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01-28-2012, 09:54 PM
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Ya we saw that with George here he had like 3 fights in the 2 years he played. (Granted we don't all put it on his bad back.)
13 fights in 2 years. That's more than our entire team so far this season

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01-28-2012, 10:22 PM
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I just wanted to know who was the best at it

I think my team could (read desperatly need.) add a Defensive Dman that is able to bring this ''Enforcer'' or ''Goon'' Presence to the ice.

What are your choices ?

Is it Chara ? Is it Scott? Is it engelland ? Is it Stoner ? Is it Carkner? Is it Mcquaid ?
McQuaid?

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01-28-2012, 10:25 PM
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Honestly, Chara isn't that great of a fighter. He is a grabber. Without his height and strength, he's a very average fighter. There's no question that the best d fighter is Carkner followed by Engalland.

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01-28-2012, 10:36 PM
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Honestly, Chara isn't that great of a fighter. He is a grabber. Without his height and strength, he's a very average fighter. There's no question that the best d fighter is Carkner followed by Engalland.
if you are talking all time best Defenseman fighter then it may be Larry Robinson never lost a fight.

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01-28-2012, 10:40 PM
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if you are talking all time best Defenseman fighter then it may be Larry Robinson never lost a fight.
All time yes Robinson. But current equals Carkner.

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01-28-2012, 11:10 PM
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McQuaid. He's one tough 'ombre.

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01-28-2012, 11:41 PM
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if you are talking all time best Defenseman fighter then it may be Larry Robinson never lost a fight.
Sorry to disgress, but best fighting D = Behn Wilson. The guy is All-time 1B for Christsakes!

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01-29-2012, 03:15 AM
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To think at one point the Wild had Boogaard, Scott, and Fedoruk all at once. Man that was fun to watch.

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01-29-2012, 04:29 AM
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second page and not one mention of bieksa yet? he's not the best but he's always good for an entertaining scrap.

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01-29-2012, 05:26 AM
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Honestly, Chara isn't that great of a fighter. He is a grabber. Without his height and strength, he's a very average fighter. There's no question that the best d fighter is Carkner followed by Engalland.
Can't we stop that "without his height" nonsense ? I often hear that "without his size Chara wouldn't be so tough", or "without his size Chara wouldn't be good defenseman". OK, maybe, but Chara IS his size, IS tough as hell and IS great defenseman. If Shaquille O'Neal was my size, he woudn't be in NBA, let alone to be one of the best NBA players of all time.

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01-29-2012, 05:57 AM
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McQuaid?


You must be a little new to this whole fighting thing

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01-29-2012, 08:54 AM
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You must be a little new to this whole fighting thing
hey, IT'S RAFFI TORRES !!!

Show me a fight against a legit heavyweight if you want to compare him to Carkner and others.

Except Chara, Carkner is the best without a doubt. After it's Erskine, Scott and Engellend

This thread don't need McQuaid, Stoner or Bieksa...

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01-29-2012, 09:50 AM
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Not an enforcer, but Souray rarely loses a fight, if ever.

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01-29-2012, 11:22 AM
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While he's probably not the "best fighter", Stoner for the Wild is great at bringing toughness on the blueline.

He's decent hockey player and he's got good size. The best part is that he's not really viewed as "an enforcer", which means the non-goons on the opposing teams will actually mix it up with him. When they do, Stoner will generally pound whoever it is, which goes a long way in the game.

Once guys get the label of "an enforcer", normal players stop challenging them. They only get challenges from other enforcers. IMO, its the tough guys below the top tier of fighters that are the most effective.

Plus, Stoner doesn't let guys go after the Wild's goalies.

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01-29-2012, 12:04 PM
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I'd take Carkner, Engelland, or Erksine.

I'm still a little hesitant on Scott, but from games I've seen this season, his play has improved and I think (and hope) that he can be a #6 d-man in this league and turn into a Hal Gill type of guy (play wise, not fighting wise ) with that long reach of his.

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01-29-2012, 12:14 PM
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To think at one point the Wild had Boogaard, Scott, and Fedoruk all at once. Man that was fun to watch.
John Scott spent the entire season in the AHL in Fedoruk's 3/4 season with the Wild...

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You must be a little new to this whole fighting thing
Judging by the video you provided, (Raffii Torres, really?) and your belief that literally no one would fight McQuaid (again, really?) I wouldn't really be talking.

Stoner?? SMH people come on, he's not "probably not the best fighter" he's a wide margin away from it, with losses to Kostopoulus, Tootoo and Peckham. His cards aren't even impressive.

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01-29-2012, 01:22 PM
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Clayton Stoner of the Wild can be quite a tough customer. Just ask David Backes.
You mean this Clayton Stoner


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01-29-2012, 01:29 PM
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I always thought Gleason was pretty good. I know he is no heavyweight but he can throw a few punches.

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hey, IT'S RAFFI TORRES !!!

Show me a fight against a legit heavyweight if you want to compare him to Carkner and others.

Except Chara, Carkner is the best without a doubt. After it's Erskine, Scott and Engellend

This thread don't need McQuaid, Stoner or Bieksa...
point is he is nothing to laugh at. certainly one of the top 10 defensemen fighters in the league.

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Carkner, Engelland, and Erskine are probably the top three.

John Scott is obviously at the top, but the other three I'd actually trust to more than about 10 minutes of ice time per game, thus they're likely on more often to play the "enforcer" role.

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I don't really count John Scott because he is more of a true goon than a defenseman.

1a/1b: Chara/Carkner

Others include McQuaid, Engelland, Bieksa, Souray, Gleason, Erskine

Jovanovski would be good if he ever connected with one of those haymakers that he throws.

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I haven't seen Matt Walker's name mentioned yet in this thread (probably because he's been injured a majority of the last few seasons). He was quite a tough customer back during his days with the Blues.

Not much of a defenseman though.

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Wait Dman means defenceman?

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I think Shea Weber would kill all of them if he was mad...

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I think Shea Weber would kill all of them if he was mad...
You don't know about "all of them" then.

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