March 13, 2010
VS
2nd Period - 14:51
2009-2010 Regular Season
Voting Results
Rick Rypien 53.7% (154 votes)
Chris Neil 19.9% (57 votes)
Draw 26.5% (76 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by jjjakes on March 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Forgetable draw between two bushleaguers.

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on March 14, 2010 at 01:49 AM

draw fuck these ripper homers

Posted by jnk07899 on March 14, 2010 at 07:32 PM

Neil is one of the most entertaining fighters. I am a Sabres fan, so I do not like him personally, but his fights are always great to watch. Good fight. Edge to Neil.

Posted by dannyboy on March 15, 2010 at 08:26 AM

DRAW all the way and Rypien got saved by the refs at the end. He had his jersey pulled up over his head and was about to get filled in.

Posted by powpow on March 15, 2010 at 08:30 AM

DRAW...pow wow snap pop....cook me another burger with extra cheese and mustard Lorne2006....Ripper got saved by the stripes at the end. Was going to take many more shots with his sweater pulled over. Nasty gash under his eye was going to get nastier just like Lorne2006's fat wife...nasty son boom pop snap....pass the chips to lorne2000fat.

Posted by DARCY T on August 24, 2010 at 02:28 PM

draw in ok fight

Posted by BigRob1 on March 14, 2010 at 01:02 AM

Hate both cocks in this tilt! Wish they would both just die!

Posted by Sam1410 on March 14, 2010 at 03:47 AM

Draw. You are a moron if you think that either guy landed more (as opposed to throwing more) punches than the other guy. Each threw and landed about the same and only Rypen c0ck suckers are going to say he won easily.

Posted by Bigarms on March 14, 2010 at 07:51 AM

neither fighter showed me anything in this one. Both fighters looked willing,and even at the beginning,middle and end. A fight that will easily be forgotton.

Posted by bruiseyoureye on March 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM

draw all the way.

Posted by rowbearprobear on March 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM

oh my god you guys are killing me how is this fight a 7? waiting to read the "pound for pound, Rypien is the mightiest man in the universe homers this fight is a draw fan of neither team but respect both men

Posted by pepsigenerate on March 14, 2010 at 01:05 AM

i call it a draw,rypien with the fast punches but uneffective,neil hung in there all the way throwing his own punches but alittle slower,,,looked like rypien was trying end the fight by trying to pull neils jersey over his head so the refs can stop the fight,after rypien knowing his punches weren,t that effective.

Posted by RetardedChimp on March 14, 2010 at 02:23 PM

Rypien with the Wendel Clark-like start gets a few early punches in to a surprised Neil. But once Neil gets set he clearly shows his superiority and takes over and lands some heavy punches which have Rypien hugging and the linesmen coming in.

Posted by Black Ice on March 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Rypien looks busy but that doesn't always equate to a win. Lots of flailing arms and some good shots landed by both. Decent scrap. Draw...

Posted by Cat Smasher on March 15, 2010 at 03:48 PM

Draw

Posted by brad houghton on March 14, 2010 at 03:44 PM

Ripper early Neil late.....too close to call for me I call Draw but i get it if people say edge Rip in a spirited scrap!!

Posted by tattooedkingpin on March 15, 2010 at 01:09 PM

very close. ive watched several times and cant pick a winner. Draw

Posted by kurri17 on March 14, 2010 at 06:58 PM

Draaaaaw.

Posted by kimo_coyote on March 14, 2010 at 01:05 PM

I call it a draw, but if I had to say "winner" then edge to Rypien. The man is a fighter. Like many I didn't like the "Carcillo Salute" but then read on so it was a "mock" and a good one. All of them, Neil, Carcillo and the rest that "salute and wave", just fight and then go sit down cut out the school yard antics. Fight like a man and act like one.

Posted by 99greatestever on August 17, 2011 at 07:33 PM

clearly a draw! Rypien just couldn't beat Neil.

Posted by Velds on March 14, 2010 at 12:01 PM

This is why I hate Neil. Two!!! Count 2 punches he threw after the lineman came in to break up the fight. This guy is not only dirty for hitting guys in the head (non-fights), he throws punches when guys are defensless. No respect.

Posted by trubba on March 14, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Rypien was flailing so it looks like he was landing but he spent the whole fight dodging Neils punches so nothing seemed to really hurt Neil. Rypien started losing by the boards and is lucky he didn't get pounded again.Linsemen stepped in when the jerseys went up saving his ass. Draw!

Posted by jakethesnake on March 14, 2010 at 09:51 AM

Call it a draw.....Ripper quicker, but how many lefts landed?? Thought Neil landed more and threw less...........

Posted by PondHockey18 on March 15, 2010 at 01:04 AM

Tough to call. Neil throwing bombs, but most missing. Rypien playing good defense, but I didn't see many good punches land (a few rabbits). I hate the post-fight gesticulations.

Posted by jimmy h on March 14, 2010 at 10:39 AM

rypien threw alot . neil landed more. draw. very entertaining bout between the top 2 showboats in the league. sens are on a downside at the wrong time of year.

Posted by Jordybats99 on February 26, 2016 at 03:17 PM

Rypien Came out strong. Neil Finished Strong. Good draw.

Posted by blazers76 on March 14, 2010 at 03:34 AM

On the first view looked like Rypien landed lots. Most of his shots missed the mark. Very fast puncher but mostly in effective. Looked like Rypien took some damage. Draw.

Posted by Awesome-0 on March 14, 2010 at 03:51 AM

Rupien started strong but Neil seemed to fair better towards the end. Draw.

Posted by AVSfan192 on March 16, 2010 at 03:40 PM

i call it a draw rypien had a quick flurry at the beginning but neil landed some good shots

Posted by GSP09 on March 14, 2010 at 07:48 PM

Very good one by both. You have to vote this one a draw.

Posted by mitchamac on March 14, 2010 at 03:44 AM

as you can tell most of the vancouver fans voted for rypien when every one else knows it a draw ....... i would like to see rypien fight rosehill go leafs

Posted by yohan on March 14, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Rypien throws them fast but will never hurt anybody... He got the jump then hung on for dear life as Neil was bout to get going, causing the refs to come in... Edge Neil.. THe fight would have been much more lopsided had the refs let them continue...

Posted by BigSensFan on March 14, 2010 at 02:42 PM

Rypien landed early punches that did not seem to affect Neil (or went off his helmet) Neil was dominating at the end of the fight which was when Rypien decided to cuddle to avoid punches

Posted by hammerhead88 on March 17, 2010 at 12:15 PM

For all you knuckledraggers bragging about Rypien's fighting prowess, watch this fight again. He's got the punch count, but theres nothing behind them. Neil sloughs them off and pounds him. Rypien looks like another prima donna, (Tootoo/Avery) who loves to showboat, even after another loss.

Posted by bcboy37 on March 14, 2010 at 09:31 PM

very nice fight from two very good fighters, i would give edge to Rypien but i could see why people call it a draw

Posted by itsthizzbaby on March 21, 2010 at 01:46 PM

It's not showboating you retard, it's called getting the fans pumped up. They cheered didn't they? Obviously they liked it. It's you against 20,000 people in the arena fuck face.

Posted by snaggletooth on March 14, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Neil with the edge.Too many Rypien sack suckers voting.

Posted by BAAAAANNERMAAAN on March 16, 2010 at 03:25 PM

no punch that Rypien threw was threatening.................just fast rabbit punches that do nothing..........Neil was the only one looking to drop somebody............Ripper is tough but he will get hurt one day...........

Posted by shuckthefarks on March 15, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Little Ripper's wild swings for the most part didn't connect. Neil with a narrow win on more quality shots. Little Ripper may want to tone it down a bit. Can't wait till the Wild play the Canuckleheads again....look out Hordichump....Ripper better keep that picklewasher of his shut in that one

Posted by norrek on March 14, 2010 at 01:52 PM

Neil with the win

Posted by Mcgyvr on March 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Rypien came out with a bunch of fast but weak punches, Neil carried the rest of the fight. Edge Neil.

Posted by gampbler on March 14, 2010 at 12:51 AM

Pretty good tilt, with a lot of punches thrown, but I'm a big proponent of calling the winner for most damage to the face of the other fighter. Close win to Neil for that reason, even though Rypien threw a lot more punches. At the end of the day, who has the icepack on their face after the game. Rypien.

Posted by ThirtySix on March 14, 2010 at 01:44 AM

A lot of Rypien's homers here. Neil won, he landed better and harder punches.

Posted by joeyscott on March 14, 2010 at 07:24 PM

I still think hitting a guy in the helmet is like hiting a wall ... not very good. Neil had to put ice on his hand from hitting Rypiens head ! Rypien had to put ice on his face because he used it to stop Niels fist!

Posted by KJP on March 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Rypien took some big punches to the grill, so Neil is the obvious winner in spite of Rypiens little flurry early on

Posted by rocky 1 on March 30, 2010 at 06:21 PM

Rypien starts fast as usual and then Neil comes on strong.Lucky for Rypien that the lines men jumps in before he gets killed again by Neil!Win Neil!

Posted by acd1 on March 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Great scrap!!

Posted by usedtolikefla on March 15, 2010 at 01:28 AM

Rypien is a great fighter but I don't see how ppl think he won this one. Not really a big fan of Neil but he cut Ryp under the eye and Neil landed some good shots.

Posted by sedinfan on March 14, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Great fight finally. Rypien started strong, Neil finished strong. I am from Vancouver obviously, but hated the showboating at the end, especially since it was a draw at best and Rypien was cut open. Neil hurt his hand, Rypien hurt his face, but I will still say draw for a great tilt.

Posted by Frankie jr on March 14, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Rypien won the fight.

Posted by staceyb on March 14, 2010 at 08:27 AM

Ripper with the win--wow, were the Sens ever as flat as a pancake in that game.

Posted by carolyn1946 on March 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM

RYPIEN IS THE WINNER.

Posted by Silky Smith on March 14, 2010 at 02:48 PM

rick rippin exposes neil, just like the rest of the senaturds and their bandwagon fans - for the frauds that they are. 11 wins in a row? can you say 11 road losses in a row?

Posted by metz87 on March 14, 2010 at 05:18 PM

Kinda close but I give the win to Rypien in a pretty good fight.

Posted by cory411 on March 14, 2010 at 05:38 PM

Rypien winns........ Neill is a fcukn pansy bytch that needs to ull jersey's over heads and he still tries to get in some punches while the refs are in the middle.... Neill is a cheap fagget that needs to get hit from behind or get hit in the head by a blind shot..... Anothr fcukn cooke just bigger and uglier!!!!

Posted by Leafs2006 on March 14, 2010 at 05:08 PM

Ripper is a killer, gives up 40 lbs total weight, at least 60 lbs by head weight alone....as big melon Christina , took way more shots!!!! I was wondering who Christina was going to pick a fight with , as she wont even look at Orr, when they play the Leafs!!! Or Godard when she plays the Penguins. Hands down, Ripper destroys Christina in this one!!! Belch......Philadelphia " Big Dog" Collins.....feed that belly some cheeseburgers!!! LOL....woof woof!!! Freee Bart Powwow the schoolyard Bully!!! Woof!!!

Posted by Behn Wilson on March 15, 2010 at 11:48 AM

How do you go looking for it, and then get surprised, and lose the jump? Neil seemed to miss with everything, except that last left, while Rpien thre w everything, but the kitchen sink. Edge to the smaller, more-likable guy.

Posted by Snepts_stache on March 14, 2010 at 12:46 AM

Good fight! Rypien fighting up a weight class as usual and handles Neil well. Only reason Rypien raised his arms after the fight was because Neil does that after pretty much EVERY fight.

Posted by 5fourfighten on March 15, 2010 at 06:22 PM

Watched it twice. First time I thought it was a draw. After further review. Rypien threw and landed many more punches. Neil attempted to come back but MOST of his punches missed. Rick Rypien with the win against the larger foe.

Posted by langdon20 on March 14, 2010 at 02:24 PM

ripper with the close win here, nice to see him give neil a little of his own bullshit theatrics at the end.

Posted by Clark75 on March 14, 2010 at 02:56 PM

Ripper! Gotta love when a much smaller guy beats the #$#% out of cheap Neil who only fights smaller guys. bigdog2007: WTF does this fight have to do with the Leafs you goof?

Posted by EDDUBBS on March 14, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Neil is a cocksucker...Rypien with the win!

Posted by craigcoxe on March 14, 2010 at 09:11 AM

Neil was looking for Rypien. More lefts landed by Ripper. One nice right by Neil. Slight edge to Rypien. First time I've seen Ripper do that at the end of the fight for the fans so obviously he was mocking Neil and his antics. :)

Posted by riffraff on March 14, 2010 at 05:46 PM

by this video i saw neil land 4 punches and i lost count of rypiens landed punches. win rypien. i wont deny that the fight may have been closer or more in neil's favour if it went on longer, (due to neil being the bigger stronger man), but it didnt, so not sure why people can justify an assumption when it comes to fighting. this was the fight that did happen and rick won on points. ontario teams have no heart. deal with it.

Posted by omorales on March 17, 2010 at 10:12 PM

the ripper's a stud!!!!

Posted by jackmcc100 on March 14, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Rypien with the win, quickly becoming one of the more entertaining fighters in the league

Posted by moneybags on March 14, 2010 at 09:27 AM

ripper got him good..neil with the typical cheap shot at the end like the punk he is

Posted by tonydomi1 on March 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Good spirited scrap!! Gave the win to Ripper for being more active and landing more quality shots. However, it is obvious that Ripper got clocked under the eye 'cause that sucker was already swelling up. Don't plan on seeing Ripper in this fight log for the next week or so!

Posted by bruiser11 on March 14, 2010 at 01:14 AM

Good fight. I thought Rypien had the win but Neil battles all the time. If this was years ago they would have let it go longer, and then the jerseys& equipment would come loose.

Posted by boldbilly on March 15, 2010 at 05:29 PM

KIND OF CLOSE BUT GIVE TO THE RIPPER

Posted by mightyquin on March 15, 2010 at 05:59 PM

best fight i have seen in some time, i like when they stand and throw .

Posted by slavv on March 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Neil landed a couple at best. This was all Ripper...

Posted by Rypien-37 on March 14, 2010 at 01:22 PM

Rypien wins the rematch with Neil, Rypien ducked a lot of Neil shots and Ripper started off with those fast fists of his. Cheap shot by Neil after the refs break them up kinda gutless in my opinion.

Posted by fernben8 on March 15, 2010 at 08:25 PM

At first look I saw it as a draw but on replay clearly shows Rypien Winning it. A fury of lefts by Rypien at the start..Neil came back for a few at the end but not enough. Just amazing how Rypien can handle himself for his size and weight. Nice to see Neil get a taste of his own.

Posted by kronvallizer78 on March 14, 2010 at 05:35 AM

Ripper with the bushleague move at the end after taking the rematch of their first encounter this season rather easily. The lefthanded rockets stunned neil early and Ripper was able to sustain the intensity throughout. Slew of haymakers and nice tilt WIN Rypien

Posted by Westcoast_Goon on March 14, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Edge Rypien. Great tilt!

Posted by JayMiller29 on March 14, 2010 at 01:56 PM

Love how Rypien used Neil's "get on your feet" gesture.....energetic and entertaining scrap. Win Rypien.

Posted by DRay on March 14, 2010 at 04:54 PM

Great fight, way to throw them boys. Slight edge to Rypien but wouldn't argue with a draw. There was no bush league from Rypien after the fight was over. That gesture was a response to Neil and his hot dog routine when he won against Rypien after their February fight in Ottawa. Check it out and you'll see what I mean. That's not Rypien's MO but these boys don't forget when they have been shown up. They have an easier time taking a smack down then having someone showboat them. Perhaps Neil should learn something from that. As for Neil, love him as a fighter. Guys like him and Rypien don't put us to sleep with their fights. They put it on the line. You have to respect that.

Posted by micah555 on March 14, 2010 at 12:39 AM

Great fight! Lots of fists thrown. Rypien with the close win. Neil catches him with at least one good shot but Rypien is just awesome with the dodges. Showboating isn't cool, but it was a parrot of Neil doing the same thing after the fight in February. I guess Rypien was happier with this fight on home ice.

Posted by mooser55 on March 15, 2010 at 03:17 AM

Rypien handed Neil his lunch on this one ,Neil seem to come back stong near the end ,but the punk got his butt kicked .

Posted by Dave Brown HOF on March 14, 2010 at 05:16 PM

Two of the best, if not the best, pound for pound fighters in the league. Great scrap. I've always liked Neil as he's a tough son of a bitch and his record against some very tough guys proves it. He usually has to fight much bigger guys and usually does quite well. Normally I hate that showboating shit after a fight, but Rypien did this in direct response to when Neil did it when the fought in Ottawa. Paybacks a bitch and karmas a mutherfucker, so I don't mind Neil getting some of his own medicine in this instance. I just hope that it doesn't become a habit wit RR. It's not like the fans needed it to get into the game as the place was popping unlike the morgue that is the Saddledome. On a sadder note, why in the FUK do we have to listen to those two idiot announcers? Lee and Weeks are a couple of the worst announcers around. Terrible!

Posted by b.t.wilson on March 14, 2010 at 12:51 AM

calling this great fight a win to rypien and an 8, but i wouldn't cry myself to sleep if it was scored any other possible way out there.

Posted by RPULTZ on March 14, 2010 at 07:22 AM

Rypien maybe heading to winning the Probert Trophy for Fighter of the Year with this fight.

Posted by Jesticle on March 16, 2010 at 06:31 AM

Rypien gets the nod here. More active, threw more, landed more, and doesn't look like a total meathead.

Posted by Clowes ABeast29 on March 14, 2010 at 04:26 AM

Rypien with the W! Great fight! Stabitz and Rypien two quickest, best leftys in the league. I cant wait til those two go at it!!!

Posted by bruins rule on March 14, 2010 at 08:30 AM

rypien gets the win in this fight.

Posted by runky on March 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Ripper comes out quick and holds on for a good win. He wanted this fight even though Neil is bigger, stronger and more experienced. This guy is all heart. I love the post fight tribute to the biggest clown in the league. That was directly related to Neil doing the same at home a month ago. Did Neil play another shift after this?

Posted by baddawgpete on March 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Nice to see Rypien (or anyone for that matter) hand it to Neil....Usually I hate the showboating at the end of a fight but in this case it was great! I'm glad Rypien was able to mock Neil as Neil does his showboating after every fight in Ottawa... as for Mitchimac.... you go right on ahead and cheer for ....um...who? Rosehill???? Bet your proud the Loafs spanked the Oilers last night....what a barn burner that musta been!!!

Posted by yotesman on March 14, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Now that was fun.......................Light weight wins................................

Posted by woodg90 on March 14, 2010 at 02:43 PM

cheap attempted punch by neil at the end. good tilt overall. win rypien

Posted by etrain8 on April 03, 2010 at 01:33 PM

Ripper came out fast and furious. Landed a few good shots, not overly damaging but effective overall. Nice comeback by Neil but most of his shots missed or were blocked. Good shot when Rip got sweatered but to late to win the decision. Not like Rypien to showboat but give him the win anyways.

Posted by cb1969 on March 14, 2010 at 08:08 PM

Great scrap! Stripes needed to stay out of it longer.

Posted by saurus on March 14, 2010 at 03:13 AM

rypien with the win. good rematch. 2 good fighters and 2 good fights so far. can't wait for the rubber match. I like how rypien gave neil a little bit of his own medicine with the showboating at the end

Posted by Rypienrocks on March 14, 2010 at 03:57 AM

I love Rypien and he definetley got the best of Neil here. He landed some quick ones right off the bat then continued throughout the fight. I loved the mocking of Neil by Rypien at the end.

Posted by huddles on March 14, 2010 at 08:49 AM

dear homers win rypien more shots landed and punches thrown signed fan of neither team

Posted by NVD on March 14, 2010 at 03:03 AM

Considering Neil always does his showboating thing at the end of his fights at home I'll let the showboat by Rypien pass. But great fight by Rypien and of course cheap shots by Neil at the end.

Posted by Bossy_22 on March 14, 2010 at 04:10 AM

VERY close fight...cheap shot at the end by Neil.

Posted by crosscheck52 on March 14, 2010 at 08:14 AM

Rypien was just way more effectived. Good fight.

Posted by champxx on March 14, 2010 at 09:57 AM

Too bad neil the idiot did'nt die from this beating. Hopefully he will go for a drive with Heatley some day,

Posted by tkehler on March 14, 2010 at 08:52 PM

Rypien landed more, probably twice as many. Neil hung in there, as a good experienced tough guy should. Rypien lacks power or he'd be beating the heavyweights regularly.

Posted by Fan of hockey on March 14, 2010 at 04:04 PM

Recorded this fight on hi-def & watched it on 58" plasma. Slowed it down & evaluated...not even close. Rypien effectively blocked most of Neil's punches & ducked on the others. Neil did connect with a solid near the end...Rypien hit him with semi-solids (ala Pacquiao) at least 5x... If you watched their previous fight, Neil showboated on that one(he won) so Rypien is just getting even.

Posted by jmackisback on March 14, 2010 at 03:31 AM

Easy win for Ripper in a beat down of a larger opponent (again)

Posted by kurtenbach on March 14, 2010 at 08:22 AM

Two of my favourites - edge to the Ripper!

Posted by PENGUINSCUP09 on March 15, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Oh look; Niel takes on an "established" scrapper..... and LOSES again....

Posted by Oil Can Henry on March 14, 2010 at 01:24 AM

Draw,.....if anything, possible edge to Neil. Rypien comes-out swingin' but most everything is missed or blocked. Linesmen broke-it-up too, early.

Posted by tim daddy on March 15, 2010 at 11:03 AM

thats a draw, you can pick quantity,, or quality of punches thrown.

Posted by bboyer on March 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Clearly a DRAW--- Rypien early -Neil late- DRAWWWWWWWWWW

Posted by bam932 on March 14, 2010 at 02:43 PM

I like Rypien's speed and all ... but it looked like all the decent shots were landed by Neil. Seems like a draw to me.

Posted by jcstokes on March 15, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Really looked like a draw. Rypiens smart and gets the crowd into it, basically giving himself the win. I never liked or respected Neil as a fighter, never seen him go hard after a bigger guy.

Posted by flyguy64 on March 14, 2010 at 09:36 AM

Rypien throws alot of punches but there dos'nt seem to be to much power behind them. I gave it a draw Rypien did come out of it with a damaged face.

Posted by st. bernard on March 14, 2010 at 09:05 PM

nice fight draw

Posted by Wings_19 on March 15, 2010 at 01:33 AM

Good fight too close to call

Posted by Mighty Atom on March 14, 2010 at 09:52 AM

You are not objective ! That's a draw

Posted by lobo52 on March 14, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Awesome scrap

Posted by kitcarnut on March 14, 2010 at 03:20 AM

Lots of Ripper lovers here. But ripper through a few sucker punches in there at the start. Caught Neil off gaurd but Neil came back and the linesmen jumped in to save him. Whats up with that?????? Giving this one to Neil,even though he's a dick. can't condone Rippers act lately. heavyweight pretender

Posted by bigdog2007 on March 14, 2010 at 07:11 PM

Nice face Rypien. Showboating clown. Yay I survived!!Win Neil. Rypien misses 90% of the time and hits like A. Semin. Leafs Suck too! At least Rypien fights better than Lucie Schenn. Rypien homers suck Leafs2006 3 incher

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 01, 2015 at 02:50 AM

rypien threw a lot, but neils were on the button

Posted by claire alexande on March 14, 2010 at 02:21 PM

Rypien starts off OK but this is a win for Neil. Rypien is cut up and his stupid showboating and the idolatry of the Minit Lube Place crowd and morons like Bieksa doesn't change the fact he landed very little after the initial flurry.

Posted by jjay on March 14, 2010 at 09:45 AM

Rypien early, Neil late-draw

Posted by ShelleyFan45 on March 14, 2010 at 08:41 AM

WIN NEIL

Posted by gatgarson on March 14, 2010 at 01:16 AM

Rypien wins a close one.

Posted by thebigbea55 on March 14, 2010 at 09:01 PM

rypien wins.. nice cheap shots by neil when the refs came in at the end.. i don't mind the showboat at the end.. neil did that last time...

Posted by BritishRedWing on March 17, 2010 at 09:48 PM

Win Rypien. Rick, this is the NHL, not pro wrestling. You won the fight, just skate to the bloody box.

Posted by hammertown on March 14, 2010 at 08:45 AM

Neil is no class white trash and I loved watching a guy half his size kick his ass. Ottawa "fighters" constantly showboat so good for Ripper to rub it in. Ripper rules!

Posted by gmr133 on March 15, 2010 at 01:16 PM

Win for Rypien. Neil used to be a tough guy, not so much anymore.

Posted by PigIron on March 19, 2010 at 07:19 PM

I like Rypien a lot. But I would've thought Neil was the wrong guy for him. But I'll give the W to Rypien for that one. Still - I'd like to see them go again.

Posted by wannago_letsgo on March 14, 2010 at 01:36 AM

Rypien, i liked the showboat at the end to rub it into Neils face as he does that after every fight at home. Also, as per his style Neil throws a quick dirty shot in once the refs are there to prevent Rypien from getting one back which is completely gutless, again, as per his style, though i do credit him with landing a few good ones in the fight but missed a few that might have ended it early.

Posted by travist on March 14, 2010 at 04:55 AM

very close fight, and rypien did take damage...but i'm giving him the slightest of edges here. and the raising of his arms at the end is a nod to neil when he does it. i don't think it is a punk-ass move any time it's done, think of how pumped up these boys have to be after a good fight...as long as they are not giving the finger to the other guy or anything, what is the harm?

Posted by Rick16 on March 14, 2010 at 01:38 AM

rypien landed at least 4 solid punches to open the fight and was able to avoid most of neil's shots besides the one that caught him below the eye rypien gets the win in a good tilt

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on March 22, 2010 at 08:56 PM

Rypien takes round 2.

Posted by straightup on March 14, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Win to Rypien for landing more shots. Nice left hand by Neil at the end, who looked like he was going to turn the tide as the fight went on. God I hate it when fighters salute the crowd after a tilt. Show some respect for your opponent by sitting down for five, not raising your arms like a punk. EDIT - Oh, I just saw their first fight and saw that Neil did the same thing. So maybe Rypien thought it was a good idea to mimic a loser?!

Posted by muskokadangler on March 14, 2010 at 09:06 AM

A really good fight...The Ripper gets the win on points but at the end he was in danger....I am not sure he can hurt a guy with those shots and I said it before ......It might not happen this year but one of these times he is gonna throw those pepper shots with a big boy and then after he is tired he will take SOME BOMBS and get seriosly hurt ............. He will then be more choosy about who he engages!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey bcboy.......Only if ya get hit on the BUTTON are those punches gonna stop you!!!!!! Is that why you call yourself BOY.............Because odviously you are a boy and can't take a punch

Posted by Bensonator27 on March 14, 2010 at 02:40 PM

nice fight... rypiens a killer

Posted by Mack Seaton on March 15, 2010 at 12:33 PM

I give the edge to Ripper with a great start. Good fight- he continues to punch above his weight class.

Posted by chad420 on March 17, 2010 at 02:55 PM

win ripper...middleweight champ..real good bout

Posted by hockeyfan217 on March 15, 2010 at 04:18 AM

Rypien at the start Neil At the end W to Rypien

Posted by ghunt24 on March 14, 2010 at 05:03 AM

usually hate the show-boating at the end of fights but neil did it at the end of their first fight so i can't say what rypien did is really wrong

Posted by Hagendas88 on March 14, 2010 at 07:36 PM

Rypien started strong but Neil held strong and then tied Rypien up nicely and landed a few. I'll give a slight advantage to Rypien with a win.