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04-06-2013, 08:32 PM
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Byfuglien is strong as hell. How many guys can stiff arm guys and use the other hand to hold on to the puck? He does this regularly.

That being said Bogosian is well known to be by far the most fit on the Jets. The coach constantly refers to him as "the stallion", but I don't know how strong he is. Probably like Chara, absolutely elite endurance, but not top notch brute strength.

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Roman Polak would be up there, strongest Blue by a good amount.

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I don't believe size actually matters...come on.

I read that St-Louis could pull 600+ which is over 3x bw but I'd have to see it to believe it. In a vid he's only squatting ~245lbs for a few reps to parallel.

I don't believe the 600 lbs Gaborik full squat claim, maybe 400+.

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Douglas Murray is probably in there somewhere

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I wonder what Jagr could squat. His lower body is insanely strong.

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wouldn't surprise me if byfuglien was the strongest. he's definitely got some fat on him but he's 6'5" and like 270+ right now. beast of a man.

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To be honest, I think that a lot of weightlifting prowess and stuff are over-exaggerated when it comes to hockey players. Their sport isn't one where personal success is based on an expression of physical characteristics to the extent that a sport like football is. There's a lot more to the game that they have to train for, and also a lot more endurance required as well. Their squats probably won't be as good as a lot of football players. I'd even venture that their weightlifting/powerlifting stats aren't as good as a lot of the guys that you might see at the gym who only train to better their own results for specific lifts rather than to play a sport. Remember, they're good at what they do because they can skate and slap a puck around on the ice, not because they can repeatedly bob up and down with 400+ lbs on their back.

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Strongest player in the league is Chara. He also deserves an olympic gold for diving. Ragdolled by Eller? Good lord.

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Jagr's buttocks...

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This is gonna come out of left field. I live on LI but went to Notre Dame and bumped into Ian Cole often enough in the weight room there. Let me tell you something when I say this guy was yoked, I mean he could have put some of the football team's linemen to shame.

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To be honest, I think that a lot of weightlifting prowess and stuff are over-exaggerated when it comes to hockey players. Their sport isn't one where personal success is based on an expression of physical characteristics to the extent that a sport like football is. There's a lot more to the game that they have to train for, and also a lot more endurance required as well. Their squats probably won't be as good as a lot of football players. I'd even venture that their weightlifting/powerlifting stats aren't as good as a lot of the guys that you might see at the gym who only train to better their own results for specific lifts rather than to play a sport. Remember, they're good at what they do because they can skate and slap a puck around on the ice, not because they can repeatedly bob up and down with 400+ lbs on their back.
I believe Gretzky said that he could barely bench 135 lbs when he was playing.

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04-06-2013, 10:21 PM
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In terms of who can lift the most..it's probably one of the guys that isn't as cut but just has a lot of mass like big buff. I go to the gym often and it's usually the guys with a good amount of fat on them that can lift the most.

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I believe Gretzky said that he could barely bench 135 lbs when he was playing.
This must be an exaggeration, any non-trained 135 pound person can do it.

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I think that a lot of people here think that NHL players are not 'that' strong, just stronger than normal people. No.
NHL players are BEASTS. I did some trainings with Maxime Ouellet (former goalie first round pick), Desharnais, Bouillon, Pominville and Gagné. Ouellet is a running beast, not much of a powerful person (but heh, he's a goalie). Bouillon and Pominville impressed me the most, especially by their brute force, they are so DAMN powerful. Bouillon was the strongest in all the trainings though. He did something like twice and a half his weight in squats (that's about 500 pounds I think?). Insane.

Pound for pound in the league, I'd go with Bouillon or Murray.
Strongest, definetely Big Buff.

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This must be an exaggeration, any non-trained 135 pound person can do it.
It's known that he could only bench press 140 lbs, so I was off my 5 lbs. You can find it on multiple sites with a google search. Also, your average 135 lbs person that doesn't lift or do physical activities would struggle greatly to do a proper bench press of 135.

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Polak is a bull on skates. I forgot who it was but he fought someone on the Sharks that had four inches and thirty pounds on him and he ragdolled the **** out of him.
He fought Braun in the playoffs last year but they're about the same size. I think you're thinking of Sobotka versus Moore, that was kinda a mismatch.

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Lars Eller has incredible strength, he can take down a giant with one hand.

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For around 200 the only answer is Matt hunwick

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Buff.

Hey, it's body mass...
At least 80% of the players can probably squat more than Buff

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I wonder what Jagr could squat. His lower body is insanely strong.
He can't squat close to what he could 15 years ago

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It's known that he could only bench press 140 lbs, so I was off my 5 lbs. You can find it on multiple sites with a google search. Also, your average 135 lbs person that doesn't lift or do physical activities would struggle greatly to do a proper bench press of 135.
Gretzky wasn't 135 lbs...

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