October 14, 2008
1st Period - 20:00
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Jarome Iginla 31.4% (59 votes)
Cody McCormick 36.7% (69 votes)
Draw 31.9% (60 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by BigJtheCanuck on October 18, 2008 at 11:36 AM

could have been a little better

Posted by digitalroc on October 15, 2008 at 08:26 PM

removing the lid shows respect, mccormick (5th round pick #144 overall) is a minor leaguer. iggy (1st round pick) is an all-star and is not shy to drop the gloves. he is not a fighter, he is a power forward that can fight. big difference, if you want to watch fighers search on goddard or cote. obviously iggy was frustrated with his performance over the last few games without any points. well he delivered a gordie howe hat track that night against the avs. this fight really didnt get going and ended up as a draw. people that hide behind forum posts insulting and swear at players are gutless punks. if you dont have a well articulated post, well thumbs down and finger up to you.

Posted by mcgrew36 on October 15, 2008 at 09:20 AM

I agree, if you are gonna where a visor it is time to take off the helmet when the fight starts.

Posted by Behn Wilson on October 15, 2008 at 10:28 PM

Liked the left right combo by McCormick to start things off, but just like Mitchell, Iginla lands the final blow. He had time to take it off, but heat of the moment and all that.

Posted by chl37 on October 17, 2008 at 12:57 PM

iginla had ample time to shed his lid like mccormick did but chose not to. c--o-w-a-r-d. keep the gloves on if thats the case. puke. the league needs to regulate this type of crap. iglina your nominated to the AVL (the ALL VISOR LEAUGUE).

Posted by Sam1410 on October 15, 2008 at 12:58 AM

Draw in a nothing fight. I don't think either really landed anything and I can't give a win to Iggy for the takedown.

Posted by rugby on October 15, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Yeah Iginla had the opportunity and should have taken his helmet off. Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't and other times things happen quickly and he doesn't have a chance. Maybe he doesn't take it off for guys he has no respect for...... I don't know but you have to go a ways back (Shanahan in his prime?) to find a talented scorer that drops the gloves and actually tries to throw punches, or just does it to spark his team. He even seems to enjoy it a bit, so I am ok with Jerome.

Posted by tonyrodmon on October 15, 2008 at 03:35 PM

When your in a scrum like that along the boards the last thing on your mind is losing the visor. When your asking for one off the faceoff, like mitchell the other day.. yeah you shed the helmet. I'm not for keeping the visor on but come on? No class? Draw

Posted by Sasky001 on October 15, 2008 at 09:51 AM

I love that Iginla didn't even know who Mccorndick was so he didn't bother dropping the lid. I also love the fact the CM got his helmet got knocked off in the scrum and then he pretended that he took it off to have a "honourable" fight. What garbage. After CM scores 375 NHL goals Iginla can take the visor off.

Posted by jbaker3924 on October 15, 2008 at 04:31 AM


Posted by BigPapa08 on October 15, 2008 at 02:47 PM

Not much happened here, respect Iginla for being the captain and best player but if he wants to fight he has to lose the visor, especially if the other guy has the helmet off. He loses some points for that.

Posted by cmshort11 on November 20, 2008 at 11:46 PM

If Iginla wants to pretend to be a tough guy he needs to take the visor off, thats cowardly as hell to leave the shield on.

Posted by Muscles on October 15, 2008 at 08:27 PM

Gotta take off the visor.

Posted by superheckman on October 15, 2008 at 12:55 PM

I agree that Iginla has to lose the visor before someone gets hurt, however, what other star players like to mix it up like Iginla? It's nice to see. It was a draw though.

Posted by dmk139 on October 15, 2008 at 08:23 AM

Iginla is on a mission this year...

Posted by Juha82 on October 15, 2008 at 04:43 AM

decent fight with NO WINNEr. Both got in nice/solid shot.

Posted by Crocosaur on October 16, 2008 at 05:13 PM

I like Iggy, but c'mon...lose the visor already! If he would've ditched the headgear like he did with Mitchell, then I would've thought about giving him the decision. But I marked him down for it, and so it's a draw.

Posted by npinnau on October 15, 2008 at 01:39 AM

I give this to McCormick just because I don't even think that Iginla attempted to take his visor off....lame!

Posted by BuffSabs76 on October 15, 2008 at 09:38 AM

Good to see Iginla fighting again this year... shows why he is a captain for doing it all. He has to loose the helmet /sheild though, McCormick gave him plenty of time.

Posted by Bigmurf8758 on October 15, 2008 at 10:41 AM

would every1 shut the hell up about the visor. oh he kept his visor on he is such a pansy! their is no way in hell that some1 that has fought that many times is a pansy, just face it. he isnt wearing that visor because he is scared of getting punched, its so his career isnt ended by a puck to the eye. it actually did look like he tried to take it off that but mccormick rushed him. oh well couple hits here and there- draw

Posted by marcopolo92 on October 19, 2008 at 08:01 PM

Credit to Iginla, a star player that defends his teamates. Draw

Posted by Flyersfan4life2 on October 15, 2008 at 08:44 AM

Gave this one a draw. Very disappointed in Jerome. Normally he would dump the visore before squaring off. Thats the only reason i gave it a draw

Posted by NVD on October 15, 2008 at 01:11 AM

Draw, McCormick had the edge early, but Iggy comes back later. So is Iggy going to fight every game now or what?

Posted by bluesrule08 on October 15, 2008 at 02:11 PM

iginla is a coward...i give mccormick credit since he took off his helmet but god forbid iginla does that....still a draw

Posted by CMoney28 on October 15, 2008 at 06:53 PM

Fight was draw, but announcers were awesome. I gave it to mccormick because iginla hid behind his visor

Posted by siltmipa on October 15, 2008 at 10:25 PM

McCormick wanted to eat ice. Winner Iginla

Posted by Mouseman on October 15, 2008 at 03:24 AM

This was a draw Homers. I am going to challenge all of the "hid behind the visor" rhetoric. If you look clearly at :26 seconds, McCormick tried to land an early punch negating any attempt for the visor/helmet to be removed. Therefore, it was McCormick himself who decided weither the visor stayed on or off. Do your homework people, Iginla has and will remove the helmet if he is fighting a player who has Honor.

Posted by The llama on October 15, 2008 at 10:37 PM

Iggie should have taken the visor off...I have no problem with guys wearing them, but if your going to fight TAKE OFF THE LID!!! It should be an extra 2 if you don't. Isn't it a rule that if your fight tag isn't snapped you get an extra misconduct...McCormick's jersey definitely wasn't tied down...

Posted by kennyj76 on October 18, 2008 at 02:15 PM

i give it to iginla.. hes a skilled player who isnt afraid to fight

Posted by dmac1983 on October 15, 2008 at 01:43 PM

First, TAKE THE VISOR OFF!! Usually, Iginla does, but I don't know why he doesn't here. Second, how can people give the fight to McCormick? Lefts by Iginla won this fight. Not a good fight though, due to the visor.

Posted by jkluhr on October 15, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Yes Iggy should have shed the visor (he had the time), regardless he still won the fight. I guess he just has no respect for a fourth line plug who suckered him in the chin (which this video does not show). Also he doesn't get to plan out a fight for 57 minutes on the bench like most of these guys. Name another player in the league who plays over 23 mins a night and leads the team in points who can scrap like Iggy.

Posted by bully756 on October 15, 2008 at 03:22 AM

iggy only seems to shed the lid when the opponent is half worthy of himself

Posted by saintts on October 15, 2008 at 01:38 PM

Give to Iggy for fighting a bum like McCormick, should have been left to Andre Roy to mop up, got to like Iggy to taking on all comers'

Posted by zowert on October 15, 2008 at 11:46 AM

I don't know what all the fuss is about the visor, it's really no big deal. In four years of juniors (with around 8 to 12 fights a season) I never broke my hand on a visor; I never saw a teammate get hurt in a fight cause of a visor, or did I ever hear of someone in the league breaking a hand. The guys on here complaining about Jarome not taking off the visor are just armchair quaterbacks that have never set foot on NHL ice. Who are you clowns to say anything? That is why you're there and he is there.

Posted by Kocur McBrown on October 15, 2008 at 08:56 PM

Damn, Iginla. Take your damn helmet off!

Posted by tattooedkingpin on October 15, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Nice little fight. I like how the announcer almost choked trying to say the name McCormick.

Posted by no123one on April 04, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Definite win for Iginla

Posted by the_gritty_one on October 15, 2008 at 01:28 PM

Win Iggy A lot of people here suffering from Internet Retard Syndrome

Posted by Jordybats99 on December 30, 2015 at 04:52 PM

Iginla Should have taken his helmet off. But still Iginla with the win.

Posted by stardefender on October 15, 2008 at 06:15 AM

Close fight but Iginla landed the better shots and showed good strength taking him down at the end. Gives him the edge imo. *** Some of you guys are absolute idiots who have no idea what they're talking about. What you DON'T see in the sequence is how Iginla was attacked and cheap shotted before the fight started. It wasn't where both agreed to drop them (Iginla DOES lose his lid in those instances). McCormick was cheap shotting him. Unreal how stupid some of you are with the automatic helmet comments. Idiots.

Posted by aznstylez on October 15, 2008 at 08:44 PM


Posted by Iginla owns on October 15, 2008 at 07:55 PM

you guys are all losers why the hell should he toss the lid for a no name fag like mcormick if you want a shot at the best player you will just have to risk a bloody fist it a good thing cody went down or iggy would have KOed him too just like willa

Posted by wendel17clark on October 15, 2008 at 04:12 PM

Idiots are we. I wish I remembered who he fought last year when he took off his elbow pads and left his bucket on. I guess we are idiots who grew up playing hockey and understand what a bs move that was. Then again I assumed any real man would understand that concept, guess not.

Posted by lakingsfan19 on October 15, 2008 at 11:23 AM

edge to mccormick!

Posted by Dovermv on October 15, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Iginla sucks. If you want to drop the gloves, have the balls to take your hat off. I would like to thank everybody for informing me that you are allowed to keep your helmet on with a visor as long as you have 300 + goals. What happens if you get 400 or 500 goals? Do you get to keep your stick during the fight? A fight is a fight!! The number of goals you have does not matter. Take it off

Posted by mikebflorida on October 15, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Iginla proves he is a spot picker, he'll shed the visor for guys he thinks he can beat, he leaves it on if he's not sure, even when the other guy takes his helmet off. Gutless. One minute, I love the guy, like the other night vs Willie Mitchell, tonight, he was a gutless coward who leaves the shield on. He ought to be suspended or fined big time and then the message will get through.

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on October 15, 2008 at 05:07 PM

Look at Iginla wear a visor. God the nhl has to do something about that.

Posted by Stretcher on October 15, 2008 at 10:05 AM

take the helmet OFF

Posted by Tenzin on October 15, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Iggy needs to shed the lid. Between him and Phaneuf they sure like to hide behind that visor. Punks.

Posted by Dampland on October 15, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Bitch move to keep the visor on

Posted by richardrios on October 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Iginla's a bitch! Take off your visor/helmet you pussy! Screw Iginla. I give the win to McCormick.

Posted by bloodynuckles on October 15, 2008 at 11:43 AM

iginla should be ashamed of himself that was a douche move, he took off the lid against big willy so why not now? McCormick by default

Posted by Bear72 on October 15, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Iginla to protect phaneuf again not to bad love to see players stick up for teammates

Posted by Warx on October 15, 2008 at 05:59 AM

McCormick has the upper hand at the beginning until "I'm not taking my visor off for you" Iginla gets into the old hugging with him

Posted by Gunslinger on October 15, 2008 at 07:14 PM

Iggy used to be a stand up guy but the last couple of seasons he has bitched up and fights WITH a visor. Any cred he had he loses with fights like this. Take OFF the visor Jerome! Or do'nt scrap at all!

Posted by billy jack on October 16, 2008 at 03:40 AM

win too mcormick for iggy leaveing his visor on.plus even if iggy dint fight with a visor mic won.

Posted by JETTA KNIGHT on October 15, 2008 at 02:07 PM

squared off...left the helmet on. sorry iggy. losing respect. all the "who got more hits in" crap? one guy is getting punches to the face, the other is not. lose the visor. different fight.

Posted by mr. putzoo on October 15, 2008 at 02:11 PM

Gutless move by Iginla. If that's the best the Flames can do it's going to be a long season. They are going to miss Godard.

Posted by allienmort on October 16, 2008 at 01:43 PM

Iginla should self-impose a suspension. I sure wouldn't want to show my face on the ice after that absolutely pathetic display. Probably left the shield on to protect his "TV" face for after he hangs the blades for the last time.

Posted by Spanky_Jazz on October 16, 2008 at 06:15 PM

McCormick did NOT lose his helmet in the scrum. His chinstrap was undone, that is all. I watched the game. Iginla did not receive a "cheap shot," either. McCormick was on the edge of the scrum between Phaneuf and McLeod and when Iginla tried to come in, McCormick pushed him back and knocked him down. When Iginla popped back up, the two agreed to fight and McCormick dropped the lid. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOUR OPPONENT IS AN UP AND COMER LIKE MCCORMICK OR AN ESTABLISHED VETERAN, YOU SHOULD NEVER FIGHT WITH A VISOR ON. IT DOES NOT MAKE YOU HONORABLE. IT DOES NOT MAKE YOU A TOUGH GUY. IT JUST MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A WET, SLOPPY, SLAB OF POON.

Posted by Franchise on October 29, 2008 at 10:27 PM

I gave Iginla credit for his bout with Mitchell, but he loses this one. Can someone tell Jerome and Dion if they want to play Toughguy, they need to lose the helmet/visors? They look like p***ies.

Posted by Bassen28 on October 15, 2008 at 09:07 PM

lose the visor pussy!!!

Posted by Ragtop1day on October 15, 2008 at 09:05 AM

if you fight with a visor - you lose.

Posted by justafightfan on October 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM

LoL if iginla has a worthy oppenent he removes the visor?what a joke he had all kinda of time to loose the lid and for the record Iginla was not jumped they squared off and he left the helmet on,I bet he went and complained to the ref about something after since that is what he does all game long is complain anyway.winner McCormick.Lol 375 goals Jerome was a tad nervous so he left the lid on plain and simple

Posted by blackgoldfan on October 15, 2008 at 08:04 PM

Hmmmm...Not like igilna to leave the visor on. Stupid fight on his part anyways. McCormick with the upset for the big punches that would've hurt if Iggy didn't have his Shield on.

Posted by retrolust on October 15, 2008 at 08:59 AM

iginla & phaneuff are the two biggest pussy's in hockey - take off the visor and be a man you little cowards

Posted by BFT on October 15, 2008 at 03:51 AM

I think Iginla should man up and either throw his helmet of or stop wearing a visor.

Posted by Parros_16 on October 16, 2008 at 07:50 PM

Good Tilly Gave it to Cody cause he has to hit helmet for the fight and did good while he got punches rang off the head Jarome usually takes his helmet off not impressed there

Posted by TNAvsFan on November 01, 2008 at 07:19 PM

come on, Iginla......god, I hate guys who wont ditch the headgear. I give the fight to McCormick based on that alone. Shameful!!!

Posted by ShuterMcGav on October 16, 2008 at 05:24 PM

I'm a fan of Iginla's. He plays hard, and is a tough-nosed guy. Saying that, I'm even more of an Avs/McCormick guy. McCormick shed his own helmet in hope Iginla would drop his, but he didn't...weak. Good thing Iginla didn't, cause McCormick would of knock off his block with that right hand at the beginning of the fight. Win McCormick for sure. Iginla you are a pussy.

Posted by seipmoney on October 18, 2008 at 02:23 PM

mccormack kicked his ass idk about a draw????

Posted by epstein88 on October 15, 2008 at 07:27 PM

I like Iginla but he's got take that visor off, he had the edge in this fight but I give McCormick the win on principle alone!

Posted by Sharpie2788 on October 16, 2008 at 10:05 PM

Stupid time to fight for Iggy and didnt even take his helemet off. Cody FTW

Posted by LAPPYSLAPPY on December 07, 2008 at 11:43 PM


Posted by bam932 on October 15, 2008 at 10:52 PM

Why is Roy even in the lineup if Iggy's going to take on a minor-leaguer like McCormick??? Anyways, clear cut draw.

Posted by goody72 on August 21, 2009 at 09:25 PM

Iginla should have took off his helmet. Draw

Posted by ducksfan25 on October 15, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Iginla really needs to lose the visor if he's gonna do this.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 23, 2015 at 02:19 AM

Love watching McLeod sucker punch Phaneuf. McCormick started strong against Iginla, but lost it at the end. I have to give a draw because Iggy had a nice comeback.

Posted by dukeofearle on October 15, 2008 at 02:02 PM

Iggy takes off his helmet every fight he is in. obviously there was a reason he didn't. Jimbo Jones, (Tenzin) who said "Iggy and Phaneuf like to hide behind their shields" is an idiot. Name two other STAR players like these two who not only fight for their team like this, but take off the bucket every time. Iggy with the win.

Posted by BigLeague24 on October 15, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Not a great fight at all, but it would be ridiculous to pick anyone but Iginla as the winner of this fight. McCormick is a classless puke. Anyone who was at the game or saw it live knows why Jarome didn't remove his visor. McCormick sucker punched Phaneuf after the whistle, and then proceeded to pull Iginla down by his jersey, as he was trying to skate away and go to the dressing room. All of this was before the fight even started AND while the referees were in the middle of it......what a tough guy! If I were Iginla I wouldn't have taken off my visor for that punk either!

Posted by hncreature on October 15, 2008 at 06:01 AM

TAKE THE VISOR OFF!!! wendel17clark - "What a cheap gutless move. No class." - +1 Should be a major...even a misconduct...for not removing it

Posted by bloodchurn on October 15, 2008 at 01:11 AM

I give the win to McCormick for Iginla hiding behind his visor like that.

Posted by snowboardinmatt on October 15, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Win McCormick simply because Iginla didn't take off the visor. I think if a player has a reasonable chance to take off his visor and doesn't, it should be an extra minor. This would've been one of those cases, there was more than enough time to take it off.

Posted by TBLightningGuru on October 16, 2008 at 06:50 PM

There's nothing worse than a guy who can fight.. but being to pansy to remove his visor. fighting with a visor is not only pansy its dangerous for the puncher. There should be a 10 minute misconduct if one guy doesnt remove the visor/helmet and the other does. Win to McCormick by default for ditching the lid. And a big pussy sticker to Iginla. Lets keep track of how many he earns this year. what a little girl.

Posted by Spaz on October 16, 2008 at 06:48 PM

I don't know if I've heard any bigger BS than "he didn't respect the minor leaguer"...if your going to square up and go, then don't do it with a decided advantage...

Posted by chad420 on July 24, 2009 at 09:51 PM

edge cody mc... for landin more ....droppin his lid like a man also helps

Posted by gmr133 on October 15, 2008 at 11:55 AM

You people who constantly put Iginla up there as a guy who can fight and play--give me a break. He had plenty of time to take off the bucket/visor and didn't. Maybe next time he could wear a motorcycle helmet and then pick a fight.

Posted by spongeymonkey on October 15, 2008 at 04:20 PM

Even bout except schmuck Iginla left his visor on. Win points for McCormick.