Yeah, but he would need the "coke" to stay in that fight.
Bet if he were still alive you wouldn't say that to his face.
I had the chance to have a couple of beers with Bob 3 or 4 years ago, after an Oldtimers game. I asked him who he thought the toughest guy in the league was, and he said McGratton and Boogaard.
Probert was the first "heavyweight" I remember watching in the 80's, and he was a class act in person. Although fighting in hockey has evolved and the players have gotten bigger, I believe Probert (in his prime) could have gone toe to toe with anyone in today's NHL.
My God, there's a name I heven't heard in a long time. Dude was a pretty scary s.o.b. I remember.
Originally Posted by swiftwin
Matt Barnaby vs Sean Avery
Barnaby would clean him. Would be funny, though.
Originally Posted by thinkinfeller
I agree. I think Kordic wins also, but couldn't think of a better pairing for him against a current player. So back to you.... who would you pit Kordic against in a dream scrap (no Jay Miller or Bob Probert)?
Eric Lindros vs. Milan Lucic
Rick Tocchet vs. Wayne Simmonds
Joey Kocur vs. Luke Gazdic
P.J. Stock vs. Brett Gallant
Marty McSorley vs. Brian McGrattan
Tony Twist vs. Ryan Reaves
Rob Ray vs. Anthony Peluso
Dave Brown vs Patrick Bordeleau
Bob Probert vs. Deryk Engelland
Chris Simon vs. Jay Rosehill
Eric Cairns vs. Matt Carkner
Tie Domi vs. Pierre-Luc Leblond
Bob Probert v Gord Gallant
Bob Probert v John Furguson
Stan Jonathan v Dennis Bonvie
Link Gaetz v Steve Durbano
Brett Gallant v Stan Jonathan
Jon Mirasty v PJ Stock
Dave Brown v Dave Schultz
Tony Twist v Behn Wilson
Rick Rypien v Todd Gill
Terry O Rielly v Colton Orr
Bob Gassoff v Bob Probert
Tie Domi v Stan Jonathan
Would put the phrase "Pound for Pound" on a whole new level of awesome.
Rypien wouldn't want any of Probie, that would be similar to Probie v Al Stewart. Rypien was a tough as nails but in Probie he is messing w a next level guy. Rypien w a guy like Todd Gill would have been awesome