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12-20-2013, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRightWay View Post
Please show me all the times that Sean Avery became tame because another team's enforcer was knocking on the door ready to say hello to him. How about Donald Brashear. Esa Tikkanen? Matt Cooke? Scott Stevens? Dale Hunter?
you just made my point.

Thank you.

When did Avery have to fight any real goon? He fought the Cooke's and the Tucker's of the world because he could beat them and or at the very least stay with them in a fight.

He never had to answer to the tough guys.

THATS the point.

Now, regarding Brash, he did what he wanted and answered the bell when asked. 277 Career NHL fights

Esa was a guy that was willing to take the beating, but he played during an era where there was no instigator and had guys on his team that were ready, willing and able to step up for him and his antics. Additionally, while Esa Tikanen was a ***** to play against, he was also not reckless or dangerous. He was also very skilled so fighting wasn't part of his skill set.

Cooke has played the majority of his career in the post instigator era meaning he played with reckless abandon and didn't have to answer for his actions, when he did, guys like E. Kane put that head to bed.

Scott Stevens? REALLY? One of the most feared fighters in the game when he was coming up in Washington. Do your homework pal. Also, Stevens had 151 fights.

Dale Hunter? 227 career NHL fights.

What are you trying to prove?

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