Jan 12, 2017
Boston - Nashville1-2

Summary Of Events
1  12:49  Injury    
2  13:24  Hit  McQuaid-Zolnierczyk
3  15:31  Cheap Shot  Blidh-Josi
4  24:59  Fight  McQuaid-Grant
5  55:13  Scrum    

Injury at 12:49
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Jan 12 21:20 ET
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 Adam McQuaid  (Aggressor) 6'4'' 5212lb 32N/A
 Harry Zolnierczyk  (Victim) 5'11'' 5180lb 32
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Jan 13 03:22 ET
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Cheap Shot at 15:31
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 Roman Josi  (Victim) 6'1'' 1192lb 8
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Jan 12 21:23 ET
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supersonic
Jan 12 21:19 ET
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BigBadBruin8
Jan 12 21:21 ET
YT vid title has some wrong info, Blidh was not ejected. Five minute major for interference, that's all.Reply
supersonic
Jan 12 21:22 ET
Yeh i just that after i posted itReply
LukeLaC
Jan 13 05:14 ET
Longer video:
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Fight at 24:59
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 Adam McQuaid 6'4'' 1212lb 221572None
 Derek Grant 6'3'' 1190lb 221230
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Jan 14 10:44 ET
Adam McQuaid win by KO Fun 
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Derek Grant bodies Adam McQuaid and as play goes up ice, they stay behind with each other and decide to drop the gloves at centre ice. They square off and after getting a hold of each other with the left, McQuaid misses a right. Grant replies with a missing right and McQuaid misses a right before Grant misses a right. McQuaid then lands a right off the visor and Grant misses another right afterwards. McQuaid throws three rights and connects with one as Grant almost gets knocked over but manages to stay up on his feet. Grant responds with a missing right and then McQuaid lands a decent right. Grant throws two rights and lands one as McQuaid leans away and shakes his elbow pad off. Then McQuaid lands a right to the helmet and after Grant misses a right, McQuaid throws two rights and connects with one. Grant adjusts his hold of McQuaid and they pause. McQuaid misses a right and Grant throws two rights, landing one before McQuaid lands a decent right. Grant then lands a right to the visor and misses a right while McQuaid misses a right. Grant drops his head down and misses a right as McQuaid misses a right, then Grant misses a right afterwards. McQuaid lands a right to the face that drops Grant to the ice and McQuaid backs off while gesturing to Grant. Grant gets up slowly but he's clearly shaken up and forced to go to the dressing room. A really good fight and KO for McQuaid. They were throwing punches the whole time but the far more experienced and bigger McQuaid was getting the best of it until he put Grant down and out with a big punch.
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Jan 12 21:58 ET
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If we are going by the provided description, in this league it is probably one of the fights of the year. McQuaid knocks Grant out after a flurry of punches
McIver45
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Jan 12 22:45 ET
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McQuaid KO....good job by McQuaid as he hammered Grant
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Jan 12 23:04 ET
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This fight was a 7 or an 8, and then it ended with a knee-buckling knockout. Surely one of the fights of the year for the NHL.
itsJ.Millertime
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Jan 12 23:29 ET
Adam McQuaid win by KO Fun 
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Definitely one of the better fights so far as the two go back and forth trading bombs, many of McQuiads lands and land hard but Grant is game and fires back landing a couple of his own, McQuiad really starts to take it to him late and finishes Grant off with a huge uppercut that knocks him down and out.
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Jan 13 06:57 ET
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Very nice fight here between these two - one of the best this season so far. They squared off at center ice and went toe-to-toe the whole time, with each player throwing haymakers. At the end, McQuaid landed a nice right that dropped Grant to the ice, giving McQuaid the KO win.
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Jan 13 23:17 ET
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Adam mcQuaid fights Derek Grant. They drop em and start throwing right hand bombs, they are trading equally, however McQuaid seems to be more accurate and getting in better shots than Grant is. Finally Grant makes the mistake of putting his head down and Adam catches him with a solid right uppercut that drops Grant. KO win McQuaid because that punch was sure to have made Grant unable to continue, since he looked dazed on the ice after taking it.
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BigBadBruin8
Jan 12 21:34 ET
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nateyman33
Jan 12 22:19 ET
More spot picking by McQuaidReply
FightingMan
Jan 12 22:33 ET
I think Grant wanted this one.Reply
SaveNHLFighting
Jan 12 23:06 ET
Spot picking? Grant jumped at him on the check, claimed off waivers and first game for the Preds...how about Mcquaid defended himself and ko's his opponent...a little more accurateReply
semenko93
Jan 13 00:39 ET
not sure what grant was thinking here but i admire his bravery.Reply
EC
Jan 13 01:31 ET
Wow Adam McQuaid has really turned into a spotpicker this year. Halfway through the season and he only has 3 fights, all against nonfighters. So far McQuaid has fought Shane Harper, William Carrier, and now Derek Grant. I've always liked him but this is getting to be downright embarrassing. It's hard for me to continue to respect McQuaid when he keeps going after smaller guys that don't fight, especially when he plays in a division where teams still have some tough players. Buffalo has Foligno and Deslauriers, Ottawa has Neil and Borowiecki, Florida has Shawn Thornton, and Toronto has Matt Martin. Instead of fighting someone like Thornton or Foligno, he chooses to take on their teammates Harper and Carrier instead. Not impressive at all.

I understand that Grant took a run at McQuaid and engaged him here. However the fact remains that McQuaid has been inactive this season and his fight card is terrible. I really hope he shapes up because with Thornton and Lucic departing over the past few seasons, McQuaid is easily the toughest player on the Bruins' roster. He needs to get his act together and start tangling with better opponents. In recent years McQuaid seems a lot more willing to trade punches with smaller, weaker players but his style changes quite a bit when fighting an opponent that can actually throw them.
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LukeLaC
Jan 13 05:15 ET
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BigBadBruin8
Jan 13 07:45 ET
When he fought Harper, it was right after Harper had left his skates to throw a high hit on Krug. Harper was also a willing combatant.

When he fought Carrier, he engaged him in response to the hit that concussed David Backes and forced Backes to leave the game. He also never got a chance to fight him as the refs interfered (and got McQuaid hurt). Carrier was also a willing combatant.

This fight goes back to Grant being on the Sabres, and Grant not only challenged McQuaid here, he also challenged him in the 1st period. Grant was the aggressor and a willing combatant.

But Adam McQuaid is a "spot-picker." Yeah, totally. The favored insult of people on this board, like it means something anymore. Whatever bud, you do you.
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BattleshipRules
Jan 13 07:49 ET
McQuaid does tend to pick his spots. See the "fight" with John Scott. I like him because most of his fights involve sticking up for teammates after borderline hits. He reminds me of Nick Boynton in that way. He is a much better fighter than Boynton, but his eagerness diminished if a guy like Colton Orr took a run at a teammate. Still, McQuaid has done a fine job for the Bruins.Reply
SarcasticPillow
Jan 13 09:39 ET (later updated)
Posted this under his last fight, seems reasonable to post it again.
Quote from message by SarcasticPillow
I hate seeing linesmen do this but I'd be lying if I said I didn't slightly enjoy seeing Adam McQuaid take some punishment from a far lesser fighter in William Carrier, even in such unfair circumstances.

McQuaid is undoubtedly a good fighter and the kind of tough defenseman we all like but McQuaid seems very eager to throw punches with guys like Carrier, Shane Harper, Nick Schultz, Raffi Torres, Dwight King, Ryan White, and T.J. Oshie or drop the gloves with middleweights like Eric Nystrom, Steve Oleksy, Matt Hendricks, Nate Thompson, or Mark Stuart. McQuaid's strategy seems to shift when it's Chris Neil or Shawn Thornton who want to go to defend their teammate and is more reluctant when it's John Scott who hit a teammate.

Don't take this as me hating on McQuaid because I'd take him on my team any day but he's avoided criticism for picking his spots and having some pretty weak opponents on his fight card over the years from the good folks on this site. Hes not as bad as others in that regard but it seems to go unnoticed. He's a very capable fighter and he's proven he can hang with most anyone in today's watered down NHL but I wish he'd go with better competition more often.

Also I think Derek Grant deserves applause for stepping up and dropping the gloves with one tree leagues tougher fighters. Grant didn't just hang on the whole time either, he was throwing punches and trying to win. He lost badly without a doubt but I think Grant showed more courage and toughness and should be commended for doing what he did. Adam McQuaid gets the KO but Grant showed up when most others shouldn't have.
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dyg250
Jan 13 10:08 ET
Quote from message by EC
and Toronto has Matt Martin
Martin is not tough.
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EC
Jan 13 10:22 ET
Quote from message by BigBadBruin8
When he fought Harper, it was right after Harper had left his skates to throw a high hit on Krug. Harper was also a willing combatant.

When he fought Carrier, he engaged him in response to the hit that concussed David Backes and forced Backes to leave the game. He also never got a chance to fight him as the refs interfered (and got McQuaid hurt). Carrier was also a willing combatant.

This fight goes back to Grant being on the Sabres, and Grant not only challenged McQuaid here, he also challenged him in the 1st period. Grant was the aggressor and a willing combatant.

But Adam McQuaid is a "spot-picker." Yeah, totally. The favored insult of people on this board, like it means something anymore. Whatever bud, you do you.
I understand why those fights happened. Yes it is true that McQuaid was defending a teammate but the fact that these guys aren't fighters certainly didn't hurt his willingness to throw down. If it was someone like Luke Gazdic or Milan Lucic taking a run at McQuaid's teammate, I doubt he would have sought them out so eagerly and traded punches with them. McQuaid's fighting style changes when he takes on an actual tough guy. He will just trade punches with a guy like Grant but when McQuaid fights someone like Thornton or Scott, he just mainly hung on.

Just because McQuaid had a reason to fight these three guys does not change the fact that he hasn't fought a real fighter this entire season. What's his excuse for that? We are halfway through the season and McQuaid doesn't have one tough name on his fight card. That is inexcusable considering McQuaid is the toughest player on the Boston roster. Last year Adam fought guys like Shawn Thornton, Chris Neil, and Tom Wilson. This season he has done nothing but fight nonfighters who are smaller than him. Even if he had a reason for it, that doesn't excuse the fact that his fight card is weak and he has been inactive this year.
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EC
Jan 13 10:25 ET
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
McQuaid does tend to pick his spots. See the "fight" with John Scott. I like him because most of his fights involve sticking up for teammates after borderline hits. He reminds me of Nick Boynton in that way. He is a much better fighter than Boynton, but his eagerness diminished if a guy like Colton Orr took a run at a teammate. Still, McQuaid has done a fine job for the Bruins.
McQuaid is certainly an asset to have on your team as he is a reliable defenseman that can also fight. I would just like to see him step up more in the area of fisticuffs since he is the toughest player on the Bruins' roster now. With guys like Thornton and Lucic gone, McQuaid is the team's best fighter and should be more active than he has been.
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BattleshipRules
Jan 13 13:50 ET
Agreed. Good insight.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 13:53 ET
Quote from message by dyg250
Martin is not tough.
Please. Stop embarrassing yourself.
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dyg250
Jan 13 14:04 ET
How am I embarrasing myself?Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 16:15 ET
The Matt Martin argument is pretty ridiculous. He routinely takes on tough fighters and is presently one of the toughest guys in the NHL. Most of our reputable veteran posters acknowledge that he is a tough customer. Yes, he was reluctant at first to fight Chara, then he did fight and Big Z went for the takedown. Chara would likely win a fight by virtue of his huge size advantage, but Big Z hasn't had a good fight with anyone in years. He tries to land two or three quick blows and goes for a takedown.

Martin actually fights for thirty seconds at a time. I'm not saying he is a world-beater. He is a light heavy at best, but the guys drops the mitts with legitimate tough guys on a regular basis. Chara has morphed into a poor man's Steve McKenna. He hardly ever fights. When he does, it is his goal to keep it as brief as possible. Martin shows more fighting guts than Big Z.
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dyg250
Jan 13 17:20 ET
His fight card this season is very poor, fights guys like Ott. In his Islander days he was scared of real heavyweights like Frazer McLaren, just check out his brawl card, many refusals there. He was apparently also scared of Shawn Thornton. Someone like Donald Brashear would easily beat Martin but like I said he will not fight the big guys.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 17:27 ET
Compared with Chara...Reply
dyg250
Jan 13 17:38 ET
Chara is not trying to be a tough guy or build a career as a fighter, he is concentrated on his palying skill and occasionaly fights these fake pieces of shits like Martin after they take runs at his players. Chara is almost 40 years old and this season he has exposed two "tough guys".Reply
TheDanLine
Jan 13 18:20 ET
Zdeno Chara is a big pussy.Reply
semenko93
Jan 13 18:24 ET
exposed by a boring draw? lets not forget chara turning down colton orr when he was with the leafs. how many times did they play against each other and never fought. same with mclaren. i get chara is not an enforcer but he sure as hell would not have instigated a fight with mclaren or orr. for a guy who is 6'9 he sure likes to pick his spots and whenever he has had a fight with someone legit it's conveniently a boring wrestling match. Martin did not fight the legit guys either earlier in his career but i have yet to see him turn down a fight this year. Martin is one of the toughest in the league who hasnt lost a fight in a long time and he has beat guys like Mark Fraser who has beat mcquaid, so what does that tell you?Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 18:56 ET
It tells you this guy is getting owned in this argument yet again. I wonder if he has even heard of Semenko. LOLReply
hockeysense14
Jan 13 19:02 ET
these comments are pretty hysterical. as if someone can look at this and call it spot picking. the play by play guy mentions he already turned down the fight earlier, and his body language after he KO's him clearly expresses, 'why did you make me do that?' In no way did McQuaid want that fight..

also can't believe the complaints about McQuaid not fighting pure heavyweights. you would think that people would realize that part of the game is gone, and most fighters now have roles to play so can't just fight at anytime.

also can't believe the immaturity of Canadian hockey fans (I am Canadian), who are clearly loyal to Montreal/Toronto and refuse to look at anything fairly. seriously, like are you children? grown adults crying as fans lol.
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hockeysense14
Jan 13 19:10 ET
And lets be honest, 90%+ of you are Canadian.. Americans really don't give a fuck about hockey compared to the other sports. World Juniors wasnt even televised in States and Canadian's go so buck for itReply
dyg250
Jan 13 20:19 ET
Quote from message by semenko93
exposed by a boring draw? lets not forget chara turning down colton orr when he was with the leafs. how many times did they play against each other and never fought. same with mclaren. i get chara is not an enforcer but he sure as hell would not have instigated a fight with mclaren or orr. for a guy who is 6'9 he sure likes to pick his spots and whenever he has had a fight with someone legit it's conveniently a boring wrestling match. Martin did not fight the legit guys either earlier in his career but i have yet to see him turn down a fight this year. Martin is one of the toughest in the league who hasnt lost a fight in a long time and he has beat guys like Mark Fraser who has beat mcquaid, so what does that tell you?
I have mentioned Chara not willing to fight with the real heavyweights like Colton Orr. I mentioned it in Steve Ott vs Matt Martin fight. And that is the problem here. If Matt Martin wants to be an enforcer, he ahould be able to fight Chara.
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dyg250
Jan 13 20:21 ET
I know Semenko but haven't watched any of his fights.Reply
dyg250
Jan 13 20:24 ET
Quote from message by TheDanLine
Zdeno Chara is a big pussy.
Yeah right, somebody who makes millions of dollars in NHL and is one of the best defensemen in the league is a pussy? At least when Chara retires he's gonna be remembered forever. When you die,only your relatives will remember you.
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BattleshipRules
Jan 13 20:31 ET
Welcome to DYG son. If you never saw Dave Semenko fight you must be a newbie here. My advice to you. Respect the veterans on this site. They have earned the right to be here.Reply
TheDanLine
Jan 13 20:31 ET
Ok....he's a pussy millionaire. I'm sure a few more than just my relatives will remember me though. ;)Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 20:34 ET
Quote from message by TheDanLine
Ok....he's a pussy millionaire. I'm sure a few more than just my relatives will remember me though. ;)
I'll remember you buddy. LOL. Thanks for all your contributions here. There have been a lot of good times and laughs. You will be here next week. Some contributors may not.
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BattleshipRules
Jan 13 20:35 ET
I should put "contributors'" in parentheses.Reply
dyg250
Jan 13 20:35 ET
Quote from message by TheDanLine
Ok....he's a pussy millionaire. I'm sure a few more than just my relatives will remember me though. ;)
If he's a pussy, then what Martin is?
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dyg250
Jan 13 20:39 ET
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
Welcome to DYG son. If you never saw Dave Semenko fight you must be a newbie here. My advice to you. Respect the veterans on this site. They have earned the right to be here.
I just don't watch that many of 80s fights, and I'm not a newbie. And besides it doesn't matter what fights I watch.
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TheDanLine
Jan 13 20:52 ET
Quote from message by dyg250
If he's a pussy, then what Martin is?
I don't consider Martin a pussy. Chara has routinely bailed against legitimate fighters but can manage to stay on his skates when he's pounding the likes of Alexei Emelin.
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TheDanLine
Jan 13 21:00 ET
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
I'll remember you buddy. LOL. Thanks for all your contributions here. There have been a lot of good times and laughs. You will be here next week. Some contributors may not.
You da man!
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DatCraftyGekko
Jan 13 21:02 ET
Personally, for me, I lost a lot of respect for McQuaid when he mauled TJ Oshie. I like that he's a vanguard of old school hockey. He plays sheriff for Boston when questionable hits come into question.

He's been in over 50 NHL fights, he's fought 3 heavyweights by this site's standards (I'd say 4 because I consider one of his opponents, Chris Neil, to be a heavyweight). He's fought 24 middleweights, 13 light-heavyweights, and 12 non-fighters.

So yeah, I mean, he is kinda of a spot-picker. Not Kevin Bieksa level, but he fights down frequently. Over 60% of his fights are against middleweights and non-fighters.
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dyg250
Jan 13 21:12 ET
Quote from message by TheDanLine
I don't consider Martin a pussy. Chara has routinely bailed against legitimate fighters but can manage to stay on his skates when he's pounding the likes of Alexei Emelin.
And Martin doesn't even fight against legitimate heavyweights. I think it's pretty pathetic how Martin tries to build a career as a tough guy but gets scared from 39-year old Chara !! LOL And Chara doesn't try to build a career as a fighter. He just exposes fake faggots like Martin. We all know how Chara fights against legitimate tough guys and it's not the same way he fought with Martin.
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TheDanLine
Jan 13 21:16 ET
Matt Martin is more of a middle weight. Judging by your comments, it appears you haven't watched too much of Chara, and how much he has bailed against other fighters.Reply
dyg250
Jan 13 21:23 ET
HAHAHA Middleweight is not someone who is 6'3 220 lbs. I have watched all of Chara's fights and he does kind of bail out against real heavyweights like Eric Cairns for example. However he does have a couple of nice wins too. But the issue is not Chara, it's Martin, he's the one trying to build a career as a fighter, that means he takes on all comers.Reply
semenko93
Jan 13 21:29 ET
chara fought laraque and brashear the exact same way he fought martin. and martin fought chara so i dont see how he is a pussy. the only reason martin hesitated is cause the leafs were up 4-1 in the 3rd and there was not much reason to fight but he still did cause hes not a pussy. anyways i can only go on so long about this shit... my god.Reply
TheDanLine
Jan 13 21:34 ET
Quote from message by dyg250
HAHAHA Middleweight is not someone who is 6'3 220 lbs. I have watched all of Chara's fights and he does kind of bail out against real heavyweights like Eric Cairns for example. However he does have a couple of nice wins too. But the issue is not Chara, it's Martin, he's the one trying to build a career as a fighter, that means he takes on all comers.
Martin is a MW, I don't know what else to tell you. He's effective at his role. Chara on the other hand should have kept the gloves on. Since he has dropped the gloves so often and has bailed almost as often, he is viewed as a fraud in the tough guy department.
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dyg250
Jan 13 21:35 ET
Martin is a pussy, get over it, fake tough guy. Zdeno Chara at almost 40 years old still exposes young pieces of shits like Martin, that's all I gotta say, look at Martin's brawl card when he played for Islanders, many refusals to guys like Ben Eager.Reply
dyg250
Jan 13 21:41 ET
Quote from message by TheDanLine
Martin is a MW, I don't know what else to tell you. He's effective at his role. Chara on the other hand should have kept the gloves on. Since he has dropped the gloves so often and has bailed almost as often, he is viewed as a fraud in the tough guy department.
6'3 220 lbs is not middleweight size at all, somebody under 200 lbs is middleweight. And Chara shouldn't be viewed in the tough guy department. Yeah Chara has bailed out against heavyweights, so he should be bailing out against Martin but it was opposite. And like I said, the issue is NOT Chara, he's not the one trying to be a tough guy, Martin is. Or maybe Chara does act tough against certain opponents? Yeah, maybe sometimes. That means that the "real tough guy" Martin should beat him in a fight but instead the huge moron shit his pants
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TheDanLine
Jan 13 21:46 ET
Matt Martin sure as shit isn't a heavyweight. He's a bigger MW and isn't a pussy. If Chara was so tough he shouldn't have any problem beating someone like Martin but instead chose to throw him to the ice instead.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 22:22 ET
Martin was a little reluctant to start the fight, but Big Z was reluctant to continue fighting. Chara has been reluctant to continue fighting for close to a decade now. Martin fights on a regular basis in legitimate bouts. Who can blame him for beating up a shit disturber like Ott. If someone hammered Brad Marchand, I would buy the guy a beer. To me, beating up sneaky bottom feeding weasels in the league isn't spot picking.Reply
TheDanLine
Jan 13 22:25 ET
I totally agree with you 100%.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 22:26 ET
I have been a Bruins fan since the late 1980's. I gain credibility by being honest. Chara is vastly overrated as a fighter. Marchand is a bottom feeding weasel. I don't have to like everyone on my team. I will sing the praises of guys like Terry O'Reilly. He was a blood and guts gladiator who was one of the toughest men to ever lace up a pair of hockey skates.Reply
semenko93
Jan 13 22:31 ET
yes i admitted that martin early in his career did that if you read what i said, he declined shawn thornton as well earlier in his career but i dont think he would turn either of those fights down now. you seem to not have a valid explanation for my reply and just resort to saying martin is a pussy. thats all you acknowledge. anyways we can agree to disagree and i know you will go rampid on here the next time matt martin loses a fight.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 22:57 ET
+1 Semenko 93Reply
ContractKiller
Jan 13 23:07 ET (later updated)
Darn it guys, with all the enforcers clearly out of the NHL nowadays then Matt Martin is as tough as it gets right now in the NHL. Martin isn't a legitimate heavyweight like Orr, McGrattan, Brashear, or Laraque. Although Martin has earned my respect because he doesn't spot pick and he's not a pussy and he is far from a heavyweight so I don't understand the hate. If you look at Martin's fight card he doesn't fight much heavyweights because he is not one himself, he fights guys that are in his class like Clarkson, Mark Fraser, Brandon Prust, Tanner Glass, Wayne Simmonds, Tom Wilson, Cody McLeod and even Adam McQuaid on a few occasions. Martin is one of the toughest players in the league if I had to name at least the top 10 or 15 best fighters right now, Martin is for sure somewhere on that list.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 13 23:11 ET
Exactly, this guy is the only one that is bashing Martin. He is getting owned by the knowledgeable contributors here. My guess is Martin beat the hell out of one of his favorite players and he has an axe to grind.Reply
semenko93
Jan 14 00:31 ET
some people just gotta hate for whatever reason. lets remember hes fought parros, westgarth and joe finley so he is not scared to take on legit heavies.Reply
dyg250
Jan 14 04:10 ET
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
Exactly, this guy is the only one that is bashing Martin. He is getting owned by the knowledgeable contributors here. My guess is Martin beat the hell out of one of his favorite players and he has an axe to grind.
Dude, you can look at the list of my favorite players, Martin wouldn't even fight those guys.
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dyg250
Jan 14 04:21 ET
Quote from message by ContractKiller
Darn it guys, with all the enforcers clearly out of the NHL nowadays then Matt Martin is as tough as it gets right now in the NHL. Martin isn't a legitimate heavyweight like Orr, McGrattan, Brashear, or Laraque. Although Martin has earned my respect because he doesn't spot pick and he's not a pussy and he is far from a heavyweight so I don't understand the hate. If you look at Martin's fight card he doesn't fight much heavyweights because he is not one himself, he fights guys that are in his class like Clarkson, Mark Fraser, Brandon Prust, Tanner Glass, Wayne Simmonds, Tom Wilson, Cody McLeod and even Adam McQuaid on a few occasions. Martin is one of the toughest players in the league if I had to name at least the top 10 or 15 best fighters right now, Martin is for sure somewhere on that list.
He is nowhere near as tough as Chara . There are a lot of guys who are a lot tougher than this fake moron.
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BattleshipRules
Jan 14 05:18 ET
Good post Contract Killer. You are off to a good start here at DYG.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jan 14 05:29 ET
You seem intent on getting the last word here. "Just when I thought my chance had passed. You went and saved the best for last." Vanessa WilliamsReply
dyg250
Jan 14 05:43 ET
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
You seem intent on getting the last word here. "Just when I thought my chance had passed. You went and saved the best for last." Vanessa Williams
Well yeah, I guess I should concentrate on my reviews more than on Martin. I apologize.
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BattleshipRules
Jan 14 09:15 ET
No problem buddy. I like your moxie. Your reviews are of nice quality as well. Just be careful with personal derogatory language. You have every right to your opinion. I was probably a little harsh with you, so I'm sorry. Welcome to DYG and enjoy the site.Reply
TheDanLine
Jan 14 10:56 ET
Quote from message by dyg250
He is nowhere near as tough as Chara . There are a lot of guys who are a lot tougher than this fake moron.
Dude, Chara isn't tough.
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ContractKiller
Jan 14 11:17 ET
Thanks a a lot man, that means a lot since I'm new here and I joined not to long ago. I really am starting to like this site.Reply
dyg250
Jan 14 11:38 ET
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
No problem buddy. I like your moxie. Your reviews are of nice quality as well. Just be careful with personal derogatory language. You have every right to your opinion. I was probably a little harsh with you, so I'm sorry. Welcome to DYG and enjoy the site.
Thanks! I use message system more carefully and won't complain about stuff.
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ContractKiller
Jan 14 12:02 ET
Chara is strong because of his size but your right he isn't tough. Well at least not anymore. When he was on Ottawa and when he started on Boston, I have to say he exchanged blows with some decent fighters like Darren Langdon, Peter Worrell, Eric Cairns and David Koci. However a few seasons later he started to bail out on scraps against the strong heavyweights like when he fought Laraque twice in one game, he bailed out on both occasions because he didn't want to take a beating from Laraque. He also bailed against Brashear by "losing his balance." And he loves to protect his teammates when they get hit by Emelin, but whenever they faced Toronto and Orr was punishing everyone with hits he avoided Orr like he was the plague. Chara isn't even close to being tough anymore.Reply
OldSkoolfan
Jan 14 14:57 ET
Quote from message by nateyman33
More spot picking by McQuaid
Agreed. And with the NHL lacking tough guys McQuaid will probably never fight another legitimate player again. It was amazing how eager he was to jump Carrier but I remeber him running from Orr multiple times and bailing on John Scott the instance Scott started to throw back. Fucking guy is a pussy.
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OldSkoolfan
Jan 14 15:02 ET
Quote from message by TheDanLine
Dude, Chara isn't tough.
This is also true. If you look at Chara, he really doesn't posses any real good fighting technique. He never switches hands, never goes toe to toe, etc. He literally just uses size and strength to over power his opponents. It's effective, but when everyone is a foot smaller than you you're going to win 95% of your fights like Chara has.
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OldSkoolfan
Jan 14 15:06 ET
Quote from message by EC
I understand why those fights happened. Yes it is true that McQuaid was defending a teammate but the fact that these guys aren't fighters certainly didn't hurt his willingness to throw down. If it was someone like Luke Gazdic or Milan Lucic taking a run at McQuaid's teammate, I doubt he would have sought them out so eagerly and traded punches with them. McQuaid's fighting style changes when he takes on an actual tough guy. He will just trade punches with a guy like Grant but when McQuaid fights someone like Thornton or Scott, he just mainly hung on.

Just because McQuaid had a reason to fight these three guys does not change the fact that he hasn't fought a real fighter this entire season. What's his excuse for that? We are halfway through the season and McQuaid doesn't have one tough name on his fight card. That is inexcusable considering McQuaid is the toughest player on the Boston roster. Last year Adam fought guys like Shawn Thornton, Chris Neil, and Tom Wilson. This season he has done nothing but fight nonfighters who are smaller than him. Even if he had a reason for it, that doesn't excuse the fact that his fight card is weak and he has been inactive this year.
Agree with this. What's funny is 40 year old Scott Thornton ended up hammering McQuaid last year. Maybe that's why he takes the lesser foes.

For the longest time I hated Lucic for what I though was spot picking but throughout the years he's kept fighting tougher competition while McQuaid seems to have gotten worse. It's like if you're on the Bruins you're ingrained to pick your spots.
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dyg250
Jan 15 07:46 ET
Quote from message by ContractKiller
Chara is strong because of his size but your right he isn't tough. Well at least not anymore. When he was on Ottawa and when he started on Boston, I have to say he exchanged blows with some decent fighters like Darren Langdon, Peter Worrell, Eric Cairns and David Koci. However a few seasons later he started to bail out on scraps against the strong heavyweights like when he fought Laraque twice in one game, he bailed out on both occasions because he didn't want to take a beating from Laraque. He also bailed against Brashear by "losing his balance." And he loves to protect his teammates when they get hit by Emelin, but whenever they faced Toronto and Orr was punishing everyone with hits he avoided Orr like he was the plague. Chara isn't even close to being tough anymore.
You are right. He really doesn't fight heavyweights but he himself isn't a fighter. Obviously he won't do anything if Orr takes a run at his teammate but Orr is a tough guy, he has every right to take runs at whoever he wants because he can fight to back it up. Emelin is not tough, he shouldn't take runs at anyone.
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Bitetto and Marchand pushed and shoved near the Predators net, at the end both fall down with Brad on top. At same time Backes and Watson a few times slashed and crosschecked each other until linesman stepped in. Then Chara also came in. Fun 
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