Lots of east coast homers out tonight. clear as day draw.
I've never seen a player so happy for a draw in my life than Neil. Since when did Neil turn into such a pu$$y that he needs to showboat after a fight he barely was able to scratch out a win? Real men (Rypien) do their job and skate to the penalty box. Punk biatches (Neil) showboat to the crowd after they finish eating a healthy meal of knuckle sandwiches.
Rypien is a good technical fighter, and does well when he can square off and get ready, but in spur of the moment scraps like this his lack of size and strength hand cuffs him. Draw in a good spirited fight.
Rypien early, Neil late....... DRAW.
Two excellent fighters going at it here. And like in boxing and to a lesser degree MMA, people tend remember only the last part of the fight and not the first part. Just because you win the last part of a fight, doesn't mean that you win the fight. Rypien wins the first half, Neil wins the second half. Since there's no damage done to either guy, then it's a draw. Neil, although an excellent fighter and pound for pound one of the toughest guys in the league, who has faired very well over the years and has a decidedly winning record against some of the toughest guys around over the last few years, does not need to resort to that WWE bullshit after a fight is over. If you want to do that shit after roping a defenseless calf at the Calgirlsarehairy Stampede then fine, but it doesn't belong in hockey.
Its funny how you say rypien is underpowered clearly you have never been hit or in a fight for that matter so quit beaking off pretending you know crap about fighting when clearly you know nothing at all, a punch from a 12 year old boy could hurt if you get dinged on the nose so quit posting here pretending to know crap, and for the fight i give a draw neither got going
Are people watching the same fight as me?? I watched it a bunch of times, and can't see how anyone can call this anything but a draw?? Rypien starts out strong and then Neil finishes strong...all round a great, yet very even fight.
i think draw i saw the fight and they both did equal in my eyes
Bottom line: Rypien started out OK but then got hit hard a couple of times and it was over. Win Neil
Guess Rypien should stick to the more gangly heavyweights, along with his fellow middleweights... and avoid stocky tough guys all together. Nice to see him put in perspective, as well.
Win Neil....Rypien was game as alaways and his fights never fail to entertain!
As a life time Canucks fan I will now state what is wrong with the Canucks. A.) what the f___ isGlass doing fighting Carkner . B.) 2 weeks ago what the f___ was Bolduc doing fighting Scott C.) I can live with Rypien fighting Neil but that is the absolute ceiling for his ability (size), in reality Boll/Asham is Rippers ceiling - Neil is too big, too STRONG. Now to the point of what do A,B, and C mean. Where the F__K is Hordi, you know the guy who cut Orr for stitches (no I am not saying Hordi can beat Orr, stay focused). Hordichuk fight the big boys or Acquilini brothers and Mike Gillis get a HEAVYWEIGHT before one of your boys dies dies trying to win for you.
Love Rypien, but clearly a Neil win. Then the s*&# head throws his hands up and show boats............. just became another member of the classless sacks of s#$%!!!!!
Neil took over the fight.
Need to see it again, and it looked close, but that is the first time where Rypien's lack of power and size showed in comparison to his opponent. Not that he got hurt, but Neil looked like he was in control and could move Rypien around at will. I am not a Neil fan (especially the WWF crap at the end) but he can fight and has that "farm boy" strong thing going on. Added later: While I do understand people hating Rypien b/c everyone has a love in with him, but did you ever stop to think that on site dedicated to hockey fights, that people would actually love a guy who fights with class, wants to just stand back and throw and is always rated around 8.0 or higher? Sure wish there were less guys like that to watch. bostonsr555: that comment was funny and I youtube'd it. For some reason the sasquatch reminded me of George Parros, except with better balance?
neil put rypien in the blender and chopped him up into puree...... rypien did nothing.....easy win for the ugly toothless neil.
Edge to Neil
Neil remains strong through the end of the fight. Good win.
Not a good night for the Canucks in the fighting dept. Another clear cut win for Neil and the Sens here.
wow didnt think neil could beat ripper,but he did.
That was, to my recollection, the first time I've ever seen Rypien lose a fight. Kudos to Neil.
Look at Neil go, he's like COME ON FANS I JUST BEAT A GUY 50 POUNDS LIGHTER THAN ME, 51 to 49 rofl.
looked like a close fight to me. but Neil wins no doubt.
nice win by neil, just became to much for rypien, once neil got going it seemed as if rypien was lost, looked like he didn't know if he should throwor block and wasn't doing either. rypien started off ok at the beginning, when the fight started but that last about 2-3 seconds. so tim daddy do you preffer the more staged fight then guys fighting out more passion then staging. this is the way the game should be played. not the hey you wanna fight, sure i'll fight routine. this is the way it should be done, if you preffer a staged fight then your not a hockey fan, your just a hockey fight fan!!
neil gets the edge in this fight.
Rypien looked like he might do his giant killer routine, and landed the early shots, but Neil stayed focused and did a workman like job on him. Two of the best guys to watch in all of hockey: always interesting.
Got to giv ethe win to Neil in this fight. Rypien started out great but Neil came right back to win the fight. great fight!
Neil with the clear win---Rypien early, then Neil often
Rypien loss...rumor has it that he's a Human !
Neil Stuns Rypien with solid punch then takes over fight. Win Neil. Good tilt.
Good fight , slight edge to Neil .
I would have to say Neil got the best of the shots in. In the beginning there were a lot of swings by both but not many were landed. The landed ones towards the middle-end were all Neil!
Neil is a very tough customer.
Yup, Rypien likes to throw but if you want to take on someone who can take a punch and throw harder you better get some weight training in. Neil won this easily, no question. Langdon........not even worth a comment.
pretty close not quite as much of a beatdown as the announcers made it out to be... decision to Neil
Neil handles him this time, then he does his classic "Look at me...I'm an idiot" dance as he skates off the ice.
win Neil, good heart on Ripper, Neil with the win
The Ripper got bitch-slapped.
Rypien with the obvious win...he's small and he threw many punches early, so who cares if Neil dominated the rest of the fight, and got more, better punches in, amiright? Thought it was closer than that, but the more i watch it, the better Neil looks.
Neil beat on him like Bigfoot taking on the Six Million Dollar Man in episode 23, "The Wrath of Bigfoot" circa 1976 to 78.... somewhere around there...
Rypien starts early, Neil controls and finishes late. Win Neil
good fight. The Ripper bit off more than he could chew. Win Neil
Classic middleweight tilt. Gave the win to Neil. He ate 'em early as he usually does and outlasted the onslaught, then pounded Ripper at the end. Neil has one of the best jaws in the league.
Don't like neil but he is tough and can take a punch,he won this fight and handled rypien without much of a problem. It seems to me that the tough guys have figured rypien out a little bit, he was dominating early in the year now not so much. LEAFS SUCK!!!
Good scrap. Rypien started out good, Neil hung around and won. Can sure do without the lack of class 'hey look at me" Same as Carcillo, fight and if you win, act like it isn't the first time. Have some class..
Not a big fan of Rypien or Neil. Clear win Neil.
Good scrap. I hate Neil, I like Rypien. Gotta give the edge to Neil, but I didn't see it as dominating as a lot of viewers on here saw it...
Rypien with another...loss. Neil beat him like a rug.
slow start for neil, but he took care of business
Great fight love this match up both these guys are never in boring bouts would have liked to see Neil get knocked out by the RIPPER but Neil is a Tough C^nt and i give him the win because when the linesmen came in he had Ripper under control and had walked through what Ripper landed and himself landed the bigger shots
give a slight edge to Neil here, looks like Rypien threw more, but Neil landed more effectively.....
Win for Neil surprised he held in there with the ripper, but he waited out the storm and then rained on Rypien.
Neil took a few early but came back to control the fight,landing some good shots. Win Neil.
Very good fight. But Neil definitely takes the win.
Gotta give it to Christy in this one. So much for all you Ripper lovers out there. Christy landed the better shots and more as Flipper decided he'd had enough. So much for giving his team a lift. Vancouver goes 0 for 2 in the fisticuffs tonight.
i knew rypper would be in tough against a guy whow is bigger, very strong, and most importantly can take a punch. remember his fight with lucic? anyway good on rypper for trying. im a fan of both players actually but why is rypper fighting this guy and why is Glass fighting? (getting smoked) byt Carkner? oh well, ballsy, but asking for pain.
really good fight.....Rypien got the jump and did very well early but Neil really landed heavy shots once he got going and seemed to be too much for Rip....Neil showed his experience and kind of manhandled him in the last half of the fight the look of the two benches after the fight told allot.....Ottawa's is fired up and Vancouver bench looked pretty down after the fight only a couple of nucks were hitting their sticks on the boards give credit to Rypien for taking on a very tough guy that is bigger than him.....this time it didn't work out but the kid is game and his fights are always entertaining
Close but RipVanWinkle might have lost by a cnut hair, and he is my favorite middleweight. I thought the first punch landed but the replay showed Rip completely missed. He started good, but was too much for Neil, who I really could care a less about.
Neil with the clear win in this fight..
Neil in control with a game Rypien
BRIGGSY - Rypien lost to Prust a few weeks ago. Not to take anything away from a great fighter, and perhaps you missed that scrap, but he did lose and that was a great bout.
I guess Neil is all p*ssed off that Fisher won't let him suck his c0ck anymore - took his frustrations out on Rypien.
Chris Neil with the victory. Canucklehead fans are silent. Enjoy the peace and quiet, for it won't last long.
If Carkner didn't set the tone Neil certainly did. Neil took on the favorite underdog and beat him. good little bout though. I like Rypien but he was overmatched here. Anyone who doesn't appreciate the "wwf" at the end just imagine your tough guy kicking someones ass and pumping up the crowd. good sauce.
Seems like in most of Rypien's fights he likes to square off first and then start throwing. That style makes him way more effective when he's using his off hand to block punches etc. In this case Neil got in close early and Rypien was forced to trade punches, not his style. Neil comes on strong late and gets a convincing win.
Very good fight with the win to CN.
as much as I fucking hate Chris the spot fighter Neil, I have to give him this, pretty spirited bout
Win Neil. First one I have seen Rypien lose this year. Good fight.
Niel won this fight. Too many Rypien homers. I hate neil and so does al lthe other teams in the league but he did win this fight. I can definatly say that if you asked rypien he would say yeah i lost that fight oh well.
Well, so much for Rypiens winning streak. You had to know it was just a matter of time before he ran into one of the heavyweights in the league. Neil is just great fighter and probably would have continued to pummel Ray if the fight wasn't interrupted.
good win for neil everyone now seeing what rypin is all about just another punk on the canucks beat down
Good fight.A spur of the moment scrap as a result of the play. The way an NHL scrap should be. Rypien lost his rythym once Neil connected(or seemed to) and even looked a little dazed after.However the antics by Neil I could do without.Edge Neil.
This is the first time I see Rypien lose a fight, there's a first time for everything!
Nice fight, I love both these guys. Neil with the win.
At first it looked like Rypien was gunna run away with it, but Neil definitely came back and won.
Easy win for Neil. langdon20 you're a moron and no nothing about hockey. Go fcuk yourself you little fagggit
Neil wins one hell of a fight. For someone who lets fly like Rypien does, it was amazing Neil stayed so focused and connected throughout. Beauty.
Very good scrap, gotta go with Neil in this one.
I think Neil has a diesel motor :D Rypien landed good punches first, but then Neil warmed up and gets the end...
yikes whats going on in this game , that was entertaining, and both ate a lot of knuckles. surprisingly rypien runs out of gas and his rabbit punches seem to show no impact because neil threw some heavy right bombs at him throughout. rarely you will see the ripp gettin pounded but at the end this one clearly goes to neil who kinda celebrates bushleague like it though two tough customers great scrap gave it a 9
Looks like Rypien can only fight tall guys!
Wow! Rypien lands several lefts at the start. Seemed like Neil wasn't prepared. Then Neil takes over and finishes strong. Yikes! O__O Neil wins - 9
Great fight...funny how all the haters pile on Neil saying he is not a heavy. Now he tunes up the pound for pound toughest and its a david vs goliath for all the homers. Leafs2006 woof woof I am out on the streets again bitch.
Chris Neil takes care of business... great fight
Great fight. Neil took some heavy shots early but came back strong.
HAha Vancouver fans your fan favorite gets the knuckles handed to him. Rypien has been found out and continues his downward slide as a fighter. He is a good kid but messing with the heavies is going to prove too much.
Neil made rypien his B.itch in this lopsided beating, not even close Whoever chose(s) draw or Rypien should have there nuts removed so you can't contaminate the rest of the population..... I see now that all the BLIND Rypien homers have showed up ! 23% draw???WTF
Great fight. Edge Chris Neil.
Ripper gives up 50 lbs, and about 10 hat sizes to christina, but he feeds christina quite well....well done Ripper!! Woof Woof. Theres that fat kid in his 5 xl t-shirt again in the front row with 3 double cheeseburgers in his left hand and a large coke in the other, and still, those ketchup and mustard stains on that shirt....where is his mother?? Woof woof!
SLight advantage to Rypien.
muskokadangler, I am being honest and i saw a draw, not a win. open your f$cking eyes. be honest all you want, your still a douche., I've lost lots of fights, at least I can say I was in them. your just another punk talking big smack to a guy you'd never meet in person because your gutless. bigdog2007= another panty waste who talks tough online. +1 my friend
Neil: 10 for toughness, 0 for accuracy (unless you count elbow shots), -1 for class with the Junior B post-scrap celebration. Ricky Rip caught him 3 times in the ears. Watch carefully people.
Rypien landed heavier shots, Niel landed more. Slight Edge to Rypien.
Very nice tilt, two of my favorites. I would give this a clear draw. Ryp had a great start/ Neil ended strong. Did look like ryp landed a bit more tho.
easy win Rypien.....neil's an idiot
I hate to admit it, but Neil got the best of him. As I said in my Carkner post, when are we going to get a scrapper. Rypien is the only one that can win the lightweight fights and he hasn't done that well either as you could see by this one and the one with Prust.
Good fight. Neil took over in the second half.
Close fight / scoring it a draw,...but if anyone had the edge it was certainly, Neil. In no-way did Rypien win this thing - he had his hands-full and was battling just to keep-it even.
for the smaller guy, rypien didn't do too poorly. closer than it looks but neil did win.
I think this is a case where the announcers infuence the voting. I watched once w/o sound and thought it was too close to call. Watched again unmuted and heard that Neil won easily. If I had to pick a winner I would go with Neil but it was close enough to warrant a draw.
great scrap....Neil took some monstrous shots at the beginning of the fight but came back strong at the end
Very good solid fight: draw.
THIS FIGHT IS DRAW I LOVE TO SEE RYPIEN TO USE GOOD BOXING TECHNIQUE AND NEIL FOR NEVER GIVE UP
Neil with the win here. Don't see Ripper get handled much, but definitely didn't get going after he ate a few rights. I don't know what that nonsense waving and gesturing to the fans afterwards was by Neil though.
Can you say overrated! Rypien gets his lunch handed to him. Chris Neal landed some bombs. I always said wait till he fights better competition.
win neil in a decent scrap. rypien never got it goin here
Leafs2006-math major? 210 -184=50 lbs.? Could have predicted this win for Neil. With his ability to take punches, and Rypien's lack of power it would have been very difficult for any damage. Neil whips the new cult fav
Rypien started well, but after Neil landed the big right, he was all over him. Rypien took it well, but Neil won this one.
Neil is inbred Ontario white trash, but he won. I hate the Hollywood crap he does. He outweighs Rypien by 30 pounds, so there's no need to gloat or ham it up. The loser wins.
Wish Neil could wear black and gold.
ripper early and often...neil using his size & punching power to take over @ the end for the W
Great Scrap .. Neil with the heavier shots gets the win.
not even close Win Neil, hes drpping bombs on Rippers face and Ripper is throwing pillows back Hopefully some people on this site will stop riding his balls so hard now.
good match, i would have liked to do without the scrum a the begining, but it looks like neil overpowers him towards the end
Rypien starts out OK, but once Neil (not the greatest of fighters by any stretch) gets going, he hands the Capuke his head. Rypien continues his lack of success against guys who can actually kinda fight.
Nice 'bout! Rypien wins most of his fights - but I'll give this close one to Neal- W
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tough middleweight tilt. neil wins a close one.
ypien tossed a lot but neil landed harder shots an actually hurt rypien
ok...this one is for all you Neil bashers...the guy it tough, period...so Rypien loses. Grt fight. Rypien winning early on, Neil lands a haymaker half way thru, Rypien walked onto it...this was a game changer. Neil showing those one handed wonders(Peters) that fighting isn't just about size, its about skill. Hats off to these top class MW's.
Wow, good fight. Clearly a win for Neil. I'd take either one of these dudes on my team.
rypien landed some decent shots at the start, but edge to neil for comin back and overpowering rypien in the end with some stronger blows
Rypien was winning, but Neil came back to barely take it methinks. At least he did better than Glass.
Neil landed very little threw a lot more though. I'd like to see these two go again. Draw in my book.