Neil is getting old. Still betters sloppy Abdelkader. No real harm, they both tried.
Abdelkader landed the much bigger punches, just lost his footing
Nice to see Detroit putting some majors on the board finally...Neil with edge here in a quick harmless bout
Neil is one of the best
I don't know how anyone can actually think Neil won this. No one likes Abby and it turns into a popularity contest
Abby lands a hard right and wins the fight.
Abdelkater should have spent more punching and keeping his balance instead of all the stupid face-washing attempt. Ok fight at best. Neil wins.
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.
The slightest nod to Neil in a subpar performance from him.
Abdelkader could have, but didn't. Like he was fighting on slippery ice or something. Edge to rockhead Neil.
Is Neil losing his mojo? He should be able to neatly do in a pu$$y like Abdelkader and yet it's a pretty close match. I like how the announcer let a little chuckle slip out right after Abdelkader gave the pumpkin a face wash.
3 fighting majors by Detroit already!!! Are they trying to be the 1973-74 Flyers? Is it me or does Neil look like half the pumpkins I see around town? Looks like he tagged Abdelkader with a couple. Neil knows he will be done soon, so I think he will take a fight wherever he can get it on his retirement tour of the NHL.
Leave it to Neil to (try) and get that last sucker punch in after throwing his opponent to the ice. Kudos to Abby for making sure he sucker punched the King of Sucker Punches while on the ice and tied up. Also, tip of the cap to Abby for the couple 2 for 1's (punch followed by elbow cap). Nothing like seeing a guy like Neil take a punch only to see that elbow come following. Ottawa went from a skill team with a pugilist (Neil) to just being a goon team with the addition of Dion.
neil took abdel out of the scrum.i think abdelkader never thought the linesmen let them go but they did and he was on his own.i find it little bit amusing. neil controlled the fight but abdel ducked most of his lefts and managed to land 1-2 of his own...edge neil i never realized that abdelkader is bigger than neil
love it when a face shield protection "face washes" What a punk move. would have voted draw Neil gets edge
Agitator held his own....but ultimately got beat
Abdelkader is just a poor pu$$y... and he showed that again.
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.
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.
Draw because both connected 2 times.
Both guys tough in their own way . Neil does way too much showboating anymore ....Trying to keep a job maybe ?
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.
4 DOMINATION by Neil Too easy
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!
Is it sad the ref laughing at them is the best part
neil has been around for ever doing his job kudos to abdelkader for standing his ground but neil with the nod
a lot of nothing....
I guess Abdelkader's hand wasn't taped...wuss
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?
Abby stung him!!
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.
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
Looking for a good Neal template I can use to carve my jack-o-lantern.
Abdelkader managed decently against a long-reigning tough guy.
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
CHEAP SHOT by Abdulrachman at the end. Send him home Donald!
The old man took it to Abdelkader
Used up half their energy getting the refs off them to get started. Credit to Abby for getting back up.
Nice to see "Applicator" adhering to the time hounoured post-Probert Red Wing tradition of getting punched to the ice
Not sure why people are giving this to Neil. Abby gets better shots in and loses his footing.
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
Neil win... as expected
OK to have Detroit showing some grit, but Neil would kick his [email protected]@ every time.
Abdelkader pulled a Chara. Swing and a miss and hit the deck.
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...
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?
Abby??? What are you morons watching, Neil landed more, slight win, stop it Detroit.
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!
ANYONE, and I mean ANYONE who gave this fight to Abdelkader does not deserve to watch hockey.
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.