November 05, 2009
VS
2nd Period - 14:12
2009-2010 Regular Season
Voting Results
Chris Neil 82% (73 votes)
Steve Downie 5.6% (5 votes)
Draw 12.4% (11 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by dogman158 on November 06, 2009 at 06:37 PM

Downie gets big points for sticking up for his teammate knowing full well that the idiot Neil had a lot of pounds and inches on him. Not much of a fight, just am tussle and a fall. Neil will get his next time he steps on Tampa ice.

Posted by gdameo on November 06, 2009 at 09:35 AM

I hate Neil big time but I admit that this is a nice and clean hit. I would love him if he's on my team but he's not so I hate him. Props to Downie but he'll never beat him.

Posted by mikebflorida on November 06, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Downie sucks. Neil sucks. Too bad they both didn't break their hands. Crushing hit by Neil. As usual, he's out headhunting, once in a while his hits are clean, most of the time not. I will never applaud him, he's a pile of dog shyt.

Posted by kryon24 on November 06, 2009 at 09:38 AM

A much better hit than so called fight. Another Eurowuss that gets drilled with his head down. Gotta love it!!! Downie sheets jumps in and gets thrown around like the dryer sheet he is also for good measure. Neil going back to old school hockey and finishing his check. That defenseman should punch that goalie in the chops for setting him up like that. Tampax Bay goes 0 for 2 in the fights tonight.

Posted by balddyd on November 06, 2009 at 10:07 AM

now you see why i was glad when neil got bloodied up earlier in the year, and i got messages about why i felt that way. now you see why. he's a punk and he will get his later this year

Posted by Dave Brown HOF on November 08, 2009 at 03:42 AM

Who is that idiot announcer? Clean hit and a clean win for Neil. Hedmond will learn to keep his head up eventually or he'll end on the same career path as Brett Lindros.

Posted by woodape on November 06, 2009 at 11:49 PM

First of all that is a clean hit. It was also a violent hit, good for Neil. Second, it provoked a response from Steve Downie? OK. So Downie (who made a far dirtier hit awhile back) instigates a fight and gets tagged for the extra punishment, good for Neil. Thirdly, now Neil has an opportunity to pound Downie. That is great for hockey in general because guys like Downie should be pounded out of the NHL for making a far dirtier hit against McAmmond a year or two ago on an almost identical scenario. My only complaint is that Downie didn't get enough of a beating. Can you tell I am not a fan of Downie? I am a fan of Chris Neil...I wasn't before this play but now I am.

Posted by lovejoy on November 06, 2009 at 02:28 AM

keep-your-head-up lesson by Neil.

Posted by Scott4 on November 06, 2009 at 05:50 AM

Slidge edge for Neil. Fight is boring but the hit is awesome :-).

Posted by blazers76 on November 06, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Great hit. And he does run around on the road!!

Posted by shrk33 on November 06, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Nice hit by Neil, Neil takes on Downie for hitting Hedman and owns him.

Posted by Tony Esposito on November 06, 2009 at 07:04 PM

Again, getting ridiculous having a fight over a nice clean hit.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on November 06, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Good hit, Crap fight. W Neil

Posted by piney on November 06, 2009 at 08:03 PM

over just as it was getting started.

Posted by Lafouine12 on November 09, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Neil on firaa!!

Posted by darylfowler on November 18, 2009 at 08:28 PM

wow Hedman got a wake up call behind the net..welcome to the NHL

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 26, 2016 at 02:45 PM

Win Chris Neil.

Posted by QUIGGS22 on November 06, 2009 at 06:34 PM

Great,clean hit by Neil and he then goes and hammers Downie who gets big props for standing up for his teammate.Signed a Flyers fan !

Posted by bigdude on November 06, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Awesome hit.. That's what happens when you play the puck with your head down. I'm surprised the piece of crap Downey actually went after Neil.

Posted by HerbRaglan on November 06, 2009 at 06:55 PM

I dislike neil and always root against him but he made a great hit and beat up downie this time. We should see more of this type of action, it would make a better game.

Posted by billy jack on November 06, 2009 at 02:15 AM

the big sweede ohland at 6;3 watches his country man get smoked and waits for 5;10 downie to fight for them lol.

Posted by CairnsIsGod33 on November 07, 2009 at 01:31 PM

What a hit by Neil. I hate Neil but that hit put Hedman out of the game. Fight wise, like I said, I hate Neil but I gotta give him the win.

Posted by bruins rule on November 06, 2009 at 08:16 AM

neil gets the win in this fight.

Posted by bruiseyoureye on November 06, 2009 at 01:23 AM

clean hard hit.........looked to me like neil kicked his ass...neil gets the win.

Posted by bagua8 on November 07, 2009 at 05:24 PM

Damn...that was downright Wendel Clark-like!! A ferocious hit and a smackdown to boot

Posted by SABREHATRED on November 06, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Sort of reminds me of Drury laying in a pool of his own blood... W Neil

Posted by crono61 on November 18, 2009 at 01:44 AM

big win by neil. i was actually at the game and at the start of the fight neil got a bunch of solid punches to downie's face...too bad he didn't get even more. beauty hit by neil and then ruins downie...amazing minute of hockey. KEEP YOUR HEAD UPPPPP

Posted by marty4pres on November 06, 2009 at 10:08 AM

DEATH TO DOWNIE! great hit

Posted by paddyd on November 06, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Skating with your head down can get you hurt. Clean hit. Slight edge to Neil.

Posted by stizzo on November 06, 2009 at 06:00 PM

FN' A baby - payback is a B-iatch, aint it Downie - FN'A - the refs should have let Neil pound on him until he had a serious concusion or something - hate Downie SO MUCH

Posted by bostonrs555 on November 06, 2009 at 08:24 AM

Neil buries two Dolts in one shift....... The Downer excels once again at accomplishing nothing... Neil handles this easily......

Posted by TML-Mike on November 06, 2009 at 02:02 AM

Nice to see Downie stand up for a teammate. He's not in Neil's league though.

Posted by kurri17 on November 06, 2009 at 01:39 AM

Ohlund should have given Hedman a heads up.

Posted by Iceboss on November 06, 2009 at 09:21 PM

Neil with a great hit , Good for Downie for jump'n in there....

Posted by TormenT on November 06, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Its ok kurri17, Neil was able to give Hedman a good "heads up"...no worries. Domination of that instigating little punk that likes to jump people from behind. Win Neil....no question.

Posted by yeah on November 06, 2009 at 07:43 AM

Win Neil!

Posted by Mackyboy on November 06, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Neil had his jersey pulled over his head by 'Mini-me' Downey! How embarassing is that ?

Posted by mcb789 on November 06, 2009 at 01:23 AM

downie connected with alot great punches to neil face. neil landed nothing. the win for downie.

Posted by champxx on November 06, 2009 at 11:05 AM

easy win for Downie .......neil's an idiot

Posted by bloodchurn on November 06, 2009 at 02:17 AM

Awesome hit.

Posted by swany65 on November 06, 2009 at 01:30 PM

Downie is like a little kid out there against grown men. put on some weight and grow a little to match your balls. That was a great hit.

Posted by BritishRedWing on November 06, 2009 at 07:13 PM

A great, clean hit followed by a fight. Again. I love the fighting, of course, but this is getting crazy. As for the fight, win Neil.

Posted by Oil Can Henry on November 06, 2009 at 01:47 PM

Nice hit - that's the way to play. Lame effort by Downie. If you wanna' get-back at em' - start playin' the body.

Posted by Richterfan on November 06, 2009 at 11:15 PM

A brief glimpse of what hockey used to be like.........................

Posted by big10drup8787 on November 08, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Awesome hit. W for Chris Neil.

Posted by chad420 on November 09, 2009 at 12:32 PM

great hit not so much with the fight...win neil

Posted by ez_mac71 on November 06, 2009 at 09:10 PM

Beautiful hit...that's what happens when you skate with your head down behind the net. Neil also wins the fight. That's a good five minute penalty. One opponent goes to the box with you for five and another has to go stop the little birdies from flying around his head.

Posted by Dave_42 on November 06, 2009 at 11:19 AM

WHAT A HIT! I LOVE IT!!!! !!!! !!!!!

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 01, 2015 at 02:26 AM

neil hammers headman and the dominates downie

Posted by PuckmaninMN on November 06, 2009 at 10:59 PM

Hedman knew Neil was coming and put his head down. Nothing wrong with that hit. Good to see Downie get the instigator on this one. Win Neil.

Posted by ghammer72 on November 06, 2009 at 07:51 AM

Yes the Neil hit was good, but rate the fight you idiots. Downie dominated. Neil got tatooed at 4 times in the face, and could only wrestle Downie (a much smaller guy to the ground). and don't try to say that Downie jumped on an unsuspecting Neil, after the hit, he got up trying to show how awesome he thought he was, and knew full well he was going to get reciprocity.