From MPR529 on Flickr
You had to expect something was going to happen when the Ducks and Flyers, the two teams leading the league in fighting majors, met up. Cote and Parros, each leading their respective teams in FMs (Ducks, Flyers), and both tied for second in the NHL after Jared Boll, didn’t disappoint, dropping the gloves at exactly the midway mark in the game.
After they squared off, both in a southpaw stance, they grappled a little while Cote threw a couple of lefts. Parros switched to the right landing a couple before a big uppercut sent Cote to the ice. The two continued to exchange words in the boxes afterwards.
More love from the swamp
At the end of the Ivanans-Rupp clip, Devils announcer Chico Resch mentioned how Cam Janssen stops by the site to keep up on the fights around the league, always fun to hear. No secret we’re fans of the NJ crew here, and can’t wait to see Cam get back on the ice.
George Parros vs Riley Cote Feb 2, 2008
Daniel Carcillo vs Darcy Hordichuk Feb 2, 2008
Branislav Mezei vs Andre Roy Feb 2, 2008
Raitis Ivanans vs Michael Rupp Feb 2, 2008
George Parros vs D.J. King Feb 1, 2008
Ryan Kesler vs Olli Jokinen Feb 1, 2008
All four fights from the Vancouver Canucks at Tampa Bay Lightning game on Jan 31, 2008 had another feed added to each.
The Chicago-San Jose feed started late on Center Ice (and possibly in SJ too?), so no ETA on Burish-Murray. Hope to have Cole-Orpik soon.
Alex Burrows and Vinny Lecavalier duked it out in the first, Andre Roy and Nathan McIver went at it in the second, and a pair of fights between Jeff Cowan and Nick Tarnasky as well as Mattias Ohlund and Shane O’Brien occurred in the third period.
Chris Gratton also picked up a double roughing after he went after Burrows for a hit on Martin St. Louis.
From neat1325 on Flickr
Jared Boll vs Darcy Hordichuk Jan 31, 2008
Mattias Ohlund vs Shane O’Brien Jan 31, 2008
Jeff Cowan vs Nick Tarnasky Jan 31, 2008
Nathan McIver vs Andre Roy Jan 31, 2008
Alexandre Burrows vs Vincent Lecavalier Jan 31, 2008
* John Chandler contributed to this post.
Owen Nolan earned his first hat trick last night since Oct 4, 1999. Over 8 years and 160 goals in between hat tricks.
From mark6mauno on Flickr
Nolan finished the night with 3 goals on 4 shots, was a +3 and had his 5 PIMs from the fighting major in about 14 and a half minutes.
Ruutu takes out Kovalchuk
Jarkko Ruutu went to hit Ilya Kovalchuk along boards. Kovalchuk went attempted to avoid it, but took a knee. Before Kovalchuk limped off Steve McCarthy went after Ruutu, tossing punches at him until the linesmen intervened.
Kovalchuk returned shortly, before leaving the game again, this time for good. The extent of Kovalchuk’s injury is currently unknown.
Thrashers coach (and GM) Don Waddell approved of McCarthy’s actions. McCarthy had this to say:
“First of all, Ruutu’s running at your best player, whether it was a clean hit or not, and it wasn’t,” McCarthy said. “It hits knee on knee, hurts one of our best players, and that can’t happen.”
And did you think it was a cheap shot?
“Yeah, I did,” McCarthy said.
“I barely hit him. I didn’t change direction. I just went for a hit,” Ruutu told reporters. “I got five minutes for fighting, and I didn’t even throw a punch.”
Mike Grier vs Owen Nolan Jan 30, 2008
Jarkko Ruutu vs Steve McCarthy Jan 30, 2008
Brenden Morrow vs Nathan McIver Jan 29, 2008
Krys Barch vs Jeff Cowan Jan 29, 2008
Andrew Peters vs Krys Barch Jan 24, 2008
Sean Avery and Scott Walker received roughings even before the drop of the puck last night and then met up again after Walker hit Scott Gomez hard into the boards from behind. Colton Orr and Wade Brookbank also dropped the gloves twice in separate occasions during the first period.
Shelley goes west
No suspension for Laraque
McCarty to move up to A
Ansar Khan is reporting that the Wings have offered Darren McCarty a tryout contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.
Daniel Carcillo vs Ole-Kristian Tollefsen Jan 29, 2008
Colton Orr vs Wade Brookbank Jan 29, 2008
Sean Avery vs Scott Walker Jan 29, 2008
Colton Orr vs Wade Brookbank Jan 29, 2008
Scott Nichol vs Andrew Ference Jan 29, 2008
The Stars-Canucks broadcast was frequently pixelated and choppy. Morrow-McIver was clear though, I’ll have that later on.
Hurricanes winger adjusts to cage mask
Probert ready to go back to school
Lucic drawing comparisons to O’Reilly and Neely
Stevens’ coaching rates best thus far
‘Why don’t you try going to the front of the net, you Idiots?’
Bigger means better to Minnesota
Carcillo returns for Coyotes
Ference scores biggest hit
Senators start to lose patience with Emery’s act
Critics say Panthers too ‘soft’ for playoffs
Kings Sign Ivanans to Two-Year Extension
* John Chandler also contributed to this post
Eric Staal scored a goal, had two assists, and won a brand new truck along with MVP honors as he helped lead the Eastern Conference over the Western Conference 8-7 in the 56th NHL All-Star Game last night.
Marc Savard scored the winning goal with only 20.9 seconds left in regulation in a game that saw the West come back from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game in the third.
No rough stuff in this one. There hasn’t been a penalty in an All-Star Game since 2000. However Dion Phaneuf did jokingly mention that he was considering throwing a big hit to try and spark the West while they were down early on.
Koci on waivers
While it’s a huge blow in terms of overall team toughness, Koci was still finding it hard to get into the lineup even with injuries abound.
Drew Fata vs Tim Conboy Jan 19, 2008
Micheal Haley vs Casey Borer Jan 19, 2008
Grant Marshall vs Triston Grant Jan 20, 2008
Stephen Gionta vs Alexandre Picard Jan 20, 2008
Derek Dorsett vs Pierre-Cédrick Labrie Jan 24, 2008
Frederik Cabana vs Micheal Haley Jan 23, 2008
David Bouchard vs Travis Stacey Jan 23, 2008
Mitch McColm vs Garet Hunt Jan 25, 2008
Plenty of NHL stretch drive questions
McCarty’s sweetest fight with the Wings’ sweetest revenge
Atlanta fared well as hockey heaven
Will Hockey Ever Get Its Tiger Woods?
NHL all-stars to help celebrate Habs’ centennial
With All-Star weekend upon us, we here at hockeyfights.com thought it would be pretty sweet if we took a glance at some of the notable scraps this seasons’s participants have been in. We know that not every All-Star has been in a fight over the course of their career so we’ve done our homework and singled out some of the players that have received a fighting major.
Today we take a look at some of those representing the Eastern Conference. Each player is listed in alphabetical order. Along with a description of a fight they’ve been in, you can also find a link to a clip of that fight included as well. Yesterday we looked at the West.
The All-Star game will be shown on Versus and CBC, today at 6 PM EST. Versus is currently running an ad campaign on this site related to the broadcast.
Yesterday featured a variety of events before the the Skills Competition and Young Stars game. The SuperSkills event had mixed reviews this year, with many blog posts around that look similar the Yahoo!‘s Ross McKeon.
2007 All-Star Game, from Sektormedia on Flickr
All-Star Weekend comes to a close today after the All-Star game is played at 6PM eastern. On the front of Yahoo!‘s NHL page is a video with McKeon talking about how the NHL could possibly “fix” the game. The game can be seen on Versus and CBC. Versus is currently running an ad campaign on this site related to the All-Star Game.
Some All-Star stories:
Thrashers GM Waddell hears boos at Philips
All-Star Vokoun has made believers out of Panthers teammates, opponents alike
First All-Star MVP known for slap shots and slapstick
For Dallas Stars’ Ribeiro, getting here half the battle
He punched his ticket
Tim’s time to shine
Hard work pays off
Coyotes’ Jovanovski at top of game
Paddock takes a shine to stars
Skills event not a thrill for all
Crosby’s absence a downer
John took a look at the Western Conference All-Stars and highlighted some players and some of their memorable fights. A look at the Eastern Conference comes today.
Tie Domi vs Mike Peluso Oct 12, 1993
Claude Boivin vs Tony Twist Jan 25, 1994
Sandy McCarthy vs Alek Stojanov Apr 20, 1995
Reid Simpson vs Tie Domi Mar 6, 1996
Chris Gratton vs Evgeny Artyukhin Feb 28, 2006
Patrick Roy vs Chris Osgood Apr 1, 1998
Warren Rychel vs Kirk Maltby Apr 1, 1998
Adam Deadmarsh vs Brendan Shanahan Apr 1, 1998
Maple Leafs have their own red-letter dates
Betting on black
Players object to Europe games
Checking accounts for Jackets’ success
Oshawa player suspended 8 games for spear on Stamkos
Loonie Economics in the N.H.L.
NHL’s stars need some attention
Hockey still a tough sell in the South
Lucic makes most of fowl start
‘Not ready for prime-time consideration’
Status, looks elevate Staal
With All-Star weekend upon us, we here at hockeyfights.com thought it would be pretty sweet if we took a glance at some of the notable scraps this seasons’s participants have been in. We know that not every All-Star has been in a fight over the course of their career so we’ve done our homework and singled out the players that have received a fighting major.
Today we take a look at some of those representing the Western Conference. Each player is listed in alphabetical order. Along with a description of a fight they’ve been in, you can also find a link to a clip of that fight included as well. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the East.
The All-Star game will be shown on Versus and CBC, Sunday at 6 PM EST. Versus is currently running an ad campaign on this site related to the broadcast.
The Young Stars Game & Superskills Competition is tonight at 700PM eastern. Among the Young Stars will be Milan Lucic. Lucic is 19-years old, has 11 pts in 44 games, and 9 FMs.
From dan4th on Flickr
somehow-still-filling-out powerforward is already playing beyond his years and is quickly becoming beloved in Boston. Every week the city’s media pumps out at least a story or two on the rookie.
One of Lucic’s top-rated fights this season was against fellow rookie Jared Boll from Dec 15th.
Video of Lucic’s first NHL goal is on NHL.com.
NHL.com plans on having streaming video of morning practices, 930am eastern for the
At night the game and skills competition can be seen on Versus and CBC. Versus is currently running an ad campaign on this site related to the All-Star Game.
Some articles about Brian Leetch, and the night the Rangers dedicated to him.
Tomas Vokoun vs Miikka Kiprusoff Mar 20, 2004
Scott Hartnell vs Rhett Warrener Mar 20, 2004
Greg Johnson vs Robyn Regehr Mar 20, 2004
Brad Lukowich vs Arron Asham Dec 1, 1999
Ken Daneyko vs Mick Vukota Dec 12, 1989
Kelly Buchberger vs Grant Marshall Dec 3, 1997
Doug Zmolek vs Donald Brashear Jan 5, 1998
Ryan VandenBussche vs Louie Debrusk Nov 19, 1997
Dennis Bonvie vs Donald Brashear Oct 13, 1997
Jeff Halpern vs Eric Staal Apr 3, 2006
Crawford to testify Bertuzzi ordered off ice before hit
Fraud case against former hockey agent David Frost put off to February
Burke: Ducks would find room for Selanne
Malik banished after Renney snub
Gretzky for GM
Lack of respect hurts players and the game
Forsberg making progress on the ice
Laraque dispatched of Riley Cote rather easily in a first period fight and then hit Steve Downie from behind head-first into the boards in the second. The hit earned Laraque a game misconduct. Whether or not Laraque should earn a suspension will likely be determined by the league after the All-Star break.
Downie, who was suspended earlier this year as we all know, came away unscathed and even dropped the gloves with Ryan Stone later on in the game.
George Parros returned last night after missing three games due to a bruised knee and fought Raitis Ivanans. A bout between Andrew Peters and Krys Barch and veterans Luke Richardson and Andre Roy locking horns rounded out the night.
FOX Sportsnet New York showed an interesting graphic during Tuesday’s Devils-Flyers game. Hey, what’s that at the top?
As we mentioned earlier, Versus will be running an ad campaign on hockeyfights.com starting today to help promote the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, which takes place this Sunday at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. For those of you in the U.S., the game will be airing live on Versus starting on Sunday at 6 PM EST.
Yesterday, I posted an interesting video involving Anaheim Ducks All-Stars Chris Pronger and Ryan Getzlaf talking about the game and the respect it generates among other things.
Server lovin’ had me a blast
We changed up our server setup last night. The new setup is bigger, badder and should help move things along a lot faster while letting us add some new features. Unfortunately as with every big change, a few bugs always come along. User fight reviews aren’t being displayed properly right now. It’s a display issue only. If you write a fight review, it is being saved and will display on the page properly after this issue is resolved. Thanks for your patience.
George Parros vs Raitis Ivanans Jan 24, 2008
Luke Richardson vs Andre Roy Jan 24, 2008
Ryan Stone vs Steve Downie Jan 24, 2008
Georges Laraque vs Riley Cote Jan 24, 2008
Bill Guerin vs Dion Phaneuf Oct 13, 2005
Duncan Keith vs Alexander Svitov Dec 31, 2006