Other Penalties: Versteeg received an instigator and double game misconduct; Brent Sopel a roughing.
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.
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..
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.
it looked like a chick fight,wild punches and tearing off the blouses.draw
Two unknown visor-kittens try to scratch each others eyes out. Announcer is bang on...fine ém.
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.
Not a very good fight.
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.
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....
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.
Not much of a gfight. Versteeg attacked but Turris was ready givcing back. No winner.
4 officials breaking up the fight?
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.
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.
What's up w/ Turris and the stick? Nice scuffle but a draw.
I hope Versteeg likes doing Herbies. $10 thousand dollars worth!!! :D Good to see some spirit at the end of a game though.
i do not like these fights where guys keep their visors on.pull off your helmet before you fight.
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.
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.
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!
I hate how everyone steps in when It isnt the heavy weights... its their decision if they wanna fight let em fight...
Versteeg landed four good rights. Turris got in one, but , was swinging wildly Clear win Versteeg
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
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.
I agree with Olcyk here, "If a guy wants to fight with a visor, he should be fined". Absolutely correct.
versteeg got some good ones in there
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.
Versteeg with the slight edge
i like the "if you fight with a visor you should be fined" coment. i agree.
Turris is lucky the stripes jumped in.
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
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.
atta boy steegs drop the mitts and keep the points going rookie of the year
azjim u have no knowledge of hockey if you don't understand the misconduct penalty.
hell ya announcers!!!!....a fine 4 fighting with visors would be a sick rule...they fought like dumbasses...draw
that's a pretty even start to be handing out an instigator..especially with that 5 min to go rule.
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.
Versteeg is a chump
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.
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.
turris has got to be a pussy and blind versteeg but gotta love the score-7 to 1
guys these are two high skilled rookies that wear the visor for a reason also they are bot inexperienced fighters.