February 16, 2012
1st Period - 16:14
2011-2012 Regular Season
Voting Results
Mike Richards 76.5% (62 votes)
Martin Hanzal 4.9% (4 votes)
Draw 18.5% (15 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by chad420 on February 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM

win Richie Rich....wow Hanzels a Bigg'n..although he has Hal Gill-like Pugilistic skills

Posted by mbaumann on February 17, 2012 at 08:50 AM

Richards did not land a thing. Hanzal controlled that fight and didn't want to hurt Richards. 1

Posted by done on February 17, 2012 at 02:48 PM

How can anyone vote Richards as the winner? Crap fight!! Little kid body shots is all Richards was throwing. Its a joke!! The only LA King that wears big boy pants is Westgarth ( the only one that deserves to represent the LA King on this site ) the rest are little queens that show up to the rink wearing g-strings for a jock-strap.

Posted by DARCY T on February 21, 2012 at 08:25 AM

it was kinda funny.richards tried so hard and hanzal didnt want to have piece of it.just observed richards from distance of his long arm and waited for richards to calm down...draw and 4

Posted by Riomouse911 on February 17, 2012 at 12:41 AM

7 inch height advantage, and couldn't back up that charge? Pathetic.

Posted by fenians79 on February 17, 2012 at 04:06 AM

Richards w/ the W or the taller, heavier, visored foe. Not sure the hit really called for the mitts being dropped but whatever.

Posted by Bakes923 on February 17, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Love Richards energy,if Hanzal knew what he was doing he could of destroyed Richards with height advantage,Richards knows how to handle himself,he gets the win,cause he tried harder and might of landed one or two!!

Posted by The DZA on February 17, 2012 at 07:42 AM

"That Hanzal is so hot right now." - Mugatu

Posted by Behn Wilson on February 17, 2012 at 01:32 AM

Every Time I hear the name ''Hanzal''... I can't help but think of that great Bugs Bunny, Hansel and Gretal episode, with the witch, and that ''Arnold Schwarzenegger accented'' prince. Win, Mike ''if you can't score, at least, fight'' Richards, over Martin ''Brian Boyle'' Hazal.

Posted by mrunohoo on February 17, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Hanzal had no desire to do anything other than look really tall.

Posted by staceyb on February 17, 2012 at 09:24 AM

Richie's first win in years.

Posted by bruins rule on February 17, 2012 at 11:42 PM

richards gets the win in this fight.

Posted by kimo_coyote on February 17, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Richards Wins. Martin is strong but not a fighter

Posted by Double Nickels on February 20, 2012 at 04:19 PM

Richards takes the fight but allows Carter to pass him in the "who can do less since leaving Philly" contest.

Posted by GreatMurray on February 17, 2012 at 07:57 AM

I don't care how big the euro weenie is...a fight against an OHL Alum will always be a mismatch. It was painfully obvious that Hanzal had no idea what he was supposed to do. Hanzal should get a pail, find Gretel and look for the candy house. The Phoenix announcers really sucked...worse than Edwards. Boo Hoo your little bitty guy beat up our big sissie...he better get extra penalties. As to the "Hanzal just doesn't fight" bullchit. Last 3 years Hanzal 6 fights, Richards 9. Big deal eh?

Posted by mudman55 on February 17, 2012 at 08:07 AM

Hanzal can't fight. But at least he tried. Everyone gets a trophy and some pizza!

Posted by FightsOfHockey on February 17, 2012 at 06:11 AM

edge to Richards

Posted by drewser01 on February 17, 2012 at 03:33 AM

have to give it to Richards, took on the bigger man and kept throwing, Hanzel needs to lose the helmet, no respect fo fighters who keep the lid on.

Posted by billy jack on February 19, 2012 at 04:54 PM

richars gave out the only money maker,hanzal looked lost

Posted by Air Dump on February 17, 2012 at 01:10 PM

Great job Mike, took it to the much BIGGER Hanzal

Posted by BooSanta on February 17, 2012 at 08:52 PM

Richards gets points on a good right thrown from an impossible angle and fighting wihtout the pantyshield. Not sure if Gretel even knows how to throw 'em.

Posted by Detroit_Caps on February 17, 2012 at 06:55 AM

has Hanzal ever fought?? the only thing he did here was "not die" guess Ill give him credit for staying on his feet

Posted by slavv on February 17, 2012 at 02:24 PM

Just because you are 6'5 doesn't automatically mean you can fight, as proven here. Richards did a nice job....

Posted by digitalroc on February 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM

Big Richards fan, after he got hit, he didn't care how big the other guy was, Richards skated up gave a slash and said let's go. W for Richards!

Posted by J-staley on February 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I do recall hanzal taking on toews at one point and winning but still not a fighter. Win to richards. Hanzal missed all his haymakers. And that hanzal's not so hot right now.

Posted by Jraiderz17 on February 17, 2012 at 01:16 AM

Perfect example of "it's not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog" Great win Richards, i love the passion and intensity!

Posted by WTEC on February 20, 2012 at 08:16 PM

win hanzal- he holds richards off like fighting your little brother with a stiff arm...

Posted by VolcmStone23 on February 17, 2012 at 02:10 AM

Hanzal doesn't fight. Just not his style of play, but it was hilarious to see him hold Richards away as he could barely land a hit. He did get a few on Hanzal but none the less, wasn't a great one regardless. especially considering Hanzal just doesn't fight.

Posted by blackngold on February 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM

What a prima donna commentator. I hope he cried on-air when he realized that Richards did not get the instigator package.

Posted by Big_Fat_Dan on February 17, 2012 at 01:44 AM

I'd say Richards actually wins one.

Posted by FHgrad99 on February 18, 2012 at 08:45 AM

You don't see these two dropping them very much. Mike Richards was much more active and he landed the best punch, along with some body shots. Hanzal seemed to be more content with just hanging on. Richards gets the clear win over a guy who's 6 inches taller and 25 pounds heavier than him.

Posted by kkdowning on February 17, 2012 at 09:17 PM

If i outweighed Richards by 40 pounds and was foot taller and lost a fight to Richards I would go into ice dancing

Posted by SouthPaw017 on February 17, 2012 at 02:32 AM

Great energy from Richards, who needed a step-stool to land shots on a big, but clearly wussified Martina Hanzal.....

Posted by scorp1on on February 18, 2012 at 06:12 AM

If Richards was about 5 inches taller it would have been easy to call it a win for Richards, but since he couldn't even reach the dude... draw.