Dec 16, 1989
Minnesota - Toronto4-3 

Summary Of Events
1  0:11  Fight  McRae-Kordic
2  36:02  Cheap Shot  Modano-Leeman

 Fight at 0:11
Duration 0:43ThrownLanded   Big   
 Basil McRae 6'2'' 1205lb 1533253None
 John Kordic 6'1'' 1220lb 1538293
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13125 fight reviews

Jul 11, 2013 17:40 ET
Draw Fun 
This was a tremendous action fight between Kordic and McRae. Basil got off to the better start. He landed a couple of average lefts. John landed three average lefts and a body punch. McRae landed seven consecutive average shots and a decent connect. John landed a couple of decent blows, missed four punches, and landed a couple of decent blows.

Kordic got in better position after a little stretch of inaccurate punching. He landed six straight solid connects. McRae matched him punch for punch and landed five solid blows and an average shot. John landed a couple of soilid connects. Basil landed a solid blow and missed a punch.

Basil switched to throwing rights briefly and on a couple of occasions. He landed an average blow and missed. Kordic went strictly with left hands. He landed a couple of average shots. McRae landed a couple of solid lefts and missed a punch. John missed a punch, landed a decent connect, missed a couple of blows, and landed an average shot.

McRae missed a right hand. Rambo landed an average blow and missed a couple of punches. He landed four average lefts. McRae missed a punch and landed an average blow. The repeated the sequence two more times in succession. He missed a punch and landed a couple of solid blows. Kordic finished strong with four straight solid blows.

I rate this fight as a draw. Both men landed numerous average and solid blows. The men were pretty even in terms of punches landed. McRae was more accurate early in the fight. Kordic was more accurate late in the fight. There was not a significant difference in the combatants in this fight. Both fought until they were arm weary and exhausted. This was a great contest.
20684 fight reviews
151 fight logs

Jun 13 16:39 ET
Draw Fun 
On the game's opening shift Basil McRae and John Kordic meet up along the boards and waste no time shedding the mitts and adding another chapter to their rivalry. They grab on and Kordic gets his left going right away while McRae takes a couple moments to get set but then gets his left going as well to go toe-to-toe. Kordic chucks eleven lefts and lands four, losing his helmet and elbow pad in the process while McRae tosses eight lefts and lands four. Kordic gets into close quarters and wrestles McRae to the boards but McRae stays off them and then they have another toe-to-toe exchange as both get the lefts going again. Kordic throws eight lefts and connects with six while McRae throws nine lefts and connects with seven. They lock back up in close quarters afterwards and McRae wrestles Kordic against the boards. McRae switches hands as Kordic gets off the boards and then McRae lands one of two rights before connecting with a right as Kordic lands a left. Kordic then throws three lefts and lands two while getting some separation from McRae and then Kordic gets McRae's helmet off. McRae switches hands and misses a left, then Kordic misses a left before McRae misses a left. Kordic misses two lefts and leans away while McRae misses a left, then Kordic misses a left. McRae switches hands and misses a right, then switches hands again. McRae and Kordic then get their lefts going once more and go toe-to-toe. Kordic tosses ten lefts and lands five while McRae chucks twelve and lands six, losing his elbow pad in the process. McRae wrestles Kordic against the boards as they get back into close quarters but they just choose to end it there as the linesmen wade in. Great fight between these two tough customers. There were three different spans of going toe-to-toe and both landed a bunch. Call it a draw as both connected similarly in terms of quantity and quality.
911 fight reviews

Dec 19, 2006 19:08 ET
Draw Fun 
This was like Slapshot said, almost like getting two fights for the price of one. There were two separate T2T exchanges. I would call it the "War of the lefts" because of how they went at it. I'm not going to pick a winner here as I think it is deserved to be called a draw, however, Kordic seemed to hit harder and better at some points of the fight, so a little plus to him. These guys had a nice little rivalry going on and I have a hard time seeing that they topped this in any of their other fights against each other.
411 fight reviews

Dec 26, 2004 20:11 ET
Draw Fun 
great toe to toe fight in front of the Minnesota bench...this was on Don Cherry's Rock Em Sock Em #2 or #3
19896 fight reviews

Apr 29, 2005 04:26 ET
Draw Fun 
Both threw some lefts first, then they went toe to toe with lefts. Then they wrestled and both tried to throw more lefts, Kordic took McRae's helmet off and they started going toe to toe again, both threw about ten more lefts and after that they started hugging and linesmen came in. Great fight.
288 fight reviews

Jun 26, 2005 13:17 ET
Draw Fun 
Great toe to toe battle. One of the fights of the year, but not perfect 10.
207 fight reviews

May 14, 2006 11:42 ET
Draw Fun 
Great battle in front of the Minnesota bench, with both trading left hands at a furious pace. After the initial exchange, Kordic pulls McRae's helmet off and another intense exchange of left hands ensues. It was almost like getting two fights for the price of one. Awesome fight.
1251 fight reviews

May 26, 2006 18:58 ET
Draw Fun 
Wow. Great scrap. It was also neat to see Curran, Clark, and Kordic on the same line. Look out!
12086 fight reviews

Aug 24, 2008 00:37 ET
Draw Fun 
Great fight with both guys just locking each other out and throwing non stop punches till the linesmen moved in. Simply awesome bout with both landing a ton of shots each, Draw
3646 fight reviews

May 25, 2009 18:34 ET
Draw Fun 
The barrage of punches was awesome by both. I'll call it a draw but you can tell at the end that kordic was seeing stars from basil's punches while basil didn't show this. If basil was seeing stars, he covered it up (masked) it very well.
7 fight reviews

Apr 8, 2010 20:54 ET
Draw Fun 
One of my favorite fights, toe to toe for most of the contest.

Both guys in their prime. Great respect to both.
20 fight reviews

Aug 2, 2010 18:22 ET
Draw Fun 
John Kordic and Basil Mcrae slug it out and have a good one. Kordic and Mcrae go toe 2 toe of the start but was very weak. They tie up for a second and start throwing more, Kordic gets a nice uppercut in. They do somemore grappling and then they start chucking huge bombs and start slugging it out again. Basil got Kordic with some good ones in that exchange. Kordic got a couple good licks in aswell. It was a awsome fight with no clear winner
41 fight reviews

Jun 18, 2011 07:08 ET
John Kordic narrow win Fun 
Oh boy!!!!! One of the best fight ever!!!
2254 fight reviews

Jun 11, 2013 22:45 ET
Draw Fun 
6715 fight reviews

Oct 12, 2015 09:55 ET
Draw Fun 
John Kordic and Basil McRae continue their rivalry in a big way along the boards, both guys get the short lefts going and after about a dozen or so shots they grapple for a moment and pick it up again with the exchange of left hands, both men grab on yet again and spin away from the boards and continue tossing shots at each other, Kordic gets the helmet off of McRae with both men landing equally before one final exchange of left hands as they both tire out and the Linesmen break them up, this was a fantastic fight between two tough customers and one of the biggest on ice rivalries in the history of the game.
3589 fight reviews

Feb 12, 2016 10:44 ET
Draw Fun 
530 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2018 12:25 ET
Draw Fun 
11063 fight reviews

Mar 18, 2018 10:34 ET
Draw Fun 
May 29, 2006 17:12 ET
drwdan19 - I noticed that both Curran and Clark had a front row seat for this one as well, hence the nickname of the Macho Leafs they had for awhile (which I guess got changed to the Bay Street Bullies at some point). If I recall correctly I think John Brophy was trying to acquire Link Gaetz to go along with Kordic, Domi, and either Clark or Curran - been so long I can't remember which combination they had. Old School line-up there.Reply
Jun 28, 2007 22:45 ET
Doug Carpenter was the coach during this season - Brophy was long gone. Gaetz was up and down with the North Stars - I don't recall hearing talk the Leafs were interested. Domi was buried on the farm, appearing in only 2 games. When Kordic was sober he was more than enough for this lineup which had solid toughness from top to bottom, even the backup goalie could scrap - Mark Laforest. This was a great year if you like the Leafs and like fighting.Reply
Jun 29, 2007 11:49 ET
Bay street bullies came after the Leafs moved from Carlton to Bay St at the ACC. They were considered bullies while having the likes of Corson, Roberts, Domi, Kris King, Tucker, later on Nolan, Belak,and Perrott.Reply
Oct 20, 2007 13:43 ET
3 basil tilts on this link:
this one , rookie todd harvey and
last with cam neely in a NESN clip
Feb 9, 2008 22:40 ET
Apr 8, 2010 20:50 ET
The leafs led the league in penalty minutes which I think in part helped them finish at the .500 mark for the first time in 10 seasons.

I remember Cherry commenting that you couldn't come into Maple Leaf Gardens and push the Leafs around any longer.

Something that used to happen regularly.
Jul 1, 2011 06:37 ET
The great fight.

Mar 18, 2018 10:36 ET

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 Mike Modano  (Aggressor) 6'3'' 4210lb 35N/A
 Gary Leeman  (Victim) 5'11'' 4175lb 35
Jun 26, 2007 18:48 ET
Modano recieved a slashing major and game misconduct at this time.Reply
Jun 30, 2007 17:35 ET
I've been trying to figure out where modano got his major and I guess this is it.Reply

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