February 26, 2009
2nd Period - 8:20
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Shawn Thornton 11.8% (27 votes)
George Parros 48% (110 votes)
Draw 40.2% (92 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by jdoherty on March 06, 2009 at 04:53 PM

Did anyone even land a punch here...if anything Thornton wins by take-down.

Posted by bruinbrigade on February 28, 2009 at 05:12 AM

Eh. Thornton was just defending Savard. Draw, with slight edge to Parros for being the Offensive fighter

Posted by Muscles on February 27, 2009 at 05:03 PM

Did anyone land a punch?

Posted by nicknines on February 27, 2009 at 09:05 AM

takedown this guys f nuts. draw not much going on i cant remember the last time i seen a real h weight fight

Posted by rusheetinme on February 28, 2009 at 06:30 AM

LAME!! Parros just tries to hold on and pull Thortons sweater off. Draw.

Posted by thebigbea55 on February 27, 2009 at 01:39 AM

serious parros sucks... he is so big but can't fight...

Posted by Cid on February 27, 2009 at 01:45 AM

Parros landed the only real punch and Thornton with the take down. Have to call this one a draw. Kept in tight and noone really got going. On a side note, Parros has awful balance.

Posted by duggieb12 on February 27, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Thornton held his own, Parros needs to lose the mustache...

Posted by OneilltheGiant on February 27, 2009 at 08:20 AM

Both land a few punches each before Thornton takes Parros down.. Draw in a poor fight.

Posted by Wensinkfan on February 27, 2009 at 01:44 PM

Parros had the slight advantage I thought throughout with Thornton getting the takedown. I call a Draw. Could have been better.

Posted by zoyboy on February 27, 2009 at 06:13 AM

Parros would get the edge, but Thornton gets the draw with his aggressiveness against a bigger man

Posted by pmarz1 on February 27, 2009 at 09:57 AM

draw. nothing really landed either way and for those who think the "take down" sealed a win for thorton...get a clue.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on February 27, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Long fight but not much going on. Draw

Posted by MMA_FCF on February 27, 2009 at 12:58 PM

That is what happens when two friends have to drop 'em to defend their teammates. I was there and it was funny to watch because they made it look like the shots had ill intent but in reality there was a lot of air being hit. They actually gave each other a slap on the face and a quick smile at the end of it.....maybe renting a room after.

Posted by bruiser11 on February 27, 2009 at 02:15 PM

I think parros landed more than thornton did, but this was pretty close

Posted by rugby on February 27, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Not much going on. Despite his size and position advantage during this, Parros seemed more concerned with not getting hit by Thornton.

Posted by Boston USMC on February 27, 2009 at 09:39 AM

Okay, draw. Parros the bigger physical man. Thornton younger and gamer. No clean punches landed by either man. Good physicallity by both. Parros the slight edge on the missed punches. He looked a little better when he got Thorntons helmet off. Sorry guys but take downs do count, whatever player, whatever team. Thornton with the take down. Nice. Draw.

Posted by stevemcgraw1 on February 27, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Very close fight. Parros is a much bigger guy but Thornton as usual held is own very well. Give Thornton extra credit for fighting guys much bigger than him.

Posted by truitt on February 28, 2009 at 12:30 AM

draw....no clear winner

Posted by jhicks on February 27, 2009 at 08:39 PM

thornton plays on the best 4th line in nhl. he gets 10-12 minutes of ice time every nite. parros cant play a lick. thornton fights the good fight when called. time for people to give him his due. his skill level is far better than any enforcer. dont have to win every fight . make a good showing and he does that.

Posted by carolyn1946 on February 27, 2009 at 12:18 PM


Posted by Jellyczar on February 27, 2009 at 08:06 AM

Draw as the much bigger porno stache was a bit wild with the swings.

Posted by Ryan44 on March 01, 2009 at 05:50 AM

Nice work from both. You gotta love Shawnie!

Posted by Juha82 on February 28, 2009 at 05:14 AM


Posted by JCeltic on February 27, 2009 at 09:39 AM

Draw. Only because I actually thought Thornton was going to get his ass handed to him, and he held up impressively well against a much bigger bruiser.

Posted by BsFAn4LIF on February 27, 2009 at 07:01 AM

Being at this game i called that these 2 would drop the gloves, especially after that hit Great to see Thornton still has fight in him, hes got guts to be dropping the gloves with people a lot bigger than him

Posted by ShuterMcGav on February 27, 2009 at 04:18 PM

pretty even, call it a draw. Who is this douche bag announcer?

Posted by Bruins29 on February 27, 2009 at 09:59 AM

There's something wrong with a lot of the voters on here. Neither player landed a solid punch during the whole fight. Both guys had a tight grip of each other...and Parros is the clear winner? Ridiculous. This is a draw.

Posted by peterboy on February 27, 2009 at 02:49 AM

Draw for me.

Posted by hockeyfighter44 on February 27, 2009 at 01:07 PM

nothing lannding i would love to see a rematch.smaller guy with the takedown at the end. edge thornton.

Posted by alsport on February 28, 2009 at 01:16 AM

Wow....the announcer is horrible. I guess in his eyes, a Bruins player never loses a fight. Since when does the "takedown" determine the winner of a fight?

Posted by DuckHawk on February 26, 2009 at 09:47 PM

Close fight, but not much going on. I go with Thornton simply because he seemed more interested in getting it going. Parros seemed to me more interested in keeping Thornton at bay with his size, reach and strength. Thornton is due for a fight with someone closer to his size...give the man credit, as well as the other enforcers for doing what seems at times like a thankless job. Former teamates going here, as well as cup winners, kind of rare eh?

Posted by hal29 on February 27, 2009 at 08:09 PM

scooter231 don't be a douche all your life.draw at best parros just clutched and threw wild punches.thornton was the only one who was trying to stay active and wanna get loose.parros shows weakness here by just grabbing a guy 4 inches and what 20-30lbs lighter.thornton couldn't of done to bad drawing a little blood from parros

Posted by BOOKofTIGGER on February 27, 2009 at 01:51 PM

Parros Dominated early and Thorton got the take down. give it to thornton.

Posted by kcodair on March 02, 2009 at 09:15 AM

close fight, I gave it to thornton for the takedown.

Posted by ssss on February 27, 2009 at 07:54 PM

draw. nothing landing

Posted by Lundqvist1991 on March 01, 2009 at 01:42 AM

meh ok fight it was a take down, il give thornton the win, not only cuz he took him down but also cuz he's smaller and stood up for himself which is the most important

Posted by bammer24 on April 06, 2013 at 01:40 AM

All Thornton.He out Foxed the Fox.

Posted by moneybags on February 27, 2009 at 01:37 AM

thornton with the edge here,,,mcb and bruins your eye are both honor students at the school for the blind ,,so have mercy on them

Posted by bruins rule on February 27, 2009 at 08:15 AM

decent fight by these 2 guys.nice to see thornton go after him after the hit on savard.

Posted by Me4dOw on February 27, 2009 at 02:02 AM

Thornton's Victory! . Parros is one fat italian mario looking guy think that he can fight, but just throws wild punches.. and see's if they land!

Posted by Buster11 on June 03, 2009 at 03:35 AM

I would take Thorton anytime on my team! Parros is slop and off balanced, all the time!

Posted by NukeLaloosh on February 27, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Once again Jack Edwards proves that he is the biggest homer, retard in the history of sports broadcasting. What an embarrassment to Bruins hockey! What an embarrassment to sports broadcasting! Who hired this douche! You're a joke Jack, please go away!

Posted by Happy2 on February 27, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Parros with the win.

Posted by heffenator on February 27, 2009 at 02:35 PM

Crap all crap

Posted by shokknterror on February 27, 2009 at 02:57 PM

Where are the hoards of commenters complaining that Parros is a big pussy for fighting someone smaller than him? Oh yeah! They're all over on the Milan Lucic page crying their eyes out! Thornton actually considers Parros to be one of his closest friends. What an odd way to make a living, eh?

Posted by Leafs2006 on February 27, 2009 at 04:35 PM

Nice call again Bullwinkle....ya friggin moron...then " concussion" Brickley starts talking, 2 idiots. I wonder if Parros feels bad for hammering on a guy that has down syndrome....? Stash man win!

Posted by Behn Wilson on February 27, 2009 at 05:36 PM

Win Parros. Loss announcer.

Posted by crosscheck52 on February 27, 2009 at 06:16 AM

Parros was in control. Thornton showed more energy and tried harder, but the big guy stayed in control. Nice takedown by the aggressive Thornton, but that doesn't get a win in my eyes.

Posted by Grimsonrules on February 27, 2009 at 01:28 PM

Good on Thornton steppin up for Savard. Decent scrap, coulda been better but it was enjoyable none-the-less

Posted by wallysy1 on February 27, 2009 at 01:39 PM

you know if a bruin is involved that even if there are no punches connected by the bruin -and he gets hit in the face 30 times--you will get some wins by the bruin.

Posted by jealeman on March 04, 2009 at 12:29 AM

I wish I could go over/under on Jackass Edwards. He gets excited when Thornton takes down Parros? Thank goodness he never called the fight between Tyson and Holyfield...Tyson would have won AND had an earful...

Posted by BooSanta on February 28, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Highlight of this scrap is the solid hit Pornstache threw before Thorts dropped gloves with him. Mostly Stache out muscling and out punching before the obligatory stumble to the ice. Thorts could only bring a takedown to this grinder.

Posted by SteelCity on February 27, 2009 at 02:41 AM

Now that all the Bean Eatin' morons have voted, let's get some unbiased results. Obvious win for Parros here. Thornton hardly threw - let alone landed - a single shot. Parros didn't do too much damage overall, but clearly threw the only shots that mattered, a few looked to land, and he controlled. Pathetic Edwards creams himself again because of the lame takedown at the end.

Posted by Towmater on February 27, 2009 at 03:13 PM

slight edge to Parros

Posted by bruinsguy on February 27, 2009 at 07:13 PM

Thornton fought a good fight, but Parros landed alot more of his shots.

Posted by GSP09 on February 27, 2009 at 09:01 PM

Parros with the win, if you look at it without the homer announcer, you will see that Thornton didn't connect at all. You can take all the draw votes and put it in the win column for Parros.

Posted by ogie ogiltorpe on February 27, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Parros controls this one and gets the win....Jack Edwards is beyond idiotic as an announcer

Posted by Bloodbank on February 27, 2009 at 03:46 PM

The announcer is hilarious! Thornton loses. Missing a tie down strap?

Posted by Lister100 on February 27, 2009 at 11:07 AM

Parros with the beat down. Win Parros

Posted by The DZA on February 27, 2009 at 04:01 AM

Just imagine Jack Edwards talking dirty in bed. wow

Posted by hipchecker20 on February 27, 2009 at 08:16 PM

Not a lot of punches landed. Thornton is certainly a "Gamer."

Posted by njteech on February 27, 2009 at 06:35 AM

Parros winner, better shots. Thorton never hit him, just a drag down

Posted by huddles on February 27, 2009 at 11:16 PM

dear homers parros with win thornton threw no punches, parros hit with a few, signed fan of neither

Posted by Screaming Buffalo on February 27, 2009 at 02:30 AM

This was either a draw or a win for Parros. No way in hell it was a win for Thornton. All he did was take down a fighter with the worst balance in the league at the end. Whoever voted for Thronton is either a moron or there name is Jack Edwards.

Posted by ETR on February 27, 2009 at 09:52 AM

homer announcers....Parros win....

Posted by Peters 76 on February 27, 2009 at 08:56 PM

Win Parros. Jack Edwards is a huge douche.

Posted by LINYRFAN on February 27, 2009 at 02:00 AM

Close but Parros threw and landed more. George gets to put a notch in his victory belt.

Posted by brymaster1 on February 27, 2009 at 01:28 AM

parros with he win, i didnt realize how many boston fanboys there were on here.

Posted by blackgoldfan on March 01, 2009 at 10:10 PM

this anoucer is a disgrace. Parros with a narrow win.

Posted by scooter231 on February 27, 2009 at 06:11 AM

Parros with the win. How can anybody pick Thornton in this one. Must be a lot of Bruins fans. P.S. - this is not a wrestling match were the person gets 2 points for a takedown. Relax Bruin fan.

Posted by dickpoundbrown on February 27, 2009 at 09:32 AM

Was this the first fight of the year Parros has won?

Posted by McCunn8585 on February 27, 2009 at 08:31 AM

Parros. Thornton with the takedown? Not MMA... Thornton is a HW stop making excuses for him.

Posted by MajorGroove on February 27, 2009 at 02:03 PM

Thornton didn't bring much to this dance with Princeton Parros. Georgie mostly just kept Thornton at bay and threw when Thornton was outmuscled. Thornton realizes he has no chance so bails out with a takedown. Narrow win for the 'Stache but he didn't do a lot to earn it.

Posted by bunkerman on February 27, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Look a real man fights in a Boston uniform. Thats the way men fight Lucic not hitting a guy when he's down. Lucic=Vagina

Posted by Call-It-Right on February 27, 2009 at 07:52 AM

Parros with the win

Posted by giantsfrey on February 27, 2009 at 02:41 PM

don't mess with the pornstache thornton was on the defensive the whole time and his only strongpoint was the takedown at the end. win parros

Posted by pepsigenerate on March 05, 2009 at 03:28 PM

thorthon didn,t want anything to do with big george,s long reach so thorthon grabs on, and stays in, what happen to the good ole days where they just go toe to toe ,instead of hiding there faces....wrong tone of voice from the commentator when he says {thorthon with the take down}, like as if thorthon really tried to take parros down and suceeded,but that was not the case cause parros just kind of lost his balanced and thorthon took advantage and tried his hardes to make parros fall, to make it look like a win... but apparently not the case there,---- it just showed that thorthon wanted the fight to end,{ decision george parros}.

Posted by BigMoses on February 27, 2009 at 06:36 PM

What? The only type of legitimate takedown worthy of crowd cheer and announcer praise in hockey is a knockout, or a takedown resulting from a solid punch. A tackle is worth nothing but a statement from the tackler saying "I can't win this, so I'll take him off his feet". Thornton is sweet, but the tackle was a move depicting his own submission.

Posted by DARCY T on May 19, 2009 at 07:27 AM

win parros and it wasnt close one

Posted by Gambino19 on February 27, 2009 at 05:22 PM

nice hit by the mustached one. i'll give him the win too.

Posted by SOCALFAN on February 28, 2009 at 07:14 PM

The announcers are amusing. Size of the dog in fight what crap. T. had it handed to him.

Posted by acemtydk on February 27, 2009 at 03:28 AM

Parros wins this one pretty clearly. All Thornton can do is wrestle Parros to the ice. Still, it's pretty brave of him since George is above Shawn's league.

Posted by ibled4theusa on February 27, 2009 at 04:23 PM

WOW A TAKE DOWN! Don't be surprised if the league suspends George for such a vicious hit. The Ducks have been targeted all year for being physical. Big nasty es? That sounded just like BUTTMAN. If you enjoy the Detroit Dull wings then, keep referring to hard hitting teams and players as NASTY ES. GEORGE WHOOPED HIM

Posted by b.t.wilson on February 27, 2009 at 01:10 PM

Edge to Parros in a very good energetic scrap. 6.

Posted by bruiseyoureye on February 27, 2009 at 01:02 PM

parros completely destroyed thorton........by the way thornton is a heavyweight........sporr is a noodle licking cum-guzzler

Posted by leafslover85 on February 27, 2009 at 07:34 AM

o.k. fight but whoever voted for Thornton is an idiot.he pushed over parros who happens to have the worst balance for fighters in the nhl. if you didn't notice that parros had the advantage.parros had 12 punches that landed thornton had around 4 or 5. do the math.winner-parros

Posted by Kaderson on February 27, 2009 at 07:44 AM

Parros advantage, Meat head is a tough customer though. nice one. See, this is two tough guys, respect the code, no cocky b*llshit. When the fights over its over. Lucic boths these guy outclass you.

Posted by mjb_17 on February 27, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Win Parros after a huge hit....get a tie down Thornton

Posted by mikebflorida on February 27, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Jack Edwards proves yet again what an incredible homer douche bag he is. Thornton was game but lost this fight. Take downs are meaningless. Win Stache- he almost snapped in this game. It's really to bad the Buttman rules have taken most of the intensity out of third periods of NHL games. The way this game went, the 2nd period, the 3rd period should have been fight filled like the good old days but alas, the refs control it with weak penalty calls and warnings to players and coaches. Blech.

Posted by kimocoyote on February 27, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Thornton more than held his own against the bigger Parros in a close bout, but edge would go to Parros. Decent scrap.

Posted by ParrosFan16 on February 27, 2009 at 09:26 AM

When did a take down mean you won the fight?

Posted by Fightjudge on March 01, 2009 at 12:40 AM

Thornton was clearly outclassed on this one. Parros was throwing Thornton around like a rag doll. Thornton was hanging on for dear life. The take down at the end is totally irrelevant, this is not Greco Roman wrestling. Those Boston announcers have to be the worst I've ever heard. They know NOTHING about hockey or fighting, simply homers that should be emptying garbage cans in McDonald's parking lot.

Posted by megnlou06 on February 27, 2009 at 06:30 PM

I just would have liked to see more punches thrown

Posted by Snowrider on February 27, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Thornton look like a little girl in this one, and he was so afraid that he wrestle with Parros to put him down. Anyway anytime Bruins loose one i'm so frucking happy

Posted by acd1 on February 28, 2009 at 09:15 AM

'Stache with the win!

Posted by brashearisanape on February 27, 2009 at 02:13 PM

win for big george, but close.

Posted by boldbilly on March 07, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Come on are you kidding? Points for the the takedown, oh a wrestling site we are. Parros with the win because in order to win you have to land a few! Good effort in a obvious losing cause by Thornton ,he knew he was in trouble went for the takedown in order to save his ass not cowardly just smart. I wish Thorton was a Hab IN CLOSING YOUR GREAT ( BRUIN FANS ) FIRST LINE PLAYER LUCIC WHO IS NOT SUPPOSED TO FIGHT WAS AT IT AGAIN SHOWING HIS TRUE COLOURS.........WHAT AN EMBARASEMENT TO THE BOSTON COLOURS...................SHAME SHAME

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on February 28, 2009 at 09:23 AM

decent fight, a draw

Posted by AllDayAP on February 28, 2009 at 07:12 PM

i dont get why everyone loves parros

Posted by chad420 on February 28, 2009 at 07:49 PM

a 4 ..a draw..& another dumbass comment by azjim

Posted by illukka on February 28, 2009 at 05:51 AM

solid draw

Posted by radioactiverich on February 27, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Not much in that. Both guys landed a couple of shots and missed a lot, Draw. Glad to see there is still a lot of people that vote the win for Parros without watching the fight, those are the real homers not the announcers.

Posted by PredsFan189 on March 01, 2009 at 12:16 AM

LOL... "And he gets the take down!" Apparently, the guy really thinks that matters. Looked like a pretty good scrap to me, but I didn't see a winner.

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on February 27, 2009 at 09:33 AM

Parros definitely landed the punches, but Thornton didn't quit, and when he took him down, he lifted him and dumped him, not just fell on him cause he was tired. Both guys landed, and I call it a draw.

Posted by goody72 on July 09, 2009 at 07:18 PM

No clear winner. Draw.

Posted by tomales2 on February 28, 2009 at 03:43 PM

I hate dog fighting analogies, no matter how old. And while I'm complaining, the fool who called Brashear "Grape Ape," in a review of his last fight, needs to be seriously admonished, if not banned. Racists sicken me. Back to the fight-a win for Parros only because of his size, and certainly not any skill

Posted by NHO3713 on February 27, 2009 at 07:15 PM

parros had a pretty big size advantage and thornton still got the takedown, so advantage THORNTON

Posted by Bosoxfan3 on February 27, 2009 at 01:46 AM

Thornton was giving up 4" and 14lbs and he still somehow took down Parros... Parros loses major points for not trying to use his advantage. Frankly, I think if Parros had manned up he probably could have manhandled Thornton just because he is so much bigger than he is. But Thornton, as he always does, was willing to take a punch to give a punch... and Parros was apparently unwilling. Almost scored this a draw, but am giving a close one to Thornton-mainly for the aggression, and because Parros seemed to miss with the few punches that he did deign to throw.

Posted by duckpuck on February 27, 2009 at 01:54 AM

Not much here, but I don't know how anyone can vote for Thornton who didn't land a single punch. I give the slight edge to parros who at least landed a bit. No credit for a take down i my book.

Posted by sindensucks on February 28, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Thornoton's all heart. Anyone who has watched 5 fights in his life knows he is outsized and outmatched by george. Fought the only way he could, defensively, didn't make for great viewing but kept him alive and allowed him to defend savie's honor. Obviously, a win for porn star parros. Bruins 2 toughest guys are #2 lucic and #1 chara - to have 1 of them break a hand in a fight in a 6-1 game would be fun to watch but disaster for B's. What's with this jack edwards hatred? he's a homer - news flash - nhl teams are owned by large multinational corporations or billionairres obsessed with marketing and bottom line. EVERY TEAM IN THE LEAGUE's annoncer is a homer, if they weren't they would be fired the next day for tearing down the product. I listened to stooge dale arnold for 10 years, edwards is a breath of fresh air and foster hewitt clone compared to him. Sorry to interject non fight stuff but I have to say this. I know Thomas' stats are awesome this year BUT i can't see him winning 16 playoff games, B's could win the cup - they should trade for a goalie. Sorry Tim T fans.

Posted by TrueBlue26 on February 27, 2009 at 01:50 PM

again true bias by jack edwards...who ever is uploading these fights especially with boston, i kindly ask for u to try and use the other teams station...im tired of edwards' bias...parros gets the win

Posted by Vince Clortho on February 28, 2009 at 06:22 PM

Gets the takedown?!! This announcer is shameless. Edge to Porn 'Stache.

Posted by snowave on February 27, 2009 at 02:53 AM

Not much happened, but Parros with a few moderate connects. Thornton lands nothing, only one was close, but it was blocked. Win Parros.

Posted by cji1065 on February 27, 2009 at 09:16 PM

Parros just too big in a fairly close fight

Posted by Oil Can Henry on February 27, 2009 at 02:41 PM

Parros was in-control and had this one all-the-way. Thornton weasel's-out with the lame take-down and Jack Edwards wets himself over it.

Posted by stalkerex on February 27, 2009 at 08:21 AM

As a Bruins fan this is an obvious Parros win. A lot of punches thrown by both but Parros lands more, Thornton only got maybe one good shot in at about the 40 second mark. That being said give Thornton credit, Parros had the reach and the height, and he kept it a close and scrappy fight. He also defends his teammates and is smart player who knows when to drop em and when to walk away and adds a lot to team. Bruins fans love this guy on their team and expect him to set Lucic straight about respecting the code

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 04, 2015 at 12:18 AM

Parros handled Thornton with ease. The takedown gets no points, for me it was all Hedgehog Ron Jeremy in this one.

Posted by azjim on February 28, 2009 at 06:25 AM

Parros wins (good), Thornton lost a close one (bad), and Jack Edwards (ugly) is an ass.

Posted by ParrosNation on February 28, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Why do the announcers get so excited with a takedown at the end of a fight, Thornton was getting rocked the whole fight, of course he wants a takedown, that means his time being a punching bag is over. Easy and clear win for Parros.