December 03, 2007
1st Period - 2:27
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Colby Armstrong 1.1% (1 votes)
Keith Ballard 92% (81 votes)
Draw 6.8% (6 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by Ensermac on December 04, 2007 at 03:37 AM

Armstrong took exception to the Hip Check then Ballard pretty much kicked Armstrongs ass. Props to both fighters for taking the helmets off before the fight though.

Posted by cheeseloafings on December 04, 2007 at 07:08 AM

Ballard may have had a slight edge in the fight but Colby made him mad enough to make him take 2 stupid penalties later in the 1st period. Ballard wins the fight, Colby wins the war

Posted by aces50 on December 04, 2007 at 11:02 AM

Them kind of hits can end careers. Not much of a fight. Ballard gets the edge. He threw a few punches. Armstrongs gets the nod for the rest of the game. Ballard got 2 stupid penalties later in the game.

Posted by SCOTTSO on December 04, 2007 at 10:35 AM


Posted by beardavid420 on December 04, 2007 at 03:24 PM

the hit was better than the fight

Posted by forsberg21 on December 04, 2007 at 02:09 PM

The highlight of this fight was the music in the background.

Posted by Remyy on December 04, 2007 at 06:23 PM

Hit was better than the fight.

Posted by Trudy14 on December 04, 2007 at 10:05 AM

That was a great hip check, best I've seen in a while. As for the fight; not the best. No punches really landed. Edge Ballard.

Posted by oakley on December 04, 2007 at 06:58 AM

Nice hip check by Ballard. The response is expected. But lame.

Posted by gollybass on December 10, 2007 at 10:29 PM

i think armstrong was just embarrassed to get dealt such a hip check, most people know by now not to go down the boards against bally. The pens commentator is a boob, eh should stick to slurping that kid sid (you know the one with the girly face, who cries to the refs a lot ;) ) on another note, armstrong is such a puss diver, what a cheat.

Posted by Riomouse911 on December 04, 2007 at 11:04 PM

Colby looked like cheese on that one.

Posted by kevinstevens on December 04, 2007 at 12:10 PM

That's actually Bob Errey commentating, you idiots. He only played about 18 years in the NHL.

Posted by gopuckyourself on December 04, 2007 at 03:27 PM

not that dirty of a check. armstrong must agree. he hardly looked angry. ballard clearly won the fight.

Posted by YRU Blind on December 04, 2007 at 09:27 PM

Ballard dishes out some of the best hip checks in the game, and it's great to see he will back up his own hit. He was pursued to fight and he still had the class to take off the visor other players should take note. Weak fight but win to Ballard

Posted by lakingsfan19 on December 06, 2007 at 12:17 PM

I cant vote on a crap fight. both fighters are horrible. crap fight crap fight crap fight. How can you lose to ballard, thats bad..

Posted by bostonrs555 on December 05, 2007 at 06:27 PM

With all the little speedheads running around out there, it's nice to see an open ice hit... I give it to Ballard, Colby Legweak got crushed, twice...

Posted by Philly_fighters on December 05, 2007 at 05:04 PM

Colby should learn how to fight before dropping the gloves. Winnder Ballard

Posted by slshbleed on December 04, 2007 at 07:40 AM

I don't think Ballard was trying to go that low. His skates were pretty far apart and got off balance on the hit. Absence of malice or not, it was low. Ballard threw a lot more punches, but did any of them land. Ballard in a so-so fight.

Posted by Scott4 on December 05, 2007 at 07:20 AM

Ballard all the way....nice hit...

Posted by headcharge on December 04, 2007 at 10:58 AM

Ballard just demonstrates how we were taught to throw a hipcheck as kids. Textbook. What does that assclown of a color guy want? Does he prefer dirty checks from behind, elbow to the head, run a guy with the stick, or maybe good, old-fashioned Craig Berube board? Hip to hip, that is how to play good, physical hockey. And Ballard in a clear decisive win in a below average bout.

Posted by Juha82 on December 05, 2007 at 06:29 AM

Domination by Ballard to taking clear win over Armstrong. He landed about 5-6 effective punches.

Posted by Mattage on December 05, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Not a great fight. I'm glad at least both guys square up and remove their helmets like men

Posted by plum29 on December 04, 2007 at 02:49 PM

manly to take off the helmets.

Posted by FyrKyllr on December 08, 2007 at 10:31 AM

Nice that they take the helmets off and Ballard actually DOES KNOW the rules of fighting like not hitting your opponent when he's face down on the ice. Win Ballard.

Posted by BattleAxe13 on December 08, 2007 at 04:10 PM

Whoa whoa hold on here. Kaspy was the master at the clean hip check, the best next to Colin Cambell. Some of Kaspy's other hits were definetly a little on the dirty side. Now for the fight, yeah I'm a Pens fan but Armstrong should not drop the gloves. That nose for one is too much of a target. Winner Ballard and that was a sweet hip check.

Posted by droppthegloves on December 04, 2007 at 01:09 PM

Armstrong is just pissed that Ballard flipped his ass. That flopper got what he deserved and an ass whippin to boot!

Posted by FJS2010 on July 01, 2008 at 02:17 PM

Wow is Colby ever going to learn how to fight?!

Posted by Buckster on December 04, 2007 at 11:05 AM

As headcharge mentioned it was a textbook hipcheck. The one poor simple announcer obviously never played the game as well as a few of the reviewers. ok fight, easy decision to Ballard

Posted by axamillion on December 12, 2007 at 12:31 PM

Colby Armstrong can't fight let alone win against anyone. I take that back he could probably beat up Nagy.

Posted by westvanphantom on December 04, 2007 at 03:45 AM

I don't think Armstrong was ready for this one. My vote goes to Ballard

Posted by Krahn on December 04, 2007 at 05:00 PM

Beauty Hit, what ever happen to the good ol' hip check?.... that comentator can suck nuts "I dont like it" he says! what a bitch!

Posted by kocurfan26 on December 05, 2007 at 06:16 PM

lousy fight. clean hit. ulf sammulesson, kasparitis, marchment, lemieux. Those were go for the knee dirty hitters. Brian Leetch, Cam Neely, and Chris Chelios were masters of the clean hip check. Much like that gem

Posted by giefs on December 04, 2007 at 01:47 PM

Poor fight. Edge to Ballard for not falling down.

Posted by penguinsfan123 on December 04, 2007 at 12:23 PM

why dont most fights start off by taking the helmet off

Posted by mikebflorida on December 04, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Meh. Crappy hit, crappy fight. Nothing to write home about. Pitt's announcer is like a dentists drill. So annoying. Can he slurp Crosby anymore than he does?

Posted by slav on December 04, 2007 at 07:09 AM

What fight??? This was crap!!!