December 11, 2007
3rd Period - 3:02
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Ben Eager 2.4% (8 votes)
Gary Roberts 97% (320 votes)
Draw 0.6% (2 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by BattleAxe13 on December 12, 2007 at 04:11 PM

Ah the story of Ben "the ultimate coward" Eager. He runs and hides from Georges Laraque all yeat then one day sees the mighty BGL turn his head away and Eager strikes him with an elbow. Laraque spins Eager while on his back and then pummels him. But the cowardly Eager turtles and hides like a kid afraid of monsters. So the smoke clears and the Legend known as Gary Roberts challenges the coward, this time the coward accepts and gets an old school beating. What's more embarrasing, the Pens losing 8-2 or Ben Eager losing to a grandfather and having highlights of it all over Sports Center? WWGRD? He would kick a young punks @$$!

Posted by aces50 on December 12, 2007 at 09:01 AM

The old man give this guy a lesson. Eager better try a younger player like 12 or so. Roberts at 41 made Eager look very bad. Way to go Gary. Nice cheap elbow Eagar. Nothing better than a cowardly cheap shot artist getting his head handed to him.

Posted by Gunslinger on December 12, 2007 at 10:24 AM

I love my Flyers but my God, can they please get a real fighter on this team! Cote and Eager are not it folks! If 41 year old Roberts lays a beating like this on Eager than Ben should be thankful the Larauqe did not fight him. George would have killed him.

Posted by The Ripper on December 12, 2007 at 12:06 PM

you know everyone gets on Eager's case because of the elbow...but guess what... Laraque has his elbow up when eager comes in too. So its a double egded sword. Eager gets his ass kicked. thats all there is to say about that. I don't like him at all. I say send him back down.

Posted by ewen21 on December 12, 2007 at 09:10 PM

Eager is a PIECE OF GARBAGE no wonder he never has the BALLS to fight heavies! Totally outclassed here

Posted by trpaulson on December 14, 2007 at 08:50 PM

The old fart Roberts shows the young punk Eager how it's done.

Posted by GReaper on December 12, 2007 at 03:35 PM

I gave it to Roberts, but lets set the record straight on this one. Roberts challenges Eager right after Eager wrestled with Larauqe a while. As Eager is skating to the bench after his scrap with Georges, Roberts goes after him.

Posted by sheckie on December 12, 2007 at 12:22 PM

Roberts won this one, but oh wow, how about the punch to the back of Eager's head when he's on the ice on his stomach, after the refs moved in? probably the best punch Roberts actually landed. pretty sure even the idiot Laraques would've stopped throwing at that point.

Posted by waynegibbous on December 12, 2007 at 05:48 AM

Roberts owned him and is twice his age.

Posted by pogo619 on December 13, 2007 at 02:39 PM

Gunslinger is right, us Flyers fans need a heavy again. Ever since Cote came up Eager has done nothing. Cote is great but he isn't a heavy. Neither is Eager for that matter. Cote is more than willing to fight the heavies but Eager is smarter and knows his limitations. Cote is tougher...Why did we get rid of Brashear???

Posted by SCOTTSO on December 12, 2007 at 08:08 AM

a good old fashioned ass whoopin by roberts

Posted by Formerref on December 12, 2007 at 04:22 PM

I wonder if big bad Ben was hungry after that one....he ate lots of Robert's fists!!! Good showing by about being owned!!

Posted by flyersfreak89 on December 12, 2007 at 05:23 PM

good fight, clear victory by roberts. but everybody is crying about the flyers fighting with their helmets on when roberts goes and jumps in with eager, and doesnt even take his helmet off. with carter and hartnell, they were scrumming with penguin players and they knocked off the helmets of the penguins, roberts helmet was definatley an unfair advantage. roberts wins the fight, but it is not an elbow, lowered his shoulder hit up and the elbow is the follow through that didnt hit laraque. roberts won, but he has to know that once a player is down, stop throwing punches, he kept hitting him in the back of the head(bertuzzi-esque?) when eager was on the ground. lastly, im not sure if u understand that it isnt eager's decision whether he goes back out on the ice or not. its the coaches. after the fight he had a 5 min major, and then john stevens didnt put him back out because stevens understood that eager would have done something stupid like boulerice did in vancouver, the last time the flyers killed an opponent. when talking about cowards, lets not forget sidney crosby, he was afraid to fight a goalie, A GOALIE!!!! biron is a good goalie, but not a strong fighter, he got beat down by emery. if crosby's so great, why doesnt he have the stones to fight biron. crosby better watch out because mike richards, who i think is the best technique fighter on the flyers, just isnt big enough, will destroy him.

Posted by billy jack on December 12, 2007 at 03:28 PM

roberts can still throw them down,but eager is not much of a scrapper hes just big and he willl fight,so philly won the game and 3 of the 4 fights.not bad.

Posted by mikebflorida on December 12, 2007 at 09:22 AM

Look in the dictionary under a$$ kicking and you find this video. Old man destroys Eager who is turning into a toilet bug.

Posted by Icanstillgo on December 12, 2007 at 07:22 AM

Eager got smoked by Roberts who had enough of his yapping about how tough he thinks he is. Roberts OWNED him and shut his yap for him. Eager is bush league.

Posted by Juha82 on December 13, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Roberts can to fight again. Eager looked like always missing of his own. A good uppercut by Eager in the end, but missed it badly. Roberts landed some sharp, effective punches. I think a nice bout, where Roberts was a clear winner.

Posted by Remyy on December 12, 2007 at 07:35 PM

this may have been eagers ticket to the ahl. he sucks!

Posted by bostonrs555 on December 14, 2007 at 01:00 AM


Posted by dsklaimer on December 15, 2007 at 09:11 PM

Eager is one of the most overrated fighters, dare I call him that, in the league. Bring back Brash

Posted by dtxaxp on December 12, 2007 at 03:19 PM

wow roberts throws 20 punchies lands 3 you trolls are right he wooped his ass morons a draw at best both players landed 3 punches and it takes a man to hit someone after there bent over unlike eager who hit lahack cleanly with a shoulder and followed through with his arm if he is dum enough to not have his head up while the pucks at his feet he should get off the ice

Posted by Fotiu_63 on December 12, 2007 at 08:13 PM

Eager ate more left hands in that fight than Chief Black Eye Mr. Berube did in his first fight against Lyndon Byers. Lopsided win for the Golden "Oldie".

Posted by teabagger on December 12, 2007 at 10:46 AM

You'd think that Eager, after getting tagged 10 times by Roberts left, would figure out where those punches are coming from and try to block one with something besides his face!! Eager is a punching dummy in this one. You won Roberts, now go get some geritol, you've earned it!

Posted by shrk33 on December 13, 2007 at 01:27 AM

Take your beating son! WOW, Roberts dominated this

Posted by rudyk on December 12, 2007 at 10:20 AM

Nice to see veteran leadership put a wannabe in his place. Ben won't be Eager NEXT time he wants to throw a blindside elbow. Hey, Eager, there's a present under the tree for you from Gary Roberts -- better open it up soon, because it's your a$$.

Posted by muskokadangler on October 28, 2011 at 06:29 PM

The commentator said thats Leadership.....I say ...That's Ownership!!!! Next time he won't be so Eager :)

Posted by kocurfan26 on December 12, 2007 at 08:15 PM

Look at the old man whup some ass. Good for him. I am glad that bitch Eager got what was coming to him

Posted by Hocky9377 on March 30, 2008 at 09:54 PM

What Eager must have been thinking: "Im not taking on Big George because he will beat me down. Oh, the old man wants to go. Sure, why not?" More evidence that a wanna be tough-guy should never think. Roberts is the clear winner.

Posted by chelios247 on December 12, 2007 at 02:36 PM

OLD SCHOOL!!!! these kids cant hang with the old timers.

Posted by Le Mangnifique on December 12, 2007 at 11:34 PM

The 41 year showed his grit and determination in defense of the league's heavy weight champ. what a teammate.

Posted by WorstToFirst on December 12, 2007 at 09:41 AM

Roberts barely landed anything but I give the old man credit for throwing down. It really looks like everyone ripping on Eager is just salty because the Pens are no good this year. They were dominated by the better team and this pathetic fight is all you have to gloat about. Sad...

Posted by Homicide Hank on December 12, 2007 at 06:11 PM

Hmm Losing a fight against a dead man... Eager COME ON... We have to do some cheap shots to get our opponents down... We need a fighter not a freakin Cheapshot Avery lookalike

Posted by preds321 on December 12, 2007 at 12:10 PM

man I love to see older guys like Roberts go at it. He's still got the fire. Took this one the whole way. Eager may have been fairly dominant in the minors, but he rarely wins up with the big timers. ROBERTS

Posted by Miicko9 on December 12, 2007 at 11:29 AM

Roberts showed that even if u 41, doesn't mean that u still can't teach something to the other players. Don't Fight unless u can back it up.

Posted by MattBurger on December 12, 2007 at 04:23 PM

Haha... Eager got schooled by the old man! Nice job by Roberts.

Posted by Big_Goon on December 12, 2007 at 07:37 AM

Eager got owned by Roberts. Shocker!

Posted by headcharge on December 12, 2007 at 06:00 PM

The Old Man took the little boy behind the woodshed and whupped his little ass!

Posted by scairns on December 12, 2007 at 10:32 PM

I'm reminded of a 43-year old (or so) Nolan Ryan opening a can of whoopass on young Robin Ventura a decade and a half or so ago. Eager showed a lot more in the AHL, I think. Philly has to be excited about the record compared to last year, but yikes! Pittsburgh needs to take the fight aggression and put it into their play; I can't believe how they've regressed this year.

Posted by dala56 on December 12, 2007 at 05:12 PM

Kudos to Robert for showing this punk how to throw them. Who the hell voted for Eager?

Posted by Riomouse911 on December 16, 2007 at 08:25 PM

Roberts beat him like he was his child....and based on their ages, he might be..

Posted by 2001GT on December 12, 2007 at 05:16 PM

Kudos to Gary R, loved him in Calgary always a gamer. if Gary ( who is no slouch ) pounded him like that...Ben needs to count his lucky stars big george didnt get his mangle mitts on him!! Horrible show Ben, great control and patience by Gary, love the old school beating!!

Posted by hotttoppers on December 15, 2007 at 07:11 PM

Robert's pummels this wanna-be. I also love how with each left from Robert's the crowd got more and more quiet... clear sign this tard needs to head to the Phantoms. Good Job Gary!!!!

Posted by YCCKK on December 12, 2007 at 09:18 PM

i have to laugh at Eager...maybe he should go to Boogey's fight camp and learn something. He can be in the junior weight with the 11-13 year olds. But that might be to much for him at this point.

Posted by chl37 on December 12, 2007 at 07:37 AM

eager looses again and had it coming from the cheap elbow. roberts gave it to him good, although i would have like to have seen George give him the pounding instead.

Posted by therockbottom on December 12, 2007 at 10:10 AM

if you remember when the pens last played in philly, eager was the guy who refused to fight laraque and as he skated off the ice, all the pens players were laughing at now he throws a chicken shiat hit on laraque and a 41 year old whipps his arse....what a punk. laraque was begging him to fight him in that last game and he put his head down and skated away......punk.

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on December 18, 2007 at 07:16 PM

Eager is lucky that Roberts pummuled him and not Georges. total domination by Roberts,

Posted by Chronicous on December 12, 2007 at 07:24 PM

The old man stuck it to him. Fantastic

Posted by BStreetBullies on December 12, 2007 at 11:24 AM

Good showing by Roberts, hillarious fight by Eager, no strategy whatsoever. Win Roberts.

Posted by Sasky001 on September 28, 2013 at 09:12 PM

Old School beat down.

Posted by grz22 on December 13, 2007 at 01:03 PM

Ben Eager is a plug

Posted by tnaveler on July 10, 2008 at 03:13 PM

that is a real hockey player

Posted by thegreg on December 12, 2007 at 12:16 PM

roberts puts down his walker and melts the ice again. hes like jeff jarret...dont piss him off!

Posted by pitthull on December 24, 2007 at 12:20 AM

Total schooling

Posted by biglite351 on December 12, 2007 at 07:02 AM

While not a highlight reel fight, Roberts was in control from start to end. Eager threw a couple hay-makers that completely missed the target.

Posted by WayAbvPar on December 13, 2007 at 04:38 PM

Roberts in a runaway. Old man can still chuck 'em apparently.

Posted by bam932 on December 12, 2007 at 10:26 PM

If you watch closely you can actually see Eager begging for a right.

Posted by JayMiller29 on December 12, 2007 at 03:26 PM

On behalf of the older guys in the group : Atta boy Gary!

Posted by brawler03 on December 12, 2007 at 11:21 AM

Eager didn't know what he was getting himself into. Complete domination by Old Man Roberts. Did Eager even land a solid punch?

Posted by NoKnuckles on December 12, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Hi Ben, oh yeah, your dad just kicked your ass. That sucks, and you're grounded too.... damn.

Posted by Ruger09 on December 12, 2007 at 09:44 AM

Roberts owned that school boy... Thats what happens when you fight machine. Lucky for Eager he didn't bout Laraque, it would have been a bigger joke.

Posted by oakley on December 13, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Whoa!!!! Eager gets schooled here

Posted by reddo on December 14, 2007 at 06:28 AM

Go home Benny boy, maybe one day, well after viewing this, maybe not. My grandmother can fight like that, I´m glad that big Georges Laraque didn´t challange, he would´ve killed Eager, for real. Credit to Roberts, riving old grooves. Roberts is not done yet, guys.

Posted by DARCY T on December 14, 2007 at 02:59 AM

f*ckin hell.old man destroyed him.respect.

Posted by tmarc on December 15, 2007 at 05:37 PM

The only head shot Eager landed was the elbow to Laraque. Threw some easliy dodged prayer haymakers & punched Roberts shoulder. I especially enjoyed Roberts Ali-moves before they got together & the punch to the back of the head at the end that bounced Eager's face off the ice. Damn do I hate Philly.

Posted by 3430 on December 12, 2007 at 12:00 PM

Gary is a contest at all...Philly sucks!

Posted by riggs61a on December 12, 2007 at 02:13 PM

Two of my least favorite teams gotta say the Pens are the lesser of two evils though, the Flyers are a bunch of punks. Way to go Roberts teach that punk a lesson, Great leadership pretty good fight as well Eager gets a couple early shots in but Roberts dominates him.

Posted by IMPEACH on December 12, 2007 at 02:56 PM

This is proof that today's players just don't know how to fight. For all the talk of Boogie's Fight School and all the other nonsense, these players just don't know how to protect themselves. Roberts comes from an age when guys could just flat out knuckle.

Posted by gmathiak123 on December 12, 2007 at 06:24 PM

Roberts took that young man to the wood shed. I even think this one was a total domination. Bullsh*t call on Laraque by the way.

Posted by Petersfan7614 on December 13, 2007 at 03:16 AM

Roberts learned those skills a playing lacrosse years ago .. Throw in the fact that he has the hard of a lion and look out!!! Looks good on Eager, poor bastard. The kid will be slightly choosier on who he tangles with from here on out. Looks good on him...haha....

Posted by sarge5050 on December 12, 2007 at 01:30 PM

Roberts took it to Eager, win Roberts

Posted by steakbelly8000 on December 12, 2007 at 10:12 AM

Roberts destroyed Eager and made him look silly... Can you imagine what Laraque would've done to Eager???

Posted by Scagnetti on December 12, 2007 at 03:48 PM

Ben Eager is a complete joke. He tries to cheap shot BGL, then when BGL is in the sin bin and Benny feels safe, he goes after Gary Roberts and gets schooled. Gary Roberts can still flat out throw em

Posted by djaye on December 12, 2007 at 10:14 AM

Eager gets taken to task by someone almost twice his age.

Posted by PA232 on December 14, 2007 at 01:37 PM

This wasn't quit domination since Eager did land a few in the beginning, but after that it was all Roberts all the time!

Posted by pemj26 on December 13, 2007 at 01:28 PM

Roberts let Eager have it. Eager should have stuck with Laraque, but then it would have been one solid punch and down. Roberts hit him at will and a countless times>

Posted by bigpucks on December 12, 2007 at 01:30 PM

the old man spanked that punk, Eager can ONLY cheap shot REAL man

Posted by Ryan44 on December 12, 2007 at 07:13 AM

Eager stinks. First cheapsot to GL and then Roberts beat the crap out of Eager.

Posted by dribby on January 19, 2008 at 06:57 AM

hahahahahahaha thats awsome eager will never live this down some tough guy

Posted by HeyImIrish on December 12, 2007 at 05:20 PM

Gary Roberts coming out and absolutely dominating Ben Eager....Roberts letting Ben know how to respect his elders

Posted by mike gradzewicz on December 12, 2007 at 07:41 AM

Way to go Roberts, just goes to show Eager is a chump that cannot fight , tried to do a classic Eager cheapshot and then got taken---I said taken to school

Posted by mAnYsTyLeS on December 12, 2007 at 01:30 PM

OH -MY-GOD...Eager is the biggest ussy I've EVER seen in the 4 years I've been watching hockey. He's so bad that I actually felt embarassed for him and every Flyers fan. What a great display of leadership by Gary Roberts. I honestly got scared at first when I was watching this game because I know Gary is old. Then out of nowhere comes this wild man beating on this little girl Eager...BWAHAHAHHAHAHA. OH MAN THE FLYERS SUCK...I love it when a plan comes together.

Posted by rugdnit on December 16, 2007 at 10:47 AM

gotta love it- fans of " tough " hockey get taught a lesson by Gary Roberts. son..... you cant be THA MAN' until you BEAT THA MAN!

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on December 12, 2007 at 10:42 AM

Just think if he fought laraque. For god sake Roberts is 41 years old. Eager is so stupid. He should have got the elbowing penalty not laraque. The refs were soo bad in this game.

Posted by Bagratid on December 14, 2007 at 02:13 AM

What a blatant elbowing. Good thing he got beaten down by Roberts cause thats exactly what he deserved.

Posted by BradE13Pens on December 12, 2007 at 01:51 PM

Roberts beat a man half his age....How pathetic is it than Ben Eager called Therrian a joke, to which therrian gave him the F---You Response outside the locker room after the game....last time i checked, Eager, 0 points, 60 Pim's....Five years from now Eager will be selling Smack to hookers with cold sores and little kids b/c he obviously isn't smart enough to have a real job, and he doesn't have enough talent to play on the local DEK HOckey team at a YMCA.....Ben Eager...Pffff, i think if sid ever wanted to fight, which would be pathetic b/c it's like ME leaving my job to beat down some pathetic lesser person from philly at a game, he would destroy EAGER...congrats philly, you got a win, you can be happy for a few weeks..big deal, BY FAR THE most overrated fans in all of sports.....Ben Eager got spanked by his father in this fight.

Posted by garyrissling on December 12, 2007 at 11:51 PM

can't wait to see Big George Laraque throttle that sissy when the Pens and Flyers get together again.

Posted by nhloriginal6 on December 13, 2007 at 05:27 PM

Good effort by Eager,NOT. Roberts shows the young kid how to open a can of Whoop A$$.

Posted by armyman on December 13, 2007 at 04:18 PM

Love to see Eager get fed by Roberts. Eager has to be the worst so called fighter in the league. Good thing Laraque didnt get a hold of him. Good old roberts always there to step up, and even better giving to that useless Eager. Philly get a scrapper.

Posted by themtrain on December 13, 2007 at 12:18 AM

Eager was absolutely worked. Roberts did a great job at dodging some potential haymakers.

Posted by George16Parros on December 16, 2007 at 11:57 PM

what a beating. i haven't seen eager take one that bad since. well this happens to him all the time. i miss watching him take his beatings when he was with the phantoms and got owned when they came to wilkes-barre. bostonrs555 possibly one of the greatest comments about this fight. if you can call that a fight

Posted by penschick8771 on December 12, 2007 at 10:55 AM

This was a great fight! Roberts did amazing! not bad for a 41 year old huh philly fans?!? way to go gary!... i cant wait for the next time we play the flyers

Posted by Tie Domi´s fan on December 12, 2007 at 08:18 AM

wow very good scrap

Posted by faryn11 on December 12, 2007 at 10:19 PM


Posted by henduwor on December 12, 2007 at 06:25 PM

roberts is as old as snot and i still wouldnt mess with him.

Posted by pennstatedustin on December 23, 2007 at 11:55 AM

The only thing "Eager" about Ben's game is his Eagerness to irritate the biggest, baddest guys in the league and run the other way when put to task. He is LUCKY that the stipeboys pulled Laraque off of him after his nice little cheapshot to Laraque. Don't wake the beast if you can't slay him son. I think another 20 seconds with Laraque on him and he would have left on a stretcher. I guess he figured the old man was an easy target, but Eager forgot two very important things when sizing up Gary Roberts. 1. This isn't Roberts' first rodeo, nor will it be his last. Although he might be 41, he still gets a lot of practice on beating turds with ten times the "skill" of Eager. 2. Eager can't even beat the dirt out of his rug, let alone beat up a hockey player. Apparently the beating he took from Laraque was severe enough that his brain was sending him false promises of fighting abilities. Way to go Mr. Eager, keep this up and you will hold a new Philadelphia Flyers record for most career concussions, unless you get an air bag inserted into your skull.

Posted by FantoMelt on January 04, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Gary Roberts putting the hurting on Ben Eager. Showing that he is still a leader and a tough man at 41. He is missed right now even if the Penguins are on a hot streak. You can't coach this kind of passion and heart. I hope he plays until he's 50 if he can keep this up.

Posted by mgoblue1972 on January 06, 2008 at 01:36 AM

Eager got his ass whooped

Posted by Chilleo on April 13, 2008 at 01:30 PM

roberts easy cant go against him

Posted by Stinelli on December 12, 2007 at 12:41 PM

Eager was too much of a little girl to fight Laraque after giving him an elbow. Eager got away with it so Gary had something to say about it. The mitts were thrown down and Roberts started swinging away at Eager just about dominating this fight. And Roberts is plenty older than Eager, I wonder how it feels to get beaten up by a senior citizen. Sir Gary Roberts wins the bout easily.

Posted by slshbleed on December 12, 2007 at 07:56 AM

The old school guys can throw a punch and miss, land a punch and take a punch and still stay balanced. The younger guys flop way too much. Gary Roberts has fought a lot better guys than this.

Posted by Jake98 on December 12, 2007 at 08:40 AM

Whoa...Roberts was really throwing. Eager can be very happy that he didn't have to go wirh Laraque.

Posted by Bruins29 on December 12, 2007 at 11:30 AM

Gary Roberts stands up for his team and takes out head Philly punk Ben Eager, I love it. Roberts is an old school fighter, and he dominated Eager in this one. Good for him.

Posted by ejester on December 12, 2007 at 08:50 PM

noT EVEN philly homers could call that a win for Eager!!!!

Posted by mjb_17 on December 13, 2007 at 12:22 PM

Who votes for Ben...that guy is a pilon!

Posted by NotoriousT on December 12, 2007 at 02:39 PM

LOL I Would Have Said Eager Was Lucky Laraque Didn't Get At Him But Whats The Use He Got A Dirty From Roberts Anyways LMAO. Plus Who Voted For Eager What Did U Give Him And 'A' For Effort Or Getting His A$$ Kicked? Didn't Know He Had That Much Family On Here To Vote For Him

Posted by WildFan31 on December 13, 2007 at 05:10 PM

that was incredible. that old guy has remarkable reflexes you can see him dodge like 4 punches not to mention the beat down he provided to that flyer earlier. nice job by roberts he gave that youngin an NHL size welcome.

Posted by keldog on December 12, 2007 at 12:54 PM

The Flyers are a bunch of cheap shot artist's. Eager thinks he's a tough guy! He takes a run at Laraque whens he's tied up with someone else along the boards. Give Roberts a lot of credit. The 40 year old kicked Eagers ass!

Posted by goonery31 on December 12, 2007 at 08:54 PM

I agree Roberts put the smackdown on Eager,where idont agree Eager will go with big George this year.Laraque isnt totally bullet proof, i saw in person Dody Wood whip big Georges azz.

Posted by Thunderbolt on December 13, 2007 at 12:49 AM

Eager stopped a lot of lefts with his head. Fight not as close as the voting would indicate.

Posted by gonzo44 on October 04, 2008 at 10:43 AM

The old man still has an edge to him. Eager was given a fight lesson old school style. Roberts all the way.

Posted by cybermax214 on December 13, 2007 at 03:09 PM

That old man can still bring it...Eager is a punk!

Posted by kiev57 on December 13, 2007 at 02:57 PM

gary roberts gets a 4 star a leader the young guys on this team need take note to this stop playing for a paycheck and sart playing as a team.

Posted by ibled4theusa on March 06, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Roberts has always been a great old school player.

Posted by Clark75 on December 13, 2007 at 09:55 AM

Roberts gets the clear win. Pretty bad when a guy your Dads age can thump you. Roberts is a machine. Can't wait to see the next meeting when these 2 teams meet again. Laraque will dummy Eager anyday.......that's if Eager doesn't turtle. GO GARY!

Posted by Debaser on December 13, 2007 at 11:54 PM

Its great to see a total punk get the beatdown of his life from a vet like Roberts. I'm making this into a screensaver..

Posted by Sabre311 on October 30, 2008 at 07:54 PM

Scary Gary... Come on don't even act like Eager shoulda won this fight. One no matter what way you look at it in the beginning of the fight eager didn't wanna throw hard shots. (Just like me ya know Eager must've grown up watching and unlike you and I fighting against with our create a character on NHL., look he just want's to take him down, that's like an NHL ICON. Pow to bad you Turtle Gary wants to fight and beats you down.

Posted by aerotunes on December 12, 2007 at 11:08 AM

Eager takes a cheap (Flyer) shot at LaROCK and lives to fight another day. He hides on the bench for the rest of the game because LaROCK will hospitalize him the next time they meet. I bet Eager is a healthly scratch for the next game in PIT. In the meantime, the 41 year-old champion Gary Roberts pulls out a can of whoop-ass and destroys Eager. Nicely done. The NHL should suspend Eager for going to the head on LaROCK. This should be done because the Flyer goon squad needs to be put in place before they end injure more players ... or ... let the boys govern themselves like the old days.

Posted by snowcloud on December 22, 2007 at 05:18 PM

Good job, Gary Roberts!! Total domination.

Posted by paddyd on December 12, 2007 at 02:17 PM

That's a great job Ben, you blocked all of the 41 year old mans punches with your head and face and then you take a cheap elbow shot at George with his head down. Tough Guy...more like coward. You take a cowardly cheap shot at George and then think you can save face by fighting Roberts and u end up getting pummeled. Then u do an excellent job of hiding under the bench.ROTF . u philly fans spend to much time touching yourself when u win. Lets see where your at in April. Its a trash program with no class. 5 suspensions and were not half way..LMAO... Your still ECHL material!!

Posted by Dovermv on December 12, 2007 at 08:41 AM

Since Roberts beat him like a little school kid, what do you think George would have done to him?

Posted by squish81 on December 12, 2007 at 05:30 PM

The philly phans live in a moist dream of their hey day. Might be 8-2 on scoreboard but a 41 yr old guy about 5' 11" and 200 against this bozo eager who won't fight in his class? If Roberts landed one good punch he wins you philly morons. Post April 1, when Pittsburgh is in first and the anus of the Eastern conference the Philly Phelons are in last. Broads not Broad Street Bullies! Aw C'Mon look in the f'n mirror!?

Posted by RSKindred on December 13, 2007 at 02:33 PM

Ben Eager is a worthless, turtling piece of crap. I'm glad the Elder Statesman, Gary Roberts beat his ass. It was real easy for Eager to talk crap to BGL while he was in the box. Little *****.

Posted by dmdst21 on December 12, 2007 at 07:59 PM

3.4% of the people who voted on this fight are CRAZY

Posted by Mouseman on December 14, 2007 at 01:54 AM

Eager....What were you thinking! Just because Gary is 41, doesnt mean he cant wipe the ice with your own ass. By the way, what is the tempature of the ice anyway? Oh... thats right...its the temperature of your ass.

Posted by mattnrob on December 14, 2007 at 01:59 PM

Gary the 41 year old beat the hell out of a twenty something year old...thats leadership...he shows everybody whats going down

Posted by wayneface_killa on December 12, 2007 at 01:41 PM

Roberts destroys Eager. Way to go you big good for nothing goon! Go get a shallacking by Robert's Fists! Can't deny old man strength. Roberts comes from a completely different school of fighting. Where balance and technique prove to be better than size and "strength"

Posted by breakfastsmile on December 15, 2007 at 01:21 AM


Posted by peachfuzz on December 12, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Eager is a coward. Laraque would destroy him if he'd ever get the balls to face him fairly. Hats off to Roberts for stepping up for Laraque, and demolishing this wanna-be enforcer.

Posted by Heavy Right on December 12, 2007 at 07:01 PM

So much for trying to revive the Broad Street Bullies, Eager looked like a cup cake. Everytime, King George stepped up Philly took a seat. Good thing they scored a few goals. If Dave Shultz was watching... man I just feel sorry for the man.

Posted by tschaar2000 on December 13, 2007 at 10:09 PM


Posted by probie83 on December 13, 2007 at 11:26 PM

Gary Roberts Kicks ass.

Posted by dardevle on December 12, 2007 at 10:28 PM

Ben Eager just got demolished by a 41 year old maniac. Thus the nickname: Scary Gary Roberts.

Posted by oneandonlycreg on December 12, 2007 at 01:16 PM

Eager is a scab and should not be in the NHL. Ole' Uncle Gary whopped his ass.

Posted by Zag36 on December 12, 2007 at 04:22 PM

Welcome to MR.Roberts neighborhood Eager!

Posted by chainsawman on December 12, 2007 at 07:09 PM

Eager is such a punk !! i cant wait till the philthadelphia flyers go to Pittsburgh in Jan. and Laraque gets ahold of Eager ( if he shows up ), If he thinks he got a beatdown by Roberts he's gonna be in for a real suprise when big George starts pummeling his cranium ! the odds the Eager is a healthy scratch for that game.......pretty good i bet ! if i was a flyer fan i'd be hoping he gets traded ! i lived in Philly (the ghetto of PA ) for a few years and it sucked !! the sports fans there are the most 2 faced fans i have ever seen. if their team is winning then yea haa but if they are losing then they want to run 'em out of town !!! i hope phiily never ever wins another sports title for as long as i live ! i hate the red wings but i loved it when they swept the flyers for the cup !! that was the most embarrising series in all of sports history ! lindross and the legion of doom , what a joke !! they got what the philly fans deserved......!

Posted by descof on December 13, 2007 at 02:49 PM

First time i see Roberts fights. He so good. to bad he`s old

Posted by hockeyhitter79 on January 02, 2008 at 12:12 AM

battleaxe explains what happened here very well, domination by roberts

Posted by PbZeppelin07 on January 07, 2008 at 02:45 PM

HAHAHA YES!!! THATS CLASSIC SCARY GARY 4 YA. Man EAGER IS A TOTAL PUSSY...and an idiot...i mean wat was he thinking??? "OH NO i gotta hide from Goerges Laraque, o mayby the 41 year old Penguin will hide me!!!" well benny boy he did he hid your face behind fist...bow im a DIE HARD penns fan ive loved this team even throught the Hellishly bad years...therefore i hate the Flyers but i mean come on!!! Seriously how do they have the reputation as a "tough" team wen there "Tough Guy" got the LIVING CRAP beat outta him by a 41 year old...not to take anything away from Roberts i mean he may be 41 but he plays like a 20 year old with anger managment issues....I LOVE IT!!!

Posted by kluscak09 on November 23, 2008 at 12:15 AM

Who the Hell voted Eager? He didnt even hit Scary Gary Roberts. You cant hurt a machine. It was nice of Gary to punch the back of Eagers head driving his face into the ice at the end, he deserves it for being scared of Laraque and cheap shotting him.

Posted by pensfan666 on October 31, 2009 at 08:10 PM

roberts beat his ass

Posted by Mack Seaton on December 12, 2007 at 06:36 PM

Looks like Gary Roberts has been drinking lots of his "special" milkshakes to manhandle a young whippersnapper like Eager.

Posted by perezj on December 12, 2007 at 07:50 PM

I am a flyer fan but Eager you be a shame of this showing. Roberts cleaned his clock big time. It is good kto see Roberts at that age show that emotionn and take care of business. Side bar- Laroque should take note. I think he is the most overrated fighter. All George does is wrestle folks to the ground. Be a man like your teamate and go toe to toe

Posted by scanz30 on December 13, 2007 at 01:59 AM

im a huge flyers fan and eager is far an away one of my favorite players but roberts dominated this fight

Posted by eggers on December 13, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Roberts looked good for an old guy.He's just lucky Eager didn't land any of the big shots he threw at the end or it would have been nighty-night for old Gary. Impressive show though for Roberts

Posted by smichaels10 on November 24, 2017 at 04:39 PM

Eager got his ass kicked by the old man, Roberts.

Posted by crazybubs on December 12, 2007 at 10:08 PM

Gary Roberts is a fucking beast with that left! Roberts Dominated.

Posted by CocoQuaker7 on December 12, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Eager is a real snatch-face, and it's great to see Roberts beat his face in. Eager fits in well with all the cheap shot artists on the Flyers.

Posted by Rynryn on December 13, 2007 at 10:28 AM

seriously, what kind of tool votes for Eager in this one? Seriously?

Posted by ParrosNation on December 13, 2007 at 09:55 PM

That was very one sided, but still fun to watch!

Posted by radioactiverich on December 12, 2007 at 09:53 AM

Dad owned his little boy on that one. Good job for the ole fella

Posted by dogace on December 12, 2007 at 10:47 AM

oh eager got out of fighting laraque AGAIN!! i cant believe the pens are a much tougher team then the flyers.they couldnt wait to get out of that game last night. i know we lost! but you got to love that the rivalry is back! eager got smoked!

Posted by rocky7482 on December 14, 2007 at 12:19 PM

Eager wasn't expecting this from Roberts, and wasn't ready. Eager has the reach and quickness advantage, but Roberts' balance is 10X better, and he is much stronger than Eager.I've heard that he benches 315.

Posted by Fists_of_Foil on December 12, 2007 at 02:54 PM

What would Gary Roberts do? Kick Eager's ass.

Posted by sporr on December 12, 2007 at 02:11 PM

Great scrap for old man Roberts. I'd like to know who are the 2.8% who think Eager won. You must be blind maybe just super fans!

Posted by rootbeer22 on December 12, 2007 at 01:15 PM

all those "punches" hit Eagers back

Posted by tim13 on December 12, 2007 at 11:38 AM

I think the Eager haters are taking this a bit too far. 1. There was nothing wrong with that hit. Laraque would have done the same exact thing. And I didn't see Eager purposely run the Penguins goalie either. 2. Roberts takes the decision.. but come on. His best punch came to the back of Eager's head when they were on the ground. He threw a whole bunch of rabbit punches that either missed or were blocked. But don't get me wrong.. Roberts wins.. but only because Eager was supposed to take care of him and didn't. And this was nowhere near the biggest embarassment of the game. The biggest embarassment was Whitney jumping Carter for absolutely no reason and then getting his fucking ass kicked.

Posted by KnuckleBuster on December 14, 2007 at 08:24 AM

Roberts clearly won this one, but the people who are trashing Eager are wrong (or just a lot of crybaby Pens fans.) Eager is a tough kid who can also play the game. ...a guy who can get the other team riled up, can make other guys take stupid penalties, can drop the gloves and throw 'em and who can actually skate, pass and shoot.

Posted by guas99 on December 12, 2007 at 02:58 PM

Are all pen fans retarted? The so called elbow wasnt even called. As for that dinosaur roberts, way to go, you really whooped eager did you see his face afterwards, oh wait there wasn't a mark on it. I love that pens fans think their team is so tough. Thats why the majority of your team wouldn't fight last night when challenged. Oh by the that clown Lacock is the worst player in the NHL, nice slide tackle tough guy.

Posted by penguinsfan123 on December 12, 2007 at 11:22 AM

dominated by a 41 year old eagar is a puss flyers fans need to suck a new dick because eagar is puss and worst to first we are only two pts behind plus i will gladly take last nights game and read above thats why everyone hates eagar why cant he man up and fight laraque

Posted by robbycox on December 13, 2007 at 02:02 PM

I do agree that Eager got smoked, however, Eager does take on all comers. Just last year he took on Boogard. Eager doesnt win many, but he doesnt shy away either.

Posted by hockey doc on December 12, 2007 at 08:53 AM

win by roberts but he challenged Eager after he just got done knocking BGL on his butt with a clean check and then wrestling on the ice with BGL. That's enough to wear out anybody. Man up and drop the gloves when its even, thats the on ice code.