Mar 10, 1991
Detroit - St. Louis4-1

Summary Of Events
1  7:06  Fight  Vial-Kimble
2  12:33  Fight  Probert-Kimble
3  26:32  Fight  Burr-Bassen
4  59:14  Rough  Fedorov-Stevens

Fight at 7:06
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:44ThrownLanded   Big   
 Dennis Vial 6'1'' 1220lb 152270None
 Darin Kimble 6'2'' 1205lb 152080
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 SarcasticPillow
19516 fight reviews
135 fight logs

Sep 13, 2012 18:34 ET
Draw Fun 
7
Just added to the Detroit Red Wings via a trade with the New York Rangers, Dennis Vial drops the gloves with Darin Kimble of the divisional rival St. Louis Blues. They wrestle in close from the get go and move to open ice from off the boards. Kimble works his right free and starts throwing right away while Vial starts to throw back quickly. Kimble throws thirteen rights and lands six while Vial throws seven rights and connects with two, then pulls Kimble's dislodged helmet off, and throws seven final rights and connects with three. Kimble shakes his elbow pad off as they pause for a while. Vial misses two rights, then lands a right while Kimble misses a right. Vial misses a right and then Kimble misses two rights and tries to work his right free. Kimble then throws three rights and connects with two as Vial throws four rights and lands one. Kimble misses a right and then they fall to the ice. Fairly lengthy scrap between these two heavyweights. Vial did pretty well tangling with Kimble and earned a draw with the more experienced enforcer. Good fight.
 BattleshipRules
12593 fight reviews

Jan 10, 2014 16:46 ET
Darin Kimble narrow win Fun 
8
This was a good fight with sustained action. Kimble and Vial had a battle of right hands. Darin missed a punch, landed three average rights, and landed a solid blow. Dennis missed a punch, landed a couple of average shots, missed a punch, and landed a couple of average punches.

Both men had a moderately effective grip on the other man's right arm. This mitigated the effects of the punches somewhat of both combatants. Still, both found the target with regularity and with effectiveness.

Kimble missed a punch and landed a solid blow. He landed an average punch and missed a few. He landed an average connect. Vial landed an average punch, missed a couple of blows, landed two average rights, and missed a couple of punches.

Darin's right arm was tied up, but he was working it loose. Vial landed an average blow, missed a punch, and landed an average connect. Kimble landed a solid shot and missed a few punches. He landed three solid blows towards the end in a nice flurry. Dennis missed a punch, landed an average connect, and missed a punch.

This was a very close and competitive fight. I rate it as a narrow win for Kimble. Both men landed about an equal number of punches. I think Darin landed the better and more substantial punches. I think several of his punches were solid while Vial landed with more average pop. It was a close fight and a draw would also be an acceptable call.
Jocke
1493 fight reviews
12 fight logs

May 22, 2005 14:19 ET
Draw Fun 
7
The newcomer Vial's first fight for the Wings. He's trying to make an impression. He goes toe-to-toe with Kimble.

Probert is also on the ice, looking on at the fight. He seems very interested, not often he can just watch a fight (at this point in his career), and not do anything himself, instead of being the one involved in it.
FrAn6
3514 fight reviews

Apr 6, 2012 15:43 ET
Draw Fun 
7
michiann
3653 fight reviews

May 7, 2014 00:21 ET
Draw Fun 
N/A
New-comer Dennis Vial takes on the young vet designated-fighter Darin Kimble. The video starts off with both guys having a good grip on each other's sleeve with one hand while duking it out with the other hand. But determination of the results of their battle nets out to which guy having the stronger sleeve-grip because this defensive tactic impedes the swings of each guy to a degree.

Thus, we have to calculate to which degree each guy's grip effectively impeded the other guy's swings. The description of the fight is: they trade swings and land marginal facialpunches but I noticed that Vial was causing Kimble's swings to only barely graze Vial's face while Vial's swings had better impact (than Kimble's) upon Kimble's face. This trend lasted throughout most of the fight.

I'm leaning towards giving Vial the narrow win but since this fight consisted of only marginal facialpunches, I'll give it a draw while this is definitely not a win for Kimble.
Oneill.the.Giant
11121 fight reviews

May 26, 2014 09:11 ET
Draw Fun 
7
crosbyXXX
3696 fight reviews

Jun 21, 2015 05:55 ET
Draw Fun 
7
mullet
19546 fight reviews

Dec 16, 2015 13:27 ET
Draw Fun 
6
itsJ.Millertime
10544 fight reviews

Jul 6, 2016 09:03 ET
Draw Fun 
7
Good fight, both guys stand back and trade toe to toe before tying up and slowing the pace down, both land several good blows making this a well earned draw for both.
TheDanLine
10190 fight reviews

Feb 17, 2017 01:06 ET
Draw Fun 
7
supersonic
4643 fight reviews

Mar 20, 2017 10:20 ET
Draw Fun 
7
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Jul 25, 2007 17:21 ET
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Fight at 12:33
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:28ThrownLanded   Big   
 Bob Probert 6'3'' 1220lb 1525144None
 Darin Kimble 6'2'' 1205lb 15920
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 SlapShot
207 fight reviews

Jun 9, 2006 18:41 ET
Bob Probert clear win Fun 
8
Classic example of how a fight that looks like a good bout on paper can turn one-sided in a hurry when it's a bad match-up for the one of the fighters - specifically what I mean is that Kimble just didn't have the reach to make this a good fight. He and Probert seem to prefer to grab with the left, hold their opponent at arm's length, and pound with the right. Normally a great strategy for tough right-hander like Kimble until he found someone with the same style and a longer right hand.

It starts out with Probert playing the puck off the boards and Kimble skating in to meet him with a solid bodycheck. After the collision they square off and each takes their normal position with their left and throw their rights. As Probert lands the first 4-5 punches of the fight we can see that Kimble is literally up on the toes of his skates trying to do the same but just cannot reach Probert. For some unknown reason the cameraman decides to give us a brief shot of the ceiling and the back of some fan's head up in the nose-bleed section, and when he returns to the fight Kimble is trying a new strategy of clutching and grabbing to try and get closer to Probert, but at this point Probert is landing another round of big rights and has taken total control of the fight. Some jostling ensues when Kimble has finally figured out a way to tie Probert's right up, when Probert then switches to his left and lands another three to four good shots as the zebras step in.

So why would I call this a clear win as opposed to decisive win? Only because of the definition of a decisive win given for our judging purposes. Even as Kimble was getting hammered he was always looking right at Probert and trying to figure out a way to return fire. He wasn't getting spun around, looking dazed, or anything the like. He didn't turtle, didn't signal the linesmen to come in and stop it, and really didn't get saved by them, per se, although it's obvious that if they didn't stop it that a knockdown had to be somewhere in the near future since he was only taking and not returning. But, even as it was broken up he never looked helpless or defenseless to me, just at a complete loss as to how to make up for the reach difference between himself and Probert. With all due respect to the other reviews and the announcing team that all called it decisive, I have to say it was closer to clear than decisive from my vantage point.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

Feb 6, 2008 20:24 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
Wow, Probert really gave it to Kimble in this fight. The two start off exchanging rights, but Probert doubles up his right and nails Kimble, knocking his helmet off. After that it was all over with. Probert landed several right hands and Kimble just held on for dear life. This continues to go on with no ref interference as Probert switches to his left and hammers away. Kimble was rocked in this one and could not muster any kind of counter attack. The linesmen finally get in but it was too late for Kimble. I've seen Kimble fight a hundred times and he always goes toe to toe with everyone. He wins some and loses some but always entertains. I never saw him lose this bad or for this duration in a fight. This was quite simply one of the most lopsided wins Probert ever recorded. I still shake my head in disbelief when I see this fight. Kimble takes a beating, but to his credit stays on his feet. I don't think Kimble had any thoughts about returning fire, he just wanted to hold on. Decisive win for Probert because a clear win doesn't do it enough justice. This was a beating.
 BattleshipRules
12593 fight reviews

Jul 17, 2013 20:57 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
Kimble displayed a lot of courage, but he took a pounding. Bob missed a couple of punches, landed a solid blow, and landed a couple of pretty good shots. Kimble landed an average blow, missed a couple of punches, and landed an average shot.

Probert missed a punch, landed a solid blow, and landed a pretty good shot. He landed a solid connect and a pretty good shot. Darin landed a decent blow. It was all Probert late in the bout. He missed a punch, landed a couple of pretty good ones, and landed a couple of solid connects. He missed a couple of punches, landed a solid connect, and missed a shot. Bob switched to the left hand. He missed a blow and landed a pretty good shot.

I rate this as a decisive win for Probert. Kimble was taking a lot of punishment and was not answering back with blows down the stretch. Bob was nailing him with punishing blows and it was fortunate for Darin that the refs stopped the bout.
 chrisY2J
1232 fight reviews

Feb 12, 2017 09:31 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
Detroit bad boy Bob Probert, at the time the number one fighter in the league, and St. Louis slugger Darin Kimble collide along the boards. They get their sticks and gloves high up on each other and shove. The gauntlets come off and they briefly measure each other up before grabbing on to duke it out.

Probert and Kimble both use their right hands to punch. They go back and forth, throwing big, looping haymakers. Probert's reach advantage is serving him well. As they exchange rights, Kimble falls just short with most of his punches, while Probert lands pretty well. Out of nowhere, Probert doubles the tempo of his punching and connects a big bomb squarely to the face.

Kimble appears stunned, but hangs in there. Kimble ducks away as Probert begins to work him over with repeated right hands to the head and face. Kimble is purely on the defensive, just trying to stay in it but not tossing any punches back at Probert, who was like a shark smelling blood in the water.

The big Red Wing is relentless, keeping the right hands going and trying to really hurt Darin. Kimble attempts a couple right-handed swipes that go nowhere near the mark. Probert switches to the left and hammers home two uppercuts. At that point, the linesmen have seen enough. The zebras jump in and pull Probert away from Kimble.

It was a vicious beating from beginning to end. Kimble looked almost helpless for most of the fight, just accepting punch after punch from Probert. Give Kimble a little credit: he stayed on his feet the whole time and stayed in there without turtling or bailing out.

But the linesmen had to rescue him from further punishment, making this a decisive win for Bob Probert, who was at this point undoubtedly the NHL heavyweight champion.
 mullet
19546 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2004 03:10 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
9
At first they were each throwing rights, then Probert drills Kimble with one that knocks his helmet off. After that it's all Probert. He was punishing Kimble with heavy rights. At the end Probert switched to the left and threw a couple good lefts before refs finally jumped in and stopped this one sided event.
 EddieShore
912 fight reviews

Apr 15, 2006 18:31 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
Both starts off by throwing rights, but soon Probert gets the upper hand as he nails Kimble with a solid right that sends Kimble's helmet flying. Kimble never recovers from that and just tries to survive the rest of the fight. Probert switches to his left and lands a few good ones at the end. Kimble was outpunched in this one and lost clearly, but I must commend him for not going down.
 heezgawn
63 fight reviews

Aug 7, 2009 23:05 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
7
Kimble knew he had to challenge Big Bad Bob that day, because the Blues had just traded Tony Twist to Quebec for Kimble. TheTwister was in the minors at Peoria and ran a goalie after a whistle and injured him, so the Blues unloaded him immediately. Anyway, Probert had just made a play along the boards and Kimble came in late and hit him, and when Probie didn't instantly show inclination to engage in fisticuffs, Kimble shoved him to get his attention, then Probie kind of looked at him like, 'oh, it's you,' and smiled, and the two men dropped gloves. They traded rights, with Kimble actually landing one which did no damage, and then The Bad One went to work, hammering Kimble with roundhouse rights, knocking Darin's helmet flying, and connecting with big rights to the side and top of Kimble's head. Kimble managed to avoid taking any in the face and even though he got destroyed, looked none the worse for wear after it was over.
 SarcasticPillow
19516 fight reviews
135 fight logs

May 19, 2011 13:00 ET
Bob Probert clear win Fun 
8
Shortly after getting out of the box from fighting Dennis Vial, Darin Kimble tussles with another heavyweight in Bob Probert. They joust by the boards and soon stand back to drop the gloves and go. They square each other up and then get a grip on each other's sweaters. Probert and Kimble trade rights back and forth, Probert throws five and connects on two as Kimble throws four and connects on one. Then as Kimble lands a right, Probert lands a jolting right of his own and Kimble's helmet is knocked off. Probert lands a follow up right as Kimble recovers and misses a right. Probert misses a right and Kimble lands a right before going idle as Probert throws a series of nine rights, connecting with six. Kimble then misses a right and leans well away from the bigger Probert who lands a right. Kimble misses a right and Probert throws two rights afterwards, landing one before Kimble misses a right again. Probert throws two rights and lands one while Kimble gets in close quarters however Probert pushes Kimble away to keep distance between them. Probert then lands two rights before changing hands and throwing two lefts, landing one. The referees choose to step in there and stop the fight. Considerably one-sided fight with Kimble unable to land many of his punches while Probert landed the majority of his. Probert's punches where landing pretty well for the most part too. All Probert in a really good tussle.
Jocke
1493 fight reviews
12 fight logs

May 22, 2005 14:21 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
7
Probert shows Vial how to do it. Kimble gets showered with well-placed punches.
fanwiththeshoe
288 fight reviews

Aug 2, 2005 01:37 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
Probert teaches him a lesson. They trade some shots and Probert lands right hand after right hand. Kimble took a beatig in this one. Nice one sided battle.
re
9287 fight reviews

Jun 3, 2006 05:08 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
9
Early there going toe to toe and Proberts landing better.
The camra goes away from the fight when it comes back there tied up.
Proberts nailing Kimble with shot after shot Kimble is just hanging on.
When Kimble starts to fire them back hes missing his and Probert still having tagit practise.
At the end Probert lands a huge uppercut and the linesmen comes in.
drwdan19
1234 fight reviews

Jun 4, 2006 15:46 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
gooftick
663 fight reviews

Jun 9, 2006 09:53 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
7
Probert pounds on Kimble from start to finish.
dbrown
158 fight reviews

Jul 26, 2006 13:05 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
9
Probert landed some really big ones here...Kimble with no chance what so ever...
grifter077
260 fight reviews

Sep 2, 2007 23:25 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
The linesmen save Kimbles life.
FrAn6
3514 fight reviews

Jul 4, 2009 12:14 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
9
Pure one-side beating here
skylineProbi
52 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2010 02:21 ET
Bob Probert clear win Fun 
8
good fight, victory of Probi after obvious advantage, at the end of fight judges interfered and disjointed boycev.
TheDanLine
10190 fight reviews

Jul 8, 2013 20:40 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
9
Oneill.the.Giant
11121 fight reviews

Jul 7, 2014 19:31 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
crosbyXXX
3696 fight reviews

Jun 21, 2015 05:57 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
itsJ.Millertime
10544 fight reviews

Jul 6, 2016 09:05 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
8
Kimble hangs in there early on but Probert begins to take over quickly and dominates the second half of the fight landing several bombs that rock Kimble.
supersonic
4643 fight reviews

Mar 20, 2017 10:21 ET
Bob Probert decisive win Fun 
7
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Jul 25, 2007 16:59 ET
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Nov 25, 2016 12:22 ET
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Fight at 26:32
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Shawn Burr 6'1'' 3200lb 20N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Bob Bassen 5'10'' 3180lb 20N/AN/AN/A
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Samuelsson
14060 fight reviews

Oct 2, 2008 11:52 ET
Draw Fun 
5
Nice fight along the boards. Both landed 3-4 hard shots. They want to continue fought but refs stopped scrap. Solid draw.


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 Scott Stevens 6'2''  216lb 11
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 mullet
19546 fight reviews

Jul 9, 2008 11:27 ET
Stevens and Fedorov are pushing and shoving, Stevens drops one glove, Fedorov slips down right away, Stevens sits on top of him and throws a right hand, unfortunately can't see if it landed or not because a Blues player blocks the view. Anyway the Red Wings players and linesmen quickly jump in to the rescue Fun 
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