December 05, 2015
VS
2nd Period - 0:19
2015-2016 Regular Season
Voting Results
David Backes 78.1% (82 votes)
Nazem Kadri 8.6% (9 votes)
Draw 13.3% (14 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by Mounty in NC on December 07, 2015 at 07:32 AM

I refuse to give the win to Backes. Kadri tries to fight him all the way down the ice and Backes seems to refuse the entire time....then Backes suddenly drops the gloves and starts throwing punches before Kadri even has a chance to get ready. B!tch move by Backes!!!!

Posted by Humper on December 05, 2015 at 09:54 PM

Not sure why, but Kadri forced Backes into the fight. Backes wins by a hair in an unimpressive bout.

Posted by Flames9339 on December 06, 2015 at 05:56 AM

Backes realizing that a loss in the fight would be a humiliation he could never recover from opts for sucker punches and wrestling.

Posted by bigmike53 on December 06, 2015 at 06:03 PM

Toronto finally gets off the schnide! Backes wins this scrap and it's nothing to write home about.

Posted by willinottawa on December 09, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Yep this fight will sum up the loser leafs season. Knocked down, beaten losers. Way to buy a team.. how did that work out for you? Kadri should be playing in Europe D league! D for douche...Win Backes!

Posted by Detroit_Caps on December 06, 2015 at 05:41 AM

Kadri fighting :D Babcock will bench him for a week

Posted by 5fourfighten on December 06, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Kadri held in very well using his face to block punches. Nice job Nazem! Try ducking next time.

Posted by JoeCritter on December 06, 2015 at 12:44 AM

Now we know why the Leafs haven't had any fights this year. Shame they can't play hockey, either.

Posted by Great Murray on December 06, 2015 at 10:26 PM

Backes decks Kadri after the faceoff. Kadri stands up and get slapped around a little for his trouble against a much larger, tougher Backes. Give Kadri good marks for not taking it , know he was going to take it.

Posted by MichaelFlyers37 on December 05, 2015 at 09:19 PM

Backes with the win. Kardri drinks a 5th of gin, and a stank vagina my Dick is in. Yeah, I know it's a sin. Good day gentlemen

Posted by rebel89130 on December 06, 2015 at 05:38 PM

backes goes with towes 2x and now kadri; he must really piss off skill players; wonder would babcock said to kadri;

Posted by busschermeer on December 05, 2015 at 09:27 PM

Kadri flailing some nice wrist-punches.

Posted by rocky 1 on December 06, 2015 at 09:09 PM

Backes with the win but good on Kadri who did not back down!

Posted by EK65 on December 05, 2015 at 09:09 PM

Couple guys "competing hard" Backes gets a few nice licks on Kadri Welcome to the fight world Toronto!

Posted by DARCY T on December 06, 2015 at 06:44 AM

backes pushed kadri around kadri kept begging for a fight till backes dropped his gloves.david's punches grazed kadri's helmet couple times but i expected more one-sided win by backes.backes controlled the fight but i think kadri's done a good job hanging in there with bigger opponent

Posted by TheodoreRex on December 05, 2015 at 08:54 PM

Finally! Somebody forces the issue with kadri. No running this time. He hung in there but it wasn't pretty.

Posted by doobi1 on December 07, 2015 at 08:35 AM

Kadri asked for it, and Backes obliged for the WIN.

Posted by hubofhockey on December 07, 2015 at 05:10 PM

Not sure why Kadri wanted this, Backes is a much bigger stronger guy and it showed in this scrap

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 02, 2016 at 08:39 PM

Win David Backes.

Posted by chis1088 on December 05, 2015 at 11:43 PM

Not a fan of Kadri at all but kudos for giving it a shot and sticking up for himself. Earned a bit of respect in my book

Posted by Jointman on December 07, 2015 at 02:55 PM

I agree Back is puss. Kadri win

Posted by ENG091 on December 05, 2015 at 08:52 PM

Backes must be getting desperate to find somebody he can beat. C'mon Backes fight a fighter or at least a non fighter in your weight class.

Posted by filthynumber1 on December 06, 2015 at 03:02 PM

Backes with the Bullshit Pos move to start the fight. cannot vote for him bc of this. kazdr wanted to square off and go, Backes did not... draw

Posted by missgirlina on December 12, 2015 at 10:37 PM

Backes provoked the fight but then kept backing off when Kadri brought it back. But then went in for the sucker punch? Bitch move for the bigger, stronger fighter. Mostly wrestling. Meh.

Posted by hardcase on December 06, 2015 at 06:33 AM

Backes is a coward and as a fighter he is useless Kadri woke up the leafs and had his best game of the year.MFLYERS YOU SUCK

Posted by STL13 on December 06, 2015 at 10:07 PM

It's evident why this was the first fight of the season for the "Marple" Leafs.

Posted by Radiotalker on December 10, 2015 at 02:44 PM

Win Backes.

Posted by Oswegofightfan on December 08, 2015 at 11:58 AM

I don't know what some of you whatched. I saw a pissed off Backes trying to get kadri to go. Finnaly he agreed and Backed is supposed to wait.

Posted by konneker143 on December 06, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Maple Leafs don't fight because they obviously don't know how. Next time someone knocks you on your caboose Kadri, stay there. Don't try to start a fight that you cant win.

Posted by ballardgreg on December 10, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Backes is a bitch, Kadri wanted to fight right from the center dot and he waited tell he could catch him off guard and try to land a few cheap shots.

Posted by The Mediator on December 11, 2015 at 05:58 PM

This is the undisputed heavy weight bout of the year. {Full Stop}

Posted by AxlRose91 on December 07, 2015 at 01:12 PM

Wow, Backes is such a b1tch. Surprising, as I've always considered him to be a quality player. If the roles were reversed, and Kadri had pulled this gutless crap, people would be going ape$hit on here...

Posted by kari takko on December 09, 2015 at 11:47 PM

Kadri keeps asking for it and gets it. Be careful what you ask for. Backes.

Posted by bigdog2007 on December 06, 2015 at 09:09 AM

Kadri swings his purse to no effect

Posted by FHgrad99 on December 06, 2015 at 06:42 PM

Kadri didn't do too badly against Backes but Backes was too big and strong for him.

Posted by kkdowning on December 12, 2015 at 09:07 AM

Backes clearly is the definition of "hard to play against" (to quote every coach). I wish Kadri would have taken a few more shots -- although Kadri does seem to have settled down a bit.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on January 11, 2016 at 04:49 AM

Kadri started out looking good, but Backes took it to him at the end.

Posted by JG17 on December 06, 2015 at 08:50 PM

The Awful Falafel shows us that he isn't really all that good at anything.

Posted by lucic17 on December 05, 2015 at 09:04 PM

Kadri finally has to fight after all of the crap he does. Good for Backes

Posted by SidKid87 on December 05, 2015 at 09:18 PM

LEAFS first fight of the year ends with a solid DRAW Yet the logo de toilet seat will vote for Backes Typical hab logic

Posted by Rob Peterson on December 05, 2015 at 10:39 PM

As I started the video I said out loud,"Ok Backes...this is the only time I'll cheer for you so make it good" and he didn't disappoint. I don't like either player, but anytime Nazem "The Diver" Kadri gets sh*tstomped is a good day. The POS even took a dive on the opening faceoff and kept being a rancid do*chebag throughout the entire play until Backes simply had enough of his BS. And seriously...what idiot voted for Kadri as the winner?

Posted by Gunslinger on December 07, 2015 at 07:04 PM

Any truth that Kadri yelled "Allah Akhbar" before fighting Backes? If true it didn't work.

Posted by Behn Wilson on December 06, 2015 at 03:05 PM

The always accurate DarcyT and Flames9339 perfectly sum up this "swat the mosquito" non-event