The voting on this site is hysterically ignorant. For anyone questioning the REAL outcome of this fight, tell me who you'd rather be after this skirmish: McQuaid controls most of the fight with hard body punches, but Nystrom hits McQuaid with two MONSTROUS blows to the kisser. McQuaid immediately scurries to the locker room for repairs afterwards. So, which guy would YOU prefer to be after this fight? Right. I thought so. Now we know who won the fight.
Thanks for the early Christmas present boys... as McQuaid goes looking for it and Nystrom obliges resulting in one of nastiest exchanges of year McQuaid and his size-reach advantage with the eventual win... but Nystrom easily lands the best punch(es) in this "swinging for the fences" classic Happy holidays to one and all and to all a good "fight" for 2014
Gained a new level of respect for Nystrom. Protected himself well, and landed the two best shots. McQuaid was the busier of the pair, but will need twice the Excedrin manana. Win Nystom, 8
All McQuaid but the best punch goes to the gutsy Nystrom, McQuaid needed repairs so for that reason I'm going draw.
Can't give it to Nystrom with those 2 bombs that landed flush because McQuaid still controlled much of the fight. But McQuaid didn't do anything significant. Draw in my book. Although I'm sure everyone in Boston will object.
So much to like about this fight. Props to nystrom for dropping em with a bigger guy after he got earholed by glass a month or so ago. So glad mcQ is back first shift fight he's the guy you would love to have on your team. As for the fight, mcQ early and late nystrom evened it up with a bomb in the middle but it only seemed to make Quaider mad. Bloke is nuts. McQ gets the win on points but it was close. Great tilt. 8.
I can see how some gave it to McQuaid but I've got to go with Nystrom. He picked his shots, got in some GREAT punches and weathered the storm. KingofGoons assessment is pretty spot on: I'd rather have been Nystrom at the end of that bout.
I for one am sick of hearing about the homer announcers, every F"N team has them, who likes to hear "Joe blowtheleafs" or Dennis "Ottawa never does anything wrong" Potvin , turn the f'n volume off if you don't like them, now that I have said my rant...Mcquaid with the win..
I am also a little confused by the voting totals here. Is this another job by the Target scammers or is the "Get Out The Vote" program in Boston running strong? Edge to Nystrom says a fan of neither team..............
I had this a whole lot closer than what this was scored. I would say this was a draw with McQuaid getting the edge with energy but Nystrom definitely landed the two best punches of the fight. McQuaid had to go for the salts to shake of that bomb to the kisser. I will say he is one tough dude for taking that shot and getting even madder and going right back after Nystrom. Great fight!
Despite taking the worst punch, MaQuaid wins this one on points....
McQuaid. blah, blah, blah
Decent fight, been awhile for us i feel.
Best shot of this one is the sneaky Nystrom rocket cut from out of nowhere. Otherwise, McQ controlled the entire bout and landed most of the inconsequential chucks. Liked Mcq's stamina when the big one from Nystrom came.
Good action fight. Not a lot landing. Nystrom with a bomb part way through and McQuaid comes back strong to finish. Win McQuaid.
The consolation for Nystrom in the loss to McQ was that he wasn't assisted off to the dressing room like his last fight with Glass. Granted that Nystrom smoked McQ with a right that would have decked many a pugilist.
Edge McQuaid, think this fight is a little over-rated at a 7, gave it a 6.
Nystrom does pretty well against a much larger opponent. But McQuaid pulls it out at the end when he may have thought he may lose. Good fight.
Love the homers every time their guys fight it is dominating. McQuaid gets the win only cause he threw more. He did not land anything other than body shots But he was busier. He got rocked and got his legs back by throwing, missed them all but he threw until Nystrom fell. Decent and very close tilt.
great 2 way fight, with Nystrom landing the best shot, but McQuaid used his reach and landed more. Narrow win McQuaid in a spirited bout.
Good fight. Nice shot by Nystrom. Win Mcquaid.
Win McQuaid on sheer volume, but props to Nystrom for the best punch. What a haymaker!
Give McQuaid the win because he was the busier fighterbut Nystrom rocked him once in the fight.I like the Boston announcers because they make me laugh.McQuaid is one of the hardest punchers in the league?Really!Oh come on now as usual a little biased for there fighters!
This is why we watch. For the passion. This one had it. That punch by nystrom wins this vicious tilt.
This was definitely a fight of quantity vs quality...McQuaid had the quantity but didn't really land anything significant. Nystrom had the quality as he landed a couple of solid rights that rocked McQuaid. IMO, the quality evened out the quantity....solid Draw.
both guys landed a couple bombs.mcquaid as a bigger guy guy thrown more punches but it dont seem like he landed more.i call it a draw good to see nystrom fighting so fearlessly after being knocked out last time he fought.especially if it is bigger and better fighter like mcquaid
Both landed 2 solid shots each. 7 and a draw. Jack Edwards continues to induce vomitting.
I had to watch this fight twice because the voting compared to the fight didn't make sense. McQuaid is the busier, no doubt buy Nystrom lands the best 3 shots by far! I'm going draw....
draw. nystrom with the heavier punches while weathering a storm from a bigger, busier man
Now That's Entertainment!! Give it an 8 and a draw!!!!
Nystrom with the punch of the fight - McQuaid with the majority of other punches landed, some of them solid. I think Nystrom surprised both McQuaid and everyone else in here with this one. Respect to him. Draw. McQuaid seems to be better when he's the "underdog".
I see a draw. Nystrom landed 2 bombs. McQ has a titanium jaw.
Excellent battle, both fighters connected with some solid shots!! Edge to McQuaid.
Quaider wakes up after he takes a few and closes out with a decisive victory!
Win McQuaid. Deal with it haters.
2 good fighters......win mcquaid.....nice to have him back... he took a hard shot from Nystrom who did a good job too
McQuaid with the better shots
Great scrap, edge goes to McQuaid
Nystrom with the w
Adam had more punches thrown but unless he went to the back for a hug from jackass announcer boy he needed ice on something
Watched it a few times, Darth Gayder didn`t land anything solid. Best punch was landed by Nystrom and it rocked Adam.
Nystrom landed the bigger blows and McQuaid had to go off for repairs. Decision Nystrom.
edge to Nystrom... landed bigger punches...
They were looking to hurt each other. They were genuinely mad at each other. Nystrom gets the best shots in. I wonder what set 'em off? I'm leaning Nystrom because McQ was so damaged. I think this site is visited heavily by Bruins fans. Or it's just Jack Edwards with 100 different IP addresses. Anyway, good tilt.
Sorry Bruins fans, but Nystrom lands two absolute bombs while McQuaid mostly windmills. Great showing by the much smaller player.
three big hits by Nystrom to the face of McQuaid gets him the win
Nystrom almost by tko
Homer homer homer homer homer... Three best punches were fired by Nystrom, win Nystrom
You shouldnt be able to vote on your favorite teams fights, this was all Nystrom
Nystrom was huge in this fight so I give him the win. McQuaid seems to me to be stronger but Nystrom picked his spots. As an Islander fan since the 70's, I love to hear the name Nystrom in a fight again.
Nystrom all the way!!!
monster shots by nystrom , more blows by mcquaid but mcquaid got rocked good a couple of times and had to go for repairs , THAT MEANS NYSTROM WINS all you dopey boston fans and jack edwards is a punk a$$.
better shots given by NYSTROM...BUT McQUAID took the punches quite well !
That's how the big boys do it.
I recuse myself on this one due to my intense dislike for McQuaid and decent opinion of Nystrom.
McQuaid carried the action as his size would dictate; Nystrom waiting for his opportunities and landed a couple of big ones ... props to both with a draw ... One of the rare fights where Jack Edwards isn't a 100% complete and total blowhard.
McQuaid threw more but Nystrom was more effective. If McQuaid had gone down with the huge shots he took it would be a non discussion. But he didn't and therefore I have to go draw. Great fight!
As a Boston fan, I am going to get killed for this. It is a draw. Nystrom had the two big bombs (best punches in the fight), but McQuaid smiled at the first one. McQuaid threw way more punches (and landed more) but couldn't land the big shot. DRAW
Nystrom landed the best shot but McQuaid was more active. Win McQuaid
Lone Wolf had the better of this one, though Nystrom was game and landed the best punch, but McQuaid took it well. This tilt was a dandy, both guys were into it and landed some big punches. A good, honest hockey fight in the middle of a shift with both guys intent on hitting the other.
McQuaid the aggressor throughout this one, but Nystrom got in a couple of beauties. McQuaid and a 7.
I'll be honest...from a B's fan perspective...it was close. Yes mcq was busier and threw alot more punches but the "best shot" yes was from nystrom. That being said...you don't win a fight off one good shot that really didn't stop mcq from conintuining to reighn fists your way. If the refs don't stop that and let them get back up after they fall nystrom leaves to the dressing room too. He lost because he was never in control and took quite a few punches....and landed one very nice one himself. One punch vs alot of punches is not a fight win. I don't care if you swear by quality over quantity. Nystrom could not stop the lone wolf after he stung him on the nose. He would have needed to be scraped off the ice if they didn't both fall.
Good bout !
Wow, great fight. McQuaid but just barely, only because he was busier. That one bell ringer Nystrom threw almost KO'd the bigger man.
McQuaid with the slight advantage. Even though he took the biggest shots he controlled the entire fight and would have been able to pummel Nystrom if not for the refs. Good tough bout. I can understand why people get sick of Jack Edwards because his enthusiasm can be a little over the top at times. However, for the most part, I find him to be pretty entertaining. He could make a pee-wee hockey fight sound exciting. And sure hes partial towards Boston, but he doesn't seem to be significantly more biased than any other announcers. Edwards just gets so excited it can seem that way Try and find a clip of a Bruin taking a real beating. It doesn't happen often but Edwards usually gives credit where credit is due.
quantity over quality?
Nystrom wins this.
Win Nystrom. Nice bombs.
That was truly excellent. Nystrom steps up in taking on McQuaid and lands some good shots, McQuaid with an iron chin shakes them off and is all offense.
Great fight! Nystrom absolutely hammered McQuaid with some bombs to win this scrap.
I have no clue how people think McQuaid won. I can understand voting for a draw, but to me Nystrom clearly got the better of his fellow combatant here, even if he didn't control most of the fight. Win Nystrom, 8
Great exchanges there. Draw. 7
Nice bout here! Personally I thought it would be a complete mismatch. I was wrong and have to give kudos to Nystrom for holding his own and even stinging McQuaid a couple of times. In the end McQuaid landed far more punches and gets the win.
perseverance award goes to McQuaid who took two good punches and kept on going. Slight edge to McQuaid for the take down and more punches thrown.
That shot by Ny made me cringe! Ouch! Still gave it to Darth Quaider in his return for controlling the majority of the fight! Nice to see him back and I look forward to some more McQuaid-like Fights.
Great Fight. Hats off to two very tough men. McQuaid took hardest punch of the fight, but wins the decision.
Good tilt from start to finish. Mcquaid was the aggressor but nystrom landed a couple of huge shots as well. W for Quaider in a very spirited tilt
Great fight, great punch by Nystrom to the granite head of McQuaid. Very entertaining but give the W to Darth.
GREAT fight...extra points for McQ taking that one shot and just shaking it off. That would have put most guys down. Close fight but win goes to McQuaid...
McQuaid is one of the hardest punchers in the league? Nystrom nearly took his head off with that big right hand. Win McQuaid for the quantity of his punches.
McQuaid got rocked with that one punch but I feel he did get the better of Nystrom
cant wait till lone wolf gets back to full health, and starts kickin ass again
McQuaid takes a brutal shot to the kisser, which somehow grants him more speed to finish the fight and earn the win. The kid has to work on his defense though because he's one or two more shots from another concussion.
many big bombs dropped from both sides...... great fight.... pretty even, but slight edge to McQuaid
McQuaid took two GIGANTIC shots but held his skates for the win. Nystrom took as good as he gave. One of the best bouts of the year. Merry Christmas!
Nystrom got in a couple of solid shots, McQuaid points for a lot of activity. Nystrom to the ice first, but no harm. McQuaid slight edge.. Neither fighter seemed hurt and McQuaid took the most solid shots.
That's the lonewolf from 2+ years ago - always fought mean and with amazing stamina. Keep that up, Wolfey! Don'd discredit McQuaid because of that homer Jackass. He didn't hire him...
Great fight and Nystrom almost steals it with a couple of great shots (McQuaid had to leave to get sewn up), but McQuaid threw too many shots and tossed the smaller Nystrom around too much to give it a draw. Fun bout to watch, especially coming on the heels of the Myers/Bergeron domestic spat the other night.
You have to give the slight edge to McQuaid here......he certainly throws more but a lot are body shots and misses.......but he still takes it on guts and by virtue of landing a few more........but seriously super kudos to the much smaller Nystrom who lands 3 beauties, one of them a bomb that rocks McQuaid ........To his credit McQuaid can certainly take a shot......Win McQuaid..........lol @ Edwards re McQuaid one of the hardest punchers.......what should be said is Mcquaid's head one of the hardest substances known to man this side of a diamond.........Win McQuaid and I gave this one an 8. .....for all you Boston posters this is what you call objective or fair voting.........to all my friends I wish you a happy holiday.......to all my enemies I wish you a happy holiday............to Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley.........I hope that Santa brings you both a fresh set of eyes.........so you can see the world as the rest of us does, once you get past the black and gold there is a myriad of beautifull colours to be discovered......lol
McQuaid may not be the best fighter but he may one of the toughest fighters in the league. Great bout with the win going to McQuaid.
daddy proud of you eric. nastiest fight of the year.
Nystrom landed a nice stiff right that reeled McQuader. Good tilt, McQuaid for iron chin and throwing non-stop.
McQuaid is an under rated pugilist, this was a good bout however McQuaid got the W.
Good solid bout
McQuaid with the win!
Too much size. Nystrom asked him so I don't want to hear the mismatch complaint. Good fight. Edge to McQuaid but Nystrom landed.
McQuaid took a stunner and went beast mode. No amount of money would be enough to go with him.
Glad to see McQuaid back. GREAT FIGHT! I'm giving it to McQuaid. Only because Nystrom rocked his world and then McQuaid landed three good shots. Both guys were great! Want to enjoy this one even more. MUTE IT!
Darth Quaider returns... Only to go immediately down the tunnel Nonetheless, Adam get's the W
Quaider picked a steep `getting back into it` curve..Nystrom...he fought Gallant in the AHL..tough customer..McQuaid just by a hair...a thin one.. joe heathen says
I'm gonna give it to McQuaid but man did Nystrom have old McQ wobblin' after those two bombs. All in all McQ had the edge though. Good stuff here.
OMG. Jack Edwards actually saw a punch land from a Bruin opponent. That is a first and that should be the real story here. He's the absolute worst and no one even comes close. Great shots from Nystrom but a close win to McQuaid on sheer volume and control of fight.
Besides the one blow by Nystrom, McQuaid had complete control.
' Most of McQ' punches missed. Nystrom got him with 2 beauts. W for Thor. '
McQuiad starts and finishes strong after eating one hell of a punch by Nystrom. McQuiad with the win. Nystrom with the best punch landed.
McQuaid with the W.
McQuaid finished the fight with the TKO punch
I must be missing something. I watched it several times and as a Bruins fan, I have to give it to Bobby Jr.
Good effort by Nystrom and a very solid punch landed on McQuaid but not enough for the victory. McQuaid lands way more and shows that he has one heck of a chin. Last year was definitely an off year for Quaider after coming back from a serious injury but he appears to have his strength and punching power back. Win McQuaid
shocked NYSTROM did well. lets face he aint his daddy .punching WEINSINK around the old boston garden
Draw all the way.
Nystrom lands the best punches, McQueer landed a few body shots and air. McQueer will go down in history as the first guy to lose to Nystrom. Old Bob just pulled out the cigars tonight in celebration.
Good scrap. Nystrom with a couple good shots, Darth Quaider with the TKO.
Great comeback fight for the Quaider. Throwin them like a beast, and Nystroms bomb only pissed him off more. Win McQuaid
Wow; great fight. Lone Wolf was dominating, got popped hard and came back even harder like he hadn't even been hit. McQuaid's a scary dude when he's angry. Clear McQuaid win and an 8.
McQuiddly is very good against a smaller guy!
McQuaid all the way.
and what can i say... i do it again
More punches don't justify a win. Taking on a much bigger guy and rocking him does. McQuaid got rocked. Close fight but you can't ignore the fact that McQuaid got his knees buckled and had to leave the ice while Nystrom went to the penalty box. Nystrom with the win.
At last a Bean Town Beatdown. Merry Christmas Adam McQuaid
Lone Wolf took Nystrom's best shot, which only served to enrage him, and proceeded to end the bout with a flurry of punches, all with ill intent...give Nystrom credit for hanging with one scary dude trying to rip your head off
That was a dandy, should be fight of the week. Mcquaid should be happy that was Nystrom landing those bombs and not some big heavyweight or he would still be laying there. Regardless, McQuaid gets the win for the most punches and a strong chin.
Quaider had this one. Got hit by one but put Nystrom down. 1st shift after an injury. Good fight by McQuaid.
Had to turn the volume down on this one when I realized who was announcing. I did turn it up right at the end & couldn't help but think how much this homer sounds like Will Ferrell doing a Harry Caray impression. Great fight!
Quaider with the duke after a serious layoff...no rust at all.
One sided - McQuaid wins..
Good to see Darth McQuaid return from an injury and show how ready he was. Good fight but McQuaid takes the win.
win LoneWolf McQuaid....good bout.....Merry Christmas to all my HF pals
All of the McQuaid voters must like to get punched in the face rather than taking body and helmet shots. Nystrom clearly landed the best punches and sent McQuaid running to the dressing room for repairs. A common mistake in voting on this website is based on number of punches thrown not landed. McQuaid didn't land anything to the face of Nystrom but took about 3 big rights that obviously did some damage. Win Nystrom.
Welcome back Darth Quader!
That punch by Nystro landed flush but it only seemed to anger McQuaid who then proceeded to reign blows down upon him. Win Lone Wolf
lone wolf busier landed many more punches, caught a couple of haymakers on the button, the last one seemed to piss him off as he dominazted at the end....win lone wolf
Nystrom landed some solid punches during the fight but McQuaid gave him a solid pounding.
"McQuaid is one of the hardest punchers in the league"! LMAO, you've gotta love homer announcers. Having said that, this was an entertaining bout. Edge to McQuaid with all of those rock hard body blows.
MCQUAID IS BACK
Great tilt. Lone Wolfe dominates.
Mcquaid stood up to the challenge from Nystrom. He looks stronger this year. Glad the bruins have him he has a great attitude. Chara lucic boychuk and mcquaid are 4 of the toughest SOBs to play against. Great time to be a bruin fan.
I have a hard time seeing how McQuaid walked away with this fight with voters. Nystrom landed the three best shots and rocked him with all three. Adam definitely threw more so that counts for something but no way does he win this won straight up. I mean when the homer announcers describing the fight gets excited for the shots landed against his guy you know he was in a battle.
Wow!!! McQuaid just beat Nystrom like he stole something. Kudos to Nystrom for fighting back and landing the best punch in the fight, but one punch doesn't counteract the numerous body shots plus just being completely outclassed in the last portion. It appeared that Nystrom's punch only made McQuaid angry...after taking that shot he unleashed hell on him.
McQuaid can no doubt take a punch. The two haymakers from Nystrom only pissed him off. 'W' for McQuaid. Hopefully not headed off with another damn concussion. Huge B's fan here, but have to add that Edwards is an embarrassment.
McQuaid is like one of those scary kids you don't want to ever fight because you know you can't win. The harder you hit him the more you piss him off and the more he hits you. A real fighters mentality. I still think if he added 20lbs he could be a top heavy in the league. Fun fighter to watch!
Mcquaid did well considering he has been hurt and hasn't played.in weeks
McQuaid in total control even though Nystrom landed a bomb. Win McQuaid
Slight edge McQ
Nystrom rocked him twice and buckled Mcquaid....the jersey over at the end seemed to impede Nystrom ....very close but slight edge to Nystrom.