Apr 15, 1998
Chicago - Toronto2-3

Summary Of Events
1  4:51  Fight  Russell-Domi
2  9:41  Fight  Simpson-King
3  9:41  Rough  Probert-Hendrickson
4  22:18  Fight  Probert-Domi

Fight at 4:51
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:10ThrownLanded   Big   
 Cam Russell 6'4'' 6200lb 13300None
 Tie Domi 5'10'' 6213lb 13841
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 DatCraftyGekko
36 fight reviews

Nov 20, 2016 18:05 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
9
I have a bizarre interest in fighters who lose consistently but continue to rise each morning ready to take a beating for their teammates. Imagine a sheep dog that's always befallen by a pack of ravenous wolves; the wolves are bigger, stronger, and have battered and scarred muzzles. They're tougher, they're meaner, they're killers. And each morning that sheep dog arises and fights them to protect his pasture, his flock, and each day, around lunchtime, he is torn to shreds by these monsters.

Cam Russell was the heart and soul of the Chicago Blackhawks for ten, long, grueling years. In that span, Russell went to bat for his team 107 times. For his NHL career Russell dropped the gloves 111 times and won only 22 of those scraps. He was TKO'd or KO'd at least once a season except three years, two of which were shortened seasons due to injury or playing time. Russell has been dropped 11 times, 3 by knockout. The only player that I can think of with a weaker chin than Russell is Jim Cummins who suffered 18 TKO defeats for his NHL career, but never a KO. Russell never had a full season where he spotted a winning record, his best being the 96-97 campaign where he sported a 2-3-4 record. His highest winning percentage for a full season is 44%, his career mark is 42%. He owns the dubious distinction, along with Paul Baxter and Todd Fedoruk, as the only enforcers to be KO'd twice in a NHL season. For the 8 opponents that he fought at least 3 times against, only one, Nick Kypreos, did he spot a winning record against--surprisingly, Russell was 3-0-0 against Kypreos.

Yet, despite all of his shortcomings, Cam Russell bled Blackhawk blood every night. Russell, the sheep dog, was torn apart by monsters such as: Dave Brown, Donald Brashear, Sandy McCarthy, Bob Probert, John Kordic, Francois Leroux, Shane Churla, Ken Baumgartner, and Tie Domi. Russell, despite posting the height of a heavyweight, fought out of his class against everyone of these enforcers. He routinely, without question or hesitation, engaged with the toughest wolves the NHL offered, and in some cases he beat them. He beat Bob Probert, Todd Ewen, and Tie Domi. He knocked down gunslinger Darin Kimble. Russell fought wars. He rarely hugged or waited out opponents. He fought 16 toe-to-toe battles in his career, he was involved in 17 fights that were rated 8.0 or higher, and he is tied for second for most entertaining scraps for a career with at least 100 fights. Cam Russell was all offense and most of the time he paid for it.

Russell's plight as an NHL enforcer actually led him to becoming a serviceable defenseman. Russell never finished with over 10 points in a year, but his career +6 showed he was reliable as a defender, something Russell credited Darryl Sutter for helping him evolve as a player.

Prior to this bout, Domi and Russell fought twice before during the 97-98 season. This an interesting year for both clubs, as both squads will miss the postseason this year. The Maple Leafs, under Mike Murray, will miss for the second consecutive year, and the Blackhawks will miss for the first time in 28 years. By this time in the season, both teams are out of contention and playing for pride. This is the first time the Hawks would miss the postseason with Cam on their roster, and the second time Russell would miss the playoffs--his first being the 1993-1994 season.

This would be Domi and Russell's seventh scrap together. They had fought twice before this season, a draw in the first and a narrow win going to Russell in the second--this would be Russell's only win over Domi. Cam was turning in an average year--he will finish with a +3 and 2 points in 41 games--he missed time earlier in the season in the months of November and December. Domi would finish the year with 14 points but a career high in penalty minutes--365, the third time Domi would eclipse 300 PIMs in a season.

Chicago is leading the Maple Leafs 1-0 with 15:11 remaining in the first period. Domi and come together in the Hawk's zone after Tie throws a check into Cam. Domi, perhaps realizing that Russell got the best of him back in November, gets the jump on Russell and begins hammering away. When the camera cuts to the two combatants both are finishing on throwing simultaneous crosses. The ambidextrous Domi leading with the left, Russell with his right as he eats a hard left and misses with his own punch.

Russell pops up and throws a hard right that Domi ducks right under. Russell's momentum goes with the punch and TIe pulls him forward. Cam lurches toward Domi's right and loses his posture. He's in a bad position and Domi knows that. He socks him on the back of the skull with a left hand.

Domi, despite his short and compact stature, has resounding leg strength. Domi made a living from being a smart boxer and tactician, but aside from his smarts he also had power in both hands and a strong lower half that could spin the biggest of opponents around like a goddamn carousel.

Russell is turtling as he keeps his head ducked. Domi starts spinning him as he smashes another left on the back of Cam's head. The jersey goes Russell's head as Domi comes with another left hand. Russell throws a left of his own that he uses to clasp onto Domi's shoulder. He goes to a knee, trying to claw his way back to a better position where he can defend himself.

Domi hits him with a left hook when Russell stands up. Cam can't regain his posture, he's ducked over when Domi hits him. The next shot, the deciding one, is an uppercut that Domi lands on the blanketed Russell. The shot knocks Russell back. Domi, jerseying Cam over the front of his face, flings Russell backward onto the ice.

The punch itself is not what does the damage. Cam is not out when that punch lands. If he isn't tossed back like a sack of potatoes, this may have gone down as a TKO or a decisive victory. But Domi, adrenaline pumping, tosses Russell back like a shot of whiskey, and when Cam lands he's unable to brace himself. He goes back like a man shot, and the back of his skull crashes on the ice. Russell hits so hard that his head spring boards back up as Domi goes for a parting shot that he holds up connecting at the end.

Domi knows he's tuned up Russell. In hindsight the last punch may have been in violation of the code, or maybe it was the flinging of Russell's limp body that stirred the pot. He struts to the penalty box as Russell's teammates give him an ear full. Jeremy Roenick and goalie Jeff Hackett hurl insults toward Domi, the latter of which needing to be restrained by a linesman.

Russell is out. He's on his back with his hands lying motionless out from his hips. The linesman kneeling beside him looks helpless to the situation, and it takes a few seconds before a trainer makes it over to Russell's dead, sheepdog, body. Another camera angle shows Russell's chest gently bowing up and down.

Despite his bluster and attitude, Domi looks concerned after the fight. He's poised half in and half out of the penalty box talking with an official. ChrisY2J posted an excerpt from Domi feeling physically ill for the end result of the fight, and it's hard to blame him. Who wants to see someone get hurt that bad? Even after officials take him off the ice Domi seems almost beside himself, even as Blackhawk players chirp at him he seems almost apologetic in the way things ended.

What's worth noting is that this game will have two more fights that follow, all of them good bouts. Reid Simpson will take on Kris King a few minutes later in a slugfest. And Russell's teammate, Bob Probert, will seek retribution from Domi in the second period.

Russell was KO'd by a slugger way out of his weight class. This fight would not end Russell's career--a shoulder injury that never properly healed would--but it's safe to say that this fight took time out of Russell's waning obelisk.

Cam Russell was a warrior who could surprise the occasional heavyweight or two. He was the heart and soul for the Blackhawks, and for a time their main form of defense. Although never an accomplished scrapper, the respect Russell garnered through the league and his teammates is none more apparent than the NHL's greatest enforcer, Bob Probert, solemnly seeking revenge for Domi's KO in the second period.
 chrisY2J
1232 fight reviews

Nov 22, 2016 09:28 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
10
Toronto enforcer Tie Domi and Chicago's stalwart defenseman Cam Russell bump in the corner after Russell clears the puck. They are nose to nose, talking intensely, as play moves up the ice. Domi grabs Cam by the collar and gives him a little gloved shot to entice him to fight. Russell accepts the challenge; they toss aside their gloves at the same time and begin swinging away.

Domi gets a better grip established, though, and he finds the range faster, too. Tie's first punch misses, but his forearm grazes Cam's chin. It looked like the blow hurt Russell a bit; he immediately put his head down, which made his helmet fall off. This would prove to be greatly to Russell's misfortune in the next few seconds.

Domi tags the ducking Russell with a couple more good lefts, then Cam is in more trouble as his sweater gets entangled over his head. Domi delivers a massive left uppercut that connects big-time on the vulnerable Russell. The Hawk defenseman falls bonelessly to the ice after taking that shot. Domi also yanks forcefully on Russell's jersey as he is falling, and this propels the back of Cam's helmetless skull onto the ice surface.

Russell was already knocked silly by the uppercut, but the smash onto the ice is what knocked him utterly unconscious. Domi starts to throw one more punch on the downed Russell, but he pulls it when he realizes that Cam is done. Without the linesmen even intervening, Domi breaks off and strides his way to the penalty box.

The officials realize right away that Russell is badly injured, so they hastily wave the trainers onto the ice. Russell is tended to by the medical staff. At first, Domi is pleased with the resounding win, but his face grows serious when the severity of Russell's injury becomes apparent. Domi is standing in the penalty box and looks concerned. Russell is eventually revived, and then he is carted off on a stretcher.

Domi later said in an interview that he felt so guilty about Russell's injury that he wanted to leave the game. That just shows how these guys (the fighters) definitely are out there to beat up and hurt their opponents, but certainly don't want to permanently maim their peers with crippling injuries.
 SlapShot
207 fight reviews

Jul 30, 2006 15:32 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
8
Russell passes the puck to teammate as he's standing in the corner, and Domi comes in after and gives Russell a late bodycheck. They square off and it's all Domi after they each land their first shot - Russell was immediately off-balance and to compound that, Domi gets his jersey over his head as well. He (Domi) is now landing his left hand at-will, and seemingly could have TKO'd him with a punch but he instead chooses to throw Russell down, causing him to hit the back of his head on the ice and into never-never land for a considerable period of time. Legitimate KO, no question, but I thought his actions were unnecessary. If my memory serves me correctly this led to another Probert-Domi showdown, either later in the game or the next time Chicago and Toronto played.
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As I scrolled down I noticed that it was later in the same game that he and Probert dropped the gloves, kudos to Probert for the consensus TKO - hopefully I can view it so I can see him dropping the cocky S.O.B.
 ExclamationPoint
169 fight reviews

Apr 4, 2010 22:42 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
8
Tie Domi finishes a check on Cam Russell but gets his stick up a little in doing so. The 2 exchange some words and Domi drops his right glove and grabs Russell's jersey neck and gives him a couple of good shakes. Domi tosses the left mitt and comes with a pretty solid blow to the chin just as Russell drops his gloves. Russell misses badly with a right, opening himself up and Domi starts firing with the left. He lands the first solidly and also gets Russell partially jersied and covering up. Domi lands another to the back of the neck followed by one to the back ribs. Russell throws and lands a weak left but he is clearly stunned and he goes to a knee. As he comes back up, now completely jersied, Domi lands another left followed by landing an uppercut. The last punch knocks Russell backwards and his momentum carries him to the ice, where he likely bumped his head. Domi might pop him again while he's down then skates away as the linesmen atend to Russell.

I'm not sure if Russell was ever in this fight after the first punch. Total DOMInation by the smaller man. Not sure Russell was conscious after the uppercut but the backflop onto the ice probably didn't help.
 SarcasticPillow
19534 fight reviews
136 fight logs

Mar 9, 2011 12:20 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
9
Tie Domi bumps Cam Russell along the boards and Domi drops a glove and jostles Russell to get him to drop his. Domi drops his other glove as Russell loses his gloves and lands a left off the helmet before Russell returns with a missing right. Domi then throws three lefts, landing two, one knocks off Russell's helmet and his sweater comes up over his head. Russell misses a left while losing his balance and Domi misses a left as Russell gets up. Domi then lands a huge left right of the chin and Russell loses his hold while falling straight to his back and hitting his head off the ice. Domi misses a left as the referees rush in and Domi gets up and skates off as Russell lays out cold on the ice. A medical trainer comes out and Russell's teammates gather around while they bring out a stretcher for Russell who's carried off on it. This was a punishing KO for Domi.
 hb11
3931 fight reviews

May 20, 2006 10:21 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
8
As they meet up along the boards, Russell appears to ask Domi if he wants to go. Domi's quicker with the gloves off and hurts Russell with the first punch. Russell bends over and covers up making him a sitting duck for more heavy punches. Domi belts him a few more times and throws him down. Russell hit his head on the ice and remained out for some time.
 pluguglies
12 fight reviews

Jun 8, 2008 11:56 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
9
Domi runs Russell along the boards and lands a nice hit. Domi is obviously looking for a fight as he grabs Russell sweater immediately with his right hand, then drops his left glove and lands a left. Russell throws three rights, one that just sails over Domis head.

Domi lands two punches to the back of Cams head, then Russell is pulled to the ice by Tie who pulls the jersey over Russells head and continues throwing lefts. Domi lands a left and then a sweet uppercut, putting Russell to the ice and and gives him another while Cam is prone.

Russell lies motionless for a while, the only movement being the moving of his chest as he breathes. Can't say whether his stunned state is due to Domis uppercut or from hitting his helmetless head on the ice.
 BullCut
24 fight reviews

Jun 27, 2008 19:32 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
8
Alright, I don't know why Russell would go up against Domi, but anyways, here's my review.

Russell comes and pick up the puck by the side boards and starts skating with it. Domi comes up from the side and checks him into the boards. They have a "stare down" as the announcer says, and Domi grabs Russell's jersey and gives him a little cheap shot to the chin. Russell gets pissed and drops the gloves, same with Domi. Domi throws a left at Russell and at the same time, Russell throws a right at Domi. Domi connects with his punch while Russell's goes under Domi's chin. Then, Russell throws another right, Domi ducks, and connects with a left to Russell's shoulder. This is where Russell becomes a sitting duck as Domi fires two rights to his head. With Russell covering his head for protection and trying to throw punches, Domi jersey's him and connects with two more devestating lefts to Russell's head. Russell drops and hits his head on the ice. Domi gives him one more left to the head before heading to the penalty box.

Russell had to be attended to by medics and carried out on a stretcher.
 BattleshipRules
12633 fight reviews

May 4, 2013 10:41 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
10
This was one of the most brutal knockouts I've seen. Russell missed with a couple of rights and his jersey came up over his head. Domi was spinning him around and landing heavily with a series of left hooks. Tie landed four consecutive solid blows and missed a punch. He landed a pretty good blow and a hard uppercut that hurt Russell badly. Domi flung him like a rag-doll and Cam also appeared to hit his head hard on the ice.

Russell was hurt badly on the ice motionless for quite some time. This was a scary scene of a guy who was in big trouble. Domi was incredibly powerful and was a dangerous puncher with both hands. He reminds me of John Kordic, but with more power. He generated great power and handspeed and could circle a guy around with the best of them.
mofor
903 fight reviews

Jul 10, 2005 07:48 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
10
Russel pretty much died after getting nailed by a quick hard left uppercut by Domi. Tie went to the box and proud of what he did.
re
9287 fight reviews

Jul 24, 2005 18:05 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
10
DOMI GETS THE JERSEY OVER CAMS HEAD AND SLAMS CAMS HEAD INTO THE ICE KO!!!!
Notsince67
271 fight reviews

Dec 30, 2005 21:01 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
10
Ahahaha, love watching this one... As russell is motionless on the ice, Domi laughs about it in the box.
gooftick
663 fight reviews

Mar 14, 2006 17:03 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
10
Domi pounds him.
Anthony19
2983 fight reviews

Apr 14, 2006 16:30 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
8
Turner17
975 fight reviews

Feb 16, 2007 12:05 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
9
hit his head...takin off on stretcher... ouch
NHL123
10 fight reviews

Jan 30, 2009 13:16 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
10
Domi dominated and throws him an uppercut which gives a KO
mi44
547 fight reviews

Nov 3, 2009 11:12 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
9
Domi destroys Russell here, landing a bunch of lefts to start things off. Domi then catches Russell with a left handed uppercut to send him to the ice. Big KO for Domi
weylax09
329 fight reviews

Nov 6, 2011 18:05 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
9
domi with the devestating knockout that hurts russell andsends him out of the game
mullet
19550 fight reviews

Sep 19, 2014 17:48 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
8
Russell did great in his first two fights with Domi this season but here in their last fight Domi made quick work of Russell and knocked him out. Russell was out cold and was finally carted off the ice.
TheDanLine
10218 fight reviews

Feb 7, 2017 15:01 ET
Tie Domi win by KO Fun 
9
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JruGordon
Nov 14, 2004 00:39 ET
is this the fight where Domi does some damage to Russell?Reply
re
Nov 25, 2005 03:48 ET
Quote from message by JruGordon
is this the fight where Domi does some damage to Russell?
Yes
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Notsince67
Dec 30, 2005 21:03 ET
Quote from message by JruGordon
is this the fight where Domi does some damage to Russell?
Russell leaves on a stretcher
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Kronwall
Mar 10, 2008 15:16 ET
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blazer16
Jun 13, 2010 07:35 ET
Not so sure this is deserving of a 10 "FUN" rating. Russell's shirt was over his face the entire time, plus this fight essentially ended his career.Reply
chrisY2J
Jun 13, 2010 08:41 ET
It didn't end his career; Russell did play most of the next season with Colorado. I noticed that his last fight was in January 1999, which suggests his year was cut short by an injury of some sort. Does anyone know the details?Reply
DerDiggler
Jul 26, 2013 10:35 ET
Chris, I have to disagree with your comment that Domi looked concerned for Russell in the box. If anything, Tie was mocking a hurt opponent. He had little, to no respect for anyone on the ice, and his actions after this fight demonstrate that.Reply
chrisY2J
Jul 27, 2013 09:31 ET
Quote from message by DerDiggler
Chris, I have to disagree with your comment that Domi looked concerned for Russell in the box. If anything, Tie was mocking a hurt opponent. He had little, to no respect for anyone on the ice, and his actions after this fight demonstrate that.
Hey Diggler. You need to find a clip that shows the aftermath of the fight. Domi was smiling and happy as he made his way to the box, since he pounded his opponent so well. But when it became apparent that Cam was messed up in a bad way, you could see Domi on his feet in the penalty box and looking concerned.

I read an interview with Domi and he talked about this fight. He said that when he was sent to the dressing room after the fight, he didn't want to go back to the game because he felt guilty. He said something like, "Seeing him on the ice like that, I knew Russell has a family, like I do."
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JimMcKenzie
May 15, 2014 16:32 ET
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chrisY2J
Nov 21, 2016 14:12 ET
Hell of a post by GEKKO.Reply
BattleshipRules
Nov 21, 2016 15:31 ET
Indeed. He has a number of outstanding reviews. KudosReply
chrisY2J
Nov 21, 2016 19:17 ET
My review got three stars, as did his (deservedly so). I just redid my review so his review is put to the very top. Gekko's review so good, it deserves to be read first. Four stars!Reply
DatCraftyGekko
Nov 21, 2016 20:40 ET
Thanks Chris, I've been a lurker for the past four years or so. I start my mornings in bed looking up the fights from last night. I'm happy to be making more time to contributing.Reply
DatCraftyGekko
Nov 21, 2016 20:43 ET
Thanks Battleship. I often go looking for your three star reviews to garner insight on the game. If it were possible, I would buy you a beer and pick your brain for awhile.

I remember following one of your reviews or forum posts to a review by a dude named Bzane. He wrote a FUCKING BEAUTIFUL piece about a Dave Schultz and Keith Magnusson fight. I've reread that review a number of times and count that as well as the reviews by you and Chris as foundation on writing a good, insightful, and sincere review.
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Fight at 9:41
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 1:05ThrownLanded   Big   
 Reid Simpson 6'2'' 3216lb 82281None
 Kris King 5'11'' 3208lb 81761
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 EC
4016 fight reviews
1 fight log

May 4, 2008 21:22 ET
Reid Simpson clear win Fun 
8
Simpson started this as he knocked King down with a cross check in the back after a faceoff in the Toronto zone. King got back up and you know what is going to happen now. They do a bit of grappling to start and King misses with a left. Simpson misses with a right but then he starts throwing them and he lands several knocking King's helmet off. They start grappling again as Simpson tries to get the jersey over King's head but he can't do it and King comes back with a left that lands. Simpson goes with the left as well but King ducks it as they move over near the boards. King hits Simpson's shoulder with 2 rights as he can't reach the taller Simpson. King keeps trying to gain back some ground as he throws several more rights but they continue to miss their mark. King goes with the left and lands one and he comes back with a right that lands as he jams Simpson into the boards. They move around grappling and it looks like they are done but Simpson lands several more rights near the end before King misses with one. They are now exhausted and the zebras decide to step in. Clear win for Simpson as he outlanded King by a wide margin.
 BullCut
24 fight reviews

Jun 27, 2008 20:02 ET
Reid Simpson clear win Fun 
8
This fight starts right after the face-off in Toronto's zone. Simpson cross-checks King in the back and King falls down on the ice. King decides he's had enough and drops the gloves.

They tie up. It starts out as a grapple fight as neither of them are able to throw a punch. King gets his right hand free and connects with a right to Simpson's head. Simpson retaliates with a right of his own and the punches start flying. They spin a little and get some punches in on each other. Then, Simpson and King both throw a right at each other at the same time. Both punches connect and Simpson is able to get another quick right at King's head which knocks King's helmet off.

Simpson connects with two hard rights to King's temple. They lock up again, both of them struggling to get the upper hand. Simpson grabs King's jersey and tries to put it over his head. He can't do it and King is able to land a left hook to Simpson's temple. Simpson responds with a left hook and the fight moves towards the boards.

They are both able to get one left hook at each other while moving closer to the boards. They do a semi-circle and grapple for a bit. King throws five rights but only hits two. Simpson is able to tie him up and pin him against the boards for a few seconds. Kings gets free and walks into a right hook. King then grabs Simpson's jersey, throws him to the boards, and is only able to get one right in. Simpson does a semi-circle and is able to tie King up again. They both throw a couple of punches before Simpson unloads three big rights to King's head. Kings tries to retaliate but he can't, Simpson has him tied up. King is able to get free, but Simpson gets an uppercut in on him. King throws some punches, but they don't connect. Simpson throws a few more punches before the ref's step in and break the fight up.

Simpson won this fight because he got the better punches in and he seemed to have the upper hand most of the time.
 SarcasticPillow
19534 fight reviews
136 fight logs

Jul 12, 2014 12:10 ET
Reid Simpson narrow win Fun 
7
Reid Simpson drops Kris King with a crosscheck from behind and waits for King to get up so they can go. They drop them and get a grip on each other's jerseys. They grapple while standing back and King misses a right. Simpson misses a right but then lowers his head and gets in tight as King lands a left. Simpson raises his head and lands a right but then misses a right while King misses a right. They stand back slightly and Simpson throws four rights, connecting on three. They resume grappling and Simpson tries to jersey King before King misses a left. Simpson misses a left and then lowers his head while King misses a left. Simpson raises his head and misses a left as King lowers his head and they get back in close. Simpson misses two rights and then King raises his head and throws five rights, landing one while Simpson goes against the boards. King then connects with a left and they grapple after. Simpson misses a right as King lands a left but Simpson lands a right after and then is pushed against the boards by King. King misses a right and they wrestle off the boards. King misses a right before Simpson throws four rights, landing three as King stays in close. King lands a right and Simpson misses three rights before King misses a left. King then misses a right and Simpson misses two rights as they resume wrestling. The linesmen get in at that point and stop the fight. A long, good, fight. Simpson had the upper hand early and late but in the middle parts of the fight, King came on strongly.
 FrAn6
3518 fight reviews

Feb 12, 2011 19:23 ET
Reid Simpson narrow win Fun 
8
Les deux s'agrippents. Les deux ratent leur premières droites mais King réussi à ( lander ) une bonne gauche, suivi de la réplique de Simpson...une bonne droite. Les deux adversaires lancent une droite en même temps, celle de Simpson a certainement atteinte puisqu'il continue sur sa lancée de droites dont plusieurs cognent dur, pendant que King est légèrement accroupi pour avoir un minimum de protection. Deux bonnes gauches de King qui connectent, les deux de Reid aucunement. Deux autres droites (de King) sur un total de cinq touchent la cible. Une bonne gauche de Simpson, suivi d'une belle réplique de Kris qui par la suite pousse son adversaire contre la baie vitrée. King relance une droite, mais je crois qu'elle n'a atteint que le casque. La réplique de Simpson est immédiate, il tente un uppercut, il rate, sauf qu'il a maintenant son bras droit complètement libre, il donne trois énormes coups de poing à King, ouch ! Simpson tente un uppercut qui touche à peine l'adversaire. Les deux continuent de s'agripper fortement tout en essayant de lancé un coup mais cela n'arrive pas et les arbitres arrivent.
 BattleshipRules
12633 fight reviews

Oct 8, 2014 15:01 ET
Reid Simpson clear win Fun 
8
This was a good action fight. King missed a punch and landed two average blows. Simpson landed an average punch, missed a blow, and landed an average shot. The men did some wrestling. Reid landed two solid punches and an average blow. He landed a decent shot and missed a punch. Kris missed a right hand.

Simpson tried to jersey King. Kris landed a solid left. Reid landed an average blow and missed a left. King landed an average shot and a partial connect. He landed a solid right. He missed a blow and landed two average shots. Simpson missed a right. Kris landed a partial connect. Reid landed two average connects.

King landed a partial connect and an average right. He missed a blow. Simpson landed three solid blows and a pretty good shot. Kris missed a punch. Reid landed a solid shot. King missed a punch and landed a partial connect. Simpson landed an average blow. The refs stopped the fight.

I rate this as a clear win for Simpson. King landed several effective shots, but Reid still had a sizeable edge in punches landed. He landed with authority down the stretch and widened the margin of victory.
mullet
19550 fight reviews

Jan 25, 2012 13:53 ET
Reid Simpson narrow win Fun 
8
Good marathon fight. Simpson gets the narrow win for landing more late in the fight, but I think it was actually closer to a draw than clear win.
michiann
3652 fight reviews

Sep 2, 2012 14:22 ET
Draw Fun 
N/A
I'm not sure how anyone can hand Simpson the clear win here, the fight was just too close. Video starts as a fight in progress. King connected with about 5 facial-punches while Simpson connected with 3 facial-punches, all in the first half of the fight. Then, Simpson was a bit better during the second-half of the fight when he lands 4 facial-punches (two punches here had good quality). King landed 2 facial-punches during this same time. Lots of helmet-punches & negigible swings mixed into this fight but these type punches are not counted. Cumulatively, the punch-count is 7 for each guy with Simpson having the better quality in two of those punches but this is not enough to give him the narrow win, so I'm leaning more towards a draw as an evaluation.
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May 5, 2008 15:14 ET
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May 4, 2008 21:27 ET
Hendrickson bumped Simpson as he was heading to the penalty box after the fight. Probert didn't appreciate that and he comes in and mixes it up with Hendrickson. Probert gives him a few more shoves and a crowd gathers but the linesmen keep the peace. This may have helped set up the Probert-Domi fight later on. Fun 
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Jun 28, 2008 18:17 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
7
Tie Domi and Bob Probert go at it yet again. This would be the second to last fight these 2 had. This fight also has significance as this was the only time in their rivalry that one of the combatants lost by a TKO. This was one of the few times in Domi's career that he was TKO'd by an opponent but it's not surprising that Bob Probert was the guy to do it as we all know how tough he is.

What started this fight IMO is that Bob Probert wanted to seek retribution after Domi KO'd Cam Russell. Probert had missed most of the year with an injured shoulder but despite that he still fights one of his tougher opponents and comes out on top.

The 2 drop them at center ice right off the faceoff. They wrestle their way around the ice and Domi gets the left going. Domi lands several lefts as he gets Probert in the spin cycle. As Domi is landing one Probert uses his right hand to pull Domi's helmet down. It comes down over Domi's eyes but that's not a problem for Domi as it quickly tumbles off. Probert misses with a short right and that's about all he does for awhile as Domi catches him with another left. Domi is clearly winning the fight at this point as he has landed several punches and Probert has yet to land any or throw a few for that matter.

Domi then stops throwing. He has his left free and he is not tied up but Domi now seems reluctant to throw. Why Domi is so hesitant I don't know but maybe he knew Probert had been injured most of the year and that along with what he did early to Russell possibly made Domi stop throwing. But whatever the reason Domi was in control but now he didn't continue on when he had the advantage and with Probert one opportunity is all he needs....

The 2 keep moving around and neither one is throwing although Domi still has his left free. Probert though is getting ready to throw one of his bombs. Probert gives Domi a right jab and Domi comes back with a left that misses. Probert misses with a right as he suddenly comes to life and Domi gets turned around so his back is facing Probert. Probert catches Tie with 2 rights to the side of Domi's head and Domi goes to the ice.

TKO as Domi went down after taking those rights from Probert. Domi was in control for most of the fight and had Probert not TKO'd him it would've been a clear win for Domi. But when Domi was in control he didn't keep throwing when he had the momentum and as a result Probert was able to make a late comeback and Domi lost the fight.
 chrisY2J
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Sep 13 21:54 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
8
Toronto tough guy Tie Domi and Chicago bad boy Bob Probert drop the gloves at center ice after a faceoff. The two legendary heavyweights grab on right away and waltz a bit around the ice.

Domi gets things started, using his southpaw. Tie works over Probert with a series of lefts, overhands and uppercuts, including a couple hard shots that land flush on the face. Probert takes the shots well, then tries to answer with one or two punches, but he has no success landing them.

After about twenty seconds of Domi consistently landing punches on Probert, Tie stops throwing. He cocks his fist back, but doesn't throw any more. They spin around slowly. Why exactly Domi stopped throwing punches is unclear.

Perhaps Domi was reluctant to go for the kill after the bad injury that Cam Russell suffered against him earlier in the game. Perhaps he knew Probert had a bad shoulder and was taking it easy on him. Or maybe, because Probert wasn't throwing a lot, Domi figured the linesmen would intervene soon. Either way, Domi didn't finish Probert off and he clearly underestimated the big man. And you just should not underestimate Bob Probert, bad shoulder or not.

Probert tries to throw a right hand, but misses. Domi half-heartedly responds with a left that misses. After missing that punch, Domi gets turned around, so his back is facing Probert. With Domi turned around, Probert sees his chance. Out of nowhere, Probert comes alive and lets fly three big rights, two of them getting Domi in the right temple and knocking him forward to the ice.

Domi gets right back up, but the linesmen then stepped in and stopped it. It was all Domi for the majority of the fight, but Probert negated that with the knockdown blow at the end.

Domi was definitely surprised by those right hands in the late stage of the fight. I was watching this game live on ESPN. They had an awesome replay of the fight. They had a closeup of Domi's face and showed a slow motion replay of those two Probert rights landing and knocking Tie down. Domi's face registered total surprise as he was getting hit.

Unfortunately, on the fight tape circuit, the ESPN feed of this Domi-Probert fight have never surfaced, only feeds from Chicago and Toronto.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

May 12, 2008 10:45 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
8
Probert and Domi renew their bitter rivalry in this one. Both drop the gloves at center ice and try to gain position. Domi does a good job at the outset by tying up Probert's right. He then fires away with lefts from long range. Probert seems slow to get going and is forced to try and stay out of Domi's range. Domi let's them go and must fire about 14 or 15 lefts before Probert attempts a sloppy right of his own.

Domi remains in control and has Probert spinning away from his long range lefts, thoroughly crossed-up. Probert can't get his right free and seems to be hanging on and avoiding Domi's left hands. He tries to shake and pull the diminutive Domi, but can't get loose. The way Domi has Probert crossed-up, Probert is almost hanging on to Domi's back. Domi continues to try and sneak in shots as Probert continues to spin away from them. He even uses his right to block some of Domi's shots since he can't get it loose to throw.

Domi, at this point, is winning the fight, landing a couple of decent lefts, but nothing really telling. Probert then seems to have had enough of Domi and gets his right going. In an instant the whole fight changes. Probert gets loose and fires away with 3 big rights. Two of these shots land and Domi is rocked. Domi goes down and Probert lands on top missing with a final shot. Domi wants back at Probert but the linesmen are in there. You can see Domi is not done and is probably a bit embarrassed but the fight is over.

I have to say Probert by TKO in this one. Domi got caught with a couple of bombs by Probert and did go down -- whether he wanted to keep going or not. It's a shame because Domi had things going in this one but Probert walks away with it landing some late bombs.
 ExclamationPoint
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Apr 4, 2010 23:01 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
8
Stemming from a fight, earlier in the game, where Tie Domi knocked out Cam Russell, Bob Probert seeks to exact some revenge, even though he had recent shoulder surgery. Off the draw, the 2 grab hold at center ice. Probert is using his height advantage well, in leaning on Domi but Domi fires off and lands a left. Probert lands a short right and Domi responds with another left. They twist and grapple, trading some jerseyed punches. Domi throws and decently lands 2 more lefts then lands a good uppercut. Domi lands another left then hits pad with a follow up. Domi misses with a left and Probert adjusts his helmet. Probert blocks a left and counters with a short right. Domi tries another left but is tied up. Probert pushes Domi's face back and rips his helmet off and barely lands a right. Domi responds with a left to the helmet. Domi's next left is again tied up. They spin around some more and Probert lands a jersey jab. Domi tries to come underneath but still can't get loose. Probert lands a short right. Domi is now idle, maybe a little out of gas. Probert ragdolls him a little then lands a short right to the neck and just misses with the follow up. Probert then lands a good right, possibly stunning Domi and causing him to turn. Before Domi can do anything, Probert uses his long reach and drills him again, right on the ear. You can see Domi's knees buckle and Probert tries to hit him again as he's going down. The linesmen jump in and grab the fighters.

This is clearly a TKO, as Domi was rocked and dropped by the punch but never went out.
 SarcasticPillow
19534 fight reviews
136 fight logs

Mar 9, 2011 12:20 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
7
After a Derek King goal, Bob Probert drops the gloves with Tie Domi off the ensuing draw. After waiting for a little bit, Domi throws three lefts, landing two before Probert misses a left. Domi then throws eight lefts, five connecting while Probert just holds on. Probert gets Domi's helmet off and then misses a right with Domi landing two lefts after. They pause and Probert switches hands, misses a right, and Domi then misses a left. There's another pause and Domi misses a left again. Probert then throws four rights, landing two and dropping Domi to the ice as he attempts to lean away from Probert. With Domi on the ice, the linesmen get there and break it up. It's a good bout between these two rivals and a TKO win Probert, exacting a measure of revenge for his team and avenging teammate Cam Russell who was knocked out and injured in fight with Domi. This was also Probert's first fight since returning from a shoulder injury suffered November.
 BattleshipRules
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Jul 6, 2013 17:32 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
8
This was a strange contest where Domi was winning the fight until he got tagged with a couple of effective shots at the end. Tie landed two solid left hooks. Bob landed an average left. Domi landed a solid blow and missed a punch. He landed a pretty good shot and an average connect. He missed a couple of rights, landed a solid blow, and missed a punch.

Probie was well behind on the scorecard. Tie had taken away his right hand for a time. Bob finally got his hand loose to do some punching. He landed a solid connect. Domi landed a couple of solid lefts and craned his neck away from Probert's punches. He tried to stay at the end of Bob's reach despite the fact that he was the shorter fighter.

Domi became passive and his punch output slowed down. He appeared to be trying to nail Bob on the way in. His back was almost completely turned to Probert. Bob landed a decent right and missed a couple of punches. Tie landed a decent left and missed a punch. Probie found the target and landed a solid blow and a good shot that knocked Domi to the ice. This ended the bout.

This was a TKO win for Probert. Domi was well ahead in the fight and went to a strategy that didn't work. He craned his neck and was trying to stay out of Probert's reach. It looked like he was trying to get Bob to lunge in so he could land a big counter. Probert was a cautious guy in situations like this and did not fall into Domi's trap.

Probert waited a bit and it was Tie who threw a punch and Bob who immediately countered. Domi made a big mistake by turning to the point of not being able to fully gauge where the target was. Tie usually had great balance and he compromised his own balance here. He put himself right in Bob's line of fire when he launched a couple of lefts. Probie was in a better position to parry the blows and counter. Tie went down from a good blow and lost a fight that he had in the bag.

This was a rare case where Domi miscalculated and made a tactical faus pas. Tie was normally a very intelligent fighter. He built up a good lead and may have been better off clinching or going for a takedown. Instead, he employed the worst strategy he could and stopped his own momentum. He allowed Probert to gain his composure and have the edge in balance and visibility of the target. Tie let this one get away through some strategic blundering.
 BullCut
24 fight reviews

Jun 27, 2008 20:12 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
8
Probert vs. Domi. This should be good. Remember, Probert had surgery on his right arm so he was trying not to use it during the fight because he wanted to prevent further injury to his arm.

Right off the draw, the two decide to drop the gloves and tango. They tie up and skate to the blue line. Domi is able to connect with two lefts to Probert's head. Probert is able to respond with a right, but Domi comes back with seven lefts. Only two punches connect. Probert is able to grab Domi's helmet, throw it to the ice, and land a solid right to Domi's head before Domi throws a big right to Probert's head.

They both stop throwing punches and circle each other. They keep circling until Probert connects with a huge right hand that drops Domi to the ice. Domi gets TKO'd and Probert wins the fight.
mullet
19550 fight reviews

Nov 13, 2004 03:56 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
7
All Domi until the end where Probert throws couple big rights, with one landing on Domi's right temple and sends him down.
Anthony19
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Jul 4, 2005 01:31 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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drwdan19
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Jun 2, 2006 19:08 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
8
At first glance it looked like Domi slipped after trying to dodge the shots, but I think it was actually a TKO.
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Feb 16, 2007 12:05 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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Gothica639
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May 21, 2008 14:08 ET
Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
7
Good scrap, not great. Probert didn't want to risk that arm, but one big punch took care of business.
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Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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Bob Probert win by TKO Fun 
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Good fight, Domi builds an early lead landing a lot of lefts but once Probert gets in position and lets his rights go he takes over and drops Domi to end the bout.
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steeles21
Mar 13, 2007 15:43 ET
This was Probert's first fight in a long time. He was injured early in the season, his shoulder I believe, and he was not supposed to fight when he got back. But after what Domi did to Russell, Probert had to seek revenge.Reply
EC
May 5, 2008 15:32 ET
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TheDanLine
Aug 16, 2009 21:04 ET
You can't be serious....Reply
EC
Aug 16, 2009 21:54 ET
heezgawn you need to edit your call. This was clearly a TKO win for Probert.Reply
chrisY2J
Aug 17, 2009 07:43 ET
True, Domi dominated about 85% of the fight, but the end result was still a TKO win for Probert. The last of Probert's punches caught Domi in the temple and knocked him off his skates. Domi was not the "only one" to land punches; Probert only got in a few, but he made them count.Reply
heezgawn
Aug 17, 2009 21:32 ET
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heezgawn you need to edit your call. This was clearly a TKO win for Probert.
Evidently a TKO in hockey means something completely different than in boxing. If I'm not mistaken, it stands for Technical Knock Out, and is awarded to a fighter who is beating his opponent to the point of the opponent being defenseless and on the verge of serious injury. Apparently in hockey a TKO is when one guy falls down, whether caused by a punch or not.
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heezgawn
Aug 17, 2009 21:37 ET
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heezgawn you need to edit your call. This was clearly a TKO win for Probert.
Evidently a TKO in hockey means something completely different than in boxing. If I'm not mistaken, it stands for Technical Knock Out, and is awarded to a fighter who is beating his opponent to the point of the opponent being defenseless and on the verge of serious injury, and the official(s) stop the fight. Apparently in hockey a TKO is when one guy falls down, whether caused by a punch or not.
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EC
Aug 17, 2009 22:06 ET
It doesn't matter what it means in boxing. You need to folllow the criteria set up for this site here: http://www.dropyourg...ead.aspx?Thread=1263 that states that a TKO is when the loser is dropped by a punch and it is not a KO. Since that was the case here you need to edit your review.Reply
chrisY2J
Aug 17, 2009 22:07 ET
Yes, the terms are different between boxing and hockey fighting. In hockey, a "TKO" is when a punch causes a player to be knocked off his skates and ends the fight.Reply
chrisY2J
Aug 17, 2009 22:09 ET
Quote from message by heezgawn
a fighter who is beating his opponent to the point of the opponent being defenseless and on the verge of serious injury, and the official(s) stop the fight.
In hockey, this would be called a "decisive win". Check out the link EC provided, and you'll see how it's set up.
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EC
Aug 18, 2009 20:01 ET
heezgawn it has been 2 days and you have not fixed your review. Since it is clearly wrong I have pulled it.Reply
heezgawn
Aug 19, 2009 20:55 ET
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heezgawn it has been 2 days and you have not fixed your review. Since it is clearly wrong I have pulled it.
YOU pulled my review? Who the fuck are you? Explain to me how this works. A review gets pulled if YOU don't agree with it? What kind of fuckin' bullshit is that? What is this the fuckin' Soviet Union?
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EC
Aug 19, 2009 21:00 ET
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YOU pulled my review? Who the fuck are you? Explain to me how this works. A review gets pulled if YOU don't agree with it? What kind of fuckin' bullshit is that? What is this the fuckin' Soviet Union?
If your review is clearly wrong it will be pulled. This is explained here: http://www.dropyourg...=7081&ReplyTo=509443

We don't need inaccurate reviews on this website. Your review was clearly wrong so it was pulled. I gave you a chance to change it but you did not so I had no choice but to pull it.
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heezgawn
Aug 19, 2009 21:09 ET
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If your review is clearly wrong it will be pulled. This is explained here: http://www.dropyourg...=7081&ReplyTo=509443

We don't need inaccurate reviews on this website. Your review was clearly wrong so it was pulled. I gave you a chance to change it but you did not so I had no choice but to pull it.
Who decides what is "accurate"?
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EC
Aug 19, 2009 21:12 ET
no.7 the site's creator. He set up guidelines which we follow when reviewing fights. I help no.7 with doing the starring for this website. Part of that involves pulling any reviews that aren't accurate.Reply
heezgawn
Aug 19, 2009 21:17 ET
This was not a "TKO" by Bob Probert. Domi hammered Probie and finally Probert pulled him down to the ice by the shirt. Similar to the Probert-Manson fight at Chicago Stadium in the late 80s where they are spinning around and Probert throws a haymaker that misses and he pulls Manson to the ice by the shirt and Mickey Redmond says "Oh! He DECKED Manson!" when the punch didn't even make contact.Reply
chrisY2J
Aug 20, 2009 17:21 ET
Heezgawn: Probert definitely put Domi down with a punch. He didn't merely drag him down by the shirt. I've seen three different feeds of this fight, and it is definitely a right hand to the side of the head that knocks Tie off his skates.Reply
durbanomoonsthecrowd
Apr 18, 2011 14:06 ET
it's funny listening to the hawk announcers saying good things about probert but when he was with detroit he was a thug and a moron according to dale tallon.Reply
BradBrad49
Nov 17, 2011 18:32 ET
Im not so sure that this was a TKO.Reply
TheDanLine
Jul 5, 2013 15:03 ET
It clearly was.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jul 6, 2013 12:47 ET
This definitely was a TKO win for Probert.Reply
TheDanLine
Jul 6, 2013 13:19 ET
No doubt.Reply
DerDiggler
Jul 26, 2013 10:39 ET
Quote from message by heezgawn
This was not a "TKO" by Bob Probert. Domi hammered Probie and finally Probert pulled him down to the ice by the shirt. Similar to the Probert-Manson fight at Chicago Stadium in the late 80s where they are spinning around and Probert throws a haymaker that misses and he pulls Manson to the ice by the shirt and Mickey Redmond says "Oh! He DECKED Manson!" when the punch didn't even make contact.
In other words, "I'm a Domi homer, so there is no way my hero could be TKO'd."
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chrisY2J
Jul 27, 2013 09:35 ET
Does anyone out there have the ESPN feed of this fight? The replay of it was awesome, way better than the Toronto and Chicago feeds.

I was watching this game live on ESPN, but didn't have a VCR set up to record it. I wish I did!
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