As a Red Wings fan growing up in Montreal, I've seen alot of Downey, and frankly...he is, and has always been....a potato farmers' poor mans' version of the decent, Gord Donnelly. I wish I had better news Wingers, but those Probert days have been long gone for over a decade, and this guy doesn't exactly strike fear into the hearts of other teams, and that's why guys like Wisniewski don't even hesitate.
Wow, he beat the "Wiz"! Who's next, Daryl Sydor? Win Downie....ooooh ...ahhhhh!
I was hoping these two would go and they did. If Downey did throw a shot in when Wisniewski went down, it was an extra for Samuelson. Downey is a very patient and foe respecting fighter. He knows when to go and when to let people get themselves off their game, don't always have to drop the gloves to prove something, although it is more entertaining when they do. I give Downey the win for the one armed body slam.
Behn - What I would give to have those days back. But then again, we weren't making the playoffs every year and winning Stanley Cups, so I consider it to be a fair tradeoff. As for the fight, it was a clear win for Downey...he came out firing early, often and was clearly in control from the start.
Anyone who was at this game knows that Wiz was won this fight convincinigly. The camera didn't show 3 good shots that connected to Downey's ugly face. DETROIT SUCKS! They are praying that they don't have to face the Hawks in the first round.