Top 29 Fights on Hockeyfights.com

I want to hit a lighter note on Friday with one of the most popular features at Behind the Net: our semi-annual summary of the best fights in the league (since the lockout) as voted by the users of hockeyfights.com.

Normally, I'd pick the top 25 fights, but several fights are tied with an 8.2 rating, so I had to go with 29.  The full list:

Date Fighters/Outcome Rating Link
Dec 31, 2009 Rick Rypien  d. Cam Janssen 9.2 link
Nov 26, 2008 Draw: Daniel Carcillo and Derek Dorsett 9.2 link
Nov 2, 2005
Jim Vandermeer  d. Aaron Downey
9.2 link
Oct 27, 2007
Shawn Thornton  d. Riley Cote
9.1 link
Jan 15, 2008 Draw: Krys Barch and Brad May 9.0 link
Oct 14, 2008 Eric Godard  d. Riley Cote
8.9 link
Jan 3, 2008 Jarkko Ruutu  d. Darcy Tucker
8.9 link
Jan 19, 2006 Brian McGrattan  d. Todd Fedoruk
8.9 link
Oct 30, 2008 Colton Orr  d. Eric Boulton
8.8 link
Nov 25, 2007 D.J. King  d. Eric Godard
8.8 link
Dec 7, 2006 Jim Vandermeer  d. Josh Gratton
8.7 link
Mar 3, 2009 Draw: Aaron Downey and Cam Janssen 8.5 link
Oct 24, 2009 Brian McGrattan  d. Steve MacIntyre
8.4 link
Jan 10, 2009 Craig Weller  d. Jared Boll 8.4 link
Nov 15, 2007 Colton Orr  d. Riley Cote 8.4 link
Nov 8, 2007 Arron Asham  d. Riley Cote
8.4 link
Jan 6, 2007 Jordin Tootoo  d. Jamal Mayers
8.4 link
Mar 23, 2006 Mark Bell  d. Josh Gratton
8.4 link
Jan 16, 2006 Derek Boogaard  d. Brian McGrattan
8.4 link
Oct 7, 2005 Draw: Jim Vandermeer and Ryane Clowe
8.4 link
Mar 19, 2009 Brad Staubitz  d. Jordin Tootoo 8.3 link
Dec 22, 2008 Jason Strudwick  d. Daniel Carcillo
8.3 link
Nov 22, 2008 Donald Brashear  d. Jody Shelley 8.3 link
Oct 13, 2007 Brian McGrattan  d. Colton Orr 8.3 link
Feb 3, 2007 Travis Moen  d. Shea Weber 8.3 link
Dec 28, 2005 Todd Fedoruk  d. Jody Shelley 8.3 link
Oct 15, 2005 Donald Brashear  d. Eric Godard 8.3 link
Nov 6, 2005 Derek Boogaard  d. Trevor Gillies 8.3 link
Oct 13, 2005 Eric Cairns  d. Colton Orr 8.3 link

 

Rick Rypien's most recent fault vaulted to the top of the list.  Some of the picks are a bit idiosyncratic - hockeyfights.com users love Rypien, and they love to see Riley Cote get beaten up.  But for the most part, the top fights are heavyweight bouts that go a full round - as usual, expect to spend an hour watching youtube if you start clicking on these links.

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