February 13, 2008
1st Period - 15:52
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Ron Hainsey 42.7% (38 votes)
Tuomo Ruutu 9% (8 votes)
Draw 48.3% (43 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by MrDigitaL on February 14, 2008 at 10:03 AM

another hugfest...

Posted by paddyd on February 14, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Give me a break there wasn't a punch landed. A school yard shoving match at best. You need to find a way to stop family members from voting!

Posted by beter06 on February 14, 2008 at 06:42 PM

if i were in columbus, i would ask for my money back. And a nice a$$ patting by the ref at the end

Posted by mikebflorida on February 14, 2008 at 09:12 AM

Meh, 2 minutes each for hugging in public.

Posted by mbaumann on February 14, 2008 at 05:02 PM

A fin with a cheap hit? F- everyone in the butt who hates Tuomo, he is the man and he is a missle on the ice. He does not care who he hits, he has no fear. He is not a fighter, he was challenged and he answered the call. The 3rd time he has done so this year.

Posted by mrpimp4 on February 14, 2008 at 01:19 PM

i call it a draw. hainsey threw more but went down when ruutu was ready to start swinging.

Posted by Juha82 on February 14, 2008 at 02:48 PM

Hainsey threw a few but tough time to land a punch. He lost his grip of Ruutu and Ruutu got him down throwing a good.-looking punch. But i don't think he landed it. A draw.

Posted by Bagratid on February 15, 2008 at 04:19 AM

I'm a big fan of Ruutu, I love the way he plays and what he does. But that was a dirty hit leaving his feet and hitting Klesla when he was vulnerable (payback for the knee on knee hit last year?), so kudos to Hainsey for standing up for his teammate and trying to give his team a boost. That said, a hugfest, Hainsey got more punches, Ruutu got the takedown. Draw

Posted by bostonrs555 on February 14, 2008 at 12:49 PM

OK apparently Jarkko is the pugislist of the family eh Tuomo!!!! This so called fight made me puke!!! These two guys couldn't fight their way out of a Bingo Hall filled with old bags!!!!!!!!! DEEERAW

Posted by Flyersfan4life2 on February 14, 2008 at 10:16 AM

I dislike ruutu alot and his brother. I think there somewhat dirty. But i wouldnt give this fight to either player, nothing really came of it but some wrestling and a couple thrown punches but nothing significant. If i had to pick a winner, i would go with Hainsey because he stuck up for a teammate.

Posted by darkstorm1994 on February 14, 2008 at 09:52 AM

not much of a fight. only a couple of punches thrown at all with a take down at the end. wasn't much of a check to fight over though. it was a bit high and he left his feet but you see a couple of hits like that everygame. it wasn't even all that hard of a hit. he hardly even tooched him.

Posted by hfxbob on February 14, 2008 at 10:58 AM

Ruutu throws the only punches and gets the takedown. Decision Ruutu.

Posted by dukeofearle on February 14, 2008 at 09:30 AM

Weak. I give Hainsey the slight edge only because he hopped in for a team mate. shows some class. i like the hit from Ruutu.

Posted by alekseyanov on February 14, 2008 at 01:32 PM

man both could not find there way out of a we paper sack.!!! I know Tuomo can fight. He racked it up in the SEL. but in the NHL he LACKS.... he more like his older brother Christian. Except the middle child has more Potential than both Jarkko and Chris.

Posted by Enfrcr77 on February 14, 2008 at 01:42 AM

not much of a fight

Posted by STL13 on February 15, 2008 at 02:20 AM

Hainsey was slammed into the boards when Ruutu blindsided him (charged). Then to stand to to toe and outmuscle Ruutu, he gets the nod here. Not much of a fight, just a strong man match....hugging and slinging to the ground. Have to hand it to Hainsey!

Posted by jim_young on February 14, 2008 at 05:41 PM

Anytime someone in the Ruutu family gets socked I'm a happy guy. Good job Hainsey.

Posted by Muscles on February 15, 2008 at 06:48 PM

Hainsey isn't really a fighter, but he manhandled Ruutu after a cheap hit on a teammate.

Posted by cabsf15e on February 14, 2008 at 06:41 PM

Hugfest, but I give the edge to Hainsey because he did throw a couple of shots that were not answered by Ruutu.

Posted by ibled4theusa on February 14, 2008 at 11:11 PM

I love it it when Ruutu gets his ass kicked.

Posted by Ragtop1day on February 14, 2008 at 05:56 PM

too short...

Posted by Frankie jr on February 14, 2008 at 08:55 AM

I hate euro players that they think they are fighters. stick to hockey ok case close.

Posted by azjim on February 15, 2008 at 02:01 AM

Tuomo isn't much of a fighter, but he hits everything in sight. At least he drops the gloves, even if he doesn't know how to do anything but hold on.

Posted by chelios247 on February 14, 2008 at 01:38 AM

classic dirty check from a Fin. I play against them all the time... not really a fight but as a hawks fan.... Ruutu smoked em. haha go hawks!

Posted by billy jack on February 14, 2008 at 02:14 AM

ruttus only punch was to the ice when he went face first,does any one know if he was on ritlin with his brother growing up,or did the brothers have a leaky gas can under their bed.