Clear draw IMO
I'm a Nucks homer, but this is a draw. The fact that the Ripper didn't get his head knocked off makes up for the fact that he received more than he gave. He doesn't win every fight, but he's definitely IN every fight.
win Rypien but it wasn't a dominating win. Rypien is a weak puncher and cares more about his faggy defense then anything. Close win as Boris landed the harder punches and Rypien landed the softer girly punches. Yeah no Valabik didn't get dropped, he went off balance. Yeah Rypien is a boxer and cares about his defense not doing him to good now. Boxing on skates is not affective. Rypien is a weak ass puncher.
The jersey over the head at the end doesnt make up the beats Rick took earlier. Draw
Have to go draw..... i dislike the big valabik, but can only give Rypien a draw.
A jersey over the head does not a win make... but it does turn a Valabik edge into a draw. Rypien shows his iron man quality again. I'd like to see him go with someone else with stamina like Jim Vandermeer.
Draw. Even though Rypien got the Jersey over the head, he didn't win that fight. He is damn strong, though.
Have to go Draw with this one (and could see edge to Boris) because of volume and damaging punches. Ripper jersyed him at the end but The Big Dopey Commie landed a couple of bombs early and Rick stayed in there. Should've been a massacre because of the size advantage but as usual Rick withstood the early flurry to finish strong. He is the only good thing about the Canucks. Boris must have taken the Parros Balancing Class. If he figures that out, he could be a dangerous fighter later on.
Good even fight I like rypien as much as anyone but he does not win every fight sometimes its a draw or he doesnt win at all.Leafs suck!!!
This is a draw hands down.. so much bias on this board its crazy... Valabik had the early edge and controlled rypien until rypien got the jersey up. Those punches didnt really hit much. A cut on the face of Rypien and not a mark on Valabik... because of the size difference and the fact that rypien finished strong its scored a draw.
Boris was better, but at end he made little mistake.
Great fight. Boris early. Rick late. This makes it a draw in my opinion. Both guys landed at different stages.
Nice job Rypien!
Rypien holds out on the bigger Valabik and then capitalizes towards the end. Win for Rypien
ok first of all valabik is soft.com. he thought rypien wanting to fight him was funny cuz the ripper is smaller than him. guess he should have thought twice here as the ripper more than held is own. again valabik is big but hes soft.
kanes a chicken shit,and big boris got pounded and went down before he got knocked senseless,tootoo droped big boris last year.
Win to Ripper, you got to take a few to give a few. Typical Euro who picks on a smaller guy but got the pounding the sack of #$%& deserved!!!!!!!!
Big Boris should be embarrassed. Win Ripper. Hello? Morons- it's how the fight ends, not how it starts or who SHOULD win.
Easy win for Rypien. Beat down Valabik.
Nice fight by the Ripper. Gets another W
Valabik had a chance, but failed to capitalize. Rypien is a very good fighter. RR gets the W.
When a guy FALLS to the ice he doesn't automatically lose...it goes to the judges, but when he intentionally takes a knee, the way 'ol Boris did, then that equates to a tap-out to me. MMA fighters can be getting the worst of a fight, but if they can put a guy in a vulnerable position and make him quit then they get the W. Love that patented forearm block...he's still the only one I've seen use it.
When the opponent takes a knee, the other guy wins. Valabik didn't trip, he went down voluntarily to end the fight. Rypien wins.
It was close, but you have to give Rypien the decision based on size disadvantage. And, Boris is a chump for laughing at Rypien at the start, then dropping to his knee's at the end. This ain't czechoslovakia boris, the scrappers here aren't scared of you just because you're big.
Rick Rypien with another impressive victory. Although, he was fighting Boris Valabik who is a terrible fighter. Looks good on him after acting as though he would dominate Rypien. Love how Ryp blocks with his left. Serious skillz. Valabik's $hit!
rypien.. mostly because he gives up like 7 inches and 60-70 pounds to the guy
I don't like Rypien but he gets my vote for the win.
Rick Rypien rules.
Win Rypien but it was pretty close for awhile. I really don't know how you could see it any other way. Rypien took some solid shots and then started feeding Valabik at the end, which made Valabik turtle. Turtling is the equivalent to giving up/tapping out and the linsemen had to jump in there to save Valabik after he turtles. So if a guy gives up, he loses... PERIOD! Hopefully this will put to rest all you Rypien haters who were whining like little babies about Rypien only fighting these monsters who can't fight. Well Valabik CAN fight. When he was in the OHL, he was widely considered the very toughest guy in the league and will probably make a name for himself in the NHL too. Someday Rypien probably will get a beating from one of these giants but it wasn't today.
I give the W to Ripper for fighting a guy that outweighs him by 60lbs. The kid is a gamer. Please don't try this with Boogey though!
Rdge to Rypien by the slightest of margins. Valabik was doing just fine until he got the jersey over his head. Really though, whenever Rypien fights someone who is so far out of his weight class that he could/should get just demolished with a single solid punch, yet doesn't, it's a victory.
Got to like Rypien....
Rick Pitbull Rypien with another W
Rypien is probably the most skilled fighter in the NHL right now, win.
Boris was humiliated.
rypien takes care of the big dumb euro. no big deal
Rip Van Winkle schools another bigger guy. Hey Cote, you are not the best "pound for pound" any more.
That was great to watch! I like how on the additional feed they cut the feed a little quick when Rypien was pounding Valabik...that had to be the Atlanta feed.
Nice fight, Rypien's a pitbull, no doubt about it
EDGE Rypien, he took over clearly later.
cya boris , rypien the new domi?
Rypien outsmarts the big oaf by letting Valabik tie himself up by trying to get his arm out and letting go at the proper moment, thus beating him with that free hand.... freakin work of art man, win to R squared...
How anyone can pick Valabik for the win is beyond me. This isn't professional boxing, you don't score points, it's hockey, and the last man standing wins. When the linesmen jump in to save your butt, you loose. Valabik looses.
Rick Rypien chopped him down like a 7ft christmas tree. Damn, these 7ft europeans should learn that even they are no match for 5'10 Canadians! LOL! Imagine how deflating it is to be 7" taller and 60lbs heavier than Rypien, and hitting him with EVERYTHING you got, and you can't knock the little guy down. The the little guy comes back and beats your eurotrash head into the ice. This is boner-ific! To think Rypien played with the Manitoba Moose all those years, and I didn't get to many of his games. Shame on me.
Once again The Ripper saws down dumbass trees like Huskavana. I love it when NHL chumps think they are going to do something and the Pitbull saws 'em down and make 'em beg for mercy...welcome Boris you're just another victime kid...view hockfights before you fight knucklehead.
Rypien is the #1 contender for MW Champ. When he fights and beats Cam Janssen, I'll gladly give him the title. Fight wise, Ryp fights smart in the beginning and the dominates Valabik. Win Rypien
rypien gets the win in this fight.
Rypein's proves it's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters but rather the size of the fight in the dog.
Rypien once again proves he is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the league. The 41lb weight difference is misleading because it doesn't factor in the weight of Rypien's brass ones. Valabik takes on a lose-lose situation meanwhile the legend of Ripper continues to grow....
Rypien dominated. Linesmaen had to step in when Valabik was down after getting and while getting pummeled...
rick rypiennnn sickest fighter in the game. this guy should quit. thats embarassing. talking sh*t before the fight and then gets dummied. awful.
First half was pretty much grappling, but Rypien wins the last half. I'm giving it to Rypien. I mean how do you not get destroyed when you are down by 7 inches and 50 pounds? Rypien is crazy. Just unbelievable. I have no clue how he can do this with someone so much larger. Congrats Rypien. He proves a saying I've never liked or thought much of... till now... "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."
Rypien wins but is pretty lucky in the process. Valabik should have easily won but Rypien out worked him. I think Valabik thought it was going to be easy or something. Then he ends up getting undressed by a much smaller opponent. I bet he's still bugged by the whole thing. We'll see if he goes after Boogie tonight. That could get messy.
Rypien with the win. Love how rick takes a beating and then turns the tide to finish strong. good tilt
Little guy takes down big guy
Rypien shows amazing strength holding off a mammoth opponent, and gets the better shots in.
ripper's an animal, thank god he's on my team oh and btw he would kill tootoo anyday!!!
This was a good fight. Nothing amazing, and not fight of the year in my opinion, but definitely one to remember. Rypien challenging a guy with almost 70 lbs on him and definitely more reach is nothing short of courageous. I give this one to Rypien, he lands more shots, doesn't smack his hand into the glass like Valabik does, and ultimately takes Valabik down. Gotta give Valabik those early hits though, the ones that didnt glance were heavy for sure, but Rypien took them in stride and held on for the win. Congrats Rick Rypien!
Very close for me to call, but a nice come from behind win for Rypien.
Rypien takes it. Sorry to say but a jearsy wrap will almost always get the win unless the guy pulls off a quik exit. But if a guy finishes a fight that way you pretty much have to give it to him.
Rypien is pound for pound the best fighter in the game. I really wish he had challenged Boogaard tonight but Rypien is way more valuable to his team than Boogaard, so it would be a bad trade off!
David and Goliath.
Ripper takes down another giant.......
Rypien with the win here... when you make a guy that is a foot taller than you and outweighs you by 60lbs take a knee with 3 punches... gotta give it to him.
Rypien takes down the giant.
Valabik ends up hiding and hoping that the refs will save him... That's either sad or a real testament to Rypien. Yes, Boris landed some good shots, but for a guy to be so much bigger than his opponent and to end up jersied and being beaten down, that really says a lot about how good Rypien is. Simply amazing. Rypien with another incredible win.
dear homers thrasher with the win signed fan of neither team, early blast took win over late flurry by your boyman
BV gets embarrassed in front of 20 000 and his bench smirking away until the refs bailed him out with his jersey 'round his head....big puss....anyone who could credit BV after this must have lost to many fights to their little brother growing up. "Shultz09 calling code violations? do you play soccer or something? Anyone repping Shultz and calling code obviously has no idea what Shultz was like as an ahem "enforcer". dude was one of the cheapest ever.....if you get jerseyed by someone 8" shorter than you, maybe its time to consider cutting off the blade and having a try at ringette. Rypien; humbling wannabes one at a time.
I just love how Valabik was laughing at Rypien's face "whacha gonna do little chump?" Then Rypien drop em' and was like "if you're gonna talk the talk, better walk the walk boyee".
No wonder Valabik always hits and runs and ducks the heavies, he can't even handle a midget. A tough midget at that but Boris please don't ever fight again, infact maybe you should uh try out to be the new Barney the purple dinosaur. There is no way a guy as big as Valabik should lose to a guy Rypiens size. Embarrassing!
I was at this game, Rypien worked Boris, he didn't even have a chance. Boris got lucky at first when Rypien sort of screwed up trying to grab the monsters jersey. After this, it was all Rypien, a major win for him especially because it was a 65 pound 8 inch difference between them.
with the size difference it should have been no contest but heart and skill overcame the big goons advantage
RYPIEN IS THE KING!!!!!! guy laughing at him at first for wanting to fight but rypper sure wiped that smile off his face as he knocks him down to the ice! Huge win for rypper!
ripper is tne man...bring on boogey
8 inches and 70 lbs difference....and Rypien wins. Good on him
Later in the broadcast they did show a different angle and Valabik did land a couple of early big punches, including the punch that cut Rypien's ear. But, Ripper also landed two big bombs that stunned the big commie. I'd give the edge to Rypien and boy does Valabik look like an ass for laughing at Rypien before they dropped the gloves.
Rypien knows that you have to take a few to give a few and the big goofy Valabik doesn't seem to get that. Ripper wiped the smirk Valabik had before the fight off his face and although Ripper was cut on the ear it was Valabik who turtled and is the loser in this bout. It must be embarassing for a guy that big to be punched to the ground having to be bailed out by the refs so he wouldn't get hurt by a guy 75 pounds lighter.
Rypien with the win. No way did Boris win. He should be ashamed for turtling at the end, Rypien took his shots early and stayed in there.
Valabik had the edge early but Rypien came back for the win. Would have liked to see it last a few seconds longer but the refs broke it up when Valabik turtled.
Rypien is just too good. Can't wait for his next fight. Still undefeated
Big finish by rick the ripper gives him the win.
I would love to see the Ripper and Rockey Tompson Fight..... The two best fighters I have ever seen hands down
Rypien w/ the late round decision.
With an 8" height advantage and ~70lbs weight advantage, there is no way Valabik should be on his knees trying to get up from that fight. Rypien is scary. Period.
hahahahaha yeah Rypper
Valabik gets the early lead but then Rypien jerseys him and drives him to the ice with a flurry of lefts. Valabik scratching his head in the box wondering WTH was that? Stare down gets you a beat down...No edge or draw here kids, if you are losing a fight but drive your opponent to his knees with punches - you win. Decision: RYPIEN with a KD win.
Off the top of my head, fight of the year so far. I don't think Valabik thought Rypien would drop em. Rypien hung around until he got into a position where he had an advantage and didn't let Valabik back up. Sure Valabik landed a few early, but I don't see how you can say Valabik won that fight.
You ask the Canucks sitting on the bench who won this fight. Rypien won by the simple reason he took on a giant and fought him to a draw. Nothing else can pump a team like that!That gets him the WIN! Just so you know, I hate the Canucks, but I love the guts of Rypien.
Littke Ripper topples yet another one! Pound for pound champ of the league IMO.
Rip N Tear
Ripper is amazing. That is all.
my gawd he isnt human
It must be hard to reach that far up, but Rypien's got the knack of pounding the biggest guys. For a while there I thought Rypien's finally bit off more than he can chew, with Big Boris's fist looking like an Xmas ham in width and weight. But I shouldn't have doubted the Ripper.
Rypien clearly won this fight. He was letting Valabik throw the punches early on so he would open up and expose himself. Rypien knew what he is doing, he is a MMA fighter and it clearly shows. People here who think Valabik won are just haters and don't realize how remarkable it is to fight someone who is 70 pounds bigger and stay in there, to only make him take a knee at the end. Rypien wins and anyone who thinks otherwise is OUT TO LUNCH.
Rick rypien i beleive is the undisputed champion of the nhl right now, adding boris whos 8 inches taller and has 60 pounds on rypien and getting dominated, this adds to the list that includes players like stortini. Rypien is amazing
r.i.p ripper the best fighter whoever lived
i watched this fight a total of 3 times..............i give this fight to valabik
If you scored this fight using the 10 point must system the Boris gets the easy win...but...if you score this on the holy fuck Ripper just fought a giant then he gets the win...lol.
Valabik beat him badly early and the punk threw some puss shots!
Rypien ends up cut, win Valabik.
love it notice the ref sitting with arms crossed like what the hell.....Boris early rick late
I don't know how anybody could vote for a win for Rypien. Valabik got in the most shots. Rypien ended up pulling Valabik's sweater over his head and then got a couple of shots in. Total violation of the code. Valabik cut Rypien as well. Win Valabik.
Just becasue you like a certain fighter is no reason to vote for him. Case in point right here. Rypien did NOT win that fight. Anywone who thinks he did is a moron.
Valabik with a win! I don't know how anyone can call this a Rypien win. Just because you jersey someone doesn't mean you win a fight, esp. if you need to get stitches...
Sorry Homies. Rick Rypien did NOT win this fight. I love the dude, but lets be serious.
BV with the win..
Valabik was better during the fight, he scored a cut. Rypien used Valabik s jersey well at the end, but i cannot say he is the winner. If Valabik was able to put off his jersey, Rick ends in hospital. Edge Valabik.
Not a lot of quality punches, but Rypien did come-on to take this one.
I am a big fan of Rypien but I'm not sure how so many give him the win. I'm going draw because I can't tell if any of those late punches landed. Big props to him for dropping with someone that size and holding his own.
"...adding to the list of Zack Stortini and Hal Gill..." The list? What list? The list of big stiffs who can't fight? draw.
That was such a draw. I like Rypien too, but give me a break here. He only got going at the end after he pulled Valabik's jersey over his head. That's so cheap and you guys on here all know it and you still voted for Rypien. I'm not an Atlanta fan and I really do like Rypien, but you can't vote for a guy just because he gives up so much weight. What would you guys be writing if Brashear did what Rypien did? All this proves is that Rypien is more popular than Valabik. He didn't win anything here.
Shame you don't see the entire fight. I want to see how Valabik lost his helmet!
I love watching Ripper tilt as much as the next guy, but lets be honest with ourselves Nuck fans, he absorbed more damage than he gave in this one. Total respect for taking on another monster and holding his own, but you can't pull the wool over your eyes and say he won this one just because he got the jersey over Valabiks head at the end. Calling it a draw.
Rypien's a beast but after watching the additional video you gotta give it a draw cause of Valabik's early punches.
The thing is, Valabik is a really bad fighter. So Rypien should have won, knowing his bulldog attitude. And he did.
Fight of the yr!! Idiot! Crappy fight, edge Rypien but jersey over head made it poor at end.
what the fuck,,,' win rypien
love the jersey move
Rypien has to be the toughest pound for pound. I am not a Nucks fan, but damn.
Wow...Huge size and weight difference and Rypien starts out in some trouble and somehow comes back for the win?, R.R. is the best reason to watch Canucks games this season..
After viewing the fight completely on you tube.........I have no doubt Ripper gets the win. Vally Girl landed some big shots at the start and the Ripper" DID NOT QUIT"!!!!!! Then Ripper takes over and starts landing and Vally Girl goes down because he was getting FED....................WIN The Ripper....End of Discussion!!!!
Best pound for pound fighter in the league. Rippers a beast. Ferraro should do all the Nucks games, not just the PPV
Ripper is a beast! Boris threw some decent shots early, but Ripper hung in and finished strong. Boris should feel shame with the mismatch loss..
the ripper....back in the saddle again
pit bull, pypien is the best, Im ordering my Rypien sweater now.
How can you not love Rypien? This is awesome
rick rypein is an animal
Once the Ripping Machine got his left hand free, it was all she wrote for Valabik. What really is impressive about Rypien is his defense, the way he keeps his arm up and waitsfor his opportunity to counter.
I would take Rypien on my team any day. Good win for him.
rypien has no fear I love this guy.
Rypien got cut when his helmet came off, not from Valabik landing any massive bombs. I give Rypien a close decision here.
Ripper is the king of the universe.
I especially love how at the very end of the clip you see young Evander Kane challenge Kessler, and Kessler pusses out and goes to the bench.
Rypien is a tough little bastard.
Rypien does it again: yeah!
giving the edge to Ripper since he was winning with the jersey overhead and Boris leaning down. Boris needs to learn to keep throwing earlier and not letting up, or he'll get surprised like this. Here's hoping Ripper goes for the ultimate test tonight: Boogie's in town!
Wow! Great showing by RR Hey Boris, next time you want to fight a guy, maybe choose someone your own size...moron. You got your a$$ beat good.
i really appreciate this rypien bringing some real good fights to watch
The rypper ourclassed that big fool. He is amazing. He's a boxer on skates.
Rypien's one of the best fighers in the league
Entertaining fight here. Valabik gets three solid right hands through Rypien's block. Rypien shows great toughness in taking those shots, eventually sweaters Valabik and punches him to his knees. Valabik lands the cleaner shots but Rypien lands more. The fact that the linesmen had to bail out Valabik as he was in a vulnerable situation causes me to give Rypien the win. Love the emotion by Rypien's teammates after the fight. They clearly see it as a Rypien win.
This is why the Ripper is the best true fighter in the NHL in years. He is fearless. He often gives up inches in height and reach, and up to 60 lbs in weight and WINS. Ask Valabik, Stortini, Janssen, May and Gill if they respect RR. I bet the response would be 5-0 that they do.
Valabik with the easy win, rypien took a beating and only landed some btch slaps, definite win BIG BORIS
These anouncers are a joke, according to them Rypien never loses. It was the same thing when Eager kicked his ass. Here is the guy bleeding from the side of his head and he wins? When the other guy had the jersey over his head the punches he threw missed. This is the most over ratted fighter out there. Let him fight some real heavy weights, not Stortini that ids the NHL punching bag. What a joke.
Valabik wins this one with some good shots at the start and cutting Rypien. Give Rypien some credit for not getting destroyed by a guy so much bigger than him, but Nux homers need to realize that even though Valabik is a crap fighter, he had this all the way until Rypien got the jersey over his head. If Rypien's loss to Doug Murray "didn't count" because Murray jerseyed him and then pounded him, how does that differ from this situation? Rypien is a very good fighter, no doubt, but face up to the fact he's lost a few against guys who can fight (e.g., Murray, Eager, Reich). I haven't seen so much manlove in one place since the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Sorry flock members but your idol gets a draw
Guess none of you saw the jersey come over Valabiks head? Other than that he was handling RR just fine...
tough to judge, at first blush it looks like rypien, but after four looks he doesn't really land as many solid shots, still i want to see him go with tootoo, or maybe even asham
Not much from Rypien until the sweater came up-win Valabik
All I have to say is: To all those people who say Boris got "took" at the end, that's a BIG man! He doesn't have the best feet, & because of that, he lost his composure at the end. He STILL rocked Rypien with a flury of fist, though! [Sure, I'm not ruling out the fact I may be biased.]
This is a major problem. Obviously, there's more Canucks fans than Thrashers fans so that's exactly why we have this one voted the way it is. This is a CLEAR WIN for Valabik!!! Not only did he LAND MORE, he also LANDED THE BEST PUNCHES, and DREW BLOOD!!!!! I'm not sure how much more convincing this win could have been. Rypien jerseys him at the end.... great... that did absolutely no damage and Rypien got badly beat!!