December 07, 2008
3rd Period - 19:58
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Kris Versteeg 52.4% (55 votes)
Kyle Turris 5.7% (6 votes)
Draw 41.9% (44 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by Tilty McTangle on December 08, 2008 at 03:02 PM

Can you call this a W for Versteeg? Throwin' them with a kid that played a year of college hockey, that OBVIOUSLY wasn't lookin to scrap. And then you get jersey'd cause you don't wear your tie down, and the collage kid still hits you with a couple. I say Draw, but edge to Turris for holding his own.

Posted by plum29 on December 08, 2008 at 02:13 AM

can't believe the Coyotes let themselves get pushed around like that. where is Carcillo in the garbage minutes? Think Versteeg would have done that to Carcillo? didn't think so..

Posted by Wensinkfan on December 08, 2008 at 10:49 PM

I saw Versteeg fight only once in the minors with Providence and he got killed. I'm giving this crap fight a draw. I don't agree with visors in the game at all. I think if you want to wear one stay in college and sport a cage. I'm still upset at the "new helmet rule" from the 70s. Draw.

Posted by nighthawk walt on December 08, 2008 at 05:12 PM

it looked like a chick fight,wild punches and tearing off the blouses.draw

Posted by Behn Wilson on December 08, 2008 at 12:50 AM

Two unknown visor-kittens try to scratch each others eyes out. Announcer is bang on...fine ém.

Posted by Gunslinger on December 08, 2008 at 05:32 AM

I could'nt agree more with the announcer's views on visors and fighting. Two ladies slapping with no damage done. I was hoping we may get a line brawl but no such luck.

Posted by ofhdhdy on December 08, 2008 at 06:21 PM

Not a very good fight.

Posted by DARCY T on January 10, 2009 at 07:35 AM

crap draw

Posted by shane0mack on December 08, 2008 at 03:40 AM

versteeg got one game misconduct for instigating in the last minutes of the 3rd period and one game misconduct for the jersey tie-down. however, because of the visor, he should've gotten another plain 10 minutes misconduct. half of versteeg's punches came in before turris had the gloves on and once versteegs jersey came up, the officials came in before turris could do much. gotta call this one a draw.

Posted by BAAAAANNERMAAAN on December 08, 2008 at 02:22 PM

Turris showed what a little kid he is getting tough after the refs broke it up.......Wayne crying.....again.....................aside from this fedoruk didnt look too rowdy when he saw his dance partner was walker....

Posted by Sasky001 on December 09, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Not much of a fight. I wouldn't even comment on this one except for all the whining about visors. If you fine a guy for fighting with a visor (especially when his opponent is also wearing a visor) you might as well fine players for fighting with helmets on. Punching a helmet is painful. The league needs to protect goons like Boogaard and Brashear, not skill players like Versteeg and Turris.

Posted by Juha82 on December 08, 2008 at 01:41 PM

Not much of a gfight. Versteeg attacked but Turris was ready givcing back. No winner.

Posted by JETTA KNIGHT on December 08, 2008 at 06:34 PM

4 officials breaking up the fight?

Posted by staceyb on December 08, 2008 at 05:46 AM

Dumb move on Versteeg's part--instigating a fight with just seconds left, which could have and should have cost him a fine, a suspension, and a fine for his coach. Gretzky held up the game with a timeout with two seconds left to argue with the two refs for the instigator call.

Posted by Hockeychick5 on December 08, 2008 at 05:51 PM

Well at least they fight...Girls *like me* Can't even hit! It sucks! Its illegal....This wasn't my favorite fight....soo i think Draw.

Posted by tiburon4 on December 08, 2008 at 07:12 PM

What's up w/ Turris and the stick? Nice scuffle but a draw.

Posted by darkknight9 on December 07, 2008 at 11:47 PM

I hope Versteeg likes doing Herbies. $10 thousand dollars worth!!! :D Good to see some spirit at the end of a game though.

Posted by bruins rule on December 08, 2008 at 08:51 AM

i do not like these fights where guys keep their visors on.pull off your helmet before you fight.

Posted by Livennjoy on December 08, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Turris needs some coaching from some of the older players on the Yotes on fighting. Or, better yet from Carcillo. Plus 25 pounds on his frame might help! I agree with the announcer, they both need to drop the lids with shields on them if they plan to go at it.

Posted by mikebflorida on December 08, 2008 at 09:42 AM

More visored jerk offs throwing punches. The announcer is right, if you drop em with a visor, you get fined like $5,000.00 That'll clear that crap up in a hurry.

Posted by jr_howie on January 08, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Versteeg throws the only punches that matter & leaves a crimson mask in his wake ! Turris should be carfull what he asks for....stick to scoring kid!

Posted by Crooked on December 10, 2008 at 12:08 AM

I hate how everyone steps in when It isnt the heavy weights... its their decision if they wanna fight let em fight...

Posted by Maggie3and Me on December 08, 2008 at 12:53 AM

Versteeg landed four good rights. Turris got in one, but , was swinging wildly Clear win Versteeg

Posted by wuzzaman on December 08, 2008 at 02:31 AM

the NHL should come out and say something about visors and helmets. Take 'em off if you're gonna fight. I still fail to see why Versteeg was assessed 27 PIMs but cause I have him in Fantasy, I'm not complaining

Posted by jjhawksjj on December 08, 2008 at 08:31 AM

I normally agree with Eddie O but I'll disagree with this one. If a guy wants to wear a visor to protect himself against high sticks and pucks flying around that's fine. I'm definitely more old school and appreciate the guys who don't wear them but I can understand why some guys do. As far as the fighting part goes, if two guys square off then take the helmets off. In this instance, Versteeg and Turris are just holding each other and then Turris takes a swipe. At that point, there's NO WAY they can take the time needed to take their helmets off as Versteeg's instinct is to start throwin' 'em. Versteeg landed a couple nice shots. He gets the win. As far as Carcillo being out there and whether or not Versteeg would have done that to him. That's comparing apples and oranges. Versteeg isn't a tough guy and doesn't pretend to be. Now if it was a goon going after Turris then you might be able to say something.

Posted by joaquin on December 08, 2008 at 06:51 AM

I agree with Olcyk here, "If a guy wants to fight with a visor, he should be fined". Absolutely correct.

Posted by yzer19man on December 08, 2008 at 11:16 AM

versteeg got some good ones in there

Posted by tnaveler on December 09, 2008 at 09:25 AM

Verteeg should not be suspened for that, and I agree with the Announcers. if your going to fight, take the Visors off don't hide behind them.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on December 08, 2008 at 09:50 AM

Versteeg with the slight edge

Posted by blackgoldfan on December 08, 2008 at 08:11 PM

i like the "if you fight with a visor you should be fined" coment. i agree.

Posted by cmshort11 on December 08, 2008 at 12:39 AM

Turris is lucky the stripes jumped in.

Posted by blueliner44 on December 08, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Neither one of these kids are fighters it was not a premeditated bout but a spur of the moment fight with zero time to back off and remove the helmets, that happens, both had visors so no one had an advantage. Versteeg landed the better shots before the jersey came up edge Versteeg

Posted by slshbleed on December 08, 2008 at 08:20 AM

I don't like the visor, but when you have guys that don't fight a lot, they are not going to be thinking about the visor. Also, you have fights that start spontaneously- no square off in other words- where there isn't much of a chance to get the visor/helmet off. It will be hard to fix this with a rule. If they fine people for fighting with a visor, it will have some of the same effects as the stupid instigator rule. The whole idea of fighting is that they are policing themselves. They yap at guys that are dirty players. They yap at the teammates of dirty players and then they fight. Let them yap at the guys that wear visors when they fight. Let them police this issue as well. These guys are not fighters. They are not part of the visor wearing problem per se. OK fight at the end of a long chippy game. Edge Versteeg.

Posted by gilesy23 on December 08, 2008 at 05:40 PM

atta boy steegs drop the mitts and keep the points going rookie of the year

Posted by wingnut2457 on December 08, 2008 at 04:03 AM

azjim u have no knowledge of hockey if you don't understand the misconduct penalty.

Posted by chad420 on December 09, 2008 at 04:36 PM

hell ya announcers!!!!....a fine 4 fighting with visors would be a sick rule...they fought like dumbasses...draw

Posted by Spaz on December 08, 2008 at 12:03 AM

that's a pretty even start to be handing out an instigator..especially with that 5 min to go rule.

Posted by Daave on December 09, 2008 at 12:22 AM

Hard to tell if anything really landed... Draw. As for visors, you get a penalty if you instigate a fight wearing a visor, and I'm happy with that. Yes, I'd rather they always took them off, but I think a rule or a fine for fighting with a visor would be going too far. Maybe an extra 2 for fighting with a visor could work; maybe not so much. Leave it how it is, I say.

Posted by jbzig on December 09, 2008 at 12:05 AM

Versteeg is a chump

Posted by azjim on January 04, 2009 at 07:06 AM

Wingnut - I'm saying he didn't deserve the misconduct. Turris hit him, glove on or off, so I don't think that I guy should get an instigator for dropping his gloves to retaliate. The rules get circumvented at times, and here giving him the instigator means a suspension, and the rule's intent was to keep guys who only played a couple of shifts from starting brawls near the end of a game. That wasn't Versteeg's intent. And yes they can work around the rule. The league did it a couple of years ago when Shane Doan went after a Canuck at the end of a game. He didn't get suspended and Gretzky didn't get fined.

Posted by audix2359 on December 09, 2008 at 09:19 PM

Versteeg wins. As far as fining guys who fight with a visor, that's just stupid. The boys in the OHL go at it all the time and everyone's required to wear a visor...they adapt. Visor-punks aren't as much of a problem as the instigator rule is.

Posted by blackhawks33 on April 17, 2009 at 11:37 PM

turris has got to be a pussy and blind versteeg but gotta love the score-7 to 1

Posted by chelios247 on December 08, 2008 at 12:32 PM

guys these are two high skilled rookies that wear the visor for a reason also they are bot inexperienced fighters.