The two come together along the boards and decide to drop the gloves. They grab ahold of each other and Neil throws a right to start things off. Neil pokes away at Strudwick with some jersey-jabs. Strudwick returns fire with a pair of rights. They go toe-to-toe with rights for a moment. Neil throws a right and they keep their distance for a second. Strudwick lands two lefts and Neil comes back with two lefts of his own. They both switch hands and exchange a few rights. They grapple for a bit until Strudwick gets free and lands a right. Neil removes Strudwick's helmet. They then go back and forth with lefts some more until the linesmen decide to move in and break things up.
First off, I like Avery (insert hate comment here). Second, clean hit by Neil on Avery. Third, gotta give the win to Strudwick.
Ok fight, edge to Neil. Nothing wrong at all with hit on Avery.
how come strudwick always seems to look like hes about to fall over and get tossed around .. one of these times hes gonna get knocked rite on the button when hes open like that holding on with one arm and i'll b there to say i told ya so
First, the hit was not clean. If you cant see his elbow high and the follow through with the elbow, then you are just either dumb or dishonest. Nex, do you think that Neil will ever fight a fighter? He always seems teamed up against the teams 5th or 6th penalty minute leader. If he fights a real fighter, I'd change my mind, but to me, Neil goes after small guys --catches them when they dont look, then complains to the press how he thinks they were clean. Is the first? 3rd, 7th time? The fact that he lists his weight as 209 is a joke --and purely to make it seem as though he is not that big. Sure--Mike fisher is bigger than him. give me a break. the guys whole design is to go after small guys. in america -they call that a bully. i'll bet anyone is he not under 225--so why the deception? What a coward. by the way,,i; give the fight a draw--because i can see the real story--despite my beliefs. those people who dislike avery--or are senator fans--prove why they are neil fans--when they claim they cant see an elbow. no wonder u like the guy---cheap likes cheap.
Good scrap but even better hit by Neil, the only thing that made the hit look a little sketchy is Avery made a rookie mistake, he tried skating with his head down. Anyone that thinks this is a dirty hit hasnt played the game, GREAT HIT!!! :)
great bout. got to give the win to strudwick. hit on avery was questionable but neil got what was comin to him.
Aiight fight, total draw.The hit on avery was perfectly clean. the only reason anyone saw any elbow is called "FOLLOWING THROUGH"!!!!!!!!!! Neil is a great player and can kick anyones ass in a fight. anyone who thinks neil is dirty is a total idiot. even the rangers were saying that the hit was clean.
very close draw... strudwick is a douche bag
Give this a draw, but may even sway a touch to Studwick...am a fan of Neil but he caught with a couple of big shots in this one. Great hit on Avery by Neil earlier in game...makes u wonder why he isnt getting suspended for a head shot...maybe becos Avery got back up.
GOOD FIGHT, NEIL GETS THE CLOSE WIN, NICE CLEAN HIT ON AVERY.
Strudwick takes this one but only 'cause he landed one real quality punch and drew blood as a result. As many others did, i'll state my bias: i'm a Rangers fan. The hit on Avery was clean but was also unnecessary.....it's the kind of hit you only deliver if you're prepared to deal with the consequences. That being said, I wish Strudwick would have hammered the point home a little better so that Neil might be a little more hesitant in the future......Regardless, considering the way he plays i'm pretty sure we will see Neil caught in a fight he cant win with a team with a grudge at some point this season..........maybe Brashear, Peters, Roy or possibly Orr
I can't believe some of you retarded NOOBS. Especially Wallysy1, what a fuking idiot. I mean really, do you even like hockey??? Watch the hit again shoulder makes contact. 0 Posts and he is calling Chris Neil a coward. Get an education. FBI Agent ... LOFL!
AGAIN ...... sad when the site has to kick open the history fault to fill the bill !
Jason Strudwick vs Chris Neil Neil puts a hit on Strudwick behind the play, Strudwick is not happy with the hit and they drop the gloves. Strudwick gets in a few solid rights, as Neil gets it going with the lefts. Strudwick connects with a couple nice lefts, then Neil responds with a few solid lefts of his own. Neil then switches to his right, connecting with a couple of them. After that, Neil rips off Strudwick's helmet, and connects with a solid left. Strudwick throws a couple more lefts, hitting Neil's helmet. Both combatants are showing signs of exhaustion, and the linesmen decide to step in.
Good tilt. Strudwick stepping up for the cheap shot elbow to Avery's head by Neil. Hard fought draw.
I hate Chris Neil so much, but respect him so much as a fighter. He is one of the last guys in the league I would drop the gloves against. He got a few sqaure shots in on Strudwick. I've got to hand it to Strudwick though, he held his own.
Neil wins. If Strudwick is gonna start jawing someone, he better be ready to back it up. Nice to see Neil not have to turtle.
The only thing Strudwick had on Neil was reach. It is a good thing too because Neil would have broken his neck or given him whiplash at least. Winner is Neil, really the only one trying to fight in this one. I think Strudwick was just waiting the whole time for the linesmen to step in, what a SISSY.
strudwick hit whole lotta helmet............ neils hit on avery was clean
Neil got in the better shots.
chris neil wins most fights he is just a tough costomer who picks his battles well good for u neil BOO RANGERS
CLEAR DRAW...anything else is just homers or haters. wallysy1 what are you talking about? No elbow, just the arm coming up on the follow through. Elbow is when the Elbow contacts the head pal. Your letting your bias get the better of you. Yes they list his weight wrong so that it fools people into thinking that he is not as big as he is so that he does not get in trouble for cheap hits? Are you serious, do you really think that?
Edge to Strudwick. He landed the best shots. In fact, if Neil had any teeth he would og got them knocked out.
very even scrap very justifed for strudwick to fight neil although that elbow chris neil likes to throw around will end up getting him severly injured as soon as someone real tough gets a hold of him
Strudwick looked like he landed better punches and busted Neil's lip.
Neil takes a head shot to Avery which sets this up. Neil is a big talker but can't deliver and again when push comes to shove he is on teh short end. Ever wonder why Neil never goes after a heavyweight like Boogaard or Big Georges? Cause he is a chicken.
Struds with the win here...landed more punches as well as the better of the punches...Im a Ranger fan and I thought the Neil hit was clean...the elbow was a follow through only....I thought his hit last year on Drury was clean too....A bit hypocritical though for him to complain about Downey's hit on McCammond for getting hit while his head was down...Neil makes a living at it!
The hit on Avery was clean and I'm a Ranger's fan. Strudwick won this fight because Neil's mouth was bloodied (meaning a good connection) plus it seemed as if Strud's punches were more cleaner and angled in harder (considering he's taller). Chris Neil is a p*ssy and will be hurt soon....you'll see ;) WHERE THE HELL WAS COLTON ORR???
Basically even fight, slight edge to Strudwick b/c Neil had to go to the locker room to fix his bleeding mouth.
very close fight. strudwick was able to land back to back punches near the end of the fight to pull out the win.
Decent Fight. Give the edge to Jason Strudwick.
Very interesting fight to call. Neil is a smart fighter, like we all fight fans to know. I liked of this one of Neil's activity. He looked better than Strudwick. But seriously Strudwick landed better punches here. I can't see very well Neil for the winner. Maybe the best call can be a draw, i don't know. I give edge to Strudwick. Neil haven't ever been very hard puncher. To think guys, what if he would was...
Strudwick with more quality punches.
Edge to Strudwick for landing the harder punches.
I don't know how anyone can say this was a win for Neil the guy got his face busted up, bleeding from his lip and cheek yet somehow he won....ok Win Struds
Very good scrap. Both landed some pretty nice punches and IMO Strudwick shot better punches than Neil. So very close win for Strudwick! Hit on Avery looks clean..but maybe i'm wrong ;).
awesome spirited scrap. got to go with Strudwick. landed the bigger shots.
I hate Chris Neil. How many people does he have to hurt before the league does something? He's such a puke bucket. The good news? He hurt Sean Avery, someone I loathe almost as much as Neil. Struds landed some bombs but Neil gave back some good shots as well. I called it a draw.
Neil was cut
Neil is such a p%ssy. He was talking all that sh^t on Steve Downie for the hit on McAmmond. How bout that hit on Avery, big guy? Hit a man when his head is down "that's just not right....we're not trying to kill people here". You are an assh*le Neil. I guess it's OK for you though j#rkoff.
Neil always goes in forearm/elbows high. Look at the game against Buffalo last season. The guy is a piece of crap. I wouldn't mind seeing some more senators keeping McAmmond company. Strudwick landed the better shots and Neil's mouth showed it. Win Struds.
Watch the video people, Neil was gargling blood after the fight. May not look like it during the fight, but I think Strudwick is the clear winner