Fans who love to watch hockey players fight are starting to get a little spoiled this season. While the quantity of fights continue to dwindle, the quality is apparently on the rise as yet again this week’s roundup is loaded with awesome bouts.
5. J.T. Brown (TB) vs Radko Gudas (PHI)
Is there really any question who wins this fight? Brown is locked in close to Gudas and isn’t able to find any separation while Gudas throws boatloads of punches and uppercuts. The ending is a bit of a dud, but the action leading up to it is pretty solid.
4. J.T. Brown (TB) vs Scott Mayfield (NYI)
Brown looks a lot better in this fight than he did in the one ranked #5 on our list. Brown mostly opts to throw the weak jersey-punches which is why we’re giving Mayfield the win. It was close and we give props to Brown for dropping the mitts, but he needs to show a bit more if he hopes to win his next fights.
3. Zack Kassian (EDM) vs Josh Manson (ANA)
This is a wild fight with a ton of flailing body parts. Manson loses his balance right away but gets back up and still puts on a great show. We’re going to call this battle a draw, but if you really have to declare a winner, it’d be Kassian as he manages to land a few extra punches when Manson lost his balance.
2. Jordan Nolan (LA) vs Jared Boll (ANA)
This fight pops up pretty unexpectedly, but it’s a great show from Nolan and Boll. Who wins? That’s a tough choice. Boll gets in some great shots in the early and middle stages, but Nolan dominates at the very end. Lasting impressions are everything, so let’s give Nolan the win.
1. Micheal Haley (SJ) vs Ryan White (ARI)
Haley and White have developed quite the rivalry and we couldn’t be happier. Back in 2010, Haley (who was with the Islanders) and White (who was with the Canadiens) dropped the mitts. They renewed that rivalry at the beginning of November (White was the winner) and then the third installment can be seen above.
Both fighters looked great in what should end up being one of the year’s best fights.
A special “thank you” to HockeyFights.com for being an amazing resource for hockey fight videos.