December 17, 2016
1st Period - 1:48
2016-2017 Regular Season
Voting Results
Chris Neil 14.2% (32 votes)
Luke Gazdic 68.6% (155 votes)
Draw 17.3% (39 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by lucic17 on December 18, 2016 at 12:14 AM

This fight proved many things. Gazdic loves to throw them with no defense or care about injury. Neil is one tough bastard and a professional despite the stupid shit he occasionally pulls. If Gazdic had come about 10 years earlier he would have been a legend in the league. Unfortunately he has only been around long enough to show us what could have been. Two tough SOB's throw and take 'em like we don't see anymore. A sad reminder of what we are missing in today's game. p.s. It is very odd to see Gazdic in a Devils sweater.

Posted by tomthescrew on December 17, 2016 at 08:23 PM

That's how it used to be in this league almost every game

Posted by EK65 on December 19, 2016 at 07:19 PM

Heavyweight tilt. A rarity in today's NHL. I love Neil for everything that he's worth. Gazdic gets the slight edge in this one though. Gazdic is definitely a guy who came around a few years too late.

Posted by Domi-ko on December 17, 2016 at 09:13 PM

Good even scrap. Gazdic maybe landed more. Funny that Patrick from Spongebob cannot pronounce Gazdic and calls him Gadzik the entire fight.

Posted by Snoka on December 19, 2016 at 07:45 PM

Christine got hammered in this one. She went for the takedown after eating a steady stream of rights.

Posted by abadjoke88 on January 09, 2017 at 09:27 AM

Gaz, not even close.

Posted by fernben8 on December 19, 2016 at 05:53 AM

Gazdic has a dangerous punch and throws to knock you out. Even more impressed on how Neil's chin was able to take 'em...didn't phase him !

Posted by Humper on December 18, 2016 at 03:56 PM

Very entertaining but ultimately not much substance, in that Gazdic threw a ton of punches without causing any damage. And Nasty Neil just doing his thing.

Posted by travist on December 28, 2016 at 03:37 PM

good one.

Posted by von_swine on December 17, 2016 at 09:45 PM

few of those punches connect flush by Gaz & Chris would've been completely destroyed... give Neil a ton of credit for not running because once Luke had the windmill going this tilt became one-sided quick.. the wily vet unable to claw his way back in as Luke's onslaught was the difference in this bitter exchange... #20 FTW

Posted by sirdelusofpan on December 17, 2016 at 11:49 PM

Neil gets him early. Gazdic gets a couple of helmet shots. Neil with the take down at the end.

Posted by prowler on January 01, 2017 at 11:43 AM

gazdic , I hate helmets......everyone should take their helmets off when fighting......

Posted by rocky 1 on December 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Even my ass announcer as Gazdic beat the hell out of Neil!Any one say anything else and I will kick the crap out of you Homers!

Posted by toy boy dan on December 19, 2016 at 09:45 AM

Excellent fight.

Posted by mr. puttzo on December 18, 2016 at 11:47 PM

Welcome back Luke

Posted by DARCY T on January 26, 2017 at 07:16 AM

good effort by both but gazdic's reach advantage was the difference here..and 7

Posted by GO16 on December 21, 2016 at 06:25 PM

That pussy Neil not man enough to take off his helmet seeing Gazdic had his off !!

Posted by hkhk on December 18, 2016 at 01:15 PM

love it, the good days of nhl , and nobody in stands not loving it.

Posted by boldbilly on December 18, 2016 at 08:44 AM

Great scrap both were throwing hard and receiving I gave the slight edge to Gazdic ......old timer Neil really has some heart doesn't he Scored this a 7

Posted by orangecuse on December 20, 2016 at 09:25 PM

a great tilt edge at the end for Gazdic

Posted by Great Murray on December 18, 2016 at 06:37 AM

ALL RIGHT!!! That was worth the ticket price. Moon face's head must be like an anvil and that's what Gazdic did to it...beat on it.

Posted by Ed Balchon on January 13, 2017 at 04:57 PM

Chris Neal being Chris Neal, and regretting it after Gazdic hits him more than several times. At one point, you can see Neil thinking, "shit, this might not work out for me...better push this guy to the wall/ground."

Posted by spiderlakeDave on December 20, 2016 at 04:20 PM

ok fights, lots of try, but lots of misses. Gazdic did land a few more. The shots that landed were hard and both guys showed a good beard.

Posted by Jordybats99 on December 19, 2016 at 03:14 PM

Good fight. Edge Gazdic.

Posted by Bob Probert 24 on January 10, 2017 at 08:37 PM

good rock em sock em bout...Gazdic's size had a lot to do with his win over Neil...

Posted by lb1631 on January 24, 2017 at 05:13 PM

wow very good scrap between two tough dudes. Gazdic with the slight edge.

Posted by Jellyczar on December 18, 2016 at 07:03 PM

Gazdic with the win ..... Neil with the iron jaw ..... Don't see many like this any more

Posted by bbout2c on December 20, 2016 at 06:07 PM

don't like neil , but whether you like him or hate him, this guy can take a punch! I know all those bombs gazdic threw didn't land , but a few did and neil wasn't even phased! pretty tough hombre'. edge to gazdic

Posted by rangerfantwins on April 21, 2017 at 12:57 PM


Posted by Joe Rock on December 17, 2016 at 09:05 PM

Neil landed a few, Gazdic threw more and landed more to get the win in a good scrap. Props to Neil and his granite chin, many others would've been lying on the ice after taking a few of those.

Posted by AxlRose91 on December 19, 2016 at 07:06 PM

Gazdic beats the crap out of the pumpkin headed retard

Posted by SylvanLaker on December 18, 2016 at 01:00 AM

Welcome back Luke.....Neil can take a punch...

Posted by English_Bruin on December 18, 2016 at 02:47 PM

Good to see Ned Stark back in the NHL and seeing Chris Neal eat a lot of punches, Win for Gazdic

Posted by slysi on December 21, 2016 at 10:19 PM

Even the possible eye pokes by Neil, didn't save him from taking a few more hits ! At least he had enough sense not to try and show boat to the home crowd after getting the worst of this one

Posted by McSorley 33 on December 19, 2016 at 12:18 AM

Luke with more energy in the Fight , this one's Easy .

Posted by ferdip on January 06, 2017 at 11:37 PM

You gotta love that one

Posted by arabhata on December 17, 2016 at 09:20 PM

Is Gazdic the heavyweight champ now? Like him or not Neil is a tough dude.

Posted by kingpaolo on December 20, 2016 at 05:17 PM

great tilt Gazdic with the clear W

Posted by cardiffgiant on December 18, 2016 at 09:24 AM

What a haymaker contest. I had my hopes up that I would finally see Neil get pummeled, but this was a fairly even tilt. I'm going slight edge to Luke, but this one was very close. Props to these guys for going all offense for most of ot.

Posted by danman51 on December 20, 2016 at 11:53 AM

Not sure how anyone can call that an even fight, nor give it to Neil...

Posted by yahrite on December 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM

2 heavyweights that create excitement every time they get on the ice. I counted Luke as the winner with many more connections.

Posted by lgbar75 on December 18, 2016 at 01:35 PM

Old skool!!!

Posted by bobafett5468 on January 17, 2017 at 05:36 PM

have to give the win to Luke because he landed more punches....but I'm still in your corner Chris

Posted by moneybags on December 19, 2016 at 03:17 AM

Zebras stayed out of the way in this one! Gotta go with a draw

Posted by koolpunch on June 21, 2017 at 08:17 AM

Despite what it looked like, I'm going with a draw. Neil with clean punches in an early jump, followed by an impressive flurry of misses and glancing blows by Gaz. While he does get a few good ones in, Neil's defensive rhythm is as good as it gets..

Posted by BlueDrache on December 17, 2016 at 09:12 PM

Bombs from downtown tossed by both bruisers. Good fight. Total draw when Gazdic went to the ice after getting his arm tied up.

Posted by gsrae on December 18, 2016 at 10:47 PM

That was a great fight! Very close battle and both guys had their hits!

Posted by jnk07899 on December 18, 2016 at 01:13 AM

Names lived up to the hype.

Posted by jlmcgui on December 29, 2016 at 10:31 PM

I don't think a single Gazdic punch landed (maybe 1??) ... but, I like Neal with the face wash ... but if they did, watch out.

Posted by jcholmes on December 22, 2016 at 10:21 AM

Neil just keeps going. Way to go old man!

Posted by GSP09 on December 21, 2016 at 09:30 PM

Gazdik is not good enough to play regularly in the NHL, I m very surprise to see him in New Jersey.

Posted by sedinfan on December 17, 2016 at 08:34 PM

These two have had some great scraps. This was like the good old days. Too bad Gazdic wont be around long as guys like him don't seem to be wanted anymore. At first i thought Gazdic landed many bombs, but most were helmet shots, but bad intentions by both guys.

Posted by Nashvillewayne on December 19, 2016 at 10:35 PM

Like to watch Gazdic fight. Good showing by Neil but the edge to Gazdic.

Posted by mtlbulldawg on December 20, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Great scrap, two of the best at what they do.

Posted by Viper207 on December 28, 2016 at 02:41 PM

Neil can still take a punch. Gazdic finishes with fury to eke out the win in this FOTY candidate.

Posted by Richterfan on December 17, 2016 at 10:16 PM

Great old school fight from these two warriors. Slight win Gazdic. Huge win fans!!

Posted by satbod on June 20, 2017 at 04:24 PM

Neil is the ultimate warrior but time and the game are closing in

Posted by RockemSockem16 on December 17, 2016 at 10:41 PM

Neiler is one tough dude, slight edge to gazdic but props to the old timer for standing toe to toe with a legitimate heavyweight.

Posted by bigdog2007 on December 17, 2016 at 09:56 PM

Old man Neil hangs in with monster Gazdic. Draw or smallest edge to Gazdic

Posted by Sensfan_14 on December 28, 2016 at 08:54 AM

Top fight of the year is well earned here. Id say the fight is even with the acception that neil is throwing with the left instead of his natural right. If your keeping up with a guy throwing with the wrong hand imagine what the right feels like. Slight edge to neil for landing the better shots flush to the face at the start

Posted by Mounty in NC on December 20, 2016 at 12:49 AM

That was all Gazdic.... Looked like Neil never could get ahold of Gazds and that allowed Gazdic to just unload on him. Neil got the first couple in but that was about it. Gazdic and a 7

Posted by Big_Fat_Dan on December 18, 2016 at 04:27 AM

Gazdic just shades it. Good bout

Posted by FHgrad99 on December 20, 2016 at 11:05 PM

You don't see too many fights like these anymore. Two guys letting them fly. I felt like Gazdic landed more quality shots and I gave him the edge.

Posted by slambo on December 18, 2016 at 11:53 PM

you guys are all smoking rocks apparently, saying it looked pretty even...Did I see a different fight than the rest of you somehow?? Gazdic beats Neil's ass plain and simple. I haven't pumpkinhead lose that bad in a very long time... I still doubt that Neil even felt it though due to the cement his head is filled with. I'd rather be Neil's head tomorrow morning than Gazdic's right hand, that's for sure...lg/7

Posted by goody72 on December 17, 2016 at 09:24 PM

Good to see Gazdic back in the NHL where he belongs. Need more character guys like him in this boring league. He gets the edge in this one over an all time tough guy in Chris Neil.

Posted by rowbearprobear on December 17, 2016 at 08:59 PM

Damn, Chris Neil is just a hard man. To be doing what he is doing at his age and at this stage of his career night in and night out... Just a rare freak specimen of human. Tried to hate this guy over the years but it's time to give old pumpkin head his due. People who got to watch this night in night out in the capital city over his craeer are the real winners. Not many like him around anymore.

Posted by bigmike53 on December 17, 2016 at 10:16 PM

Neil got the early jump and held his own against Big Luke. Too close to call and a Draw.

Posted by Daysofcoleco on December 18, 2016 at 05:09 AM

Neil is the progeny of a bag of cement and Randal Tex Cobb. Has that guy ever been KO'd?

Posted by TheGoon1991 on December 18, 2016 at 02:59 AM

This isn't a vote of which player you like more.