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10-24-2012, 03:51 PM
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Is Georges Laraque the greatest fighter of all time



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10-24-2012, 04:03 PM
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Than who is Ive never seen him lose

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It's hard to have him go toe-to-toe with people who are dead, or 85...

He's a great fighter until he reached Montreal in the 2nd year where he decided to become a pacifist-less.

He's definitely tops, but it's hard to say who's the best in this category imo.

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10-24-2012, 04:49 PM
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Not close. He was a heavyweight, no doubt, but he conveniently just wrestled down his opponents when a fight started to go against him.

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Not close. He was a heavyweight, no doubt, but he conveniently just wrestled down his opponents when a fight started to go against him.
I can see what your saying ive defiantly seen him do that a few times

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I can see what your saying ive defiantly seen him do that a few times
Yeah, I mean he was a pretty damn strong guy. He was a feared and respected enforcer, but he was a cheap fighter.

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10-24-2012, 05:23 PM
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Yeah, I mean he was a pretty damn strong guy. He was a feared and respected enforcer, but he was a cheap fighter.
That was near the end of it. When he first started in Edmonton he'd wail away on people. Then he became a bit of a pansy and was nice and didn't want to hurt anyone.

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Than who is Ive never seen him lose
Bob Probert

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Bob Probert
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10-24-2012, 07:43 PM
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He didn't even fight much and actually didn't like it. I remember Hab fans ridiculing me when I told them they weren't getting what they thought when they signed him. they all figured "the whole team would grow 6 inches" just due to his presence. Eventually, they found out.

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I'd have to say: god no.

Probert, Nilan (his nickname is Knuckles, for god's sake), Grimson, Peluso, etc are just some examples of fighters from a relatively brief period of "all time" that I would rank above Laraque. It's easy enough to add to the list by expanding the included years to just 10 years in both directions, imo, let alone continue beyond that (at some point we get to include Scott, Boogaard, etc). Heck, I might even consider Lindros to be a better fighter, lol.


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Post a vid
You're joking right? You've never seen footage of a Probert fight?

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I would say Probert for sure. He would wail on people and fight anyone. Wasn't a cheap fighter.

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You're joking right? You've never seen footage of a Probert fight?
Post a vid I gotta see this guy

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Here it is

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Bob+Propert+video+highlights

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Post a vid I gotta see this guy

Have you ever heard of Youtube? hockeyfights.com??

George Laraque isn't even in the top 25.

After Probert, go see a Joey Kocur fight, Tie Domi, Stan Jonathan, Dave The Hammer Schultz.

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No, he's not in my top 5.

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No.

Bob Probert, Dave Brown, Chris Nilan, Joey Kocur, etc I could go on.

Post a video of Probert? Are you that lazy? Go type his name into YouTube.

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Georges Laraque might be the best in the sense that, if there was a tournament with all the best fighters, he'd have a shot at winning it. He definitely wasn't the greatest though.

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Bob Gassoff.

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In the sense that I think Georges could ragdoll guys like Probert and Kocur ... the argument could be made.

The problem with Georges was that he wouldn't engage with someone that wasn't very willing to go and as such he was never a very effective enforcer.

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In the sense that I think Georges could ragdoll guys like Probert and Kocur ... the argument could be made.

The problem with Georges was that he wouldn't engage with someone that wasn't very willing to go and as such he was never a very effective enforcer.
Doubt it, Probert and Kocur played in the era of hockey that was hardest on enforcers. Every team had them and there wasnt as many rules policing it so you always had to step up. Kocur would put a couple on Laraques chin and Laraque would be in la la land. Its hard to compare eras, Gordie Howe obviously wouldnt be able to take Laraque but hockey was different then and Gordie dominated fights in a similar way.

However, guys like Probert, Kocur, Dave Brown can be easily compared to him and have much more impressive resumes in my opinion. They also didnt have the pansy attitude Laraque had. Those guys were crazy and loved to fight. An old washed up Chicago Probert hung in there with Laraque in his Edmonton days when Larague was absolutely killing everyone

The few times Probie lost or even had a close figt he would come back and absolutely wallop the guy



Then you had Kocur doing this to people


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Doubt it, Probert and Kocur played in the era of hockey that was hardest on enforcers. Every team had them and there wasnt as many rules policing it so you always had to step up. Kocur would put a couple on Laraques chin and Laraque would be in la la land. Its hard to compare eras, Gordie Howe obviously wouldnt be able to take Laraque but hockey was different then and Gordie dominated fights in a similar way.

However, guys like Probert, Kocur, Dave Brown can be easily compared to him and have much more impressive resumes in my opinion. They also didnt have the pansy attitude Laraque had. Those guys were crazy and loved to fight. An old washed up Chicago Probert hung in there with Laraque in his Edmonton days when Larague was absolutely killing everyone

The few times Probie lost or even had a close figt he would come back and absolutely wallop the guy



Then you had Kocur doing this to people

Was kordic or kocur the one who did steroids? or was it neither of them? i always forget.

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