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Which fighter in his day would you take: Laraque, Brashear, or Worrell?

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05-24-2012, 08:37 PM
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Laraque.

Worrell had off-ice problems and really, really couldn't play.

Brashear didn't really have an understanding of -when- to drop the gloves and when not to (he'd instigate a fight in a tie game to sort out some absolutely petty slight. Or watch a teammate get lit up and ignore it depending on the day) and had a tendency to consider himself a skill player from time to time, which caused turnovers. Not really a team player.

Laraque's a bit full of himself, but he's a genuinely likeable guy. Another guy who didn't consider himself an enforcer (like Brashear), but unlike Brashear, he was an effective minute killer/cycler who never tried to make plays he wasn't good enough to make.

Giving Laraque a shift never ever hurt your team. The same cannot be said of the other two.

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ever so slightest edge to brashear for me
Laraque rag dolled brashear all over the place and fed him dinner in that fight.

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Georges. Brashear was plenty tough too. Worrell could barely skate. He may have taken up the sport later in life than any other player who made it to the NHL.

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Laraque, in his prime with the oilers he was unbeatable. Only fight he lost with the oil was in his rookie season i believe vs Tony Twist

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If we're talking careers, Brashear was the best enforcer of these three and it's not even remotely close. He's a top 10 enforcer of all time as far as I'm concerned.

Brashear and Laraque were overall pretty even in their bouts with each other. Both usually got the better of Worrell.

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05-24-2012, 11:01 PM
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BGL was far and away the toughest enforcer in NHL history - in his prime when he actually fought. 6'3 260 with huge legs. When he initially signed with the Oil he was so big he had to be weighed in on the CFL Eskimos scale. he was a physical specimen and that was the main reason Edm drafted him so high. I know him personally and he told me a story in his first year after he broke Rob Ray's face in that famous beat down...no one wanted to fight him for years. no one.

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Laraque. Sure Brashear was the better "player," but we all know why these two guys had long careers, and it wasn't their skill on the PK...Laraque was an absolute tank in his day. He may have taken a turn towards wrestling later in his career, but when he threw, he was scary in a way that ol' Huggy-Bear never could match.

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Laraque, no question

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This thread is racist.

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Pound for pound best fighter that I've ever seen was Wendel Clark along with a deadly wrister.

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Laraque. His Oilers days were awesome.

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When Brashear was with Van he refused to fight Big George numerous times. He said something along the lines of not havin to prove himself. I think Brashear was the better player but George was the better fighter
When I hear fighters say this, it reeks of the player being scared of getting their butts kicked and losing their "rep".

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Laraque and Brashear have fought close to (if not more than) half a dozen times, and they each have two wins apiece against each other, at least from what I've seen. Furthermore, several of these fights happened when Brashear was closer to the end of his NHL career while you could argue Laraque was in his "prime".

Brashear's style might not be entertaining, but he was effective and did just fine overall in his series of bouts against Laraque.

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Laraque ainec

He's a very competent 4th liner too.

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Hard to choose between BGL and Brashear.

BGL was a beast but he was not mean. Brashear was maybe a little bit less good than Laraque at fighting but he was nasty and would cheapshot people.

I think I would take Brashear to protect my team.

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