Suppose there was a powerlifting competition (Squat, Benchpress, Deadlift). Who would win that contest (most weight lifted)? Would it be the heaviest players? Big Buff, Chara etc? Chara would look kind of awkward squatting and deadlifting with his height though, don't think it's optimal.
Also, by weightclass, do ya think crosby would win the ~200lbs class in the squat, must be some power in those legs.
Who else do you think is really strong?
Anyone have proof, maybe pics of nhl players powerlifting, or quotes where they list their personal best?
I don't know off hand what each player can individually lift weight wise, but going by sheer physical strength in terms of their play, Doug Murray is a monster. I watched him push Ryan Clowe straight up from a stand still position last night and Clowe slide 10 feet down the ice, lol. And that hit on Boyle..damn. (I know, Boyle is soft as butter)
Most likely an enforcer. Those guys can't afford to not be physical monsters, with all the dedication and occasionally risky behavior that goes along with it. If they aren't huge and strong as oxes, they're essentially out of a job. and most aren't educated/prepared for another job, so they're even more motivated to do whatever it takes.