November 20, 2008
VS
1st Period - 12:04
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Erik Reitz 8.1% (11 votes)
Shane O'Brien 64% (87 votes)
Draw 27.9% (38 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by kayserrox33 on January 19, 2009 at 10:32 AM

yea

Posted by Nezky on November 21, 2008 at 02:17 AM

So he got a penalty from slashing...... Amazes me, that lil knock on the stick, slashing? wtf ;)

Posted by itsfull2 on November 21, 2008 at 07:54 PM

Who ever thinks O'Brien has won this isnt watching the same fight....

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on November 21, 2008 at 07:31 AM

O'brien got a better start. But still he's a girl for going after Reitz, if he wants to fight someone, fight BOOGAARD!. Reitz had a decent comeback.

Posted by penman1188 on November 21, 2008 at 12:32 PM

i am a huge wild fan and i am dissapointed with reitz for the cheap shot.. dont stoop down to that level for the cantucks..they are the dirty organization..o'brien starts off strong but seems to get tired..and reitz got some good shots in,.. i saw draw witha slight edge to o'brien

Posted by Hennessey on November 21, 2008 at 11:29 AM

I give it a draw. O'Brien got the first half Reitz the second. Reitz should have taken off the visor but he wanted to go with Pyatt who had a visor too. Little sad Darcy and The Boogey man didn't go. BTW all you canuck fans who are calling reitz a puss. Why don't you look down your lineup. Burrows and Bernier are the two biggest cheap shot artist and pussys ever. I am really surprised Burrows didn't go after Bouchard again.

Posted by Bear72 on November 21, 2008 at 08:17 AM

it was a good bout at the time the wild needed something van still won but reitz did his job

Posted by rilligan on November 21, 2008 at 01:52 AM

crooked - what about this clip rom Reitz pisses you off...you are a moron, OB came in with the bullshit slash when he could have just dropped the gloves, also he instigated with a man with a visor, if he wanted it off he could have made the first move and took his helmet off like a man

Posted by Andie041 on November 22, 2008 at 10:56 AM

enjoyed watching it

Posted by ruckusrider on November 21, 2008 at 09:42 AM

I am a Wild fan but i still give O'Brien the edge in this one. As for people crying about his visor, shut the hell up! O'Brien was the one who wanted the fight, he had no part in the events leading up to it. I think his "slashing" penalty was given instead of an instigator or third man in penalty. Reitz is just a young guy trying to make a name for himself, if O'Brien wants a fight go after Boog.

Posted by DetroitIan on November 21, 2008 at 03:00 AM

Edge to O'Brien for landing a decent one in the beginning.

Posted by MNwild8 on November 21, 2008 at 02:54 AM

Gotta give O'Brien the win on this one. Getting sick of Reitz fight so much, too reminiscent of Vorros last year. I would be pissed bout the visor, but watch the second angle again, Reitz thinks he's goin' with #9, Pyatt, who was wearing a visor too. O'Brien comes in from the side later.

Posted by thebassmaster on November 21, 2008 at 08:54 PM

Reitz is a puss for keeping the visor even after the square off. Good on O'Brien for stepping in. And LOL at Riomouse911 for using the 10 point must system

Posted by Gunslinger on November 21, 2008 at 05:13 AM

John Garret says Reitz is a tough guy. Sorry, tough guys do'nt wear visors when they fight. O'Brien may have started this fight(and won) but Reitz has a habit of this and had time to take off the shield. And yep, rilligan is an idiot.

Posted by Franchise on November 21, 2008 at 10:38 PM

This feed of the fight isnt as good as the FSN feed, so you miss alot of what happens. Reitz has a bad cross check, then Pyatt takes a poke and has words with him, they skates backwards? Nice O'Brien steps in and sheds the gloves, and gets the win. Dont understnad why Pyatt goes Matt Cooke on the deal, but it was funny. Also, FYI micah555, he didnt get a 3rd man penalty.

Posted by Humper on November 21, 2008 at 09:26 PM

O'Brien gets the edge. Reitz should know better, and drop the visor.

Posted by wildguy12 on November 21, 2008 at 02:52 PM

Van. fans cant say $hit about any cheap shot artists, you've been blessed with a decade full of hooligans and talkers. Enough about the visor already, who can explain how cutting your hand on a visor is any worse than breaking it on the helmet. Soon you're going to want them to take off their equipment and meet out in the parking lot so its fair and even. These are hockey fights. Besides, even if he fought Pyatt (who had a visor) people would still be bitchin about Reitz.

Posted by pradfords on November 21, 2008 at 01:14 PM

I just have 1 question here... Why didnt O'Brien get a 3rd man in penalty here? Just askin... I would like a little clarification on the rule... I do think that O'Brien won this fight. Reitz pretty much just tried his best to not get his ass kicked. And did land a few in the rocess... O'Brien got a slashing penalty for knocking the stick lout of Reitz's hands. Thats a clean cut call. In this instance,,, It should NOT have been made... Reitz should have gotten a cross checking penalty... But because it was NOT against the boards and he kept his arms down and didnt extend his hands, i say its a decent no call... Just my opinion...

Posted by MackMittens on November 21, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Reitz with his best tough guy impression, only lands a good shot over top of the linesmen at the end with his large visor on. Easy decision O'Brien.

Posted by micah555 on November 21, 2008 at 06:34 PM

Reitz deserved a much worse beating than he got. He's lucky that visor absorbed so many punches and cut O'Brien's hand or the fight would have left him messy. He also got lucky that the penalties favoured his team and that the crosscheck wasn't called. FYI, 3rd man in penalties are called when 2 players are fighting and someone joins in, not when when 2 players are talking and someone comes in to fight.

Posted by DARCY T on November 22, 2008 at 12:50 PM

close win obrien

Posted by jkluhr on November 21, 2008 at 11:15 AM

Easy win for O'Brien. It kills me how all the Mini fans say why didn't he fight Boogs everytime one of their players losses a fight. first off Boogs is never on the ice cause hes terrible and fight wise this year so far he is 0-1-1 with a licken from Belak. O'Brien faught Reitz cause he got away with a dirty cross check from behind not cause he is scared of Boogs. Start calling things like they are, and how did anyone vote for Reitz?

Posted by Riomouse911 on November 21, 2008 at 01:53 AM

Uhh, I know it's cold in Minnesota, but Reitz didn't land crap. How he got away with a cross check and O'Brien got a slash for that slap on the toes is beyond me. O'B wins 10-8.

Posted by Jellyczar on November 21, 2008 at 09:13 PM

O'Brien gets the win over the cross checker.

Posted by bostonrs555 on November 21, 2008 at 01:19 PM

Reitz is a WARRIOR!!!! Rumours are swirling that Big E challenged Boogaard in practice and Boogaard ran like a cheap pair of stockings!!!! Reitz is quickly becoming the most feared fighter in the league......

Posted by SlimShaney on November 21, 2008 at 10:43 AM

IMO, Reitz should have gotten the 2 minutes for the cross-check. O'Brien could have gotten the slash penalty but that was borderline. and also, in the replay, Reitz drops the gloves first with O'Brien and had time to take off his shield but didnt Win to O'Brien

Posted by tattooedkingpin on November 21, 2008 at 09:35 AM

Reitz loses for the Cross Check to the back, and for fighting with a visor.

Posted by osakaronin on November 21, 2008 at 08:05 AM

Gee wonder if Wild fans voted on this. You can call it a win for O'Brien or a draw based on Reitz fight back at the end but to give him a win is just pure bias. If he's gonna scrap he shouldn't wear a shield either - that's just not cool!

Posted by Spinner55 on November 21, 2008 at 02:04 AM

Reitz, you cheap shot artist!!! Somebody should cross check you to the face!!! O'Brien, a good Irish lad doing his job!!!!!!

Posted by nighthawk walt on November 21, 2008 at 06:43 PM

obrien did the better job,reitz loses some points for wearing shield.

Posted by willismc on November 21, 2008 at 03:27 PM

It looked like Obrien landed a couple bombs, but they may have hit the visor.

Posted by bruins rule on November 21, 2008 at 08:34 AM

shane with the win.was the busier fighter.

Posted by kimocoyote on November 21, 2008 at 02:31 PM

Reitz cross check, face mask= P.....Y

Posted by vertsmilinspctr on November 21, 2008 at 01:13 AM

o'brien is old school. gotta love it

Posted by Behn Wilson on November 21, 2008 at 07:49 PM

Another decent scrap. The cheap shoy had to be responded to, and O'Brien stepped up nicely. O'Brien early, and throughout most of the fight, with a couple of shots by Reitz at the end.

Posted by sirensong on November 21, 2008 at 12:57 AM

What fight were you watching O'Brien dominated 2/3 of the fight. OB cut his hand on Reitz visor and thats why he let up. Win OB.

Posted by Sasky001 on November 21, 2008 at 08:41 PM

This is why the nhl NEVER should have gone back to Minnesota. They lost the Northstars for a reason. Don't see how canucks fans can complain about cheap shots. Kessler, Burrows, Ohlund, Mitchell, Bieksa, Rypien, Davison and Brown try to end careers every shift.

Posted by tnaveler on November 22, 2008 at 08:46 PM

Win OB, miss him in tampa bay.

Posted by b.t.wilson on November 21, 2008 at 10:35 AM

Edge to O'Brien. What a cheap shot by Reitz there. Man. Good job by O'Brien to TCB.

Posted by blackgoldfan on November 22, 2008 at 11:50 AM

O'brien wins. as he probably should against a guy like reitz..

Posted by Crooked on November 21, 2008 at 01:18 AM

Everything about reitz in this clip pisses me off.

Posted by Commons on November 21, 2008 at 02:58 AM

rilligan your an idiot that wasn't a slash he just knocked the stick outa his hands... besides that a tap with the stick is how you start a fight which is what he should do after a cheap shot like that. usually when a player fights with a visor he wins cuz it almost protects your whole face.. reitz is clearly a garbage hockey player.

Posted by Dogcrazy on November 21, 2008 at 01:10 AM

O'Brien had to try to punch through that window that guy was hiding behind of......haha... Win O'Brien.......that guy is not really a fighter anyways.....while O'Brien is a legit heave weight....

Posted by rocky 1 on April 25, 2010 at 05:06 PM

Once again O Brian gets going first then tires out after 5 punches and hangs on for his life as he is gased! Pussy!

Posted by IrishBrawler on November 21, 2008 at 09:13 AM

Nice win for the Irish kid. Anyone who fights with a visor on should be thrown out of the game and suspended . Thats like a hockey goalie in full equipment going into an octagon against a MMA fighter.

Posted by Medulaman683 on November 27, 2008 at 02:16 PM

Definitely a draw, and I don't see how anyone could say otherwise. O'Brien got some good licks at the beginning and Reitz got some knocks in at the end. Obviously no clear winner.

Posted by marinermoose38 on November 21, 2008 at 12:51 AM

Surprisingly, it's Reitz with the win. He was the only guy to land anything and it looks like he drew some blood on O'Brien's face at the end.

Posted by giefs on November 25, 2008 at 02:32 PM

Lame.......one good hit for shane. Lame shoving match.

Posted by marcus90 on November 21, 2008 at 01:10 AM

win o'brien would have done better had reitz been visorless

Posted by DevsFan30 on November 21, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Reitz has got to lose the lid in that situation. He tossed it aside when he fought Staal...doesn't quite man up when he takes on a tougher customer in O'Brien.

Posted by TBLightningGuru on December 27, 2008 at 10:43 PM

Visor on Reitz= loss for reitz pussys wear visors. crosscheckers wear visors.. cross checkers are pussys.

Posted by FotiuNystrom on November 21, 2008 at 06:28 PM

Visor= Loser.

Posted by chad420 on July 18, 2009 at 06:20 PM

win OB...reitz did well for himself though...

Posted by xxxhockeyfights on November 21, 2008 at 04:38 AM

@rilligan....you are an idiot, the little slash on the STICK was because he wanted to make sure Reitz was going to tango with him and not Pyatt. As for taking off his helmet first to fight a guy with a visor?!?! Other way around douche!

Posted by gotteron71 on November 21, 2008 at 02:52 AM

marinermoose38: Courageous call to go against the grain...not sure I agree though. O'Brien landed a few, but looked more tired near the end. Reitz got a good shot in late but doesn't constitute a win in my view. Agree it's not as clear a win as you would expect on paper. Rilligan: "instigated with a man with a visor"? Is that a part of the code you can explain? Not sure what you mean.