Mar 16, 2017
Boston - Edmonton4-7

Summary Of Events
1  N/A  Scrum    
2  9:37  Hit  Carlo-Maroon
3  18:37  Fight  McQuaid-Maroon
4  19:27  Fight  Chara-Kassian
5  34:07  Cheap Shot  Krejci-Eberle
6  59:48  Injury    

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Duration N/A  Kevan Miller  Drew Stafford     Pat Maroon   
# Players Involved: N/A
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Samuelsson
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Mar 17, 2017 10:19 ET
This happened in first part of first period between the benches. Stafford and Maroon a few times pushed each other, then Miller came in. Kevin asked Pat to fight but Maroon not interested in. Fun 
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 Brandon Carlo  (Victim) 6'5'' 2203lb 28N/A
 Pat Maroon  (Aggressor) 6'3'' 2231lb 28
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Samuelsson
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Mar 17, 2017 10:13 ET
Big hit by Maroon on Carlo in the corner. Then Chara came in and started to some rough up with Pat. Dirty 
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Predicted by  remo1975  TieDomiChampOfNHL  LukeLaC  ssscott  bensweeney
Fight at 18:37
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Adam McQuaid 6'4'' 1212lb 19N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Pat Maroon 6'3'' 1231lb 19N/AN/AN/A
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 SarcasticPillow
19579 fight reviews
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Mar 18, 2017 09:43 ET
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Adam McQuaid knocks down Pat Maroon while checking him to the boards and Maroon gets up dropping the gloves with McQuaid. Maroon stays in tight with McQuaid and wrestles him against the boards but then McQuaid gets some separation. McQuaid throws two rights to the body and lands one before Maroon prods away. McQuaid lowers his head temporarily but then throws three rights, landing one to the body again. Maroon prods a little and then after McQuaid misses two rights, Maroon prods a bit more. McQuaid prods back while missing two rights but Maroon prods again and shoves his hand into McQuaid's face, forcing him to turn his head away. McQuaid resets and misses a right before Maroon throws three rights and lands one. McQuaid misses a right and Maroon resumes prodding away before moving in closer on McQuaid. McQuaid throws two rights and lands one off the helmet and visor with the linesmen stepping in after. Draw in a pretty poor fight between two big tough guys. Maroon spent most of the fight just prodding at McQuaid. McQuaid was definitely the aggressor but failed to land much of anything.
tampa22
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Mar 17, 2017 03:26 ET
Adam McQuaid narrow win Fun 
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Adam McQuaid narrow win Fun 
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Rango38
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Mar 17, 2017 06:52 ET
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Run of the mill fight here between these two - giving it a 5 because of its length. Overall, it appeared as if Maroon's many jersey jabs offset McQuaid's haymaker rights - decent draw for each.
BigBadBruin8
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Mar 17, 2017 07:13 ET
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OldSkoolfan
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Mar 17, 2017 10:29 ET
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LOL at McQuaid narrow win calls. McQuaid throws about 10 punches and doesn't land a single one as Maroon uses his reach to keep him at bay. Maroon lands a few short ineffective jabs. Not much.
mullet
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Mar 17, 2017 10:39 ET
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Mar 21, 2017 13:47 ET
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Not a good fight at all, mostly wrestling with weak jersey jabs and ineffective body shots, only jersey jabs landed for Maroon and McQuaid landed one blow and a few jersey jabs, draw.
supersayanbroly
1052 fight reviews

Mar 27, 2017 18:18 ET
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remo1975
Mar 17, 2017 00:53 ET
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Predicted by  TieDomiChampOfNHL
Fight at 19:27
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Zdeno Chara 6'9'' 6255lb 41N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Zack Kassian 6'3'' 6214lb 41N/AN/AN/A
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 BattleshipRules
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Mar 17, 2017 19:17 ET
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This was a disgraceful performance by Chara. Kassian came in and landed a solid legal check. Big Z held him and gave him a bit of his glove. Zack thought this would be a good time to have a go. Kassian dropped the mitts and challenged Chara. Zdeno clearly refused at first. Zack thought the matter was over, but Chara grabbed him and tried to jump Kassian as he skated away. Big Z missed two lefts and Kassian missed a blow. Chara tried to get off a shot as Kassian was on the ice. An official grabbed him and stopped the fight.

This was a lame bout and a draw. No effective punches landed and hardly any were thrown. Kassian challenged Chara to settle matters like a man and face to face. Big Z took the coward's path in waiting until Kassian skated away to launch an attack. Chara tried to use the element of surprise to take advantage of his foe.

Chara has always been an enigmatic fighter, but this was a new low for him. Big Z has always been the biggest player on the ice. He always felt some measure of pressure to throw his weight around. Big guys who play a soft game are usually vilified as "Baby Huey" types. Temperament is a key to embracing the role of an enforcer. Chara does have something of a mean streak, but he often bullies much smaller players or "fights" just for show.

Big Z was legitimately tough in the juniors and with the Islanders and Senators. There were glimpses of some of the traits that have enraged critics in recent years. Chara would sometimes shorten bouts with quick take downs or lean awkwardly out of the way to prevent an opponent from landing counters. However, he did have the guts to trade with Eric Cairns. He proved that he could give a good heavyweight all he could handle in his prime. He didn't do it consistently enough to be considered an elite fighter.

Chara's fighting was curbed somewhat on his arrival to the Bruins. Dave Lewis wasn't fans of fighting and Big Z didn't go often. This was a source of frustration for Bruins fans who like old time hockey. With a coaching change, Big Z went more often. The last really good bout he was in was against David Koci. He traded with a tough customer and it was entertaining for the fans.

Chara had a disappointing end to the 2007-08 season. He fought for show against Laraque and Brashear. He had no interest in taking any risks to put on a competitive bout. Instead, he wrestled to get them on the ice as quickly as he could. By fighting for show, he wanted to keep up appearances of being a guy who would take on all comers and be a physical intimidator. In reality, he had no desire to take risks against tough heavyweights like a real life bad ass. He greatly desired to present that perception to home town fans and the competition.

Since the 2007-08 season, Chara has occasionally had a good showing against a solid opponent like Mike Rupp or Chris Neil. These are fights in his comfort zone where his reach is the definitive factor. Once Big Z gets a small lead or out of his comfort zone, he goes for a take down. In this way, he keeps his won-loss record in tact and this looks good in the stats columns.

Chara can still throw a good check here and there. He isn't as quick as he once was. Zdeno has never been a cake walk, but knowledgeable fans know he is a fraud as a tough guy in the present day. Guys like Joe Thornton were once fairly tough and have no pretensions that they are fighters in the present day. Jumbo Joe rarely fought after getting destroyed by Eric Lindros. He doesn't fight anymore and looks like a hippie getting a Birkenstock hat at a festival. I have more respect for Jumbo Joe in that he acts in a genuine way. He paid his dues and earned the right to reduce fighting as he aged. Raymond Bourque was another guy who took that route. He proved that he could fight as a young man, but he really had to be incensed to fight as he aged. This was partly due to maturity and partly to the realization that he was too valuable to risk the injuries associated with fighting.

Chara was a good fighter in his prime. He has been vastly overrated by some fans who are naive or have a homer bias. He has been trying to avoid serious combat and appear to be an intimidating bad ass at the same time. The fight with Kassian was a new low. He wimped out of a fight and then reconsidered. He jumped Kassian which reduced the risk factor. This was a cowardly move and Big Z deserves to be called out for that.
 SarcasticPillow
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Mar 18, 2017 09:42 ET
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Zack Kassian bodies Zdeno Chara and then faces him. Chara looks away but then grabs Kassian around the head and pulls him back. Kassian drops the gloves and is ready to go but then Chara suddenly lets go and looks away again so Kassian lets go and skates off. Then Chara drops the gloves and grabs Kassian before he gets far. Kassian quickly turns and grabs Chara again. Kassian's right arm gets caught up in his jersey as Chara gets free with the left arm. Chara misses two lefts as they spin wildly and lose their balance. They land on the ice with Chara holding Kassian's head down but Chara holds back on throwing a right since the linesmen rush in. Really bad fight that obviously never got going. Not a good move on Chara's part here. He kept his gloves on initially when Kassian dropped them and was standing right there but then when he skated away, Chara decided to drop them and grabbed Kassian, getting the jump on him.
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Mar 17, 2017 06:55 ET
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Nothing much to see here. After Kassian's hit on Chara in the corner, they started yapping. As Kassian started to skate away, Chara grabbed him and they dropped the gloves. They each threw one or two wild punches as they spun around and went down. Can't call a win for either player - cheapo draw for each.
BigBadBruin8
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Mar 17, 2017 07:13 ET
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Mar 21, 2017 13:51 ET
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Fake toughguy and highly overrated Chara with the puss move of refusing to fight then jumping Kassian when he turns around, despite this nothing landed and they fell before anything could really get going, draw.
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bradu
Mar 16, 2017 22:23 ET
saw a clip not sure if it was enough to review since I only watched it once. Kassian trying to get Chara to fight and drops the gloves, Chara keeps the gloves on and looks for the refs...at this point Kassian is like screw this and starts to skate off, but when Chara sees that the refs aren't buying in and penalizing Kassian, he grabs Kassian as he starts to skate away and starts to ragdoll him and throw a couple punches. Kassian is off balance as he got tugged by Chara with his back turned, so the fight never really gets going. Hard to say if Chara landed but he threw a couple.Reply
remo1975
Mar 17, 2017 00:51 ET
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semenko93
Mar 17, 2017 13:31 ET
chara looked like such a tool here. he doesnt fight him initially when kassian challenges him and waits for kassian to turn around and skate away and then decides he wants to fight and grabs kassian from behind. That takes a lot of balls....Reply
SarcasticPillow
Mar 17, 2017 16:42 ET (later updated)
Quote from message by semenko93
chara looked like such a tool here. he doesnt fight him initially when kassian challenges him and waits for kassian to turn around and skate away and then decides he wants to fight and grabs kassian from behind. That takes a lot of balls....
I agree completely.
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BattleshipRules
Mar 17, 2017 16:48 ET
Chara was once a legitimate tough guy. He hasn't impressed me in the last six or seven years. He rarely fights and when he does it is usually some ridiculous spectacle featuring few actual punches. He is in the McMorrow mode these days.Reply
itsJ.Millertime
Mar 21, 2017 14:07 ET (later updated)
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
Chara was once a legitimate tough guy. He hasn't impressed me in the last six or seven years. He rarely fights and when he does it is usually some ridiculous spectacle featuring few actual punches. He is in the McMorrow mode these days.
I respectfully disagree, from what I've seen of him in juniors he did seem like a toughguy but I don't think he was in the pros. While he had a 2 or 3 good wins he's always been highly overrated when it came to fighting in my opinion. He lost most fights he had to open up in and nearly all his wins were lame fights with few blows thrown or fights where he totally dominated in size and worst of all he didn't fight much at all. He played a physical style I'll give you that and was a fairly gritty player who would stand up if forced to but I've just never been that impressed with his fighting skills or his overall toughness.
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BattleshipRules
Mar 21, 2017 19:39 ET
I agree that he has always been overrated. No question about that. He used to be similar to a guy like McKenna, just using his size to win snoozefests. He has never been a top fighter. I thought he was fairly tough with the Islanders and Senators. He would occasionally open up and give good heavyweights a run for the money. He has basically only been fighting to keep up appearances with the Bruins. He is one of those guys who would be nothing as a fighter if he was 6'1 and 200 pounds.Reply
itsJ.Millertime
Mar 22, 2017 00:02 ET (later updated)
McKenna is a good comparison and I agree his play with the Islanders and Senators was grittier than most of his Bruins years. It seems to some his wins vs. Cairns, Lessard and Koci are what they point to when they talk about his fighting prowess but those were few and far between. I think another good comparison would be Al Secord who was a highly skilled gritty player whose fighting skills where highly overrated and was mainly based on his earlier years and a handful of fights. Most of Als fights after his early years were hugfests and snoozers just like Chara yet for some reason some people considered him among the top fighters.Reply


Cheap Shot at 34:07
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 David Krejci  (Aggressor) 5'11'' 1178lb 3N/A
 Jordan Eberle  (Victim) 5'10'' 1181lb 3
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Mar 17, 2017 10:28 ET
Krejci pretty dangerously checked Eberle to his head with his stick. Dirty 
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Injury at 59:48
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Mar 17, 2017 10:32 ET
Beleskey left the ice after he took the puck to his head. Emotion 
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