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11-16-2009, 12:10 PM
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not necessarily. His NHL career? Yes. His hockey career? No.

He played until 2005, primarily in the QPSHL/LNAH.

One of my favorite stories about him:
He's a big guy and big guys gotta eat. I hadn't actually heard the burger story before. It's the tamest story I have ever heard about him. If I could write, he could make a pretty interesting book.

Not sure his non-NHL life would be called a career but you are correct he did fumble around hockey until a couple of years ago. Suspended from numerous teams and a couple of leagues.

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11-16-2009, 12:13 PM
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not necessarily. His NHL career? Yes. His hockey career? No.

He played until 2005, primarily in the QPSHL/LNAH.

One of my favorite stories about him:
http://www.geocities.com/linkgaetz23/legendoflink.htm

Hilarious article filled with great stories. Link Gaetz is quite a character. Great quote from Lou Nanne:

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On draft day in 1988, Gaetz was picked in the second round by the Minnesota North Stars. He'd been in a bar fight the night before and showed up with two black eyes. "In the first round we drafted Mike Modano to protect the franchise," says Lou Nanne, then the general manager of the Stars. "In the second round we drafted Link to protect Mike. In the third we should've drafted a lawyer to protect Link."

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11-16-2009, 12:21 PM
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Bob Probert for me. I'll always remember the 30 goal, 400 PIM Bob of '87/88.

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11-16-2009, 01:18 PM
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Rick Rypien

Rick Rypien is the best fighter in the NHL. He is small but will fight anyone, and everytime he fights it is an exciting bout. He has a boxing background and you can see it in how he fights. His left hand is amazingly quick and powerful and he beats on people twice his size (i.e Hal Gill and Zack Stortini).

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11-16-2009, 02:46 PM
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Boogaard enforces even when he is not on the ice. And even when he is not fighting it is fun to watch him look for those huge hits. He is my favorite not so much for the fighting skills, but for the pure power and size that he presents on the ice. Boogeyman moving full speed on the ice is a scary sight.

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11-16-2009, 03:28 PM
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May, even after he blew out his shoulder throwing a punch at Ronnie Stern, he had a ton of one-punch wins in his prime. It didn't matter, he put guys out.

Clark, for being completely fearless, regardless of the consiquences.
His battles with Probert were awesome.

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11-16-2009, 04:20 PM
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Always liked the smaller guys...

Stan Jonathan
Scott Walker
Rick Rypien
Bobby Schmautz

For Heavyweights...

Bob Probert
Tony Twist
Gino Odjick
Link Gaetz


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11-16-2009, 07:13 PM
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Amongst the heavyweights - Dave Brown and Behn Wilson.

As for skill guys that can throw 'em - Mark Recchi and Daymond Langkow.

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11-16-2009, 07:31 PM
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11-16-2009, 08:57 PM
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Rypien.
The guy does not just hang on, he throws hard and fast with both hands...only 170 lbs, fights guys MUCH bigger than him and I have not seen him lose one, yet.
Quickest hands in the league (fighting-wise at least) right now.
He lost one to Doug Murray a couple years back. Rypien is my favourite fighter in the league, too.

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11-16-2009, 09:45 PM
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Belak, also his interviews are always funny, LUCIC is a beast though, and he can do more than just fight. Check out Lucic vs Neil on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRAs6H2hMHM

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11-16-2009, 09:59 PM
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Paul "Biz Nasty" Bissonnette....not the biggest guy but will drop the gloves at any time...plus the story of him coming out for warmups wearing a WWE Title Belt while in the minors is hilarious.

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11-16-2009, 10:12 PM
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Rick Rypien because his jabs are lightning quick, and he takes on anyone. When he fought 6'6 Andy Sutton and won, that was incredible.

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11-16-2009, 10:19 PM
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Rick Rypien is currently my favorite fighter. His willingness, and wide open style of fighting make him one of the most entertaining fighters in the league. He is the most entertaining Canuck scrapper in quite sometime.

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11-17-2009, 02:36 AM
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All time- Rick Tocchet

Right now- Rick Rypien and Arron Asham

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Brad May was the scariest player on a team with Rob Ray, Barnaby, and Boughner..That says a lot to me.

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11-17-2009, 05:08 PM
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He's a big guy and big guys gotta eat. I hadn't actually heard the burger story before. It's the tamest story I have ever heard about him. If I could write, he could make a pretty interesting book.

Not sure his non-NHL life would be called a career but you are correct he did fumble around hockey until a couple of years ago. Suspended from numerous teams and a couple of leagues.
I actually found him on facebook and it looks like he's dropped a good 20+ lbs from the pic on my left.

Not sure about the rules of former player privacy so I won't post the pic but a simple facebook search will show up on the first page.

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11-17-2009, 06:48 PM
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I actually found him on facebook and it looks like he's dropped a good 20+ lbs from the pic on my left.

Not sure about the rules of former player privacy so I won't post the pic but a simple facebook search will show up on the first page.
Good to hear. I hope is well. I sat with him at a game in the Cow Palace after his accident. He was actually a really nice guy in that setting. Saw him play in Anchorage a few years back and he was big and scary looking. Nobody tried him that night. I would have loved to see his career last longer, he could play and had a cannon for a shot.

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11-20-2009, 03:30 PM
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All Time for me would be Bob Probert because to me he was simply the best, if you were going to build a hockey fighter you wouldnt need to look long just say him and you would be OK. Also a lot of people dont realise that he had a decent amount of talent and scored 29 goals in his best year to go along with his 398 PIM's and he made the All-Star team that year.


Currently it would be Colton Orr the kid is always willing and has a very big punch and can skate well enough to play. He is in the perfect situationin Toronto because Brian Burke loves tough hockey and will give him a chance to play.

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11-20-2009, 03:34 PM
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Ryan Carter of Anahiem Ducks.
Well for his awesome throw on Tollefsson.
Also because he trys to kick peoples ass as hard as he can.

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Career cut short but Link Gaetz had something wrong in his head.

Current: Jeremy Yablonski. Can fight with either hand. Eats punches to get a good shot in. 6 time Canadian Golden Gloves Champ. 2-0 in MMA fights. Has fought his cousin (Jon Mirasty) several times in epic fights.
I knew they were both from Meadow Lake, I didnt know that they were cousins. Yabo played his only Regular season NHL game with my Blues and chased Brashear around all night trying to get a fight. He did have a go with Todd Fedoruk that night.

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11-20-2009, 07:19 PM
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I knew they were both from Meadow Lake, I didnt know that they were cousins. Yabo played his only Regular season NHL game with my Blues and chased Brashear around all night trying to get a fight. He did have a go with Todd Fedoruk that night.
He did pretty well against Fedoruk. He try numerous times to get Brashear but I guess he figured he needed to earn his stripes against Fedoruk. Both his MMA fights were here and he just crushed those guys. Apparently he is having back issues this year and he has only played a few games in Binghamton. A guy here bought his Blues jersey at a "game worn" site and gave it to him last year. Still a fan fav in Boise.

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11-20-2009, 09:18 PM
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All time: Gino Odjick

Now: Chris Neil and DJ King

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Chris Neil, Jeremy Yablonski.

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colton orr... man i cried myself to sleep when i heard he left nyr :[
link gaetz too for being a charles bukowski on ice skates

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