Oleksiak gets the nod here. You have to love Simmonds heart!
Steve McKenna was a tall man.
ok, so if you're 6' 11" & only fight like 5-6 times a year, who is there to be afraid of thesedays?.. Not like any Troy Crowders are comin up thru the ranks ever again... good tilt, and Mr. Simmonds is ALL man for steppin to the Big Rig, gloves off,... but if you don't land early & heavy on Oleksiak, you're prolly gonna get worked... #6 FTW
If you dismiss helmet punches, looks pretty even to me. Blood doesn't give any edge in a fight unless you judge fights by who "looks" worse. Appeared that both landed 2 really good punches, Big O early and Simmonds late. Draw and 6 IMO.
That was a decent scrap.....I scored it at 6 and gave the edge to the big O .... You have to love the courage and ability of Simmonds as he gets no beauty rest here....I especially liked his posturepedic in this fight......As some of you may or may not know it’s hard to fight a Sasquatch
Nice tilt but Big Rig is too much for Wayno. Looks like Simmonds might need some nose work after the game.
Gave it to Oleksiak by a very narrow margin but hats off to a generally classy and very tough Simmonds for taking on a much bigger opponent.
What was Oleksiak doing with his left arm. He kept putting it in a bad spot and getting turned around and exposing the back of his head. It actually happened twice and both times he put himself in the position. He still won but by doing the above he made it a closer fight.
Wow. I've never fought someone that much bigger than me and curse me for a coward but I never will. You're a better man than me, Wayne Simmonds! Amazingly, Wayne fights his way back to a draw (IMHO) after taking that first uppercut to the beak, which would have felled most mammals. I see it as a draw and give those boys a hand (and a 8).
Props for the Wayne Train for holding his own against a much larger opponent. This was a fun one.
A fun bout...especially the waving off the official.
My God Oleksiak is a big dude. He gets the win on this one, the first uppercut early set the tone. Wayne Simmonds is a hell of a hockey player, I give him credit for hanging around with the bigger Oleksiak, especially after taking a few solid shots early.
If Oleksiak is the guy everyone wants him to be, then this shouldn't have been this close. Oleksiak gets the narrow W for busting open Simmer's beak. If it weren't for that, I'd need a very good reason not to call this a draw
WTF? Oleksiak with the win by majority? Wow.....this site has TRULY lost all of its morality...smh
Simmons got more punches
Nice bout. Two guys who aren't afraid to get hit in the face. Gotta admire both of these dudes--Oleksiak is huge, and Simmonds is a certified badass. Edge to Oleksiak for the early connects. His first punch looks like the one that drew blood, then Simmonds gathered himself by turtling for a few seconds then got the big man turned around and defused.
Wayne is a complete warrior
Good Heavyweight tilt! Not sure if Simmonds won but he would look great in Blue and White with a Mapleleaf on his jersey come spring!
Oleksiak got the better of Simmonds! Simmonds was also bleeding pretty bad from the nose....
Finally, an NHL scrap with a hint of hostility. Both were throwing 'em pretty good and glad to see the lids came off thereby mitigating any potential "visor damage" to the hands. In response to Behn......agree with viewing the top ten but would also suggest people go to "Leagues" then "LNAH"......always good bouts there.
Simmonds goes looking to spark his squad. Oleksiak is a big dude. The two have a pretty good tilt but, Oleksiak's initial flurry mixed with his general control garner him enough to get a victory. Love the shooing of the refs by Oleksiak. Win & 7
Give it to Lexy for the schnoz shot as that was Wayne's blood on the ice. Wayne in the post-game: "He got me good."
Simmonds earned a draw in my book, although he may have taken slightly more damage. Too close to call really... d/6
First of all, Behn, WTF are you talking about? It makes no sense at all as it applies to this fight. Secondly, tacomania, size doesn't matter, at least in a fight. Behn, gotcha now and after reading your explanation and re-reading your post it becomes much more clear. Sorry for any hint of impropriety. None intended, just a little confused. It's all good.
Simmonds takes one for the team and gets them going...good on him...but he did not come close to winning the fight. All Oleksiak!
oleksiak won it early
Oleksiak with the win. Might have broke Big Wayne’s nose. Simmonds gets the respect of the forum boys with a “good job, Wayne.” Tough way to earn a living.
All Jamie but give Simmonds credit for dropping his gloves
Looked like Simmonds tried to catch Oleksiak at the end of a shift. He's pretty well conditioned and fed him a bunch of early uppercuts. Don't see how anyone could pick Simmonds as the winner. Homers.
I love how Oleksiak told the linesmen to back off.
Oleksiak, 6. Why Dallas ever let this guy walk is obscene. He is the very embodiment of Derian Hatcher. Big, nasty defenseman who can easily clear folks out from the crease and who doesn't mind dropping the gloves either.
Nice spirited tilt. Edge goes to Oleksiak with a 7
Oleksiak dominated with his size and Simmonds couldn't get up close. Good fight.
big O won the battle, but simmer won the war.....
Fairly even but Oleksak draws blood and gets the win
An ok fight by today standards win big O
O CHRISTMAS TREE, O CHRISTMAS TREE HOW TALL YOU ARE WITH SIMMONDS, WE SEE draw.
Simmons with a lot of heart, but he paid the price. As usual, the flyer fans have a hard time admitting he lost. No draw here.
Can't wait till Sam Morin in back and can put that dude down on the regular
nothing more than a draw for me here ,but if the smaller fighter hangs in I usually give it to him sorry pens
Trash City Simmonds fights like a girl and gets summarily trashed by Oleksiak.
Not sure what fight people were watching to call it a drew? Typical Flyers fans can not face the face Simmonds got an ASS whipping. I like Simmonds but facts are facts.
Good spirited fight. Wish Simmonds was a Bruin. Oleksiak fights like a short Chara.
Ok. Jamie gets the edge but he has like 70 pounds and 5 inches on Simmonds but my man Wayne backs down from no one. Give this fight a high 6 but wayne is that dude. Jamie wins the fight, Simmonds wins the night.t
Most voted for Oleksiak as the winner of this fight but I chose Simmonds. Oleksiak threw a lot of punches early but not all connected. Simmonds came back and connected more frequently overall. Very close bought but I give the edge to Simmonds.
Finally... Something semi-interesting As Simmonds admirably fights up a few weight classes while Oleksiak channels his inner Barnaby ref wave... Mainly a miss-fest of epic “disproportions” but whenever the largest Penguin gets engaged by an understandably cautious Mr Freakish Reach... the entertainment potential alone makes Cole vs Dunn look like... well... Cole vs Dunn Sidebar... Since... other than this rare nugget... things have been a little “stagnatious” lately... I’d like to take this opportunity to suggest to whomever might be interested that they come over to the “all-time top ten” thread in the “remember when” section of the forums and put in their two cents I didn’t start it but was thinking that it might be an insightful and pleasant holiday season distraction from the ever-decreasing frequency and quality of this season’s fight card and participants No heavy lifting... I’d just be interested in seeing everyone’s (except Stallone’s) updated top ten lists with explanations as to why or not No pressure Consider it a collective morale move Happy holidays And PS Web1350... A) as I explained to you directly... I specifically chose this fight to post that because due to the popularity of the combatants... I assumed that it would allow my innocent invite to get the most visibility B) I prefaced the entire speech on my impression of the overall decline in quality and quantity of fighting in general by clearly stating that... “other than this rare nugget”... and C) Let’s be honest... you can colour me pacifistic... but in retrospect... did that sincere collective holiday invitation to a community “top-ten-off” (irregardless of its placement) really seem to warrant a wtf? Come on Bud Happy holidays
huh? Oleksiak landed about 3% of a mad flurry of flailing, if you count punches that land this is a draw. if you like mad sound and fury, then Oleksiak is your man.
Pretty even number of shots landed by both, but Oleksiak takes this with the one that caused Simmonds to leak.
would like to see a reaves Oleksiak have a go
Hey Wayne, how do those tampons up your nose smell?
Oleksiak was ahead on points but Simmons was still going when he held on for the refs to step in. I gave it a draw.