How anyone could call a winner out of this is ridiculous DRAW
What are those two douche announcers watching. Thorton jumps Boogard and holds on for his life. That was no fight. Thorton connects with one little slap. If your going to drop your gloves then fight.
Thornton hangs on for dear life and you morons give him a win cause he gets 1 punch in after trying to hug boogaard to death. Seriously, the homers on this site are getting out of hand.
Hold on, get a couple peppering shots in, then hold on! Good strategy by Thorton. He only landed one weak jab with a left. Boogie only hit Thorton in the body. Overall weak fight. Wish the refs let the fight go. I think it could have been a fun one! Draw.
THIS FIGHT WAS A DRAW AND ALL I SAW WAS THORNTON TRYING TO SURVIVE. IN THE REMATCH HE WILL GET HIS ASS KICKED FOR SURE. LET'S HOPE THAT LUCIC IS THERE TO GET IT ALSO.SO MUCH EXCITEMENT FOR THAT ONE LITTLE JAB THAT LANDED.SIZE OF THE FIGHT IN THE DOG WHAT AN IDIOT THAT EDWARDS IS.
Draw. Come. How can anyone say Thornton won? They didn't even get going. Thornton did the same thing as Orr. Got in close. Crap. By the way. Somebody please punch Jack Edwards right in the face.
Draw, nothing more. nothing less! Nothing really happened...
Thorton has big nuts, but he jumped Boogieman to tie him up. Thorton knew better than to square off. Boogieman weak effort here for a much bigger man..
draw.....that was terrible...i expected much better.
nothing going on here, refs need to let these fights go on
Draw, Thornton got a jump on the boogeyman, but was for the most part playing a defensive game, one lucky shot, I'll wait for the rematch to set the record straight.
Thornton might have been saved by the linesman, why did he break it up?
Fight didn't really get going. Thornton with 1 punch maybe. Draw.
Anyone who gives either a win here are nucking futs. Boogie's lids blinds him most of the dance, Thorton looks to pop him once, and Derek throws body shots. Nothing more than a draw, crap fight.
LOOKED LIKE DANCING WITH STARS....CRAP AT BEST
The homers will get to this one soon. Thornton held his own but it wasn't a big bout..The homers will think Thornton is a bitch for fighting smart.
53 pound difference? 265 - 217 = 48. Edwards shows not only that he is an as*hole but that he is also a retard. Nice right by Thornton, but the fight is a draw. Why did the zebras get in there? I don't understand.
sedinfan--you think Boogaard is overated as a fighter? Please little boy, the day anybody squares up, takes the bucket off with Boogaard and wins, you let me know pal, until then keep cheering for your big guy, Rick "the fan fighter" Rypien
Look close, at around the 42-44 second mark, Boogard gets the right hand body shot going and Thornton just about collapses on the spot. Thats why the linesmen jumped in, they saved Thornton from possible broken ribs or kidney damage. If they had let it go on for another 5-10 seconds, Thornton would have been laying on the ice. But since they didnt, Im calling it a draw.
agree with the overrated remark. if anyones 67 265 in the nhl, you shouldnt lose a fight period.
Thorton hung in there, had the [email protected] to go, but I'm pretty sure he thanks the linesmen after the game. They stepped in right as Boogard was getting ready to jackhammer him into the ice.
how the hell got thornton 50percent of votes???he landed one punch on boogaard's forehead...draw
dear homers draw, win if you are counting he did not get killed
Kudos to Thornton for taking on the bigger man. Thornton with the best punch to Boogaard's face but Boogaard with the body shots. They do count. Draw
Thornton wrapped him up real well. Could have gotten ugly if Booger was able to free his tree trunks..Blow to the body buckled Thornton's knees. I don't know why more guys don't go to the body...it's a total ligit strategy...Draw...
Thornton got the only good one in
ughhh draw or edge thorn
surprising to me that 12 feet 8 in Booooooooooooooooogaard cannot handle himself in a more forceful manner. loks pretty stiff to me not taking anything away from Thornton.
Boobgaard took one on the beak, threw nothing that mattered. TS a 10-9 win.
Not sure why the Zebras stepped in but thornton won unexpecedly. Booger is way overrated anyway. Maybe the zebras thought Booger would come on in the end. i don't know. Nobody told me Deano.
being a minnesotan, i once loved and defended boogaard, now that he's somewhere (anywhere) else, i'll freely admit, overrated...but still scary
Thornton gets the win by out thinking Boogaard but I'm sure he was happy to see the linesman after Boogie got free of the sweater grab. Could have gotten messy...
Taking a page from Orr's playbook, Thornton gets the early jump, and uses it to effectively subdue Boogaard's right. A smart tactic, that allows him to come away with a narrow edge in a ''never really got going'' kind of fight.
Not a great fight, but edge to THornton.....
one clean punch by Thornton.....edge to Thornton
thorton in this crap bout with one hit. looked like 2 lovers making out to a slow dance song.. weak fight
Sather must be thinking in the press box, "I gave a four year contract to Lurch?"
I loved when they both got one arm free and Boo was nodding saying "you want this" and Thornton freakin tagged him. Boo looked very ordinary.
Nice win by Thornton...smart technical bout....Very uninspired showings by Boogy so far this season.
draw thornton landed the best face punch and boogy witht he body punches.
thornton fought a very smart fight. thornton was already on the ice for a bit and boogaard had just come off the bench.
Second fight this week Boogie lost to a smaller man. It looks as if he does not want to fight. He starts out slow and gets pi$$ed at the refs for jumping in. Boogie could learn a thing or two from Rypien. Rypien may be a punk a$$ bitch but he brings everything he has when he drops the gloves. Right now Minnesota looks good getting rid Boogaard.
Not much to decide for the win,refs jumped in when thorthon got hurt from the last body shot thrown by Boogaard....would of been awesome to see Boogaard and Chara square off.
Boogaard is a huge SOB. Props to Thornton on this one. And as a Bruins fan I have to say, I HATE Jack Edwards
man you gotta like what thornton brings to a team! guys got some...you know whats!... takes on all comers ,for the team,he gives you the perfect role for resident enforcer,and he can play a little bit,...fights like d.langdon!.....nice work thorny! edge thornton.
Thornton gives a seminar on how to neutralize Boogaard. Shows some upper body strength by tying up Boogie's arms... and stayed patient till he found an opening. Impressive and Smart Win for Thornton.
How do you spell Boogaard. OVERRATED
Shawn Thornton handled the much larger Boogaard very nicely, neutralizing his right, and getting the better of the hits thrown in this fight. Although, it was a close fight, and only borderline clear win for Thornton as opposed to a draw with an edge to Thornton. Regardless, Thornton handled the much larger Boogaard nicely
Thornton's smart fighter, He gave a couple good ones to the boogeyman
Good job by Thornton here. Tied him up when he needed to and landed when he needed to. Probably good for Thornton the refs stepped in when they did. Boogard is a beast when he starts throwing.
Linesmen got in there too quick. edge Thornton
anytime you you fight Boogard and dont get concussed, loose a pint of blood, or stay in the game its a win. . . This is the price for being the best, if you cant beat someone whos fighting smart and ties you up, its a loss. Really, why would someone whos that tall get full extension?
slight edge to Thornton because of the punch he delivered to Blowjob.......opps I mean Boogaard
Thornton had the better shots and got the edge in this one...
Another wasted salary by the Rangers. This was embarrassing for Boog...
Draw, plain and simple.
thornton pushed boogaard around. no need to ko someone. boogard may be done. he has no skill and has nothing to fall back on. thornton is the top enfourcer in the league because he can play. no need to win all the time. not one tough guy comes close with a skill level like he has. maybe prust but he doesnt go with all the the heavys on a consistent basis. there isnt a guy in the league who has the fight card that thornton has. thats the bottom line. sorry haters.
Derek Boogaard is worst signing by the Rangers since Wade Redden and this fight is just more evidence. Also the linesmen step in too soon IMO.
Thornton with the win. Boogey's "Body Shots" are tired.
Gotta give the W to Thornton. He was a dwarf to this moron and he sure can fight. Guy is 1/2 a foot taller and 50 lbs bigger and Thornton handled the fight like a pro.
Upset here with Thornton getting the win.
good job by thornton, did his job well, trying to light a fire under his teammates asses by taking on a bigger dude.
Thornton wins here, not so much that he landed more shots. What he did was take on the other teams bigger man, fights him smart and takes the win on points.
shawn got the better punch in ,he is a strong mthfk!
Edge to Thornton against that idiot behemoth. It says a lot about Thornton's fighting skills that he can give up that much size and still get the W.
Win Thornton. Did exactly what he needed to do during this fight effectivly locking out Boogards right and playing sound defense. Not sure how anyone could tie up a roster spot with this guy. Plays two minutes a night, cant skate,and is a complete liability every time he is on the ice. Why would the Rangers give him all that dough?
edge to thornton, but what the F were the linesmen thinking breaking it up that early? that fight wasnt close to done.
Thorton kicked Boogaard's ass!
kudos to Thornton... he fought a tree and won
Win Boogaard. This is simple. Thorton did not want to "fight". He clutched, grabbed and all that other bullshit. Let's understand something here; that was not fighting. If they "fight" Thorton goes to the hospital. THIS IS NOT FIGHTING- thank God we did not have to endure another Andrew Peters type match. That loser's (sic) style has infected the league. Review the 70's and 80's to determine what a fight is in this water downed league.
body shots at end put thornton in alot of discomfort
Thornton holds on for his life, thats not a win, thats a player affraid to get his ass kicked. Its not the MMA. Trade punches don't grapel. If thornton goes toe to toe he lasts about 15 seconds.
Thornton would never have the balls to square off against boogaard. Grab quick, hold on for dear life and call the linesman in after getting a maximum of one shot in
This really wasn't a fight and I blame Thornton. Thorton had no intention of letting go of Boogaard or throw any punches. I'm giving the fight to Boogaard because he was willing to go but Thornton simply held on to his arms as a defensive tactic. I'm guessing Thornton was thinking he might want to fight until his self preservation instinct kicked in. "Holy crap! I'm gonna get pummeled" and went for a dance instead
you guys are nuts, thornton didn't land one punch.. 24 seconds was shoulder pads, 32 was a miss, 35 was changing hands, then gets broken up.. boogie landed the only shots here.. giving thornton the L for chasing him around and then doing nothing but hugging...
Okay to all the faggets that gave this one to Thornton.... You fcukn tools don't know shyt..... The refs saved thorntons life there.. Thornton threw that bitch jab and then held on for dear life..... The refs could see into the future and prevented Boogy from ending a mans life on the ice.... Plus Thornton made me mad due to the fact that Boogaard was challenging Chara and Thorntits jumped in.... I wanna see Chara lay a beating... Havent seen a blood bath since Chara / Koci fight.... Dumb like stick Thorntits
How any douche bag could call that anything but a draw is beyond me..
If you watch closely, Thorton almost went down from a body shot at the end.......but all the ranger haters just choose not to see it.
The body shots Boogaard was dealing Thornton at the end were enough for Thornton, his knees buckled on that last blow, and the linesmen rushed in before he got some broken ribs. Boogard got his arms extended and Thorton was in trouble. Gotta give Tornton props for hanging on tight for so long though.
another one punch and hug attack on boogard. just like orr did. boogard is still not on top form but seems like gets more hugs than granny
Very close. Not much on the delivery side.
Boogaard was getting licked, then Thornton ran out of gas and was getting blasted with body shots. Ref saved Thornton from a whoopin!
Boogard won. If you said Thornton won, then it wasn't totally decisive.
I think the linesman jumped in a little too quickly in this fight. I wasn't too impressed with Boogard's strategy in this one.
Was a pretty even bout, Booger was tied up at the start but once he got his right hand free the refs didn't want to have any part of any face re-arranging that he was thinking of doing.
Now way to call a winner since it didn't end yet. Look out for the second round Thornton.
this was awful
Lame hug fest. I guess smart on Thornton's part. Had zero interest in exchanging punches. Thanks for wasting my time. Draw and a 1. Unless you're from Boston. Then Thornton knocked Boogard out.
weak, 2 body shots = one head shot. Tie crappy fight!
Thornton a win for that!!! That wasn't even a fight. DRAW.
Neither player did any real damage and the refs jumped in to early . Draw
Thornton got boogaard in the face but boogey landed a bunch of body shots. draw but the refs stopped to early.
Just a lotta' grabbing and holding -- linesmen then stepped-in way-too-soon as Boogaard took-over and started throwing.
No winner here unless you want to give Thornton the edge just for the fact he's much smaller...crap fight...broke up too early.
So was there a secret ref conference where they decided from now on any time somebody gets a free hand they're going to jump in? If Boogey jumps somebody, which he won't, I'm fine with it so the other guy doesn't get killed. But Thornton wanted this so let it play out. The same thing happened in the Lucic/Prust dance. Is this the new NHL PG-13?
boring fight. come on refs let em go
draw..could be edge Thorny....big balls to drop em with Boogey..great move after they scored the 2nd goal
refs broke this one up way too early...
Not only can Boogs not skate....looks like he can't fight either
thornton for pushing around boogy and barely getting one inside. another lame fight though.
I'm ssssooooo sick of hearing about Boogaard. He gets completely nailed by a much smaller opponent here.
Good job Thornton.....I'd love to punch out the announcer!!!!
What on earth was the deal with the refs in this game? They also stopped the Lucic fight prematurely. What is this, the NFL?
very well fought by thornton, controlled boogie and landed some of his own. win/edge thorts
thornton will take on anybody
How is anyone voting Boogard in this one. It's either Thornton or Draw, but Boogard doesn't factor in to the equation. A guy that's suppose to dominate looks like a overrated POS. Enjoy the pressbox soon!!! Edge/Draw Thronton Boogard didn't land one shot, open up Boogey and stop being a huge pussy.
unbelievably smart fight by a dumb fighter. edge Thornton.
Great grip by Thorton is the key to vicory here.
Thorton looked good ..cant see how anyone would call it win Boogaard. WIN THORTON!!!
for all you dopes who complain when prust loses to lucic because he is fighting out of his weight class, shut up.
Would have liked to see them get their arms free, but Thornton is too smart to let that happen. That rabbitt punch at the end looked pretty painful.
HOW ON EARTH CAN U GIVE THE WIN TO THORNTON WTF...DRAW ALL THE WAY IF ANYTHING THE BOOGEY MAN WON
the real thug guy boogaard win this