Apr 5, 1973
QF,  Game 2
Minnesota - Philadelphia1-4

Summary Of Events
1  1:16  Fight  O'Brien-Barber
2  1:16  Fight  Parise-Dupont
3  33:47  Fight  Hextall-Lonsberry
4  59:40  Fight  Harris-Schultz

Fight at 1:16
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Dennis O'Brien 6'0''  195lb  N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Bill Barber 6'0''  195lb  N/AN/AN/A
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 BattleshipRules
13195 fight reviews

Dec 8 02:24 ET
Bill Barber clear win Fun 
6
O'Brien was a scrappy player, although not one of the good fighters in the NHL. This was a most unimpressive performance against Barber. Bill had a terrific effort here, especially seeing that he was pretty much a non-fighter for most of his NHL career.

Barber and O'Brien got the lumber up and decided to throw down. Bill threw a number of right hands. Dennis kind of froze and was on the defensive most of the way, unable to return with any punches. Barber missed a punch, landed an average blow, and landed a solid right hand. He landed a decent shot, missed a punch, and landed a partial connect.

Barber continued to take it to Dennis. He landed a right with average to solid impact. He landed a solid blow. He missed two shots and landed an average punch. He landed a partial connect. O'Brien landed an average blow. barber slipped to the ice and the officials broke up the contest.

I rate this as a clear win for Barber. He controlled the fight and landed several effective blows along the way.
itsJ.Millertime
12305 fight reviews

Dec 6 00:21 ET
Bill Barber clear win Fun 
6
Good showing for Barber in this one, he gets a jump on O'Brien landing a right before he even has the gloves off, it stings him too and it's pretty much Barber the rest of the way as he lands a few more rights and has O'Brien wobbled a bit late before they wrestle to the ice, clear win Barber.
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RedWingsWereTough
243 fight reviews

Apr 15, 2010 22:58 ET
Dennis O'Brien clear win Fun 
6
I am not sure what started this battle because both of the videos I have of it start with the gloves coming off without any prior action. I presume that the remaining game action is lost forever. They are near the end boards and quickly start throwing right hands. Bill Barber is working his right hand like mad but seems to be hitting O'Brien in the shoulder pads with straight punches. Dennis opts for more of a right hook, which he throws in succession landing a couple of nice ones on Barber before they tire out and the altercation is broken up. Barber was shockingly willing to fight here but O'Brien definitely got the better of it.
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BattleshipRules
Oct 2, 2017 19:46 ET
There must be a full clip of this based on the review by the respected user. The clip showed Barber landing a couple of decent blows before the clip ran ahead towards the Dupont-Parise battle. This was selective editing to make the Flyers player look like a better fighter for the television special. O'Brien was incensed in the aftermath. He stood on the bench and pointed and gestured in the other bench area.Reply
johnnypie
Dec 5 21:55 ET
I thought Barber looked good in this one. No way he lost. Here is the complete fight along with the Dupont - Parise go. Can't get it posted directly just a link to my page.


https://www.youtube....PYI&feature=youtu.be
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itsJ.Millertime
Dec 6 00:27 ET
I think it's the wrong call. This was without a doubt Barbers best performance of his career and he deserves the right call to reflect it. Could be tainted a bit though since he did get a good sized jump on him.Reply
BattleshipRules
Dec 6 01:38 ET
It looked like this is the clip of the entire fight and the review will be pulled. Barber definitely won the fight.Reply


Fight at 1:16
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Jean-Paul Parise 5'9'' 4180lb 20N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Andre Dupont 6'1'' 4200lb 20N/AN/AN/A
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Oct 2, 2017 19:48 ET
Outcome: N/A Fun 
3
This didn't look like much of a fight. Dupont decided to go with Parise. Andre missed two punches and J.P. slipped to the ice. The Moose landed a grazing blow and missed a shot. The men fell to the ice. I won't render a verdict as I'm not sure if some of the action is missing. It looked like an uneventful draw.
itsJ.Millertime
12305 fight reviews

Dec 6 00:23 ET
Draw Fun 
3
It's boxing match to start as the two trade from the outside with jabs and hooks, Parise is the only one to land a right or two, they come together and Dupont lands a weak shot then they wrestle for a bit, draw.


Fight at 33:47
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Dennis Hextall 5'11'' 1175lb 10N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Ross Lonsberry 5'10'' 1185lb 10N/AN/AN/A
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BattleshipRules
Oct 2, 2017 19:50 ET
Punches were thrown here, but the clip I saw only had a couple of seconds of footage. Neither man landed a shot in the brief action.Reply


Fight at 59:40
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Ted Harris 6'2'' 1175lb 10N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Dave Schultz 6'1'' 1185lb 10N/AN/AN/A
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Oct 14, 2015 18:31 ET
Ted Harris decisive win Fun 
6
Footage exists of this fight from start to finish. Harris checked Schultz along the boards. Ted missed a few blows and landed a solid right. The Hammer missed two shots and landed a partial connect. He missed two punches, landed an average blow, and missed a shot. Harris landed two average blows and a solid shot. The jersey came up over Dave's head and was like a noose over his head. Ted missed a blow and landed two average shots. He missed a couple of blows. Schultz was unable to get free from his jersey and Harris continued to fire away with punches. The refs stopped the fight.

I rate this as a decisive win for Harris. Ted looked very good in this one. The fight was a spontaneous type started by two men playing physical along the boards. Schultz tried to slug with the veteran strongman. Harris was more accurate with his punches and the blows landed with a little better pop. Dave's jersey came up over his head and there didn't appear to be a chance he could get loose. Harris was in position to land a series of unanswered blows and the refs stopped the fight.

Ted was a very tough customer. He wasn't the biggest guy, but he was pugnacious and fearless. He was a part of the Canadiens stalwart rearguards for many years. He had a lengthy spell with the North Stars and stints with the Red Wings and Flyers. Harris played a physical style and didn't shy away from the toughest men in the NHL. He got into it with the notorious "Terrible" Ted Lindsay, Ted Green, and Reg Fleming in his early years.

Harris had some great rivalries. He had a series of bouts with top fighter Orland Kurtenbach. Kurtenbach was one of the elite fighters of his day and Ted went at it with him again and again. Harris wasn't afraid to get into it with star players. He had bouts with superstar Bobby Orr. He didn't care if that would lead to bouts with dangerous teammates like Wayne Cashman.

Harris continued to play with an edge late in his career. He had rivalries with both Bob Kelly's. He fought The Hound several times. He took on the more formidable Battleship three times. The Battleship sunk the destroyer on one occasion with a three punch salvo. This didn't deter Harris. He went at it again with Kelly and held his own in a rematch.

Ted didn't back away from the baddest men in the NHL. He got destroyed by "Belting" Bert Wilson. Harris was nearing the end of the line while Wilson was doing some bloodletting as a rookie with the New York Rangers. Bert opened Harris up in a bloodbath. Ted finished on his skates, but he was damaged goods in the aftermath. This was his last NHL bout.

Harris was one of the tougher men pound-for-pound of his era. He looked impressive against the Hammer on this occasion. Schultz was more of a free-swinging fighter in his early years. He had trouble with Serge Savard that season as well. The Hammer became more of a tactician over time and boxed more effectively. The veteran tough guy got the better of him in this matchup.

Harris was as gutsy and brave as they came. He took on the best heavyweights in the NHL. He took on the best established fighters and up-and-coming guys like Wilson that many would have avoided. Ted was willing to go through a wood chipper to engage men physically. He deserves the utmost respect for his approach to the game. He was tough physically and mentally. He didn't give much attention to the fearsome reputations of the guys he engaged on the ice.
AlBowman
4 fight reviews

Mar 9, 2009 19:47 ET
Ted Harris clear win Fun 
N/A
This was a playoff game, I listened to this fight on radio, Flyer announcers said Harris got the jersey over Schultz's head right away and landed the only punches. They called it for Harris and said Schultz looked disgusted after the fight. None of punches were damaging but Schultz did not land anything.
montrealrocks
12 fight reviews

Feb 5, 2011 13:30 ET
Ted Harris decisive win Fun 
7
You only saw one of Schultz' punches. You should see the REST of the fight.
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7971
30 fight reviews

Jul 8, 2010 17:09 ET
Dave Schultz clear win Fun 
N/A
its on the hbo doc-schultz is landing on ted harris.schultz wins!!!
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michiann
Jun 8, 2012 17:44 ET
I didn't see the fight but since everyone else is saying this was a 1-sided victory for Ted Harris over Schultzie... now I can understand why the flyers traded to get Harris later on.Reply
bzane
Oct 13, 2015 23:33 ET
Annnnd, what are the odds on THAT?!?

Ted Harris was a THIRTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD, past-his-prime veteran of years of ice wars. An age where virtually every NHL fighter is either a) losing his edge, and desire for fighting; or, b) more sensibly- retired.

Yet he beat Dave Schultz, then a twenty-three-year-old rookie cutting a terrifying swath through the league and behaving as though he belonged in locked ward, bundled up in a strait jacket.

One might have as well expected a creaky-backed Wayne Cashman to defeat Joe Kocur in his rookie season.

I somehow missed the expected alibi-filled explanation of this unlikely loss in Schultz's tedious book, "I See Nothing. Nothing!- The True Story of Sergeant Schultz"- or was it "The Yammer of the Hammer- Dave Schultz Tells All!"
Or maybe, "A Boy Psychopath in the NHL". No? How about "Stan Fischler Ain't Such a Douche After All!" Wait! Maybe it was "Hammer Fist, Anvil Head"? Or "Public Muggings For Fun and Profit". Whatever. It'll come to me. But I was disappointed to miss what should have been a pretty obvious entry in Schultz's (wait! Got it!) "Lyin' and Denyin'- Facile Excuses of a Poor Loser"

(Just kidding here, Schultzie, if you happen to be reading this!)
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BattleshipRules
Oct 14, 2015 20:36 ET
Bzane, I love your posts. Keep em coming.Reply
johnnypie
Dec 7 20:33 ET
Actually this fight is no way a decisive Harris victory. The fight was very close with both guys landing some nice shots. The silent clip that is around blocks out some of Schultz's best shots.Reply
BattleshipRules
Dec 7 21:03 ET
I went by the end of the contest where the jersey was up over Schultz's face and he was in a bad position at the end. This is a DYG policy where it is considered decisive if a guy is in a bad spot when the refs step in. Not saying you are incorrect, but that was the rationale for my call.Reply
johnnypie
Dec 7 21:22 ET
Have no problem with your calls. Harris looks very good in that silent clip. I just thought you would like to know that in a different clip Schultz lands a few that are not shown. It really evens up the bout in my opinion.Reply
BattleshipRules
Dec 7 21:29 ET
Understood buddy and thanks for the feedback. Not to disparage Schultz at all, he was a better fighter than Harris. Sometimes the loose jersey can be troublesome for sure.Reply

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