November 01, 2008
3rd Period - 9:31
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Shawn Thornton 65.2% (120 votes)
Krys Barch 9.2% (17 votes)
Draw 25.5% (47 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by PA232 on November 17, 2008 at 01:21 AM

There must be quite a few Bruins fans on here. How do you declare a winner when they both were chucking with some landing? I see a draw.

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on November 02, 2008 at 03:15 PM

Good little bout here. Both guys landed a couple and Barch with the take-down. I call it a draw. Draw

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

Draw. both were throwing bombs, but not to many were landing

Posted by Humper on November 02, 2008 at 11:34 AM

Decent fight, punches that landed were about even. Draw, unless you happened to be listening to the homer announcers.

Posted by 5 for fighting on November 03, 2008 at 03:57 AM

good hard fight from both men. i give it a draw though.

Posted by KORPI24 on November 05, 2008 at 10:51 AM

How is this anything besides a draw ? average to decent fight

Posted by Wensinkfan on November 02, 2008 at 02:35 PM

First and foremost get rid of Jack Edwards-Period. And yeah, I'm a B's fan. Its very very difficult to follow a game with him yapping. Now the fight. Thornton and Barch both gave a good go with what I'll call a draw. A great game to see if you like the Bruins.

Posted by HockeystarIowa on November 08, 2008 at 10:59 PM

Boston Fans that think that Thornton won this fight are a bunch of fucking Retards with Beans for brains. Go have a damn tea party and contemplate how fucking retarded you really are. Probably just as retarded as Bostons fucking professional retard announcers. It was a draw.

Posted by carts22 on November 02, 2008 at 05:17 PM

not that bad of a fight, no damage done really

Posted by HUTCH80 on January 04, 2009 at 11:42 PM

Can anyone knock out Barch! this guy is half the size of the guys he's fighting and still holds his own

Posted by Riomouse911 on November 02, 2008 at 03:37 PM

Barch wins? I thought you had to land a punch to win a fight. Draw in a spirited bout.

Posted by Ragtop1day on November 02, 2008 at 10:48 AM

didn't see a clear winner...both guys landed some shots. good show thornton tough again....barch looking strong.....

Posted by Clark75 on November 03, 2008 at 10:37 AM

Draw, Great scrap!

Posted by lowbrow78 on November 02, 2008 at 06:56 AM

Great fight, but no winner.

Posted by walrus655321 on November 03, 2008 at 08:18 PM

Thornton with a slight edge. For all you whining about the announcers, put it on mute or find the opposing team's broadcast. Otherwise, suck it.

Posted by donkinbuck on November 02, 2008 at 12:06 PM

Barch with the take down Thornton with more connects!!

Posted by mike563 on November 02, 2008 at 10:16 AM

no comment

Posted by tyrone on November 03, 2008 at 05:18 PM

Barch is a terrible fighter. Can Dallas recall Willi Plett or Jack Carlson?

Posted by pmarz1 on November 06, 2008 at 08:36 PM

Posted by gryphon7878 on Nov 02, 2008 at 6:10 AM open your eyes...they were both missing....barch wins... Okay, they both miss according to your 20-20 vision yet Barch wins? Obviously, you have yet to come up for air while giving Barch a hummer hence the lack of oxygen to what little brain matter exists in your head has affected your "objectivity" regarding this fight. Thorton wins this, not convincingly, but none the less, wins it.

Posted by towner35 on November 02, 2008 at 08:56 AM

a few big punches by thorton at the end after switching hands.

Posted by Wild_KO King on November 02, 2008 at 10:12 PM

Thornton finally found someone his size, good match up. A little too much spinning for my liking, but Win Thornton. Thornton is one of my favorite scrappers, a working class fighter.

Posted by Bear72 on November 02, 2008 at 08:23 AM

Thornton took him it was a decent brawl

Posted by mr. putzoo on November 02, 2008 at 08:34 AM

Shawn Thornton pound for pound is the toughest fighter in the NHL.

Posted by bruiser11 on November 19, 2008 at 10:16 PM

thornton can scrap and play some hockey here...throw in 5,6,7 points a year and you're a solid 4th Liner in the NHl these days

Posted by bigdanik on November 02, 2008 at 10:06 PM

vive les combat go nhl

Posted by bostonhockey5 on November 02, 2008 at 10:16 AM


Posted by Behn Wilson on November 02, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Good showing by Barch, but Thornton had the quality shots. These announcers are so bad, that they make Bob Cole sound like Dick Irvin.

Posted by hipchecker20 on November 02, 2008 at 07:35 AM

Sean wins this one. Dallas needs a real fighter.

Posted by RykerHC on November 02, 2008 at 04:57 AM

A win for Thornton, he landed some good punches, whereas Barch tried to return some but missed on most.

Posted by Jellyczar on November 04, 2008 at 08:29 AM

Close fight with the edge to Thornton. I'm sure a rematch will happen.

Posted by PastorJ on November 02, 2008 at 09:38 PM

Once again, anyone who thinks that Barch doesn't belong in a worst fighter discussion watch this video. Barch answers the bell, but that's the last answer he has in this fight. Win Thronton.

Posted by hal29 on March 15, 2009 at 02:16 PM

i wouldn't say thornton is the best fighter in the league but i would put him up there.has beaten the best threw out his nhl career oh yeah and that means you got it bgl,a few years ago he tooled bgl,so yeah i would put him up there and he takes on everyone so..think about it,fucking bruin haters...thornton destroyed call it a win for barch your a fucking idiot

Posted by Muscles on November 02, 2008 at 10:37 PM

Half of the Dallas bench must have been in the dressing room after the game with ice packs on their faces after this game.

Posted by bernie on November 25, 2008 at 02:59 PM

i think thorton is a tarket

Posted by jano on November 02, 2008 at 01:16 AM

Good fight. Win Thornton.

Posted by nepg on December 06, 2008 at 10:23 AM

Thornton wins. He's really good at switching hands.

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

Nice scrap, slight edge Thornton.

Posted by dunno on November 02, 2008 at 01:26 AM

annoying announcer. he gets so excited when thornton lands a punch but i like how he shuts up after thornton gets taken down. thornton with slight edge

Posted by Thunder Cat 2 on November 02, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Great fight, both guys were swinging and was fun to watch. slight edge to thorton.

Posted by bruins34 on November 02, 2008 at 05:56 PM

Pretty good fight. Felt bad for Barch having to clean up after Avery and especially Ott, but that is his job in this case. Barch managed to maintain better balance, but Thornton edged him in the punches that mattered. Good fight.

Posted by 8BostonRocker24 on November 02, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Barch answers the Thornton Bell and takes on Boston's #1 Fighter. Hats off to him unlike that gutless puke Ott. Thornton controlled the fight from start to finish, but Thornton is in a whole different class then Barch

Posted by Bruins29 on November 02, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Good fight. At least Barch was willing to answer the bell that Ott ignored. Thornton was in control of this one, and landed more shots than Barch. He got some lefts in towards the end. Win Thornton.

Posted by qmchugh on November 02, 2008 at 07:17 AM

Pretty close slight edge Thorton.

Posted by JCeltic on November 03, 2008 at 02:08 PM


Posted by staceyb on November 02, 2008 at 05:20 AM

Slight edge to Thornton but Barch hung in there. Great bout! Thornton is one of the best fighters in the East.

Posted by bleight14 on November 02, 2008 at 11:25 AM

this one goes to thornton, more punches thrown, and landed. gryphon7878, open your eyes, thornton was landing his blows, i was 3 rows from that fight and when barch got back to the bench he was cut on the left side of his face, no doubt about it, win thornton

Posted by keithshoo on November 02, 2008 at 07:49 AM

Too bad Barch had to fight for Ott. Thronton wins out of principal. Stars are a bunch of pu$$ies

Posted by johnnymc12 on December 16, 2008 at 01:58 AM


Posted by bruins rule on November 14, 2008 at 11:04 AM

thornton landed the much better punches in this fight.

Posted by coachbolstada on March 05, 2014 at 07:15 AM

Barch made it an actual fight

Posted by mink007 on November 02, 2008 at 07:43 AM

That a boy Shawn.Tough as nails lovin it..Thats why Shawn is Pound for Pound in the top 3 tough guys in the N

Posted by Hell of a TILT on November 03, 2008 at 01:27 PM

Thornton with the clear win......Barch was hanging on and ducking the entire time......Thornton lands a few good shots.......Dallas is in serious need of a good heavyweight!!

Posted by anc2514 on November 02, 2008 at 07:39 AM

Barch won.

Posted by gryphon7878 on November 02, 2008 at 06:10 AM

open your eyes...they were both missing....barch wins...

Posted by amanta on November 02, 2008 at 09:30 AM

Krys Barch kind of dominated that fight.

Posted by CocoQuaker7 on November 02, 2008 at 08:58 AM

Edwards has a vivid imagination. I'm glad I'm not a Bruins do they listen to his shitty commentary?!

Posted by brawler03 on November 02, 2008 at 02:56 PM

That was a pretty close bout. I'd say it's a draw. But c'mon seriously... Thornton pound for pound the toughest fighter in the league? Not a chance.

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

what were you guys watching...draw all the way.

Posted by TBLightningGuru on November 09, 2008 at 04:14 PM

rewatch it without the sound and it's a clear draw. stupid announcers. lol that was funny though how Jack Edwards basically called Steve Ott a pansy lol.

Posted by chelios247 on November 02, 2008 at 01:20 PM

If I hear that idiot say over and under one more time i don't know what. that tool should be calling rope tying contest and not hockey.

Posted by snowboardinmatt on November 02, 2008 at 03:48 PM

Win Thornton, but I give Barch credit for manning up while Ott and Avery were too busy being little bitches somewhere else. And gryphon7878, how can you say neither of their punches landed and then give the win to Barch? You say open your eyes, why don't you open your eyes and realize that hardly anyone here thinks Barch won (and they're right, he didn't).

Posted by marinermoose38 on November 02, 2008 at 09:23 PM

How can you NOT hate these dusgusting Stars? Ott and Avery run around all night, Thornton goes after them, they turtle, then send out Barch to settle the score for them.... and Thornton still beats him down!

Posted by gmr133 on November 03, 2008 at 01:25 PM

Jack Edwards is a turd. Slight edge Thornton. I hope someone televises it when Barch takes Avery out in the parking lot and beats his ass just because it's the right thing to do.

Posted by travist on January 30, 2013 at 07:11 PM

ott is a pussy.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 28, 2015 at 12:57 AM

Thornton just seems to have Barch's number

Posted by dead_golem on November 02, 2008 at 05:03 PM

Barch is overmatched in this one, but he stands in surprisingly well and and shows much more character than any of his teammates. Kudos to Barch for making a decent fight of it, give the edge to to Thornton...though Thornton certainly wasn't looking to fight Barch, he was probably happy to just find someone on Dallas who wasn't a coward and willing to go. Barch and Niskanen answered bells for guys on their team too gutless to do it themselves. Ott and Avery owe those guys big.

Posted by bigdog2007 on November 02, 2008 at 07:02 AM

not alot accomplished here