Mar 11, 1970
Boston - Chicago0-0

Summary Of Events
1  4:37  Fight  McKenzie-Hull
2  4:37  Line Brawl   10 players 
3  23:58  Cheap Shot  Awrey-Hull

Fight at 4:37
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 John McKenzie 5'9'' 3170lb 15N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Dennis Hull 6'0'' 3185lb 15N/AN/AN/A
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 BattleshipRules
13335 fight reviews

Aug 16, 2012 09:26 ET
John McKenzie narrow win
Fight called Unfair by BattleshipRules on Aug 16, 2012
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
3
John "Pie" McKenzie was one of the great instigators of his day. He had a way of getting under the skin of his opponents. Dennis Hull was a pretty mild-mannered player. He rarely fought and had low penalty minute totals. He rarely lost his cool on the ice. McKenzie must have set him off somehow with his usual chippy play.

The camera feed of the telecast did not show what precipitated the altercation. Hull went after McKenzie and rammed into him from behind. He lost his balance with the hit and sprawled forward. He turned around quickly and found that John was as angry as a hornet whose nest had been disturbed.

Both guys started to throw punches from their knees. Hull appeared to land a decent left. Then, he was immediately grabbed by a couple of players and pulled away from McKenzie. John still had his arms free and he threw a few punches at his immobilized opponent. He landed a decent right hand. Then, he landed a good uppercut on Hull, who could not get his arms free because players were on him like a strait-jacket.

Two officials wrapped up Hull. One of them tried to get John in a headlock. It looked like he was trying to wrestle a steer. He could not keep John from continuing to throw punches. McKenzie was a veteran of rodeos in real life. He was a strong man who knew how to wrestle despite his small stature. McKenzie just missed with a overhand right. He appeared to land a partial connect with a follow up uppercut.

McKenzie got the better of the fight. Hull knocked him down to start the altercation, but it did not look like he threw a blow with a closed fist. Both men appeared to land one decent blow before the referees and a sea of players grabbed Hull. John landed his good uppercut when Hull was not in a position to defend himself. I think that McKenzie won the fight, but it should be considered unfair.

Dennis Hull was one of the real characters in the sport. He is a funny guy who pokes fun at himself. He once said that he was the "third most talented Hull, and the fourth if you counted his sister." Dennis has made a cottage industry of personal appearances where he shares humorous anecdotes and jokes.

Dennis was no joke on the ice. He had a booming shot and was a good goal scorer. Hull generated a lot of power on his slap shot like his brother Bobby. He was erratic at times, but this has been exaggerated by pundits and Hull himself. Gerry Cheevers was another guy with a good quip. Someone once asked him what opposing shooter he feared the most. Cheevers said it was Dennis Hull. Gerry elaborated by saying that Bobby's shot was usually in a corner of the net and he would either catch it or not. In contrast, Dennis could shoot about as hard as his brother and you never knew where the puck was going. There was a real danger that you would get hit in the facemask with him.

Hull found the net with frequency. He had a high of forty goals. He had six other seasons where he scored at least 25. He made five all-star teams and scored over 300 career goals. He is the resident comedian of NHL alumni. He is one of the nice guys and funny people in the game.
Anthony19
2976 fight reviews

Sep 17, 2005 11:32 ET
Dennis Hull narrow win
Fight called Unfair by BattleshipRules on Aug 16, 2012
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
7
Hull suckers McKenzie then everybody jumped in.
Billiam
550 fight reviews

Sep 30, 2005 13:42 ET
Draw
Fight called Unfair by BattleshipRules on Aug 16, 2012
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
4
Hull jumps McKenzie from behind but it didn't appear to me that Hull was doing much damage.. players on both team were on the scene pretty quickly... McKenzie did land a nice uppercut while the linesman had Hull down on the ice... i think it evens out....
michiann
3642 fight reviews

Jan 19, 2012 14:44 ET
Outcome: N/A
Fight called Unfair by BattleshipRules on Aug 16, 2012
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
N/A
You can't rate this fight because everybody jumps in at the same time ... typical Bruins' thinking of ganging-up on one guy.
bradu
891 fight reviews

Mar 6, 2012 21:05 ET
Draw
Fight called Unfair by BattleshipRules on Aug 16, 2012
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
1
definitely no winner in this one. I guess you could say each landed 1 dirty punch, maybe
OleSchoolHockey
29 fight reviews

Dec 26, 2017 16:17 ET
Outcome: N/A
Fight called Unfair by BattleshipRules on Aug 16, 2012
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
N/A
Not even worthy of being posted, quite frankly. Refs jump in immediately, putting an end to everything.

Only noteworthy thing about video is Hull attacking McKenzie from behind. Have no idea from video what prompted Hull to do so.
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SarcasticPillow
Jun 23, 2013 13:16 ET
The fight.

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Line Brawl at 4:37
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Duration N/A  Phil Esposito  John McKenzie  Dallas Smith     Dennis Hull  Stan Mikita  Doug Mohns   
# Players Involved: 10
Blood: N/A
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Anthony19
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Sep 17, 2005 11:37 ET
Hull jumps McKenzie then everybody piles in. Fun 
7
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whlfan
Feb 24, 2015 05:13 ET
The Chicago Tribune's game report:

http://archives.chic...battle-to-0-to-0-tie
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Cheap Shot at 23:58
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 Don Awrey  (Victim) 6'0'' 2175lb 32N/A
 Bobby Hull  (Aggressor) 5'10'' 2207lb 32
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whlfan
Feb 24, 2015 05:12 ET
Hull knocked out Awrey with an elbow when Awrey wouldn't stop holding him. After Awrey woke up, he wasn't too happy and threw a tantrum in the penalty box. He ended up with his holding minor and a 10 minute misconduct.

Hull got an elbowing minor.
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