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11-20-2013, 04:34 PM
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Top Ten Best Fighters of All-Time?

In your opinion, who are the top ten best fighters of all-time? Here is my personal list:

1. Bob Probert

2. Dave Brown

3. Behn Wilson

4. Larry Playfair

5. Joey Kocur

6. Tony Twist

7. Bob Nystrom

8. Marty McSorley

9. Bob "Battleship" Kelly

10. Donald Brashear

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11-20-2013, 05:23 PM
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Gordie Howe
Clark gillies
Rick tocchet
Tie domi
Chris Simon
Brian curren
Dave Manson
Gino odjick
Kelly chase
Mike peluso
For some reason I remember Paul Laus being a very good fighter

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11-20-2013, 05:30 PM
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I want to put Chris Nilan on my list because in addition to taking on anyone, he also learned to play the game and became a very valuable member of his team.

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I'm a big fan of the old school guys, don't get me wrong, but fighters like Boogaard, MacIntyre, Orr and McGrattan should be on or around this list.

Not to mention old old school guys like Ferguson and Kurtenbach

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No particular order..

Tie Domi
Bob Probert
Dave Brown
Marty McSorley
Craig Cox
Wendel Clark
Joey Kocur
Tony Twist
Dan Kordic
Stu Grimson

HMs: Chris Simon , Jeff Schultz , Dave Semenko , Dave Manson , Tiger Williams

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11-20-2013, 07:12 PM
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In your opinion, who are the top ten best fighters of all-time? Here is my personal list:

1. Bob Probert

2. Dave Brown

3. Behn Wilson


4. Larry Playfair

5. Joey Kocur

6. Tony Twist

7. Bob Nystrom

8. Marty McSorley

9. Bob "Battleship" Kelly

10. Donald Brashear
me too this is my top 3 but i think brown was better that probert

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11-21-2013, 07:54 AM
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Bob Probert
Dave Brown
Dave "the Hammer" Schultz
Dave Semenko
Derek "the Boogeyman" Boogaard
Dave "Tiger" Williams
George Laraque
Marty McSorley
Donald Brashear
Terry O'Reilly


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11-21-2013, 11:35 AM
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10 players I've seen in my lifetime, in no particular order:

Derek Boogaard
Colton Orr
Milan Lucic
John Scott
Zdeno Chara
Pete Worrell
Chris Simon
Georges Laraque
Donald Brashear
Wade Belak

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11-21-2013, 12:01 PM
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If your in a street fight or bar fight Stan Johnathon and John Wesnick of the bruins are pound for pound 2 of the toughest guys to ever fight

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Gordie Howe
Clark gillies
Rick tocchet
Tie domi
Chris Simon
Brian curren
Dave Manson
Gino odjick
Kelly chase
Mike peluso
For some reason I remember Paul Laus being a very good fighter
About Dave Manson, early in his career he was a good fighter but I think it was after a toe-to-toe fight in January 1988 against Kings Enforcer Joe Paterson where Manson took a huge upper cut in the face at the end that he changed his style and stopped throwing bombs and turned into more of a technical fighter and even sought to end some fights as quickly as possible like Mick Vukota often did. Manson was at his most uncontrollable when someone broke "The Code" and surprised him with a cheapshot such as happened to him when he was punched in the face by Flames veteran tough guy Jim Peplinski in a post-game scrum in a 1988-1989 Conference Final game in Chicago.


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11-21-2013, 12:37 PM
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Joey Kocur
Bob Probert
Dave Brown
Larry Robinson
Willi Plett
Stan Jonathan
Terry O'Reilly
Georges Laraque
Jimmy Orlando
Marty McSorely

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10 players I've seen in my lifetime, in no particular order:

Derek Boogaard
Colton Orr
Milan Lucic
John Scott
Zdeno Chara
Pete Worrell
Chris Simon
Georges Laraque
Donald Brashear
Wade Belak
Chara? What? He's a terrible fighter who gets by on size alone. He has the balance of a newborn fawn.

Also, Colton Orr is not a technically good fighter, but he swings for the fences, and often connects. His chin-up style leaves him open though.

Not enough Joey Kocur on this list. The guy would throw HEAVY punches.

Another is Steve Macintyre. Guy is a beast.

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Bob Probert
Dave Brown
Derek Boogaard
Joey Kocur
Troy Crowder
Tony Twist
Stu Grimson
Brian McGrattan
Nick Fotiu
John Ferguson

HM's Behn Wilson, Tie Domi, Donald Brashear, Jim McKenzie, Marty McSorley

HM's to some middle and lightweights...
Wendel Clark, Rick Rypien, Stan Jonathan, Wayne Cashman, George McPhee

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If your in a street fight or bar fight Stan Johnathon and John Wesnick of the bruins are pound for pound 2 of the toughest guys to ever fight
Forgot about him , he'd beat Cox out of my top-10.

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11-21-2013, 01:38 PM
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Kordic and Nilan are overrated. Coxe is right in what he said about Kordic, his punches weren't that powerful. I think a lot of people want to rank him higher because he died young.

Jay Miller was better than Nilan.

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Can only go by my time as a fan and who i saw personally

Probert
Kocur
Laraque
Ray
Twist
Ewen
Clark
Tocchet
McKay
Vial

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Kordic and Nilan are overrated. Coxe is right in what he said about Kordic, his punches weren't that powerful. I think a lot of people want to rank him higher because he died young.

Jay Miller was better than Nilan.
Another revered fighter that died young was Bobby Gassoff.

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No particular order:

Probert
Gillies
Howe
Clark
Lindros
Twist
Jonathan
Domi
Brown
Laraque


I'm not sure how many people had Lindros on here, but did the guy honestly lose a fight in his career? Even once? Probert lost fights just because of the sheer volume of them and the fact that he faced numerous up and comers looking to stick with a team. Not to mention everyone's tough guy. Lindros fought less for sure, but I honestly can't remember him losing a fight. He was big, strong and threw punches with velocity and connected when he did it as well.

Truth is there are a lot of greats you are going to leave off this list. Clark is another guy where I can't recall seeing him ever lose. He never backed down either. He cleaned Neely's clock that one time.

I don't have Chara on here, however while he gets knocked for not being a great technical fighter, the sheer size and strength of him alone makes him a good fighter. The whole "but he's just big" theory doesn't make sense. Andre the Giant was just "big". Would you want a street fight against him?

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No particular order..

Tie Domi
Bob Probert
Dave Brown
Marty McSorley
Craig Cox
Wendel Clark
Joey Kocur
Tony Twist
Dan Kordic
Stu Grimson

HMs: Chris Simon , Jeff Schultz , Dave Semenko , Dave Manson , Tiger Williams
Do you mean DAVE Schulz, or the 6'5 tulip that the Caps bought out this summer??

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In your opinion, who are the top ten best fighters of all-time? Here is my personal list:

1. Bob Probert

2. Dave Brown

3. Behn Wilson

4. Larry Playfair

5. Joey Kocur

6. Tony Twist

7. Bob Nystrom

8. Marty McSorley

9. Bob "Battleship" Kelly

10. Donald Brashear
That top 5 looks right to me, not sure of Playfair that high but dont hate it either. Might want Gordie Howe in there somewhere too.

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me too this is my top 3 but i think brown was better that probert
One of the few

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To not put Tie Domi on the list with some of the others people listed means you're a hater.

The guy is like 5'8 and threw down against guys 5-6 inches taller than him routinely. He won many of them too.

Especially putting Huggy Bear in the top 10 - please.

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The main reason I wouldn't put Brown ahead of Probert is because Probert could throw with both hands, Brown mainly relied on his Left.

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Semin would be on my list for entertainment value. He's also undefeated.

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