January 20, 2009
VS
3rd Period - 8:13
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Derek Boogaard 87% (248 votes)
Raitis Ivanans 2.1% (6 votes)
Draw 10.9% (31 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by niftyweave on January 21, 2009 at 04:54 PM

I didn't see the "clear cut win" for Boogaard. Neither one of them landed anything substantial. Just because Boogaard threw more doesn't give him the automatic win. It's a draw.

Posted by KO22 on January 21, 2009 at 07:31 AM

Solid showing, no decisive winner in my opinion.

Posted by stich on January 21, 2009 at 02:27 AM

Ivanans is one of only a handful of super heavies that can match-up with Boogard, if Raitis had landed that right cross Boogie would still by laying on the ice.

Posted by BigRob1 on January 21, 2009 at 12:03 AM

Was a very close fight. Both landed some shots, Draw in my eyes.

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on January 21, 2009 at 07:11 PM

Good scrap between these two goliaths. Both guys landed some decent shots. Draw

Posted by Riley32 on January 21, 2009 at 06:29 PM

nice draw...boogaard never dominates with that huge advantage...

Posted by Don Berry on January 21, 2009 at 04:51 PM

Why hasn't anyone mentioned Mitch Fritz has a super heavy? He clearly beat GL and never really loses a fight. He's just plain scary out there!

Posted by cementhead33 on January 21, 2009 at 01:13 AM

clear draw. Ivanans landed a couple so did Boogaard. You could tell Boogaard respected Ivanans power. True heavys

Posted by bruiseyoureye on January 21, 2009 at 04:33 PM

wowww....boogard is a beast......boogard gets the win....not even close

Posted by ibled4theusa on January 21, 2009 at 02:13 PM

If Boogie ever attacks in a fight it would be the first time. I saw the game and if Raitis just skates away Boo would be there like the dick he is. Hockey fights are not about "THE MANLY ART OF SELF-DEFENSE" , which is Boxing, it is about taking some to give some. I'm 6'3" and 230 and have thrown with some big tough guys, but derek is a guy that I would close on and accept the fact he is going to hit me but I will smack him in tight and watch him cringe as he always does when he fights Belak. Ivanans won on the fact that everytime he pops Boogie, the oil dereck has to keep from crying.

Posted by brymaster1 on January 21, 2009 at 12:57 AM

great fight.

Posted by coreyviking on January 22, 2009 at 12:32 AM

hey tim daddy, bgl never took down Terry O'Reilly so he's not the best either. get off bgl's bag he did nothing with Chara twice in one game. BGL= BIG goon Loser........word

Posted by Gunslinger on January 21, 2009 at 05:50 AM

Good fight and Ivanans did much better than I thought he might. Both guys throw a bunch with quite a few connecting. Win to Boogey, props to Ivanans for making it close.

Posted by wildfan4eva on January 21, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Ok....so Boogaard wins this one with the best shots. Second, Boogaard is not number #1. He has a winning record against Eric Godard (3-1-0 or if you are a Boogaard hater 2-1-1) , and Belak has beaten him a couple times, but those losses against Wade were very weak, people seem to get too technical around here. If on guys slips and gets popped by a weak shot he get's the loss? I don't know but neither Belak fight was a domination. Laraque just like to wrestle people down, and why not he has so much muscle in his upper body, Boogy does not, he is very skinny actually if you see him interviewing without his equipment on. Either way, calling anyone the best is very hard to do!! I out Boogaard in a potential top 3 spot, but every player has their on and off nights.

Posted by troyt on January 21, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Hey Mikebflorida, your the only one who seems to be totally against Boogs in every fight this year and last. Dont know what your deal is but its clear you just dont like him for some reason. True Belak beat him twice this year but guess what, All top heavy weights lost this year! This was a win for Boogs and both were punching slow thats because they were both at the end of a long shift.

Posted by preciselyfun on January 21, 2009 at 10:19 AM

I am gaining some respect for Boogaard with the way he fights but I would still like to throw out a couple of key words: Eric Godard?

Posted by MNwild8 on January 21, 2009 at 11:25 PM

boogey with another win. can't call him the champ yet but especially cant call Laraque #1, the guys a wrestler not a fighter.

Posted by sporr on January 21, 2009 at 04:38 PM

Boogaard with the win. Enough of the "Boogie the best fighter" crap though! The best fighter is the guy that you can put on the ice more than 10 shifts a game and not worry about him costing your team a goal, taking a stupid penalty or even playing on the same line as your stars. Is Boogaard that guy. No chance. He sucks as a hockey player, can't skate, won't ever play more than 10 shifts and takes up a valuable roster spot all becasue he is big and can take on a guy here and there. He is a waste of space. Sure he's a good heaveyweight fighter, but the best? Not even close. I'd rather have Charra, Belak, Goddard or any number of good solid tough players who can hold their own against Boogaard. Enough of the Boogaard the best crap. FYI-I'm from MN, live elsewhere, like the Wild, grew up with the Stars and cheer on the Avs. I'm not a Wild hater, just don't think Boogie is that great.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on January 21, 2009 at 08:50 AM

Googard landed more with the reach. W to the Boogie man

Posted by wildonefan on January 21, 2009 at 05:19 PM

slight edge to boogaard.. I like how he worked his left hand in this one.. But ripper20's comment to stitch takes the cake.. That s%&t cracks me up..

Posted by woodape on January 21, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Boogaard is the top fighter in the NHL at this time (although he still has some stuff to prove to alot of people). He has so much more poise and control and consistency now when he fights - than he did say two years ago. Experience will do that. Boogaard is also one of the most feared fighters in the NHL. Ivanans looks pretty cautious doesn't he? He should be. Good for Ivanans though ....doing his job. It isn't easy.

Posted by TIRE TIM on January 21, 2009 at 06:59 PM

looked like ae sports fight from 05

Posted by hal29 on January 21, 2009 at 06:15 PM

it was alot closer then the way you voted this fight..boogard but props to ivavannans

Posted by slooptorious on January 22, 2009 at 06:27 AM

Chara vs. Boogaard, that's what I want to see. Boogaard may have the experience on his side, but Chara will have the reach even if it's just by a small margin. Super-Heavyweight Bout.

Posted by holydrums on January 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Man that looked exausting. Too bad Ivanans doesn't have an extendable arm. He threw enough, he just couldn't get close enough to land. Edge Boogaard.

Posted by Leafs2006 on January 21, 2009 at 07:25 PM

Booooooogard! The man is a monster! Kudos for Ivanans to even acknowledge the beast. Boogy still hasnt beaten the toughest guy in the league....Christine Neil......Doh! Ironic statement there of course! Boogy would destroy that 160 lb melon of Christine! Easy win Boogy in this one! Woof woof ....cheers

Posted by Gambino19 on January 21, 2009 at 01:08 AM

Ivanans made a decent showing. i wonder if Boog would be as good if he weren't so giant. Win for the Booger

Posted by Ripper20 on January 21, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Boogie with the win in a decent fight. Both guys scored at least a couple good ones. But #24 with a few more. Hey stich, " If your aunt had a dick, she'd be your uncle!" But what does that prove?....That maybe IF Ivanans landed a big punch he might win a fight?

Posted by bouch19 on January 21, 2009 at 07:31 AM

Boogy # 2 mmmmm! Cant say every heavy weight hasnt been beaten this year because they have!!! I am an oiler fan but G.L. has the same problem every where he goes... thinks he is a player. He still doesnt get it? I thought goddard two years ago was a plummer but.... if anyone is haven a go??? To many upsets! Needs to be a proper tally for guts like thorton and cote who ya cant not love! Love the keen attitude in the east...they are setting a new standard. Heart counts!

Posted by snowave on January 21, 2009 at 01:38 AM

Boogie with the win, but it was alot closer than I thought.

Posted by jdcollins82 on February 07, 2009 at 02:01 PM

not even close, those announcers are homers. Boogs by far landed more punches.

Posted by mitcho on January 26, 2009 at 10:22 AM

little guy getting his licks in.

Posted by hall5875 on January 21, 2009 at 02:01 AM

I live about five miles from the Xcel, huge wild fan, current college hockey player (not D1) and I'll be the first to admit, always admit, that Laraque is #1...no question. But Boogy has made a comfortable spot at #2 with Godard right on his tail.

Posted by BSTnougat on January 22, 2009 at 08:10 PM

Wow, i lost count of how many rights were landed, but to the foreigner's credit he hung in there and took em. Boogaard with a very easy win.

Posted by hank65 on January 21, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Clear win for Boogaard. Went on the attack early and stayed on it. Credit to Ivanans for sticking it out. He has more guts than most who have fought Boogaard

Posted by rowbearprobear on January 21, 2009 at 04:16 PM

booggey looked slow with the win. a good showing none the less. win for the boogeyman.

Posted by bruins rule on January 21, 2009 at 07:00 AM

boogaard with the win in this fight.

Posted by MajorGroove on January 21, 2009 at 01:27 AM

Boogaard with another easy win. Respect to Ivanans for haning in there and throwing but Boogaard landed double the punches. This isn't a great fight, gave it a 6.

Posted by blackgoldfan on January 21, 2009 at 08:05 PM

the boogey man's height seems to elude these anoucers! however ivanans couldn't avoid his fist. boogaard with a lopsided victory.

Posted by Lister100 on January 21, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Habs fan here so get your rage on, Boogaard with the edge, not an easy win. He took punches and didn't lay Ratis on the ice. Boogaard is pretty much the white hype for anyone that can't accept Laraque and Brashear are both 1 and 2. Boogaard is probably the uncontested 3rd. Believe me, I don't like Brashear either but a fact is a fact. You look at Brashear's fights post lock out and he only lost two to none other than Laraque and McGratton. McGratton isn't what he use to be leaving Brashear in his place. There is a preseason fight description between Boogaard/Brashear that Brashear supposedly won. I'd like to see that too.

Posted by mcpuck on January 25, 2009 at 02:56 PM

Watched over and over to see why anyone would call this a draw... Clear win for Boogaard.

Posted by rags1965 on January 21, 2009 at 07:32 AM

"Ivanans is one of only a handful of super heavies that can match-up with Boogard, if Raitis had landed that right cross Boogie would still by laying on the ice. " If Ivanans johnson was 14 inches he would be Johnny Holmes, whats the point, he didn't land it. Easy win Boogaard

Posted by HerbRaglan on January 21, 2009 at 02:12 AM

Against the popular opinion here. I was not happy with Ivanans' showing. He should have had more passion and anger when going against one of the top fighters in the league. I realize he was likely scared but he will not be winning about against boogy unless he shows real wild anger and passion...the way McSorely used to fight..

Posted by ETR on January 21, 2009 at 09:38 AM

Boogaard with the W but it was closer than many think on here.

Posted by Bad Dawg on January 21, 2009 at 01:02 PM

Ivanans def one of the top 10, Boogie still the champ!!!!

Posted by mikebflorida on January 21, 2009 at 09:45 AM

Really good fight. Boogaard with the much better first half, Ivanans comes back and was doing ok at the end but to little to late. Booger with the win. Woodape- Boogaard is NOT the top fighter in the NHL, not even close- he's lost twice to Belak this season alone and hasn't looked impressive at all. Even in this fight against Ivanans, those shots from Booger would have taken RI's head off a couple of years ago but there is RI standing and throwing at the end. The Boogaard homers are pretty much the worst on this site, he wins no matter what in their eyes but in reality, he doesn't. he's slow and big and his size and strength often are over rated. He SHOULD win every fight and doesn't.

Posted by jbaker3924 on January 21, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Win Boogaard. Good fight considering it was at the end of both players' shifts.

Posted by Dampland on January 21, 2009 at 07:09 PM

Did Ivanans even connect on ANY of his punches? He threw a lot of punches, but I saw virtually none connect. Boogaard on the other hand obviously connected with many punches. EASY WIN for BOOGAARD

Posted by penman1188 on January 21, 2009 at 09:45 AM

BOOOOOGEY

Posted by nhloriginal6 on January 27, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Boogaard. No question. Be afraid of the Boogie man.

Posted by MNBonecrusher on January 21, 2009 at 06:24 AM

BOOOOOGAARD, Biitches!

Posted by Blackhawk23 on January 21, 2009 at 12:10 AM

good fight for these guys, suprised Ivanans who go in swingin against Boogey, props to him on that. I gave the fight to Boogaard as he landed more and used his reach to land some good shots.

Posted by staceyb on January 21, 2009 at 06:00 AM

A Boogeyman fight is a hockey event these days. Anyone who wants fighting banned ought to listen to the crowd in the background--everyone was standing up for that one.

Posted by Towmater on January 21, 2009 at 03:34 PM

Good fight for both, Ivanans loses purely based on reach, his big punches just couldn't get there.

Posted by GetUrWigSplit13 on January 21, 2009 at 08:45 AM

win for boogaard..lol..that was funny i gues boogaard grew an inch during the fight

Posted by kimocoyote on January 21, 2009 at 01:48 AM

Boogaard, win, good fight.

Posted by Rmessik15 on January 27, 2009 at 09:08 AM

Give credit to Ivanans for being the smaller of the two. Boogard's reach is almost impossible to match. Good fight.

Posted by Belak_Norris on January 21, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Boggey man with the win!

Posted by lefthook25 on January 21, 2009 at 07:57 PM

close fight but I give it to Boogaard.

Posted by sunny8 on January 21, 2009 at 10:36 PM

I don't quite know what stich is talking about ?? If Raitis landed that right cross Boogie would still be lying there?? Isn't that the point of every fight if you land a big punch its over, I saw a clear and easy victory for the Boogie man.

Posted by goonsrule on January 21, 2009 at 06:33 PM

Boogie won cleanly. I was at the game and after they both went to the penalty box, Ivanans left the box and wobbly skated to the bench and then stumbled to the locker room. He got his bell rung.

Posted by HT1 on January 30, 2009 at 03:25 PM

Big guys. Boog wins. Some big swinging going on.

Posted by sherm2525 on February 06, 2009 at 03:30 AM

Boogaard threw 20 plus punches. i like the body shots i wish he did it more. i say boogey man with the win.

Posted by jmw7 on February 20, 2009 at 08:53 PM

That was a good bout between two big boys,both landed some big bombs.Gave it to Boogs,gave the fight a 7.According to that guy Boogs will be about 7"5" by the end of season!!!

Posted by Jmoy on March 28, 2009 at 03:54 PM

Solid fight. Boogard has not been the same fighter ever since his back injury last season. Not sure if that is what is affecting him but he just is no longer the dominant force he was a couple years ago when he was knocking people out. Ivanans looks to be getting better lately, or at least against Boogs he is.

Posted by kmd19 on January 21, 2009 at 09:46 AM

Wow, Boogarrd made that look easy. He even took a couple shots and didn;t seem phased as all. He's having a great year.

Posted by g_doubleu on January 28, 2009 at 06:05 PM

A lot of big swings and a couple of hands with bloody knuckles. Boogaard wins easily. Ivanans was brave to stand there and throw without trying for the big hug or the Belak spin move.

Posted by Muscles on January 22, 2009 at 05:32 PM

That was a good showing by Boogaard. Not only did he dominate, the domination was based upon good, hard and accurate punching. He has evolved quite a bit from the time when he won only because he was bigger.

Posted by joeye4 on January 21, 2009 at 06:42 AM

Clear win for Boogaard.

Posted by pitt29 on January 21, 2009 at 07:15 PM

I thought this was a good fight. Boogy with some nice shots. Ivanans is still a beast too tho, 1 of few that hang with Boogy

Posted by Chadricco on January 21, 2009 at 09:07 PM

Nice win for the Booger. I was surprised to see this one last so long, as Boogaard was at the end of a (rare) long shift!

Posted by Jellyczar on January 21, 2009 at 04:01 PM

Bombs away.....all Boogaard. he"s #1.

Posted by cambec on January 22, 2009 at 05:07 PM

Boogy hit him on the side of head with some serious bombs. For those who think Ivanans wasn't worse for the wear...he went straight to the lockerroom and not sure if he came back. You simply do not get hit in the side of the head with that much force and say you are ok. Had Ivanans address Boogy instead of alwasy looking away, he would have been hit in the face, however his unwillingness to initiate throwing (all he did was counter) kept the side and back of his head as the only options. Very easy win for boogy.

Posted by Franchise on January 21, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Win Boogaard in a good scrap. He was mad when he didnt get a shot to retalliate vs the Oilers, then when Parros as a no show, so Ivanans got the call. Glad he answered.

Posted by kalismkkr on January 21, 2009 at 08:08 PM

Clear win for Boogaard even though no damage was done. I think that a lot of people don't care for Boogaard because he is so passionless when he fights. His size has the respect of the league players, but until he gets a good mean on, he won't the respect of the league fans(non-homers). It's a shame because he is very likeable off the ice.

Posted by nighthawk walt on January 21, 2009 at 07:08 PM

Boogaard with a big victory,landed a lot more punches and was able to keep Ivanans away.

Posted by boldbilly on January 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Okay the win has to go to Booogie but let's be fair it was close and Ivanans doesn't look any worse for the wear. For those of you saying Boogaard is the best ..........he's not Laraque and Brashear are the best in that order, having said that Boogard is not to far behind........ I would venture he is the best in the west.........But Laraque now he's the BEAST in the east AND BEFORE ANY WILD OR WESTERN FANS SAY IT NOT LEAST ,,,,,,,,,,, JUST BEAST Honorable mention must also go to Bostons' Thornton...... But please let's not bring up chicken little or is it chicken Lucic................L O L

Posted by TheYoungGun on January 21, 2009 at 04:39 PM

Great fight a lot of punches thrown by both. Boogaard landed more. Boogaard with the win.

Posted by Ericstallfan on January 30, 2010 at 04:06 PM

Narrow win for Boogaard

Posted by Medulaman683 on January 22, 2009 at 04:10 PM

boogaard wins, but good bout by boh

Posted by R_Wick33 on January 21, 2009 at 12:05 AM

Boogaard was landing some big punches, ivanans hung in and landed a few of his own. Win Boogaard

Posted by Goon24 on January 21, 2009 at 04:32 PM

Boogaard all the way and what i think is boogaard is a beast

Posted by b.t.wilson on January 21, 2009 at 12:31 AM

WOW what a couple of monsters. Boogaard is one scary mother. I gave him the win as he seemed to land a few more shots than Ivanans, but a great showing by both in a very very good fight.

Posted by seipmoney on January 21, 2009 at 07:08 AM

that was a good fight i always like when these two fight, im not sure what happened to ivanans, but he didnt sit in the penalty box he left the ice after this one.

Posted by boogaard24wild on January 21, 2009 at 04:38 PM

pretty easily goes to boogaard

Posted by acd1 on January 24, 2009 at 09:21 AM

Good fight, edge to the Boogster.

Posted by onyxdragon on January 23, 2009 at 12:06 AM

Boogaard's reach was apparently showing and Ivanans wasn't able to place any decent hits on Boogaard...

Posted by kingpaolo on January 21, 2009 at 04:33 PM

great fight.. close... but give the W to Boogey

Posted by mike563 on January 31, 2009 at 09:16 PM

raitis didnt look so hot boogie win boogie hasnt beaten big goerges yet

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on January 23, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Boogaard controlled the fight from start to finish. Boogey landed 3 or 4 stunning blows, Ivanans fought hard, but not enough against Boogaard. Once my man Boogey beats Laraque we can call him number 1. But still, he is the solid number 2 fighter in the Nhl.

Posted by Pokeysaurus on January 21, 2009 at 09:57 AM

What a fight! About 20 thrown, maybe 10 landed for the Boogeyman. Ivananas held his own, but though he landed a couple solid throws, he never had the 2-3 GOOD pops that Boogaard did. Close fight, but DEFINATELY a win for Boooooooogaaaaaaard!

Posted by tony3966 on January 22, 2009 at 06:21 PM

THE BOOGY MAN KICKS A**

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on January 20, 2009 at 11:38 PM

pwnage by boogey

Posted by RoboSmash on January 21, 2009 at 02:44 AM

Ratislav wouldn't be intimidated.

Posted by wendel17clark on January 21, 2009 at 11:55 AM

If Boogaard is the man then so is Belak. Godard on his tail? Try Colton Orr.

Posted by Sweeney2112 on January 21, 2009 at 11:07 AM

Give slight edge to Boo...don't think it was as lopsided as they say. Not much landed.

Posted by ERossi on January 21, 2009 at 09:52 AM

Win Boogaard, as he landed a lot more. Not sure about the almost 20% of voters at the moment who saw it differently... I'd like to call them homers, but I wasn't aware LA had any fans..

Posted by Pops Ryan on January 21, 2009 at 10:10 AM

When a guy is feeding you pretty good then you are in his range and need to change the distance, either closer to him or further away. Ivanans did not do this. Thus, he lost.

Posted by tomales2 on January 21, 2009 at 02:40 AM

Ok fight though nothing special. Appeared as if it was it in slow motion-plodding.

Posted by azjim on January 21, 2009 at 04:04 AM

Boogaard won, but he isn't the best in the NHL until he beats Belak. According to the announcer, Boogaard grew an inch during the fight. He was 6'7" when it started and 6'8" by the time it was over.

Posted by wildguy12 on January 21, 2009 at 03:22 PM

"The Boogaard homers are pretty much the worst on this site, he wins no matter what in their eyes but in reality, he doesn't. he's slow and big and his size and strength often are over rated. He SHOULD win every fight" You call Boogy fans homers because we think he wins no matter what...... than you say he should win every fight after pointing out his downfalls........ Dude, I dont have a clue what your talking about, you must like the sound of your own voice!!

Posted by Oil Can Henry on January 21, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Ivanans had no confidence and it showed. Clear win for Boogaard.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 21, 2015 at 01:52 AM

Did Ivanans ever beat Boogaard?

Posted by chad420 on January 24, 2009 at 06:49 PM

2 bigguns throwin...win boogeyman,who landed more

Posted by tim daddy on January 21, 2009 at 01:35 PM

that was an impressive show of stamina for two big dudes throwing that much. boogard takes the fight, ivanans did ok though . boogey hasn't taken down bgl so he's not the champ yet. but as others have said here. EVERYBODY loses sometimes so the only thing you can really do is pick the top five in no particular order

Posted by BoogeyRocks on January 22, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Boogeyman with a clear an decisive victory.

Posted by PissToWine on January 21, 2009 at 03:27 PM

Ivanans landed one good shot halfway through, but couldn't make up for the damage Boogaard did throughout the entire fight.

Posted by nuckifUbuck on January 20, 2009 at 11:59 PM

Too much reach for boogie!!!

Posted by Johannes Chimpo on January 21, 2009 at 04:44 PM

nice heavyweight bout. boogy gets the best of it

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on January 21, 2009 at 03:16 PM

A win for The Boogeyman.

Posted by goon10 on January 21, 2009 at 05:43 PM

Win Boogaard, but Ivanans hung right in there. Boogaard is just plain big.

Posted by samtheman on January 22, 2009 at 09:17 PM

Good heavyweight scrap. Advantage Boogaard.

Posted by KidAbe on January 28, 2009 at 04:48 AM

It's clobbering time... nuff said

Posted by TheAsianator on January 28, 2009 at 05:25 PM

Come on you Boogaard haters! Boogaard got the clear win in this one Who is call this a draw/win for ivanans?

Posted by Heavyweight2 on January 21, 2009 at 04:59 PM

They Boogeyman wins another

Posted by DaBomb1 on January 21, 2009 at 07:38 AM

Win Boogaard

Posted by Warcraft3 on January 21, 2009 at 07:42 AM

Ivanans didnt land a punch. Edge to Boogaard

Posted by RhonaMitra1 on January 21, 2009 at 07:50 AM

Clear win for Boogaard

Posted by NoobsRUs on January 25, 2009 at 05:50 PM

Boogaard continues his dominance over Ivanans