Great tilt...NEIL maybe the poundofor pund toughest in the bigs. Lets hope for MC and Orr Sat. DRAW or slight edge Thorton. Leafs2006...your a ****ing tool pal. If it makes you feel better write your hate away son.
Tried to find a different feed other than the NESN one for two reasons, NESN producer missed the first few seconds of the fight so I had to listen to Jack the jerk call it, and, I just didnt want to hear him go off on his foolish ranting....over and under....arghhhh!!!!!!!!! Aside from that, one of the better fights I've seen in a while. Thorton gets the nod.
TKO213, as for your retarded homer comment, go back if you have the mental capabilities to do so and actually count the punches that landed. It is decidedly in favor of Thorton. Many that agree here certainly are not Bruins fans. I may be a Bruin's fan but I call them as they are, check my posts, and while you're at it, shove your homer comment up your azz..........
Good scrap, even better if you mute the announcers. It's funny how the Neil tide has turned - everyone hated him at the start of the year, and now that he has had some good bouts, people are more accepting. Plain and simple the guy knows how to fight, and is a player you love to hate until he is on your team. He probably got a bit lazy with McGrats there to fight his battles, but has really stepped up this year. As for Thornton, if he was a couple inches taller and a few pounds heavier he would have no problem stepping in with the Godards, BGL, Boogie and other super heavies.
Great fight by both players.
I'm wondering if maybe the NHL head office has instructed the refs to be more actively involved - be it breaking up the fight as guys are running out of gas and there's a greater likelihood someone will lose their balance or attempt to take down his opponent, or perhaps catching a guy on the way down to the ice if he's lost his helmet - in the wake of the Don Sanderson incident. That wouldn't surprise me because in virtually every fight I've ever seen, the ref(s) don't get this close to the action. Just a thought.