March 02, 2008
3rd Period - 5:51
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Cam Barker 14.3% (10 votes)
Matt Pettinger 30% (21 votes)
Draw 55.7% (39 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by mikebflorida on March 03, 2008 at 10:01 AM

Weak fight. Pettinger should have gotten a gamer for that hit. Barker misses more time for doing the right thing? New NHL crap, thanks Buttman.

Posted by avesorr44 on March 03, 2008 at 09:15 AM

pettinger thrown out of the game huh azjim? you dont like the body checks ay, that was a clean enough hit and good for him for goin for it, thats hockey little girl, go watch b-ball if u wanna wine about physical play

Posted by PAYDAY on March 03, 2008 at 06:40 PM

A cheap shot by a Canuck? Big surprise there.

Posted by mm1160 on March 03, 2008 at 08:17 AM

5minutes, You are right, it looks like it was his own stick that did the damage, but that does not take away the fact that Pettingers stick was up when he made the hit. It should have been a 2 minute penalty for high sticking, but not a major.

Posted by ibled4theusa on March 03, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Too bad it was Barker and not ???. Is there really anyone on the Chickenhawks now? Too bad they were once one of the most feared teams in hockey. Oh yeah nice attempt, but not much of a fight.

Posted by unvy on March 03, 2008 at 09:58 AM

Screw the instigator. So, now maybe the Blackhawks lay one down on one of the Sedin sisters. Can you say Bertuzzi incident? The NHL is screwed up. Guys run around with flying elbows, hurt a start player (whom people pay to see) and there's no retribution. The gash was caused by an elbow pad since that is what Pettinger led with.

Posted by The Peach on March 03, 2008 at 12:53 PM

way the NHL is going, pettinger will wind up at the bottom of a steve moore dogpile next go round. who's going to bertuzzi him? cowan? burrows? my guess is burrows.

Posted by deesyphrr on March 05, 2008 at 03:04 PM

Pettinger is garbage. And GET RID OF THE DAMN INSTIGATOR RULE ALREADY!!!! How does Barker get a misconduct for the fight and not Pettinger for the hit on Toews? I still called this a draw

Posted by growsales1 on March 04, 2008 at 03:33 AM

Big hit for Pettinger.....lucky he had a fair matchup and didn;t get his butt kicked for that fairly cheap shot..... and I am a huge Vancouver fan. He will likely get some down the road if they play Chicago again.

Posted by Tso xThe Hammer on March 03, 2008 at 05:49 PM

they all play like dirty little fuckheads

Posted by Mcfluffkin on March 03, 2008 at 12:58 AM

Is it just me, or were the extra penalties called complete garbage? Maybe I just didn't see much of a high stick there. Anyway, the instigator penalty is such joke

Posted by OriginalSix on March 03, 2008 at 04:40 PM

Solid draw. I was at the game and the camera work here is rather poor. It doesn't show some punches that were throw by both guys. High hit on Toews, good team response. Solid draw.

Posted by nuckles88 on March 04, 2008 at 05:48 PM

I dont know but i think that was just a sweet hit, Pettinger's the new guy and hes trying to step it up for his struggling new team. Refs are pretty anal when it comes to dirty hits so they wuda called him on it if it was really malicous. I call it just good hockey

Posted by Blackhawk23 on March 03, 2008 at 12:13 AM

Not really much of a fight, nice to see barker going in to back up Toews. That was a bit of a late hit and the stick was up. These types of things wouldn't be going on if Koci was still with the big club. Oh well i gave it to Pettinger due to the fact he was the only one even tryin to land a punch.

Posted by 5minutescrap on March 03, 2008 at 03:51 AM

azjim.. you fool.. it was Toews own stick that hit him in the face.. watch the last angle of the hit in the video. TURN OFF THE SOUND. dont listen to john garret .. he invented "Mats Naslund" and "Mike Sullivan" so he knows nothing. it was a clean hit, and poor Toews needs to learn how to take a hit with his stick down. as for the fight. lame.. but pettinger the nod cuz he tried. and the penalties were absolute bs.

Posted by Flyersfan4life2 on March 03, 2008 at 06:50 PM

bruins pens - What are you talking about? I read your comments and i wonder. You know that your watching professional hockey players fight. I dont think there going to be pulling out there gats anytime soon or anything. i dont know about anyone else on here, but i think your comments suck.

Posted by bosox on March 04, 2008 at 02:17 PM

dirty hit, wish it woulda been someone tougher to take care of him though.

Posted by Ragtop1day on March 03, 2008 at 05:07 PM

strong hit...did the Blackhawk duck or was it as cheap as the announcer said?

Posted by cmcgregs on March 03, 2008 at 07:20 PM

Watch the video at 1:02 and you will clearly see that toews own stick hits him in the mouth even when watching the highlights on tv the sportscaster said this. had this been zach stortini that got cut nobody would have cared

Posted by Bloodbank on March 03, 2008 at 03:23 PM

Late hit but clean otherwise. The stick you see in the replays belongs to Toews. He high sticks himself. Pettinger connects with his shoulder. Keep watching, you'll see it too. Don't listen to John Garrett. He and the refs got it wrong. At 1.00 of the video replay you clearly see Pettinger's stick pointing towards Lalime. You are responsible for your own stick, Petty was. Toews was carrying his high and won't do that again. Hope he gets better soon. Funny how the drum beats but no connection for Barker. Only rabbits from him. Edge to Pettinger. He's not Matt Cooke!

Posted by ChiefBlackhawk on March 03, 2008 at 02:58 PM

All I can say is Pettinger is damn lucky that Barker was the nearest guy to him and not Ben Eager, that's the only reason he's still alive right now.

Posted by cheesemonstaMN on March 03, 2008 at 11:17 PM

fuck pettinger, barker gets it for stepping up, thats what every teammate should do

Posted by stash0521 on March 03, 2008 at 07:47 PM

Matt Pettinger is a jerk... these players are trying to take out the young kids toews and kane and the hawks have to bring Koci up to protect these kids. Sorry, having Barker take on pettinger was great. but he should not have to do that. Now When Burish or eager goes after a top star from another team,the refs will call everything. Pettinger is a coward and a sissy and Vancouver is a sorry NHL team. He should be suspended for the rest of the season for a bogus hit like that. Bring Koci up and regulate.

Posted by ROCK HAWK on March 03, 2008 at 09:33 AM

Of course thats high sticking penalty. He had stick over his shoulder when he hit Toews- kinda hard in real speed to tell whos sticks caused the blood. The fight sucked , the Hawks have no enforcer right now..its a shame. Draw or slight edge to Pettinger. btw..i loved the hit if he woulda had his stick down

Posted by azjim on March 03, 2008 at 01:36 AM

Right Mcfluffkin, the penalties were garbage. A guy gets his stick or elbow up so that a real hockey player gets 50 stitches in the mouth and there should be no penalty. Why would anyone be upset about that? Pettinger should have been thrown out of the game, but you saw nothing wrong at all.

Posted by preds321 on March 03, 2008 at 09:28 AM

looked like a decent hit to me, although his stick was up. Hard to tell what exactly caused the gash. The high-sticking penalty was probably warranted, but not the instigator. Fight-wise, Pettinger's the only one who threw. He gets the nod

Posted by kitcarnut on March 03, 2008 at 07:42 PM

I give it to Barker for stepping right up to that coward p rick .