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Brian McGrattan vs. Colton Orr 41 7.06%
Georges Laraque vs. Donald Brashear 51 8.78%
Riley Cote vs. Shawn Thornton 277 47.68%
Eric Godard vs. D.J. King 52 8.95%
Darcy Tucker vs. Jarkko Ruutu 82 14.11%
Brad May vs. Krys Barch III 78 13.43%
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:39 PM
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2007-08 Fight of the Year

As I always say, this is the most prestigious award of them all. The best fight of the year!

Nominees

Brian McGrattan vs. Colton Orr Oct 13, 2007

Georges Laraque vs. Donald Brashear Oct 20, 2007

Riley Cote vs. Shawn Thornton Oct 27, 2007

Eric Godard vs. D.J. King Nov 25, 2007

Darcy Tucker vs. Jarkko Ruutu Jan 3, 2008

Brad May vs. Krys Barch III Jan 15, 2008



My Pick

First off, there are certainly a dozen more fights that could have been nominated and probably half a dozen from Riley Cote alone. But using voting records, these are the cream of the crop. I also added Laraque-Brashear because, although a notch below the others in terms of punch count, this fight was the most debated, controversial, and important fight of the year. It still didn't settle who is the king, but it gave BOTH sides a lot more ammunition in their debates!

That being said, my runner up would be Laraque-Brashear because there's nothing better than a super-controversial fight between the two best in the world. Actually there's one thing better: Cote vs. Thornton. I swear I almost thought I saw Kordic and McRae on the back of the jersey's for a second.

Previous Winners

2003-04: Chris Simon vs Grant McNeill (Simon vs McNeill Nov 26, 2003)
2005-06: Todd Fedoruk vs Brian McGrattan (Fedoruk vs McGrattan Jan 19, 2006)
2006-07: Eric Godard vs. Derek Boogaard I (Godard vs Boogaard I Jan 9, 2007)

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Old 04-27-2008, 01:43 AM
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Cote vs. Thornton round 1 was just an incredible fight, both guys simultaneously chucking rights and lefts toe to toe for the entire fight, right on the logo, fans loved it. This is the kind of fight I declare two winners.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:53 AM
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It happened in the first 3 weeks of the NHL and could not be topped. Thornton vs. Cote Round 1 was a great toe-to-toe scrap and is definately the fight of the year.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:28 AM
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I've given it to Brashear Laraque. As it was the most important fight of the year in terms of deciding where the belt went. I gave the fight to Laraque btw.
It was just the most exciting when it happened because of who it was and wasnt the hugfest you would have expected.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:18 AM
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Cote vs Thornton, t2t throwdown.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:21 AM
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Cote & Thornton win this one hands down.

I give my 2nd place to the May & Barch III. That fight was great to watch from beginning to end.
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Cote and Thornton definitely.

Also, wasn't the fight of the year in 03-04 Marchment vs. Rivet?
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Cote and Thornton definitely.

Also, wasn't the fight of the year in 03-04 Marchment vs. Rivet?
2003-04: Fight of the Year

McNeil vs. Simon edged Marchment vs. Rivet by 3 votes.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:23 PM
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My pick will be unpopular but I am a big fan of the heavies throwing bombs. King - Godard was sick and I was going to vote it but then I watched Orr - Mcgrattan again. That was a fXcking mean fight right there. These guys were throwing with a hatred that could be fealt while watching. Going with this one even though I think my favorite player got edged. Thornton - Cote was sick of course and I can't say one bad thing about it.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:45 PM
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I gotta give this one to Brad May vs. Krys Barch III. Great toe to toe scrap and neither combatant held anything back, just like all of their great fights this season. Well done guys!
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cote vs thornton was unbelievable.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:40 PM
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I went with Ruutu/Tucker 'cause that fight just cracked me up. I thought it entertaining on so many different levels.
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:27 PM
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Wow, those are all VERY good fights.

But I'm going to vote for Riley Cote vs. Shawn Thornton. Wow, that was one heck of a fight! Toe-to-toe all the way. They didn't stop throwing punches. Just unbelievable. And as Smerri mentioned, it happened EARLY in the season, so it really got everyone pumped up about fighting for the whole year, and nobody could stop talking about it. It was that good. Don't forget that round 2 between them was pretty good also. They've had a great "feud" this season, and hopefully it carries into the next.

The rest of those fights were very good too. Barch and May had an amazing fighter feud - probably the best in the league, along with Cote/Thornton.

Here's how I would rank those 6 fights:

1.) Cote vs. Thornton
2.) Barch vs. May III
3.) Tucker vs. Ruutu
4.) Godard vs. King
5.) McGrattan vs. Orr
6.) Laraque vs. Brashear
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Cote/Thornton couldn't be topped all year, just a great bout, it had everything we all want to see in fight.
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You could have had Krys Barch vs. Brad May 3 times in this thread.

Gotta give "Kyle" Barch and May-Day the win.
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