November 04, 2008
3rd Period - 9:20
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Ryane Clowe 60.2% (97 votes)
Erik Reitz 9.3% (15 votes)
Draw 30.4% (49 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by penman1188 on November 08, 2008 at 04:27 PM

close fight.. the beggining of the fight was clowe.. Reitz was better in the second half of the fight..very close slight edge to Clowe, but lets call it a draw

Posted by Joeyxxx on November 05, 2008 at 11:17 PM

I don't think he had all the time in the world to think about his visor to be honest. He has been in a few scraps here and there but it isn't exactly his job to fight. People who seldom fight don't think about their visor.

Posted by dcmac on November 05, 2008 at 06:20 AM

Called it a draw. But if someone starts it with a visor they should man up and take of the helmet.

Posted by Juha82 on November 05, 2008 at 01:54 PM

nice show by both, Clowe was only slightly better. Not enough for the edge.

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on November 05, 2008 at 04:37 PM

Clowe is a little girl for fighting Reitz. Everyone now is avoiding Boogaard

Posted by iceman88 on November 05, 2008 at 08:56 AM

I agree with taking the visor off, but to be honest when a fight happens this quick you dont want to take a chance at getting hit while trying to take it off. I know most guys would be willing to wait. However, some of these guys jump at the fight so quickly that they may not even realize that the other guy was going to take his visor off.

Posted by jbaker3924 on November 05, 2008 at 08:16 AM


Posted by R_Wick33 on November 05, 2008 at 02:26 PM

both land a couple, draw maybe edge clowe

Posted by nixon19 on December 02, 2008 at 05:20 PM

pretty good scrap, have to call it a draw

Posted by Hell of a TILT on November 05, 2008 at 09:48 AM

Both boys landed some good shots.....I give this one a draw.

Posted by Andie041 on November 13, 2008 at 03:23 PM

Well Reitz kinda just let that bounce off his head

Posted by shrk33 on November 06, 2008 at 01:47 AM

Gotta go with the guy with the Gordie Howe Hat Trick! Clowe can handle himself when the needs calls for it.

Posted by Jellyczar on November 05, 2008 at 08:40 AM

Clowe with the nod......decent fight

Posted by billy jack on November 05, 2008 at 01:33 PM

clowe with the win,reitz starts a fight while wearing a visor,wow thats a tough man right their.

Posted by Bear72 on November 05, 2008 at 03:29 PM

Kudos to the rookie for going against clowe Clowe wins fight but it sure was a good one to watch

Posted by blackgoldfan on November 06, 2008 at 10:12 PM

memo to reitz. lose the visor. would of called it a draw if it wasn't for the visor. Clowe with a "W" I want an additional 2 minute penalty for fighters with bout it?

Posted by 1sabresfan on November 05, 2008 at 10:25 PM

Pretty even scrum, advantage Clowe. No real bid shots. Reitz held his own and got a couple pokes in towards the end.

Posted by smallito on November 05, 2008 at 03:31 PM

I've got to gice it to Clowe on the visor alone.. He got a couple nice ones in and I love it when the instigator get's his can kicked!

Posted by SactoShark on November 05, 2008 at 05:34 PM

There is no way anyone should give this fight to Reitz. That's not how the NHL fights. If you want to see the way to fight with a visor, then you need only look over to Douglas Murray on the Sharks defense - throw the gloves down, pull the helmet off, then you can fight. Even though Reitz threw some really solid shots, the visor thing is unacceptable. In fact it should've been a misconduct penalty, and probably would've been called that if Clowe hadn't ripped the helmet off Reitz head in the middle of the fight. Clowe still edged out the win overall, got the Gordie Howe Hat Trick, won the game and sent a message to the Wild bench.

Posted by Behn Wilson on November 06, 2008 at 08:33 PM

Love seeing visor-boys get their due. Reitz fights well and was correctly responding to a goalie whack, but Clowe dominates. and once the helmets came off, Reitz looked scared.

Posted by hipchecker20 on November 05, 2008 at 05:04 PM

Take off your helmet, face shield wearer.

Posted by roy36cairns on November 05, 2008 at 09:12 AM

Reitz takes the loss. He initiated the fight and kept the visor on. Punk.

Posted by DetroitIan on November 05, 2008 at 05:37 PM

Another good scrap. Gotta give Clowe the edge here.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on November 05, 2008 at 12:32 PM

Clowe gets the slight edge, but alot of credit to the rookie.

Posted by OriginalSix on January 03, 2009 at 07:41 PM

Good scrap. Give Clowe the Win. Great showing by Reitz.

Posted by JCast408 on November 05, 2008 at 01:33 PM

"I rather have a Gordie Howe hat trick over a natural any day" Sitting in the locker room with bloody knuckles, "I realized half way through i should of took his visor off." -Ryane Clowe Gotta love this guy.

Posted by PastorJ on November 05, 2008 at 12:25 PM

Clowe takes the win in this one. For a guy who doesn't scrap much, he handled Reitz and landed the better shots.

Posted by sj408 on November 06, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Win Clowe. I hate it when guys act tough wearing a visor. there should be an extra 2 for it.

Posted by Flyersfan4life2 on November 05, 2008 at 09:00 AM

Gave the nod to clowe. Word of advice for Reitz, gotta dump the lid if you got a visor on. He definitly lost points in my eyes for that one. Good job for clowe getting the gordie howe hat trick.

Posted by b.t.wilson on November 05, 2008 at 08:06 AM

Man those spur of the moment fights are usually so much better! I gave the slight edge to Clowe, but great fight from both.

Posted by bentrod on November 05, 2008 at 09:06 PM

I give this one to Clowe. Reitz got in two good ones but not enough. About the visor, real tough guys will stop in the middle of a fight and ditch the lid. It happens all of the time in the minors where visors are mandatory. You just tell the other guy and he'll stop, you toss the helmet, and you square back up.

Posted by grayhares on November 05, 2008 at 02:41 PM

Take away points from Reitz for not removing his helmet. Helmets are for Euro wussies. Even with the visor in the way, Clowe controlled the fight and won a close one.

Posted by PA GI Joe on November 06, 2008 at 09:25 PM

Pretty spirited fight. Reitz had him with some good shots in the early rounds (pre-visor removal), then Clowe controlled it after that. I gave a slight victory to Clowe on points. Pretty much a draw, but I docked a point from Reitz for getting all his digs in while his visor was on. Clowe has been fighting well ever since getting his bell rung by Ryan Malone.

Posted by Kennyboy on November 05, 2008 at 05:29 PM

Not too bad of a scrap, pretty clear win by Clowe, but props to the kid!

Posted by Nick R on November 05, 2008 at 03:35 PM

Clowe won. Reitz couldn't take off his face mask so Clowe takes it off and still manages to get in some good hits

Posted by kayserrox33 on January 19, 2009 at 10:25 AM

it was really good

Posted by STEVEO74 on November 05, 2008 at 09:24 PM

W- Clowe.

Posted by Spon on November 05, 2008 at 05:40 PM

I was at the game tonight. Reitz was throwing his weight around being a thug, aggitating the Sharks. From my view the crowd was HOT and Clowe did better than what the TV shows. Clowe wins this one. After this fight, the Wild lost composure taking lots of penalties. Even if you vote Reitz, the Sharks responded and won the game. *** People are ripping Reitz because of the visor. If a fighter has the opportunity to take his helmet w/ visor off, the fighter must take it off or he is given a misconduct. But what are you going to do in the middle of the fight? "tell your opponent, hold on let me take off my helmet." Sharks Douglas Murray, if they step back to fight, will take his helmet w/ Visor off But if someone already engaged, he can't take his helmet off.

Posted by Ryane Clowe=Sav on November 05, 2008 at 10:40 AM

take your visor off pussy... Clowe with the win ahah... even though reitz did land some good shots... hes still a punk

Posted by staceyb on November 05, 2008 at 06:17 AM

Almost funny to hear Reitz described as a "rookie." He's been playing for the AHL Houston Aeros for what seems like forever. He's a tough guy but Clowe gets the edge in this one. Several of Reitz's shots were on the money, though.

Posted by markshark on November 05, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Clowe is a stud!!!

Posted by Clowes ABeast29 on November 05, 2008 at 07:06 PM

Way to go Clowie! He could possibly have had waited one more second to draw the instagator, and the minor for instigating with a shield. but he said no ill just kick your ass now, and be done with you! haha After the game he was elected 1st star, and said he would rather get a gordie howe hat trick than a natrual hat trick any day! CLOWE IS THE MAN! i still want to see him get revenge on malone on Jan 13!

Posted by Johnny8242 on November 05, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Close Fight I think the end played into Clowe Winning.

Posted by Ragtop1day on November 05, 2008 at 08:49 AM

fight with a visor and you lose.

Posted by tkidu on November 05, 2008 at 03:51 PM

How can you call this anything but a draw? Jesus homers.....and about the visor. When you start a fight; you aren't even thinking about your freaking helmet. Take it from me; I play junior hockey and wear a visor.

Posted by seipmoney on November 05, 2008 at 08:42 AM

decent fight from reitz, wouldnt have expected that he could scrap a bit.

Posted by SKULLDEATH on November 05, 2008 at 01:49 PM

I have to give the nod to Reitz, the right that landed on Clowe's skull made my monitor shake LOL! Fighting with a visor is either cowardly or smart either way, he held his own and landed some great shots!

Posted by Daracefan on November 13, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Not bad for the rookie close fight but reitz kept it up longer.

Posted by kalismkkr on November 05, 2008 at 06:23 PM

Looked pretty even at first but Clowe edged a win at the end. Reitz instigated the fight with Clowe. That isn't avoiding Boogard... although Clowe would be wise to avoid Boogaard.

Posted by ARFF406 on November 06, 2008 at 03:33 AM

I became a fan of Clowe the player when he seemingly beat my Flames into submission last year. I had never seen him fight, and I'm pleasantly surprised. Though I did call it a draw.

Posted by leleuxc on November 05, 2008 at 12:41 PM


Posted by tony0786 on November 05, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Visors are pussy.

Posted by nighthawk walt on November 05, 2008 at 08:29 PM

good fight,both landed some good shots.even.

Posted by gmr133 on November 05, 2008 at 12:51 PM

Reitz gets in a few good shots, but he loses because he starts a fight while wearing his visor. Wuss.

Posted by tomales on November 05, 2008 at 02:37 AM

There should be some way to deal with guys who fight with a visor on. I have no idea how that could be regulated, or even if it could, but it's absurd when one guy has one and the other doesn't. Win Clowe.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on January 24, 2015 at 10:45 PM

Clowe looked like he was in control right from the beginning.

Posted by chad420 on November 05, 2008 at 11:33 PM

clowe needs 2 score more,it seems 2 build his confidence & make him win fights...

Posted by Infa_GoSHARKS on November 06, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Now thats how we are used to clowe fighting!

Posted by hnacht on November 05, 2008 at 11:06 AM

I was at the game and this fight revived an already excited crowd. It was pretty even, but Clowe gets the win in this one. Good fight, and awesome the Clowie got the Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

Posted by Demons_04 on November 05, 2008 at 09:30 PM

Good overall fight

Posted by amanta on November 05, 2008 at 09:43 PM

It was long.

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on March 04, 2009 at 07:46 PM

A slight edge to Reitz.