Has to be the homers giving this to Cote. A win does not constitute showing up and landing a punch. He took 3 or 4 jackhammers to the face to start this fight. After getting in a solid shot in return, this finished up as a humpfest. Fritz gets the win with the quick start and more scoring blows.
win fritz in a close fight. something you dont see from cote - hugging tight, it not his style at all. but it worked well for cote here to keep it a close fight. and it really evidences the respect around the league that fritz has earned.
When i first watched this I thought it was a draw, but after watching it a few times I think its a slight edge Fritz. Fritz lands a few good punches at the very start, before they come in close, both fighters were cut in this fight as well.
OK.. no more Cootie bashing. This was a good fight and Cootie actually played hockey in this game. Fritz is a monster and Cootie stood in there with him. Both landed some good shots in the beginning and petered in the latter. This game was ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE SEEN THIS SEASON.
Fritz landed 5 or 6 solid face punches and Cootie landed 1 good one that landed right on the eye of Fritz. Both guys bloodied but this one goes to Fritz.
Can't give anyone an edge here, but I'll say this: Cote makes me proud to be a Flyers fan! He will show up against anyone and take his lumps as well as give a few back. He shows further proves this tonight by taking on GIANT Mitch Fritz, who has turned out to be a superb fighter so far.
Draw, plain and simple. Cote does a great job of keeping this fight close so he not be in the humungous wing span of Fritz. Cote ALWAYS gives a great show against anybody and this might have been of his best showings. Lots of guys would have been on their backs looking at the lights.