Richards did do badly but Paetsch landed some really good shots.
To the people saying richards can't fight and paetsch beat him.... the first fight richards destroyed him and this fight (i was there) was a draw. Richards was off balance fell got up and landed the best punch of the fight. after that paetsch did nothing but try to tackle richards down to avoid the inevitable beating he would have recieved, richards would beat paetsch 99 out of 100 times.
Honestly....what a bunch of homers calling the game. The play-by-play guy is calling punches that never even happened. I usually watch the clips without the sound so as not to influence my judgement but its nice to hear it now and then.
What the heck was the announcer watching? He named about 10-12 blows that were not even thrown LOL.
paetsch tryin to get revenge for last year's beatin...not much action
not bad..a little too much wrestling going on but an okay little scrap
Draw..nothing seem to land after watching a couple times
Mike with win. Paetsch didnt land much.
i give paetsch the win because cote got the other one for some reason
two occasional fighters, but Paetsch wins big here... Paetsch got some good shots in early and than Richards just turtled the rest of the fight...
crap fight, Paetsch throws one punch the hugs Richards to death. If you are going to drop em, go at it.
Richards always takes the helmut off...gotta love that. Paetsch landed a couple good shots but then he didnt want to throw anymore and just tried to take him down..that was pretty weak.
For those of you trashing Richards: Richards is actually a very good fighter. If you actually watched the fight his jersey got hung up and he couldn't free himself up. Most guys who score as much as Richards would never drop the gloves but Richards is a true complete hockey player and won't back down from a fight.
cmon guys,i give the edge to paetsch...but seriously nothing lands....he looks good throwing all those wild ass haymakers and i think that influences alot of peoples votes....definitely not one of richards better fights,but once he immediately lost his balance,he never could get back into it...i honestly think he could have given it to richards once his jersey was over the head,but paetsch seemed more interested in trying to just take him down at times.....slight edge to paetsch,but would like to see em go again
I just feel that richards never got a good grip, and slipped in the beginning. Last year he destroyed Paetsch. And i think if they fought again, richards would destroy him. Everyones saying that there arent any flyers that cant fight. Um, looks to me that cote destroyed a heavyweight in peters 2 times in back to back nights. Im sorry the flyers fighters dont like to just grab on with there right hand and hold there opponents at a distance like most fighters are doing these days. Cote and richards get in close and go Toe-toe with everyone
i'd give the win to Paetsch but i didn't think it was as bad as you people are making it. Richards is a tough kid, nathan knew it and therefore outwrestled him, end of story. I personally hate both teams so this comes with no bias.
Richards just couldn't get started or his balance. Loses...hate those jerseys!
Does Philly have anybody that can win a fight?
Richards isn't going to collect on his 12 years fighting like that. He looked like Cote or Eager. The Flyers have got to be the worst fighting team in the league.
PAETSCH WON THE FIGHT BUT HE SHOULD HAVE DID WORST, HE WAS LUCKY RICHARDS LOST HIS BALANCE.
Richards lost!! But to say the flyers have no tough guys is true bull! 1 month ago we were taliking about the bullies and now they are P*****! If u have no clue about hockey or never dropped the gloves on ice. Shut Up!!! Richards is an ELITE player and any GM would sign him for what he got! Oh by the way COTE beat the S*** out of Peters the night before! But all Flyers haters had there head in the pooper so they did not know!!
THESE ANNOUCERS ARE WATCHING ,WELL IM NOT SURE WHAT THIER WATCHING...PAETSCH WINS
RIchards goes down!~
Wow, a lot of haters for the Flyers. I hear a lot of homer talk on here but i think it's more of a bunch of whiners remembering their teams getting pounded for years by the Flyers. Richards is top 5 in the league as far as a scorer and fighter now. He doesn't back down from anyone regardless of size. Paetsch got the nod this time but relax Flyer haters, take a look at Richards' fight card before you say he can't fight.
great respect from both players to start it off, nathan whooped his ass though.
paetsch gives it to richards pretty good, although philly fans see it as a draw through their rose colored glasses.
Richards was hanging on for dear life. If he wants to live out that rediculous 12 year deal he would be wise not to do that again. Paetsch with the win
Paetsch got revenge as they fights on last season though. narrow win for him controlling the fight.,
i am a huge mike richards fan but he did not do to well here. he is a very gutsy player and can usually hold his own with bigger guys..he will drop them with anyone...
Richards took Paetsch way too lightly and Paetsch let him have it. Two well placed upper-cuts, Richards was lucky to not get carried off on a strecher...
gotta give it to paetsch. serously he killed richards. for once paetsch completely owned someone lol
solid win by paetsch. uppercut hurt.
TO BOSTON RS----WHERE DO YOU LIVE--IN STUPID VILLE, PAETCH CLEARLY WON HERE AND RICHARDS LOOKED LIKE HE WAS READY TO POOP HIS PANTS DON'T WORRY BOSTON RS- WHEN YOUR PARENTS GET A DIVORCE, THEY WILL STILL BE BROTHER AND SISTER. YOU'RE GAAAAAAAAAAY
Nice square off
that first punch paetsch had was amazing as was the uppercut he had somewhere in the middle. and to seal the deal, richards was the one who fell first. needless to say, paetsch had this under control. not bad for the first fight of the season either.
Domination by paetsch
This is such a crock of shit Paetsch didnt even give richards a chance to throw, he tied him up as soon as it started trying to wrestle him to the ground the entire time, what a pussy.....richards is the most complete player in the game right now, well maybe second behind iginla.
These hometown announcers are a joke. Richards stood in there nicely even though he was outweighed big time.
Draw. Paetsch landed one uppercut it seemed and nothing else. Everyone is probably voting for Paetsch since it looked like he killed Richards with the first punch when really he hit his shoulder and Richards had slipped. This one should not be voted so much in Paetsch's favor.
Not a great fight, but both guys get kudos for chucking the lids. This should be a staple in every pre-mediatated fight.
There are a lot of heavies that would have just flopped to the ice if they got off to the start that Richards did. Either because they wouldn't have the balance to right themselves or the competitiveness to keep going. Richards does everything for the flyers. I look forward to seeing him play out that contract in philly.
I give the edge to Paetsch. Richards is the only Philly fighter worth watching, and it's not even his thing.
It's a DEEERAW!!! man, looked even to me, you can't tell if anyone is landing, even the uppercut Paetsch threw at the end is suspect!!!! not good enough for a win buffalo, sorry........
They almost went down early. It's too bad for Richards that they didn't.
Another pretty lousy fight. Way to much hugging and jersey pulling, not enough punching going on in most of these fights. It's getting old quick. If two guys want to shed the mitts and throw down, shouldn't they actually hit each other? What was that announcer screaming about? Uppercut? Overhand right? By who? Was he watching a boxing match cuz he certainly wasn't watching the hockey game.