Slight edge to Thornton, in the first fight, only because he seemed to have control the majority of the time. It wasn't that great of a fight, lots of close range positional punches. Pretty close to a draw.
Other one I definitely see McQuaid as the winner, his punches connected a lot better than Konopka's. Only nice shot I saw Konopka land was the uppercut, other than that he really didn't land anything of note. He seemed to be fighting for position the majority of the fight, which is understandable given the size difference. Respect to Konopka for going with the much larger McQuaid, but he definitely lost this one.
When I've seen this thread, I thought to see some epic brawl, and what I've seen is "enforcers" fighting each other. I want to see Spezza-Bergeron fight. This would be SOMETHING.
Something happened during the game ? Maybe Chris Neil cheapshoot ? Or was it "just because" fights ?
Neil took a run at Thornton earlier in the game. He missed him, but he would have murdered him had Thornton not dodged it. Thornton tried to get him to go after that, but Neil passed. He didn't the 2nd time it was offered.
I'm a Bruins fan and I think they are probably both draws. An edge to Thornton in the first fight for controlling the action, and I think slight edge to Konopka in the second definitely held his own against the bigger McQuaid.
the McQuaid fight was a clear win for McQuaid, one very hard shot to the face and a number of other shots vs. no real connections at all for Konopka, no question at all in that fight
Thornton was also a win, a narrow win, but anyone calling either of these fights a draw must need to see a total Knockout to pick a winner or something
This.. I was actually watching this with my nephew and trying to explain the why, whos whats of fighting in the NHL (he's 4 so it was pretty basic haha) and he said "he got a take down.. does he win?" i was surprised because most people think "if they ain't knocked out or bleeding there is no victor". The McQuaid fight was much better and I don't even it seeing a draw which is a good decision for McQuaids fight card since konopka is/was leading the league in fighting majors.