I think they did this just for old times sake. These guys don't have the pizazz they once did, but it was still pretty entertaining. Especially compared to the other fights we're seeing this season.
Thornton avenges Jagr by going after Phaneuf, Neil avenges Phaneuf by going with Thornton and the circle is completed. A couple of old school brawlers who probably took part in their last battle against each other. Enteraining draw & 6. Respect to both of these guys.
thornton probably landed the only 2 punches of the fight but it's hard to tell from that angle.im going with a draw and 4...funny that this fight scored 5,7.probably because of the names involved thornton's 2nd fight of the game
2 "old war horses" scrapping so much respect for each other not much done.
A lot of posturing but not much done
Two familiar opponents with 2 grizzled vets. Not something you'll see too much in the future with long standing tough guys going like this.
nice fight. Some hard punches.
Two veteran warriors whose time in this league is running out - you know both these guys respect each others abilities.and willingness to fight when needed. Hope they have beers together. Draw
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Two tough guys on their way out put on a good show for the fans. I think that they may have landed only 1 punch each...but a good tilt just the same.
Two vets go head to head, decent draw
Good technical scrap and a Draw.
Two old guys get up off the Craftmatic Adjustable player's bench to avenge the honour of their teammates. Classic defensive tilt and when you're that old and exert that much effort, they probably both peed a little. They probably won't even remember what they were fighting about when they pass each other walking in the mall this morning. 5 and a draw....for old times sake.
2 war-horses showin em how its done---draw
Good scrap for the senior division. Got to got with the draw on this one.
This one was all for the fans. I respect both these veterans and have seen them go many times. Good to see the nice job pat by Neil at the end of the scrap. Draw and a 7, fun to watch.
This is a good old time tilt between two heavyweight bruisers. This is old time hockey.
Couple of old pals reminiscing...
Good fight, very even . Two experienced warriors.
As an old fart (17 years my junior) Neil has more to lose fighting a respectable pugilist like Thornton than the reverse. The amount of respect (backing up from the challenge and an almost undue amount of assessment) that Shawn gives Neil... and the ultimate result - Neil with a mild win by concession even though Thornton had a couple more aggressive connections was what I needed to see to give Neil the win. That "middle-aged" and young contenders are still seeking out Neil to prove they still have the 'old-school' edge is pretty cool. If only the Flyers had someone...
I hate giving a draw. Neil in a close on. These guys are unfortunately near the end of their careers.
Edge to Thornton with more connecting shots ... Each veteran v good at tying up the arms of his opponent....
Like you all said prior, two classy, tough as hell, old school guys having a go. Tiny tiny edge Thornton, could vote draw. Neither what hey once were but who cares, loved it. I am not sure you could find two more evenly matched fighters in any era, Thornton a little bigger and a little stronger, and has a slight edge in their career fights. Love them both.
Thorny in a landslide.
Two old tightens going at it and not a disappointing scrap
Looked like a cage fight. Nothing hard landed, lots of defense but good fight by a couple of pit bull veterans
They're both too good at holding off the big blows. Maybe if it was Thorty's first of the night he'd have stayed on his feet.
Two dangerous guys with great balance and technique.
Did anyone connect? Two old dudes who can't swing for the fences anymore. All about hanging on and not getting hit, pure defense on both parts for these old dudes. At least Thorton made some effort this time.
Nice solid draw and a 4
I cant stand this staged fighting with no one landing a punch! BORING!!!!
two old warriors battling for the 100th time lol
Slight edge Thornton. Was expecting some big bomb's to be dropped but never quite materialized.
looked to me thorny got a few short ones in, neil got a looping right on thorny's nose...going to give a slight edge to thorny based on volume that appears to land.
Bah. This was bound to happen during a game like this. Happy it did. Obviously not as good as a couple years ago but a decent draw. AlsoHappy the refs let them go.
2 of my favorite heavyweights. I don't see a decided advantage either way. Draw, 6.
Not much to say here that hasn't already been said. You won't see guys like this around too much longer.
Decent little tilt...nice to see the refs respect them and let them go
Gotta respect these old farts slugging it out
Wow two old throw backs, I wonder how many more we will see from these two....Nice long back and forth here between these two veterans that were able to neutralize one another effectively ... Loved it and scored it a 6 and a well deserved draw.....take a bow gentlemen, you've both certainly earned it with your respective careers. But you know who shouldn't take a bow Dion Phaneuf.....he roughed up or tried to rough up Jaromir Jagr ....on his next shift Thornton took a double minor for roughing up that pu$$y Phaneuf who couldn't fall to the ice fast enough Turtling.......some things never change
Wow there fight! Fuckin A!