Good job by the kid to go right in there without hesitation, but in the end, experience wins the day.
i honestly like chris niel and respect him , and i understand that the kid was comin for him n he had to fight, but why isnt he man enough to go mayers after the fact..he doesnt get any ratings from here on that
Major kudos to Schenn for stepping in and fighting Neil. Negative points to Neil for the blatant knee on knee and then hitting a downed opponent.
Luke Schenn takes an exception to a knee-on-knee hit by Neil on Matt Stajan and immediately gets it on with Neil. Both of them grab each other pretty fast and exchange a few punches, but mostly misses. Then Schenn tangles down Neil but lets him get back up on his feet. Neil, completely the douchebag he his, gets up and immediately starts throwing what looks like babykiller blows. After a few more exchanges, Schenn drops to one knee (due to off-balance) and Neil starts throwing real hands towards the now kneeing Schenn and the referees step in. Despite the fact Neil didn't show any class whatsoever and didn't let Schenn come back up, one's gotta give props to Luke for squaring off in his first season, more noticeably with a guy like Neil. Close fight, Neil might have had a very slight edge due to punching on a fighter who is down on one knee, but I'll score this a draw.
Neils one man bum showcontinues cheap intent to injure hit followed by a bit of beat up on a kid. Leafs need to get some one to take care of this sort of thing, and i dont mean Hollweg. Bout time Kubina stepped up in the lookin out for the guys department me says.
Schenn started strong then Neil's experience took over. Kudos to Schenn to stepping in. No matter how many times Schenn could have hit Neil's face he couldn't make him any uglier anyways, 24/7 "why me pout".
After watching the slow-mo replay, it's clear Neil moved the left skate over to clip the leg of Stajan. I Don't give a rats ass either way about either team or player, it was a low-brow move that could've injured the other dude badly. This was one of the rare responses by the Leafs fighter (who lost the fight) this year that was expected because of a dirty play. Carcillo gets a suspension for reaching into a fight off the bench, and this choad isn't bounced for a clear intent to injure action? Lame.
Christine gives Schenn his first big league scrap as Luke steps up for a teammate. Christine had a chance to go with Mayers later on(who really wanted to fight Nelly, even had his gloves off!) and Nelly chickens out again. She only fights smaller opponents and is a real putz, a poor mans Avery.
Schenner sticking up for the team as he always does. had the visor on so it was a low risk call. Good on him, but once the lid came off it was all Neil. Edge Neil, but it coulda been worse.
give Schenn credit for standing up to Neil. tko to Neil
Quick, ok fight. Neil took over later, for the EDGE/NARROw win.
I give'em credit for taking on Neil for the sake of the team but DUDE YOU GOT HANDLED! Neil with the win
Tons of respect goes to Schenn for instantly sticking up for his teammate and having the balls to take on a guy he knew would kick his ass. You could tell during the replay that he was bracing to be punched before he even grabbed Neil's jersey. I give Schenn a standing O for what he did, but unfortunately he doesn't come close to getting the W. Winner - Neil.
Win to Neil. He still sux.
Way to go trying to end a player's season, Chris, with that terrible knee on knee check on Stajan. Schenn showed the Leafs he wants to stay and that no doubt earned him the respect of his teammates. Even with the loss, kudos go to Luke.
Just Schenn trying to act like a man...
No much of a fight good for Schenn getting in there and respect for Neil for taking it easy on the kid. You can see that Neil is not trying to throw hard.
Respect to the Schenn that went to protect his teamate... But OMG that would have been a crush! LOL!
this fight was a win by neil but schenn did pretty goodconcidering he is only 18 and knew he was gonna get his ass kicked
Hats off to Schenn for for sticking up for Stajen regardless of who he has to fight. If Schenn is going to be Stajens' body guard this year and be a tough guy then he should take off his visor. I think in this case Neil should expect retaliation but generally I can't stand players with visors jumping guys. Reminds me of Bell running at guys with a full cage. Not cool.
got to give it to schenn for stiking up for his teammates.......if you look closly you can see that schenn stept on his stic and then fell to his knees if he didn't fall it would have been a beter fight win goes to neil
Neil wiped Schenn out. You don't need to be a Sens fan to see that, but you do have to be a Leaf fan to blame Neil for doing what was expected of him. I didn't see too many Leafers speak out about honour when Neil stood up for his team against Domi and got beaten up. Good for Schenn, but in the end who cares? Win Neil
yes schenn did the right thing and deserves respect yes neil can be a dirty player and a little b*tch but this hit was not dirty. Neil didn't stick out his leg - he tried to hit stajan and stajan moved to avoid and but the moment of both players caused stajan to run of neils leg and go flying. enter schenn. brave move, even with a visor, but neil won the fight without a doubt.
Props 2 Schenn 4 Goin After Neil. Neil Only Started Owning The Fight When Schenn Slipped On His Stick. Win 4 Neil
Whats with all the congrats for taking a beating. Ok, I'll say your great schenn, keep up the good work and keep being Toronto's heavyweight!!!! Its gonna be a long, long season for Leafs....
welcome to the NHL Luke...
Chris Neil wins ! He did'nt even knee-hitted the guy.
Schenn has become Stajan's personal body guard.......Isn't there anyone else on the Leafs that can fight or are they relying on the 18 year old? I mean this kid is no Lucic!! Win to Neil, but many respect points for Schenn!
Credit has to go to Schenn for sticking up for Stajan. Neil has ot have over 100 fights in this league, for the 18 year old to go after him is impresive. Give Schenn a few years to fill out he will be a tough player in this league
Ottawa fans stop crying, you're sh*t.
Well Schenn hung in well at the first. Then Neil took it to the kid.
This isn't called pick the guy you like better..or give some lame excuse as to wy I am voting for the guy that clearly lost. Give me a break. Neil easy win.
So many idiots on this site....Schenn got ROCKED and was hanging on for life with his VISOR on. Neil got it off in the firt 5 seconds ignoring Schenns bitch slaps then put it too him. Call them like you see then HOMERS and HATERS. No BS curves or repsect for trying bullshit. He got his ass kicked suck it up and take it.Thats why the voting on this site means squat. And Gunfagger...he chicken out with the aged middle weight Mayers. He fought Parros one of the most feared heavies in the NHL the night before but he was scared of Jamal. Moron.
Good try by the kid but you got to pick your battles, going straight to a heavy weight probably is not the way to go, work your way up. Lucky Neil let up on the guy
Neil clearly won this one but some credit got to Schenn too ... he is really courageous .
LOL at german Rocket. Turn down the Schenn fellating, and Neil hating. Did Neil rape all your mothers or something? Get over it bitches. Neil lines Stajan up, Stajan being a retard tries to avoid the hit putting himself in a knee on knee position. Anyone who has played, or knows anything about hockey will know this, but it's clear half the people here are fatasses who jack off to Luke Schenn. Anyways, Luke Schenn instigates a fight with Neil like a true Leafs idiot, and gets dropped pretty handily. If you're gonna instigate a fight, you're going to get punched around, welcome to the NHL.
the kid knocked neil down and let him back up should have done like the loser neil did and keep swinging, neil has so much class
wow what a leader wouldnt be surprised if i seen A on his jersey next year (luke shenn)
I don't count punches when someone is down. Based on being 18 and sticking up for a teammate and being his first fight...taking Schenn. This kids a beauty.
Won...Lucas gave the school yard bully a good shot, 18 years old, and gave the assweipe a good run. And then we beat the Seniorita's as well!! Sweet night for Leaf fans!
Schenn wins by the curve, Neil is still and always will be the biggest P*SSY in the league. Please reference Neil vs SOMIK (of all people).
Gave Schenn the win here. Sorry neil didnt do anything but punch schenn while he was on his knees. Great job by the youngster
The easiest "W" neil is gonna get this year. about the hit: looks like a knee on knee to me although stajan does try to avoid the hit so i'm not sure this was intentional.
Takes a a man to go after a teenager. Neil can only win going against a smaller inexperienced Rookie. way to go Punk. No decision!
Sad to see that the fighter Neil didn't repect the code and threw a few while Schenn was on the ice especially after earlier in the fight Neil tripped and Schenn gave him time to get up.
Nice check Neil, you hack. Too bad Schenn was totally outmatched. Would have liked to see Mayers go after Neil.
dirty hit neil.. . dink move...ls took his whoppin like a man
It wasnt a cheap shot Stajan tried to jump out of the way. Still like the balls Schenn had to stick up for a teammate. Neil wins though.
Tell Schenn not to lead with his face. The kid will be a leader in the league one day. Kudos. Gunflinger is the biggest pussy on this site. Is Parros smaller than Neil you idiot? Morons! Matt 'Big Pusssy" Stajan moved out of his way at the last second. Any of you ever play hockey, you predjudiced goofs?
Leaf fans, there's your future captain.
Enough about Neil sticking his knee out. He had stajan lined up and stajan tried to avoid the hit. It happens... Neil KO'd the kid, but Schenn knew it was coming and just wants to stay in the lineup.
Neil beaten on the play sticks his leg out, then tries (not very convincingly) to beat up an 18 year old. What a man.
schenn may have landed one, but neil took over and throttled the youngster