Feb 8, 2012
Boston - Buffalo0-6

Summary Of Events
1  2:26  Fight  Thornton-McCormick
2  12:16  Fight  Lucic-Kaleta
3  39:05  Fight  Thornton-Weber
4  57:37  Mini-Brawl   8 players 
5  57:37  Fight  McQuaid-Kaleta

Fight at 2:26
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Duration 0:25ThrownLanded   Big   
 Shawn Thornton 6'2'' 1217lb 4520None
 Cody McCormick 6'3'' 1221lb 4610
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 EC
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May 22, 2015 14:06 ET
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This game was the 3rd meeting of the season between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins. On November 12th power forward Milan Lucic ran Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller and injured him. None of the Sabres responded or went after Lucic. In the next game between the two clubs 11 days later, Paul Gaustad challenged Lucic in response to the incident. Lucic won an easy decision over Gaustad. Additionally there was other rough stuff in the game including a mini brawl where Robyn Regehr paired off with the big Slovak Zdeno Chara. There has been a lot of animosity between the respective clubs and this is the first meeting between the two teams in two and a half months. Buffalo is playing at home and as a team they would make a deliberate attempt to stand up to the Bruins and show they would not be intimidated.

Buffalo forward Cody McCormick is the first one to step up and drop the gloves early in the game. McCormick has battled injuries this season including concussion problems. As a result he did not play the last time these two teams met back on November. However he is in the lineup for this game. Cody McCormick is Buffalo's primary tough guy although he is not a true enforcer. McCormick is more of a light heavyweight who is best suited to fight other light heavyweights and middleweights. However he is the toughest player on the Sabres roster so he steps up to fight Boston's enforcer Shawn Thornton.

Shawn Thornton is now in his 5th season with Boston. He has received more ice time with the Bruins than any other team in his career. Thornton has taken full advantage of it and become a solid player as well as one of the toughest fighters in the NHL, routinely taking on the opposition's toughest heavyweights. In a game between two division rivals with some bad blood between them, you can expect Thornton to get involved and he does here with McCormick.

The two men don't waste anytime setting the tone for the game as they drop the gloves two and a half minutes into the contest. They squareoff for quite some time, starting at the Buffalo blueline. After making their way through center ice to the Buffalo blueline, the two tough guys come together. McCormick misses with a right as does Thornton. McCormick misses again and shakes off his elbow pad. Thornton does likewise. McCormick connects with a right as does Thornton. McCormick scores again but takes a punch as well from Thornton who answers right back. McCormick switches to the left and misses. He ducks a right from Thornton and gets in close. McCormick wrestles Thornton to the ice ending the fight.

All things considered McCormick did quite well here against a more experienced and tougher fighter. Despite stepping out of his weight class, McCormick was able to land an equal amount of punches as Thornton and secure a draw with the Boston tough guy. The fight itself was a big letdown though. One would have hoped for more excitement from the first fight in the game between these two teams especially when you consider the circumstances and history coming into this game.
 SarcasticPillow
19579 fight reviews
137 fight logs

Feb 9, 2012 13:25 ET
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The primary tough guys for their respective teams, Cody McCormick from the Buffalo Sabres and Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins, drop the gloves on their first shift of the game. They have a long squareoff, traveling from one blueline to the other blueline before they manage to get a hold of each other. They both immediately miss a right at the same time with McCormick lowering his head. McCormick misses another right and then shakes his elbow pad off as Thornton as well shakes his elbow pad off. McCormick then connects on a right and Thornton lands a right back. McCormick misses a right that gets him ducking and he changes to the left while Thornton connects with a right. McCormick raises his head up and misses a left at the same time as Thornton misses a right. Thornton then misses another right just after McCormick misses another left and gets in close. McCormick wrestles Thornton to the ice and the referees come in to stop it. Draw, McCormick landed one punch, Thornton two. It was a bad fight with neither man getting going in this one.
 BattleshipRules
12647 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 14:05 ET
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4
The Buffalo players made a concerted effort in this game to stand up to the Bruins physically. The Sabres embarrased themselves earlier in the year with their failure to retaliate when Milan Lucic ran over Ryan Miller, which gave the goalie a mild concussion. McCormick challenged Thornton and was not shy in throwing the initial shots of the bout. Cody landed a weak shot to the body and followed with a right hand to the helmet. McCormick winced with pain and shook his hand. He followed up with another right that missed its mark.

Thornton started to get punches off at this point. He countered with a series of right hands. Shawn landed two decent right hands to Cody's head. Then, he missed with a follow up right. Shawn pitched forward with the missed blow and fell on top of McCormick. The refs stepped in and broke it up as the two were on the ice.

This fight was pretty even and appeared to be a draw. Cody landed a body shot and may have grazed Shawn with another blow. Shawn landed two rights that were decent at best. Neither guy was close to landing a hard blow and the fight really never got going. One more weak punch landed is not enough in my mind to give Thornton a victory. A draw is the right call in a disappointing scrap.
 Tomahawkchopper
100 fight reviews

Apr 23, 2012 19:36 ET
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5
The 2 square off early under the big scoreboard and shadow box before locking up. Thornton landed a couple of rights, and McCormick got in a left and hung in tough until Thornton muscled him down. Thornton's right hand was cut as he caught Cody on the side of the helmet with the second punch.
Pretty much a draw, maybe slight edge Thornton.
toughguy420
525 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 16:55 ET
Shawn Thornton narrow win Fun 
5
These guys come together after a quick how-do-you-do between them. They skate around for a second before finally they grab a hold of each other. Thornton seemed to land the better punches in this scrap. McCormick may have landed a couple but I think Thorntons last couple of punches were pretty good. Edge Thornton
Killaton501
319 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:09 ET
Shawn Thornton narrow win Fun 
4
Nothing too eventful in this fight other than the fact that the Sabres are clearly trying to show a little bit more "team toughness" than previous games in this season series. Thornton gets the nod for landing more quality punches and a takedown.
kg14
176 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:22 ET
Shawn Thornton narrow win Fun 
4
Looked pretty even on first view. Both were throwing bombs with nothing connecting. Then they wrestled to the ice. Possible narrow for Thornton but on first view it looked quite even.

Edit: After watching it again, Narrow Thornton.
michiann
3652 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:41 ET
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N/A
Thornton lands 1 good facial-punch followed by a marginal facial-punch. McCormick landed 2 marginal facial-punches and then slips to the ice. Draw to narrow win for Thornton ... but leaning more towards a draw here.
KingsFan1980
114 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 19:29 ET
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4
I agree with the prev review. They both seemed to land the same amount I say draw.
BostonBruin8
2696 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 19:38 ET
Shawn Thornton narrow win Fun 
4
SmokesLetsGo
5262 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 22:08 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Draw, both threw and landed the same amount of punches. The only thing uneven about this fight is the number of homer reviews that Thornton will get.
timperley
333 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 23:17 ET
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4
this is a draw all the way, crap fight
SteveTheBossBosse29
3215 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 01:10 ET
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Rango38
1568 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 03:57 ET
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5
This was a little disappointing considering who was fighting here. Both guys landed their share of shots. Too close to give it to either fighter - draw.
Tamer
34 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 05:13 ET
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5
Both threw and landed good punches.
luke95
682 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 07:36 ET
Shawn Thornton narrow win Fun 
4
dannyboy1
41 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 10:41 ET
Shawn Thornton narrow win Fun 
5
both landed a good few but edge goes to thronton
mullet
19571 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 11:16 ET
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3
Nice square off but the fight wasn't much thanks to McCormick's poor balance. Both start to swing and both seem to land one or two before McCormick slips to his knees. Draw.
david32hockey
185 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 13:08 ET
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FrAn6
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Feb 9, 2012 15:42 ET
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johnboy56789
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Feb 9, 2012 15:56 ET
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Draw. Nothing seemed to happen here to give an edge to Thornton.
weylax09
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Feb 14, 2012 15:24 ET
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BradBrad49
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Feb 19, 2012 16:12 ET
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lilesfan
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Mar 6, 2012 19:51 ET
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4
Thornton got in a few more quality punches and the muscle down
FBL27
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Mar 20, 2012 08:13 ET
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no1steeler
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May 2, 2012 12:44 ET
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Oct 25, 2013 14:19 ET
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Messages
Killaton501
Feb 8, 2012 17:33 ET
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logan57
Feb 8, 2012 18:06 ET
draw! they both throw about the same amount of punches and some kinda connected nothing big. props for McCormick standing up to ThorntonReply
UkiddinMe
Feb 8, 2012 19:40 ET
DrawReply
ExclamationPoint
Feb 9, 2012 23:33 ET
Don't feed the trolls!Reply


Fight at 12:16
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Duration 0:07ThrownLanded   Big   
 Milan Lucic 6'4'' 4236lb 33851A Bit
 Patrick Kaleta 6'0'' 4203lb 33600
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 SarcasticPillow
19579 fight reviews
137 fight logs

Feb 9, 2012 13:38 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Patrick Kaleta gets into some chirping with Milan Lucic as they're lined up for a faceoff. The puck drops and Lucic drops his left glove and grabs Kaleta around the collar of his jersey. Kaleta then grabs the collar of Lucic's jersey after dropping the right glove and Lucic drops his right glove. Kaleta lands a gloved left as Lucic misses a right and then Kaleta drops his left glove. Lucic then narrowly lands a right as Kaleta misses a left and then Lucic lands another right immediately after Kaleta misses another left. Kaleta then misses a left low and Lucic lands two rights to the chin before Kaleta misses a left. Lucic again lands a right while Kaleta misses a left and is jostled backward. Kaleta ducks away and resets as Lucic misses two rights. Kaleta then misses a left short that causes him to fall off balance and he pulls Lucic down on top to the ice. The linesmen quickly move in and send both men to the boxes. Kaleta gestures to his home crowd going to the box and then again in the box. Lucic mocks the gesture while talking to some fans inside the box. Kaleta also had a bloody nose after the fight. A short but scrappy fight with Lucic definitely getting the best of Kaleta.
 BattleshipRules
12647 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 14:17 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
Kaleta appeared to want this matchup. He was chirping away at Lucic and was a willing combatant, despite the fact that the bout would likely be a mismatch. Milan wasted no time in firing away with some good right hands. He threw six or seven rights in a row. He missed with his first shot and landed a partially connecting blow. Then, Lucic landed three hard shots in a row and partially connected with a blow as Kaleta was backpedaling and losing his balance.

Kaleta's effort was good and he threw six consecutive right hands. However, his punches fell inches short because of Lucic's reach advantage. Milan kept beating him to the punch and was landing with authority.

Lucic earned a clear win. He landed some hard shots, but Patrick was bravely firing back until the end. Kaleta wasn't badly hurt, so I wouldn't categorize it as a decisive victory for Milan. Kaleta's courage was admirable despite the fact that he was overmatched and the end result of the bout was predictable.
Hortonhearsawoo18
28 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:05 ET
Milan Lucic narrow win Fun 
5
Looch landed a ton of shots, more than kaleta.
Killaton501
319 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:05 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
While Pierre McGuire is yapping away about something stupid, the puck is dropped and Lucic decides to have a go with Patrick Kaleta. This fight is all Lucic as he tees off on Kaleta and sends him to the floor after a flurry of rights. Don't think this is a TKO because Kaleta didn't buckle, he kinda just gave up.
Tomahawkchopper
100 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:05 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
This was a very one sided beating, as Kaleta tried to fire up his team. Lucic accepted the challenge and just rattled Kaleta with a flurry of Rights. It's a good thing Kaleta kept his shield on, but even with it, he ended up with a bloody nose in the box.
He tried waving his arms up to pump up the crowd after the fight, and Lucic was mocking him from the box.
Yabo33
300 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:06 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Nice rights by Lucic.
flyersfan91
197 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:08 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Lucic pounded Kaleta with rights. Katleta in the box after bleeding from his nose and mouth.
kg14
176 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:22 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
This fight looked way worse for Kaleta on initial view, but he didn't get pounded too badly. Lucic did throw and land more though and gets the clear win for the takedown too. Big mismatch but props to Kaleta for throwing with Lucic.
primeau25
182 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:24 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Kaleta goes face to face with Lucic and then they decide to drop the gloves. They are throwing toe to toe for awhile but almost all of Lucic's punches are landing squarely while Kaleta's swings are predominately coming up short. Unsurprisingly, Kaleta is leaking blood from his nose after taking many shots right to the schnoz.
hexy2827
175 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 17:54 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
2 words. Speed bag.
michiann
3652 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 18:09 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
N/A
The size difference between these two guys is a bit overwhelming. Starts when Kaleta bravely approaches Lucic while talking trash and even pushes Lucic. Lucic reaches his boiling point and lashes out at Kaleta with repeated swings. Lucic seemed to facially-connect with 3 marginal-punches and then pushes and forces Kaleta's face backwards so that Kaleta falls to the ice. Lucic missed on a couple of swings while Kaleta didn't land any swings. I didn't see any blood on Kaleta. Narrow to clear win for Lucic.
Sabbath
516 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 18:19 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
lucic just overpowers and outlands him here by a big margin
UKRedWing
288 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 19:10 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
4
Was expecting more the way everyone was raving about this...
BostonBruin8
2696 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 19:39 ET
Milan Lucic narrow win Fun 
6
SmokesLetsGo
5262 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 22:12 ET
Milan Lucic narrow win Fun 
5
Wow very fast and accurate flurry of punches for both guys there. Lucic definitely gets the better of the exchange.
timperley
333 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 23:20 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
looch gets the better of the exchange
Rango38
1568 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 04:04 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Nice action for a relatively short fight - both guys threw a lot pf punches. This is an obvious win for Lucic, who landed more quality shots. The knockdown of Kaleta at the end was the deciding factor to upgrade this win from narrow to clear.
nfotiu671
679 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 06:14 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
Lucic's strength just overpowers Kaleta here....clear win
luke95
682 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 07:38 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
dannyboy1
41 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 10:43 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
kaleta was always up against it, but held his own. lucic always had control of the fight landing better punches and getting the takedown
mullet
19571 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 11:01 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
From live feed it was really hard to see what landed, but one of those replays had a good angle where you could see all Kaleta's punches missed. Lucic got in a few decent shots. Win Lucic but not the shitkicking I was hoping to see. Have to give Kaleta credit for dropping them and going toe to toe with Lucic.
flyerscup16
47 fight reviews

Feb 9, 2012 11:33 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Lucic keeps feedin him the rights and gets him down clear win right there.
david32hockey
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Feb 9, 2012 13:10 ET
Milan Lucic narrow win Fun 
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weylax09
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Feb 14, 2012 15:37 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
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IronMike1982
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Feb 15, 2012 04:03 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
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FBL27
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Mar 20, 2012 08:12 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
7
nobody's punches landed on anything other then helmet and shoulder pads. Narrow win Milan Lucic for throwing harder punches to the helmet..
FrAn6
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Mar 17, 2013 17:37 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
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Penguins.Bees.Fan82
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Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
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Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
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Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
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Messages
Tomahawkchopper
Feb 8, 2012 17:06 ET
Kg, you called it a clear win in your review, yet you clicked the narrow win button. You might want to fix that.Reply
KarlRacki
Feb 8, 2012 17:17 ET
On repkay looked like most punches missedReply
Tomahawkchopper
Feb 8, 2012 17:21 ET
Enough landed to where there was no doubt who won the fight, which is how a clear win is defined. Kaleta had a bloody nose so I think it was a clear win. If he thinks it was a narrow win, that's fine, but he called it a clear win in his review.Reply
kg14
Feb 8, 2012 17:21 ET
whoops good call, thanksReply
KarlRacki
Feb 8, 2012 17:31 ET
do a slow motion replay man, Lucic landed anice shot and a second, Kaleta landed a glancing blow. Majority of the shots by both clearly missed.

Lucic won, but the blood makes it look like an ass kicking and it really wanst that on shots landed.
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Tomahawkchopper
Feb 8, 2012 17:45 ET
I think that you're misinterpreting my comment to him. I wasn't saying that his view of a narrow win was wrong. I was saying that he called it a clear win in his review, and then clicked on narrow win. I don't think that either call would be wrong.Reply
Killaton501
Feb 8, 2012 17:52 ET
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blitz36
Feb 8, 2012 17:53 ET
Gotta give some credit to Kaleta, knowing he was likely gonna take a few and he still dropped the gloves. I'd take him on my team, but I'm a wing fan so that doesn't say alot.Reply
averyoverott
Feb 8, 2012 17:56 ET
Lucic going after some real HW's, somebody calm him down...Reply
michiann
Feb 8, 2012 18:07 ET
Quote from message by KarlRacki
On repkay looked like most punches missed
I sort of agree with ya. All of Kaleta's swings missed while Lucic missed on some of his swings.
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NhlFan91
Feb 8, 2012 19:17 ET
Spot picker vs spot picker!Reply
Tomahawkchopper
Feb 8, 2012 19:27 ET
Kaleta is the one who issued the challenge. Lucic probably said "Are you gonna bark all day little doggy, or are you gonna bite?"
Kaleta showed that he was all bark here.
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Gaetz
Feb 8, 2012 21:14 ET
I've been a lurker on this site for many years and never registered. However enough is enough since the word spotpicker is used like crazy nowdays.

My point is that everybody here cries about how the NHL needs guys like Colton Orr to get rid of (or control) guys like Kaleta. But then when somebody actually take care of Kaleta, NHL91 and others cries about spotpicking.

So then what is the point with Orr and others if they can't beat the living shit out of guys like Kaleta?

People today are so fixated by weight and length. I guess Probert was a spotpicker when he fought Domi then? Lucic is one of the few players in todays NHL that actually reminds us of the old days. The only "spotpicking" he did was in his first season as a 20 year old. Wow that´s really terrible. Check out Probert, Neely, Tocchets first seasons and u won't find that many heavies either.
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BigPapa08
Feb 8, 2012 21:39 ET
I would give him credit if he took off the shield before he fought Lucic or anybody else for that matter.Reply
CHEECH
Feb 8, 2012 21:52 ET
Why Kaleta waited so long the drop his gloves!!!! So Easy: you drop and you hit the "Big Nose" LUCIC!!!!!! FORGET about email or Text messages ...... Hit first!!!!Reply
blitz36
Feb 8, 2012 22:05 ET
Check out Proberts first 3 years along with Tocchet and you will find some of if not the best he could have possibly faced. Maybe I misunderstood your post but Probert never picked(if ever) like Lucic has. Nor did Neely or Tocchet.Reply
SmokesLetsGo
Feb 8, 2012 22:16 ET
I agree with you that there was nothing wrong with this, as Lucic was simply beating up a pest, the way tough guys are supposed to. However, you cannot deny that Lucic IS a big time spot-picker in general... Typically he will only fight when faced with an opponent who he is physically much larger or stronger than. He simply will not fight a guy his own size/strength.Reply
Gaetz
Feb 8, 2012 22:38 ET
My irritation this time was about the fact that people complain when he gives Kaleta a beating, and we seem to be on the same page in the matter.

I'm not saying that Lucic is like Tocchet or Clark, who obviously fought everything so in that sense Lucic's a spotpicker. However if u actually look at his fight card it's really not as bad as people says.

Compare Lucic first season with Proberts. What's the difference? And the players Lucic fought the last two, three seasons seems pretty legit as well? Both Carkner, Sestito and Gaustad are bigger then him.

To me his fight card this year only lacks numbers. The guys he fought are precisely the kind of players a power forward should fight.

Just to make sure, I'm not compare him to Probert (who is my all time favourite), just wanted to make a point about first seasons.
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SmokesLetsGo
Feb 9, 2012 00:45 ET
Ill give you Carkner, but Sestito and Gaustad are both NOT tough.

Im just saying man, the guy has never beaten a legit heavyweight (unless you count the one time he beat Chris Neil) and the closest he will come to facing a real opponent is someone like John Erskine or Jared Boll, and even in these fights he has really proven nothing ever.

I have nothing against the guy, I just think that if a guy his size wants to be considered tough, than he should fight respectable heavyweights (even if he cant necessarily beat them all the time). Until he does this and stops just fighting easy opponents, then he is still a spot-picker.
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FBL27
Feb 9, 2012 07:19 ET
completely agreed 101%.couldnt of said it betterReply
NhlFan91
Feb 9, 2012 09:06 ET
Quote from message by Gaetz
I've been a lurker on this site for many years and never registered. However enough is enough since the word spotpicker is used like crazy nowdays.

My point is that everybody here cries about how the NHL needs guys like Colton Orr to get rid of (or control) guys like Kaleta. But then when somebody actually take care of Kaleta, NHL91 and others cries about spotpicking.

So then what is the point with Orr and others if they can't beat the living shit out of guys like Kaleta?

People today are so fixated by weight and length. I guess Probert was a spotpicker when he fought Domi then? Lucic is one of the few players in todays NHL that actually reminds us of the old days. The only "spotpicking" he did was in his first season as a 20 year old. Wow that´s really terrible. Check out Probert, Neely, Tocchets first seasons and u won't find that many heavies either.
Lucic entire career is full of spot picks. He'll push and shove but if a legit tough guy tells em lets go then he'll hug until a ref gets there everyone while he is forced into it but he is a spotpicker and Kaleta is far from a tough guy which is why lucic was so fast to get with him. SPOT PICKER
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Tomahawkchopper
Feb 9, 2012 12:31 ET
So was he spot picking when he fought Ivanans, a 264lb heavyweight in his first regular season fight? How about Brookbank? What about Erskine? Orr? Or Carkner? Most of Lucic's fights come when he is defending a teammate-like when he absolutely dribbled Chris Neil for his cheapshot on Savard. Neil threw another cheapshot at Krejci last week, and Lucic challenged him, and Neil refused. I guess Neil is a spot picker then too, huh? lol
You're a poser.
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NhlFan91
Feb 9, 2012 12:39 ET
Quote from message by Tomahawkchopper
So was he spot picking when he fought Ivanans, a 264lb heavyweight in his first regular season fight? How about Brookbank? What about Erskine? Orr? Or Carkner? Most of Lucic's fights come when he is defending a teammate-like when he absolutely dribbled Chris Neil for his cheapshot on Savard. Neil threw another cheapshot at Krejci last week, and Lucic challenged him, and Neil refused. I guess Neil is a spot picker then too, huh? lol
You're a poser.
Neil is one of the worst spot pickers in the game right now. I'm so tired of people saying how great Lucic is 95% are either fake Bs fans and just began liking them when they got good or hate them because they are good. I'm in the 5% I've been a DIE HARD since I can remember from the age of 5 when I could watch it I always loved the Bs I'd say more than 1/2 people on here can't say that about the Bs I ain't a poser how long you love the Bs for?
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lilburtis9363
Feb 9, 2012 13:26 ET
Nateyman33 you have got to be kidding me calling this a draw. Most of the sabre homers called this a narrow win at least. Lucic landed some big shots and Kaleta whiffed on his. If nothing landed why was Kaleta cut?Reply
KillerBs
Feb 9, 2012 13:46 ET
Quote from message by NhlFan91
Lucic entire career is full of spot picks. He'll push and shove but if a legit tough guy tells em lets go then he'll hug until a ref gets there everyone while he is forced into it but he is a spotpicker and Kaleta is far from a tough guy which is why lucic was so fast to get with him. SPOT PICKER
That's y he fought cranker Orr sestito right? I think ur mistaking he will fight any1 that challenges him but that dosent happen much cuz he has a heavyweight like Thornton on his team so Mayb without Thornton he would fight more so called "legit" fighters but he has Thornton so he dosent have to
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nateyman33
Feb 9, 2012 13:48 ET
Quote from message by lilburtis9363
Nateyman33 you have got to be kidding me calling this a draw. Most of the sabre homers called this a narrow win at least. Lucic landed some big shots and Kaleta whiffed on his. If nothing landed why was Kaleta cut?
The cut makes the cut look like he got a beat down, which isnt true. I guess i will have to call it a narrow win because lucic did ragdoll him and get the takedown, ill say that
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lilburtis9363
Feb 9, 2012 13:57 ET
At :50 of the clip Lucic lands a bomb and it's clear as day. He got in 5 punches and Kaleta only hit him in the side of the head with a gloved left. It was a pretty one-sided fightReply
ExclamationPoint
Feb 9, 2012 23:44 ET
I'm not a Bruins homer and I like Lucic. He brings some sick offensive skills and a brutal physical element to the game. He has fought some legit heavies and a few legit light heavies. Pasting a douchebag like Kaleta only boosts him higher on my list. But how does every Lucic fight become a "spotpicker" or "homer" pissing contest? The guy can fight, who cares if he doesn't always fight a team's best or biggest fighter? Is it worth his offensive talents being off the ice for 5 minutes to fight goons who only play 5 minutes a game? The fact is, it's not Lucic's job to fight, it's his job to score and provide a big body game for his team. Shawn Thornton is the enforcer. If he had pounded Kaleta would you have called him a spotpicker, too?Reply
weylax09
Feb 14, 2012 15:35 ET
Quote from message by NhlFan91
Lucic entire career is full of spot picks.
i've seen a lot of stupid things on this site but this might be the dumbest. good job nhlfan91
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Tomahawkchopper
Mar 3, 2012 16:26 ET
Milan Lucic was just voted as the toughest player in the NHL by 318 of his peers. The NHL PA vote was broadcast on hockey night in Canada last week. Here are some links to the stories.

http://www.csnne.com...-poll?blockID=654170

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ycn-10986762
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Dominic111
May 22, 2014 21:24 ET
lucic dumbed himReply
OldSkoolfan
Nov 21 19:21 ET
Quote from message by Tomahawkchopper
So was he spot picking when he fought Ivanans, a 264lb heavyweight in his first regular season fight? How about Brookbank? What about Erskine? Orr? Or Carkner? Most of Lucic's fights come when he is defending a teammate-like when he absolutely dribbled Chris Neil for his cheapshot on Savard. Neil threw another cheapshot at Krejci last week, and Lucic challenged him, and Neil refused. I guess Neil is a spot picker then too, huh? lol
You're a poser.
LOL! He had 50 fights at this point in his career, and you only name 5 fights where he fought heavyweights to try and prove your point that he's not a spot picker? That's 10% of his fights where he fought a HW. You're hilarious. You clearly let your bias show badly.
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OldSkoolfan
Nov 21 19:25 ET (later updated)
Quote from message by Tomahawkchopper
Milan Lucic was just voted as the toughest player in the NHL by 318 of his peers. The NHL PA vote was broadcast on hockey night in Canada last week. Here are some links to the stories.

http://www.csnne.com...-poll?blockID=654170

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ycn-10986762
Colton Orr kicked the living shit out of him. Clearly these players that voted for him are retarded.
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Fight at 39:05
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 Shawn Thornton 6'2''  217lb  731A Bit
 Mike Weber 6'2''  217lb  200
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Feb 9, 2012 13:48 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
5
Shawn Thornton pushes Jason Pominville while hopping over the boards for a line change. Thornton then sees teammate Benoit Pouliot knocked down by Mike Weber and goes right after Weber. Thornton drops the gloves and grabs hold of Weber who ducks and grabs Thornton who pulls the helmet off Weber. Weber then drops his gloves but remains ducking as Thornton throws three lefts, landing one. Weber counters with a missing right as Thornton lands a left and then Weber puts his head up. Weber then misses a right as Thornton lands a big left which floors Weber. Thornton misses a follow up left as Weber goes down and covers up once on the ice. The linesmen come in and stop the fight there. Weber goes to the locker room while Thornton is angry and jaws with Pominville afterward while being held back by a linesman. TKO Thornton.
 BattleshipRules
12647 fight reviews

May 14, 2017 22:42 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
6
Thornton started firing away with lefts from the onset of the bout. Shawn was not messing around and was trying to land with bombs. He appeared to miss with his first three shots. His next two offerings were hard shots. These were damaging blows and the second punch deposited Weber on his rear end. Shawn was able to land with power because Weber missed badly with two right handed attempts and got nailed with counter punches.

This was clearly a TKO. Weber got drilled with two beautiful left hands. Weber went down hard and was slow to get up. Shawn just steamrolled him here. This was a mismatch and Thornton knew it.

Thornton is a good tactician and cerebral fighter. He is a true professional who knows the opposition well. He is a careful boxer who is often content to win a decision against the power punchers of the league. He knew Weber was not in his league. He knew if it became a slugfest, Weber was likely to hit the deck hard. Shawn adjusted his tactics accordingly and went for broke in this bout. The result was an impressive TKO victory.
Killaton501
319 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 18:16 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
7
After the whistle Weber gives Pouliot a push and knocks him over. Thornto has had enough and goes after Weber. Thornton clobbers him with some real hard lefts and eventually drops him with a real hard left hand to the chin.
pwc21
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Feb 8, 2012 18:16 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
5
huge mismatch thornton landed some bombs
ytownhockey10
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Feb 8, 2012 18:16 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
7
thornton pushes pominville before jumping on the ice, just as weber throws a late hit on marchand. thornton drops the gloves, and absolutely caves in weber with all lefts. very clear tko victory thornton.
Tomahawkchopper
100 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 18:17 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
7
Weber hits Pouliot and Thornton steps in. He fires 5 lefts, and drops Weber who tried throwing 2 rights, but caught air. The 5th left put Weber down, and Thornton gets 2 for instigating. However, Buffalo picked up 2, possibly for the initial hit on Pouliot.
michiann
3652 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 19:23 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
N/A
Weber pushes Pouliot of the Bruins down to the ice after the whistle and Thorntonquickly retaliates with repeated swings at Weber. Thornton facially-connected on 2 of his swings with the last swing by Thornton vertically-dropping Weber. Tko win for Thornton.
BostonBruin8
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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SmokesLetsGo
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Feb 8, 2012 22:18 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
6
Thornton just absolutely dummied Weber...
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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TieDomiFan
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Feb 9, 2012 00:18 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
8
Weber just deserved it for pushing Pouillot down after the game was stopped. Love the way how Thornton is ready to jump on the ice and then he sees how Poulliot is taken down and immediately steps for his teammate and knocks Weber down
SteveTheBossBosse29
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Feb 9, 2012 01:11 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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Rango38
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Feb 9, 2012 04:08 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
5
Thornton throws multiple lefts and absolutely destroys Weber with the last one - easy TKO.
luke95
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Feb 9, 2012 07:39 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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mullet
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Feb 9, 2012 11:12 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
7
Great enforcing job by Thornton. Weber pushes Pouliot down in front of Thornton so Thornton immediately takes Weber to task and beats the shit out of him with lefts. TKO win Thornton.
david32hockey
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Feb 9, 2012 13:12 ET
Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
5
Thornton grabs Weber and proceeds to show WEBER SOME RIGHT HANDs to the face
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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Shawn Thornton win by TKO Fun 
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rook
Feb 8, 2012 18:18 ET
Way to take your team off the powerplay when you are down 4-0 Shawn......Reply
logan57
Feb 8, 2012 18:19 ET
complete cheap shot on Weber. Weber didnt even know what happened, he was grabbed turned and then punches thrown at him. he didnt even get a chance to drop his stick or gloves before he had punches thrown at him. complete cowardly move.Reply
NhlFan91
Feb 8, 2012 18:20 ET
Does anyone else HATE the instigator and 10 min penalities?Reply
GMRWings1983
Feb 8, 2012 18:26 ET
The Sabres should do what the Chiefs' opponent in "Slapshot" did for the final game.

Just hire a bunch of former goons and outlaws to play the Bruins the next time these teams suit up. This looks embarrassing, and that's coming from a Wings fan.
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KarlRacki
Feb 8, 2012 18:48 ET
for Buffalo, this is actually a step in the right direction, they are at least going down swinging in fights and not taking runs like they did before. Trust me,Boston with their lineup would do this to most teams.Reply
zonkedforlife
Feb 8, 2012 19:10 ET
hate Thornton so muchReply
Anthony19
Feb 8, 2012 19:15 ET
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Ghis17
Feb 8, 2012 19:15 ET
Recall Joe Finley, Zack Kassian, Marcus Foligno, Corey Tropp, with McCormick, Kaleta, Gaustad.Reply
NhlFan91
Feb 8, 2012 19:17 ET
Quote from message by Ovechkin962
Recall Joe Finley, Zack Kassian, Marcus Foligno, Corey Tropp, with McCormick, Kaleta, Gaustad.
That'd be a WWE game lol
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NhlFan91
Feb 8, 2012 19:17 ET
Quote from message by zonkedforlife
hate Thornton so much
y
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GMRWings1983
Feb 8, 2012 19:20 ET
Or bring back Playfair, Ray and Peters.Reply
mr-hockey
Feb 8, 2012 19:21 ET
At least Finley the needed him for this game.Reply
Tomahawkchopper
Feb 8, 2012 19:30 ET
He's arguably the most respected fighter in the NHL. He was defending Pouliot here, not instigating for no reason. But I'm sure he will lose sleep because you hate him.Reply
UkiddinMe
Feb 8, 2012 19:47 ET
Could not agree more, Finley beats any bruin including Chara, kassian pounds thorton or lucic, McCormick offsets the other and Kaleta can beat up Campbell. Would be interesting. San Jose will outmuscle the bruins if they meet in playoffs.Reply
Tomahawkchopper
Feb 8, 2012 19:50 ET
Your name says it all. No need to take you even semi seriously.Reply
ytownhockey10
Feb 8, 2012 19:55 ET
joe finley is as terrifying as tyler myers. big, heavy, and everything that comes with it. the guy sucks.Reply
34LB
Feb 8, 2012 20:07 ET
Quote from message by UkiddinMe
Could not agree more, Finley beats any bruin including Chara, kassian pounds thorton or lucic, McCormick offsets the other and Kaleta can beat up Campbell. Would be interesting. San Jose will outmuscle the bruins if they meet in playoffs.
don't think too hard sweetheart- Finley hasn't beaten anyone tough in the AHL and didn't deserve the win he got against Matt Martin. And of course your cruiserweight champion of Upstate New York Kassian? got his ass handed to him by Garnett Exelby.
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ExclamationPoint
Feb 9, 2012 00:11 ET
LOL.....that may shut up the loudmouth!Reply
TieDomiFan
Feb 9, 2012 00:14 ET
Quote from message by 34LB
don't think too hard sweetheart- Finley hasn't beaten anyone tough in the AHL and didn't deserve the win he got against Matt Martin. And of course your cruiserweight champion of Upstate New York Kassian? got his ass handed to him by Garnett Exelby.
yeah, Finley is an average fighter and for his size he´s really bad, Lucic would eat Kassian for breakfast, Kaleta and McCormick are average fighters too, it´s shame for Sabres, everytime they meet Bruins they´re asses are kicked, they should trade some real heavy, this year sucks, almost all real TOP 10 tough guys are in the AHL, that´s joke, then Sabres cannot be surprised if Thornton and Co. beat the shit out of them ... hope they trade someone like Godard, Ivanans, Gillies, Leblond and you know, this types of enforcers ... and if they don´t that´s their problem ...
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FBL27
Feb 9, 2012 07:20 ET
Trevour Gillies in a Buffalo Uniform would strike terror in the Bruins..Reply
Gothica639
Feb 9, 2012 07:36 ET
Instigator, hell yes. 10 minute misconducts, not so much.Reply
Gothica639
Feb 9, 2012 07:37 ET
Quote from message by GMRWings1983
The Sabres should do what the Chiefs' opponent in "Slapshot" did for the final game.

Just hire a bunch of former goons and outlaws to play the Bruins the next time these teams suit up. This looks embarrassing, and that's coming from a Wings fan.
Be funny to see people like Brashear and Domi in a Sabres uniform, wouldn't it?
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NhlFan91
Feb 9, 2012 09:03 ET
Quote from message by Gothica639
Instigator, hell yes. 10 minute misconducts, not so much.
the 10 mon gotta go i HATE it
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Mikeman
Feb 9, 2012 11:34 ET
This is embarrassing for a Sabres fan. They have literally lost every fight this year to the Bruins. It reminds me of the 1988-89 rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers where the Flyers won 90% of the fights...and there were a lot between the 2.Reply
lilburtis9363
Feb 9, 2012 13:32 ET
Quote from message by logan57
complete cheap shot on Weber. Weber didnt even know what happened, he was grabbed turned and then punches thrown at him. he didnt even get a chance to drop his stick or gloves before he had punches thrown at him. complete cowardly move.
How was that a cheap shot? Weber roughed up a bruin and Thornton came to his aid and did his job. Weber had it coming for that. I say textbook enforcing by Thornton there
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EC
Feb 9, 2012 14:03 ET
As a Sabres fan I was very pleased with the game and happy to see Buffalo run up the score on Boston. However that being said, Buffalo has got to get tougher. McCormick is a solid guy but he shouldn't be your primary enforcer. Kaleta and Weber rarely fight and aren't very good at it even though I give Kaleta props for slugging it out with Lucic. Gaustad was invisible in the game. I'm not surprised because he is a pussy and it seems no matter who he fights on Boston, he always loses.

The Sabres need some tougher players. Kassian and Finley would help but I don't think that would cut it. Buffalo may have won last's nights game, but there is no way they would ever win a series against Boston in the playoffs until they get tougher players. Even when the guys on the Sabres show up to fight, they are still overmatched in the physical department. At least they did answer the bell this time.
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logan57
Feb 9, 2012 17:15 ET
ok i understand hes sticking up for his teammate and all that, but not giving weber a chance to drop his gloves makes it a cheap shot. weber didnt see him their or coming. weber dropped his gloves as he was having punches thrown at his face. cowardly way to start a fight. and if you cant understand that then maybe your that bruin fan who just likes the bruins cause they won the cup last year. my guess is you hooped on the band wagon last year.Reply
ExclamationPoint
Feb 9, 2012 23:49 ET
Quote from message by logan57
ok i understand hes sticking up for his teammate and all that, but not giving weber a chance to drop his gloves makes it a cheap shot. weber didnt see him their or coming. weber dropped his gloves as he was having punches thrown at his face. cowardly way to start a fight. and if you cant understand that then maybe your that bruin fan who just likes the bruins cause they won the cup last year. my guess is you hooped on the band wagon last year.
You've been a member here for 2 days and you already know everything? Shawn Thornton has been one of the most respected fighters in the NHL for a long time. Should he have waited for Weber to drop them and maybe land a few before firing shots of his own? Weber knew what he did, knew who was on the ice and knew he would answer for the hit. He tried to play it off and hope Thornton would go away even though he knew and deserved what was coming.
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lilburtis9363
Feb 10, 2012 02:54 ET
Nice try I hate the bruins. I know you sabres homers would love for one of your guys to play like Thornton does but instead you have a bunch of weak spot-pickers. If you don't like what thoinrts did there then you are on the wrong siteReply
logan57
Feb 10, 2012 11:40 ET
Quote from message by ExclamationPoint
You've been a member here for 2 days and you already know everything? Shawn Thornton has been one of the most respected fighters in the NHL for a long time. Should he have waited for Weber to drop them and maybe land a few before firing shots of his own? Weber knew what he did, knew who was on the ice and knew he would answer for the hit. He tried to play it off and hope Thornton would go away even though he knew and deserved what was coming.
didn't say i know everything. i've looked on this site a few times thats about it. he should have gave him a chance to catch his attention before he started swinging. take it into consideration if you were in Webber's place, you would have had the same outcome no matter who the attacker was. i can see your just one of those people that think your always right and no matter what the circumstances are. just get over the fact that the bruins got blanked.
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lilburtis9363
Feb 10, 2012 13:36 ET
Weber roughed up a bruin after the whistle which was completely unnecessary, he should have expected for someone to go after him. Nobody cares about the bruins getting blanked bc the sabres are still one of the worst teams in the league. Good luck making the playoffs with that wimpy ass teamReply
ExclamationPoint
Feb 12, 2012 22:09 ET
Quote from message by logan57
didn't say i know everything. i've looked on this site a few times thats about it. he should have gave him a chance to catch his attention before he started swinging. take it into consideration if you were in Webber's place, you would have had the same outcome no matter who the attacker was. i can see your just one of those people that think your always right and no matter what the circumstances are. just get over the fact that the bruins got blanked.
Well considering I played for many years, have been to games in everything from QMJHL, to IHL, to AHL, to World Juniors, to Olympics, to NHL, have been on this site for over 2 years, all my reviews are "Star" reviews and I am a DYG.com moderator, I think I may know a thing or two about hockey. If the best you have is saying I'm mad because the Bruins got blanked, when I'm not even a Bruins fan, you should just quit now and go troll elsewhere.
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JagrBombs
May 14, 2017 22:08 ET
Nice review! In the second paragraph you wrote that Weber got nailed by two right hands but I think you wanted to write that he got nailed by two left hands. Anyhow, just giving you a heads up, your reviews are good reads and this was indeed a beauty of a TKO and I like your review of the fight.Reply
BattleshipRules
May 14, 2017 22:43 ET
Thanks buddy! I made the change in the review.Reply


Mini-Brawl at 57:37
Boston PlayersBuffalo Players
Duration 0:35  Andrew Ference  Milan Lucic  Adam McQuaid  Benoit Pouliot     Paul Gaustad  Patrick Kaleta  Robyn Regehr  Mike Weber   
# Players Involved: 8
Blood: None
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Feb 9, 2012 14:08 ET
It's late in the game with the Boston Bruins being blown out by the divisional rival Buffalo Sabres when Sabres' agitator, Patrick Kaleta bumps with Bruins' tough guy, Adam McQuaid. McQuaid knocks Kaleta to the ice and then Milan Lucic skates by, lightly and subtly hitting Kaleta in the back of the head with the stick. Paul Gaustad doesn't like it and goes right after Lucic, shoving him into the bench boards beside Benoit Pouliot. A linesman immediately gets in to try and break it up while Chris Kelly and Robyn Regehr jump in too. Kaleta gets up and shoves Andrew Ference as he's coming in, then McQuaid grabs Kaleta. They wrestle for a long time and Mike Weber comes in and grabs McQuaid, drawing Kelly to leave the pile in front of the benches and to grab Weber. After a long time wrestling, McQuaid gets up and lands a punch on Kaleta while he's on the ice. Kelly and Weber stay paired off while Gaustad and Lucic are broken up. Then Kaleta and McQuaid and split up and they do some jawing before leaving the ice. Fun 
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Anthony19
Feb 8, 2012 19:20 ET
17:37 BUF Paul Gaustad : Roughing - 2 min
17:37 BUF Patrick Kaleta : Roughing - 2 min
17:37 BUF Patrick Kaleta : Misconduct (10 min) - 0 min
17:37 BUF Mike Weber : Roughing - 2 min
17:37 BOS Adam McQuaid : Roughing - 2 min
17:37 BOS Adam McQuaid : Roughing - 2 min
17:37 BOS Milan Lucic : Cross checking - 2 min
17:37 BOS Milan Lucic : Misconduct (10 min) - 0 min
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McIver45
Feb 8, 2012 20:06 ET
rough nite for Kaleta...definite underwear change needed as he loaded twice in saem game,,,,Reply
kmyeakel
Feb 8, 2012 22:34 ET
The scrum
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blazer16
Feb 9, 2012 04:13 ET
Not sure why the guy who turtled was skating around hooting and hollering "LETS GO". Just missed your chance pal.Reply


Fight at 57:37
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Duration 0:21ThrownLanded   Big   
 Adam McQuaid 6'4'' 4212lb 9111None
 Patrick Kaleta 6'0'' 4203lb 9000
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Feb 9, 2012 13:57 ET
Adam McQuaid decisive win
Fight called Unfair by Anthony19 on Feb 8, 2012
Reason: Patrick Kaleta never intended to fight back
 Fun 
2
Patrick Kaleta shoves Andrew Ference as a melee breaks out late in the game. Adam McQuaid immediately wraps his arms around Kaleta and they soon begin wrestling around. Kaleta gets McQuaid in a headlock while McQuaid tries to pry the helmet and visor off of Kaleta. McQuaid drops a glove and then breaks out of Kaleta's headlock. Then McQuaid drops his other glove while Kaleta just ducks his head down low. Mike Weber then comes in and grabs McQuaid while Kaleta wraps his arms around McQuaid's legs. Chris Kelly steps in then and tries to pull Weber away from McQuaid. Weber keeps his grip of McQuaid though and he's taken down by Kaleta. They wrestle on the ice until McQuaid gets up, getting free from Weber's grasp. McQuaid then lands a right to Kaleta as he's still on the ice and a linesman steps in and grabs McQuaid. Kaleta then skates away from McQuaid and begins shouting at him. McQuaid jaws with Kaleta in return before Kaleta exits to the dressing room. Unfair fight and not much going on in this one. All wrestling and with lots of interference from Weber and Kelly until the end when McQuaid landed one right on Kaleta.
 lilburtis9363
1007 fight reviews

Feb 10, 2012 13:40 ET
Adam McQuaid decisive win
Fight called Unfair by Anthony19 on Feb 8, 2012
Reason: Patrick Kaleta never intended to fight back
 Fun 
2
Kaleta and McQuaid were wrestling in the scrum for a while before McQuaid was able to free up his right hand. The second Kaleta saw his free hand he grabbed onto McQuaid's leg with both arms as tight as he could and kept his head down. One of the Sabres grabbed onto McQuaid and was dragging him for a bit before he lost grip. McQuaid the freed his right again and landed a big right uppercut on the turtling Kaleta. Kaleta was absolutely pathetic here holding onto McQuaid's leg like a little child and then has the nerve to run his mouth after.
NJ4
272 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 19:10 ET
Adam McQuaid decisive win
Fight called Unfair by Anthony19 on Feb 8, 2012
Reason: Patrick Kaleta never intended to fight back
 Fun 
3
Has to be unfair. Kaleta turtled and McQuaid threw away.
michiann
3652 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2012 19:27 ET
Adam McQuaid decisive win
Fight called Unfair by Anthony19 on Feb 8, 2012
Reason: Patrick Kaleta never intended to fight back
 Fun 
N/A
Decisive win by McQuaid and it's not unfair because Kaleta chose to turtle while McQuaid swung at him with a punch.
FBL27
495 fight reviews

Mar 20, 2012 08:14 ET
Adam McQuaid decisive win
Fight called Unfair by Anthony19 on Feb 8, 2012
Reason: Patrick Kaleta never intended to fight back
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NhlFan91
Feb 8, 2012 19:16 ET
McQuaid is a beast I don't care what anyone saysReply
ToeDrag11
Feb 8, 2012 19:17 ET
No one wanted it. Such a beastReply
michiann
Feb 8, 2012 19:25 ET
It's not unfair because kaleta chose to turtle while McQuaid threw a punch at him ... so its a decisive win.Reply
UkiddinMe
Feb 8, 2012 19:49 ET
Quote from message by NhlFan91
McQuaid is a beast I don't care what anyone says
Has he fought a decent fighter? Has he beat a Colton Orr, a John Scott, a Matt Carkner or anyone of that calibre?
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pado72
Feb 8, 2012 20:20 ET
Quote from message by NhlFan91
McQuaid is a beast I don't care what anyone says
McQuaid is probably the most retarded player in the NHL and he's a blatant spotpicker.
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SmokesLetsGo
Feb 8, 2012 22:23 ET
To say someone is the stupidest guy in the league is a pretty steep statement, especially in the NHL. When you have guys like Dion Phaneuf out there who are illiterate, it is tough to discern between the guys at the top of that list.Reply
kmyeakel
Feb 8, 2012 22:35 ET
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Rango38
Feb 9, 2012 04:16 ET
To me, it's hard to call this much of a "fight" anyway. This all started as a result of a multiple-player scrum. Near the end, Kaleta was already in a vulnerable position when McQuaid threw some punches, so Kaleta really had no choice but to stay down.Reply
NhlFan91
Feb 9, 2012 05:31 ET
He will fight anyone and he is a legit tough guy no one will change my midn abotu that 1Reply
FBL27
Feb 9, 2012 07:23 ET
Dion Phaneuf wouldnt be the Leafs captain im pretty sure had he been retardedReply
pado72
Feb 9, 2012 08:55 ET
Quote from message by SmokesLetsGo
To say someone is the stupidest guy in the league is a pretty steep statement, especially in the NHL. When you have guys like Dion Phaneuf out there who are illiterate, it is tough to discern between the guys at the top of that list.
Well I don't know about Phaneuf, but the fact is McQuaid looks retarded and he never showed that he isn't. And yeah there are some retarded players in the NHL, just look, for example, at Zach Kassian in interview. He's seriously stupid. And McQuaid probably is close to him.
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pado72
Feb 9, 2012 08:57 ET
Quote from message by NhlFan91
He will fight anyone and he is a legit tough guy no one will change my midn abotu that 1
Sure... Look at his fight card as a fact, do you even watch the Bruins play sometimes? He always picks on smaller guys.
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NhlFan91
Feb 9, 2012 09:08 ET
Quote from message by pado72
Sure... Look at his fight card as a fact, do you even watch the Bruins play sometimes? He always picks on smaller guys.
I watch everygame I see that he don't back down
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pado72
Feb 9, 2012 09:10 ET
Quote from message by NhlFan91
I watch everygame I see that he don't back down
That's not my point, I'm saying HE choses to pick on smaller guys because of the simple fact that he is a massive pussy.
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NhlFan91
Feb 9, 2012 09:34 ET
He's not though he'll go with anyone that is willing to go this season has been rough seeing Shanhan has his refs breaking up anything and everything they can, McQuaid with go with Orr Carkner Parros Boll Boulton if the situation presented itselfReply
pado72
Feb 9, 2012 09:35 ET
Quote from message by NhlFan91
He's not though he'll go with anyone that is willing to go this season has been rough seeing Shanhan has his refs breaking up anything and everything they can, McQuaid with go with Orr Carkner Parros Boll Boulton if the situation presented itself
Ok you really don't understand... Are you from Boston?
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no.7
Feb 9, 2012 09:52 ET
I've been asked whether I agree with the calls made for this event. Yes I do on both counts.

We have to call this a fight because:

1. There was a clear intent to fight by McQuaid
2. There was enough action - McQuaid threw and looked to land a punch

The fight was also unfair according to the rules. It's been suggested that Kaleta could have shown a clear intent to fight entering the scrum. Even if he had it doesn't matter because the McQuaid-Kaleta event started when McQuaid first grabbed Kaleta. Throughout that entire event Kaleta never showed an intent to fight. Therefore, the Unfair call here is correct.
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NhlFan91
Feb 9, 2012 10:29 ET
Quote from message by pado72
Ok you really don't understand... Are you from Boston?
NY
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flyerscup16
Feb 9, 2012 11:39 ET
Wow Kaleta is tough he turtles and then after the linesman break it up he starts chirpin Mcquaid.He is the definition of a complete fool and pussy.Don't go sayin well oh he fought with Lucic he had no choice and is scared of anyone who he knows will beat him.Reply
flyerscup16
Feb 9, 2012 11:40 ET
Nice to see a lot of fights and scrums lately though.That's a good sign.Reply
pado72
Feb 9, 2012 12:54 ET
My point is invalid then.Reply
KillerBs
Feb 9, 2012 13:56 ET
Quote from message by UkiddinMe
Has he fought a decent fighter? Has he beat a Colton Orr, a John Scott, a Matt Carkner or anyone of that calibre?
konopka isn't a decent fighter? Neither is asham, pelley, Brodie right
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NhlFan91
Feb 9, 2012 15:18 ET
Quote from message by flyerscup16
Nice to see a lot of fights and scrums lately though.That's a good sign.
FINALLY!!!!!! I honestly think ratings were going down and NHL top people had metings and decided they NEED fights
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logan57
Feb 9, 2012 17:18 ET
make sure you know about kaletas messed up hand before you go accusing shit.Reply
flyerscup16
Feb 10, 2012 11:21 ET
Kaleta's messed up period.Reply
Tomahawkchopper
Feb 12, 2012 20:17 ET
How is McQuaid a spot picker? That's a new one. He is 197lbs, and is a middleweight. Do you think because he is tall and skinny that he should fight a guy his height that outweighs him by 25-50 pounds every night?
I agree that he doesn't have the top tier heavyweights on his fight card, but he is not an enforcer, so if you don't understand the difference, then you should learn.
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pado72
Feb 12, 2012 21:40 ET
Quote from message by Tomahawkchopper
How is McQuaid a spot picker? That's a new one. He is 197lbs, and is a middleweight. Do you think because he is tall and skinny that he should fight a guy his height that outweighs him by 25-50 pounds every night?
I agree that he doesn't have the top tier heavyweights on his fight card, but he is not an enforcer, so if you don't understand the difference, then you should learn.
I do know the difference and the fact is he doesn't fight against guys his size. Period.
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Tomahawkchopper
Feb 13, 2012 23:37 ET
Are you determining "size" by height or weight? Because in every combat sport, it is determined by weight, not height. McQuaid is 197lbs and ALL of his opponents are over 200lbs-most of them WELL OVER.
Ben Eager is 6'2 235
Gaustad is 6'5 225
McCormick is 6'3 221
In fact, only Asham, who is one tough SOB, is under 6 feet on Adam's fight card, but Asham outweighs him coming in at 205.
Even the twerp Kaleta is 203lbs & 6 feet tall.

So while I absolutely agree he's never faced a top 20 fighter in the league, he is not an enforcer, nor does he pick on smaller guys. He only the 4th best fighter on his team. Take the 4th best fighter on another team and look and see how many times that guy has fought any of the top tier fighters. (it won't be many)

If you want a fair analogy, Anderson Silva is a very tall middleweight MMA fighter. He never fights taller guys, yet do you hear people complain? No. He is 6'2 and lanky. That's his natural build.
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pado72
Feb 14, 2012 21:32 ET
Quote from message by Tomahawkchopper
Are you determining "size" by height or weight? Because in every combat sport, it is determined by weight, not height. McQuaid is 197lbs and ALL of his opponents are over 200lbs-most of them WELL OVER.
Ben Eager is 6'2 235
Gaustad is 6'5 225
McCormick is 6'3 221
In fact, only Asham, who is one tough SOB, is under 6 feet on Adam's fight card, but Asham outweighs him coming in at 205.
Even the twerp Kaleta is 203lbs & 6 feet tall.

So while I absolutely agree he's never faced a top 20 fighter in the league, he is not an enforcer, nor does he pick on smaller guys. He only the 4th best fighter on his team. Take the 4th best fighter on another team and look and see how many times that guy has fought any of the top tier fighters. (it won't be many)

If you want a fair analogy, Anderson Silva is a very tall middleweight MMA fighter. He never fights taller guys, yet do you hear people complain? No. He is 6'2 and lanky. That's his natural build.
Alright, I looked at it again (it had been a while since I looked at McQuaid's fight card) and I think I was a bit wrong about the type of spotpicking he does. I've been calling him a spotpicker for a while but I can see it's not with his fight card taht we can see that. I'm majorly talking about the fact that he chooses to pick on smaller guys after the whistle. He chooses to try to fight with smaller guys (which is normal, but a bit pussy).

I think I must apologize for getting my facts wrong about his fight card, he does fight guys of his size. I think I got carried away from the truth because of the famous game against the Habs about one year ago... Anyway, he's not such a spotpicker in terms of fighting, but I still consider him as a spotpicker because of the guys he tries to intimidate.
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Tomahawkchopper
Feb 15, 2012 22:12 ET
Fair enough. I know you dislike the Bruins, and sometimes our own biases can cloud our judgement. I would say that many of McQuaids fights happen when he is defending a teammate, like with the Raffi Torez fight, or fighting a guy that challenges him, as happened in the Stars game last year when there were 3 fights in the first 4 seconds, all happening on separate face off draws.
For a guy under 200, McQuaid really impresses me.
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pado72
Feb 15, 2012 22:36 ET
Quote from message by Tomahawkchopper
Fair enough. I know you dislike the Bruins, and sometimes our own biases can cloud our judgement. I would say that many of McQuaids fights happen when he is defending a teammate, like with the Raffi Torez fight, or fighting a guy that challenges him, as happened in the Stars game last year when there were 3 fights in the first 4 seconds, all happening on separate face off draws.
For a guy under 200, McQuaid really impresses me.
I'll always hate him anyway, can't stand his face.
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Tomahawkchopper
Feb 16, 2012 15:39 ET
I'm not sure how to reply to that comment. Do you judge players based on who you find to be good looking? Or are you just saying that you can't stand the sight of him? (I'm not busting balz, I'm just confused)Reply
pado72
Feb 16, 2012 17:46 ET
Quote from message by Tomahawkchopper
I'm not sure how to reply to that comment. Do you judge players based on who you find to be good looking? Or are you just saying that you can't stand the sight of him? (I'm not busting balz, I'm just confused)
I can't stand him :P I hate most of the Bruins, but McQuaid is annoying and yeah, his face is weird, he looks retarded, so it makes me hate him even more (just like Brad Marchand).
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Tomahawkchopper
Feb 16, 2012 21:06 ET
Marchand is a weird looking dude, I'll give you that, and he's definitely dirty. He looks like a bird with that ginormous nose, and he's stubby like a midget. But McQuaid just looks like a normal guy to me- albeit a tall, lanky one.Reply
pado72
Feb 16, 2012 22:25 ET
Quote from message by Tomahawkchopper
Marchand is a weird looking dude, I'll give you that, and he's definitely dirty. He looks like a bird with that ginormous nose, and he's stubby like a midget. But McQuaid just looks like a normal guy to me- albeit a tall, lanky one.
I don't know, he just looks like a redneck to me. (LOL @ Marchand)
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