March 09, 1997
2nd Period - 12:59
1996-1997 Regular Season
Voting Results
Marty McSorley 91.4% (64 votes)
Mark Messier 4.3% (3 votes)
Draw 4.3% (3 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by dogthedevilfan on October 09, 2009 at 11:45 PM

i hate messier

Posted by rangers247 on May 08, 2007 at 12:13 PM

never liked mcsorley but he got this one

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 20, 2015 at 03:18 AM

Mess jumped Marty and then got owned!

Posted by capsfloors on May 10, 2007 at 02:13 PM

Marty gets the better of Mess in this. Want to talk about over rated? Let's talk about Bobby Clark! Pussy on the ice horrible general manager off it!

Posted by CLARKvMcSORLEY on May 05, 2007 at 02:11 PM

I dont get it, how did McSorley fall down? kudos to Moose for willingness.

Posted by FurnaceFace on May 06, 2007 at 11:30 PM

agreed kutos to messier for his willingness. i think marty fell backwards because he stood on the mesh on the back of the net.

Posted by 5minmajor22 on May 17, 2007 at 12:49 PM

I can't believe that no Ranger jumped in to save the Captain, not that I would expect Bruce Driver to drop his gloves.... I don't think anyone ever said Messier was a good fighter, but he played the game like Gordie Howe, (Gordie was a way better fighter), tough and on the edge. No one can over rate him as a big game player because he was the best ALL-TIME, he did what it took to win, and got away with alot.

Posted by The Peach on May 14, 2007 at 06:44 PM

don't underestimate messier, he was a beast, strong as a bull his entire career. but his heart wasn't in fighting after his first few years in the league. he didnt' want to throw with mcsorley, he knew he popped him with a cheap shot and that marty was going to tax his ass for it. he took a few shots, and that was that

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 29, 2016 at 03:56 PM

All McSorley.

Posted by BruinsAandR on March 20, 2017 at 06:34 PM

What i saw mcsorley beating like 5 or 6 punchs on messier and than messier is glad the refs get in

Posted by coolcatdev98 on May 07, 2007 at 03:10 AM

refs in too soon would have liked to see what messier coulda done

Posted by dmsarad on May 15, 2007 at 11:55 AM

Oh Cmon, Kudos to Messier? The guy threw a sucker punch, got the livign snot beat out of him, would have been worse but the Linesman acutally jumped into to an active fight to protect Messier!! McSorley trips over the back of the net (probably because he was laughing so hard at Messier) and then Messier stands over McSorley like some kind of triumph?

Posted by mdarneille on May 16, 2008 at 05:57 PM

Marty McSorley is awesome

Posted by dirk lance on April 09, 2010 at 01:18 AM

over a decade later, messier is still the one in the record books, and mcsorley only won 2 cups with edmonton thanks mostly to messier and the gretzky. all of you messier-haters on this site deserve to be castrated.

Posted by gmr133 on September 25, 2013 at 01:02 PM

McSorley initiates with an elbow that takes of Messier's helmet. Messier gives him a shot back. McSorley gets in a few. Not much of a fight. Blind announcers miss McSorley's initial elbow. Meh.

Posted by IMPEACH on May 07, 2007 at 06:24 PM

I don't understand the myth that Messier was some kind of tough guy. He threw a few elbows and liked to use his stick, but how tough is that? I'm looking at his fight card; Valeri Zelepukin?!?! I saw the fight with Kevin Haller and Messier slapped like a girl in that one. Zarley Freakin' Zalapski?!?! But when you hear people talk about him, you'd think he was Rick Tocchet or Wendel Clark or something.

Posted by Gunslinger on May 08, 2007 at 10:49 AM

Arguably the most overrated player to ever play the game. Leader my ass, cheap shotting whiny baby is more like it. He is so sucky even Madonna wouldnt have him.