Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 10/21/13

Jamie Benn had one of the most memorable fights of the 2012-13 season when he battled Joe Thornton. Though that fight will be almost impossible to top, Benn returns this week at the top spot after a nice scrap with Anaheim's Francois Beauchemin. Where does Benn's teammate Antoine Roussel rank on this week's list after his fight with Matt Irwin? 5. Robert Bortuzzo (PIT) vs Kris Newbury (PHI) - Oct 17 There are fights and then there are beatings. Give Newbury credit for stepping up against a much larger opponent, but it's safe to say he probably immediately regretted his decision to drop the gloves.  4. Drew Miller (DET) vs Cory Sarich (COL) - Oct 17 Speaking of beatings, here Miller has his clock cleaned by Sarich. When you add in the fact Miller's hair has streaks of gray, it almost looks like Sarich is picking on an old man. Kind of a bizarre and uncomfortable sight.  3. Clayton Stoner (MIN) vs Cody McCormick (BUF) - Oct 14 After two extremely lopsided fights, Stoner and McCormick provide a fairly balanced brawl. Stoner appeared to miss with the majority of his punches, so we're forced to give the "W" to McCormick. Bonus points for the gator takedown.  2. Matt Irwin (SJ) vs Antoine Roussel (DAL) - Oct 17 Back to the beatings. Despite starting the fight with an arm wrapped around his neck, Roussel dominates his scuffle with Irwin. Irwin is the more inexperience fighter and it shows as he is completely overwhelmed by Roussel's flurry of punches.  1. Jamie Benn (DAL) vs Francois Beauchemin (ANA) - Oct 20 Benn's dispute with Beauchemin lacks the excitement and buildup that we saw in his bout with Thornton last year (thanks new NHL helmet rules!), but this one is still a lot of fun to watch. So far the Benn-Beauchemin fight looks like a fit for our end of the year top-15 list, but a lot can change over the next few months.  Previous installments: October 1 - October 6 October 7 - October 13 The 15 best hockey fights from 2012-13.  A big "Thank you" to Hockey Fights, our #1 resource for hockey fight videos. [follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Phil Jackson is the architect of a Finals contender

Marcus Mariota 'eating up' Tennessee Titans offense

Eagles insider: Tebow 'has a ways to go' after Tuesday OTA

Cromartie: Richard Sherman is a product of Seahawks system

Prince Shembo’s girlfriend says he was jealous of dog

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bruce Arians: Talk of Daryl Washington a 'waste of breath'

Gerald McCoy keeps the Jameis Winston hype in check

Gronkowski family to appear on 'Family Feud'

WATCH: Lloyd McClendon has all-time meltdown

Drew Bledsoe defends Tom Brady over Deflategate

Did Heat offer Dwyane Wade less than $10 million per season?

JR Smith shares photo calling Bruce Jenner a 'science project'

Joey Gallo arrives in Texas

Dinosaur in Chicago won't wear Blackhawks jersey this year

Can these struggling contenders get back in the playoff picture?

Texas recruit 'tanks academics' so he can play for Oklahoma?

Indians bullpen holds Brandon Moss' 100th homer ball ransom

Bryce Harper takes on-field selfie with fan’s phone

Yahoo to openly, freely stream NFL game from London

Mariota tops Jameis Winston, Tom Brady in jersey sales

Adrian Peterson's return puts jolt into Vikings for 2015

Wilson on future with Seahawks: 'We'll see what happens'

QB Blake Sims misses playing for Alabama

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Joey Gallo arrives in Texas

NBA Finals preview: Cavs offense vs. Warriors defense

USA Women’s World Cup: No excuse not to win

Projecting rosters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game

What Peterson's return means

The Bulls and the culture of fitting in

X-factors for Cavs and Warriors

Pujols: Angels not 'Mike Trout show'

Adrian Peterson returns to Vikings

Chicago Bulls agree to deal with Fred Hoiberg

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.