March 24, 2009
1st Period - 18:40
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Colton Orr 71.5% (148 votes)
Owen Nolan 7.7% (16 votes)
Draw 20.8% (43 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by top 10 on March 26, 2009 at 02:33 AM

Nolan is good

Posted by BLUESFAN18 on March 25, 2009 at 07:53 PM

no class orr ...Booyman going to get you....

Posted by giantsfrey on March 28, 2009 at 05:43 PM

whaaaat the f**k?>??? why is Orr taking a run at a guy like Nolan? he's like 40. props to nolan for actually dropping the gloves... i'm calling it a draw simply because i can't bring myself to award Orr with a W for this. its like me going and kicking an old dog while its asleep

Posted by ornj_gremlin on March 26, 2009 at 11:15 AM

If you win fights by bashing your knuckles repeatedly over the top of someones helmet, then yes Orr wins. Personally I think fighting is a bit more than moving your arm back and forth. Crap fight.

Posted by MetalMitts on March 25, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Good hit by Orr. Props to Nolan for dropping the mitts if he didn't like the hit. The old man doesn't need anyone to do his dirty work for him. Not advisible for the future though. The Wild can't score goals and need him on the ice. Oh yeah, and for sure don't fight any top 5 heavies!

Posted by bruiseyoureye on March 25, 2009 at 10:46 AM

i give this fight a draw only because orr dropped the gloves with an ancient old man nolan.......orr should be ashamed of himself

Posted by chubb24 on March 25, 2009 at 08:19 PM

why are a bunch of people saying orr killed him not much landed this whole fight

Posted by bengalbball02 on March 25, 2009 at 05:02 PM

Alot of respect for Nolan for standing up for himself and his teammates. Colton Orr is one of the top heavy weights in the league and the leading goal scorer for the Wild put up a good fight. To bad we cant see him show his toughness a little more. I say draw with not to many landed

Posted by Behn Wilson on March 26, 2009 at 05:58 PM

On second view, I'd say, suprisingly, they both seemed to land about the same number of quality punches. I'm going draw just because Nolan stepped up against a guy that shouldn't have been trying to goad him into a fight in the first place.

Posted by Sourdoughkeeper on March 26, 2009 at 09:46 AM

Im kinda surprised at Orr. I dont remember the last time he took an extra 2 for a fight. Howd Torts like that one? I wasnt able to watch the game so I dont know the outcome; did Minny score on that PP?

Posted by Franchise on March 25, 2009 at 12:36 PM

After seeing the slo-mo, this is an easy draw. Nothing big landed to give a clear win. Orr not only should have won this fight easily, especially when he had his mitts off and tossing before Nolan had his stick out of his hands. Nolan should get the win simply for hanging with Orr. Sorry Rags fans.

Posted by peeks on March 25, 2009 at 09:21 AM

Orr picks a fight with an old man, I don't blame Nolan for throwing a love tap at the end for how much Schit Orr talks; yeah yeah it's his job, but show some respect to the veterans of the game ya chump, at least Nolan put's the puck in the net on a daily basis. I still can't wait for boobgaard to tear Orr's head off if they ever do meet.

Posted by tkidu on March 25, 2009 at 09:34 AM

I watched the game and I laughed so hard at Colton Orr talking crap to the old irish man and then getting popped in the face at the end of the fight. Props to Nolan for sticking up for his team, and Orr's just lucky John Scott and Boogaard and Weller (eh, not so much) were scratched for the game. I'll call this one a draw just for the entertainment factor, although Nolan would've probably lost in a lengthy bout. And for you Rags homers, Nolan is as tough as they come. You try fighting while being injured.

Posted by hal29 on March 25, 2009 at 06:03 PM

draw,orr maybe a top 2 heavy but he losses his share,and i can't put godard in there.most of his fight are hugging and wrestling.orr just swings for the guys dismiss alot of other great fighters out to mention without saying his name has basically beat every heavy he faced this year and people don't give him the you have to be 6'4 and 230 lbs to be a heavy..what about a guy 6'1 and 210lbs but still beats the heavy??not considered a heavy..i guess just typically choose down on to men to be the top heavy but in my opinion there are others who are tougher than godard and orr

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on March 25, 2009 at 02:05 AM

Draw nothing landed

Posted by wgheller on March 26, 2009 at 09:54 AM

orr with the cheap shots to start. if nolan new it was coming he would of shown the young kid a thing or two!

Posted by OribitalBreaker on March 25, 2009 at 09:53 PM

Nothing special here folks : this is Orr being a jackass and going after a guy past his prime. Orr is lucky he didn't go down here as he catches one right on the button. Orr's chin is suspect, he's been dropped by Goddard(who he's also owned) and by Belak , Brashear to name a few. Orr still lacks that HUGE win to put him over the hump, he needs what Belak got the other nite v.s. Brashear. As of now, Orr sits bottom 7-10 in the NHL. Credit Nolan here, a dirty F that he is , for going toe to toe and then a sucker shot to the trash talking Orr.

Posted by Tony Esposito on March 26, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Nice Job by the old Irishman.

Posted by cfriskney on December 01, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Nolan went in like the old fighting Irishman he is, gave him a little good-bye peck on the nose too. I called it a draw for the fact that Orr was clearly looking to pad his fighting stats and Nolan gave him more of a fight than he expected.

Posted by DARCY T on August 04, 2009 at 12:42 PM

props to nolan.draw

Posted by R_Wick33 on March 25, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Nolan is way out of his league here and people call him a pussy? why not call Orr the pussy for starting to throw before Nolan knew he was in a fight? Edge Orr Alot of respect for Nolan here

Posted by wannago on March 25, 2009 at 09:16 PM

i loved this fight.

Posted by allienmort on March 25, 2009 at 07:24 PM

Nolan had the better punches even though his head was down. You have to love the "jack-in-the-box" punch at the end!!

Posted by tpr1960 on March 25, 2009 at 07:49 PM

Good show by Owen , taking on a goon , hey , how many goals does Orr have this year ? Any ? Rangers still suck .

Posted by mcb789 on March 25, 2009 at 04:10 AM

clear win for nolan. he destroyed the punk orr in this fight!! orr cant even beat nolan in a fight!!! ORR AND THE RANGERS STILL HAVE NOT WON A FIGHT THIS SEASON!!!

Posted by rowbearprobear on March 25, 2009 at 10:12 PM

another win for the most entertaining heavy in the game

Posted by scwildcat on March 27, 2009 at 11:05 AM

good for Nolan, for answering the call...... but Orr takes it.

Posted by capsfloors on March 25, 2009 at 03:34 PM

Some of you people amaze me. If you don't want to fight then either hang up the skates or don't talk sh!t when someone legally checks you. Nolan's age has no bearing on this what so ever! Obviously Nolan talked some sh!t to Orr and Orr called him on it. Then when it was time to go he didn't. When he finally realized he was going to look like sh!t for backing down, he finally dropped the gloves. Not a great win for Orr here as he should have done better aginst Nolan. I don't question Nolan's toughness as he has always been someone to step up and take care of business. Last night he bit off more than he could chew. BTW cunningham...Orr would kill Clark Gillies in his prime....just because your team sucks and hasn't had a legit heavy since Godard is no reason to cry!

Posted by runky on March 25, 2009 at 09:43 AM

No much of a fight but are you kidding me Colton? Nolan is like 40 or something. You don' t move up the contender rankings this way partner.

Posted by Sasky001 on March 26, 2009 at 06:49 PM

Orr is such a puck. I love the cheesy smile after the fight. I wonder if he smiles like that after a goal...I guess we'll never know.

Posted by Towmater on March 26, 2009 at 12:28 PM

win orr, but credit the old man for holding in there and not getting killed

Posted by BAAAAANNERMAAAN on March 25, 2009 at 12:29 PM

real tough, Colton.......

Posted by pepsigenerate on March 26, 2009 at 12:03 AM

giving it to orr,but the league should leave it to the heavyweights or the light heavyweights, players shouldn,t fight,everyone just play your rolls. This is what ruins the fighting in the NHL, when a star player decides he wants to fight against a NHL fighter ,referees should make it a penalty when a nonfighter gets into a fight or the refs should automatically jump in right away. If it occurs they should do a quick change up and let the NHL heavyweights or light heavyweights settle the matter. If the star players disobey the rule, its should be an automatic penalty. If fighting is eliminated in the NHL then the pesty players will have there way.

Posted by QUIGGS22 on March 26, 2009 at 07:30 AM

Orr won with ease .

Posted by scraps5 on March 26, 2009 at 09:05 AM

Good work Colton, attacking the other team's captain. I give Owen a lot of credit though for standing up to that beast and landing a pretty good shot at the end. I wish Boogaard would have been in the lineup.

Posted by Jellyczar on March 26, 2009 at 07:49 AM

Orr in a pretty short fight

Posted by ETR on March 25, 2009 at 03:57 PM

Orr easily. I wish Boogaard was playing, that would be a scrap....

Posted by dbakes on March 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Orr in a walk. Nolan gets points for showing up, but not so much for the last, baby tap from flat on his back.

Posted by bradass81 on March 25, 2009 at 09:16 AM

Orr gets the Win. Nolan was such a wuss. Squares off , then doesnt drop the gloves then gets dropped and throws a late cheapshot after Orr stops wailing on him. What a pu**y !

Posted by Lucy Brown on March 25, 2009 at 08:50 PM

why give orr crap about this fight. orr went to skate away after a clean hit and nolan crosschecks hime then squares like he's going to go then does nothing. orr is a time bomb, you dont make like your going to drop the gloves and not expect orr to tee off. orr has stated he loves to fight. you dont tempt this guy if your not 100% ready to go. i think the cheap shot at the end by nolan was for the 1st punch he ate before he dropped the gloves. to bad owen you should have expected it after the invite.

Posted by nicknines on March 25, 2009 at 10:11 PM

im a ranger fan and a huge orr fan but i love owen nolen. he's as old school and true hockey player as it gets. orr might of had a slight edge,but your gonna have to really beat him down for me to give orr the win. nolen put his time in for the NHL and deserves more respect on this site.

Posted by BooSanta on March 25, 2009 at 01:05 PM

Orr: always wanted to beat up one of my idols. Nolan: Ok

Posted by kalismkkr on March 25, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Good toe to toe fight by old time hockey fighters. Orr with the win. Nolan with the respect at his age and actually having skill and balls. Lemaire is an idiot for not playing Scott or Boogard? They are trying to make the playoffs, not win a 30 second fight (although entertaining). Lemaire can be a real bone head, but not for those reasons.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on March 25, 2009 at 10:11 AM

Nolan didnt want to go but he hung in there for a bit, then Orr took over. W to Orr

Posted by staceyb on March 25, 2009 at 07:04 PM

I hate to give it to Orr but he got the better of Nolan. What is infuriating is that Nolan is a skill player and he was attacked by the goon Orr. For the life of me I can't figure out why Lemaire didn't dress Boogaard last night knowing that the Rangers were going to be taking potshots at his players. At the end of the fight Nolan reached up and bopped Orr right in the nose. Hear hear!

Posted by woodape on March 26, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Orr dominated the he is supposed to do...cause that's about all Orr can do...he is only a fighter really. Nolan fought Orr hard. He didn't lie down or try to hold on for dear life. Nolan fought knowing he would probably get beat but he didn't quit, turtle, or give up. Nolan never has accepted rough treatment and he never will. That's OK, he is a old warrior and he isn't afraid of anyone. Nolan is tough and he fought with honour....pure and simple. Plus, Nolan can play hockey and has scored more goals in a single season than Orr will probably score in his whole career. He has been an all-star....remember the 'called shot' top shelf?

Posted by bruins rule on March 25, 2009 at 07:31 AM

colton orr gets the win in this fight.

Posted by Wods317 on March 25, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Orr forced Nolan to fight and then beat him down, Orr wins.

Posted by cunningham88 on March 25, 2009 at 09:59 AM

Orr is a big man. tomorrow night he will take on Clark Gillies. Fight people in your age bracket punk

Posted by GSP09 on March 25, 2009 at 08:01 PM

Nolan shouldn't take on Orr but his pride made him go.He might be old but he's still can handle himself and he can also score . Years ago Nolan did not loose to many and he wasn't fighting guys of forty years old neither. I lost respect for Orr. As for Lemaire he should have known to dress one of his big guy playing the Rangers in their building. Orr with the win , but try to fight younger ones from now on.

Posted by Wild_Deere on March 26, 2009 at 04:59 PM

Way to go Orr... you beat up Grandpa, that takes a BIG tough guy there... NOT!! Clearly Nolan didn't want to drop the gloves but "tough guy" Orr had to throw a cheap shot (at the beginning) & beat up an old man. Perhaps Orr should mount a scrap with Boogey or Scott.? Orr clearly wins this one... whoop-de-do!

Posted by svart_blod on March 26, 2009 at 08:05 AM

nice going by nolan...he did well the old man...

Posted by joaquin on March 26, 2009 at 01:51 PM

Anybody putting a win for Nolan should be banned from the site.

Posted by kogear on March 25, 2009 at 11:52 PM

Orr needs to get a life. No need to drop 'em here. Hope he's enjoying his time in the sun now because the fry-cook job at a Burger King drive thru is coming right up.

Posted by domi28ko on March 25, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Orr along with Goddard, two of the best. Period! Some of you jokers make it look like Nolan is a runner up for the Lady Byngh...gimme a break! He's a pretty good scrapper, but he lost the best.

Posted by JDForCommish on March 25, 2009 at 01:06 PM

I watched this game and found it more than fitting that nolan took a whooping. Orr had a clean body check in which Nolan retaliated with a cross check and choice words. If you are going to react like that to a heavyweight be prepared to fight. Nolan is still a tough SOB (look at his fights even recently) he usually beats his opponent down. Just because he doesn't fight often doesn't mean he can't fight. He was outclassed here though, but did get a punch in. Overall though Orr with an easy beatdown in a typical Orr slug-em out type of fight. Orr and Godard still the top 2 "FIGHTERS" in the league. They will lose there share and take there punches but they go "toe to toe" in every fight. Belak is also having one heck of a year but hate the swingem and wingem style.

Posted by b.t.wilson on March 25, 2009 at 04:31 PM

Nolan did about as good as anyone outside of Godard or Belak could hope for. Tucked his chin in and pumped best he could, I'm pretty impressed by the old boy. Still giving the edge to Orr, seemed to land a little more. I'd just love to know what Orr said at the end there too to get the little bopper. Wasn't no thang, I don't think Orr cared, didn't seem to be thrown with any real intent. Probably just said something mean about Koivu or something. Not a bad fight all told, called it a 6.

Posted by BigJtheCanuck on March 26, 2009 at 02:00 PM

All Orr

Posted by ort2lax on March 27, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Win for Orr. Nolan wasn't even hitting him in the Head. Nolan should have kept the gloves on.

Posted by kimocoyote on March 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Orr won. All the other verbage doesn't mean a thing. Owen had the "canjoes" to fight. Owen has been "the Man" wherever his skates took him. Orr younger, bigger, but it wasn't a beat down I don't care who your home team is.

Posted by Canadiens100 on March 26, 2009 at 08:31 AM

Orr with the win. He's one of the best

Posted by captjameson on March 25, 2009 at 11:23 PM

nolan is a piece of shit. cheat shot at the end. wah wah wah i picked on the wrong guy.

Posted by crosscheck52 on March 26, 2009 at 06:53 PM

Nolan has always been a tough guy and a great player. Orr is simply a better fighter. It was an interesting go, but Orr is just to big and strong for Nolan to match up well at this stage of his career.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 09, 2013 at 01:05 AM

Owen Nolan is a bad ass, but Colton Orr got the best of him in this bout.

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 01, 2016 at 09:49 PM

Nolan started out with some momentum but Orr finished it pretty quick. Win Colton Orr.

Posted by SirYohans on July 19, 2009 at 04:16 PM

Nolan is a wild man for considering this, gotta give him credit for even trading with Orr for a bit. Orr just way too much for him at this stage. Win Orr.

Posted by Heavy Right on March 25, 2009 at 10:36 PM

Hey Tomales you MORON!!! Owen Nolan got his ass stomped. Orr hit him clean. I dont think Owen Nolan new who it was when he reacted and he went after him ooooops. 4 Straights Orr rights to the face and Nolan was puching him in the shoulder pad heheheh. Nolan got a cheap one while on the ice and Orr gave him a big smile IM A RANGERS FAN AND YOUR AN IDIOT

Posted by ilovenyr on March 25, 2009 at 03:58 PM

Clear win for Orr. As much as I really like Owen Nolan and respect him, that was a bit of a cheap shot at the end.

Posted by rangers16 on March 25, 2009 at 05:25 PM

orr not even close

Posted by Bruins29 on March 26, 2009 at 11:04 AM

It was a clean hit by Orr that started the whole thing. Nolan got upset...and then Orr provided the beat down.

Posted by kryon24 on March 26, 2009 at 09:39 AM

Why did Owen even think he could win this. It would have been a better bout if it had happened when Nolan was in his prime. Colton was just way to much and Owen was lucky that he did not get sent to the ICU after getting hit with one of those bombs. Where is Boogie to rectify this? Give props to Owen for not doing the Huggy Bear move and standing back and letting loose. Like that little grin that Colton makes when Owen throws one from the bottom.

Posted by huddles on March 25, 2009 at 11:21 PM

dear homers orr with clear win signed fan of neither team

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on March 25, 2009 at 05:14 PM

Orr won, but old man nolan can still fight! Lemaire is an idiot. If Boogey was injured, at least dress John Scott,

Posted by DaBomb1 on March 25, 2009 at 05:19 PM

at least nolan can play hockey haha

Posted by Fightsfan748 on March 26, 2009 at 04:47 PM

Orr pretty much took over at the end, but man oh man the old man owen nolan can still bring it

Posted by RMKB on March 25, 2009 at 09:30 PM

props to the old man fighting a heavy like orr

Posted by Pokeysaurus on March 25, 2009 at 08:44 PM

Obviously Orr pummeled Nolan, but Im voting for Nolan as a TKO on Orr for having the lack for cojones to be a heavyweight who dropped gloves and punched a middleweight before Nolan ever even make a move like he was game to fight, then jawing at him after he was down. What a coward.

Posted by tomales2 on March 25, 2009 at 09:25 PM

Ranger fans are really something else. Yes, Orr won but it was most definitely not a "dominating" win, or a "blowout," etc. Come on clowns, if someone wins why not show a bit of objectivity and say what happened as opposed to those views from your dreams (wet).

Posted by ORR TO THE BOX on March 26, 2009 at 03:32 PM

Why would Owen Nolan even drop them. He could of skated away and Colton would of gotten 5 mins. lol but oh well, he got beat down lol

Posted by Oil Can Henry on March 25, 2009 at 09:07 PM

Fair scrap - Orr wins it.

Posted by dropkick25 on March 25, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Give the edge to Orr.Don't think Orr was looking to fight Nolan,just finished a check,Nolan was ticked and gave a jab and some words, Orr takes it as a challenge and does what heavies do.Am a NY fan and like Orr but always had respect for Nolan..Tough Dude and has skills too,dying breed.

Posted by jcstokes on March 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Orr with another win. Nolan - way out of his league here.

Posted by ramses22 on March 26, 2009 at 11:27 PM

Give Owen credit for going but he was never in the fight, all Orr.

Posted by dirk lance on March 25, 2009 at 03:32 AM

orrs just a better fighter than real damage done, couple helmet shots for each...while orr kinda instigated it without warning, nolan definitely loses the edge by trying to land a shot after the fight was over

Posted by azjim on March 27, 2009 at 06:29 AM

I guess Orr needed a workout and picked Nolan to be his sparring partner. Back a few years ago Nolan might have used Orr for the same thing.

Posted by chad420 on March 25, 2009 at 11:48 PM

win orr...a few good shots landed by both...more by orr...nice job throwin nolan with a heavy puncher.... a 6

Posted by gmr133 on March 27, 2009 at 10:12 AM

I like Owen Nolan and Orr is my vote for the toughest guy in the league. Here--it's a good hit by Orr--he shouldn't be trying to start something with Nolan unless he wants to go back in time 10 years. And Pappy Nolan should skate away. Orr with the clear win.

Posted by goon10 on March 25, 2009 at 08:22 PM

Why is Orr so eager to fight Nolan? Guess he wants to keep his win percentage up. Good for Nolan though for sticking in there. He's more of a man any day.

Posted by TrueBlue26 on March 26, 2009 at 10:19 AM

orr wins im a die hard ranger fan, i love the fights, thats partically y i watch hockey i hope to c no one get hurt....any ways y did nolan fight here orr is way out of his league...i give him all the credit in the world (nolan) but come on skate away and let orr get the only penalty...

Posted by [email protected] on March 25, 2009 at 03:06 PM

Orr hit Nolan cleanly, Nolan didn't like it. Orr then dropped them, Nolan dropped them hesitantly and then Orr then proceeded to beat the crap out of Nolen. Neithers helmets came off, Orr's hands probably took a beating.

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on October 19, 2010 at 08:32 AM

Orr gets quite a lot more than he bargained for against Nolan, who showed no fear against the bigger, stronger, better fighter. Back in his day Nolan probably would have been able to beat Orr, but now he isn't what he used to be. I'm sure Orr wouldn't challenge him so quickly again, though.

Posted by shotblock79 on March 25, 2009 at 09:12 PM

goon your a goon! ok enuff of that stuff. but seriously, you act like orr was picking on lil nolan. he gave him a clean check and nolan cross checked him and came at him. orr is the enforcer so what does he do when someone comes after him? ....he does exactly what he did. also say what you want to say about how tuff nolan is (and it may very well be true) but he knee jerked reacted to getting cleanly checked and then had second thoughts after see seen just who checked him

Posted by redwhiteblue on March 25, 2009 at 03:42 AM

Clear win for Orr. Nolan has guts.

Posted by hockeyfan87 on March 26, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Orr just pounded Nolan. I give him credit for stepping up but its against the wrong guy. edit. Ok so apparently some of you don't have eyes. Nolan fought and threw punches, yes. However, he tucked his head and looked like a 5 year old in his first fight. he had NO idea what to do, he was practically hiding while trying to throw random punches hoping they would land.

Posted by rdemps01 on March 25, 2009 at 08:34 PM

Goodnight Owen.. See you in the morning...

Posted by Rex from MN on March 26, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Nolan is a man. Character galore. Wins (almost) just by showing the balls to drop gloves and stand-up exchange with Orr. Message to Doug & Jacques: more of these guys on the team...please! Lucic should watch Nolan too.

Posted by imissbarnaby36 on March 25, 2009 at 09:43 PM

orrr rocked him with the second to last punch put him on his ass nice hit good scrap with lot of punches grimey punch at the end by nolan two tough dudes no bias here....orr with the clear cut win