Great fight with a lot of haymakers thrown. Orr was getting off balance when he landed that glancing shot that knocked Erskine's helmet off. The return volley by Erskine caught him at just the right time, helping him on his way. Win Erskine but I would not call it domination or ass kicking by any stretch. Erskine has always reminded me of an old school, tough defenseman that seems to be in short supply. I think the end of Colton Orr stuff is a bit premature though
Bombs Away! Not many of the knock him off balance jabs, just two guys lookin to knock each others block off. Love it! Win Erskine easy.
Oh wow. What a scrap that was. Both guys were throwing everything they has at each other. That's one of the top fights of the year in my opinion. Great finish by Erskine, too bad he doesn't fight more often.
Erskine doesn't get the credit he deserves. He throws with bad intention, is very accurate and can put you down with one bell ringer. Good fight, knockdown win Erskine.
Big John Erskine with the win in this great fight, as he dropped Orr with the last big right. I scared my dogs by jumping up and drunkenly shouting at the TV during the fight, for which I apologize.
Big John, does not fight anywhere near as often as Orr, but he shows why no one really messes with him. Also, this is a true gentlemanly fight. As soon as Erskine puts Orr down and in a vulnerable spot, he holds off and doesn't deliver an Emery shot. Ooops, I meant cheap shot. Orr did the same against Parros earlier this year.
FOY! Lucic and Wrecking Ball are in the mix but this one might be better! Orr did the best he could. If he caught big Erskine early with a good one it might have changed to outcome. But he didn't and got fed a bunch of knuckles for his trouble. Erskine is a match for any heavy just because he is so big and strong. Bombs, Haymakers...all they had is what we got. AWESOME!!! However; the votes for Orr and Draw had to come from the folks that watched the fight in braille! Love Orr's come back from the Engelland KO, but like Thornton it may be his time to leave the game. Warriors both in the truest and finest sense. But both have reached the point where they are really taking a lot of heavy shots...they both need to think about their futures, while they can still think.
Erskine has always been one of the more underrated fighters and Orr seems on the decline for sure. Regardless, a great fight by both with Erskine with a dominating win. Erskine has had many entertaining fights over the years, but doesn't seem to fight that much in the past 4-5 years. Check November 14, 2010 when he fought Eric Boulton. The fight had a score of 9.4. I still remember that one and i remember Erskine beating Lucic 4-5 years ago as well.
I wondered where these two had gone. What a way to come back on to the radar screen. Shades of Engelland for Orr.
Big Guys big blows
Good scrap. Being a big Orr fan and Leaf fan in general it was nice to see him back and throwing bombs. Unfortunately he was outclassed in this one. Big John with a swooping right that caught Orr at just the right moment. Got to give the win to Erskine but kudos to Orr for hanging with the big fella. Personally I don't think Orr will ever recapture his abilities of the past but until someone else is capable of stepping up....namely Devane Orr is still the go to guy.
Erskine doesn't fight much since a concussion a few years back, but he's one of the really under-rated heavyweights in the league. And he always tries to kill the other guy with those wild haymakers out of left field.
Erskine broke out the hard hat and the jackhammer and went to town on the back of Orr's head..... Clear win to Erskine.
LOVE seeing Colton get SMOKED. Win Johnny Erskine.
KD win Erskine. Not sure why I've heard and read that some guys are saying that Orr didn't get knocked down but lost his balance instead? He got punched in the fucking forehead by a big bad 240 pound dude. Well no shit he lost his balance, but it's called getting knocked down in a fight. This wasn't some drunk taking a piss in the alley after a night of saucing and falling over. This was Erskine connecting with a fist to Orr's melon and Orr going down like a pornstar because of it. In saying that, I don't know why all of the hate for Orr either. He's had some pretty epic battles in the league in his career and some pretty serious head injuries because of it, but he continues to go out there and put it on the line for his team against the toughest of the tough in the league. I think that deserves some respect.
Orr seems to be looking to survive rather than try and knock the guys teeth in. Not sure why McLaren isn't playing instead.
Great tilt although most of the throwing and landing was done by Erskine .Erskine gets the knockdown on Orr for the win!I thought Orr retired !
TKO for Erskine, Orr you going to have issues when you get older, to many punches to your squash. Love reading the comments of the experts on here wonder sometimes what fights you are watching.
Great fight! Erskine landed all the effective shots and in a hurry. I really didnt see Orr land a decent punch. Anyway i gave it a 7 and it really was good to see 2 heavyweights trying to ko each other. Happy New Year PPL
Orr showed rust after not having fought in quite some time. Era jibe landed an awkward shot to Orr's forehead, dropping Orr....
foreskin with the KD tko only gave it a 7 could have gone longer oh yea no it couldent orr gets KD'd and on an other not TORONTO SUCKS BALLS BRING BACK PAT QUINN
Go go Godzilla! It's about time Big John made his presence know again. All's right in the District.
Big time tilt. Gave it a 7. A knockout does not make the fight, it's the action during the fight that gets the score. Erskine with the clear win start to finish.
Good beef with heavy intensity and few connections. I thought the Leafs were supposed to be tough..
Good tilt, Erskine with a surprisingly dominant performance over Orr.
The Lumberjack is back.
Overwhelming win for Erskine
Holy Toledo. That's all I have to say.
Erskine shows his punching power, dominates for the W.
I saw it as domination by John . He was throwing angry punches.
Great tilt. Even when Orr gets decked, he doesn't seem to be hurt. Nice right by Erskine to give him the W. Gave it an 8.
Cudos to Orr to back his captain. Tough way to make a living. Hope Phaneuf buys Colton a 'cold one' tonight. He deserves it. Erskin is definitely a handful.
Erskine caught him with a big one that dropped Orr.
Is Orr slipping??? Big right from Erskine was the difference. Two veterans pounding away..... Can King of Goons keep his remarks just to the current fight. I don't care for his commentary on anything else.....
Johnnie boy was throwing with mean intent. Can we please finally recognize that Orr is not a top 5 fighter and certainly not the champ. He has a questionable jaw and little technical smarts. It was nice to see him take another clear loss.
That's why Erskine doesn't have to fight very often.
When someone tells me to do something I don't want to do, I'd say I'd rather take an Erskine roundhouse. After seeing the Colt take a seat here, maybe not. Lots of good scrapping on the Beltway this year.
Very rare Orr gets his ass kicked...great fight
Orr gets CRUSHED! Typical leaf, all talk no results. Erskine with the TKO, Suck it leaf trolls
Hmm, I expected the Leaf haters to be going over the top with glee on this one, but the comments aren't so bad really. Clear win for Erskine. Love Colton Orr...not sure about his elbow or head health, but he's sadly in decline now. Not sure why McLaren wasn't dressed for this one, given the Caps obvious toughness.
I haven't seen Orr get worked like this in a long time, I am an Orr fan but he was dominated. IMO, Erskine isn't a super heavyweight like McGrattan, but he handled Orr and gets the W with those big over hand punches.
Great fight scored it an 8 Erskine with the big obvious win......and yes I am going to say it. if Orr would have been a Bruin he would have been voted a draw here....just saying
Leafs and Orr fan but Erskine with the win!! As an Orr and Leafs fan, this is a moral victory for us with Orr finally being healthy enough(elbow surgery) to drop the gloves and let them fly!! Orr is coming back, love the smile at the end after he got tagged and was skating to the box!!
Great Fight, perfect way to finish
Dumb announcer. For a right handed fighter his jab would be his left hand. That was a solid overhand. Win Erskine
And Down goes Orr!!! Leafs 0 for 3 last night- lost 2 fights and game-
Lotta bombs with few direct hits until Johnny boys last one.
Great fight! Erskine gets the W for this one, but great job to both!
Erskine early and often and that right crushed him.
Great fight. Erskine with the win.
Great fight, kind of close, but Erskine with the win
Erskine clear win Orr is fearless, which probably works against him at this stage of his career. Hope he has all his marbles when he retires... Edit: good fight, but still not as good as Boulton - Erskine Nov 2010
How did anyone vote for Orr
Big John still knows what to do!
Erskine dropped him:))))
Very simple: Erskine>Orr.
a pleasure to watch
Holy Crap!!!! I am glad I wasn't between those guys! Great fight and a win for Erskine. Two tough warriors. All about the code!
Damn, Orr's brain is going to be more scrambled when he retires than the eggs I had this morning. Great job by Erksine with the knockdown.
The big Ersk is a great fighter.I wish he would drop them more often.And Phanuff was in his face earlier,that would have been a BAD mistake!!Go big John!!
I liked this one. Both landed but the longer reach made a point. Mostly to CO's head.
John Erskine is built like an old coal miner. Hes also probably in better shape because he plays hockey.
Orr was once a good fighter now reduced to being a punching bag.
Go to sleep Orr
Here's hoping Erskine teaches Tom Wilson how to know when a good tome to find a dance partner is
John Erskine is one of my favorite fighters, he is awesome!!
Great fight! Erskine lands the big one at the end and drops Orr. Win Erskine.
great fight big john easy win over has been orr.
Favorite part was Tom Wilson in the penalty box with a huge grin on his face, absolutely thrilled by the show his senior comrade just put on.
knockout??? really...shot to the top of the [email protected]#$%^ comparing it to the Engelland fight...silly..win JE..
Colton dumped. Again.
Good tilt between the two,some wild swings by Erskine.But the forehead shot was just a lost of balance but it sure made Erskine look good for the win....Erskine can throw them when he really gets going....Erskine should fight more
what king of buffoons neglecks to tell everybody is that Lucic kicks Erskines ass the next time they fight. very convenient eh? Sounds a little like the liberal press eh......
Erskine and Orr go back and forth but at the end that tremendous right by Erskine to the side of the skull settled the dispute.
I'm not sure I have ever seen the capitols win TWO fights in a row.... may be one of the signs of the end of times.... The leafs on the other hand.... not a discovery of hens teeth or mega win lotto ticket...
A rusty Orr gets dropped.
Time for Orr to learn how to golf.
Wow. Really good scrap. Erskine with the definite win here, but Orr landed a couple of bombs too. I was worried about Orr earlier in the season, but he looked fine here, just got beat by a guy who had a better night. Erskine's a tough dude who I wish would go more often.
Great fight. King of goons y the disrespect for Lucic. I saw that fight he lost but fought Erskine again and did much better.
Erskine in a barn burner. Solid punch at the end but Orr was already off balance on it connected with his forehead, no KO as I see it. Giving it an 8.
A real good HVY Wgt bout.....Win HeresJohnny
Oisk with clear win.
Definitely one of the fights of the year, maybe not the best but still really good. Erskine was the clear winner, even if it was relatively close. I'm surprised a little here at the outcome, but Erskine is one tough guy.
tko erskine. good bout..
Wilson warmed up the crowd and Big John brought the house down. He was itching all night to throw with someone and Orr volunteered. Erskine doesn't have many fights the past couple of years due to the fact he has been a healthy scratch because of his poor D play. If he could find a way to step up his play we would get to see him drop the gloves more often.
Erskine with the knockdown win. He was winning even prior to the big bomb. Whoever gave that to Orr should have rating privledges suspended...u dum homers please leave this site!
new wwe champ john erskine
Erskine with the huge win. Great fight. Erskine's strategy in fights is just to throw hard. No defense at all. It worked this time.
That's not a KO guys. Erskine wins this slugfest.
Did not see that one coming. Erskine with a nice shot on one of the best heavyweights out there.
great fight.orr is having terrible season and this fight was no difference.erskine looked like killing machine and the last punch knocked orr off of his feet...foty candidate
Great bout, both threw with ill intent...
Looks like 5 Leaf fans voted for Orr. Seriously? They should lose their privileges.
Orr woke the sleeping bear on this one. Not exactly toe to toe, but surely not much defense happening here once they got started. Win Erskine with the 10 second onslaught starting at :30 ending with the momentary loss of leg function at :39. This might slide in as a candidate for fight of the year.
Orr's results this year have definitely declined, erskine gets the clear win in this one. Erskine definitely is underrated too. Very entertaining. Maybe McLaren should handle the fighting for now on.
Wow another huge fight right after the first one between Ashton and Wilson! But this time Orr gets tuned up by erskine and a very spirited heavy weight bout.
Absolute domination worst asswhopping of the year Orr was out of it
Wow! FOTY (Fight of the year)???
Great fight. Orr didn't like him going after Captain Phaneuf so he had to try to settle the score. Didn't do his HW this time as Erskine took him to the old school playground for a nice beatdown.
That was a major butt-whipping. Orr needs to find a new occupation.
All offense and no defense...Erskine landed more and they were bombs no brainer here Erskine in a landslide easy win
Wow! Erskine brought the bombs!
Big John seems like such a gentle, quiet guy and then someone lights his torch and you get...this. I keep wondering what Mrs. Erskine thinks when she sees one of these. Reminds me of why people quit taking on Bam Bam (Scott Stephens) many years ago. Not...worth...it. Love the guy
johnny! nice to meet ya.
Erskine beat the shit out of Orr
Both guys threw BOMBS!!! Although edge to erskine! Great fight.
Orr got destroyed LOL
Wow! Almost been 8 years since these two tangled. Orr if he's smart (not likely), will not want to repeat this any time soon.
If Erskine fought more he would be in jail awaiting a manslaughter I trial. Orr has lost a step, orr a punch anyway.
Erskine: most under rated heavyweight, also 2nd to Rupp in looking like he has the smelliest farts in the league. With that said, obviously Orr is not having a good year getting fights or winning them. Some seasons are better then others. As we all know Orr has no defense when he's throwing bombs. He can take a punch and he is by no means done or declining. just always has been reckless and leaving himself wide open. Erskine got the better of him, as I've always thought he was tough as hell. And I have a big penis Good night gentlemen
Good to see Erskine throwing down again. Two great Heavyweights go toe to toe with Erskine landing the final bomb to get the decision. Great fight boys!
Orr got his friggin ass kicked. Erskine is one tough SOB i would not want to mess with. he kicked lucic's ass a few years ago too when looch wasn't losing any fights. great showing by big john
Damn, what a fight! Win Erskine, easy. I hate to say it, but I love watching Orr get knocked on his ass...
Lumberjack. Not as good as the Bolton fight (which I saw live) but pretty awesome due to total offense by both
Beat down ...
Erskine is one tough customer. He throws with nasty intentions and was the clear winner in this fight.
Seconds after freshman Wilson rattled Carter Ashton's cage, papa Erskine dropped the mitts with soon to be beaten Colton Orr. John has gotten a little older, but proved he hasn't lost his natural ability to throw the hammers. Seeing Tom Wilson's face one Big John got to the penalty box was awesome. Glad another player on this somewhat Caps team is willing to throw the hammers along with Wilson.
Good ol' fashioned kabonging by Ersk to end it...
Awesome heavyweight slugfest
Big John is a beast. He throws every punch with bad intentions and lands that last one right to CO's giant cranium and knocks him on his ass for a knock DOWN win! Up to that point it was up in the air as to who would land the big shot as both were connecting. I don't know why anyone messes with him as when he fights it usually turns out bad for his opponent.
Erskin drops him after dominating!
Orr hanging on in this one
John should do this more often! Great fight!
Orr hasn't been the same since Engelland laid him out!
if only erskine fought more real heavyweight battle here orr took the loss here .
Erskine can throw with the best. Unfortunately, he rarely fights. But, when he does look out. Honestly, Erskine vs McGratton would be one for the ages.
Fight of the year!
' Rock'em, sock'em and 'Skin' with a huge win. What's been happenin' with Number 4, lately? '
Anyone voting for Colton Orr must have been a family member or just plain stupid. Erskine had him from start to finish.
Fight of the year so far? Win Erskine
Erskine with the knockdown punch. GREAT fight between two heaveweights doing some damage, with no regard for defense!
It is not often you see Orr get throttled like that. I really enjoyed that, and have much respect for Erkine.
Wow I can't believe Orr got his ass beat by erskine
WOW, not too many men can both walk away from those bombs....Erskine all over this one. Possibly a rusty Orr!
Erskine shows why he needs to drop the mittens more often. One of the toughest in the league (look at his log from '06, I think he went 14-2). Drops Orr with a Rolling Stones "Tatoo You" in the mug...
Erskine all the way. Why on earth did Dallas ever let this guy walk? He came up through their organization and must have displayed too much toughness for them. What a bunch of dolts to let this guy get away.
I can't believe Erskine can still fight... one more concussion and his career is done. That being said, Erskine gets the W in very convincing fashion.
Awesome! Big John still has it.
Erskine is a bad ass. No helmet toss or jackoff smirk from Orr the Gonad on this one. He got manhandled.
very respectful fighters. great fight.....
Erskine is one of those guys you just don't want to mess with. Though he hasnt had too many scraps this year, his reputation for finishing a fight is well known - as proof tonight. Orr, a good fighting opponent as well, was best served to not test this. He did though, and lost big time.
Big John got his fire lit by Phaneuf and Orr tried to put it out with no luck.
Big John beating up a punk of the NHL. Orr messed with the wrong man tonight. Big John only takes the fight when he has to and Orr should have kept the gloves on.
Colton Orr didn't have a prayer, thatta boy Erskine!!!!
God I love it when Erskine fights. Always throws bombs with little regard for defense. His epic fight against Eric Boulton a few years ago is one of my all time favorites. Definitely my favorite Cap. Also love the call by Joe Beninati.
Great fight... tough way to make a living.
Big Ajax taking care of business! Undoubtedly the most underrated fighter in the NHL over the past several years. Great fight JohnE! Keep it up
Erskine was always an underated fighter just ask George laraque.orr was slapped around like a 2 dollar hooker
How did the king of fighting lose to that asshole
Good bout, all Erskine, but Orr can take a punch.
Rock'em Sock'em Robots
Tought lad that Erskine Hows the Bolt Bucket melon Colt? A little rattled I would think. Good battle for both Big Dudes.
Erskin hasn't had a fight in a while and just went all out on Orr. Orr couldn't even touch him.
Erskine was owning long before the knockdown,though Orr is certainly capable of turning it around with one swing.This was all Johnny. Erskine TKO and an entertaining 8
Obviously a Washinton announcer, “KOed by the big right” you dumb ass he missed and they both fell over! I saw a close fight but a slight edge to Erskine
Not a lot of damage til that bonk on orr's forehead
Pretty good scrap, Erskine with the clear win. This should demonstrate to Orr and all you young folks out there that if you don't keep up with your practicing you are going to forget how.
Erskine can sure throw down. You do not want to mess with this hombre.
Hilarious commentary by Don "The Leaf's Biggest Fan" Cherry after this fight. Earlier Erskine challenged Phaneuf, who ran away, like he usually does. Cherry said it was because Erskine's much bigger, he's not, they're the same size, only difference is Phaneuf's a coward. Then Cherry went on to praise Orr for fighting Erskine, because Erskine was much bigger, he's not, Erskine, Orr, and Phaneuf are all the same size. Don't believe the Hockeyfights stats, look at the team websites if you want the real size of the players. I don't know where Hockeyfights gets their numbers. They have Brendan Gallagher listed as 5'6" 150lbs, I don't believe there's been a 150lb player in the NHL for at least 40 years.
Pretty close until the end. Erskine is underrated and Orr, dare I say it, may be overrated these days. Clear will for Big John
it doesnt get better than this, 2 superheavies going for it! win erskine but orr had his moments and this could have gone the other way too
DribbleCup Orr takes a pounding from Erskine. Useless waste of a roster spot. Bettman should ban Coltie before someone kills him and his remaining 3 braincells. Ahhhhh loving Laff Nation. Terrible sinking team and a punch drunk washed up stiff. Woof!! Belch!! Crusty Orr jersey!!! Phagoof peed himself, so Coltie took the beating for him. Laffs2006 must be in a fetal position rocking bank n forth. Poor little guy.
good time to be surfing Center Ice.. caught both of these fights as I sat down for a dinner of jalapeno poppers. Decisive win for Erskine, but boy.. how did Orr not fall before that?
Big win for the big puncher as Erskine puts Orr down after the two of them throw some huge bombs. And King of Goons, quit being an idiot. Lucic hating is so 2009, and only hardcore whiny Bruins haters still do it. Lucic already got that one back anyway.
Another quality Erskine fight
Big Johnny Erskine! Wish you would fight more, great toe to toe fight, Orr coming off worse.
Both guys were swinging for the fences here. Erskine landed the better shots towards the end and gets the win in a good one.
Yea Bettman.....Fights should be banned in Hockey, according to the reaction of the crowd.
You don't see Colton Orr get ripped apart like that too often but this time he got beat! Still a good fight
Erskine should fight more often. That was a serious battle. This has to be one of the top five fights all year! Props to Orr for a hell of a fight even though he came out on the losing end.
Erskine destroyed Orr
win Erskine......Orr took some solid shots...2 tough dudes ONLY KING OF GOONS IS STILL CRYING ABOUT A BRUIN FIGHT FROM YEARS AGO.. WHILE WATCHING A FIGHT FROM 2 DIFFERENT TEAMS. LET IT GO MAN....HA HA
Orr got his ass whipped by Erskine in dominating fashion. Boy can Erskine throw bombs once that jackhammer right starts up.
Nice scrap. I like both of these fighters. Good toe to toe slugfest. Foreskin takes this one with the knock down. Props to both guys for just throwing bombs till one of them went down. Entertaining and a solid 9
Erskine is the biggest sleeper in the league.
Orr decides to test the comeback waters against "sleeper biker dude".. and gets absolutely pasted for his troubles to the tune of... "Johnny I hardly knew ya" by the DropKick Murphy's... His "better than Parros" chin helped to keep him in it longer than he should have... ...at least long enough to be eventually dropped after failing to grasp the hidden meaning behind the classic Bugs Bunny sign... "Ducka your head...Lola Bridgida" FOTY candidate so far with a great effort from both guys who were really throwing relentless nasty one-punch bombs with bad intentions
That's my boy !!!! (4 four Him) I didn't see Orr take the ice after the fight, I hope it was just a tactical decision and that he's OK and back in the lineup the next game. The league needs more Erskines and Orrs.
With as awful as the NHL fights have been this year, im surprised this one wasn't rated a 10. Most of the "heavy weights" have been heavy puss bags so far.
Now we know why Orr has been missing in action. He is no longer a heavyweight, factor or feared fighter. Winner by a knockdown Erskine. Nice punch to finish it off. Give it a 7.
Actually a close fight and the supposed knock down was actually a glancing blow that forced Orr of balance.. Orr was not stunned or hurt from the last punch landed. If you look closely, Erskine got hit with some pretty good bombs himself. Slight victory to Erskine in a close and entertaining fight.
This reminded me a lot of the Erskine-Lucic fight in 2008. The only difference is: Orr got right up after he was KO'd, while Lucic turtled and stayed down on the ice cringing like a beaten, cowardly dog. Don't believe me Lucy fans? Watch and weep: http://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/39879 Big win for Erskine over a warrior who's getting a bit long in the tooth.