Thursday, February 5, 2009

Top 25 Fights on (2006-2009)

This isn't exactly a statistical post, but I was looking over (purportedly the 7th-most popular hockey site on the internet) and I noticed that there was no way to rank fights based on user rankings. I'm surprised - you'd think the hockey fight "Hall of Fame" would be one of the most viewed pages on the site. Well, here are the top 25 fights of the last three seasons based on user ratings:
Nov 26 2008Daniel CarcilloDerek DorsettDraw9.2Video
Oct 27 2007Riley CoteShawn ThorntonShawn Thornton9.1Video
Jan 15 2008Krys BarchBrad MayDraw9.0Video
Oct 14 2008Riley CoteEric GodardEric Godard8.9Video
Jan 3 2008Darcy TuckerJarkko RuutuJarkko Ruutu8.9Video
Oct 30 2008Eric BoultonColton OrrColton Orr8.8Video
Nov 25 2007Eric GodardD.J. KingD.J. King8.8Video
Dec 7 2006Josh GrattonJim VandermeerJim Vandermeer 8.7Video
Nov 15 2007Colton OrrRiley CoteColton Orr8.4Video
Nov 8 2007Riley CoteArron AshamArron Asham8.4Video
Jan 6 2007Jamal MayersJordin TootooJordin Tootoo8.4Video
Jan 10 2009Craig WellerJared BollCraig Weller8.3Video
Dec 22 2008Daniel CarcilloJason StrudwickJason Strudwick8.3Video
Nov 22 2008Donald BrashearJody ShelleyDonald Brashear 8.3Video
Oct 13 2007Brian McGrattanColton OrrBrian McGrattan8.3Video
Feb 3 2007Travis MoenShea WeberTravis Moen8.3Video
Mar 15 2008Riley CoteShawn ThorntonShawn Thornton8.2Video
Mar 10 2007David KociJosh GrattonDavid Koci8.2Video
Dec 26 2006Shawn ThorntonMark BellShawn Thornton 8.2Video
Nov 4 2008Garth MurrayEric NystromGarth Murray8.1Video
Mar 19 2008Brad MayKrys BarchDraw 8.1Video
Nov 21 2007Brad MayKrys BarchKrys Barch8.1Video
Oct 20 2007Georges LaraqueDonald BrashearGeorges Laraque8.1Video
Feb 27 2007Todd FedorukChris SimonChris Simon8.1Video
Dec 12 2007Mike FisherScott WalkerMike Fisher8.0Video

Note that in many cases, the videos have been removed by Youtube (perhaps due to excessive traffic generated by


4 of the top ten feature Riley Cote getting beat up.

They ought to make May and Barch fight every month! :)
4 of the top ten feature Riley Cote getting beat up.

I think you'd find, if you researched the statistics involved, that to find 4 of the top 10 featuring Riley Cote winning fights would be an utter impossibility.
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