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saskriders 09-02-2013 01:27 AM

McSorely vs Semenko
 
Who was better, how did they compare?

TheDevilMadeMe 09-02-2013 01:33 AM

McSorley was a much better hockey player. Started off as a goon, but actually became a top 4 defenseman on some good teams. Semenko was probably more feared as a pure goon though.

tony d 09-02-2013 08:33 AM

Going with Mcsorley, he seemed to be able to do more than Semenko who was all goon.

seventieslord 09-02-2013 08:19 PM

Easily Marty. I can't think of one thing semenko did better than him, and that includes fighting (the only area in which they're close)

shazariahl 09-02-2013 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe (Post 70719217)
McSorley was a much better hockey player. Started off as a goon, but actually became a top 4 defenseman on some good teams. Semenko was probably more feared as a pure goon though.

Agreed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by seventieslord (Post 70739943)
Easily Marty. I can't think of one thing semenko did better than him, and that includes fighting (the only area in which they're close)

Even fighting? I thought Semenko had some amature boxing experience?

Big Phil 09-02-2013 10:39 PM

I think people feared Semenko a little bit more. Although not the Islanders who had enough toughness (Potvin, Nystrom, Gillies) and would have bowled over their own grandmother for a 5th Cup. This isn't to say Marty wasn't feared either, but Semenko was better at doing that, I think.

Marty was the better all around hockey player. Led the NHL in plus/minus in 1991. Yeah I know that stat doesn't tell the whole story, and being on the ice for some of Gretzky's 163 points that year would boost those totals but you can't be a lousy player and lead the NHL in that stat either.

seventieslord 09-03-2013 02:19 AM

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Originally Posted by shazariahl (Post 70743051)
Agreed.



Even fighting? I thought Semenko had some amature boxing experience?

I remember McSorley being considered a #2/3 guy for pretty much a decade. Where did Semenko rank? I know he was at least behind Dave Brown and, if you count Probert as part of that generation, Probert as well.

Ziggy Stardust 09-04-2013 03:54 AM

McSorley's career lasted significantly longer because he was a better player who could do more than just fight. Marty also had double the amount of fights Semenko had. Had he not been suspended for the Brashear headshot, he would have hit the 1,000 mark.

After he established himself, Marty rarely ever lost a fight as well. If you want to compare their fight cards, try these links:

McSorley: http://dropyourgloves.com/Fights/Fig...px?Player=3058
Semenko: http://dropyourgloves.com/Fights/Fig...px?Player=4066

Ogie Goldthorpe 09-04-2013 09:41 AM

Yeah, I think Marty takes Cementhead in every category including fisticuffs. Would have loved to see that fight, though.

VanIslander 09-04-2013 10:14 AM

I saw both of them a lot and I liked McSorley very much and think him better in every category except enforcer. Semenko was feared. Certainly there are plenty of references to Gretzky's bodyguard.

http://www.fightstrap.com/wp-content...-Semenko-2.jpg


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