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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
Orr just pounded Nolan. I give him credit for stepping up but its against the wrong guy.
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.