Just a question. If you could have any Flyers enforcer (past or present) on your squad, who would it be? I'd have to go with Dave Brown. Hands down toughest fighter in the league at the time. Nobody would mess with anybody on the team with Dave in the lineup.
I think we could use a bruiser on defense like douglas murray. i'd take him. As far as all time, you gotta go with probert. he was the greatest, most intimidating psycho to ever play in the game. He had the "farm boy" strength they talk about that a lot of fighters had from the early 90's which was in my mind the greatest era in the NHL.
I will always love the Hammer and Dave Brown was very good and the Big E was a tuff SOB and Paul Holmgren was always there for his teammates. But Behn Wilson was a killer. Not only did he have talent, he had a mean streak a mile long. His rookie year he went around the league and fought everyone. When he fought, he wanted to hurt the player he was fighting. To this day I still feel sorry for Chicago's Keith Magnuson(sp). In the minors was my pal Frank the Animal!
We have 3 of the top 5 fight % winners ever: 4th all time: Dave Brown, 2nd all time: Behn Wilson, 1st ?
I'd take the guy with the best fight win % in Flyers history.
The guy who also has the highest fight win % in NHL history in guys with over 50 fights...
Eric Lindros... Crazy eh? Supose being a mean SOB, 6'5 and 240 helps!
Think his fightcard stood at 52 fights.
39-1-12 or something like that!
(Obviously not an enforcer... but for those points as well as being a great fighter, just have him and roll without one! Ok, maybe another guy for when someone cheapshots him!)
He lost maybe 1 fight his whole career (Marty McSorley!) Fought some big, tough guys as well, Beukeboom, Chris Simon, Joe Reekie, Quintal, Ulanov, Sweeney, Kyle McLaren, Mike Wilson, Hulse, Hatcher,Todd Simpson, Doig, Thornton, O'Donnell, Chynoweth.