So we really want to get rid of the tough guys eh? Who wants to watch this chit. More importantly who wants their best players answering the bell. Fire Bettman, Holland etal...give the Commish job to Cherry and bring back QMJHL hockey to the NHL!!!
I hope Despres has to answer to a Leaf for those ground punches
this whole "superstar" defending themselves and fighting other superstars (or non fighter) situation is going to end badly for somebody... and its going to happen sooner rather than later. Fight was a draw (JVR didn't really land anything of value) (SD threw punches when JVR was clearly on the ground)
Despres with the cheap shots which is what you expect from a player from the Q
Hahahahaha. Typical Leaf bytch. Getting smoked so start a fight. He swung his purse like a true blue Leaf. It will be a long painful year for Laff fans
I feel sorry for the people in Canada if this was the big event on Saturday night. Another snooozerrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Simon says - win JVR is a girl - weak for such a big guy. Kessel's 2nd sister
That was ugly. I bet the people that paid 500 for their seats in Toronto agree
JVR early, Despres late. Not a very good fight that came at the end of the game. Draw, in my mind.
Draw. I guess. Anyway, I thought the Leafs were bad because they played fighters. They got rid of the fighters, but they still suck. Funny, I never would have guessed that the guys playing 5 mins every night don't really hurt the team on the scoreboard.
I give a slight nod to Van Riemsdyk, but really there was nothing here to write home about.
both guys looked totally out of gas. slapfest goes to Despres.
Could go either way, or neither way for that matter. I did like how Despres grabbed JVR's arm on a half-hearted punch and stopped it from connecting. That was probably the only part of the fight worth seeing.
Maybe those last two smacks to the noggin will take what remains of his Flyers memories. Riemerowski in the beginning, Despres at the end. Draw fair and square.
ill give it to van rams dyke for throw while they were up.. cheap shots at the end by simon
For a non fighter Despres didn't get killed..The Pens have no enforcer at all this year just a group of guys wanting ice time..The released or not signed hockey goons are still sitting on their couch waiting for a phone call
who prefers this to colton orr vs Derek englland??
despres' 1st nhl fight in regular season and 1st victory
Despres won this one. JVR shouldn't be dropping the gloves, Phaneuf should step up to the plate for once.
"Bravery" inspired by the potential of a helmet-less opponent is paid back in kind by some late ground shots A veritable homage to cheapness
How times have changed..... If they were wearing Hampton Aces and Erie Blades uniforms we would be applauding the ground fighting as old time hockey..... Now apparently we are more refined.... eh...... they were almost as interested as I was....
Edge Simon Despres.
Did not like punch when man on ground but it was an emotional fight by non fighter
JVR should have ditched the lid. And none of that extra penalty BS b/c it was end of game. Despres' shots when JVR is on the ground... normally a "no," but in this case, I'll allow it. Draw.
Not much happening in this one. Nice cheap shot by Despres when JVR was on the ice. Draw.
I get the whole "code" thing that is pushed as gospel on this site but Reggie Dunlop would laugh in your face if you preached that crap to him.....
I'm giving it to Despres for the cheap shots at the end.
Hit him about 3 times while jvr was down what a coward look forward to next game for retribution!
Van creamsicle gets exactly what he deserves here......watch the end of the video....he cross checks Despres to the back of the head....where he loses his lid....gets pushed by Depres.....then he spears Despres Realizing that Despres has no lid he then drops the mitts and gets man handled If I am Despres I am hitting This pu$$ y when he's down also ...may I add still with his visor on ...ACTUALLY I REALLY LIKED WHEN DESPRES TRIED TO GET VAN CREAM PUFFS HELMET OFF WHEN THEY WERE DOWN.... Toronto shed their fighters so they could compete with the skating teams....hmmmm....easy win Despres......lol on this site with the perceived injustice here
Give it to JVR just barely. Cheap garbage shots while he was down show no class by yet another penguin!
I'm giving this one to JVR because hitting a guy when he's down on the ice doesn't count in the decision. Nice cheap shot by the French chick, though.