Jan 11, 1979
Minnesota - Boston4-6

Summary Of Events
1  40:00  Fight  MacAdam-Cashman
2  40:00  Bench-Clearing Brawl    
3  45:35  Fight  Sargent-Schmautz

Fight at 40:00
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Al MacAdam 6'0'' 1175lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Wayne Cashman 6'1'' 1180lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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 BattleshipRules
13196 fight reviews

Mar 24, 2013 08:58 ET
Al MacAdam clear win Fun 
6
MacAdam and Cashman had a spirited bout at the end of the second period. Wayne missed a left hand and landed a partial connect. Al missed a punch and landed a couple of decent blows. Cashman landed a decent left and missed. MacAdam missed a left hand.

Al established an effective technique of tying up Cashman's left arm with a grip on his shirtsleeve. He also lifted his right arm in a subtle manner to parry incoming blows. The result was that Wayne could not land any more effective blows for the rest of the contest. MacAdam displayed a high fighting IQ by establishing a game plan based on taking away the left hand of Cashman. Wayne had deceptive power in the left hand, but he relied on it too heavily. Al knew that and he prepared appropriately.

MacAdam released his grip occasionally to land right hands of his own. This was after Wayne relaxed a little after unsuccessful left hand attempts. Al landed several effective punches after making the necessary strategic adjustments. He landed a solid right hand and missed. He landed two more solid rights and a good shot that landed flush. Cashman missed with a a final left and MacAdam took him to the ice.

I rate this as a clear win for MacAdam. he landed several effective punches down the stretch. The last right hand was a big punch that put some hurt on Wayne. Cashman's blows did not connect with regularity and had decent pop at best. Color commentator John Pierson tried to make an excuse for Cashman that his bad back may have hindered him in this contest. This analysis was off-base because Al beat him by employing a cerebral strategy. He mastered the art of tying up a southpaw's left arm and still landing effective right hands at the right moments.

MacAdam was one of the better pound-for-pound fighters of his era. He had good punching power for an 175 pound man. He was willing to take on the toughest guys around. He was perhaps the best fighter in the history of the California Seals. A case could be made for Bruce Greig, but he did not have the longevity and did not have the impressive fight card with the organization that MacAdam did.

MacAdam was much more than a fighter. He was a talented offensive player. He was part of the 3M Line of the Seals with Denis Maruk and Bob Murdoch. He had a high of 42 goals one season. Al was a fearless player who went right after Dave Hoyda and performed well in the bout. He also went with Dave Hutchison, Jerry Korab, Willi Plett, Kim Clackson, and Terry Ruskowski.

MacAdam was a bit unheralded as a fighter. He played in obscurity in his early years with the Seals and the Cleveland Barons. The visual evidence of his fights indicate that he had quick hands, good punching power, and a cerebral approach. He was a formidable man and a good hockey player.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

Oct 13, 2008 12:56 ET
Al MacAdam clear win Fun 
7
As the period ends these two go at it. MacAdam fires machine gun rights and catches Cashman with a few of them. They then grapple in close with Cashman trying to fire some left hands. They both continue to grapple and then MacAdam throws another flurry of rights, connecting on a few. They then spin down to the ice and the linesmen get in.

Clear win for MacAdam as Cashman had no answer for those machine gun rights.
 RedWingsWereTough
243 fight reviews

Oct 9, 2008 11:28 ET
Al MacAdam clear win Fun 
7
I have no idea what fight JruGordon was watching, but this was Al MacAdam's fight all the way. At the whistle ending the period, MacAdam and Cashman jostle a bit and decide to have a go. MacAdam immediately takes control, landing three good right hands while tying up Cashman's left hand. Wayne responds by grabbing MacAdam's right and they wrestle for position. Cashman misses with a left after getting his hand free and MacAdam gets in a couple of more right hands before forcing Cashman to the ice. There is no way that Cashman won this or even managed a draw. This was a clear cut win for Al MacAdam.
supersonic
7230 fight reviews

Aug 26 21:50 ET
Al MacAdam clear win Fun 
6
itsJ.Millertime
12327 fight reviews

Aug 27 11:08 ET
Al MacAdam clear win Fun 
6
Decent exchange between the two, McAdam tossing rights, Cashman lefts, both are landing but McAdam's punches are more accurate and land with greater impact, the last punch landed by McAdam snapped the head of Cashman and stung him a bit, clear win McAdam.
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michiann
Jan 20, 2010 03:08 ET
As much as i wanted to see macadam punch the living daylights out of cashman, i wouldn't say this was a clear win for macadam though. To me it looked more like a draw-to-narrow win for macadam. Cashman at the end, connected twice on macadam, and then macadam just simply fell on top of him when the refs piled on them.Reply
RedWingsWereTough
Mar 20, 2010 14:21 ET
Quote from message by michiann
As much as i wanted to see macadam punch the living daylights out of cashman, i wouldn't say this was a clear win for macadam though. To me it looked more like a draw-to-narrow win for macadam. Cashman at the end, connected twice on macadam, and then macadam just simply fell on top of him when the refs piled on them.
Cashman did not land one shot... MacAdam landed at least three perfectly clean shots... it is absolutley a win for him
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michiann
Mar 20, 2010 16:16 ET
Red Wings, cashman did land one punch, plus another punch that seemed like only half his fist made contact with macadam's face. But after reviewing what macadam did, i'll change my decision to narrow win for macadam.Reply
brawler29
Aug 26 14:21 ET
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bzane
Aug 28 12:33 ET
Nice video, thank you. Can I ask, has there EVER been a fight that Wayne Cashman lost wherein the Boston commentator manages to refrain from alibiing the loss away by bringing up Cashman's sore back? I assume these are all Boston commentators because this is very much in keeping with the notorious No-Bruin-Ever-Lost-A-Fight mantra. Case in point, here (Johnny Pierson?), after Cashman has come out on the short end: "Aaaaah, keep in mind, Cashman's got that sore back that he's had for every fight he's lost since 1962, and that has-ta be taken intuh consideration here, I bet this kid MacAdam wouldn't be so cocky if ol' Wayne-O was a hunnerd per cent and dint have that, you know, sore back and all! Normal guy would be in traction! Who is this kid 'MacAdam', anyway? I thought MacAdam was that shit you lay down on your driveway, ha ha. Tell ya what: If Wayne didn't have that sore back, bet he'd be spreadin' MacAdam over the ice as a sealant right now, ha! Ha! Hey, Fred: juh get that one? 'MacAdam', yuh get it? Hey! Maybe I oughta become a stand-up comic, whaddya think? I mean, like, suppose the Bruins replaced me some day with Derek Sanderson, on accounta he'd be an even bigger Bruins Homer than I am, maybe I could try out at Catch A Rising Star on amachure night! - Aaaah. Probably never happen. Sanderson? NO WAY! I'll be here forever! (Turning his attentions back to the game going on): "DON' WORRY, WAYNE BABY, YOU'LL GETTUM NEXT TIME!"Reply
BattleshipRules
Aug 28 13:17 ET
Great stuff Bzane! Cusick could be a voice of reason at times, but he was sometimes influenced by the extreme homers he worked with. He rarely challenged the ludicrous assertions of Sanderson.Reply


Bench-Clearing Brawl at 40:00
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Fight at 45:35
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Gary Sargent 5'10'' 1200lb 45740N/A
 Bobby Schmautz 5'9'' 1155lb 45630
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 BattleshipRules
13196 fight reviews

Apr 8, 2013 14:07 ET
Gary Sargent narrow win Fun 
6
Sargent got knocked over by Schmautz. He was furious and challenged the pint-sized Bruins pest. Bobby started throwing a series of right hands. Gary had enough of a grip on the right arm to affect the accuracy of the blows. Schmautz landed a partial connect, missed a couple of punches, and landed a decent shot. He missed a punch and landed a decent blow.

Gary had his right hand free to do some punching. His accuracy was a bit off in the beginning because Bobby's head was down. He missed a couple of punches and landed a couple of partial connects. Sargent landed a solid uppercut and a overhand right with moderate pop. These were effective blows and Gary had begun to build up some momentum. Sargent threw a left hook. It appeared to miss because Schamutz went for a hard takedown. This put an end to the fight.

I rate this as a narrow win for Sargent. Schmautz threw several right hands with gusto, but the replays reveal that most of his punches were coming up a bit short. The ones that landed were either decent blows or partial connects. Gary landed a couple of effective blows and earned the win.
 EC
4912 fight reviews
1 fight log

Apr 16, 2018 17:16 ET
Gary Sargent narrow win Fun 
6
Bobby Schmautz knocks down Gary Sargent during a stoppage in play. Sargent was irate and quickly went right after the Bruin forward. Schmautz starts out well, landing a right over the top and following up with two more blows that connect. Sargent goes with his right as well and they exchange punches. He connects with four rights while Schmautz misses with a couple of shots. Both men get a right in and then get in tight as they go up against the glass. Sargent lands two weak lefts before being taken down by Schmautz.

Good fight here with Sargent landing slightly more to get the edge.
JimMcKenzie
3961 fight reviews

Feb 26, 2011 13:45 ET
Draw Fun 
6
Sargent went down to the ice (probably because of a hit by Schmautz) at the face-off circle. He dropped the mitts and Schmautz took quickly acception of it. They exchanged a couple of rights then Schmautz wrestled Sargent down to the ice. Nice little scrap, draw.
itsJ.Millertime
12327 fight reviews

Jan 22, 2016 13:26 ET
Draw Fun 
5
Both guys landed some decent shots, too close to call so score it a draw.
supersonic
7230 fight reviews

Aug 26 21:50 ET
Draw Fun 
5
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Oneill.the.Giant
Dec 30, 2009 14:48 ET
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