November 01, 2008
2nd Period - 1:59
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Mitch Fritz 70.1% (328 votes)
Georges Laraque 15.8% (74 votes)
Draw 14.1% (66 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by jcstokes on November 02, 2008 at 12:06 AM

Big win for Fritz. George was ragged and had nothing. Great fight.

Posted by 98semax on November 02, 2008 at 06:40 AM

I just don't get why BGL has so many haters...Everyone is ready to jump the gun by saying he lost to someone... That fight was crap and Fritz didn't land any good punch. Laraque tough, he cut Fritz's eye with a punch. I think that fight is a draw and I can't wait for round two....

Posted by Sasky001 on November 01, 2008 at 11:23 PM

Draw. There are too many Laraque haters out there.

Posted by bluto1313 on November 02, 2008 at 05:47 PM

I would'nt bury laraque yet. It looked to me like a square dance. How can you say the kid kicked his ass is beyond me.

Posted by blues10 on November 03, 2008 at 02:47 PM

that fight sucked. someone tell billy jaffy the ultimate homer to shut the hell up.

Posted by ac23 on April 06, 2009 at 02:47 AM

Holding the guy's jersey and not landing punches does not count as a win.

Posted by CofRed92 on July 20, 2010 at 01:48 AM

this is a fight?!!?? fritz was dancing with him literally. fritz didnt win ANYTHING! you people are f-n dumb. of course laraques not gonna hit him when he's got a damn square dance. fritz didnt land anything either. this was a draw. DEF not a win

Posted by Spop on November 29, 2008 at 11:22 AM

I think you guys emphasize . Fritz didn't domine the fight . he swings laraque throw a lot of punchs but they didn't all hit laraque. George protect himself at the start because of the height of fritz but when he start to punch mitch . the giant take him . BTW Mitch Fritz has been cut and need to pass X-ray to the face while BGL was fine still champ DRAW

Posted by the Jester32 on November 01, 2008 at 10:56 PM

I watched this fight 7 times, and still see draw written all over it. I see Fritz swinging away, but not landing anything. the only 2 punches I seen land, were the ones at the end by both players. I'm not a Laraque fan, but I'm also not a Laraque hater who will jump to say someone beat him just because they threw more punches than him. this was a crap fight, and I think now that Laraque knows Fritz's big gumpy flailing style...look for round 2 to be a clear win.

Posted by Penguins7993 on November 22, 2008 at 02:40 PM

Not a Good fight , Draw

Posted by chatski on November 02, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Fritz used his long reach to dance LA ROC dizzy ,good thing .Cuz man up can result in your first beating.

Posted by mrpimp4 on November 01, 2008 at 10:32 PM

of course you want to give fritz the w for the great effort. seemed like he knew exactly how he wanted to handle bgl. im voting draw but would be weighted more towards fritz.

Posted by bigjcc526 on November 02, 2008 at 08:58 AM

Can't give it to Fritz,just because you hate BGL,or that he's a rook. Pretty much a nothing fight.Draw,but BGL did land the best punch,late.

Posted by Muscles on November 02, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Fritz seemed to control the positioning, but Laraque landed the only real punch of the fight. Draw.

Posted by Lister100 on November 01, 2008 at 11:16 PM

I was going to go with Fritz until I saw his eye. The eye with the take down means Laraque scored the best shot and ended it. really a draw.

Posted by RykerHC on November 02, 2008 at 05:05 AM

A draw. A good effort from Fritz piercing his fighting hymen with a very catious approach, not giving Laraque a lot of room for punches.

Posted by dunno on November 02, 2008 at 01:32 AM

bgl landed the only big punch of the fight. but fritz threw him around like a doll early on. i'll give it a draw

Posted by Art24 on November 02, 2008 at 07:03 AM

Draw. Fritz was throwing plenty but that wasn't bothering Laraque much. But Laraque couldn't get anything going except for the dominant take down. Kudos to Fritz for going with Laraque

Posted by calmlb on November 02, 2008 at 11:05 AM

No offense to those who disagree, but I'd say this was a draw. Fritz did not dominate Laraque, he kept him from throwing much which was good. But Fritz hit BGL on the back of the helmet, with the earlier body shots doing no damage to Laraque. Laraque caught Fritz with a nice shot toward the end and got him bleeding. I'd say this was a slight edge to Fritz for more shots thrown. Slight edge to Laraque for best shot and takedown (which shouldn't count as it does nothing). All in all, draw, possible edge to Fritz as I'm excited to see these two dance again!!

Posted by DARCY T on November 03, 2008 at 06:33 AM


Posted by gmathiak123 on November 02, 2008 at 08:30 PM

It looks at first glance that Fritz wins, but take another look. One punch is all it takes Laraque to cut Fritz open and take him down. I say this is a draw. Laraque isn't undefeated or anything, but saying that he losses this one is a little crazy to me. Draw all the way

Posted by FistofFury on November 27, 2008 at 08:43 PM

fritz didn't win that. he took G down at the end rather can continue chucking em

Posted by smichaels10 on April 08, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Why does anyone hate Laraque? He's not dirty and he's a nice guy off the ice. WTF?

Posted by DJC on November 05, 2008 at 07:48 PM

Great debut for MF, not enough punches landed to call this either way. GL better watch out though, he's got company.

Posted by blackgoldfan on November 02, 2008 at 12:19 AM

WOW. Did i say WOW yet? Its not often if ever that bgl gets thrown around. was it enuff for a "W"? looks like the vote says it is but i think not. Draw on the account of landed punches being about even. nuff said.

Posted by PFATISITHGT1 on November 02, 2008 at 07:47 AM

wow..BGL looked bad..

Posted by phil082 on November 01, 2008 at 10:30 PM


Posted by HABSFAN123 on November 03, 2008 at 03:28 PM

First off, Laraque didnt lose. Fritz was the one with the cut/swollen (right) eye. Clearly thats where Laraque hit him. Fritz didnt land one punch, except for behind the helmet.... and that doesnt really hurt or count. Plus what was the deal of spinning him.... was he afraid to stand toe to toe with Big George.....

Posted by pepsigenerate on March 05, 2009 at 04:53 PM

i don,t know what happen to laraque,but he should have dominated this guy with ease,but i guess he taught fritz was a real slugger that he was gonna do damage, but near the end 'i think" laraque was figureing fritz out real quick, and i,m betting that laraque is going to destroy fritz next time they fight.{i guarantee on it 90%}.

Posted by kfourni on April 26, 2009 at 02:19 AM

close, but i'll give the edge to BGL

Posted by BGL 27 on November 01, 2008 at 10:10 PM

if anything it was a draw... laraque landed one at the end that gave fritz a cut above his eye...laraque is a better fighter than fritz and that is easy to back up

Posted by kniteforce on December 22, 2008 at 07:12 AM

Win Laraque

Posted by kurtenbach on November 02, 2008 at 08:10 AM

Fritz is big ... and was lucky George didn't get a good grip at the outset. He didn't land any good bombs but George did - Fritz had a nice gash over the eye.

Posted by montrealerz27 on November 11, 2008 at 07:08 PM

Laraque didnt fight so well this season with the habs but that was his better fight! Fritz trow a lot of puches but didtn realy landed. Anyway Laraque finish on the top and he cut the guys over the eye! Thats what i call a win.....if you didnt see that u got a problem.......and for all those Don Cherry guys whos things that we dont make good hockey fighters here in quebec : Laraque, Brashear, Worrel, Simon where all in top 10 heavy weights.... Looks like we are the one who gives chances to black dude compare to canada and us

Posted by Milovan on November 04, 2008 at 05:27 AM

guys who threw the better puches, laraque did and he cut fritz at the end. Throwing more punches doesnt mean that you win the fight laraque got him twice at the end

Posted by raf555 on November 11, 2008 at 02:47 PM

your fucking retard or what ??? fritz go take radiography after the fight because i recieve punch and laraque have nothing you dont now fight idiot

Posted by legion31 on November 02, 2008 at 11:44 AM

win laraque,,he landed the only great punch of the fight,,look over fritz' eye

Posted by kevmarjo on November 03, 2008 at 10:17 AM

2 puch for laraque 2 cut :P remember nov 24 bell center the revenge comming soon

Posted by Charrop on November 03, 2008 at 10:14 AM

First fight for Fritz and first cut also... Good job big Georges

Posted by AlexBeezer on November 04, 2008 at 03:56 PM

Laraque cuts the guy, sends him to the hospital for X-rays...yet you think he lost? Man...

Posted by Headcrushazz on November 10, 2008 at 10:34 PM

We don't say the winner about the number of puch they luch Laraque have no injury and Fritz got to go take some X-ray to see if one of is bone face were not broken

Posted by 5 for fighting on November 03, 2008 at 03:58 AM

big georges had his hands full in this fight. finally someone man handles him.

Posted by playmkr278 on March 08, 2009 at 02:54 PM

Fritz threw several punches that look great and electrified the home crowd but in reality didn't really land. LaRaque didn't look great in the fight but the punches he threw he landed. Fritz fought a great fight probably better than LaRaque but like Georges fight against my Penguins' Godard he won the fight even though he didn't look great.

Posted by Peters 76 on November 02, 2008 at 02:34 PM

This is a horrible result. Everyone so quick to give BGL a loss. Awful.

Posted by amanta on November 01, 2008 at 10:10 PM

Laraque was lucky he got on top of fritz when he fell.

Posted by fathavek on November 25, 2008 at 03:29 PM

Who's bleeding n sleeping on ice at the end of the fight? Who's the one who faced and knocked a 6'8 monster? Who's the real winner?

Posted by Beast Laraque17 on November 04, 2008 at 05:05 PM

Gotta give credit to fritz for going with him but just so everybody knows Fritz had to passe radiographies to his right eye that was cut by laraque. Thata why i give it to laraque but i could see somebody voting this one a draw.

Posted by babousca on November 01, 2008 at 09:48 PM

Bad fight for BGL but i thing he win it

Posted by kovalev_style on November 07, 2008 at 09:37 AM

hey vous êtes dans le champ complètement !! ok fritz ya donné 32 coup sur Laraque... Laraque yen na koi.. meton 3 ou 4 de bon.. mais a la fin .. qui kié le plus blessé ? laraque ou fritz ? .. fritz ya le coin de l'oeil droit coupé .. pis ya un oeil au beurre noir du coté gauche... LAraque ya nothing !!! fak cé clair que cé Laraque qui l'emporte à la fin ...

Posted by tko_187 on November 03, 2008 at 07:13 AM

laraque win 2 punch 2 cut the best is laraque

Posted by Munch on November 02, 2008 at 07:05 PM

so many laraque haters fritz did good but i mean not THAT GOOD he got nailed with 3hard punches and didnt do shit after he was cut in two places around his eye lol..and considering the height and stuff laraque did great..STILL THE CHAMP!

Posted by spaghetti on November 02, 2008 at 12:23 AM

Slow start by Laraque but, his strengh help him to finish the fight , Fritz not really touch Laraque...Close one but.., the win to the champs!

Posted by Wensinkfan on November 02, 2008 at 03:06 PM

I saw Fritz in person in the AHL for years. There was no one better at fighting there. A clear manhandling win for him against a true tough guy. There really will be a new heavyweight champ in the NHL providing his game keeps him there.

Posted by Gunslinger on November 02, 2008 at 07:21 AM

No real damage done in this one(mouse notwithstanding) and surprisingly Laraque never got on track. Maybe he was dizzy. Fritz must have learnt his fighting style from Domi. Have to give the edge to Fritz and I look forward to the rematch.

Posted by Bear72 on November 02, 2008 at 08:13 AM

BGL didn't get to hug fritz fritz wins by being more active not a lot of good shots lots of helmet hits good first bout for the kid

Posted by osakaronin on November 02, 2008 at 12:06 AM

you could call it a draw But Fritz had Laraque off balance the whole time. First NHL fight for him and he did well. Laraque will feel that he lost considering he is supposed to be in the elite category and Fritz is new to the league. taking it all into cosideration win to Fritz

Posted by Truk on September 21, 2009 at 07:15 PM

I hope these two match up again so Georges can give him another go. I think the outcome will be much different if he get's ahold of the big feller.

Posted by QUIGGS22 on November 02, 2008 at 04:18 PM

I'll give Fritz the win but I won't give him the heavy weight championship belt just yet .

Posted by shane0mack on November 01, 2008 at 10:51 PM

finally, the islanders have a guy who might actually be able to go toe-to-toe with someone. thompson has played punching bag long enough. not bad for a first fight here.

Posted by mike563 on November 02, 2008 at 10:25 AM

Fritz got lucky this time Bet he won't next time though BG will be ready you can bet on that

Posted by canuckPOWER on November 01, 2008 at 09:51 PM

if this fight went any longer George would win but no dice. Fritz the cat wins cuz George LaCrock wont square up. always with the figure skating couples routine big George is spun out.

Posted by bobbyclark on November 07, 2013 at 01:03 AM

I miss Mitch. Yeah he wasn't gonna score a bunch but nobody would take a run at the islanders

Posted by JohnnYPizma on November 04, 2008 at 08:12 PM

George I love you man but you got beat on this one! Out sized on this fight... like David and Golith

Posted by blazers76 on November 01, 2008 at 09:48 PM

Fritz looked pretty good for his first NHL fight. I know he has been around for a while, but first big league fight against BGL, good times!!!

Posted by Johnny8242 on November 02, 2008 at 06:41 PM

Fritz manhandled him are you kidding me. If Fritz stays in the NHL he could become a top heavyweight.

Posted by forsberg21 on November 02, 2008 at 01:28 AM

You could vote either way and be right on this one, i voted for Fritz though.

Posted by bigty on November 02, 2008 at 12:13 PM

Fritz controlled the fight and landed more, Laraque landed the best shot, but Fritz gets the W on control + punches landed.

Posted by Daddy-O on November 03, 2008 at 02:21 PM

The camera angle does not give us a good look at a lot of Fritz's punches. Laraque rebounded a bit near the end and landed a nice left, but I can't give him the win just for that. If only one of Fritz's punches landed, then it would be a draw, but it looks as though more landed. Edge to Fritz.

Posted by tyrone on November 03, 2008 at 05:21 PM

Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier. BGL is a boring fighter. he loves to do the pu$$y spin move. This weight class sucks period. The only fun fighter to watch is Riley Coyote and he can't win in this class.

Posted by K.O.cur_26 on November 02, 2008 at 08:39 AM

Fritz definately outlanded Laraque here, edge/win Fritz.

Posted by billy jack on November 02, 2008 at 01:08 AM

wow first fight ive seen of fritz and and he gets a win over steroid goerge.that fritz is a big boy.i hope they fight again i dont think goerge will be able to stay on the outside next time,fritz knows what hes going to do,he manhandled goerge from start to finish.but then again goerge is one of the most boring supposed champs of all time.whats he average $100,000 a fight in his career.

Posted by lowbrow78 on November 02, 2008 at 06:52 AM

Did Laraque even want to go?

Posted by Spanky_Jazz on November 03, 2008 at 06:33 AM

Mitch Fritz with his first NHL win. Oh how the mighty have fallen...

Posted by mikebflorida on November 02, 2008 at 02:16 PM

Good job by Fritz to keep BGL at a distance. Seems fashionable to give him a win just because it's BGL. Sure, why not.

Posted by dcmac on November 01, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Have to go with Fritz. He's been doing this in the AHL. Good to see him get the chance to make some coin in the protection business. Anyone who has seen him alot knows he has a couple of clubs but can lack in the balance department.

Posted by King enforcer on December 24, 2008 at 02:36 AM

No one wins every fight not just in hockey but also boxing, mma, street fights whatever. No one goes undefeated. Except Chuck Norris

Posted by Juha82 on March 11, 2009 at 12:56 PM

EDGE Fritz

Posted by GSP Canuck on November 02, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Fritz controlled the fight and outlanded Laraque

Posted by JABUSHFSU on November 02, 2008 at 09:09 PM


Posted by Joe Mack on November 03, 2008 at 05:50 PM

who the fuck is mitch fritz?! and how did he disgrace BGL in his first fight? wow. keep an eye on this rook.

Posted by hogguy2000 on November 02, 2008 at 10:07 AM

WOW BGL with a loss. Gee he should have stayed in Pittsburgh

Posted by Ragtop1day on November 01, 2008 at 10:46 PM interesting to see what happens down the road

Posted by boogards belt on November 03, 2008 at 01:11 AM

Cant wait for Fritz and Boogaard to drop the gloves. 2 monsters on the ice. Boogaard has a challenger

Posted by Humper on November 02, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Fritz wins, but it wasn't overly impressive. Although it was Laraque...

Posted by staceyb on November 02, 2008 at 09:45 AM

Who in the world is Mitch Fritz? He just won a bout from BGL. I'm sure they'll meet again. Isles blew the 4-1 lead in the third and lost 5-4. That matters more.

Posted by jbaker3924 on November 02, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Win Fritz.

Posted by Sukoshi84 on November 02, 2008 at 03:07 PM

Win some of you are calling it a win for GL is moronic

Posted by gdameo on November 03, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Am impressed with Fritz handle Laraque. Am glad taht Laraque finally loses and he kinda looked like he's scared to get close with Fritz. He's a huge player but for some reason he doesn't look like a great fighter? He wins just because of his size advantage. I'll look into Fritz's fights in AHL, maybe I'm wrong.

Posted by BWeen on November 02, 2008 at 12:03 PM

WOOOOOOW We have an new enforcer on the rise in the NHL. Im very excited to see more from this guy. Hes a big dude and seems to be very accurate with his punches. Laraque was lost with his style and can't believe that some people had Georges winning this. Decent altercation.

Posted by CAPSFORLIFE on November 02, 2008 at 04:28 PM

Fritz is a great fighter. If he stays healthy, he will be a top fighter for years.

Posted by bentrod on November 02, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Edge Fritz. I've watch Fritz in the minors a lot and he's had a harder time with small guys while dominating the big dudes. Craig Brunel fed Fritz his lunch a couple of times at only 6'.

Posted by dmac1983 on November 02, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Wow. The 28 y.o. rook takes the top heavy. I would love to see the rematch of these two, which I'm sure will happen, because Laraque will be pissed for losing to a rookie. Fritz with the win.

Posted by Snowrider on November 16, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Laraque loose but Fritz can't be call a hockey player, that dumb bitch his not even able to skate. He would be better in wrestling than hockey.

Posted by sirjer on November 05, 2008 at 11:45 PM


Posted by big hitter 74 on December 12, 2008 at 07:47 PM

Thought Laraque was worried about getting manhandle by a rookie.

Posted by SabresFanatic on November 02, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Do we have a NEW HW CHAMP! And who in their right mind said BGL won this fight?

Posted by brookbanktuff on November 01, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Great showing by FRITZ in the NHL fighting debut.

Posted by Behn Wilson on November 02, 2008 at 02:29 AM

Imagine your first NHL fight is against George Laraque! Great job by Fritz as he kept Laraque off balance off the top and landed a nasty shot at the end. Big debut win.

Posted by Pittsburgh Dan on November 02, 2008 at 09:26 PM


Posted by Riomouse911 on November 02, 2008 at 03:43 PM

Wow. Took about 3 days to get going, but Fritz did a good job taking that decision.

Posted by KORPI24 on November 05, 2008 at 10:54 AM

who is this giant ? awesome to see new, big, composed heavyweights in the league. slight edge to Fritz, or a draw

Posted by brad houghton on November 02, 2008 at 07:33 AM

Fritz with a win over the champ in his first NHL fight...quite the start for the 6'7" 28 year old rookie.....Fritz managed BGL's spin cycle which very few have done

Posted by OneilltheGiant on May 03, 2009 at 06:12 AM

Fritz gets the win in this one as he lands more punches and controls Laraque in this fight....

Posted by Jellyczar on November 04, 2008 at 08:23 AM

BGL is certainly beaten. I'm sure more challenges will start to come his way. WHo is this Mitch Fritz?

Posted by yanndanis89 on February 21, 2009 at 01:50 PM

mitch fritz is a big, strong guy

Posted by barbdives on November 04, 2008 at 09:59 AM

Pretty impressive first fight. Not a Fritz fan. But he did take a big bite with this one and chewed it up!

Posted by BattleAxe13 on November 02, 2008 at 05:35 PM

The champ goes down, it was only a matter of time but hey Fritz has about 5 inches on Laraque. Good fight and I look forward to this Fritz guy fighting more often.

Posted by hitmanhowiec on November 11, 2008 at 05:23 PM

Fritz handled himself very well. Didn't seem like Laraque's heart was in this fight. Maybe he's ready to give it up?

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on November 04, 2008 at 07:52 PM

Fritz did a great job of controlling laraque. Its nice to see someone else win for once. Who the hell is voting for Laraque?

Posted by DetroitIan on November 02, 2008 at 08:18 AM

I've noticed in other Laraque fights, that he tries to get the other guy to swing first then he usually counters with great accuracy and power. But it seams Fritz knew that, and was playing Laraque's own game against him. Making Georges swing first then countering quite nicely. Other enforcers should take note. Wait for George to make the first move. It still may result in George kicking ass, but it didn't this time. Fritz gets the win here.

Posted by SirYohans on November 02, 2008 at 02:10 PM

Wow, I never seen Laraque fight THIS scared. Win Fritz! Way to go, big guy!

Posted by BooSanta on November 19, 2008 at 01:24 PM

Not as good as the moment of History indicates (that being BGL losing by his own fight plan) I'm hoping that this gargantuan Fritz doesn't fight this way against some of the perennial punching bags he will encounter (Yes the world wanted to see Cote go with Fritz when the Isles played the flyers because everyone knows Cote won't just hold on) Here BGL couldn't win his grab-the-Jersey-and-spin-around fight, so he mounted no offense. Looks like BGL will need to go back to basics. Start throwin' them!

Posted by merle johnson on November 24, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Fritz whooped em. Gotta love it. Looks like theirs a new sherriff in town.Bout time, Lacock was played out. His wrestling, and do si do style, is lame . Just get in there, and throw'em.He just always seemed to me,that he was never willing to take a shot.You gotta take a few, to give a few sometimes.

Posted by glovedropper08 on November 02, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Wow! i am shocked a good show on Fritz part he beat BGL clearly.

Posted by rusheetinme on November 03, 2008 at 06:25 AM

Fritz with a big win. BGL tried to spin his way to another win but Fritz wouldnt have it. AMAZING anyone voted for BGL.

Posted by nevak_41 on November 06, 2008 at 02:26 AM

I wouldn't call Fritz the champ yet... but that is one tough kid. Georgie will be looking for another bout and then we will see... good fight though

Posted by JCeltic on November 03, 2008 at 02:18 PM

Fritz with the win. But wouldn't argue if someone voted draw.

Posted by bruiser11 on November 02, 2008 at 01:58 AM

no one wins every hockey

Posted by CairnsNYI33 on November 02, 2008 at 08:04 AM

Mitch Fritz is here! Beware!

Posted by Demons_04 on November 02, 2008 at 04:18 PM

Wow. Fritz dominated Laraque in this fight. Can't wait for the rematch bout

Posted by nighthawk walt on November 02, 2008 at 12:43 AM

laraque got manhandled.never thought i see that!

Posted by Bruins17 on November 02, 2008 at 07:11 PM

Laroque looked intimidated.

Posted by TheAsianator on November 25, 2008 at 10:45 PM

Fritz with the win!!

Posted by Heavyweight2 on December 01, 2008 at 05:20 PM

Fritz with the easy win!

Posted by Wild24 on December 10, 2008 at 04:56 PM

Win to Fritz

Posted by DaBomb1 on February 04, 2009 at 05:23 PM

Who the hell is voting for Laraque? the homerism for Laraque is geting annoying. Watch the video and dont just vote for a name.

Posted by Fightsfan748 on December 10, 2008 at 05:12 PM

Edge Fritz

Posted by Warcraft3 on December 10, 2008 at 10:21 PM

Edge Fritz

Posted by RMKB on December 19, 2008 at 08:30 PM

Edge Fritz

Posted by NoobsRUs on January 04, 2009 at 02:51 PM

down goes laraque

Posted by FightNight7 on December 29, 2008 at 11:16 PM

That a kid Fritz

Posted by Belak_Norris on February 09, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Laraque cant beat everyone! Proof here! Win for Fritz!

Posted by AllDayAP on January 04, 2009 at 06:58 PM

Go Fritz!

Posted by Vukota Hattrick on April 14, 2010 at 07:18 AM

Fritz wins . Fought smart against tough Larauque . Wheres Fritz now though ?

Posted by the kid 61 on June 25, 2018 at 04:13 PM

Mitch had me thinking little george was afraid, he knew this wasn't boogeman. George knew after this fight it was time to retire. George is a good guy.

Posted by mvukota on November 04, 2008 at 01:04 PM

Fritzy!!! Way to welcome yourself to the show!!! Fritz with the win.

Posted by Clark75 on November 03, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Fritz gets my vote for this one. Laraque threw one punch the whole fight. Fritz was busier and landed more punches. Laraque doesn't get the win for his usual wrestle to the ground. I've never seen Laraque connect with any major punches. Boring fighter if you ask me. He clearly lost this fight. Who voted Laraque to win? Let me guess, Habs fans. Typical. They're blind to the fact that their HW Laraque can be beat. With ease I might add. lol.

Posted by thebigbea55 on November 02, 2008 at 05:06 AM

wow, so many big guys in the NHL now.. all these 6'5 - 6'7... never seen so many in the nhl before

Posted by rusty696 on November 02, 2008 at 01:53 AM

Wow, what a way to open your account for fights in the NHL!

Posted by Traynorboy on November 02, 2008 at 07:43 PM

No real damage done but hats off to Fritz for starting at the top!

Posted by scrapnuts on November 03, 2008 at 12:06 AM

Win Fritz. I am shocked. We got a new name in hockey fighting? ...we'll see

Posted by chl37 on November 11, 2008 at 08:16 AM

not close. all fritz. big george a different fighter when he doesnt control style of fight.

Posted by tnaveler on November 23, 2008 at 04:01 PM

Win Fritz. Great fight, however someone should tell the announcers that it isn't his first NHL fight.

Posted by Franchise on November 02, 2008 at 05:19 PM

I gotta give the kid credit, he took on the best fighter in the league, and worked him good. This guy might be the flavor of the week, but impressive non the less. Hope to see alot more from him.

Posted by jRooTes9 on November 02, 2008 at 04:38 PM

fritz with the win

Posted by sickagain on November 22, 2008 at 05:16 PM

What happened to everybody's favorite jungle bunny in this one? BJBL

Posted by tattooedkingpin on November 01, 2008 at 10:09 PM

Good bout by Fritz. gets a W in his first fight against the reigning king

Posted by mr. putzoo on November 01, 2008 at 11:32 PM

Let's be honest...BGL is not a fighter but a dancing bear who likes to wrestle players to the ice. This guy had him completely off balance and handled him with ease. BGL will not hook this guy up again because he knows the guy is much stronger and he can't get inside to clutch and grab.....As far as Cote is concerned, led by Shawn Thornton, their are at least a half dozen fighters in this league who are the same size or smaller who would eat up Cote. He throws a lot of punches that don't land and is a punching bag. IMO he hasn't won a fight this year .

Posted by Locco on November 02, 2008 at 09:11 AM

Fritz is the best thing that the Islanders have going for them these days, He brings excitement to the Coliseum. Keep him in the lineup.

Posted by Hennessey on November 01, 2008 at 09:51 PM

Fritz landed quite a few more. Laraque got one good one in towards the end but Fritz handled himself really good. Don't think there is any question who won.

Posted by Towmater on November 02, 2008 at 06:08 PM

Wow, this Fritz dude must be strong to be able to whip Laraque around like that. Surprise win by the underdog.

Posted by reload on November 02, 2008 at 10:59 AM

dosnt anybody watch,what Laraque did when they were on the ice deserves a suspension.he ground his elbowpad into Fritzs face.i guess he just couldnt handle the fact he just got whooped by a newcomer.

Posted by michaelmcinmo on November 08, 2008 at 09:28 AM

I'm so glad someone gave Fritz a chance in the big time! He is a total badass and will mess up a lot of big fellas in his career, plus he will put a bunch of fans in the Isles seats, nice move!

Posted by heyohmama on November 16, 2008 at 05:52 PM

fritz with the win

Posted by cmshort11 on November 23, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Clear win for Fritz, crown the new champ.

Posted by ratm20 on December 05, 2008 at 10:32 AM

a solid first fight in tha NHL for fritz

Posted by scrapiron wins on December 22, 2008 at 10:42 PM

Great 1st NHL fight Fritz.

Posted by sfrasier on December 31, 2008 at 05:51 PM

Fritz is a beast

Posted by nyrhky21 on January 19, 2009 at 11:21 PM

give fritz the win alot of credit for taking on laraque in his first nhl to see this from any guy

Posted by Stevens Lindros on April 24, 2010 at 06:45 PM

Fritz the Cat whiped the floor with Big Georges Laraque

Posted by LAKINGSNUT on November 02, 2008 at 03:02 AM

what a debut eh!

Posted by Bruins29 on November 02, 2008 at 01:09 AM

This is the first I've seen of Fritz, and I am impressed. He handled the toughest guy in the NHL and comes away with the win.

Posted by dsland on November 02, 2008 at 01:14 AM

Would like to see him go against MacIntyre!

Posted by drop_the_gloves on November 02, 2008 at 09:29 PM

Fritz gave Laraque a taste of his own medicine. Spun him like a top, and pounded him when he got off balance. Easy win Fritz.

Posted by bluesrule08 on November 01, 2008 at 10:10 PM

hahaha that scumbag laraque got beat..good to see it

Posted by jlmcgui on November 16, 2008 at 09:12 AM

Saw Fritz in pre-season, man is he huge. Can't believe that was his NHL debut bout ... but what a way to kick off his career. Won't see him going back down to AHL after this one.

Posted by adambomb13 on November 02, 2008 at 03:44 PM

Fritz showing why he is in the "new breed" off tuff guys who are as tall as redwoods and tougher than a night in jail. He won this easily against BGL and BGL is going to have to rethink his strategy in the rematch. Can't wait to see Fritz go against MacIntyre, Boogaard and Bis Nasty !

Posted by dorkinheimer on November 03, 2008 at 06:45 PM

Fritz easily won, by getting a clear decision on Fat Laraque. No contest on this one.

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Posted by dromano13 on November 01, 2008 at 09:44 PM

Time for BGL to quit the game and start his next career as a purse snatcher!

Posted by speedy17 on November 01, 2008 at 09:38 PM

looks like george didnt get his usual stride.........this fritz is one bad ass dude.......i was at the game with the isles and flyers and although pound for pound cote is the toughest fighter in the league it looked like he wanted no part of fritz............good scrap...althought it wasnt domination i give the fight to fritz especialy when you take into consideration that it was his first fight in the nhl..............The Islander must keep him on the bench because lets face it--they are really just an above average AHL team.

Posted by pitslam on November 02, 2008 at 02:09 PM

HA HA couldn't duck and spin. Maybe Larague could get added to the millions that will go welfare if Obama wins.

Posted by probie83 on November 02, 2008 at 12:26 AM

He was tossin BGL around that was fucking great Fritz is a bad man.

Posted by Hell of a TILT on November 03, 2008 at 01:02 PM

I think BGL has gone a little soft after signing with the Habs......He was tossed around like a ragdoll by Fritzy......Look out NHL here comes a tree that can skate!!

Posted by woodape on January 22, 2009 at 01:47 PM

Beauty! Coming into the NHL and beating the tar out of BGL...way to go Fritz! That is making a name for yourself...good for the NHL.

Posted by BLUESFAN18 on November 02, 2008 at 09:25 AM

not even close Mitch with the spin, I mean win....

Posted by ISLANDERS99 on November 02, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Fritz no doubt. Laraque took a beaten from the new champ !

Posted by teebo on November 01, 2008 at 09:59 PM

wow, what a victory for your first nhl fight! gj fritz

Posted by pucku2 on November 03, 2008 at 03:44 PM

Great job, Fritzie!! Mitch knew what he was doing picking a fight with Laraque. It's like your first day in jail, you pick out the biggest, baddest guy you can find and kick his ass. Now you've got their attention and their respect.

Posted by neutralfighter on November 02, 2008 at 01:09 PM

close fight but Fritz had eye damage at the end so I'll give it to BGL. Fritz had more punches but BGL got the damage.

Posted by Wild_KO King on November 02, 2008 at 09:55 PM

I had a feeling that this would be the year that Laraque would go down, he's grown too complacent. Fritz head him looking like a rag doll at times. Did see much in the way of damage, but Fritz controlled from beginnding to end. W Fritz. Loss to Fritz, loss to Thornton? The king's reign is over!

Posted by MickTheQuick on November 19, 2008 at 04:39 AM

Nice start for Fritz.

Posted by Ceejay on November 04, 2008 at 02:43 PM

You'd think this was monumental according to the announcer. I didn't see much of anything -- then they both went down.

Posted by imissbarnaby36 on November 04, 2008 at 12:29 AM

not really a good fight.... laraque was gettin bitched tho

Posted by Sledneck14 on November 02, 2008 at 08:48 AM

laraque gets spun around by a larger opponent in fritz, no damage done by fritz, laraque lands the best punch of the fight, good job though by fritz not letting laraque get set up and do his usual manhandling of opponents..... draw

Posted by goon10 on November 02, 2008 at 09:29 PM

Fritz is going to be a force. Plain and simple.

Posted by Spaz on November 01, 2008 at 10:25 PM

Not even Laraque's reputation is big enough to earn the draw for him in this one.

Posted by Goo Goo Muck on August 31, 2009 at 09:31 AM

Fritz didn't connect and was bleeding at the end of the fight. Laraque wins.

Posted by georgielaraque on November 04, 2008 at 02:48 PM

How does laraque lose this fight when fritz only landed a couple of punches at the beginning and then proceeded to spin laraque in circles. Laraque wins because he actually caused some damage and cut fritz eye. Throwing little baby punches that don't land and spinning your opponent in circles doesn't get you a win

Posted by theduke on November 02, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Fritz definitely did well for his first fight...but i wouldn't say he won. BGL threw a couple of haymaykers at the end that both connected and then fell on top of fritz. fritz is a big dude and just because he was able to swing georges around, doesn't mean he is stronger...or a better fighter. whoever said that rediculous comment is an idiot. BGL is still the best fighter in the game, hands down.

Posted by bigdog2007 on November 02, 2008 at 12:09 AM

nice waltz

Posted by gmr133 on November 03, 2008 at 12:59 PM

George gets in only one good punch, Fritz (who???) gets in a few. Slight edge Fritz (who???). I'm sure Fritz is a highly skilled player.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 05, 2015 at 12:11 AM

Fritz won, but not very impressive fight

Posted by blackngold on November 02, 2008 at 02:06 PM

down goes the champ

Posted by CocoQuaker7 on November 02, 2008 at 09:05 AM

Fritz wins, but I wouldn't get too excited about it. He spun Laraque around like a top, but didn't land much. I'd like to see hom go toe-to-toe with BGL like a Donald Brasher would.

Posted by rocky7482 on November 06, 2008 at 08:50 PM

hey clarke gillies is back!!!!

Posted by jbzig on December 09, 2008 at 12:28 AM

Fritz is tough. He lumped up King Georges pretty good here. Big Dude

Posted by TBLightningGuru on November 09, 2008 at 04:23 PM

Laraque's clear achiles heel is fighting another southpaw. fascinating.

Posted by walrus655321 on November 17, 2008 at 10:17 PM

Looks like 15% of people on this board are Habs fans or related to Laraque. What a joke that voting is.

Posted by IrishFiveO on November 02, 2008 at 07:41 PM

Nothing like starting at the top! Fritz easily

Posted by Sweeney2112 on November 02, 2008 at 05:00 PM

Looks the BGL isn't the leagues toughest anymore!

Posted by chad420 on November 02, 2008 at 06:37 PM

big win for the trook...looks like troy crowder out there...i always love when the habs colors the hit ice,on their ass...big mac has some competion for a job

Posted by pynkfloid3 on November 06, 2008 at 04:35 PM

nice to see laraque look like a ragdoll for once. if this was this guys first nhl fight i cant wait to see what happens when he learns how to fight for real. big props for fritz. laraque is pretty washed up though.

Posted by barnibizer on November 02, 2008 at 03:55 AM

All Fritz...Not another poor show from Laraque!!?? When will the Laraque bum chums stop voting for him. Perhaps the most over-rayed HW of all time.

Posted by J.R. Abel on November 25, 2008 at 07:30 PM

I really don't see how anyone can say Fritz beat on Laraque here. Except the fact they are biased NY fans. He may have landed an uppercut or 2 early, but you couldn't tell from the camera angle. They swung each other around then Laraque popped him with a straight left. Then Fritz pulled Laraque on top of him down to the ice. I watched this fight 6 times and still don't see how anyone can fairly say Fritz won. I don't like either team and could care less about either fighter. This is pretty clearly a draw. Before everyone gives the heavyweight belt to Fritz and talk about how is the NHL's best fighter, maybe they should wait till he has more than 2 fights.