Jan 23, 1983
NY Rangers - Philadelphia1-3

Summary Of Events
1  0:40  Fight  Duguay-Cochrane
2  59:53  Fight  Fotiu-Holmgren
3  60:00  Fight  Duguay-Cochrane

Fight at 0:40
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:13ThrownLanded   Big   
 Ron Duguay 6'2''  210lb  000None
 Glen Cochrane 6'2''  210lb  000
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 BattleshipRules
12920 fight reviews

Aug 6, 2012 18:25 ET
Draw Fun 
2
The Philadelphia Flyers used to torment the New York Rangers during their games in the 1970's and early 1980's. Ron Duguay was one of the talented skill players for the Rangers. He was a target of Flyer abuse against Dave Hoyda and Glen Cochrane.

Duguay was a competent fighter, but he was not in the same league as elite enforcers like Hoyda and Cochrane. Ron squared off with Glen and threw a jab that missed from the outside. Cochrane tried to grab Ron's jersey, but came up short. Glen tried to get Duguay in a headlock, but Ron got the better position and was able to quickly wrestle Cochrane to the ice. Duguay was on top when the referees separated the men.

Duguay surprisingly won the wrestling match. Ron was a big guy who could wrestle when he had to. It was actually pretty impressive the way he threw the powerful Cochrane to the ice in this instance. The fight has to be regarded as a draw because neither man landed a legitimate punch with a closed fist. Glen was steaming and got the jump on Duguay in a rematch at the end of the game. Cochrane got a few good shots in in the rematch. Ron chewed out the Flyers bench for sending out Glen to attack him at the end of the game.

Duguay was a talented scorer who had some great years with the Sudbury Wolves in junior hockey. He was drafted in the first round by the Rangers. He was the 13th overall pick. Ron learned a good work ethic from his electrician father. Duguay was a small town guy who grew up in a town right next to Sudbury.

Duguay had an impressive rookie season with the Rangers. He became a consistent goal scorer. He had a good shot and could set up teammates with nifty passes. Ron was a key player in New York's improbable run as the Stanley Cup in the 1978-79 season. The Rangers upset the mighty Islanders and lost in the finals to the Canadiens dynasty.

Ron became a fan favorite because of his good looks and charisma. Duguay had a head of curly hair that was the envy of a rock star. He was a strong guy with a muscular frame. Ron became a matinee idol and a heart throb. He was a distinctive figure on the ice with his locks of hair on his helmetless head.

Duguay became one of the most popular athletes in the Big Apple. He was able to translate his good looks into modeling gigs. Most famously, he modeled blue jeans. Ron hung around with celebrities in New York's trendiest night clubs. He dated supermodels and celebrities. He was the toast of the town.

Ron enjoyed the night life in New York City. However, he was a discplined guy who always came to play. He continued to have excellent seasons. He scored a career-high 40 goals during the 1981-82 season. Duguay was in the doghouse of the humorless and truculent Herb Brooks the following year. Brooks had trouble getting along with professionals as they chafed at his dictatorial leadership style. Herb decided to trade Ron to the Red Wings. Duguay scored over thirty goals in his first couple of years with Detroit.

Duguay retired at the end of the 1988-89 season. He scored 274 goals and had 346 assists in his NHL career. Ron continued to play hockey in Europe and in minor league circuits. He even played in a roller hockey league for awhile. Ron married supermodel Kim Alexis and settled down after becoming an evangelical Christian.

Duguay is often the unfair target of criticism by hockey fight fans. I have seen comments that indicate that he was a soft player and a gutless puke on the ice. I think the criticism is completely undeserved. Ron was a strong guy who was a decent fighter and a good wrestler. Duguay could play a chippy style of game. I once saw him tumble to the ice when tangled up with Ken Linseman during Ron's second tour of duty with the Rangers. Ron subtlely shoved "The Rat's" face into the ice shavings before resuming the play. Duguay demonstrated that he could use his stick in this game as well.

Duguay would wrestle against guys like Hoyda, Cochrane, Beck, Gillies, and Plett. However, most guys in the NHL would not swing freely with these guys. I think it is impressive that Ron had the strength to hold these guys off and not take excessive punishment. Hoyda and Cochrane landed some good shots on him, but Duguay was rarely given a sound beating in a fight.

Ron would swing freely against the middleweights of the NHL. He tooks some risks against Garth Butcher, Jerry Butler, Perry Miller, and Duane Sutter. Ron could compete with these guys. Duguay did not generate much punching power for his size. However, he was not afraid to get his nose into scrums. Ron did not shy away from rough play.

Some old-school fight fans hated his celebrity status. He was not a guy that was their ideal of a hockey player. They preferred guys with a jack-o-lantern smile or grizzled-looking guys like Clark Gillies or Bob Nystrom. Ron does not deserve extra criticism because he was a good looking guy. He played as physical of a game as many star players. He was more willing to get into altercations than most consistent twenty goal scorers.

Ron always played without a helmet. He could have easily protected his good looks with a faceshield. Instead, Ron tried to gain credibility with his teammates on the ice. Duguay may have been a celebrity off the ice, but he was a good teammate who earned the respect of all the guys he played with or against.

Duguay deserves respect for fighting his own battles. He was often targeted by opposing players. Ron dropped the gloves against the better fighters in the NHL. If a guy like Moose Dupont went for a quick takedown, there was a minimum of criticism towards him. Colin Campbell was considered a scrappy player and he was less willing to trade blows than Duguay. Ron was more willing to fight than the rugged Denis Potvin or Larry Robinson and Ray Bourque in their later years. In short, Duguay gets an undeserved bad rap as being something of a gutless coward. All of the on-ice evidence is to the contrary.

Maybe people hate Duguay out of jealousy. Some have questioned Ron's sexual orientation because of his long locks of hair. If this is the case, why not question all of the members of Led Zeppelin or Roger Daltrey of The Who. Some guys are jealous that Ron had supermodels throwing themselves at him. As a guy who suffers from male-pattern baldness, I admit to being envious of his locks of hair.

Duguay played the game the right way. He did not turtle or run away from a scrap. He wrestled against superior fighters and duked it out with guys he could compete with. This is how most of the better players in the NHL operate. How often do you see 20 goals scorers duking it out with George Parros or Brian McGrattan. Ron is a good guy who always carried himself like a man on the ice. I have a great deal of respect for him. He was strong enough to slam Cochrane on his back in a fair fight. This was an impressive feat of strength. Glen was as strong as an ox and ordinary guys could never do this to him.
 lindenfan
302 fight reviews

Sep 23, 2008 23:29 ET
Draw Fun 
2
This one was over pretty quickly, but they enjoyed some pretty good shadow-boxing before they came together, with Duguay looking very hesitant to exchange punches with Cochrane. As Glen moves in to grab on and throw the first blow, Duguay closes in and bearhugs Cochrane, and tosses him down to the ice with a powerslam, falling on top of him in the process. It takes a while for the refs to seperate them, and Cochrane looks kinda pissed. He'd get another shot at Duguay later in the game.
itsJ.Millertime
11521 fight reviews

Mar 30, 2016 09:52 ET
Draw Fun 
1
Nothing fight, no punches thrown or landed.
TheDanLine
10944 fight reviews

Sep 16, 2016 17:37 ET
Draw Fun 
1
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itsJ.Millertime
Mar 30, 2016 09:52 ET

4:35
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TheDanLine
Jan 18 10:42 ET
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Fight at 59:53
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Nick Fotiu 6'2'' 1210lb  310N/A
 Paul Holmgren 6'3'' 1210lb  860
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 BattleshipRules
12920 fight reviews

Nov 25, 2012 18:12 ET
Paul Holmgren narrow win Fun 
4
Holmgren had fought Fotiu a few times before and had not been very successful. This time Paul had a good fight plan that proved to be effective. He smothered Fotiu and established a strong grip on Nick's right arm.

Holmgren landed a decent left and a decent right. Nick attempted to throw a right, but he was unable to get to the target because of Paul's vise-like grip on his arm. Holmgren landed two rabbit punches on the back of Fotiu's head. He missed with his next blow.

Paul bent forward and his helmet pressed against Fotiu's head. The announcer claimed to see blood that he attributed to the helmet scratching Nick's face. Fotiu landed a partial connect with a right hand. Holmgren threw four left hands and two appeared to land as partial connects. Nick missed with a wild left hand and fell to the ice.

I rate this as a narrow win for Holmgren. Nick made a tactical error by grabbing Paul in a headlock with his left hand. Fotiu was unable to get in range to land effective rights of his own and the wrestling hold did not prevent Holmgren from scoring points with his own punches. Paul fought the smarter fight and switched hands effectively in the bout.
 EC
4553 fight reviews
1 fight log

May 15 17:44 ET
Paul Holmgren narrow win Fun 
4
Nick Fotiu and Paul Holmgren squareoff once again. This is not the first time these two have fought as they are the tough guys for their respective clubs which just happen to be major rivals. After being soundly beaten by Fotiu in their first bout, Holmgren is not eager to trade punches freely with him again. He did that in their previous altercation and it proved costly. Instead this fight would be more of an in close affair than a wild slugfest.

Holmgren gets in a short left before landing a right hand. Fotiu gets in a right. Holmgren connects with a right to the back of Fotiu's head. He lands two more to the back of Fotiu's dome before Foitu answers with a right himself. Holmgren goes back to his southpaw, landing two blows. He scores with another left before Fotiu connects with a left as well. The two men then fall to the ice, ending the fight.

The strategy Holmgren employed was a wise one as he neutralized Fotiu's power. Fotiu was not suited for in close fights and had trouble getting punches off. Although it was a sound strategy, it made for a more boring fight. Nevertheless Holmgren does come away with the win for landing more punches than Fotiu.
billybalz
242 fight reviews

May 21, 2005 17:35 ET
Paul Holmgren narrow win Fun 
4
holmgren landed more punches to nicky helmetless head..slight victory
Billiam
553 fight reviews

Jan 21, 2007 19:19 ET
Paul Holmgren narrow win Fun 
4
joshgrattonfan
159 fight reviews

Apr 8, 2007 10:22 ET
Paul Holmgren narrow win Fun 
5
Holmgren stayed in tight and landed more shots and apparently cut Fotiu with his helmet.
TheDanLine
10944 fight reviews

Sep 16, 2016 17:38 ET
Paul Holmgren narrow win Fun 
4
itsJ.Millertime
11521 fight reviews

Apr 18 22:43 ET
Paul Holmgren narrow win Fun 
4
In tight battle with Holmgren staying fairly busy while landing a few blows, Fotiu was very inactive for the most part only throwing a couple and landing only one, clear win Holmgren.
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Buffalogotcheated99
Apr 25, 2011 14:53 ET
Holmgren gets some payback on Nicky boy.Reply
TheDanLine
Sep 16, 2016 16:54 ET
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Fight at 60:00
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Ron Duguay 6'2''  210lb  000None
 Glen Cochrane 6'2''  210lb  430
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12920 fight reviews

Jan 13, 2013 08:10 ET
Glen Cochrane clear win Fun 
4
Cochrane went after Duguay for the second time in the game. The fight was in progress when the coverage begins. The Rangers announcers called it a "sucker job" by Glen, but there is no visual evidence that a sucker punch was thrown. It may be possible that it occurred, but it should not factor into the scoring unless someone can produce video evidence that gives a definitive answer. I don't necessarily believe the Rangers announcers statements because they were notoriously prone to exaggerated rhetoric and histrionics whenever games got ugly.

Duguay was a good wrestler and he had his wits about him. He was wrestling in tight. He was able to neutralize the powerful Cochrane earlier in the game. This time around he was less successful. Glen fired a series of right hands. Cochrane missed with a right. He landed a pretty good right hand. He missed a couple of follow up attempts. Duguay continued to wrestle and the two toppled to the ice. Cochrane missed with one more right as the officials stepped in.

I rate this as a clear win for Cochrane. He landed one shot with good impact and this put some hurt on Duguay. Ron was incensed at the attack at the tail end of the game. This was a bully move by Cochrane and an attempt to intimidate. Duguay was a strong guy and he did well to avoid taking more punishment. Many guys in a situation like this would have fared worse.
Samuelsson
16564 fight reviews

Jan 24, 2009 10:54 ET
Glen Cochrane clear win Fun 
4
Very short fight too. Cochrane landed 4-5 unanswered rights and then both fall to the ice with Glen top.
RedWingsWereTough
244 fight reviews

Mar 24, 2010 20:10 ET
Glen Cochrane narrow win Fun 
3
This was an incredibly cheap move by the Flyers. There was absolutely no reason for it. Philadelphia has the game won and it is the final face off of the game, nothing more than a formality. Cochrane blatantly goes after Duguay without provocation and starts throwing punches at him. Duguay ties him up and they fall to the ice. Cochrane gets the very shallow win based on throwing the only real punches, but this is as cheap a victory as you can get. Duguay was justifiably furious with the Philadelphia bench, screaming at the coaches for the absurd move.
TheDanLine
10944 fight reviews

May 22, 2012 12:15 ET
Glen Cochrane clear win Fun 
4
Cochrane goes after Duguay and hammers him. Good job by Cochrane.
itsJ.Millertime
11521 fight reviews

Apr 18 22:46 ET
Glen Cochrane clear win Fun 
4
Cochrane is in control once he breaks free from Duguay's bear hug landing 2-3 rights before depositing Duguay to the ice, clear win Cochrane.
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TheDanLine
Nov 15, 2016 14:11 ET
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