Is Clowe the best middle weight in the NHL?
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01-08-2010, 06:11 PM
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I'm a big Clowe fan and he's three times the player Shawn Thornton is (as well as most of the names thrown out there in this thread). But as a fighter, he's not even in the same class as Shawn Thornton if you look at their resumes, so I'm not sure how they're comparable. Thornton is a middleweight that fights Heavies on a regular basis and holds his own, and Clowe is a decent fighter that fights when he needs to. Just a quick look at the numbers...Thornton has 30 fights in the last season and a half, while Clowe has 12...Apples and oranges.
I'm also wondering what Lucic is defined as? He's roughly the same size as Clowe and he's not a goon (ie, has skill), and he's a significantly better fighter than Clowe, albeit not as skilled.
I think Lucic and Clowe are in the same class, top 6 forwards who will drop the gloves and protect their teammates. Lucic is probably the better fighter but Clowe has the edge skillwise, Just my opinion.
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