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05-13-2012, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bcv View Post
So that automatically makes Nilan a bully?

Also, most of tough guys weren't tough guys growing up in the hockey world. If they made the NHL, they had to dominant in midget to get drafted in the CHL. Same thing for NHL, they had to have some talent to be drafted.
I don't know about "most", but you should make a list for yourself of who you consider some of the top "tough guys" from the last 30 years or so, and check out their minor league histories for yourself. Seems to me that most of the guys from Nilan, to Probert, Ray, Odjick, Grimson, Peluso, Berube, Marchment, May, Simon, McSorley, Buchberger, Chase, Manson, Laraque, Shelley, Boogaard, Neil, etc, etc, etc, filled the tough guy/fighting role on their minor league teams long before joining the NHL.

edit: not that it defines them as "bullies", though.

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