October 16, 2008
VS
1st Period - 14:06
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Wade Belak 66% (237 votes)
Derek Boogaard 8.9% (32 votes)
Draw 25.1% (90 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by mrjpenguin on October 17, 2008 at 12:50 AM

Draw... sort of a twirly bunch of misses and lack of balance for 2 big men.

Posted by deadgoon on October 17, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Let's see - Boogard is dogging after his shift and is skating to the bench and the t-bagger grabs him? Belak fought like a punk against a guy that was obviously sucking wind. Draw.

Posted by tkidu on October 17, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Boogy held up at the end. Good fight. Draw.

Posted by bobbyclark on November 10, 2008 at 09:28 PM

Both looked like they were at the tail end of their respective shifts. You usually would expect a more explosive fight between two of the bigger boys. Have to respect them for slugging after a shift so not really their fault.

Posted by Behn Wilson on October 17, 2008 at 06:59 AM

Two tired guys showing their street smarts over the long term. Slight edge in quality of punches and picking of spots by Belak, but not enough of an advantage to give either a clear win. Although I do find it interesting that, up until this point, no one, including the homers, has seen fit to vote for a Boogey win

Posted by wildfan4eva on October 17, 2008 at 09:08 AM

FROM WHAT I SEE, BELAK CONNECTS WITH ONE DECENT SHOT AT THE VERY END. BOOGAARD SEEMED TO LET HIM TOO !! HOW CAN BELAK GET THE WIN HERE ?? BOOGAARD ACTUALLY CONNECTED WITH LIKE THREE OR FOUR...WATCH AGAIN IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME..AND WITHOUT A BIAS MINDSET FOR ONCE !! THEN VOTE AGAIN !! ITS A DRAW !! Since their are allot of boogaard haters in the fan base around the nhl i guess not seeing more draw votes doesn't surprise me one bit. No fighter won here, call me biased, but boogaard was at the end of his shift and belak has allot more stamina, especially since he is a defensemen. I give belak negative points for being a pansy and picking on boogy while at the end of his shift, instead of at the beginning, but I guess that doesn't surprise me, if it aint godard or laraque, most players will now do that since when full of breath. boogaard works his opponents. Oh well, gotta find some way to beat the giant right ?? Boogaards fault as well for dropping them when he knew he was tired !! Idiot !!

Posted by Franchise on October 26, 2008 at 07:27 PM

This was a terrible fight, due to the fact Boogie was ending his shift, and Belak took advantage of it. Slight edge to Belak, but I give it a draw.

Posted by peeks on October 17, 2008 at 09:06 AM

Boogaard was off balance because his dumbass decided to fight while at the end of his shift, and beleive me, he doesnt have much gas on the beginning of his shift, therefore poor choice for boogy to drop them at that point, should have waited to fight at a better time when he wasn't gassed, negative points for belak picking on boogy when he knew boogs had been aboutn to get off the ice. Belak would had been a bigger man if he would have picked a time when both fighters were fresh. Draw, nobody had done any damage, no hard solid punches. Just some little love taps. What the hell, so many boogaard haters here...boogaard connected with like three...belak not one until the very end when boogaard decided to let him give one.....still a draw but to see allot of votes for belak when he connected with one punch..WOW..just WOW.

Posted by seipmoney on October 17, 2008 at 04:20 PM

Idk id say a draw no big punches either way....

Posted by lovejoy on October 17, 2008 at 01:43 AM

no one won this one. Both guys had problems with balance, both seemed tired. Looks it was in the end of the shift and they had no power to throw.

Posted by Joeyxxx on October 19, 2008 at 01:08 PM

First of all, The cheap-shot on Boynton was because him and ballard 2 on1'd him right before and knocked his tooth out while on the ice. Second, Boogey had no shot in this one. He was sucking wind even beofre it started. He was on his way off the ice when they started fighting. That is how he will be attacked all year. Catch him at teh end of a shift and fight defensively.

Posted by Jellyczar on October 19, 2008 at 09:53 PM

Draw.....nothing more nothing less.

Posted by Enfilade on October 17, 2008 at 02:39 AM

Draw. Belak landed more but they didn't seem to phase Boogs. Boogards punches mostly missed, when they connected they did seem to stun Belak a bit, but Belak was always able to keep Boogard off balance and stop him from doing any real damage. Hopefully we'll see better fights out of both these guys later in the season.

Posted by kalismkkr on October 17, 2008 at 08:33 PM

There is no such thing as "picking on Boogard". Guys like him don't get excuses. On the other hand, Belak, did not win this fight either. Boogaard simply didn't dominate like he usually does. That doesn't deserve a loss. Draw Boogaard better figure out how to duck a left, though.

Posted by TheAsianator on November 24, 2008 at 11:00 PM

Draw

Posted by Flames_Suck44 on October 17, 2008 at 06:39 PM

A little too sloppy from these two guys. Not so many of the hard punches actually connected. Still, a nice long bout and some real heavy hands going back and forth there. DRAW

Posted by coolmanbrock on October 21, 2009 at 11:23 PM

fair fight

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on October 28, 2008 at 06:19 PM

I dont know how people say Belak or Boogaard won this fight. Belak did a nice job keeping boogaard off balance, BUT a fight isnt won whether a player kept his opponent off balance. It looked like belak maybe got a good punch in but it was hard to tell when Belak was leaning over like he was hurt at the end of the fight. I gotta call this one a DRAW.

Posted by Ragtop1day on October 17, 2008 at 09:02 AM

its hard to tell what landed....balance seemed to be an issue as well as conditioning......

Posted by Heavyweight2 on November 30, 2008 at 09:28 PM

Draw

Posted by Wild24 on December 03, 2008 at 05:52 PM

Drawer

Posted by DaBomb1 on December 06, 2008 at 06:40 PM

Good stand by Belak, but doesnt get enough for the win. Draw

Posted by AllDayAP on January 04, 2009 at 05:55 PM

Good fight Draw

Posted by mimccauley on October 17, 2008 at 01:20 PM

I didn't see the game, was Boogey at the end of his shift? Just looking at the beginning of the clip, it looks like Boogey is tired skating out of the offensive zone and heads to the bench were Belak is waiting for him. Not trying to be an apologist, just wondering.

Posted by Juha82 on October 17, 2008 at 02:47 AM

A solid fight, long one! Belak used his momentum's well. Bogaard threw his typical haymakers, he lands some. No winner.

Posted by vegaboy on October 17, 2008 at 10:24 PM

JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Posted by jim_young on October 17, 2008 at 04:28 PM

Great heavyweight fight. It kills me how some people give Laraque so many props. Not saying he's not a big strong guy and hard to take down, BUT his fights suck ass cause he's a hugger relying on the one big knockout blow. Boogy fan here but edge this scrap to Belak.

Posted by ort2lax on October 17, 2008 at 09:39 AM

Good fight

Posted by Boogeybacker on October 18, 2008 at 10:27 AM

I LIKE HOW BELAK SAT BY THE WILD BENCH AFTER JUST GETTING ON THE ICE TO WAIT TILL BOOGAARD NEEDS A SHIFT CHANGE TO GET HIM TO FIGHT. BUT BELAK DID HAVE A SLIGHT EDGE SINCE HE HAD ALOT MORE REST.

Posted by MNOLDTIME on October 17, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Gotta give this one to Belak. It was the end of the shift for Boogy and Belak gave him a poke. Huh...Belak has to go after Boogy at the end of a shift? Next match when Boogy is fresh, RIP Belak.

Posted by penman1188 on October 17, 2008 at 06:52 PM

I ama huge boogey fan but he looked over matched..belak had good punches and kept getting boogey off balance..boogey just needs a little time to get back to his old fighting ability

Posted by Crocosaur on October 18, 2008 at 02:06 AM

I like Boogs a lot, don't get me wrong, but he clearly got his butt whooped in this one. Belak nearly floored him at the start, then kept on him for the duration while Boogs was just wildly throwing bombs and hoping to land 'em.

Posted by darkknight9 on October 17, 2008 at 01:53 AM

Close until Belak lands one or two more quality shots. Specifically the ones that did a number on Boog's right eye and knocked out one of his teeth. Win Belak.

Posted by Warx on October 17, 2008 at 04:46 AM

Belak defo got the best there

Posted by Cid on October 17, 2008 at 12:54 AM

Belak clear cut winner! Good for him!

Posted by trpaulson on October 17, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Belak by a nose (Boogard's). Wade seemed to land more clean shots, while Boogey threw too many wild haymakers.

Posted by Diesel1199 on October 17, 2008 at 01:09 PM

WOw. Someone who could finally give Boo a fight for more than 8 seconds. Still can't believe Belak was the guy. Must have been an off night for the Boogie man. Props Lakkie.

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on October 19, 2008 at 08:49 PM

I give the win to Belak.

Posted by barneybarnes on October 17, 2008 at 01:27 PM

So much for fight camp. I think Boogaard had expended more energy on the ice I believe that if this fight happened earlier in his shift he would have more energy. Boogaard had better review his technique as the league's Bigger Men are figuring out how to jab him short inside.

Posted by MNBonecrusher on October 17, 2008 at 06:42 AM

Gotta give it to Belak. This was not a very good fight for Boogaard. He looked off balance, sluggish, and off target.

Posted by mr. putzoo on October 17, 2008 at 11:02 PM

The booger hasn't been the same since Godard knocked his dick in his watch pocket.

Posted by wildonefan on October 17, 2008 at 06:21 PM

Even though i'm a wild fan, edge goes to Belak in this one. Boogy spent too much time just trying to stay on his feet. It's early in the season so Boogy will come around.

Posted by Dennis Nord on October 17, 2008 at 08:07 PM

Belak showed superior tactics

Posted by retrolust on October 17, 2008 at 03:05 PM

slight edge to belak surprisingly ... boogaard was off his game on that one for sure, he never seemed to get squared up

Posted by puncher022 on October 17, 2008 at 11:08 AM

I agree with Brad Houghton. Very crafty fight! kept him off balance and took shots when he had them. Advantage by scorecard to Wade!

Posted by anglestad on October 17, 2008 at 09:33 AM

Edge to Belak!!

Posted by nstars27 on October 17, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Boogie was at the end of shift and was really going after boyton for something earlier, still belak won and a good fight

Posted by Pittsburgh Dan on October 17, 2008 at 09:14 PM

Edge to Belak

Posted by tyrone on October 17, 2008 at 10:36 AM

The Wild sure miss Matt Johnson. Boogey is a clumsy fighter that will never be a true champ. He has never beat BGL and never will, never beat Brashear (the guy who will only fight Europeans now) and certainly got his butt kicked by a mediocre heavyweight Belak. The Wild have no punch after getting rid of Simon and Fedoruk. I'm 5'7" 180 lbs. and would not shy away from this clown. Sad to say that I am a diehard Wild fan.

Posted by Ripper20 on December 08, 2008 at 02:48 PM

Boogey's my guy, but gotta give this one to Belak. He scored the solid shots here. Hey Messier guy, how is it that Boogaard is the cheap one here, when fags like Tootoo run the goalie, then will only square up with non-fighters coming to the rescue. Last week, he runs Harding behind the next, throws a punch at the never -scrapping Kim Johnnson, then tears off Hardings helmet. That's not cheap? Then he runs him again in this game. Boogie continues to get f#$ed by ref's bacause of all the candy asses that won't go alone with him. A lot of toughness showed when it's 2 or 3 guys going after him as a unit, but none will go solo.

Posted by K.O.cur_26 on October 18, 2008 at 08:40 AM

Belak with the better punches. Edge/win Belak.

Posted by StealinUrCar06 on October 22, 2008 at 11:49 PM

Boogy couldnt get squared off well from the start so that pretty much doomed him. Belak got some aimed shots at boogards face boogard got a couple in with some kidney shots. Kind of close, belak win though

Posted by Gunslinger on October 17, 2008 at 07:29 PM

3 B's. Belak beats Boogaard. Go figure.

Posted by billy jack on October 17, 2008 at 01:32 PM

belak fought a good fight.those kidney punches boogie throws hurt like hell,if you can fit them in.

Posted by Spanky_Jazz on October 17, 2008 at 04:44 AM

Call me biased, but I just love seeing Boogaard lose.

Posted by mikebflorida on October 17, 2008 at 09:36 AM

Belak with a win. He fought a perfect fight against Boogaard. land when you can and be defensive since Boogaard can really lay the hurt, Belak took what Boogy gave him and gets a narrow decision.

Posted by jbaker3924 on October 17, 2008 at 08:28 AM

Belak wins but not by much.

Posted by vortases002 on October 17, 2008 at 07:45 PM

Is it me or does Boogaard seem slower this year? I know it's early in the season, but with some new heavy weights hanging around wanting to prove something, both he and Parros might be seeing a changing of the guard.

Posted by JETTA KNIGHT on October 17, 2008 at 12:32 PM

the announcers are stupid. they fought for 20 seconds and they're tired? good for Belak to show up for a fight.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on October 17, 2008 at 09:49 AM

nice fight. looks like Belak broke his hand on Boogards helmet there at the end.

Posted by BROWN - KOCUR on October 17, 2008 at 10:24 PM

Slight edge Belak although he quit at the end. Acted like he hurt his hand but maybe he was just looking to end it while he was ahead. Boogy had trouble with balance and grip all fight long it seemed.

Posted by blues10 on October 17, 2008 at 07:42 AM

ok fight gotta give this one to Belak for landing the better shots.

Posted by donkeymonk178 on December 09, 2008 at 12:46 AM

Is belak the only person who is not afraid to fight boogaard?

Posted by Jonny Jobbers on June 15, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Good fight! I originally thought Belak was going to have his ass handed to him. Nice work Belak! J.J.

Posted by kronvallizer78 on January 18, 2010 at 04:06 PM

good heavyweight bout, rarely the boogieman finds himself at the wrong end this one by a slim margin to belak who threw some good jabs at him. more hits, more impact as boogard just tried to hang in there at the end win belak

Posted by nickj1973 on October 18, 2008 at 10:15 AM

win to belak Boogy didnt know hwat to do. he just throws haymakers.

Posted by ChiefJerseyJab on October 17, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Little bit surprised Belak could handle Boogaard. Who was the last to give Boogaard a good ride, Godard in Calgary?

Posted by KD315 on October 17, 2008 at 11:15 PM

boogieman loses!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by jkluhr on October 17, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Fight was all Belak, Boogies hay makers are terrible and can be seen from miles away, I see all the Minni fans pointing out that it was the end of Boogies shift...who cares, you can;t knock Belak for that, everyone plays/fights to win. Boogs is a waste of space (1 point in 50 games) and if he can't win fights then he is completely useless to your Boring hockey club.

Posted by brad houghton on October 17, 2008 at 09:00 AM

Belak takes a decisioin with a smart technical fight that other guys will try to copy to fight Boogy....he almost fought him like BGL using a soft spin cycle and mostly left hands and a sprinlking of rights...he kept him off balance which was the key Win Belak

Posted by IceDog44 on March 15, 2009 at 04:27 PM

Win Belak. Boogaard clearly looked stunned several times during the fight.

Posted by alesek1979 on October 17, 2008 at 01:01 AM

I don't understand why Belak didn't keep on punching Boogaard with his left hand??? Was he tired perhaps??? Or did he not wanted to hurt him??? It is obivious that Boogaard is very weak defending against south paw fighters. Belak won!

Posted by chl37 on October 17, 2008 at 08:11 AM

belak took boogaard to school. how bout them apples. i always thought belak was underated but didnt expect such a clear cut win here.

Posted by scorp1on on October 17, 2008 at 05:23 AM

Despite a lot of pauses for breath taking, unbalancing attempts and defensive repositioning, these two guys had a good one. Belak definately was more concerned with keeping his noggin safe than Boogaard was, but each time Boogard got aggressive Belak took advantage and got the better of the punches during the exchange. Edge Belak, though props to Boogie for being the more willing combatant.

Posted by PastorJ on October 17, 2008 at 03:11 PM

Belak deifintely had control throughout the fight. Win Belak.

Posted by Blackhawk23 on October 17, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Belak wins, good that he's in Florida were he can play a bit. Pretty goog tilt.

Posted by Sam1410 on October 17, 2008 at 01:16 AM

Two big boys throwing bombs. Win to Belak for landing a few more. In some ways a hard fight to judge just because Boogaard has such horrible balance. Some shots looked to stun him but it could just be his balance problems. Did Belak hurt his hand with that last punch because he looked like he was in serious pain?

Posted by tank10 on October 17, 2008 at 03:08 AM

I give the win to Belak, he got a lot more good punches in.

Posted by CairnsIsGod33 on October 18, 2008 at 05:17 AM

Good fight and im glad the refs finally let one go instead of breaking it up in the middle. Boogey never really had control and Belak landed better punches, WIN Belak.

Posted by NYRangers30 on October 17, 2008 at 01:57 PM

Belak is a pretty good fighter but still has a way to get to Orr and Donald level

Posted by pauleywog1 on October 17, 2008 at 07:36 AM

Pretty close through the middle of the fight. Give it to Belak at the start and the end for the win.

Posted by iceman10 on October 18, 2008 at 01:44 AM

eh, it was okay, good job by both guys, tired out a bit to quick to me. Belak by a bit

Posted by Clark75 on October 23, 2008 at 01:11 PM

Apparently Belak knocked out 4 of Boogaards teeth in this scrap. It must have been the last punch that Wade threw while Boogaard was trying to adjust his helmet. BOMBS!!! BELAK RULES

Posted by Denny33 on October 18, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Inconcevibly, there are some people here who are trying to claim, I think, that this fight was a draw, or at best, give the "edge" to Belak. As the Vast majority of voters have said, this was a clear victory for Belak. This fight has ripped through the NHL grapevine and as we have seen, articles have been written about. And to the intellectual heavyweights out there, the article was not written because it was a "draw". So to all the people from Minnesota - when the opposing fighter is giving interviews about his amazing performance - chances are it is not because it was a "draw". About Boogy being tired, he wasn't tired to sucker punch Nick Boynton, was he? No sucker punch. No fight. I would rather some of the Boogy fans say, " the stock market *edged* down Slightly last week" Than saying Belak "edged" Booger. For the record, I am an oiler fan. No connection to Belak or the Panthers. ( Who is really? ) Just an awestruck fan of the fight trade.

Posted by BattleAxe13 on October 17, 2008 at 05:57 AM

Belak by the slimmest of margins. He had a little more control and some of his punches definetly rocked the Boogeyman.

Posted by Killah_punk on October 16, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Good start to the season for Belak, hopefully he has an active season.

Posted by Sukoshi84 on October 17, 2008 at 11:02 AM

how the fuk can anyone call this a draw or a win Boogy, Belak landed 5 solid shots 3 of which stunned Boogy...........the homerism on his site is getting patjetic. CLEAR WIN BELAK

Posted by SirYohans on October 17, 2008 at 06:43 PM

Belak with a very smart showing here. He exposed all of Boogey's weaknesses to take down a solid W. Nice!

Posted by BooSanta on November 28, 2008 at 03:59 PM

Boogey missed some haymakers and it gave Belak several opprotunities to land nasty lefts. the left by Belak at the 52 second mark capped this bout in his favor. Still great punches landing throughout from both warriors. I really wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of those kidney punches from Boogey. Rematch request here, even though matches between these 2 teams are rare.

Posted by b.t.wilson on October 17, 2008 at 02:21 PM

Belak! I like how he kept him off balance and still landed big shots. I think Belak gets the win by a very slim margin.

Posted by staceyb on October 17, 2008 at 05:57 AM

Boogie had mixed it up earlier in the game with Boynton. Belak got the better shots in but Boogie had an assist on an earlier goal, so he's probably happier for that. It was his first point in 50 games.

Posted by adambomb13 on November 06, 2008 at 05:57 PM

This is textbook stuff, how to beat Boogaard and not get your head removed. Smartest fight I've seen in ages. You can't stand toe to toe with "The Boogeyman", cause he'll KILL YOU. Belak shows he is not only tuff but smart too. Great fight !!!

Posted by Penner27 on October 31, 2008 at 07:59 PM

Wow, Boogard sucks. Winner = Wade Belak

Posted by blackgoldfan on October 18, 2008 at 07:21 PM

Wow. The Boogeyman gets messed up. Is Belak climbing back up the tuffguy ladder again? I think maybe yes. I wonder if the bogey man is 100% yet after last season.

Posted by rocky 1 on August 02, 2010 at 07:05 PM

Extra, Extra Belak Beats the Beast!

Posted by Messier3499 on October 17, 2008 at 11:29 AM

What is also worth noting is that Boogaard to a total cheap shot at Nick Boynton. Nick had his arms pinned by a linesmand and Derk popped him in the face. Bush league nonsense. On previous Panther teams, that would have been the end of it, but huge props to Wade for reminding the team that he would not stand for it. I tend to see fighting in a much broader view than the simple scrap itself. Just as with Chess, it has its moment and reason. Wade Belak should not be scratched again this season (as he was the game before) -- nice to see him pound the bigger and less talented Boogard

Posted by Boom Boom Belak on October 17, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Belak Belak Belak!

Posted by kerrek on October 19, 2008 at 08:41 PM

Belak knocked out a tooth and gave him a black eye Belak wins.

Posted by RED ARMY on October 17, 2008 at 03:17 PM

.... MORE PROOF OF THE GREAT MOVES BY THE LEAFS.... IF YOU DO THE RESEARCH IN THE TRANSACTIONS ,THE LEAFS BASICLY GAVE UP BELAK FOR HOLLEWEG. BELAK IS A DECENT 4 th LINER WHEN NEED BE AS WELL !!.... ON FORWARD OR DEFENSE

Posted by Mouseman on November 28, 2008 at 06:12 AM

A good fight. Belak landed some nice left jabs.

Posted by Hell of a TILT on October 20, 2008 at 04:55 PM

Boogaard looks like a gorilla out there flinging his arms around and hoping to connect........Belak definitely gets the win in the battle of Saskatchewan!!

Posted by Frey on September 12, 2009 at 03:54 PM

Pretty long & boring bout. Boogarard never really got control, but Belak turtled at the end so I give it to Boogy.

Posted by jackalsfan1 on October 17, 2008 at 02:31 PM

Junk fight edge Boogey looked like Belak broke his hand.

Posted by Goon24 on October 18, 2008 at 05:07 PM

blah

Posted by The Woodsman on October 17, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Belak exposes some weaknesses in Derek's fighting here, especially balance. Not really anything significant landing but Belak gets the win here for some nice jabs and a more technical fight all-around. Win Belak.

Posted by LanceFarva on October 17, 2008 at 03:05 PM

Boogaards tooth was knocked out when boynton and ballard tackled him earlier, thats why he punched boynton.

Posted by Bear72 on October 17, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Boogaard on a split decision stronger punches Belak sure enough a legit Heavy i thought it was a decent bout

Posted by IrishFiveO on October 17, 2008 at 08:11 PM

Good tilt, entertaining, lasted a bit long. Belak barely

Posted by R_Wick33 on October 17, 2008 at 05:19 PM

Smart on belaks part to take on boogaard at the end of a shift, draw/edge belak for this fight being better conditioned and a smart defense. decent fight. Boogaard looked sloppy and tired. He had the upper hand right at the end but didnt capitalize. Hope this woke him up

Posted by wildguy12 on October 20, 2008 at 05:25 PM

If you give up in a fight, you lose. Belak had a great technical fight against a rusty Boogaard but, Boogy was still willing to throw. You think Probert would be remembered if all of his fights ended in the first 30 seconds? some fighters need the fight to go past a minute before they get it going. Boogy was sloopy and unbalenced but he's just warming up with that win.

Posted by snaggletooth on October 26, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Complete draw.Boogaard was at the end of shift and Belak was not.

Posted by DAHTcom on November 05, 2008 at 11:58 PM

Boogard showing some rust as his first fight in the season was a lackluster one, something that is rare in a Boogie fight. Belak gets the slight edge but there was no way to give him a clear win unless we employ a draw-less ranking system. Props to Belak for taking on a better opponant and sticking in there (or winning it as many felt he did) I hope this is the last fight I ever see Boogie not win, what a shame!

Posted by millerdvr on November 07, 2009 at 12:06 AM

Belak couldn't finish off a drunk and stoned Boogy !!!!!

Posted by synnisterart on October 12, 2009 at 10:09 AM

What a lame fight. Typical of most fighting nowadays. No standing up and throwing them with disregard. It's all about cowering away, holding the punching arm, giving the little Mary punches while holding the scruff of the jersey. Just pathetic. No wonder people want fighting out of hockey. It's lame and boring. Bring back the good ol' days of fighting, where it was stand-up haymakers right to the mush.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 21, 2015 at 01:33 AM

Belak owned Boogaard in this tilt.

Posted by Rynryn on October 17, 2008 at 02:34 AM

i don't think belak actually stunned or hurt boogaard in any way, but the shot he threw at :52 was the only solid punch of the fight from either. At least they didn't end up falling all over each other on the ice so people don't have to award wins for a friggin takedown. not bad, but a win belak because of the one punch and because he looked like he had boogaard off balance more than the other way around.

Posted by TBLightningGuru on October 18, 2008 at 12:17 AM

lol Boogaard's balance reminded me of our friend with the crazy hair George Parros... Dos E Do your partner.. round and round..

Posted by CFG1787 on October 17, 2008 at 12:39 AM

Belak looked pretty good there

Posted by BoogeyRocks on December 11, 2008 at 10:18 PM

Hate to do it, but I gotta give this one to Belak. Boogey never got balanced and took a couple good shots.

Posted by chad420 on October 17, 2008 at 03:39 PM

belak w a win over the boogeyman...nice hvy weight bout

Posted by bigdog2007 on October 18, 2008 at 10:52 AM

Was that Boogaard or Hall Gill? Hahahaha. "The BoogeyGirl" got schooled. I kinda like Belak now that is isn't a turdweasel Leaf. He grew a pair....

Posted by rocky7482 on October 17, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Belak all the way....Boogeyman needs to work on his balance

Posted by claire alexande on October 18, 2008 at 01:03 AM

boogaard has never been the same since godard knocked his block off. smart fight by belak.

Posted by Daave on January 11, 2009 at 04:37 AM

It seemed like Boogaard forgot that Belak can throw with the left, and Belak threw some short lefts to remind him. Not domination, but no doubt who won.

Posted by Richterfan on October 17, 2008 at 01:13 PM

Win Belak on this by the slightest of margins. Watch that haymaker at about the :31 mark of the video that Boogie lands, OUCH! But Belak definately landed more punches and gets the W. Good fight here despite the sloppiness.

Posted by piney on December 19, 2009 at 07:57 AM

boo