October 17, 2016
3rd Period - 11:27
2016-2017 Regular Season
Voting Results
Justin Abdelkader 27% (37 votes)
Chris Neil 56.9% (78 votes)
Draw 16.1% (22 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by bhamill on October 18, 2016 at 02:26 PM

Neil is getting old. Still betters sloppy Abdelkader. No real harm, they both tried.

Posted by neonutts on October 18, 2016 at 03:02 PM

Abdelkader landed the much bigger punches, just lost his footing

Posted by Robbie1973 on October 17, 2016 at 11:03 PM

Nice to see Detroit putting some majors on the board finally...Neil with edge here in a quick harmless bout

Posted by ferdip on October 18, 2016 at 04:44 PM

Neil is one of the best

Posted by Kemby31 on October 18, 2016 at 12:25 AM

I don't know how anyone can actually think Neil won this. No one likes Abby and it turns into a popularity contest

Posted by Michigun91 on October 18, 2016 at 06:33 AM

Abby lands a hard right and wins the fight.

Posted by spiderlakeDave on October 18, 2016 at 05:48 PM

Abdelkater should have spent more punching and keeping his balance instead of all the stupid face-washing attempt. Ok fight at best. Neil wins.

Posted by EK65 on October 18, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Super Hero refs actually let 2 guys go at it. Pretty close scrap. Had to edge to Neil for strength and control seeing as though the shots were even. I like this potentially new & improved Red Wings team.

Posted by bigmike53 on October 18, 2016 at 09:01 PM

The slightest nod to Neil in a subpar performance from him.

Posted by kari takko on October 18, 2016 at 06:12 PM

Abdelkader could have, but didn't. Like he was fighting on slippery ice or something. Edge to rockhead Neil.

Posted by Humper on October 18, 2016 at 10:28 AM

Is Neil losing his mojo? He should be able to neatly do in a pu$$y like Abdelkader and yet it's a pretty close match. I like how the announcer let a little chuckle slip out right after Abdelkader gave the pumpkin a face wash.

Posted by lucic17 on October 17, 2016 at 11:28 PM

3 fighting majors by Detroit already!!! Are they trying to be the 1973-74 Flyers? Is it me or does Neil look like half the pumpkins I see around town? Looks like he tagged Abdelkader with a couple. Neil knows he will be done soon, so I think he will take a fight wherever he can get it on his retirement tour of the NHL.

Posted by Tikirog on October 18, 2016 at 05:04 PM

Leave it to Neil to (try) and get that last sucker punch in after throwing his opponent to the ice. Kudos to Abby for making sure he sucker punched the King of Sucker Punches while on the ice and tied up. Also, tip of the cap to Abby for the couple 2 for 1's (punch followed by elbow cap). Nothing like seeing a guy like Neil take a punch only to see that elbow come following. Ottawa went from a skill team with a pugilist (Neil) to just being a goon team with the addition of Dion.

Posted by DARCY T on November 03, 2016 at 09:38 AM

neil took abdel out of the scrum.i think abdelkader never thought the linesmen let them go but they did and he was on his own.i find it little bit amusing. neil controlled the fight but abdel ducked most of his lefts and managed to land 1-2 of his own...edge neil i never realized that abdelkader is bigger than neil

Posted by kimo_coyote on October 18, 2016 at 12:18 PM

love it when a face shield protection "face washes" What a punk move. would have voted draw Neil gets edge

Posted by AZfromNJ on October 18, 2016 at 01:03 AM

Agitator held his own....but ultimately got beat

Posted by PINQIN on October 22, 2016 at 05:23 AM

Abdelkader is just a poor pu$$y... and he showed that again.

Posted by Oshtemo1 on October 24, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Good fight

Posted by hughcares on October 20, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Christine might as well hang them up. What is he in the line up for if he can't even wipe the ice with that guy. Time for to start modeling halloween masks without the need for a mask.

Posted by Great Murray on October 18, 2016 at 04:00 PM

They both landed 1 real good punch and they went at each other with mean intentions. Abby needs to learn better footwork for fighting. Good fight, Draw.

Posted by Attikdrum on October 18, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Draw because both connected 2 times.

Posted by slysi on October 23, 2016 at 04:29 PM

Both guys tough in their own way . Neil does way too much showboating anymore ....Trying to keep a job maybe ?

Posted by English_Bruin on October 18, 2016 at 02:37 PM

The man in red held his own against a seasoned veteran. Neils teeth are missing suggesting he isnt very good at fighting anymore. He scraped through here in another poor bout.

Posted by SidKid87 on October 27, 2016 at 12:05 AM

4 DOMINATION by Neil Too easy

Posted by Don Berry on October 18, 2016 at 07:29 PM

What the hell is Chris Neil still the NHL for? Good GOD, is he 40 yet ?? I heard he is decent player. Took a punch here from a non fighter!

Posted by nait on October 19, 2016 at 05:50 PM

Is it sad the ref laughing at them is the best part

Posted by jerry s on October 18, 2016 at 05:13 AM

neil has been around for ever doing his job kudos to abdelkader for standing his ground but neil with the nod

Posted by Jellyczar on October 20, 2016 at 09:40 AM

a lot of nothing....

Posted by mblair47 on October 21, 2016 at 08:54 AM

I guess Abdelkader's hand wasn't taped...wuss

Posted by hughharding on October 17, 2016 at 11:34 PM

It was close at the beginning with Abby getting one good one in but then, like always, Neil comes on and handles Abdulkader. Close one but Neil gets the nod and that's from a Detroit fan. Now a question for everyone, Is this one of the signs of the Apocalypse? Detroit is one of the top five teams in fighting majors? Do they have more now after three games than they did all last year? And what the hell has gotten into Ericcson, who would'a thunk it?

Posted by esteef on October 18, 2016 at 01:48 PM

Abby stung him!!

Posted by IMPEACH on October 19, 2016 at 09:44 AM

Abdelkader chucks and ducks and flops his way to the only really good punch in the fight. Ol' Man Neil has a lot of mileage on his mug.

Posted by AxlRose91 on October 18, 2016 at 01:48 PM

Two pieces of garbage fighting each other. I really wish they each would have connected some more As it stands, Abdelkader got the cleaner shots in, so I'll give him the nod. Cement-head with a nice cheap shot at the end

Posted by Daysofcoleco on October 18, 2016 at 09:31 AM

Looking for a good Neal template I can use to carve my jack-o-lantern.

Posted by CG3 on October 18, 2016 at 09:23 AM

Abdelkader managed decently against a long-reigning tough guy.

Posted by slambo on October 18, 2016 at 02:43 PM

Homer announcers suck balls... You don't face wash Chris Neil, you're apt to get a jagged tooth stuck in your glove, and some knuckle sandwiches...neil/3

Posted by forbull on October 18, 2016 at 06:22 PM

CHEAP SHOT by Abdulrachman at the end. Send him home Donald!

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on October 27, 2016 at 08:55 PM

The old man took it to Abdelkader

Posted by komet71 on October 18, 2016 at 07:32 AM

Used up half their energy getting the refs off them to get started. Credit to Abby for getting back up.

Posted by Behn Wilson on October 17, 2016 at 11:53 PM

Nice to see "Applicator" adhering to the time hounoured post-Probert Red Wing tradition of getting punched to the ice

Posted by banfillb on October 20, 2016 at 08:46 AM

Not sure why people are giving this to Neil. Abby gets better shots in and loses his footing.

Posted by mikebflorida on October 18, 2016 at 09:26 AM

One of the few times I'll root for Chris Neil and he disappoints me, like most NFL teams, by making an effort that looks amateurish. Applicator is a punk and needs a whippin and sadly, doesn't get one. Draw

Posted by thew2589 on October 17, 2016 at 11:23 PM

Neil win... as expected

Posted by Stonecosy on October 17, 2016 at 11:14 PM

OK to have Detroit showing some grit, but Neil would kick his [email protected]@ every time.

Posted by fastbal on October 18, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Abdelkader pulled a Chara. Swing and a miss and hit the deck.

Posted by DennisBurgess on October 18, 2016 at 04:13 AM

Abdelkader landed the best blows and his arm was held back at the beginning of the fight and he still overcame this disadvantage. Just because he slipped twice doesn't mean he lost. Neil did nothing to take advantage of his opportunities. Abbey did. If you think Neil won, you're delusional...

Posted by yeah on October 18, 2016 at 07:10 PM

Kemby31 are you retarded? Abdelkader had to go to the room after the fight, Neil landed the only shot worth anything. DennisBurgess, how hard is it living day to day as a complete dumb fuck?

Posted by tpr1960 on October 18, 2016 at 05:41 PM

Abby??? What are you morons watching, Neil landed more, slight win, stop it Detroit.

Posted by rocky 1 on October 18, 2016 at 09:59 AM

One good shot landed by both fighters but Abdelkader hits the deck as Neil was starting to put the hammer down. Edge Neil!Detroit fans if your fighter is going to fight then fight.Ducking and picking yourself off the ice evrey two seconds is not fighting.I am no Chris Neil fan but at least he is willing to trade like a man!

Posted by suckerpaunch on October 18, 2016 at 12:43 PM

ANYONE, and I mean ANYONE who gave this fight to Abdelkader does not deserve to watch hockey.

Posted by ballardgreg on October 18, 2016 at 08:57 PM

I like nothing better than seeing Abdelkader take a shot to the mouth. And of course he throws a punch as they're getting up off the ice with the two refs on them. Classy, hate the kid.