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Tough Guys of the 80's Duke it out Here

View Poll Results: Who's the Baddest
Dave Semenko 6 11.76%
Behn Wilson 0 0%
Chris Nilan 5 9.80%
Dave Williams 0 0%
Dave Brown 9 17.65%
Bob Probert 31 60.78%
Marty McSorley 0 0%
Basil McRae 0 0%
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12-05-2004, 06:32 PM
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Iwould vote for Bob Probert. Best ever in my opinion.

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I went with Semenko. Maybe he was just more of a deterrent than anything. But no one went after Gretzky unless they had a death wish. Just wondering if there was ever a fight between him and Probert though? That's have been a beauty.
They had two that I know of both when Sammy was in Toronto Sammy won the first although he kind of jumped Probie and Probie cleanly won the second to me. I wish they would have had the opportunity to fight when they were both in their primes.

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Where is Todd Ewen? Wasnt he the one that left Probert on his back outcold and left Neely in a bloody heap?

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Nilan for the first half of the 80's, Probert for the second half of the 80's.

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Where is Todd Ewen? Wasnt he the one that left Probert on his back outcold and left Neely in a bloody heap?
Ewen Did drop Probie and was a very good fighter but Probie avenged that loss more than once over the reat of their careers. Not saying that he dominated Ewen because he didnt. Also something for people to remember about Probie he fought and fought often against pretty much anyone that challenged him, more fights against other top fighters will mean more losses. I dont know how to post fight card but if someone could post Probie's it would be like a who's who of tough guys during his era and he had plenty of big wins also.

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12-15-2004, 03:38 PM
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Here's a link to Probert's Fight Card (can't vouch the site or it's accuracy, although it would appear to cover his entire career).

Probert Fight Card

Not a lot of lightweights on Probie's list. His willingness to take on the true heavyweights of each year is a testament to his fearlessness.

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12-16-2004, 03:15 PM
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Here's a link to Probert's Fight Card (can't vouch the site or it's accuracy, although it would appear to cover his entire career).

Probert Fight Card

Not a lot of lightweights on Probie's list. His willingness to take on the true heavyweights of each year is a testament to his fearlessness.
I couldnt get on that link but I have seen his fight card and its as impressive as it gets he didnt duck anyone.

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12-16-2004, 05:49 PM
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Gotta go with.....

our guy, Behn Wilson.....NO known losses during his career, didn't fight as much as some because no one wanted him. Always felt Probie "used" the lose the jersey to his advantage. Even Dave Brown commented when he was left off ESPN's Top Ten Alltime tough guys list, "How can I complain, they left off Behn Wilson too". Yeah, he had to be coaxed to fight, but when he did, look out. Never saw him hurt in a fight, got meaner as the fight went on.

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I'd go with Dave Brown, followed by Probert and McSorley... I'd also be remissed if I didn't include my all-time favorite Brian Curran..... Jay Miller would also be a good honorable mention and should be on the list instead of punching bag McRae

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How does Behn Wilson not get a single vote?
He was a way better fighter then Semenko or Nilan.

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I'll throw in honorable mentions for Jay Miller and the much-beloved LB.

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