March 17, 2009
VS
2nd Period - 5:24
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Brian McGrattan 83% (181 votes)
Jody Shelley 1.4% (3 votes)
Draw 15.6% (34 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by tony0786 on March 19, 2009 at 01:58 PM

I give the win to McGrattan even though I'm a huge Shelly fan. I don't like the celebration at the end though. Even if it is your first game back in a while, show a little class.

Posted by crosscheck52 on March 18, 2009 at 06:02 AM

Close fight. McGrattan landed a few power shots, and Shelley definitely closed strong. I can see someone giving the edge to McGrattan, but I'm going with the draw.

Posted by lovejoy on March 18, 2009 at 04:29 AM

McGrattan threw more, but hit mostly the air. both guys landed couple of good shots. draw.

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on March 18, 2009 at 01:51 AM

Mcgrattan

Posted by mikebflorida on March 18, 2009 at 09:23 AM

Great heavyweight fight. I'm not picking a winner from that, McGrattan landed some bombs, so did Shelley and Shelley is in control at the end of it. Draw Don't let blood and cuts fool you. Shelley bleeds more than a Spartan in 300.

Posted by ptownskater on March 18, 2009 at 03:23 AM

Shelley, much like Rocky, can block punches with his face. McGratton landed more punches, but Shelley didn't seem to mind. Shelley got a nice one in to end the fight. Draw

Posted by Taubi on March 18, 2009 at 02:07 AM

McGrattan was good, Shelly came back. Two good HW. Draw!

Posted by your88 on March 18, 2009 at 03:26 PM

good frist fight for Brian McGrattan to show he can still do that for a team.

Posted by stich on March 18, 2009 at 02:30 AM

Nice to see McGrattan back in the ring. Just a great heavyweight brawl and Shelley is really stepping it up lately with some bigtime fighting against major opponents, knocking on the door for #1 heavy right now.

Posted by tleahey on March 18, 2009 at 08:43 PM

domination by McGrattan...busher move raising hands in the air afterwards...paybacks are m/f...

Posted by jvwood1 on March 18, 2009 at 08:58 PM

What is up with Shelly? Got his ass whipped, sucker punches the guy in the end and then runs his mouth like a hero? That was not impressive at all for Ms. Shelly Big Mac by a landslide

Posted by Bad Dawg on March 18, 2009 at 04:27 PM

McGrattan clear winner

Posted by nicknines on March 18, 2009 at 09:53 PM

wow a real fight its about time . every fight in the nhl today suck with the stupid jersey jab and the way they grab each others jersey by the neck so there out of reach of a punch. Win to gratts the time out this year helped him . he remembered how they use to fight

Posted by SirYohans on March 18, 2009 at 06:24 AM

Nice W for McGratts to get going again, but c'mon a 7.8 this fight wasn't that good in quality. I gave it a 6 and I was being generous. BTW, welcome back big guy!

Posted by BooSanta on March 18, 2009 at 04:10 PM

Mcgrats at the end is saying I'm back from rehab and I'm a better fighter for you Coyote fans than Dan Carcillo. After a few more losses, Jody maybe getting called Shelled. The helmet knocker punch from McRehab was the decider. Great to have him back and remember the credo "Thugs not drugs"

Posted by Madness58 on March 18, 2009 at 04:28 PM

Good fight, win McGratten - landed the better of the shots. Good to see him back!

Posted by b.t.wilson on March 18, 2009 at 09:26 AM

Even if Shelley landed that shot at the end, McGrattan still got the edge here. Neither did a terrible amount of damage by the looks of it. Called it a 6.

Posted by hal29 on March 18, 2009 at 07:33 PM

brian with the win!!! marked up shelley's face pretty good..shelley deserved the beaten seing all he does jersey jabs every fight and it gets so boring..its the only way he wins...every fight jersey jab jersey jab...everyone is going to be able to read the way he fights and he is just going to start losing them all

Posted by ogie ogiltorpe on March 18, 2009 at 02:46 AM

Shelley looked like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein after this one, welcome back McGrattan!

Posted by blazers76 on March 18, 2009 at 01:35 PM

Nice return for Gratts. Glad to see him get the win.

Posted by joeye4 on March 19, 2009 at 07:27 AM

Decent fight. McGrattan won the fist part of the fight while Shelly did well at the end. I called it a draw

Posted by igerjc on March 18, 2009 at 09:47 AM

over the top

Posted by OriginalSix on March 18, 2009 at 02:50 PM

Welcome back Brian McGrattan! Clear WIN for him here.

Posted by The Linkster on March 18, 2009 at 04:09 PM

McGratts w/the win. Nuff' said...

Posted by bouch19 on March 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM

was not going to comment but after 3 watches...thrashing by big B.M glad to see him back. Easy win!

Posted by ETR on March 19, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Nice job by McGrattan, clear winner in this one.....

Posted by heelflip131313 on March 19, 2009 at 07:13 PM

I hope McGrattan and Parros go tonight

Posted by Sukoshi84 on March 18, 2009 at 02:30 AM

Edge/Win Gratts..... he was fuking stoked to be back, hopefully he keeps it up.

Posted by BrownBrashear87 on March 18, 2009 at 09:29 AM

Very Good to See Gratts back!! One of the Best Fighters in the league for sure.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on March 18, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Mcgrattan was in clear control the entire bout. and left shelleys mug even uglier than usual. W to Mcgrattan

Posted by bruiser11 on March 18, 2009 at 11:43 AM

mcgratton lets the bombs go here, It's a travesty though, how they are trying to eliminate his kind..Hopefully he doesn't disappear after 1 or 2 fights

Posted by adambomb13 on March 18, 2009 at 09:19 AM

McGrats tore him up. Nice shot by Shelley at the end but major bombs by McGrattan

Posted by blackgoldfan on March 20, 2009 at 07:07 PM

McGratton throws shelly around like a bottle of booze...with ease! i think shelly will want to redeem himself if he gets a chance but that was a totall beat down.

Posted by Truk on March 21, 2009 at 07:48 AM

wow. a couple of big dudes throwing bombs there. wouldn't want to take any of those.

Posted by bruins rule on March 18, 2009 at 07:40 AM

nice to see brian back in the nhl.he gets the win in this fight.

Posted by tiburon4 on March 18, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Sorry Jody, but I gotta give this one to McGrattan. He had more punch than Jody. But much better fight than the Staubitz ice capade.

Posted by Rabid Wombat on March 18, 2009 at 08:02 AM

Mc Gratton clear win here

Posted by jmw7 on March 22, 2009 at 01:27 PM

Good to see Gratts back doing what he does best.Pretty good tilt between two heavyweights gave it to Gratts and gave the fight a 7.

Posted by pepsigenerate on March 18, 2009 at 10:43 AM

McGrattan wins the tilt on this one ,shelley toke alot of punches and ended up with some blood...the end part ,shelley tide McGrattans right and then got some cheap shots in cause he was looking bad. Shelley was mad after the fight cause he knew he lost the bout.... I hope we see alot more of Mcgrattan...just play your role McGrattan and don,t get into other issue,s.Your point is proven after a good fight.{good luck McGrattan}.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 11, 2013 at 01:42 AM

McGrattan just kept coming at Shelly. Good fight.

Posted by J.R. Abel on March 20, 2009 at 06:25 PM

Shelley got owned. Hope he puts some ice on his face after the game.

Posted by WhiskeyJoe on March 18, 2009 at 06:11 PM

Grattz looked strong throughout the fight, Parros is next on Thursday night

Posted by goalieds on March 18, 2009 at 02:38 AM

welcome back Brain McGrattan!!!!!! Love it when Shelley gets his ass kicked

Posted by k.L on March 18, 2009 at 12:13 PM

I give Brian the win here. Awesome to see him throw punch after punch. Brians punch(es) when both were active beats the hell out of Jodys almost cheap punch.

Posted by plum29 on March 18, 2009 at 09:25 PM

great win and comeback for McGratts. after looking at Shelley's face, how can ANYBODY say DRAW or that Shelley won? are you not watching the same scrap?

Posted by brad houghton on March 18, 2009 at 05:23 AM

wecome back Mr McGrattan not enought tough guys in the NHL

Posted by Jellyczar on March 18, 2009 at 09:00 PM

McGrattan scored better hits and more often. Good stuff

Posted by Towmater on March 18, 2009 at 06:33 PM

2 loses in a row for Shelley

Posted by TIRE TIM on March 18, 2009 at 09:39 PM

brian was big winner fun to watch

Posted by dickpoundbrown on March 18, 2009 at 09:17 AM

McGrattan took Shelley to the brick oven and made pizza out his face

Posted by LaceEmUp on March 19, 2009 at 07:24 PM

"He goes Big Ern on him"-- Yotes have the best announcers in the league, hands down.

Posted by bruiseyoureye on March 18, 2009 at 11:39 AM

welcome back brian mcgrattan........mcgrattan put the beat down on shelley and just plain kicked his ass

Posted by truitt on March 18, 2009 at 12:22 PM

I told you guys mcgrattan was one of the best fighters....Shelley just avg

Posted by brashearisanape on March 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM

helluva fight! welcome back grats

Posted by carolyn1946 on March 18, 2009 at 08:11 AM

welcome back mcgrattan. clear the winner

Posted by GloveChucker on March 19, 2009 at 06:05 PM

Considering Shelley has been out there all saeson, he got worked in this one...folks are rating it low...This is a great showing compared to some ofther recent fights... McGrattan may see Parros tonight!!! we'll see

Posted by steeldragon on March 18, 2009 at 09:07 AM

good to see lunch box back in action,Jody looked good too but mcgrats was landing big time,jody was lookin pretty bunged up,hopefully wayne-o likes lunch box enough to keep him around he is one of the best. welcome back lunch box. lookin good.

Posted by marinermoose38 on March 18, 2009 at 02:29 AM

"Welcome back Brian McGrattan" is right! WOW, great scrap from McGrattan as he absolutely DOMINATES Shelley, who is no slouch himself. McGrattan landed 4 or 5 haymakers whereas Shelley landed nothing. This is as lopsided as it can get without a knockout!

Posted by kimocoyote on March 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM

For some reason couldn't access the video, was at the game and fight right in front of me. McGratten won the fight, simple as that. After McGratten wore his hand out on Shelley's helmet/head, Shelley hit a couple on Brian when he had slipped and on one knee. I am sure they will meet again.

Posted by GSP09 on March 18, 2009 at 07:04 PM

Very good fight, nice to see McGrattan back at it again . Very close but edge to McGrattan

Posted by Rex from MN on March 18, 2009 at 03:46 PM

I usually don't vote for a winner if there's no loser. This was close to a draw by two definite gamers, so I looked at Shelly's face and go to this question: Which guy would you rather be at the end? Answer: Grats won.

Posted by cppalermo on March 18, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Good fight but Mcgrattan gets this one.

Posted by Clark75 on March 22, 2009 at 01:07 PM

nice tilt by McGrattan. Too bad his shoulder is screwed again.

Posted by Sasky001 on March 19, 2009 at 12:30 AM

McGratton shows why he fit in so well with the Senators with his theatrics after the fight. Please move the Coyotes to a hockey town.

Posted by oilersfansylvan on March 18, 2009 at 02:08 AM

Wow Jody took a couple heavy shots McGratton for the win

Posted by Leafs2006 on March 18, 2009 at 03:19 PM

Hit the one in the middle Brian!!!!! I wonder how it felt to fight sober....or was he even sober....clearly a draw

Posted by OneilltheGiant on March 18, 2009 at 04:37 AM

I think Shelley gets this one as he had McGrattan in trouble at the end.. Up until then it was a slight edge to McGrattan.

Posted by knuckleup14 on March 18, 2009 at 08:18 PM

welcome back mcgrattan!! in teh ahl he was one of hte most feared tough guys on the iceee. and im glad tos e him back. what hapepned to shelley. he was so strong 1st half of the year, hes been getting into some questinable decisions lately. what happened to grats anywayss? first fight in over a year, wha hapepnd?

Posted by TrueBlue26 on March 18, 2009 at 01:25 PM

that was a slugfest mcgrattan gets the edge

Posted by tomales2 on March 18, 2009 at 05:00 PM

Win for McGrattan. Jody is starting to tire out this season. Oh well-I'll never stop supporting him PS: What is this, AA? Ass Kissers Anonymous? Nauseating.

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on March 19, 2009 at 07:51 PM

Nice to see Grats back

Posted by Weasel Wheelie on March 20, 2009 at 04:03 PM

McGrattan by decision. Too far ahead on points when McGrattan went for the pad at the end.

Posted by bigwilly37 on March 18, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Welcome back Brian McGrattan! Glad to see the big man got through the substance abuse program! Can't wait to watch him fighting again! Solid comeback fight, gave the nod to McGrattan in this one! Congrats on getting healthy!

Posted by bigdog2007 on March 18, 2009 at 08:45 AM

Nice to see the coke snorting Grats out of rehab ,back in the NHL. He was a beast when he entered the league with the Sens, then turned into Miley Cote, the league's punching bag. He layed a nice beating on Jody Shelley (two chick names? Come on!), leaving his face a tad lumpy.

Posted by Oil Can Henry on March 18, 2009 at 01:02 PM

McGrattan - convincingly. I'm a Shelley fan but, he just looked out-classed in this one.

Posted by travist on March 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM

nice to see grats back...with the win too! love to hear panger describe a fight...holy jumpin'!

Posted by dorian on March 18, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Good ol Shelley, finally getting in a punch as McGratton is bent over. LOL at the joker saying Shelley is "knocking on the door for #1 heavy". Are we watching different fights? I've been watching Shelley since his early Bluejackets days. He's average. Nothing more. Oliwa used to toss him around like a rag doll.

Posted by azjim on March 18, 2009 at 05:22 AM

"Shelley gets this one as he had McGrattan in trouble at the end" You have to be kidding. The only punch Shelley landed was when they were finished and McGrattan was on his knees. That's why McGrattan held his hands up afterwards. He wanted to rub it in because of the late punch.

Posted by mod13 on March 18, 2009 at 09:29 AM

Good to see McGratts back!!!!!

Posted by xxgt465xx on March 19, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Welcome back McGrattan.

Posted by illukka on March 18, 2009 at 03:01 PM

grats hasnt lost it , w to mcgrattan in an ok'ish bout

Posted by chad420 on March 25, 2009 at 11:11 PM

im a huge shelley fan...but, a big win for mcgratton...nice job manning up gratts & takin charge of life...MG setting a good example....a 7

Posted by goon10 on March 18, 2009 at 05:32 PM

McGratten win. With at name like McGratten how could he possibly lose on St. Patrick's Day?

Posted by jcstokes on March 18, 2009 at 01:50 PM

Grats with the win. Shellys face looks like lasagna. Thumbs up to the cameramen with the b-cam shot of the cheerleaders.

Posted by wannago_letsgo on March 18, 2009 at 02:15 AM

Nice fight,Mcgratten with the win, no knocks to Shelley, good fight from both, McGrattan landed the bulk of the shots and better shots too, not to mention the cheerleaders, someone needs to set up a site, www.hockeycheerleaders.com, it would be near as popular as this one.

Posted by heyohmama on March 21, 2009 at 02:43 AM

mcgrattan slayed em

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on March 18, 2009 at 02:47 PM

McGrattan handled Shelley.

Posted by mokan33 on March 18, 2009 at 08:54 PM

I now have a reason to watch the Coyote's. Still not used to the #22 for Gratts, though.

Posted by Behn Wilson on March 19, 2009 at 12:22 AM

McGratton, a ''poor-mans' Godard'' in the day, makes a triumphant return at Jody Shelleys' expense. I liked the ''Domi'' move at the end.