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Toughest team in the Northwest Division

View Poll Results: Who has the Toughest roster in the Northwest Division?
Edmonton 5 4.72%
Vancouver 18 16.98%
Minnesota 11 10.38%
Calgary 61 57.55%
Colorado 11 10.38%
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09-27-2008, 01:46 PM
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By "tied" you mean Calgary was 1st right?

http://www.hockeyfights.com/leaders/teams/1/reg2008

Canucks were 3rd.
My mistake. I had just went by total majors rather than fighting majors on the NHL.com site. Still, we're talking about 70 vs 68 fights. 2 fights difference means you go from 1st to 3rd. Hordichuk can make up that difference pretty easily even if he only plays half the games.

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09-28-2008, 06:02 PM
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Calgary was the tougher team last season, but I think Vancouver take the honours this season.

Hordichuk, Cowan, Rypien, Brown, Bieksa, Mitchell, Davison are all players that will drop the gloves. And guys like Kesler, Pyatt and Ohlund, while not considered 'tough guys' will do so on occasion as well. The Canucks have some big new forwards & hard hitters in the lineup.

68 fighting majors in the league last season good for 3rd overall, and I can only see that number increasing this year.

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Minny by far

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the fact that Phaneuf, Regehr, Iginla, and Langkow are far tougher than any of the Canucks top-6 forwards/top-4 defensemen (except Bieksa) that gives them the edge.
I wouldn't really say Langkow is tougher than Steve Bernier.

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Quite easily the Flames. They will likely lead the league in fighting majors again this season. Their coach is also pretty tough.

Colorado is second.
What's funny is that Vancouver led the league in majors last season. (EDIT: Whoops!)

Not arguing your point, just pointing something interesting out.

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That's pretty much the way I see it. Both teams have depth forwards and defensemen that play tough, it's the fact that Phaneuf, Regehr, Iginla, and Langkow are far tougher than any of the Canucks top-6 forwards/top-4 defensemen (except Bieksa) that gives them the edge.
Far tougher? Iginla is certainly tougher than any of Canucks top 6 forwards but I'd say Ohlund (who has fought Iginla several times over the years) and Mitchell are just as tough as Langkow, Phaneuf and Regehr.

IMO Calgary gets the edge because of Roy and as a whole their top 6 group of forwards is grittier.

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09-29-2008, 10:00 AM
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Calgary had 70. Vancouver 68. Basically a tie.

The Flames will be the toughest team in the NW. The toughness of their star players is what separates them from a team like Vancouver. Calgary has 20-30 minute a night guy's that play tough and are willing to back it up. The Canucks have some tough role players but their stars aren't known for their pugilistic ways.

The Oilers will be the weak Canadian sister of the conference.
basically a tie?... dude c'mon more is more... when one team has more its not a tie

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