October 11, 2014
VS
3rd Period - 19:27
2014-2015 Regular Season
Voting Results
James van Riemsdyk 15.1% (14 votes)
Simon Despres 47.3% (44 votes)
Draw 37.6% (35 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by Great Murray on October 13, 2014 at 09:09 AM

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!!!

Posted by The Mad House on October 12, 2014 at 02:56 AM

I hope Despres has to answer to a Leaf for those ground punches

Posted by havanarat on October 12, 2014 at 07:51 PM

YaWn

Posted by EK65 on October 13, 2014 at 11:28 AM

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)

Posted by Buckster on October 14, 2014 at 03:01 PM

Despres with the cheap shots which is what you expect from a player from the Q

Posted by bigdog2007 on October 12, 2014 at 08:31 AM

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

Posted by the kid 61 on October 12, 2014 at 09:17 AM

I feel sorry for the people in Canada if this was the big event on Saturday night. Another snooozerrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Posted by Stinger7 on October 12, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Simon says - win JVR is a girl - weak for such a big guy. Kessel's 2nd sister

Posted by kkdowning on October 12, 2014 at 10:46 AM

That was ugly. I bet the people that paid 500 for their seats in Toronto agree

Posted by Massive Coiler on October 11, 2014 at 10:35 PM

JVR early, Despres late. Not a very good fight that came at the end of the game. Draw, in my mind.

Posted by Amerkfan8 on October 12, 2014 at 01:12 AM

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.

Posted by Humper on October 12, 2014 at 07:26 AM

I give a slight nod to Van Riemsdyk, but really there was nothing here to write home about.

Posted by BLKNGLD on October 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

both guys looked totally out of gas. slapfest goes to Despres.

Posted by CG3 on October 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM

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.

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on October 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

bleh

Posted by doobi1 on October 12, 2014 at 03:08 PM

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.

Posted by NoKnuckles on October 12, 2014 at 04:55 PM

Nothing here

Posted by shawnrocks on October 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

ill give it to van rams dyke for throw while they were up.. cheap shots at the end by simon

Posted by yngblonde1 on October 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM

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

Posted by sixclocks on October 18, 2014 at 08:22 AM

who prefers this to colton orr vs Derek englland??

Posted by DARCY T on October 31, 2014 at 04:46 PM

despres' 1st nhl fight in regular season and 1st victory

Posted by Jvfinck69 on October 16, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Despres won this one. JVR shouldn't be dropping the gloves, Phaneuf should step up to the plate for once.

Posted by Behn Wilson on October 12, 2014 at 07:09 PM

"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

Posted by shawn46 on October 13, 2014 at 05:03 PM

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....

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 25, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Edge Simon Despres.

Posted by bigpucks on October 12, 2014 at 04:21 PM

Did not like punch when man on ground but it was an emotional fight by non fighter

Posted by hipcheckCHI on October 12, 2014 at 08:55 PM

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.

Posted by bigmike53 on October 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Not much happening in this one. Nice cheap shot by Despres when JVR was on the ice. Draw.

Posted by buzzgun2000 on October 12, 2014 at 01:29 AM

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.....

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on October 12, 2014 at 01:46 AM

I'm giving it to Despres for the cheap shots at the end.

Posted by Da_Hawks on October 14, 2014 at 09:41 PM

Hit him about 3 times while jvr was down what a coward look forward to next game for retribution!

Posted by boldbilly on October 12, 2014 at 07:23 AM

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

Posted by Sweeney2112 on October 12, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Give it to JVR just barely. Cheap garbage shots while he was down show no class by yet another penguin!

Posted by King of Goons on October 11, 2014 at 11:40 PM

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.