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New York Rangers: Reviewing Derek Boogaards Fights of 2010-11

Nick PerriAnalyst INovember 18, 2010

New York Rangers: Reviewing Derek Boogaards Fights of 2010-11

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    On July 1st, 2010, the New York Rangers signed Derek Boogaard to a four-year deal, with a cap-hit of $1.65million.

    Many Ranger fans did not approve of the deal when it was first announced, but Boogaard has been a strong offseason acquisition thus far for the Rangers.

    Boogaard has made the Rangers a tougher team, and has provided entertainment for his new team and their fan base.

    The toughest player in the league is wearing a New York Rangers jersey not to score goals, but to be the teams top tough guy, and top fighter; and he succeeded thus far.

    Boogaard has fought five times in 15 games this season for the Rangers, and against four different players.

    This slide-show will review his fights, grade them, and label the fight as a win-loss-or draw.

     

1. Rangers Vs. Maple Leafs: Derek Boogaard Vs. Colton Orr

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    10/21/2010-Derek Boogaard Vs. Colton Orr

    Punches Thrown

    Derek Boogaard: 10

    Colton Orr: 10

    Take Down

    Colton Orr

    Winner

    Draw

    Derek Boogaards Fight Grade

    B

    The fight started with five straight punches coming from Torontos fighter, Colton Orr, but Derek Boogaard fought back, throwing the next six punches in the battle.

    Boogaard threw more punches to the face of Orr than Orr did to Boogaard, but the take down by Colton Orr at the end makes this fight an even draw.

    (All Videos will be found on the final slide)

2. Rangers Vs. Bruins: Derek Boogaard Vs. Shawn Thorton

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    10/23/2010-Derek Boogaard Vs. Shawn Thorton

    Punches Thrown

    Derek Boogaard: 8

    Shawn Thorton: 4

    Take Down

    None

    Winner

    Draw

    Derek Boogaards Fight Grade

    B

    Derek Boogaard started off well, throwing the first four punches of the fight. But Shawn Thorton came back and threw two heavy punches to the face of the "Boogey-Man". Boogaard ended strong with four punches to Thortons ribs, but he did not fight strong enough for a win.

    (Sorry about the picture! I couldn't find a picture of the fight anywhere)

3. Rangers Vs. Flyers: Derek Boogaard Vs. Jody Shelley

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    11/4/2010-Derek Boogaard Vs. Jody Shelley

    Punches Thrown

    Derek Boogaard: 12

    Jody Shelley: 4

    Take Down

    None

    Winner

    Derek Boogaard

    Derek Boogaard Fight Grade

    A

    After a ten second staring contest between Boogaard and Shelley, the fight began. Boogaard threw some quick punches at Shelleys side and face, but Shelley came back with a few punches to Boogaards side. After taking four punches from Shelley, Boogaard threw punch after punch, dropping Shelley once with a huge punch to the face, and then hitting him again while he (Shelley) was attempting to get back up. A clear win for the "Boogey-Man".

     

4. Rangers Vs. Oilers: Derek Boogaard Vs. Steve MacIntyre-Round One

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    11/14/10-Derek Boogaard Vs. Steve MacIntyre-Round One

    Punches Thrown

    Derek Boogaard: 18

    Steve Macintyre: 11

    Take Down

    None

    Winner

    Derek Boogaard

    Derek Boogaard Fight Grade

    A-

    Round one went well for Derek Boogaard, as he threw multiple punches to the face of Steve MacIntyre, including a helmet knock-off punch. Boogaard brought his A-game in this battle, and won the fight by punches. This was not the final fight between these two, though...

5. Rangers Vs. Oilers: Derek Boogaard Vs. Steve MacIntyre-Round Two

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    11/14/2010-Derek Boogaard Vs. Steve MacIntyre-Round Two

    Punches Thrown

    Derek Boogaard: 11

    Steve MacIntyre: 14

    Take Down

    None

    Winner

    Draw

    Derek Boogaards Fight Grade

    B+

    Round two was an even match between the two heavy weight fighters, as both matched punch for punch. MacIntyre threw a few early punches, but Boogaard came back with multiple face and side blows. I can't give Boogaard the win, though, as the fight was pretty much even throughout.

    Too bad these two teams only meet once this season.

Fight Videos

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    (Videos Courtesy of YouTube)

    Fight Number One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fH4rGN_QdM

    Fight Number Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwjKk1xmxIk

    Fight Number Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS8LTsb91zQ

    Fight Number Four: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d7WeeCOnK0

    Fight Number Five: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSyQpwZSB7g&feature=related

     

    Thanks for the read, hope you enjoyed. Feel free to comment below.

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