand. Nice job of Cote doing his best "catfight" immitation by trying to pull Thorton's hair.

Posted by Thunderbolt on March 16, 2008 at 07:53 AM

About as even as you can get. Two men the same size throwing toe to toe.

Posted by mcdonald on March 16, 2008 at 07:19 PM

Edge to Thornton. When they were throwing the bombs, Thornton was conneting on Cote's head that is why Cote put his head down. Cote was hitting arms, sleeves and helmet.

Posted by Art24 on March 16, 2008 at 04:30 AM

Thornton wins. Each time they had a flurry of exchanges Thornton landed the better blows. But what a tilt! Both guys gave that everything and both enhanced their reputations. Bit dissapointed with Thornton trying to end the fight with a wrestled take-down. Also, i really enjoyed the sportsmanship at the end. God bless the NHL.

Posted by ikogan on March 15, 2008 at 05:07 PM

Great fight, I feel that Thornton landed more than Cote. I give a slight edge to Thornton.

Posted by seanw on March 16, 2008 at 11:58 AM

nice scrap,edge thorton. being from pgh and hating all of philly i have to say cotex is slowly getting respect from me. yeah he wears that dumd a$s looking P on his chest, yeah got some people on this site that wants to suck him off and yeah he looses more than he wins but the kid is a gamer. as for best fighter not even close but he will go with anyone. so if all u homers who jerk off to him, its because of u that people hate on him.

Posted by FukUrOpinion007 on March 17, 2008 at 10:46 AM

very good fight... both dudes just throwin shots... i wanna see more fights like this

Posted by Hutch on March 16, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Another great toe to toe bout between Cote and Thornton. Thornton seemed to outland Cote as most of Cote's punches went over the head of Thornton. Good scrap.

Posted by pinchy on March 16, 2008 at 10:03 AM

toe to toe..great to Thornton

Posted by riggs61a on March 15, 2008 at 06:57 PM

good scrap by both guys, i give slight edge to thornton but i may be biased. And ahahahahahahha to the guy that said Cote could be the best fighter in the league.

Posted by DIRTYWATAH on March 15, 2008 at 06:30 PM

Two tough guys who have been at it before. Great fight. Thornton has been finding his groove since missing all those games.Win Thornton.

Posted by mm1160 on March 15, 2008 at 06:10 PM

Big George should take some lessons from these two on giving the crowd something to cheer about. That aside, Thornton close win...and although i don't like him, win or lose, Cote brings it each time.

Posted by Jellyczar on March 15, 2008 at 08:45 PM

Great grapple....slight edge to Thornton

Posted by nitch on March 16, 2008 at 02:49 PM

Clear and definite decision to Thornton.

Posted by BattleAxe13 on March 16, 2008 at 05:12 PM

Great fight! Win to Thornton for landing a lot more and better punches. If you look at the replay most of cote's hit shoulder pads. You're an idiot if you think Cote is the best fighter in the NHL. He's won about half of his fights, that's not good. He is getting better but definetly not the best.

Posted by jon. on March 16, 2008 at 11:03 AM

I give Thornton the slight edge, very good fight by both guys.

Posted by R_Wick33 on March 15, 2008 at 06:16 PM

edge thronton, lets be real flyer homers are hilarious

Posted by kalismkkr on March 15, 2008 at 08:46 PM

Nice scrap

Posted by Humper on March 15, 2008 at 05:13 PM

Pretty much the way fights are supposed to be, excellent effort on both sides. I give Thornton a slight edge, thought his punches landed better and caused more damage.

Posted by jlocks1923 on October 16, 2008 at 04:31 PM

Can't wait to see these again

Posted by beretta804 on April 19, 2012 at 12:18 AM

To many rights by Thornton to count......well maybe not. I counted about 20 to about 7 by Cote.

Posted by Wensinkfan on March 17, 2008 at 11:58 AM

Great hockey fight! Both exchanged toe to toe with Thornton connecting a couple more times than Cote. No grabbing in this one. My kind of fight.

Posted by Lucy Brown on March 16, 2008 at 03:54 AM

Cote the best figher in the league? Are you insane philly fighters. Put the crack pipe down. Cote is great at punching people in the fist with his face.

Posted by LBFAN on March 17, 2008 at 09:45 PM

Great fight. Toe to toe throwing split up by a little jockeying for position. Edge to Thornton. He threw and landed the better shots, but Cote certainly gave a good account of himself

Posted by luvhockey22 on March 16, 2008 at 06:25 PM

WOW i love watching these two go at it!! they always drop the gloves about 2;30 in the game at center circle!!!! very close fight but i give it two shawn!! i love shawn!!! love watching him in the nhl but miss watching him in norfolk!!!

Posted by bluesrule08 on March 16, 2008 at 12:28 PM

very good fight...philly fighters you are a loser..cote is not the best fighter in the league..king, laraque, orr, and now thornton would pwn him anyday

Posted by MNBonecrusher on March 15, 2008 at 11:37 PM

VERY close, but Thornton with the win.

Posted by TheBomb413 on March 16, 2008 at 05:16 PM

Cote the best fighter in the NHL??? hahahahahahahahahhahaaha are you serious? hahahahahahaha oh man that was my laugh for the year thank you very much. Thornton gets the win in this one, but it was close. I will say that Cote is the gutsiest fighter, but not the best. hahahahaha oh that kills me.

Posted by moneybags on March 15, 2008 at 06:36 PM

great fight.both were throwin preetty good i have to give the edge to thornton

Posted by tonydomi1 on March 16, 2008 at 12:10 PM

Great toe-to-toe scrap! Give the edge to Thornton for landing a few more power punches. Cote the best fighter in the league? Give me a break. Go back and archive when Orr tooled him up and used his head as a speed bag. But at least Cote will go with anyone and you get your money's worth.

Posted by RedWings2520 on March 16, 2008 at 05:30 PM

Great fight! Shawn Thornton is one of my favorites.

Posted by BsFAn4LIF on March 27, 2008 at 09:52 PM

These guys always have a great bout, give a little respect at the end. Thornton definatly better shots, great fight tho great,,,

Posted by DeathBruzer on October 13, 2008 at 01:05 PM

Great fight

Posted by hockey doc on March 16, 2008 at 07:27 AM

close fight, maybe a draw or win thornton.

Posted by Webtech on March 15, 2008 at 06:22 PM

This fight was real close to call. I did notice at one point Thornton tried to wrestle Cote to the ground early in the fight, this to me is a puss out. I deducted points to Thorton for this! I call this a draw. I don't know what game the Bruin announcers are watching. You would think you were watching a completely different game. What is his name? Jackoff Edwards! I understand home town announcers are a little bias, but this guy takes it to a whole new unacceptable level!

Posted by KORPI24 on March 17, 2008 at 08:25 AM

Definitely a draw in a very good fight. A bunch of people are voting for Thorton ( who I would love to see on the Wings next year ), so I am voting for Cote to even it up. How is this anything but a draw ? Both damn good fighters and almost always very entertaining fights if one of these guys is involved.

Posted by narinsvy on March 16, 2008 at 04:34 PM

cote by a hair

Posted by BroadStBully32 on March 16, 2008 at 06:01 PM

GREAT SCRAP, looked to me like thornton was the one grabbin on at the end of the exchanges, he may have landed better shots but his chin isn't half as hard as Rileys, DRAW

Posted by anvil on March 16, 2008 at 05:44 AM

Cote continues to take on the bigger men and hold his ground or kick butt!

Posted by Fletcher29 on March 17, 2008 at 09:24 AM

I was at the game. Cote with the win. Gotta love the regional announcers "He's trying to pull hair"

Posted by Remyy on April 20, 2008 at 10:14 PM

LOL...the announcers...lOL ROOARR RAOORR

Posted by phflyers077 on March 15, 2008 at 05:00 PM

Good fight but Cote has the edge

Posted by scanz30 on March 15, 2008 at 05:53 PM

check the ratings on every fighters fights and i gurantee cote has the highest rating thornton was pulling hair and tryin to tackle him 4 half the fight

Posted by rootbeer22 on March 16, 2008 at 08:10 PM

Thornton is such a bitch. he thinks he wins everything. clean draw there.

Posted by Flyersfan4life2 on March 17, 2008 at 12:16 PM

BigDOG2007, I freaking hate you. You suck more then anyone on here. Ill say, cote might not be fighter of the year, but he is DEFINITLY top 10 in the league. You name me the other nine and maybe ill agree with you. He's dropped them 23 times this year, and had faired well in pretty much all of them. And hes usually the smaller guy. A mid-level good for thornton? First off, i think thornton holds his own against anyone and is also the more experienced. You shouldnt be talking S**T on here anyway. Your a senators fan, ask mcgratton how he feels about cote. I was at that game and it was AWESOME!!!!. GO back to your hole prick

Posted by phantomsfan15 on March 16, 2008 at 04:13 PM

hreat fight watch it in slow motion cote won the fight!!!!! I know most of u are cote haters but u got give him credit for not backing down to anyone!!!!!! and for the person that said he is the best fighter in the NHL ur a jackass!!!!!

Posted by cotefan92 on March 16, 2008 at 02:54 PM

Great fight, but how is thornton the way more skilled player? cote 1g 3A thornton 3g 2A is that what you call way more skilled retard.

Posted by habsfan82 on December 07, 2008 at 01:05 PM

Im giving Cote the win Because Thornton tried to Wussy his way out and wrestle cote to the ground...Cote is the Mopst exciting fighter to watch and hes not scared of anyone...

Posted by acd1 on February 03, 2009 at 07:46 PM

I wish everybody fought like these two guys!

Posted by nofx8881 on March 16, 2008 at 05:48 PM

I suppose if you listened to the commentator you would think that Thornton manhandled Cote, but if you actually watched the fight it was a clear draw. Neither guy had an advantage. Good fight. Good draw.

Posted by aerotunes on March 16, 2008 at 04:54 PM

I believe Cote is french for punching bag. I enjoy watching flyers get their butts kicked. It's a shame that they won't be in the playoffs so we can watch Cote get his butt kicked again. Oh well ... I'll have to watch the FIRST PLACE DEVILS!

Posted by kitcarnut on March 17, 2008 at 11:43 AM

even steven

Posted by adam27 on March 16, 2008 at 01:12 PM

great scrap. I cringe whenever the Bruins fight. I thought things were bad in Fla years ago with Rimmer,but Edwards is just embarrassing. He must be stopped! Please NESN( if you have any compassion for the fans), get rid of him. It's not oly the fight calls; he has absolutely no clue what is happening out there. Brick should get emotional hazzard pay. Is that enough?

Posted by bigdog2007 on March 16, 2008 at 10:46 AM

I am a Flyer fan hater. They are morons. Cote isn't in the top 10 fighters you clowns! This, however I called a draw. I wanted Thornton to pound Miley Cote, but it was pretty even, and Thornton did more hanging on, tying Cote up. See? I can be objective. Miley Cote can rest in a few games when the Flyers miss the playoffs. P.S. If Miley Cite was the best fighter he should destroy a mid level good like Thornton. He's not even close.

Posted by JayMiller29 on March 16, 2008 at 05:23 AM

Draw. Great fight. Cote always swings away and thats why I pull for him. Kind of a throwback....grab on and go...

Posted by brashingles on March 16, 2008 at 10:01 AM

ok . This is a straight up Draw. Both of them trading. In sport thornton landed better, but in spots Cote landed better. Do not be influenced by the Boston commentator. Looks with your own eyes. They were trading back and forth, lets not get to scientific , there was no clear edge to anyone. great fight for them. There first bout earlier this year may be fight of the year so far.

Posted by radioactiverich on March 15, 2008 at 05:13 PM

Good scrap.

Posted by Viper207 on March 17, 2008 at 01:16 AM

Cote is by far the most exciting fighter this year. Slugfest draw.

Posted by sharpeye on March 16, 2008 at 03:36 AM

Good tilt. Draw. And yes, Jack Edwards should not be allowed to talk into a microphone.

Posted by brawler03 on March 15, 2008 at 05:03 PM

Great fight. Both these guys can chuck em. No clear winner. Draw.

Posted by coroner78 on March 15, 2008 at 08:36 PM

Great bout by Cote and Thornton! Damn refs with the early stoppage again.

Posted by imissbarnaby36 on March 16, 2008 at 01:05 AM

sick fight!!! FUCK REFEREES they jump in way tooo early every goddam fight letem go u pussies

Posted by foiledup on March 19, 2008 at 06:33 PM

what a great fight. Draw.

Posted by Wolf_eyes on March 16, 2008 at 12:29 PM

Great fight! GREAT!

Posted by STL13 on March 18, 2008 at 06:26 AM

Thornton got the better of this....although it was a respectable fight.

Posted by april81972 on March 16, 2008 at 10:25 AM

hey "philly fighters"...."best fighter"????...please. worst announcers question. "It's nasty!" LOL!!! Edge Thornton after tagging Cote early.

Posted by Jwcolour on March 18, 2008 at 03:10 AM

Good fight...could've been a draw but I think Thornton landed better shots when they started going wild so i'll give a slight edge to him.

Posted by BostonBruins19 on March 16, 2008 at 11:36 AM

great rematch. we need to replace jack edwards immediately. first of all, hje used the "rock 'em sock 'em robots" line in the thornton/cote fight earlier this year. second of all, nobody was pulling anyones hair in that fight. finally, he just needs to chill for a minute.

Posted by snowboardinmatt on March 16, 2008 at 01:16 AM

Philly fighters: Gee, what a surprise someone with that name thinks Cote is now the best fighter in the NHL. First of all, how can you say he's "now" the best fighter in the NHL on a page that has a fight he lost. Secondly, you knew Cote and Thornton were gonna go based on their history, but I promise you Lucic would knock Cote on his a$$, even with a twice-broken nose. You're just pumped because you found a clip of the Flyers where they aren't committing cheap shots and ending players seasons (i.e. Bergeron, Alberts). Yet we still beat you guys without them, nice try though.

Posted by jcstokes on March 15, 2008 at 05:29 PM

Nice one. I thought Thornton got the better of Cote. I liked the gamesmanship by both players.

Posted by PICKLEHAMMER on March 16, 2008 at 09:54 AM

Great fight. Both were throwing like wild men. Great sportsmanship at the end there. Honestly, is there a more annoying announcer than Boston's guy? Give that guy a cookie and send him on his way.

Posted by homer1964 on March 15, 2008 at 06:14 PM

Thornton beat the crao out of him.

Posted by travist on March 15, 2017 at 01:48 PM

Cote did surprisingly well. i miss those Bruins days, now that Sweeney has demolished them, they are not worth watching.

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on January 15, 2009 at 08:50 AM

Another great one from these two

Posted by Adambruinsfan on April 18, 2008 at 08:09 PM

Another good fight between these two. Decision to Thornton.

Posted by bruinsfan17 on March 17, 2008 at 09:01 PM

GREAT FIGHT -jack edwards needs to stop announcing...most homer announcer ever -Cote best fighter in the NHL? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA your funny. he got whooped by BGL earlier in the year and without a doubt isnt even close to the top. he has had some good fights this year but hell no he is not the best. go smoke some more of that crack -very close, thornton winner by better shots

Posted by mclean1907 on March 23, 2009 at 01:43 AM

"Well as a hockey fan... you'd just sit back and enjoy that" says the commentator at the the end of the fight. What more can be said.

Posted by HchVegasNHL57 on January 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Did anyone else notice ST giving cote a bit of a rub on the head at te end there? Gotta love the respect these boys have for each other. Great tilt. Prob only slightly outdone by their scrap earlier in the yr...

Posted by PFLY64 on March 16, 2008 at 11:39 AM

gunslinger you are an asshole just read my second post, sane flyers fan its an oxymoron you friggin idiot, as far as who won the fight its only your opinion douchebag, but if you voted for thornton youre wrong if he won so convincingly was did he spend half the fight going for the takedown. pity right

Posted by Philly_fighters on March 15, 2008 at 05:28 PM

Another Great Fight by Cote! Good effort by both guys. I believe Cote now is the best fighter in the NHL.