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10-20-2012, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin27NYI View Post
I have a different interpretation of "Always gets his ass handed to him by the best fighters in the league.", which to me means he is a punching bag like Stortini or Kostopolous who always get their ***** handed to them, not one in 04-05, one in 06-07 and here and there.

Even in that last fight vs Boogaard, I don't think he got his ass kicked. I think he was overmatched, the size difference between them in that fight looks ridiculous. And Carkner ended up a bloody mess when he fought Gillies. The Leblond fight in the NHL (only time I saw them fight) was pretty even to me..

And just to show my work:

I wouldn't classify that as getting your ass kicked.
Carkner may have had a nick on his ear, but that fight was a draw at best for Gillies. Carkner landed way more solid blows. Gillies hugged Carkner for the whole damn fight.

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