||05-18-2005 01:23 PM
Backchecking with "The Hammer"
[b]Q: Were you ever hurt in a fight?
Schultz: “I can’t admit that.”
Q: Can we interpret that as a ‘maybe?’
Schultz:“Nobody knows this, but once at the Spectrum I got into a fight with Pierre Bouchard of the Montreal Canadiens. He tied up my arms and was able to sneak in a punch right on my temple. At that point, I just grabbed on to him and held on for dear life. He got me good, but nobody in the building could tell that he walloped me. D’Amico came up to me afterward and said he could not believe I was still standing. One time when I was playing for the Los Angeles Kings, O’Reilly turned me sideways and flipped me to the ice. That took the wind out of me, not to mention a lot of torn cartilage to my rib cage, and I could hardly get up for a week.”
Q: Several years ago, ESPN voted you the toughest NHL fighter of all-time. You do consider that an honor, don’t you?
Schultz: “Heck yes. The list was pretty impressive. There was (Bob) Probert, (Clark) Gillies, (Chris) Nilan, (Tiger) Williams, (Gordie) Howe, (Ted) Lindsay, to name a few.”
Dave's a funny guy and was a great Flyer.
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