Dec 29, 1984
Boston - Minnesota5-3

Summary Of Events
1  N/A  Cheap Shot  Simmer-Beaupre
2  3:45  Rough  O'Connell-Trimper
3  5:56  Fight  Donnelly-Rouse
4  20:00  Fight  O'Reilly-Richter
5  20:00  Bench-Clearing Brawl    
6  22:33  Fight  Curran-Plett

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 Charlie Simmer  (Victim) 6'3'' 7210lb 60N/A
 Don Beaupre  (Aggressor) 5'8'' 7150lb 60


Rough at 3:45
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Duration N/A
 Mike O'Connell 5'9''  185lb 1N/A
 Tim Trimper 5'9''  184lb 1


Fight at 5:56
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Dave Donnelly 5'11'' 3185lb 35N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Bob Rouse 6'2'' 3220lb 35N/AN/AN/A
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 itsJ.Millertime
1670 fight reviews

Aug 26, 2008 20:00 ET
Bob Rouse narrow win Fun 
3
Donnelly goes into Rouse as he passes the puck and they go near the blueline. They start inside but Rouse sneaks in a quick grazing left to the jaw and Donnelly ducks his head holding on with Rouse landing a couple right bodyshots and missing with a couple short rights to the head, Donnelly throws a meaningless right or two as Rouse responds with a light bodyshot or punch to the shoulder and the linesmen move in.

Rouse controlled the fight and the first left pretty much took the fight out of Donnelly.
zolika
1800 fight reviews
74 fight logs

Oct 31, 2007 17:25 ET
Draw Fun 
3
mullet
17841 fight reviews

Jul 23, 2009 16:41 ET
Bob Rouse narrow win Fun 
3
Crap fight but slight edge Rouse for landing that first left.


Fight at 20:00
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:28ThrownLanded   Big   
 Terry O'Reilly 6'1'' 4200lb 15730A Bit
 Dave Richter 6'5'' 4215lb 151770
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 BattleshipRules
5380 fight reviews

Nov 15, 2012 17:17 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
7
The benches emptied at the end of the first period and players for both teams stayed on the ice rather than going to their respective dressing rooms. Terry O'Reilly was always a guy who got right in the middle of skirmishes. He was nearing the end of his career, but he continued to play his usual aggressive style of game.

Dave Richter was a huge young defenseman who was developing into one of the best fighters in the NHL. He took on the tough guy mantle and had a go with the veteran battler. O'Reilly landed a decent overhand left and missed with a follow up blow.

Richter had the big advantage in reach and threw effective punches from the outside. He landed a solid right with his first blow. Then, he switched to throwing lefts. Dave missed a punch, landed a solid blow, and a couple of decent blows. Terry had some difficulty with Richter's southpaw stance. His balance was poor in this fight and it may be that his feet were running into Richter's skates.

Richter was landing some effective blows, but he did not appear to be landing punches that really rocked O'Reilly. Terry landed a decent left hand. Dave responded with a couple of solid shots, but nothing that was devastating. O'Reilly's poor balance made it look like he was hurt more than he was.

Terry threw several lefts down the stretch, but Richter decided to hold him on the outside. O'Reilly could not get close enough to land in the late stages of the bout. Richter did a nice job of preserving the lead he built up. Dave let Terry expend a lot of energy. Then, he poured it on at the end. He landed a couple of pretty good shots and then went for the takedown.

I rate this as a clear win for Richter. He got off to a good start in the fight. He landed a couple of solid blows and a couple of decent shots in the early going. O'Reilly had trouble with the southpaw stance of Richter. His punching angle was a bit off and he was only able to land a few decent blows. Terry had trouble with his balance throughout the bout. O'Reilly had trouble when he tried to rally down the stretch. Richter showed that he could use his size and reach effectively. Dave waited patiently for Terry to tire himself out. Then, he landed the best punches of the bout.

Richter was one of the best heavyweights in the NHL in the mid-1980's. He had good power, quick hands, and good tactical adjustments during bouts. Dave combined brawn and brains. He rarely lost a bout and had an impressive body of work.

For some reason there are a lot of haters out there. Richter was another guy who was unfairly tagged as being a spot-picker. This is one of the weakest arguments I see continually trotted out by members of DYG. No one can get into the head of a fighter and it is impossible to determine if fighter X is afraid of fighter Y or vice versa.

There are some occasions where it is clear that a guy wants to avoid top competition. For example, Robert Picard refused to fight Jack McIlhargey and instead went after non-fighter Ken Linseman in a televised game. There is also visual evidence that he chickened out of a fight with Hound Dog Kelly of the Flyers. When there is clear visual evidence that a guy presents himself as a tough guy or acts in a despicable way, then the spot-picker label is warranted.

The spot-picker argument is used far too often on DYG. It is a straw-man argument that people like to use because it cannot be indisputably refuted. There are occasions where a guy is afraid to fight someone. Dave Schultz admitted to not wanting to have a go with Nick Fotiu. Most of the time it is speculation by fans and the argument is pointless.

Quality of opposition is one of the factors that should be considered in rating a fighter. Some guys can fight, but don't choose to do it too often because they want to actually concentrate on playing hockey. Richter was not a top NHL defenseman, but he worked hard to become a journeyman player. The idea that Richter did not face good opposition is patently false. He took on Joey Kocur, Bob Probert, Kevin McClelland, and Tim Hunter to name a few excellent fighters. Richter was one of the best of his era and the haters do not have a leg to stand on when dismissing him.
 hb11
3577 fight reviews

Dec 16, 2006 12:10 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
7
There's a melee at the end of the period and both teams are out on the ice. The camera work is not the greatest on the clip and they're already punching when the focus shifts to the scrap. O'Reilly misses a big left but connects with one to the head. Richter throws several lefts, connecting on about every other one as he goes on the offensive backing O'Reilly up and getting him bent over. O'Reilly pops up to land a good left but the view gets obscured at this point as the crowd is standing and heads are in the way of the camera. They each land another left. The announcer notices at this point that O'Reilly has a cut over his right eye. They grapple briefly and Richter starts throwing lefts again, appearing to land a few before they go to the ice. This appeared to be a very good scrap but between the heads in the crowd and the players on the ice getting in the way, it was hard to see everything. I had Richter throwing 17 and landing 7 with O'Reilly landing 3 of 7 on a very unofficial scorecard. No doubt more punches were thrown but not seen. Richter gets the clear win based on the clip for controlling the fight, landing more and cutting O'Reilly with some effective punching.
 srehm1
358 fight reviews

Jul 2, 2008 21:03 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
7
Both teams are on the ice at the end of the period and there's some pushing and shoving going on with Brian Curran, Dirk Graham, and Harold Snepsts. All the players are in close packed together when suddenly Richter and O'Reilly begin firing furious lefts at each other. O'Reilly looks like he lands a good one right off the bat, but Richter then clearly takes over landing a number of rapid fire lefts.

O'Reilly is gassed, but game and has a nice welt over his right eye. They grapple for a bit, until Richter begins firing away with more lefts. He lands a few as O'Reilly tries to lock him out. Richter has too long a reach and continues to land. O'Reilly then fires a right -- and surprisingly still has his glove on. He misses and Richter lands a few more lefts to the back of O'Reilly's head. O'Reilly goes down and players begin to gather around, pushing and shoving one another. The linesmen get in and end the scrum.

Richter wins this one clearly landing several lefts and stinging up O'Reilly.
 SarcasticPillow
13710 fight reviews
15 fight logs

Dec 24, 2012 13:13 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
6
The first period finishes and both teams leave the benches, creating a huge scrum on the ice. There's some jawing going on but then Boston Bruins' veteran power forward and captain, Terry O'Reilly pairs off with towering Minnesota North Stars' defenseman, Dave Richter. They grab hold of each other and start firing off punches immediately despite a linesman attempting to break up the fight. The linesman quickly backs off as Richter misses a right with O'Reilly just landing a left. O'Reilly misses a left as Richter changes hands and then throws three lefts, landing one. O'Reilly misses a left and then leans away while Richter throws four lefts, landing two. Then O'Reilly lands a left but Richter throws three lefts after, landing two while O'Reilly leans away again. Richter stumbles a bit but stays on his feet and O'Reilly misses two lefts. They pause for a little and then O'Reilly gets in tight and misses a left. Richter lands a left before O'Reilly throws two lefts and connects with one as they wrestle. Richter then throws six lefts, landing three before O'Reilly misses a right and gets turned around. Richter lands a left and then takes O'Reilly down which causes several Bruins' players to try to get in but they are held back for the most part by North Stars' players. The linesmen get in on O'Reilly and Richter and break them up. O'Reilly was cut over his eye in this fight. Win Richter in a pretty good scrap.
 EddieShore
914 fight reviews

Oct 16, 2006 14:26 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
7
Both men trade lefts with each other. Richter uses his reach to his advantage as Taz have difficulties getting a good position to connect with Richter. Taz however shows a lot of tenacity and makes the fight close just by being quite aggressive throughout. Richter looks calmer and lands with a few good lefts until they both go down to the ice. Richter wins it, but it's not all that decisive since he never hurts O'Reilly in any way. Something between a narrow and clear win for Richter.
billybalz
250 fight reviews

Dec 5, 2005 14:34 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
5
the camera work on this one sucks ass but when there's not a head or a ref in the friggin way it looks like dave is doing more damage than the over the hill o'reilly
bradu
877 fight reviews

Jan 14, 2006 15:59 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
6
O'Reilly does get some shots in, but Richter lands the best shots and bloodies him
Cementhead
147 fight reviews

Nov 29, 2006 15:33 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
7
Richter dominates this fight and lands a few nice punches.
itsJ.Millertime
1670 fight reviews

Aug 23, 2008 13:29 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
6
mullet
17841 fight reviews

Jul 23, 2009 16:42 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
7
Good tilt, both guys throwing but Richter outlands O'Reilly for the win.
BostonBruin8
937 fight reviews

Apr 17, 2011 09:16 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
6
Richter outlasts O'Reilly and lands a few more punches
DerDiggler
717 fight reviews

Dec 10 18:25 ET
Dave Richter clear win Fun 
7
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EC
Aug 22, 2008 23:15 ET
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BostonBruin8
Apr 17, 2011 09:13 ET
O'Reilly was a good fighter but clearly beaten hereReply


Bench-Clearing Brawl at 20:00
Boston PlayersMinnesota Players
Duration N/A  Ray Bourque  Lyndon Byers  Cleon Daskalakis  Tom Fergus  Rick Middleton  Terry O'Reilly  Frank Simonetti     Brian Lawton  Mark Napier  Dave Richter  Harold Snepsts  Randy Velischek   
# Players Involved: N/A
Blood: N/A
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Fight at 22:33
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:04ThrownLanded   Big   
 Brian Curran 6'5'' 2215lb 10100None
 Willi Plett 6'3'' 2205lb 10000
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 itsJ.Millertime
1670 fight reviews

Aug 26, 2008 20:06 ET
Draw Fun 
1
Curran takes a run at Plett along the boards in the Minnesota zone, Plett gets up and follows Curran the length of the ice and goes elbows high into him as Curran gets possesion of the puck. Plett falls in the process while Curran immediately drops the gloves and throws a punch that misses, Plett tackles him down and the linesmen jump in.

Nothing fight but it was pretty cool watching Plett stalk his prey.
 SarcasticPillow
13710 fight reviews
15 fight logs

Jul 8, 2009 19:32 ET
Draw Fun 
1
Willi Plett goes in on the forecheck and lays into Brian Curran. Curran hits the boards and Plett is knocked to the ice. Curran drops his gloves and Plett drops his too. Curran misses a right as Plett is getting up and once Plett is up, he takes Curran down. The officials come in and break it up. Very bad fight and a draw for sure.
mullet
17841 fight reviews

Jul 23, 2009 16:42 ET
Draw Fun 
1
Fell down right away, nothing fight.

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