Mutherfuckers....THAT WAS A 10.....WHOOO BABY!!
Whenever Cooke gets pummeled i am stoked but what the heck was that? spin-o-rama on ice? Way to go Richards at the end when Cooke lost his footing pounding those lefts to his head, you get what you deserve Cooke. Cooke early, Richard late Draw
Cooke early Richards late, it's tough to give anyone a win here. Draw
Richie shouldn't be wasting his ice time slugging it out with a hockey schlub like Matt Cooke right after the opening faceoff. He didn't help his reputation with the late smacks. I thought for sure I was going to see my first bench clearing brawl in ages in the first period. These two teams don't like each other and there were all sorts of late hits and other cheap shots throughout. Things settled down and the Flyers prevailed.
I was surprised that Cooke did so well! I thought Richards would throttle him, but then again Cooke did beat down the much bigger Kovalchuk a while back.
classic move to try and quit while ahead here by Cooke. The old drop to your knees and grab a leg attempt didn't work out so well here for Cooke as he took three solid shots to the head while the officials watched. The NHL and it's players know Cooke deserves anything he gets after his past hockey cheapness and questionable hitting. When all was said and done this one's a draw due to Cooke's failed attempt to end the fight when Richards brought the fight back to a draw with three bombs.
Very close fight... Felt Cooke was more in control by spinning Richards around. Had Cooke ahead till he tried his bail out move on Richards's leg, even the linesmen didn't buy into it. Those last 3 punches earned Richards the Draw.
I find it hard to pick a winner. Cooke early. Richards late. As for punching someone while their down. Very typical of guys who don't fight often. And the guy whining about Cooke ending Savard's season... didn't Richards pretty much do the same thing to Booth? And alot of people, with the exception of Flyer fans, realize that Richards is no less dirty than Cooke. Easily a draw. Definitely not a tko as someone mentioned. For a KO or TKO, watch Engelland vs Orr.
Cooke early, Richards late...hate to live on the difference. that swing-arama crap screams for Richards to switch hands and catch Cooke coming in. But it is what it is, a draw. close but not enough to tilt it either way
This one was kind of a shock, seeing these two go when they usually find excuses not to fight. Guess Cooke went looking for him because Richards tried to put him into next week last game, although Cooke was doing the same thing. Not too often Cooke has the gripe in these situations. All that aside, Cooke had this one until the end. Got the better of the shots in and had a few in a row until he ate about six in a row at the end. Draw, or maybe even edge Richards, and this from a Pens fan. Wow they stunk out the joint and the players have no confidence in Fleury.
very decent fight between these 2 guys.
"... I think sometimes players challenge Matt Cooke, he is such a hitter". I think he gets challenged all the time, because he is a cheap shot P.O.S. Anyone punching his face in at anytime under any circumstances is my hero!!!!
As much as I hate Cooke, I think it was a draw. Cooke early and Richards at the end.
Draw, neither dominated and both feed each other fists while the other was down...What I find ironic is the Flyer fans callin Cooke a "cheapshot" artist for his hit on Savard last season. HELLO do you clowns forget Richards punk hit on David Booth? If you do forget go youtube it then come talk about cheap. Or maybe thats what makes you experts on cheapshots, being able to bare witness to his actions 82 times a year?
Pretty good go by two cheap shots.Cooke needs to do this more often to gain some respect for himself.Draw in this one although Richy got some in at the end.
good way to get the game going....................draw
dear homers and the final answer.....DRAW with Cooke maybe onemore good shot, but cheap shot at end evens it up signed fan of neither team
Good spirited tilt here. Saying peoples retarded who called this one for edge narrow win Richards is a funny opinion though. But this one is aDRAW hands down haha., Cooke mostly controlled this battle,landing more the punches. At the end Richards looked pushing Cooke down, push-takedown move to me. but there is possible that Cooke might to bailed out even. I call it DRAW..
these boys just dont like each other , richards took high hit last game so lets dropem boys..
Pretty good bout which obviously was talked about before or a spill over from previous game. Richards few cheap shots when Cooke was grabbing his legs.
Richards is just as much of an agitator as Cooke. He and Cooke are in the same class.
Yes, it was "Cooke early Richards late, it's tough to give anyone a win here." However, since it was Cooke on his knees, I have to give it to Richards. I guess this is the one time that I'm happy to see a Filly player (actually, any resident of the fine City of Philadelphia) pounding away on Matt Cooke. Draw
There was no lack of class with Richards at the end. Dont forget that 26 seconds into this fight Cooke is hitting richards on the top of the head while he is on his knees! Good showing for Cooke after his rookie knock out last season. I was expecting more from Richards in this fight, soild DRAW.
lol cant even beat cooke, sad.
Richards is horrible toe-to-toe. Does he ever win?
Edge Cooke. Landed a some of the best shots in this one.
Pretty much an OK fight. Looked like Cooke had the edge until the end when Richards got a couple shots in LOL
Doing something classless to a classless player still makes it classless. Mike Richards failed to beat him fair so he goes dirty to try and get the win. Win Cooke because he landed the better blows while both were on their skates.
so so fight. Cooke with the win. Richards some cheap shots
Cooke wins it, just cause we hate him we cant drop the win down
matt cooke beat that little fairy mike richards into kingdom come.........richards is just lucky that sidney crosby didnt whoop his ass or richards would have been all bloody too.
cooke was doing fine standing dont know why he went for the takedown... perhaps watching too much ufc... richards lucky he didnt land on the back of his head.
Alright fight with cheap shots thrown while guys were down.
I would have voted draw but for some of the Mellon heads on here that would vote Cooke as losing ANY fight I had to vote for Cooke. I am honestly glad soooooooo many people hate him..The Pens signed him for the next few years so hate him all the way to the cup..lol.. Three cheers for Cooke for having the Mellon head haters......
More Cooke at the beginning than Richards at the end. Edge Cooke.
Richards is a cheap customer as well guys, this was a battle of two guys who cheap shot people, and well Richards got his butt whooped. He tends to get his ass kicked in fights, but loves the cheap blind shot hits. Draw.....to slight edge to Cooke, besides those two rabbit punches at the end, Cooke controlled the fight. For anyone voting for Richards, you either really hate Cooke, or just a Philthy fan. Edge to Cooke.
Surprised to say it, but I think Cooke handled him pretty easily. I am surprised the votes go Rochard's way - just because you hate Cooke doesn't mean he didn't win! Not sure what Cooke was doing at the end - looked a little perverse - but those few punches by Rochards certainly don't give him the win. Decent fight, and nod to Cooke.
Cooke gets the win in a close one.
It was a pretty good fight. I think Cooke had the upperhand throughout the fight, Richards was flailing most of the time. Richards didn't get any real good licks in until Cooke lost his balance and went to his knees. Pretty tasteless punches on a defenseless player, but not surprising from Richards. He's such a "classy" captain and all.
No way Richards won this scrap! That BS at the end of the fight was cheap, but then again it was Cooke who received the cheap shots so I'm not really complaining.
Anytime anybody (even Matt Cooke) punches any Flyer, it's a great day for hockey. Now if only somebody would give Hartnell a trip to the hospital, at least he'd get a shower.
Cooke with the win. Might have gone draw until Richards broke the code. Typical Flyer tactic. Both are punks. Now if only we could get a round robbin with Avery and they all beat the crap out of each other.
richards like all flyers is a punk
Hate Cooke, but he won the fight.
It always makes me laugh when a Flyer fan complains about someone being cheap or dirty. As I recall thats the only way that worthless franchise ever even won a cup. Good fight between two agitators, give the edge to Cooke for the late cheap shots from Bichards.
good fight! cookie with win..close fight! a little cheap by richards at the end! crazy first period! love when these teams play eachother
ITT: Delusional Flyer fans
Good bout. Tip to Cooke because Richie ran out of time. Cooke landed more and controled most of the action.
philly was so embarrassed they traded the punk
I'd call it a draw, but Richards loses points for hitting a downed opponent. Must admit, I'm happy with ANYONE that wipes that smarmy grin off of Richards' egotistical face. (Richards tried to blind-side hit Cooke last game, then wouldn't fight him. )
Cooke won! richards was winning at first but Cooke came back to win!
im a biast pens fan and that was probly the best fight that ive ever seen.. but i think cooke had the edge
Cooke literaly said he would have rather of fought a piece of shit then this asshole. oh sorry assholes are better than richards . way to go cooke
For all those people that voted for Richards you must be a fn retard and a dick. win Cooke
Great figbt very close but cooke got the better of him
win Richie, Cooke asked for it and got it.
hitting a downed opponent is wrong unless it's Matt Cooke
Matt Crook is one of the biggest jokes in the NHL. What a pansy. Heh he cant do any damage to someone in the head when they are looking. Richards had no balance and Crook couldnt finish him. . .maybe he should spend more time in the weight room and less time in the shower room.
Cook early, Richards late with those left shots to the forehead of Cooke. Looks good on Cooke for trying to go for the takedown when he knows he's in trouble. What a douche.
Richards pulls out the win with the 3 punches at the end ...oh and Matt Cooke takes it up the ass !
Richards with a clear win. Cooke is the cheapest player in the NHL. Thank you Evander Kane, your 1 punch was outstanding last year. Pens fans pull your heads out of your arse, your boy got whooped by Richards, again.
I wish Cooke had hit his head on the ice and suffered a year long concussion. Hes a puke.
Both are pukes. But Richards got the better
HAHAHAHA.... COOKE On your knees not given blows but taken um,,, Good job Richards next time tell Jody tooooo duck,,,
Ok fight, Cooke early, Richards late= draw.
cooke threw some cheap shots then richards responded with his own cheap shopts
Richards with the win
Cooke had plenty of time to get back on his feet, instead he goes for the weak take-down and pays the price.
Close, but the late shots by Richards gave him the win.
All you morons who sit around saying Richards threw cheap shots need to realize one thing. Cooke ruined a players season by what could be deemed the biggest cheap shot of all time. Richards gave him a taste of his own medicine, not to mention, Cooke was too big of a pansy to step up to the plate last game. Richards with the win and TKO. Penguins SUCK.
CLEAR pounding of Cooke by Richards....yet another cowardly Penguin bites the dust...Richards chased Cooke around the Ice the game before in philly and Cooke wouldnt go so at least he manned up and faced the music...not that it worked out for him though...lol....my only issue would be why would a world class talent like Richards wastre his time pounding a no talent weasel like Cooke....even if he is a dirty little punk...
nice bout.....edge Richards but i get the split voting....pretty nice back and forth
Good presentation here. The belligerants dropping their shields and setting the tone in the first seconds. Cooke had clear control at the fight's middle but Richards tied him up. Questionable whether code is followed because Cooke held on when he slipped and clearly wanted to continue fighting. Richards obliged him in the awkward position and gave him a taste of his own medicine. Flyer fans loved it, Cooke haters loved it. Code lovers hated it. I wasn't to big on code in this one, after all, they did drop the shields. Richards get's the win, Cooke wants a rematch. Wait for the next game opening faceoff. They should make it a tradition.
good spirited scrap. Richards gets the W at the end
cheap shot artist cooke loses
Richards with the win. LOL at people saying Richards threw cheap shots. Did you miss Cooke attempting to trip Richards?
LMAO how can people say Cooke won this fight?! Did you see the shots Cooke took at the end?? That says it all...Richards WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Once Richards had Cooke on his hip and started knuckling his face, the refs had to stop the fight. TKO, clear winner, although Richards isn't a rumbler. Would very much like to see something like this every night for Cooke.
Good to see richie stand up to that puke cooke
good fight, slight win for Richards. Cooke could be laying on his back out cold and I still wouldn't mind anyone beating on him.
I hate the people that just rank the fight based on how they feel about the team. Mike richards is the most complete hockey player in the game. he fights, scores, passes has the 28 shorthanded points, two 5 on three shorthanded goals ( a record ) so obviously kills pentalties, has the ability to quaterback a power play and is a team leader. Now about this fight, Cooke started off whirling but ended up becoming a tree hugger onto richies leg. VERY slight edge richards for hanging in there and landing three clean AND legal punches to the face. now all flyers haters hop off. the only reason cooke fought is because he called out on live tv. btw, and also @Cangelosi Cooke wouldnt fight him moron thats why he called him out in an inteview later saying he would fight him for the past year. learn your facts
richards did alot more. richie ftw
Win Richards who cares if he was 'classless' its matt cooke, you do whatever you can to a player like that.
Good win for Richards against an abortion of a human being in Cooke
the fact that 40% have chosen richards and 40% have chosen cooke but only 20% have gone with draw shows that there is a lot of homer voting going on here. which tends to be the case when you have a good scrap between players on 2 large market teams that have a lot of fans
CLEAR win for Richards. The blind retards can go back to playing with their dolls!
Those blows Richy landed at the end were brutal!
cheap shots on matt cooke are encouraged and count double.
Close fight til the end when Richards hit him with 2-3 lefts while Cooke was down on his knees.
Well the reason this fight even happend is because cooke is a punk and didnt wanna fight richards last game, so richy went out there told him he wants to go and threw the buckets off. It was pretty even untill Cooke started spinning him around, but richards got him to 1 knee and them he pounded him 4 times, its only dirty if the guy is down, he was on a knee, and he COULD HAVE covered up, but he didnt. Give this to richards for being the better fighter, and better purpose.
richards definitally won this fight...i love how people give a win to cooke or a draw to the fight bc something was classless, classlessnesss doesnt matter in a call of who won a fight or not, if you get in a street fight and one guy gets beat with a bat, do you say the dude laying in the street bloody won bc the other guy is classless? no you dont, he won. aka, richards who did what he needed to do won the fight. cooke early, richards late with the win, its matt cooke for christ sake, classlesness goes out the door when you square off with that scumbag
Richards with the win... Open your eyes people. Richards downed Cooke. Clearly. It was a good fight, don't get me wrong Cooke is a great instigator, and all around player, but Richards stood in and got the job done. As for the "cheap shots" (hitting a downed opponent) did anyone catch Cooke throw the cheap shots??? Again open your eyes, Cooke lost 'nuff said. Cooke is a good player, but one of the cheapest players in the game, if anyone was to get a few cheap shots in the league it would have to be him.
Richy def. won, Cooke had some nice shot's in there but Richy always counter punched also Cooke just fell to the ground and grabbed onto Richy to try to end the fight and Richy took advantage and just beat him up, the ending was the deciding factor
Cookie landed two solid hits to Richie, Richie busted Cookie's lip. Richards with the win in a very close one.
Good fight, nice to see richards back up his words and to fight a low class player in cooke who cant do much. Cooke had the edge standing up and showed how he is more of a fighter but by taking the wimp way out by grabbing the richards leg hoping for the refs is pathetice, he could hav gotten up he chose not to because he had a slight edge up to that point. Draw, 7
Richards is the CLEAR winner in this one. He lands more blows with more power and accuracy. Might be the best fight for RIchards I ever seen and he is not a fighter. Cooke is best viewed on his back, knocked the f**k out ala Evander Kane. He is a NO TALENT, NO GUTS, PUSSY WHO SHOULD GET THE CRAP BEAT OUT OF HIM EVERY SINGLE GAME! I love it when a non-fighter beats the shit out of a rotten cheap shot artist, who is hated even by his teammates. He needs to get a paralyzing blow to the head and end his miserable, no talent career and get transported back to Vancouver as a vegetable for all the cheap shots to the head and knees he has given.
Richards drilled him with 4 punches at the end. not sure what the refs were doing there. Someone explain what was classless about the end. The fight was still going on. All you idiots, like battle axe, who insist on refusing to vote flyers when they deserve it, have made me vote less and less each year.
When someone's going for a UFC takedown, you have full right to pop em in the face several times. So Richards' shots were anything but cheap. Considering the linesmen coming in to bail Cooke out, and the reversal/punches by Richards at the end, Richards scraps out the win in a very close bout.
both landing exellent shots, decision to Richards for getting the last good ones in
Good work by Richards at the end. Cooke wasn't down; he was trying for the take down. Richards has every right to defend being thrown on his head.
draw...nothing wrong with whacking a guy when he trying to singleleg you
Pretty wild, free-swingin' affair,...Cooke early,...Richards late - gave it a draw.
Haha... love how Richards shot the puck at Cooke right off the faceoff
I can't stand either one of these cheap-shot artists, but at least they have the decency to sac up and throw some actual punches. Take away all the homer votes and this is a draw. A pretty good fight all the way around, except for that last bit of nonsense with the silly attempted double leg takedown and the girly punches at Cooke while he's on his knees.
Hey Flyersfan6, It's ok and understandable if you don't like Cooke, but let's not forget that your boy put an equally cheapo on Booth. Perhaps you forgot about that one.
Draw. Cook had him but richards fought back hard. Decent go here!
Love to see Matt Cooke get his ass pounded even if it was late and he was on his knees. He deserves it. Regardless, he got good shots in before that so its a draw.
if you think RIcharrds won this fight you are probably retarded. I love how badly the meatheads judge fights on this site. Cooke won, I hate him, but he won the fight.
Cooke with the win, when it was at even height. Richards went low at the end as he felt that he was losing.
I hate him but I gave it to Cooke. Richards didn't do anything until Cooke fell down. Cooke was the winner on the feet.
Both got some shots in , but Cooke got in a few better ones. He also cut Richards chin.
I thought richards was only fight cooke if crosby fought carcillo. Cooke with the win in this fight.
Cooke definitely won this battle. Richards landed a few cheap shots when Cooke when down, but Cooke controlled the entire fight up until the end!!!! Flyers fans just need to go away
Look at Cooke hold on to his leg like a little B****
Win for Richards, but not so impressive. I wish more players would go after Cooke, he is a worthless pile of dung.
cooke is a punk and got what he deserved. win richards and he gets a pat in the back from me: WTG!
I was kinda hoping Richards fed him some more uppercuts....Cooke needs his bell rung bad...pos dirty f**k
loved those upper cuts at the end.
If anyone deserves to be punched while on his knees, it's Cooke. Awesome to watch, win for Richards.
Really good fight.....Who's the idiot on the Shelley Eng. posts who made it out like Cooke took a WHoopin!!!! Richards gets the win!!!!
cooke with the early edge but points to richards for the reversal & causing the refs to bail out cooke, ending the fight. win richards on this one. pretty close match up though.
Cooke is such a jerk...how did Richards left hand taste Matt you big p**sy
I was going draw... until Richards decided to do something Cooke-ishly classless at the end. Win Cooke, out of disrespect.