Mar 31, 2009
Tampa Bay - Boston1-3 

Summary Of Events
1  8:43  Fight  Artyukhin-Chara
2  36:21  Fight  Petiot-Bitz
3  39:49  Fight  Melichar-Lucic

Fight at 8:43
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:10ThrownLanded   Big   
 Evgeni Artyukhin 6'5'' 4263lb 8520A Bit
 Zdeno Chara 6'9'' 4255lb 81040
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 SarcasticPillow
20661 fight reviews
150 fight logs

Apr 1, 2009 17:10 ET
Draw Fun 
4
Milan Lucic misses most of a check on Evgeni Artyukhin right after a whistle stops play and Artyukhin tries to go back at Lucic but is intercepted by David Krecji. Artyukhin gives Krecji a shove and then Zdeno Chara comes in with a landing gloved right on Artyukhin. Artyukhin turns to Chara and they shove before a linesman gets between them. Chara moves past the linesman while missing a gloved right and then their gloves fly off. Chara reaches in and grabs on with Artyukhin. Chara misses four quick rights as Artyukhin just gets himself set. Artyukhin lands a jersey jab and Chara throws four rights after, landing two. Artyukhin then lands another jersey jab and then connects with a jersey jab as Chara misses a right and gets bent over. Chara then slips down to the ice and the referees get in right away to break it up. Artyukhin only threw jersey jabs but was rather effective with them although Chara threw and landed more punches. Close scrap but it was a fairly poor one between these two huge guys.
 mark9558
297 fight reviews

Nov 22, 2012 17:51 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
4
Early in the first period, Tampa Bay centre Evgeni Artyukhin has the puck and is coming out of the zone, Bruins winger Milan Lucic begins to eye up a check on Artyukhin and Lucic gets more of the lino than the player.

Play stops and Artyukhin goes after Lucic, David Krecji gets in between them and shoves Artyukhin and gives Krecji a shove, Bruins skipper Zdeno Chara comes in and throws a huge glove punch to the back of Artyukhin's head.

Artyukhin turns to Chara and a little altercation happens before a linesman gets between them, Chara moves lino out the way and misses with a glove right and Chara and Artyukin drop the gloves.

Chara grabs hold of Artyukhin and Chara misses four rights, Artyukhin lands a weak right and Chara throws four rights connecting with two, Artyukhin connects with another weak right and then connects with one right. Chara misses one right and begins to struggle with his balance and Chara then slips to the ice and the lino's break it up.

Not the best of fights, Artyukhin only got weak punches in and Chara did throw and land more punches. I would say draw but Chara did land more punches with that in mind Chara just edges the fight against Artyukhin.

Narrow win Chara.
 BattleshipRules
13093 fight reviews

Sep 5, 2015 08:31 ET
Draw Fun 
4
Lucic checked Artyukhin and a scrum developed. Chara somehow got paired off with Evgeni. Zdeno missed a punch and landed a decent blow. He missed a few shots and landed a decent right. Artyukhin missed a punch and landed a couple of partially-connecting jabs. He landed a decent blow. Chara missed a punch and landed a partial connect. He landed a decent blow and missed a punch. The refs stopped the fight.

I rate this as a draw. Chara may have landed a little more. I thought Artyukhin landed a few jabs to stay in the fight. I don't think either man landed with sufficient force to secure the win. Evgeni was wearing a visor and Chara's blows appeared to have a minimal impact.
clackson3
589 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 20:10 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
4
MakeFightsMandatory
32 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 20:55 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
5
Chara landed some punches. Artyukhin kind of cowered- leary of the big right hand- and landed a few jersey-jabs (that were moreso 'pushes' than 'punches') that seemed to land while Chara was off balance making it look like they did damage. So, Chara the narrow win for landing and seemingly intimidating Artyukhin.
re
9282 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 06:10 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
5
They grab on and Chara begins firing rights. Artyukhin has ahold of Chara with his left and uses jersey jabs to get Chara off balance. Artyukhin takes Chara down and the linesmen come in.

Edge to Chara as he was the only one throwing punches, Artyukhin just used jersey jabs and worked on getting the take down which he did effectively at the end of the fight.
Barch007
682 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 08:10 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
6
Chara went after the big guy, and landed some hard ones on him.
laraque1
18 fight reviews

Apr 3, 2009 23:05 ET
Evgeni Artyukhin narrow win Fun 
6
This one happens because of lucic throwing a big hit on artyukin then abunch of bruins and lightning players come in artyukhin is just pushing with anyone then chara came in amd started throwing glove punches at him so artyukin threw gloved punches back the refs got between them but let them go so they grab on artyukin had the right cocked but chara got away 4 quick ones then artyukin gave him some good jersey jabs and i think those are what caused charas bloody nose but they keep spinning chara throwing rights artyukin just with jersey jabs then eventuall y artyukin pushed chara backwards and thats how the fight ended not a very good showing from these two super heaveyweights i just wish artyukin would of thrown some rights but he looked more interested in just maybe wrestling and getting it to the ground you could deffinetly tell that when chara came in artyukin didnt want much of him, but definetly this could of been a way better showing and i hope that maybe later in the game these two will go but aryukin did get the best of him with those jersey jabs and even a couple of haymakers.
mullet
19850 fight reviews

Jun 18, 2009 07:56 ET
Draw Fun 
3
terrry
1528 fight reviews

Apr 24, 2011 08:17 ET
Evgeni Artyukhin narrow win Fun 
4
Chara missed, Artyukhin one good left.
michiann
3646 fight reviews

Oct 10, 2011 16:51 ET
Draw Fun 
N/A
Chara is actively throwing a series of punches but only 2 of his punches marginally connect while artyukin's face shield absorbed these punches. Artyukin was only being able to give 3 jersey-jabs in return. Chara only looked better with those active full punches even though they only marginally-connected. Artyukin gets away with murder by keeping his face shield on, so this fact goes against artyukin during my evaluation. That's why i can only call this a draw.
andrejs
66 fight reviews

Sep 10, 2012 04:04 ET
Evgeni Artyukhin narrow win Fun 
5
Short fight, Artyukhin shot harder ...
krabat
62 fight reviews

Oct 10, 2012 15:38 ET
Draw Fun 
5
nothing really happened. chara probably landed more, Artyukhin got the takedown..
kg14
191 fight reviews

Jan 28, 2013 15:49 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
4
These two enormous heavyweights throw down near the benches. Chara starts out throwing hard rights that don't seem to land all that much. Artyukhin throws some nice jersey jab lefts but Chara is much more active and powerful. Nobody got a takedown in my opinion because Chara started to throw him but his momentum caused him to go down.

I usually factor a takedown in, but I can't give Artyukhin any credit for that one. I think Chara won this fight by a narrow margin, but clear in my eyes.
br8e700
978 fight reviews

Jul 26, 2016 23:15 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
5
JapaLevonen
260 fight reviews

Nov 25, 2016 07:12 ET
Evgeni Artyukhin narrow win Fun 
3
First Kreijci hits Artyukhin into the boards and Artie goes after Kreijci. Then Chara comes in and takes Artie. Chara throws a couple of punches, but not any big ones. Then at the end Artie wrestles Chara down into the ice. Chara was more active in this bout but was not able to take Artie down. So narrow win to Artie.
supersonic
6482 fight reviews

Sep 14 07:52 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
5
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EC
Mar 31, 2009 19:27 ET
Hey Artyukhin actually fought someone that wasn't smaller then him. Imagine that!Reply
shalom
Mar 31, 2009 19:31 ET
did this really happen holy shitReply
XelaD2
Mar 31, 2009 19:32 ET
I heard it was a draw.Reply
ryan
Mar 31, 2009 19:33 ET
Yep. Whistle blew and Lucic didn't hear it and hit Artyukhin. He then went after Lucic and Chara came in to stand up for his teammate. They threw off the gloves and Chara landed a couple quick rights to the jaw of Artyukhin. Evgeni had some hard jersey jabs going and may have bloodied Chara from them.Reply
shalom
Mar 31, 2009 19:38 ET
fuck even tho i had artukyhin hes a beastReply
thebeast18
Mar 31, 2009 19:53 ET
Can't wait to see that oneReply
TheDanLine
Mar 31, 2009 19:53 ET
Damn, no shit.Reply
toughguy420
Mar 31, 2009 20:13 ET
To bad Artyukhin doesnt drop them more. he is big dude, not saying he would win every time or anything but a guy of his size should be dropping the mits.Reply
EC
Mar 31, 2009 20:29 ET
Quote from message by toughguy420
To bad Artyukhin doesnt drop them more. he is big dude, not saying he would win every time or anything but a guy of his size should be dropping the mits.
He hardly fights because he is a European.
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thebeast18
Mar 31, 2009 20:30 ET
And he fights against tough guys like Ville PeltonenReply
toughguy420
Mar 31, 2009 20:30 ET
Quote from message by EC
He hardly fights because he is a European.
That is a very true statement. Damn Euro's.
Reply
EC
Mar 31, 2009 20:34 ET
I suppose we should be happy that a Euro is fighting at all!Reply
alexmarr
Mar 31, 2009 22:16 ET
take the dam visor offReply
avp
Apr 1, 2009 01:57 ET
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Corby
Apr 1, 2009 10:32 ET
Tell me honestly how does Chara get the win? All of you belong to the Jack Edwards fan club? Artyukin landed the best punch, plus got the takedown, on this website normally the takedown is the determing factor.Reply
Malt
Apr 1, 2009 13:31 ET
Quote from message by Corby
Tell me honestly how does Chara get the win? All of you belong to the Jack Edwards fan club? Artyukin landed the best punch, plus got the takedown, on this website normally the takedown is the determing factor.

A takedown is a determining factor only for people who don't know jack about hockey fights...you've got more than 100 reviews, you know better than that.
Reply
Corby
Apr 1, 2009 15:09 ET
I was refering to others "regarding the takedowns"Reply
EC
Apr 1, 2009 15:29 ET
Quote from message by Corby
Tell me honestly how does Chara get the win? All of you belong to the Jack Edwards fan club? Artyukin landed the best punch, plus got the takedown, on this website normally the takedown is the determing factor.
Chara was doing all of the throwing and outlanded Artyukhin by a wide margin. Artyukhin only landed a few jersey jabs. The takedown Artyukhin got shouldn't give him a victory. Chara landed more punches but was taken down. I personally would rather land more punches and be taken down then be on the receiving end and then wrestle your opponent down.
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Corby
Apr 1, 2009 17:18 ET
Ok, Chara threw a few more punches. But, the biggest blow was landed by Artyukhin. Lets get one thing clear, I do not hate nor like either teams or either player, this is from my personal perspectiveReply
EC
Apr 1, 2009 17:37 ET
Quote from message by Corby
Ok, Chara threw a few more punches. But, the biggest blow was landed by Artyukhin. Lets get one thing clear, I do not hate nor like either teams or either player, this is from my personal perspective
I understand that Artyukhin landed the biggest blow. If I had to make a call it would be a draw. Chara landed more punches but Artyukhin landed the hardest shots. And I didn't think you were a homer or anything but I disagree with the notion that Artyukhin should get a win.
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babypowder
Apr 1, 2009 21:24 ET
ya i have to agree with you big guy...... another great post from my buddy heart and soul of this board!!!!Reply
shalom
Apr 1, 2009 22:19 ET
thx babe!Reply
Corby
Apr 3, 2009 00:58 ET
I just disagree with the notion of Chara winning this fightReply
EC
Apr 3, 2009 10:54 ET
I do to.Reply
terrry
Apr 8, 2009 06:14 ET
Evgeni Artyukhin narrow winReply
krabat
Oct 10, 2012 15:36 ET
artyukhin is the only 'tough' guy with visor.. :PReply
Yastrebitel44
Sep 14 05:40 ET
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Fight at 36:21
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:05ThrownLanded   Big   
 Richard Petiot 6'3'' 2200lb 15000None
 Byron Bitz 6'5'' 2215lb 15210
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 SarcasticPillow
20661 fight reviews
150 fight logs

Apr 1, 2009 17:13 ET
Byron Bitz narrow win Fun 
3
Byron Bitz bumps with Richard Petiot as play comes to an end and they decide to go. The gloves drop and Bitz misses a left as they grab on. They pause for a bit, then Bitz lands a right and grapples for a moment before landing a right again and taking Petiot down. The referees then split them up. Edge Bitz for landing the only punches in a short, bad, fight.
 Lrob24
1522 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 22:54 ET
Byron Bitz narrow win Fun 
3
Bitz throws a punch that connects and then another that does not as Petiot is falling to the ice.

Narrow win Bitz, he landed the only punch. Not a TKO or KO since Petiot was already falling over. (unlike Jack Edwards claims)
 mark9558
297 fight reviews

Nov 22, 2012 17:57 ET
Byron Bitz narrow win Fun 
3
Bruins player Byron Bitz bumps into Tampa Bay's player Richard Petiot as play stops.

Petiot and Bitz drop the gloves and Bitz misses one left as they grab hold of each other, after five seconds of wrestling and Bitz connects with one right and grapples for a bit longer with Petiot, Bitz lands one right again before dragging Petiot down.

Bitz landed the only punches in this poor fight which gives him the egde in this fight.

Narrow win Bitz.
FrAn6
3589 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 23:10 ET
Byron Bitz narrow win Fun 
3
clackson3
589 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 23:32 ET
Byron Bitz clear win Fun 
3
mullet
19850 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 03:16 ET
Byron Bitz narrow win Fun 
3
re
9282 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 06:11 ET
Byron Bitz narrow win Fun 
3
Bitz quickly punches Petiot to the ice.
CMONY21
103 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 08:25 ET
Byron Bitz narrow win Fun 
3
look to have slipped and fell to the ice. not from punches. bitz with the only action. narrow win bitz
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Lrob24
Mar 31, 2009 22:09 ET
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bulls1815
Mar 31, 2009 22:34 ET
Petiot was dropping even before the punch. He just was not interested in fighting. Review is incorrectReply
Lrob24
Mar 31, 2009 22:54 ET
agreedReply
clackson3
Mar 31, 2009 23:02 ET
He was still hit by the punch and laid on the ice for a little. He was also hurt after the game.Reply
Lrob24
Mar 31, 2009 23:22 ET
being hurt doesn't mean its a KO. Petiot was clearly falling over before that last punch could have connect so not even a TKO.Reply
SarcasticPillow
Oct 10, 2011 13:30 ET
The scrap.

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Fight at 39:49
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:03ThrownLanded   Big   
 Josef Melichar 6'2'' 2220lb 16000N/A
 Milan Lucic 6'4'' 2236lb 16221
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 Tsunami
334 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 22:55 ET
Milan Lucic win by TKO Fun 
6
Milan Lucic is frustrated with the hit Melichar threw. They shove each other and drop the gloves. Lucic lands a heavy right that stuns Melichar and freezes him. Lucic takes advantage of this and lands two more rights that TKO Melichar.

I, personally, like this play by Lucic. Yes, Melichar is not a fighter and is in Lucic's weight class but he did throw a questionable hit on Lucic. Lucic responded with the fight as a way of telling Melichar that he should stay his distance. Unlike some of Lucic's other fights, I like this one.

TKO win because Melichar was dropped by a punch and there was no action after that punch.
 Oneill.the.Giant
11305 fight reviews

Apr 3, 2009 09:12 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
Josef Melichar Checks Milan Lucic near the boards but does so with a raised elbow in Lucic's face. Lucic is not happy and gives Melichar a few pushes before they drop the gloves with each other. Lucic straight away lands a right hand on Melichar and follows that up with another good right hand that makes Melichar do a stand up turtle. The lino's then quickly come in and end the fight before Lucic can throw any more punches.

This is a decisive win to Lucic as he lands two heavy punches and Melichar turtles forcing the lino's to come in and end the fight.

Decisive win Lucic.
 SarcasticPillow
20661 fight reviews
150 fight logs

Nov 13, 2011 11:05 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
5
Josef Melichar gets an elbow up on Milan Lucic and that gets Lucic mad. Lucic shoves at Melichar and just catches him with a gloved left. Melichar steps back and drops the gloves with Lucic. Lucic grabs onto Melichar and lands a right that gets Melichar to put his head down. Lucic then lands a right as Melichar just covers up. Lucic lets go of Melichar as the linesmen come in and break it up. Decisive win Lucic as he landed only a couple punches but got Melichar covering up totally with them. Okay fight.
 mark9558
297 fight reviews

Nov 22, 2012 18:03 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
5
Near the end of the second period Tampa's Josef Melichar checks Milan Lucic near the boards and goes in with a raised elbow to Lucic, Lucic is angry and gives Melichar a few shoves before Lucic and Melichar drop the gloves.

Lucic quickly lands with a right punch to Melichar and Lucic also connects with another good right punch that makes Melichar bow away and turtle, the lino's break up the fight as Lucic looked like he wanted to throw more punches.

Short fight. Milan Lucic connected with two hard punches and Melichar realized what he was getting into and turtled, the forcing the lino's to come in and end the fight, based on that I'm calling this a decisive win to Lucic.

Decisive win Lucic.
 BattleshipRules
13093 fight reviews

Jan 10, 2016 11:19 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
5
Melichar checked Lucic and came in with the elbow up high. Milan responded with several cross-checks up high. Both men dropped the mitts. Josef didn't get his hands up to protect himself. He was looking directly at Lucic and had to know the intent. Milan landed a good right and a solid blow. Melichar didn't go down. He did a standing turtle and an official bailed him out.

This was a decisive win for Lucic. I don't understand the TKO calls at all as Melichar never went to the ice. He was clearly done and turtled at the end.
crossovert
1118 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 20:43 ET
Milan Lucic win by TKO Fun 
3
Lucic throws 2 punches and Melicar half-drops, not a good fight but some nice punches by Lucic
BigPapa08
8 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 20:44 ET
Milan Lucic win by TKO Fun 
3
Melichar elbows Lucic up high, they shove back and forth and Lucic drops the gloves, one punch and it was over. Melichar was either stunned or didnt want anynore and turns away, Lucic despite all his haters shows some restraint and doesn't continue to throw punches.
weylax09
329 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 20:45 ET
Milan Lucic win by TKO Fun 
5
lucic throws a couple hard punches and melichar falls quick fight
Lrob24
1522 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 22:55 ET
Milan Lucic win by TKO Fun 
5
FrAn6
3589 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 23:13 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
5
re
9282 fight reviews

Mar 31, 2009 23:19 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
5
Lucic hurts Melicher with a big right.
hordi24
402 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 01:18 ET
Milan Lucic win by TKO Fun 
4
mullet
19850 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 03:17 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
4
Gloves come off, Lucic tags Melichar who does a standing turtle and linesmen get in
Barch007
682 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 08:13 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
4
Melichar comes in shoving Lucic, Lucic is quick to grab on a throws a few, one in which seems to hurt Melichar and Meilchar stops and falls to the ice.
CMONY21
103 fight reviews

Apr 1, 2009 08:26 ET
Milan Lucic win by TKO Fun 
6
LUCIC LANDS A COUPLE SOLID PUNCHES THAT PUT DOWN MELICHAR. TKO LUCIC
TheDanLine
10973 fight reviews

Apr 3, 2009 11:50 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
4
This wasn't a TKO at all. Lucic landed a huge bomb that rocked him, however, after Melichar got nailed, he did a standing turtle. The TKO reviews should be pulled because Melichar was not dropped.
MakeFightsMandatory
32 fight reviews

Apr 5, 2009 18:52 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
Lucic gets elbowed, takes exception to it so they shove back and forth pretty aggressively. They both stand in front of eachother, drop the gloves and both go in except Lucic comes with a right hand bomb landing square on Melichar's face. Melichar kind of hunches over but Lucic already had #2 coming and caught him with that shot too. Realizing it was over, he stops and gives him a stare-down and skates away.
supersonic
6482 fight reviews

Feb 18, 2017 11:22 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
5
Messages
cosmokramer
Mar 31, 2009 20:50 ET
wow lucic takes on another toughguy. very impressive.Reply
EC
Mar 31, 2009 20:51 ET
Okay this is getting embarrassing for Lucic. He has refused Laraque and May this season but can fight Josef Melichar?Reply
BigPapa08
Mar 31, 2009 20:53 ET
Quote from message by cosmokramer
wow lucic takes on another toughguy. very impressive.
he took an elbow to the face which drew a penalty then Melichar came back at him, if Lucic backs down he gets hated on if he fights back he does to, hard to figure.
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Stob
Mar 31, 2009 21:02 ET
Melichar tough? 3 fights last 5 years...Reply
fighter6
Mar 31, 2009 21:08 ET
Quote from message by EC
Okay this is getting embarrassing for Lucic. He has refused Laraque and May this season but can fight Josef Melichar?
Lucic is what you call a purpose fighter. He fights dudes that have actually done something to piss him off. Melichar elbowed him and gave him an extra shot, he got what he deserved. Lucic has never had a reason to fight an absolute hack like Laraque.
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EC
Mar 31, 2009 21:11 ET
Quote from message by fighter6
Lucic is what you call a purpose fighter. He fights dudes that have actually done something to piss him off. Melichar elbowed him and gave him an extra shot, he got what he deserved. Lucic has never had a reason to fight an absolute hack like Laraque.
I have no problem with Lucic fighting someone that goes after him. But if he can fight someone like Melichar there is no reason he can't fight May or Laraque. He has not really fought any tough heavyweights this year.
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TheDanLine
Mar 31, 2009 21:13 ET
I'm not saying he isn't a spot picker, but at least he did fight Boulton and Neil.Reply
hexy2827
Mar 31, 2009 21:26 ET
He picks his spots, only middle weights who don't fight much for Milan.Reply
toughguy420
Mar 31, 2009 21:28 ET
Quote from message by cosmokramer
wow lucic takes on another toughguy. very impressive.
Thats how you get your win% up higher. Take on the guys you know you will destroy.
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Tsunami
Mar 31, 2009 21:28 ET
Milan Lucic is also a decent hockey player which could be another reason why he doesn't want to fight Laraque.Reply
alexmarr
Mar 31, 2009 21:40 ET
yeah milan plays on the powerplay, its not his job to waste his time on people like larague who's only pupose is to scrap an play like a whole 6 minsReply
EC
Mar 31, 2009 21:40 ET
Quote from message by StormShadow
I'm not saying he isn't a spot picker, but at least he did fight Boulton and Neil.
I give him credit for fighting them and other heavies last year but that is the problem. We all know he is a capable fighter so why is he fighting weaklings like Tim Wallace, Melichar, Mike Brown and middleweights like Boynton and Crombeen? Lucic should be fighting tougher opponents.
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EC
Mar 31, 2009 21:41 ET
Quote from message by Tsunami
Milan Lucic is also a decent hockey player which could be another reason why he doesn't want to fight Laraque.
Everytime I hear this I roll my eyes. I understand the reasoning but if he is a decent hockey player why can he find the time to fight Melichar or Tim Wallace but not someone like May or Laraque?
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TheDanLine
Mar 31, 2009 21:46 ET
Hey man, I agree with you.Reply
Lrob24
Mar 31, 2009 22:08 ET
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Tsunami
Mar 31, 2009 22:32 ET
Yea, that's where my arguement is weak. Yea it's established Lucic is a spotpicker and sometimes he fights weak opponents(like Melichar) to stand up for himself. And then there is other times when he just fights to beat up someone(like Wallace). I'm still a fan of Lucic but yes I agreee with you that if he has time to fight Wallace then he should have time to fight Laraque. You are absolutley correct.Reply
bulls1815
Mar 31, 2009 22:36 ET
Losing more and more respect for Lucic, Notice how he only sticks up for himself when it is against a weaker opponentReply
Lrob24
Mar 31, 2009 22:42 ET
i agree, i had Lucic on my love list last year, but this is getting rediculous. I thought he would test out his opponents in his rookie year and have a solid card this season, but i was wrong. I'm not basing this opinion on this fight alone, i understand he was sticking up for himself tonight, but come on... he's 6'4 and has yet to fight a legit HW his own size since Ivanans.Reply
FlagsFan
Mar 31, 2009 23:15 ET
Lucic is really getting sad.Reply
ThrowDOWN
Mar 31, 2009 23:58 ET
For all he Lucic fans saying he was "sticking up for himself" in the fight with Melichar. How come he didnt stick up for himself when he got bitched by May at center ice?Reply
TowerOfRome
Apr 1, 2009 00:05 ET
Hey stupid, he wasen't saying no to Brad freaking May, if anything May didn't want Lucic. Now, I agree if they fought, it would be a very good fight, but Lucic is not scared of anybody, trust me. Not to mention hes 19, maybe 20. In 2 or 3 years, whens hes scoring 30 goals a year and a top notch fighter and BGL is at home because he is fat and overweight, then we'll see who laughs last. Or, if BGL decides not to be a fat mess, we can watch Lucic beat the piss out of him. Dodging May? Dude, get real.Reply
TowerOfRome
Apr 1, 2009 00:11 ET
Well even though Chris Neil is 6'1" and about 215, he is and has been a "heavyweight" in this league for a pretty long time, fighting anyone and everyone. And if you remember, Neil wanted that fight and Lucic answered the bell, so stop hating.Reply
bulls1815
Apr 1, 2009 00:16 ET
Did you watch the game? Lucic Clearly ducked May. May Followed him around for a good 5-10 seconds with one hand on the stick and his other hand out so show he would drop them.

I dont have a problem with a guy being a good fighter cause he is a good fighter. I have a problem that he is willing to stick up for himself against Melichar and other non fighters, yet when push comes to shove he is never willing to stick up for himself
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Riffo
Apr 1, 2009 00:22 ET
Quote from message by EC
Everytime I hear this I roll my eyes. I understand the reasoning but if he is a decent hockey player why can he find the time to fight Melichar or Tim Wallace but not someone like May or Laraque?
He has no business wasting his time with scum like Laraque and May who don't even belong in the league
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TowerOfRome
Apr 1, 2009 00:23 ET
Yes I watched the game. I live in Rhode Island (unfortunately) and so I have NESN so although I am not a Bruins fan, easily 70% of the hockey I watch live is the Bruins. And as I recall, the time you are talking about there was like 4 minutes left in the game and the Bruins had already sewn it up, so why should Lucic fight May? Now, when this was happening, May did not follow him around the ice like that......during the face-off before that play it seemed like Lucic wanted May and May said no. At least thats the way I saw it and I know I'm not alone because there is a page with this conversation on it, for that Bruins Leafs game. Obviously we see this different and I'm willing to bet you hate Lucic and I am a Lucic fan, so we will never see eye to eye. But I think Lucic and May will fight next year. Maybe this year, I don't know if the Bruins and Leafs play again.Reply
TowerOfRome
Apr 1, 2009 00:27 ET
Riffo is right to a certain extent. Right on with BGL though. This guy is STEALING the Habs money this year. Hes fat, overweight, has done NOTHING for them, and the only people that fight him, are the players that get paid to FIGHT!! Lucic has scored more goals this year than BGL has scored probably in the last 7 years.Reply
bulls1815
Apr 1, 2009 01:06 ET
then who the hell is this guy? or Mike Brown or Tim Wallace.

Clearly he has no problem fighting guys with no talent as long as they are smaller than him or have no history of fighting that is...

Some people just need to get over it, he is a spot picker, not the biggest deal in the world, hes a good hockey player, just needs to pulls his balls out of his stomach sometimes
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skacore
Apr 1, 2009 02:02 ET
check out Melichar's fight card, Lucic isn't the first "heavyweight" to give him a goReply
bulls1815
Apr 1, 2009 02:36 ET
Melichar never dropped to the ice. The first punch landed and clearly hurt him and he turned away, Lucic threw one more then noticed Melichar wanted no more. There was action after the first punch, therefor no tko. Decisive win. TKO's should probably be pulledReply
pach19
Apr 1, 2009 03:27 ET
has not fought any heavy weights? Oreskovic,Boynton,Chris Neil, Komisarek all very big guys and known for putting up a good fight. lets get one thing straight, Lucic is there to play hockey first, then fight....hes is very skilled at both and when Julien tells him not to fight like he did during the leafs came, he wont fight, plain and simple.Reply
Malt
Apr 1, 2009 08:03 ET
Geez, for a hockey fight site, we sure do have a bunch a whiners here. Lucic caught up an elbow up high and dropped his opponent, which is exactly what hockey players should be doing to defend themselves and send a message to the opposing team.

As far as all the garbage being said about Lucic ducking May, Lucic had already fought (and beat) Oreskovic. If May wanted to scrap so badly, he could have gone after Thornton or Stuart. Lucic isn't there to fight every 4th line guy playing for a team that isn't making the playoffs this year.

Finally, get over the Laraque thing. It's been months since the game, and it's all some of you have to hang on to.
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hocks87
Apr 1, 2009 11:50 ET
"One hard right and Melichar is looking for a plastic surgeon"...? That announcer from NESN needs to get real. In the Petiot-Bitz fight he claimed it was a "one-punch-knockout." I feel bad for people who have to listen to him.Reply
graveytrain
Apr 1, 2009 13:05 ET
that announcer might be the biggest homer announcer in the league!Reply
LukeLaC
Apr 1, 2009 13:54 ET
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EC
Apr 1, 2009 14:37 ET
Quote from message by pach19
has not fought any heavy weights? Oreskovic,Boynton,Chris Neil, Komisarek all very big guys and known for putting up a good fight. lets get one thing straight, Lucic is there to play hockey first, then fight....hes is very skilled at both and when Julien tells him not to fight like he did during the leafs came, he wont fight, plain and simple.
I never said that Lucic doesn't fight heavyweights or tough players. But you listing those people just proves my point. If Lucic can fight Neil, Oreskovic, (Komisarek and Boynton aren't tough) along with other tough guys last year, why can't he fight more often? He has declined Laraque and May this year. I don't have a problem with that but when he fights others that hardly ever fight but refuses challenges from tough players I have a problem.
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EC
Apr 1, 2009 14:39 ET
Quote from message by Riffo
He has no business wasting his time with scum like Laraque and May who don't even belong in the league
Then why is he wasting his time with nonfighters like Tim Wallace or Melichar. He can refuse challenges from tough players but pound on people who don't fight much. Sound fair?
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pach19
Apr 1, 2009 14:42 ET
Quote from message by EC
I never said that Lucic doesn't fight heavyweights or tough players. But you listing those people just proves my point. If Lucic can fight Neil, Oreskovic, (Komisarek and Boynton aren't tough) along with other tough guys last year, why can't he fight more often? He has declined Laraque and May this year. I don't have a problem with that but when he fights others that hardly ever fight but refuses challenges from tough players I have a problem.
see but that is the problem lucic isnt there to fight, when he feels threatened by another player then he will fight. but for May to just wanna scrap just for the hell of it, it would be stupid for lucic to fight and take the chance of getting injured when playoffs are just around the corner, and the Bruins need Lucic to play.
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EC
Apr 1, 2009 14:48 ET
I have noticed on many message boards about Lucic people say he is a good player so he shouldn't waste his time with people like Laraque. I understand Lucic has a main role with Boston so that is certainly a valid point.

However Lucic defenders always overlook the fact that Lucic can turn down challenges from Laraque or May but fight people that never fight (Melichar and Wallace for example) with no hesitation.

If you don't want to fight heavies like Laraque because you have a bigger role with the team that is understandable. However you can't then turn around and fight players that hardly ever fight. You either take on everyone that comes at you (within your weight class of course) or you keep your gloves on. You can't pick and choose who to fight and that is what Lucic is doing.
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Hurls34
Apr 1, 2009 23:53 ET
How do you get a TKO when Melichar stayed on his feet the entire time?
He took a couple punches and hunched over. Clear win for Lucic, no doubt and a 2 grade at best, but TKO isn't even close.
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Penzlover
Apr 2, 2009 22:54 ET
A little background on Melichar. He suffered a career-threatening injury to his right shoulder that caused him to miss nearly all of the 2002-03 season. He still plays with a special harness that prohibits him from raising his right arm above shoulder level. While he was never my favorite Penguin (I used to refer to him as "Slow Joe") he's regarded as a genuinely good guy and a good teammate. I give him a lot of credit for carving out a career despite his limitations--physical or otherwise.Reply
Tsunami
Apr 13, 2009 23:59 ET
Quote from message by Hurls34
How do you get a TKO when Melichar stayed on his feet the entire time?
Melichar went down to his knees.
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SarcasticPillow
Oct 10, 2011 13:27 ET
The fight.

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BattleshipRules
Jan 10, 2016 11:15 ET
I don't understand all these TKO calls. If you watch the video to the end, Melichar never went down. He did a bit of a standing turtle, but he didn't go down. It should be a decisive win.Reply
OldSkoolfan
Mar 3 13:33 ET
Quote from message by Tsunami
Yea, that's where my arguement is weak. Yea it's established Lucic is a spotpicker and sometimes he fights weak opponents(like Melichar) to stand up for himself. And then there is other times when he just fights to beat up someone(like Wallace). I'm still a fan of Lucic but yes I agreee with you that if he has time to fight Wallace then he should have time to fight Laraque. You are absolutley correct.
LOL! Sometimes fights weak opponents?

At this point, Lucic had almost 25 fights and his fight card included Barrett Jackman, Joseph Melichar, Ruutu, Bradley, Kostopoulous, Spiller, Komisarek (x2), Tim Wallace, BJ Crombeen, Witt, Boynton and Oreskevic.

Lucic was a 6'4 225 lbs heavyweight with that type of fight card. Guy was a fucking pansy. He picked and chose his spots. The Laraque incident earlier in this year was evident. We finally found out why he avoided tougher opponents the next year when Orr beat his ass.

Lucic was one of the most disgraceful fighters the NHL had had in a long time when this douche entered the league. It was embarrassing.
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OldSkoolfan
Mar 3 13:36 ET
Quote from message by EC
I have noticed on many message boards about Lucic people say he is a good player so he shouldn't waste his time with people like Laraque. I understand Lucic has a main role with Boston so that is certainly a valid point.

However Lucic defenders always overlook the fact that Lucic can turn down challenges from Laraque or May but fight people that never fight (Melichar and Wallace for example) with no hesitation.

If you don't want to fight heavies like Laraque because you have a bigger role with the team that is understandable. However you can't then turn around and fight players that hardly ever fight. You either take on everyone that comes at you (within your weight class of course) or you keep your gloves on. You can't pick and choose who to fight and that is what Lucic is doing.
Lucic fans were unbearable from 2007-2012. Everyone one of their excuses were easily countered.

My favorites:

The Coach told him not to fight
Lucic is too valuble
Lucic is only 19 (2007-08, yet had almost 20 fights)
Lucic shouldn't have to waste his time fighting 4th line players

The list goes on.
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EC
Mar 3 16:31 ET
Quote from message by OldSkoolfan
Lucic fans were unbearable from 2007-2012. Everyone one of their excuses were easily countered.

My favorites:

The Coach told him not to fight
Lucic is too valuble
Lucic is only 19 (2007-08, yet had almost 20 fights)
Lucic shouldn't have to waste his time fighting 4th line players

The list goes on.
Would you please stop trolling posts from several years ago with all of your anti Lucic rhetoric? Seriously, it's getting old. We get it, you don't like Lucic. I don't like him either but that doesn't mean he is a spotpicker.

The guy fought Colton Orr, Luke Gazdic, Matt Carkner twice, Joel Rechlicz, Raitis Ivanans and Wade Brookbank (when he was 19), Jay Rosehill, Eric Boulton, Jared Boll, and John Erskine twice. He has a lot of tough names on his fight card. Yeah he has some weak opponents too, but the man fought some good competition as well. Now please stop sending me messages based on posts from years ago. Go find some better way to spend your time you troll.
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BattleshipRules
Mar 3 16:52 ET
EC, I'm going to go ahead and ban this guy. He adds nothing to the site and is a homer and a troll. I'm sick of his repeated nonsense here.Reply
EC
Mar 3 16:53 ET
That's fine with me. You'd be doing this site a public service.Reply

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