February 28, 2009
1st Period - 7:18
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Georges Laraque 90.4% (188 votes)
Jody Shelley 2.4% (5 votes)
Draw 7.2% (15 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by bloodyknuckles2 on March 01, 2009 at 10:53 AM

just a different class than jody

Posted by billy jack on February 28, 2009 at 10:42 PM

wow give bgl 2 mill a year heck give him 3 mill,shelly was at the end of a long shift when big goerge skated harder then he has all year to crank boil,he must of pulled a groin going that hard.but goerge looked mad,shelly is on a first place team and playing every game and the guys love him in the dressing room.

Posted by timm0 on March 01, 2009 at 04:53 PM

Amazing reviews. I see people giving GL a KO. I see a couple people gave JS a win. Both are not watching the actual fight. GL had JS off-balance and got a couple decent shots in before JS slipped. Not much of a fight at all. At this point, the overall fight rating here is 5.7. A lot of habs fans, apparently.... this fight is a 2. Maybe a 3 at best. Close to a 6 is way too much credit.

Posted by Killer Bezz on March 01, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Habs blow. BGL is all they have. He can be beat he just hasn't met Looch.

Posted by dorkinheimer on March 01, 2009 at 07:14 AM

Not much action in this fight, but Laraque once more overpowered his opponent with his 25 extra pounds or so.

Posted by thebigbea55 on February 28, 2009 at 11:42 PM

who voted for shelley and draw.?? clear win by laraque..

Posted by Johnny8242 on March 01, 2009 at 02:18 AM

Larauqe got the jump early on Shelly and didn't let down with a flurry of hits to his dome clear win for Big George.

Posted by Jellyczar on March 01, 2009 at 05:11 PM

BGL wins in a short, nothing going on fight.

Posted by seacritt on March 01, 2009 at 10:50 AM

You know what? I'm a lifetime Caps fan and I can admit when Brashear gets beat. Why can't the idiot who voted for Shelley admit when he got beat? Win for BGL.

Posted by vortases002 on March 01, 2009 at 11:20 AM

I'm a Jody fan,,,,and he has fared well in the past against GL,,,BUT this was big George's win.

Posted by hal29 on March 01, 2009 at 05:07 PM

so bgl breaks another one of his own codes...or as he stated in a blog that it is code,never fight a guy at the end of his shift,but yet he does..typical bgl fight..stop bashing other guys for breaking codes unless your going to keep every guy accountable!!!!! cheesy win by bgl..gotta give bgl credit to for take a charging start at shelley from one end to the other.thats real manly of him...laimer as the season goes on.what will he do next.pull a brashear and punch a guy when hisgloves are on.if he does that he will join the brash and MIKE BROWN!! club

Posted by bruiseyoureye on February 28, 2009 at 09:44 PM

laraque wins this easily against the girl jody shelley

Posted by truitt on March 01, 2009 at 02:57 PM

BGL wins, but a very short fight...Shelly was on the ice a long time before fight.

Posted by JayMiller29 on March 03, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Big left by BGL ends it early. Win Georges.

Posted by Behn Wilson on March 01, 2009 at 12:58 AM

Laraque gets the grip he wants, and wastes no time dispatching Shelley. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein... considering Shelleys' looks...coincidence?

Posted by illukka on March 01, 2009 at 06:22 AM

BGL is back and rockin

Posted by Gunslinger on February 28, 2009 at 11:23 PM

This shows what BGL can still do when he wants to. I just wish he wanted to more often. After reading these posts, are there any fans more whiney than Sharks fans?

Posted by Juha82 on March 01, 2009 at 05:27 AM

Laraque with CLEAR WIn

Posted by MJ on March 01, 2009 at 08:23 PM

It's nice to see BGL being aggressive for a change...

Posted by Luque1 on February 28, 2009 at 09:20 PM

Quite poor fight for Shelley had no chance to face him. Laraque domination, as expected.

Posted by moneybags on March 01, 2009 at 06:10 AM

i guess when you are about to be run out of town,its finally time to wake up and do your job...scouts in the stands help too...the liability finally won a fight alert the media!!!

Posted by bruiser11 on March 01, 2009 at 09:20 PM

laraque is ONE of the best fighters but he need not complain, cause he's a fourth liner that should be glad he's still in the NHL! Not that he couldn't hold down a fourth line, but he should know that a montreal team of today isn't interested in putting in the enforcer fulltime! He should have stayed in the west if he wants more of that cause you see the scrappin more out there!

Posted by Thunder Cat 2 on March 01, 2009 at 11:16 PM

GL wins this heavyweight fight. That left hand was unleashed on shelly. Clear cut win for GL.

Posted by ahartnack on March 01, 2009 at 07:58 AM

Laraque - 5 minutes for giving. Shelley - 5 minutes for receiving.

Posted by stich on March 01, 2009 at 02:04 AM

These two had a decent rivalry in the West when Georges was in Edmonton and Jody in Columbus. The last time they went Shelley dropped him but Laraque returns the favor this time with a nice TKO ... these guys match up well!!!

Posted by ptownskater on March 02, 2009 at 10:29 AM

I have to admit that I am usually a homer for shelley, but shelley got whooped on this time. win BGL

Posted by bruins rule on February 28, 2009 at 08:43 PM

laraque gets the win in this fight.

Posted by tleahey on March 01, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Shelley reaches in to grab Bunny..loses his balance and he is toast to the host. Bunny unleashes a barrage of unanswered lefts while Shelley tries to regain balance. Hockey fights are all about who grabs who first and keeps their balance...Bunny NEVER seems to grab on but sits back and waits for the other guy to grab him.

Posted by steviejoe24 on March 01, 2009 at 10:27 AM

fight was too short refs should have let them get back up and go at it,georges won. how come georges is never challenged a2nd time the same game,by the same guy . they usually get the chance.

Posted by crosscheck52 on March 01, 2009 at 06:28 AM

Laraque controlled it. Shelley was looking for the rematch, but it didn't happen.

Posted by pepsigenerate on February 28, 2009 at 09:00 PM

did you see that seventh punch from laraque that just staggard shelley to the ice and shelley got up and he looked like he didn,t know how to react to the situation when he was skateing to the penalty box.{winner george laraque}.

Posted by Kaderson on March 02, 2009 at 07:52 AM

Laraque earned his pay check this week.

Posted by legion31 on March 01, 2009 at 12:36 PM

laraque is the champ !!!

Posted by Ryan44 on March 01, 2009 at 06:12 AM

Big-Georges is bad*@s MF!

Posted by oilersfansylvan on February 28, 2009 at 09:14 PM

GW Georges......unhappy Georges = bad news for opponents

Posted by megatron34 on March 01, 2009 at 03:00 PM

BGL has problems with Shelley? I have seen them fight for years, Shelley never comes close! This is a good example of what has happened time after time when these guys fight.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on February 28, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Nice fight by BGL. Convincing W

Posted by tonydomi1 on March 01, 2009 at 12:19 PM

TKO Big George. Needs to fight more though to stay in Montreal. Hey True Blue 26 what fight were you watching, one from the archives?

Posted by nighthawk walt on February 28, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Laraque showed why he's still champ with a dominating tko victory!

Posted by BAAAAANNERMAAAN on March 01, 2009 at 10:16 AM

not a bruins or habs fan....however, bruins fans, stop thinking that lucic is a top heavyweight.......he is afraid to fight heavies after John Erskine messed him up last year......lucic picks his spots and will get his........

Posted by peekay on March 02, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Laraque owned.

Posted by runky on March 03, 2009 at 01:52 PM

BGL has not done enough of this with the Canadiens but this was one of the best momentum turning fights he's had this year. The team responded with 3 unanswered goals. This is exactly how enforcers want and need to be contributing. Tomales2 - you're a clown. Save the homer speak for the water cooler with your buddies. Judge a fight on it's merits only.

Posted by Shut up on February 28, 2009 at 10:47 PM

Laraque smoked him, and he rememberd the helmet controversy. Too bad for Shelley that Georges fists didn't remember. Laraque even tried slowing down his fall after the big left shut the lights. Guy better keep him in the lineup.

Posted by patb on February 28, 2009 at 11:47 PM

I have no idea how people are rating this a draw or a win by Shelley. He took about 10 lefts and fell down. He was never a threat. This was utter domination by Laraque.

Posted by playmkr278 on March 08, 2009 at 07:38 PM

Another KO for LaRaque. And he stood toe-to-toe on that one haters.

Posted by habsrule3921 on March 01, 2009 at 11:18 AM

laraque gave momentum to the whole team and set stage for the game

Posted by starver on February 28, 2009 at 11:01 PM

What jackass voted this as a draw.

Posted by kfourni on April 26, 2009 at 02:34 AM

This was a revenge match for BGL on losing the first scrap these two had...complete domination on this one

Posted by woodape on March 02, 2009 at 12:58 AM

Lots of Laraque haters out there that don't know what they are talking about. First of all - Georges rarely has to ask for a fight anymore. It is more like, "Please Mr. Laraque, can I have a chance to beat you?" Laraque only turns them down when it isn't the right time for the team - for him to fight. I know this site is only dedicated to fights but there is actually a game going on around the fights. You don't win the Stanley Cup just by fighting. Make no mistake about it Georges has beaten them all and is the king. His lack of fighting majors has more to do with a lack of opponents that could actually have any hope of clearly beating this man. Not Boogaard, not Orr, not Godard, and certainly not a guy named Jody.

Posted by blackgoldfan on March 01, 2009 at 10:32 PM

And this is why bgl is the #1 fighter. Even if he seems to not do it enuff he's still tops and this dominationg beat down is an example why. Nuff said.

Posted by Beast Laraque17 on February 28, 2009 at 08:52 PM

demolition job

Posted by kimocoyote on March 01, 2009 at 05:02 PM

One of George's better showings.

Posted by McCunn8585 on March 01, 2009 at 02:09 PM

TKO Georges. Poor Shelley never lands except on his face. Its about time BGL did something. WTF voted for Shelley or the Draw?

Posted by dlbishop2213 on March 02, 2009 at 01:54 AM

wow, PPV caliber with the 1st round stoppage. For a guy that wants fighting done with Laraque kicks some ass! clear win.

Posted by Happy2 on March 01, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Clear and easy win for Laraque. Also Laraque offered him a revenge but brave Shelley was more interested in going after Brisebois. Brave Shelley also had all evening for a rematch and was clearly not interested. He can now go see his dentist for repair.

Posted by GSP09 on February 28, 2009 at 09:00 PM

George is back. Who said he was finish .

Posted by kylethrashers on March 01, 2009 at 03:54 PM

Shelley gets owned.

Posted by Fightjudge on February 28, 2009 at 11:58 PM

No contest. Chalk up another win for BGL.

Posted by jahforlife on March 01, 2009 at 07:35 AM

easy win for BGL.............lots of people say his fights are too short, but I mean, come on, how is any human supposed to take that kind of punishment for more then like 5 seconds???......I hope Mr. Milan was watching this one. And as far as Shelly looking for a rematch??, In the second, Shelly started roughing up Breezer of all people behind the net and Laraque got right up in his face longing for the rematch.....Shelly did not take up the invite.......

Posted by smichaels10 on March 05, 2009 at 04:31 PM

Why would anyone fight Laraque anymore?

Posted by mjb_17 on March 01, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Easy win for the big man!! some people obviously have to figure it the fcuk out!!!

Posted by Bad Dawg on March 01, 2009 at 04:59 PM

No question, Big george kicked Shelley's butt........

Posted by marclebrun on March 01, 2009 at 08:46 AM

6 to 1 Laraque Nice!

Posted by patou147441 on February 28, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Wham bam thank you M'aam! George is back, bring Boston Pussy aka Lucic.... the sucker puncher. Good job, shelley is a tough customer

Posted by Call-It-Right on February 28, 2009 at 09:53 PM

Easy win for the rock bring on the spot picker lucic

Posted by ogie ogiltorpe on March 01, 2009 at 04:44 PM

Wish Laraque would do more of this and less yappin about his "role"....he is dominant when he sets his mind to it and shows it with Shelley who's no slouch either.....if Georges ever got mean/angry ala Probert he would be unstoppable.....but you just know he will be talking about how he's a hockey player not just a fighter....sigh

Posted by Me4dOw on March 01, 2009 at 07:32 PM

Laraque's win. Laraque wins because his punching speed.

Posted by QC HANDY on March 01, 2009 at 10:48 AM

shelly ko'd by laraque, he's still the best in the business.

Posted by ll Sgt Scope ll on March 02, 2009 at 03:05 PM

George killed him

Posted by untitledsoul on March 02, 2009 at 08:13 PM

that the only thing he do corectly now with the canadiens hockey club ...

Posted by Snowrider on March 01, 2009 at 08:53 PM

Easy win for Laraque!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by cmshort11 on March 03, 2009 at 07:42 PM

BGL with dropped the hammer on Shelley.

Posted by kcodair on March 01, 2009 at 09:14 PM

Laraque is a monster, not even close.

Posted by deerslayertx on March 01, 2009 at 01:28 PM

George likes fighting anybody wearing teal. It is a guaranteed win that way.

Posted by Xeshybrid on March 01, 2009 at 12:35 AM

Well just like everytime Laraque and Shelly meet up...Laraque dominates, i dont know why Shelly even bothers trying to fight Laraque, he gets owned everytime. Looks like BGL is still the Heavyweight Champ.

Posted by Snot-Bubbler on March 01, 2009 at 02:38 PM

Not even close, and Shelley is a "damn good fighter" When George wants to, he can easily beat anybody.

Posted by stephanolo on March 01, 2009 at 09:29 AM


Posted by Duce43 on March 01, 2009 at 12:17 PM

A lot of Laraque haters here.. 87% ?

Posted by Dogcrazy on March 01, 2009 at 01:57 AM

Shelley wins but fall at the end...

Posted by pmarz1 on March 01, 2009 at 06:58 PM

Shelley, hands down winner, georgie never landed a punch except to the back of Shelley's head which should come as a surprise to no one. How do you like this post mcb??? lol Seriously, bgl gets the win with two(not 10 or 15) clean shots. All you bgl coxsuckers just creamed your jeans over this. fyi, it wasnt that impressive and it most definetely wasnt a TKO. Oh, all you ladies whining for Lucic to fight bgl, there is only one more opportunity this year April 9th in Boston since the lowly habs wont be making the playoffs.

Posted by H.i.t.m.a.n 514 on February 28, 2009 at 08:47 PM

WIN LARAQUE...MONTREAL butt sharks ass

Posted by Heavyweight2 on February 28, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Disappointing fight between these two heavies

Posted by stinkeru on March 04, 2009 at 05:02 PM

These reviews are a riot. Laraque won, but didn't do much but swarm Shelley with mostly missed punches. If anyone other than Habs fans had voted much, this would be rated a 2. What a joke. Dominated? TKO? KO? Destroyed? Find another sport to watch. Wankers

Posted by tomales2 on February 28, 2009 at 11:46 PM

One punch by Shelley landed, and 2 by Laraque. Balance problem for Jody as spot picker Laraque waited until the very end of Shelley's shift before blasting Boyle. Laraque normally has trouble with Shelley. All 5 prior meetings were either wins for JS, or a draw. Yeah, I'm a homer but this fight was too short . PS: Gunslinger, you're an idiot. Everyone complains when their guy loses or is in a tough fight. They are our favorites and of course we're going to stick up for them. I know you fancy yourself as the self appointed czar of fighter rankings, but to me you're just a little guy with no life.

Posted by Tiburon on March 02, 2009 at 01:12 AM

Laraque in a fight that had lots of energy but little damage. I don't think some people realize that punches that are thrown but don't connect, don't actually hurt. Also, just to clarify, TKO means "Technical KnockOut" that means that one fighter is unable to continue. Shelly getting to his feet quickly and skating to the box without even a wobble does not equal a TKO.

Posted by Oil Can Henry on March 01, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Not a lot here, but Laraque wins a quick one.

Posted by J.R. Abel on March 01, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Not close. Shelley was dominated.

Posted by azjim on March 02, 2009 at 04:22 AM

Laraque showed what can happen when the champ is motivated. He got everybody's attention.

Posted by chad420 on March 06, 2009 at 10:40 PM

win BGL...him & komi r the only thing goin for the habs...nice...hope bgl leaves

Posted by flanagon on March 03, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Shelley got La ROCKED

Posted by JoMilla on March 01, 2009 at 02:15 AM

Win Laraque. simple.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 05, 2015 at 12:16 AM

Georges is a beast

Posted by chapel9 on March 01, 2009 at 01:48 AM

laraque is the greatest. shelley isnt wasy to ragdoll like that at all.

Posted by flamesgoon on April 12, 2009 at 09:28 PM

laraque for sure

Posted by DrBt on March 01, 2009 at 04:33 PM

this fight does not disappoint, its good to have no previous bias one way or another in an exciting fight like this, all you want to see is violence Laraque in case anyone here is slow

Posted by marinermoose38 on March 01, 2009 at 01:57 PM

Those voting for Shelley or a draw are complete IDIOTS! This is a clearly dominating TKO WIN for BGL!

Posted by TrueBlue26 on March 01, 2009 at 10:58 AM

no doubt shelly won in this bout