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11-25-2013, 11:09 PM
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Laraque is Lennox Lewis. Perhaps the best ever, but just not very exciting.

Winner by decision time and time again, in a boring scrap.
He didn't lose many, but he didn't put anyone away either.
Good fighter, terrible enforcer. He wouldn't fight without receiving a written RSVP to his engraved personalized invitation. He didn't scare anyone who wasn't 6'5 250lbs. Everyone smaller then that knew he wouldn't lay a finger on them.

Probert was far and away the best enforcer ever. He was a top 5 fighter, but he was also a lose cannon who could lose it at any moment. People lost sleep the day before games versus Detroit!
Throw in soft hands for a big guy around the net and he became legendary.

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11-25-2013, 11:34 PM
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The lack of John Ferguson Sr in this thread makes me feel old.

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11-25-2013, 11:41 PM
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me too this is my top 3 but i think brown was better that probert
I love Brown, and it pains me to admit this, but I think Probert gets the edge.


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11-28-2013, 01:10 PM
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The poster who mentioned Stan Johnathon is right on ! Tough lil s o b for sure. The Islanders had a tough little dude around the same era as well, name escapes me at the moment.

A few others that come to mind are..... Nick Fotiu and Mel Bridgeman

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11-28-2013, 09:30 PM
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The poster who mentioned Stan Johnathon is right on ! Tough lil s o b for sure. The Islanders had a tough little dude around the same era as well, name escapes me at the moment.

A few others that come to mind are..... Nick Fotiu and Mel Bridgeman
I think you're thinking of Garry Howatt, I think he's gotten a couple of mentions as a tough small guy. IIRC, he was mean little cuss who used to go with everyone because he had a special hairpulling trick. He was still mean, but less effective after his "trick" was outlawed. Think Rob Ray only smaller. Howatt ended up on the losing end of an epic battle when he started suckering one of the all-time best middleweights, Wayne Cashman.

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11-29-2013, 02:42 PM
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Howatt ! Good call Oggie !!

Honorable mention to Danny Gare of the same era for lil guys.

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11-30-2013, 01:42 AM
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The lack of John Ferguson Sr in this thread makes me feel old.
Ferguson was the most feared man and scariest guy for a good 20 years, for sure. His fighting history are epic and legendary.

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11-30-2013, 12:40 PM
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I think you're thinking of Garry Howatt, I think he's gotten a couple of mentions as a tough small guy. IIRC, he was mean little cuss who used to go with everyone because he had a special hairpulling trick. He was still mean, but less effective after his "trick" was outlawed. Think Rob Ray only smaller. Howatt ended up on the losing end of an epic battle when he started suckering one of the all-time best middleweights, Wayne Cashman.
You mean this fight? For some reason it cuts off before Cashman really lays the blows to him. Cashman ends up walloping Howatt at the end. Its a funny thing, in that brawl Bob Lorimer gets smoked by Stan Jonathan. Howatt sees Lorimer all bloodied and goes beserk, but he doesn't go after Jonathan and instead sucker punches Cashman. Which wasn't a good idea either.


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11-30-2013, 11:33 PM
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1. Bob Probert
2. Tony Twist
3. Dave Brown
4. Tie Domi
5. Behn Wilson
6. Derek Boogaard
7. John Ferguson
8. Donald Brashear
9. Joey Kocur
10. Chris Nilan

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Gordie Howe should be there. Didn't fight too much because nobody really wanted to take him on.

One other guy that was really tough. Stan Jonathon with the Bruins, I'm sure you could hit him on the head with a shovel and he wouldn't blink.

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You mean this fight? For some reason it cuts off before Cashman really lays the blows to him. Cashman ends up walloping Howatt at the end. Its a funny thing, in that brawl Bob Lorimer gets smoked by Stan Jonathan. Howatt sees Lorimer all bloodied and goes beserk, but he doesn't go after Jonathan and instead sucker punches Cashman. Which wasn't a good idea either.
Here's the full meal deal. Howatt/Cashman starts around 4:28


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12-11-2013, 11:11 AM
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Clark Gillies
Barry Beck
Bob Probert
Joey Kocur
Nick Fotiu
Mario Roberge
Larry Playfair
Jay Miller
Dave Richter

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12-11-2013, 02:20 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
Most people can not fill this in as they will only say who they saw or heard of.. But here are three guys i seen and they never lost a fight.

Orland Kurtenbach

John Ferguson

Larry Robinson.

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12-11-2013, 03:28 PM
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Semin would be on my list for entertainment value. He's also undefeated.
"Pound for pound" one of the best ever...

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12-11-2013, 04:00 PM
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Laraque is Lennox Lewis. Perhaps the best ever, but just not very exciting.

Winner by decision time and time again, in a boring scrap.
He didn't lose many, but he didn't put anyone away either.
Good fighter, terrible enforcer. He wouldn't fight without receiving a written RSVP to his engraved personalized invitation. He didn't scare anyone who wasn't 6'5 250lbs. Everyone smaller then that knew he wouldn't lay a finger on them.

Probert was far and away the best enforcer ever. He was a top 5 fighter, but he was also a lose cannon who could lose it at any moment. People lost sleep the day before games versus Detroit!
Throw in soft hands for a big guy around the net and he became legendary.
I stopped right here...

He isn't even in the top-50

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12-11-2013, 04:01 PM
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1. Bob Probert
2. Tony Twist
3. Dave Brown
4. Tie Domi
5. Behn Wilson
6. Derek Boogaard
7. John Ferguson
8. Donald Brashear
9. Joey Kocur
10. Chris Nilan
I wouldn't have Brashear on there but a good list ..

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12-11-2013, 05:17 PM
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1. Bob Probert
2. Tony Twist
3. Dave Brown
4. Tie Domi
5. Behn Wilson
6. Derek Boogaard
7. John Ferguson
8. Donald Brashear
9. Joey Kocur
10. Chris Nilan
There is no way Domi is 4th ahead of guys like Kocur, Wilson, or Ferguson. He did great for his size but he was not nearly as dominant as others. Hes not as tough as Howe was either, Domi was never the champ of his league, hell when he was playing I dont think he should probably be top 4 not to mention on an all time list


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Most people can not fill this in as they will only say who they saw or heard of.. But here are three guys i seen and they never lost a fight.

Orland Kurtenbach

John Ferguson

Larry Robinson.
I was always under the impression that shillsbury beat up Robinson but I just watched the youtube of it and damn! Could Big Bird ever toss em. That was a good scrap.

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12-11-2013, 05:59 PM
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Sean Cronin "The Barbarian" tuned Crowder a couple times back in the day.
Jimmy Kyte & Tim Hunter had some great ones. Rocky Thompson was another very entertaining fighter.

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Ken Dryden dissed his teammate Robinson's fighting skills in "The Game". Basically said he had two really good fights (one vs. Dave Schultz...can't remember the other) and suddenly he had a feared reputation.

Claims Robinson got handled by a couple of mediocre fighters and Dryden was surprised that more people didn't challenge him.

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Couldn't do just a top 10, so did a top 12 instead -
























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me too this is my top 3 but i think brown was better that probert
Probie beat him good though. Tough to justify him ahead of Probert factoring that

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Roses are red
violets are blue
if you got any sens
you keep Probert away from you.



and he was an all-star

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1. Wilson
2. Probert
3. Brown
4. Kocur
5. Brashear
6. Gillies
7. Playfair
8. Nystrom
9. Domi
10. McSorley

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The lack of John Ferguson Sr in this thread makes me feel old.
The lack of video evidence is why someone like him or Bob Gassoff don't make many people's lists.

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