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View Poll Results: Player Feud of the Year
Colton Orr - Matt Carkner 310 74.16%
Brad May - Krys Barch 30 7.18%
Rick Rypien - Brandon Prust 54 12.92%
Darcy Hordichuk - George Parros 16 3.83%
Krys Barch - Paul Bissonnette 8 1.91%
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:06 PM
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2009-10 Best Player Feud

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Colton Orr vs Matt Carkner
This four-fight series gave us all sorts of interesting fight endings. Round 1 featured Orr winning with an exciting knockdown. Carkner got a measure of revenge with a punch that nearly floored Orr in Round 2. But Orr got the last laugh with a thunderous knockout in Round 3. By the time they got to Round 4 I was gassed from the first three. An exciting story of revenge and counter-revenge.

Round 1: November 17
Round 2: December 14
Round 3: February 6
Round 4: March 6

Brad May vs. Krys Barch
These two hooked up for two excellent fights as winter set in on the 09-10 season. Ordinarily it might not be enough for a nomination, but with the history these guys have, we have to give them a nod. Two years ago they lit up the hockey fight world with an amazing 4 fight series that won this award and the two entries from this year are icing on the cake on one of the best rivalries in recent memory.

Round 1: November 18
Round 2: December 19
Bonus Coverage: Their 4-fight series from 2007-08

Rick Rypien vs. Brandon Prust
There's something about fighting Rick Rypien that brings out the best in fighters. Brandon Prust had only 4 of his 25 bouts this year rated above a 6.5 by the hockeyfights.com community. Three of them can be found below in the Prust-Rypien series. The wide open series with rapid fire, piston-like punching action from the two middleweights is highlighted by Round 2 (a fight of the year candidate)

Round 1: October 16
Round 2: January 9
Round 3: January 9

George Parros vs. Darcy Hordichuk
A late addition to the 'Player Feud' category, these two veterans managed to drop the gloves three times in the last few weeks of the season, accumulating an impressive four bouts against each other. Two of the first three were lackluster so they needed a wild punch-out in Round 4 to truly earn the nomination.

Round 1: December 16
Round 2: March 24
Round 3: March 24
Round 4: April 2

Krys Barch vs. Paul Bissonnette
Krys Barch picks up his second nomination for Player Feud with a four fight series that exploded in mid-February versus Bizz Nasty. The best of these four fights was Round 3, but all four were solid tilts between these two busy middleweights.

Round 1: November 14
Round 2: February 6
Round 3: February 13
Round 4: February 13


My Pick
To me, there are two incredible choices here: Rypien-Prust and Orr-Carkner. I don't see how you can argue with either of those, but Orr-Carkner gave us the greatest variety with great fights, knock-downs one way, and knock-outs the other way. That gets my vote.


Previous Winners

2003-04: Eric CairnsDale Purinton
2005-06: Andrew PetersBrian McGrattan
2006-07: Donald Brashear - Colton Orr
2007-08: Krys Barch - Brad May
2008-09: Colton Orr vs. Eric Godard

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:38 AM
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Its really a no-brainer for me. Orr-Carkner and the re-newed Battle of Ontario takes it.
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Colton Orr - Matt Carkner easily win this one. These big boys went to war with each other. After the first time they fought this season everytime the Leafs and Sens played each other there was a high level of anticipation on how there next meeting would go down. Both guys fought with wreckless abandonment. Next season we could see some nice feuds develop out of the East, especially in the Atlantic division where Boogaard and Godard could possible meet each other 6 times.
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The Orr-Carkner fights were really a lot of fun to watch and had a ton of anticipation leading up to their next meeting every time. There were some other good rivalries, but having multiple fights between between two members of the league's top tier of fighters end with such exciting dramatic results really set their rivalry apart.
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This award shouldn't even be voted on.
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Orr-Carkner easily the most explosive and most anticipated.
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Orr-Carkner. tons of KO's
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Orr really took this to another level, Lucic next (for the upcoming season, can't wait hehe)
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I agree with this year's choice, but a nod must go to Barch-May for carrying their dislike for each other through the seasons.
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Orr-Carkner gets the vote here.
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Orr vs Carkner gets the vote, but you also have to love the action of the Rypien vs Prust bouts. Both of these match ups made for some good viewing.
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orr-carkner all the way.
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