January 27, 2009
3rd Period - 2:33
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Chris Neil 12.9% (22 votes)
David Clarkson 62.6% (107 votes)
Draw 24.6% (42 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by paddyd on January 28, 2009 at 10:24 AM

I have to give a slight edge to CLarkson from the camera angles that I saw he connected the harder punches. I can accept a draw in this one if necessary.

Posted by bruiseyoureye on January 28, 2009 at 09:34 AM

very close fight......each combatant with a few good shots in there......gotta go with draw

Posted by DARCY T on April 01, 2009 at 08:38 AM

it looked like clarkson didnt wanna continue at the end but thanks to his finish later he turned lost fight to a draw

Posted by Sasky001 on January 28, 2009 at 08:53 PM

Nothing but a draw.

Posted by The Woodsman on January 29, 2009 at 06:29 PM

Solid draw between these two who are quietly building a nice rivalry.

Posted by staceyb on January 28, 2009 at 06:06 AM

Two honest hockey players--anyone would want them as a teammate.

Posted by Cowhoy on January 28, 2009 at 09:58 PM

Neil had the beginning but Clarkson came back just enough to make it a draw

Posted by grousegrinder on March 01, 2009 at 07:17 PM

Not a bad fight, Neil wins the first half, Clarkson the second. Clarkson gives up at the end and skates back away, sappy.

Posted by mikebflorida on January 28, 2009 at 09:19 AM

I have no idea how this is a win for Clarkson. That's a text book draw right there boys and girls. School's out! Both landed a bunch, both still throwing at the end, Neil even wanted to keep going when Clarkson disengaged. DRAW

Posted by b.t.wilson on January 28, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Good looooong fight, very entertaining, lots of beakin'. Going with a draw.

Posted by capsfloors on January 28, 2009 at 03:02 PM

Not sure what fight most of you voters are lookin at. Neil was all over Clarkson in the beginning and by the time Clarkson got into the fight his punches had no steam on them. He hit Neil flush on the face and Neil didn't even budge at that point. BTW time for Chico to hang up the microphone...worst color guy in the business...

Posted by nycbob on January 28, 2009 at 08:23 AM

clarkson sucks, big mouth nothing else. Neil not much better - both duck orr every time.

Posted by powpow on January 28, 2009 at 08:43 AM

Leafs2006 with another homer filled touching tribute. But his is not a Leafs fan. Just a chickenshit that is all talk. Did Clarkson land really anything other then to the helemt??

Posted by moneybags on January 28, 2009 at 03:27 AM

i gotta give neil this, clarkson looked like he wanted out from the getgo

Posted by ShuterMcGav on January 28, 2009 at 10:25 AM

I hate Jarkko Ruutu. As big a piece of shit as Avery, and thats a bold statement

Posted by orjjro on January 29, 2009 at 06:09 PM

I was watching this game on tv, and if you rewind it and watch it in slow motion, most of the punches thrown at neil missed either because they both hit eachother's arm or neil turned. Neil connected cleanly at the beginning of the fight with 4 straight punches, and was much more active throughout. Close fight, but slight edge to Neil for landing more punches. Clarkson did however have the best shot of the fight, but overall edge Neil.

Posted by jgutz20 on January 28, 2009 at 09:18 AM

Clarkson gets a few in once he wears Neil out by hugging him, Neil dominated early so i gave him the win

Posted by jay742 on February 18, 2009 at 12:59 AM

Not great!

Posted by Leafs2006 on January 28, 2009 at 07:38 AM

i can hear it now, the seniorita fans saying...booohooo Neil has the flu...boohoo, he started it the scrap, Clarkson finished it. Clarkson with an easy decision over Christina. I was surprised not to see Christina at the Allstar game...i really was, now, back to my Yarko Tuttu chicken fingers....Cheers! Woof Woof!

Posted by Gunslinger on January 28, 2009 at 05:30 AM

Neil carries the start of the fight and starts strong but as the fight goes on Clarkson gathers steam and pulls off the slight win. Close fight, voters bias will decide who wins this one.

Posted by tyler1 on January 28, 2009 at 06:50 AM

clarkson / connected more punches get the edge

Posted by Behn Wilson on January 28, 2009 at 05:31 AM

Can't stand him, but you gotta give the edge to Clarkson on points. Neil is becoming less and less likable as a light heavyweight.

Posted by wallysy1 on January 28, 2009 at 12:51 AM

always like to see neil get rocked. you will never see neil start a fight from a boxing standpoint. he needs to hit you before you drop the gloves and generally when you are not looking. mikeb florida is a home-oh

Posted by oreilly_025 on January 28, 2009 at 03:25 PM

give it to clarkson bc he lands those few solid rights at the end of the bout

Posted by BozzMan on January 28, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Pretty good scrap...I gave the win to Clarkson for landing the better punches.

Posted by randycard on January 30, 2009 at 02:04 AM

nice props to clarks, he wins clean

Posted by slshbleed on January 28, 2009 at 07:50 AM

It's a little hard to call because the camera loses them a few times in the fight. It was a long fight, and they were at the end of the shift. I think Clarkson land more and better punches.

Posted by chl37 on January 28, 2009 at 08:46 AM

close fight. win clarkson.

Posted by deerkiller.carl on January 28, 2009 at 04:56 PM

This is the second time that Clarkson beat up Neil. He should know better than to step up, or will it take three beatings?

Posted by Juha82 on January 28, 2009 at 05:05 AM

EDGE Clarkson landing more punches.

Posted by nevada777 on January 29, 2009 at 07:57 PM

Clarkson lands the better cleaner shots clear win to Clarkson yet again

Posted by tattooedkingpin on January 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Clarkson had the better fight. W to David.

Posted by T-Time on January 28, 2009 at 11:58 AM

First of all this was a nice long fight. The first part of the fight was won by Neil as he had the positioning, and not allow Clarkson to get his had free. Once Clarkson got his positioning, the fight turned, as Clarkson began to land some really good flush shots. This fight shows just how tough Clarkson really is, as he is more of a middleweight fighter, but has no problems taking on the heavy weights. Overall I have to hand the fight to Clarkson based on the cleaner, harder landing shots!!

Posted by bruins rule on January 28, 2009 at 07:00 AM

clarkson gets the win in this fight.

Posted by MajorGroove on January 28, 2009 at 05:21 PM

This long fight turned out to be a good one. I have to give Clarkson a close win in this one. Love that Neil was throwing both hands but Clarkson's late flurry that put him over the top. Good stuff, gave it a 7. Would like to have seem the zebras let it go a little longer even though it was a marathon.

Posted by TheYoungGun on January 28, 2009 at 09:58 AM

Neil started strong but when clarkson got his hands free he landed more punches. Win for clarkson

Posted by njsteve on January 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM

hey nycbob... clarkson doesn't lose many, and he didn't lose this one. why would he fight colton orr when rupp can easily hand him a beating. name one ranger that has beaten clarkson in a fight. voros? avery? mara? whether you like him or not, clarkson is a tough kid.

Posted by subslob on January 28, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Long fight, Clarkson got hit first, but came back and nailed Neil right in the eye - pretty sweet. I also liked reading that he was standing up for Colin White - who is three inches taller and has 20 pounds on Clarkson.

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 26, 2016 at 02:17 PM

Good fight. Give the win to David Clarkson.

Posted by Devilswede on January 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Clarkson best at the start and also at the end. It was even in between. Win Clarkson. Clarkson has beaten Neil in every fight they've had against eachother, so yeah..Clarkson pretty much owns Neil.

Posted by njteech on January 28, 2009 at 06:28 AM

Clarkie more shots, better shots,winner

Posted by mjb_17 on January 28, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Neil is a pice of CRAP!!!

Posted by macyjohn on January 28, 2009 at 01:33 PM

Clarkson stood up to Neil and landed the better blows! Definite win for the Devil.

Posted by ETR on January 28, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Edge Clarkson, landed af ew more and the cleaner shots

Posted by Jwcolour on January 28, 2009 at 07:11 PM

Great fight... i'll give a slight edge to Clarkson but Neil had him for a while

Posted by gdameo on January 28, 2009 at 12:29 PM

powpow, you must be either really stupid or blind. Clarkson did land a few of punches. One was really obvious at 1:00. Go and look, you idiot. You are the Sens fan so quit being homer and be honest. Moron.

Posted by brymaster1 on January 28, 2009 at 02:59 AM

i hate clarkson but he gets the win.

Posted by shs152 on January 28, 2009 at 09:12 AM

Chris Neil is a punk! I'm glad Clarkson got back in it and got some good punches in there....

Posted by nighthawk walt on January 28, 2009 at 09:19 PM

Clarkson totally dominated the fight.The only reason Neil did anything was that the ref got in between them at the beginning and Neil was able to land 1 or 2 punches before clarkson got free.

Posted by chocmoose2 on January 28, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Clarkson came back nicley to win the fight, . he could have stopped when he first had Neil down, but let him get up to pummel him some more.

Posted by Chill on January 28, 2009 at 01:09 PM

NICE! Clarkson with the clear win. Another LOSS for Neil.

Posted by stanggt3 on January 28, 2009 at 08:13 AM

One of my favorite fights of the year, both guys took some hefty shots and stayed on their feet. Neils nose didnt look so good by the end of it, Clarkson landed quite a few straight on.

Posted by dannyboy on January 28, 2009 at 08:39 AM

Close but edge to Neil...Clarkson wanted out at the end. You could hit Neil with a brick and he would still smile at you. Leafs2006 iS STILL INFATUATED with Neil.

Posted by mod13 on January 30, 2009 at 08:19 AM

These are the guys like to see, both can PLAY the game, and are always willing to go the extra little bit to give their team a spark!!!!

Posted by gmr133 on January 28, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Neil early, Clarkson late. Draw. Neil's just pissed because his team has won like 6 games this year and he has to wear one of those ugly SENS sweaters.

Posted by bigdog2007 on January 28, 2009 at 03:43 PM

Sens fan here. I would say draw or edge to Clarkson. Most of the fight Clarkson was hanging on, but I think he landed the better shots. Not one of Neil's better fights this year. See Flyers fans? That is called an objective review........had it been Cote not Neil we would have had "Domination" comments. Devilswede, you are a moron. Neil clearly won the start of the bout.

Posted by cji1065 on January 28, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Edge to Clarkson,good action but didn't see much power in the punches

Posted by Oil Can Henry on January 29, 2009 at 02:53 PM

Pretty-good fight / kinda' close. Clarkson gets the edge by coming-on at the end.

Posted by chad420 on January 28, 2009 at 10:49 PM

good fight...a 7...slight edge DC...landing more & cleaner,plus better wind

Posted by nthawk41 on April 08, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Neil had the edge at the start b/c Clarkson was tied up. But Clarkson gained the momentum in the scrap and by the end was the better fighter.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 01, 2015 at 02:13 AM

not what I was expecting here, as clarcksson really took it to neil in this slobber knocker.

Posted by mbgrocki on February 24, 2009 at 04:12 PM

i wish he kept going instead of ending it, but i think clarkson won anyway