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07-17-2013, 08:09 PM
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Who is/was the biggest/heaviest hitter in NHL history?

I am going out on a limb here and say that it was Scott Stevens. I witnessed him first hand and in person take down 2 of our forwards in back to back games one year. It was horrifying. God I wish he would have been a Cane!

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you win the poll. thanks *thumbs up* lol

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Pronger, Neely, Clark, Stevens all have to be up there. I'd probably go with Pronger just because he was so damn huge and like Stevens not afraid to get an elbow in there.

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I hate Stevens, but you can't argue with results. And he had lots.

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Obviously I'm biased as a Canes fan, but it's hard not to say Scott Stevens. Shane Willis was a stud in his rookie season, which ended when Scott Stevens happened to him. He was never the same after that.

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That Gordie Howe guy hit pretty hard I'm told.

I don't know if you are going to find many people that don't think Stevens is the answer. There were probably "heavier" hitters but they didn't last nearly as long as Stevens.

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True. Obviously there have been lots of crash and bang types over the years, but it tends to catch up with them over time. Stevens held up better than most - he didn't miss a whole lot of games until '03-'04, when he was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome (oh, the irony). That was his 22nd in the NHL and he retired as soon as he found out the lockout was happening.

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**** Scott Stevens.

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going way back, reportedly Harvey Pulford is a serious candidate.

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going way back, reportedly Harvey Pulford is a serious candidate.
Pulford was basically the first guy to figure out that you could influence the outcome of a game by focusing on just running around and demolishing people.

It's kind of funny to imagine those skinny little 1890s amateur players getting steamrolled by a guy who was 5'11", 200lb of muscle.

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Rob Blake was pretty good at hitting. I think Stevens was a little better though.

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Other then Stevens.

HM to Kronwall

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Nobody who would ever be signed by Rutherford.

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