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11-10-2009, 05:41 PM
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Best fighter in Flyers history?

There's a thread on the main board asking who was the best fighter in NHL history. Reading through it made me realize I'm not as in tune with opinions of fighters of the past as I thought I was. For instance, I didn't realize Joey Kocur was so highly regarded by so many...didn't realize Dave Brown would be near the very top of so many lists...and didn't realize that Schultz wouldn't even be on some people's lists.

Before reading that thread, I'd have guessed most Flyers fans would select Schultz as the best Flyers fighter of all-time. But am I right in now assuming that most think Brown was a better fighter? And who are some other guys that would make your list?

My earliest memories of watching the Flyers is the late '80's, so I don't have too much of an opinion about the fighters before then. But for me, as a young'un, I know I got a big kick out of guys like Cronin, Crowe, Antoski, Kordic, and of course Claude Boivin. I'm sure there are some other goons from the late '80's/early'90's that I'm forgetting, so this thread should help jog the memories.

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11-10-2009, 05:56 PM
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Dave Brown and Behn Wilson.

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11-10-2009, 06:30 PM
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That's a tough one. I watched Shultz play back in the day but was very young, I know him for his legendary status than how he really was. Behn Wilson, while being tough as nails, was just flat out crazy. If I could put any of them on the team today it would be Brown I think. Tough enough to stand toe to toe with anyone but played it smart. Always stood up for his team mates and dropped the gloves at the right times. Fighting was different back then, not the sideshow it is most of the time today, it was meant to send a message to the other players and Brown played the role perfectly.

Add Homer to that list as well, he was a mean ******* in his day. Beat the crap out of Schulz his first game back as a King.

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11-10-2009, 06:34 PM
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11-10-2009, 06:54 PM
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Schultz drew more blood than any of the others. Poor Keith Magnuson.
I really can't say who was the best, though. Schultz had the biggest rep around the league of any I can think of.

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1st Big Behn. His rookie year was amazing as he went through the league.
2nd # 88 at least for the beginning of his career. Only if he had # 16's heart
3rd Brown
4th Homer
5th # 8

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11-10-2009, 07:03 PM
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I saw the last ~5 years of Brown's career, and he pretty much never fought, even though that was clearly the only reason he was there. It was obvious that most of the fighters in the league were avoiding him. ****ing frustrating.

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Dave Shultz
Craig Berube
Bob Kelly
Sandy McCarthy
Donald Brashear

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11-10-2009, 07:13 PM
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Behn Wilson.....with apologies to Dave Brown, Dave Schultz, Berube, Homer, Bridgman etc., who were better enforcers
Big Behn only fought when he felt like it but when he did.....

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Glen Cochrane is another who deserves mention. Mark Howe often mentioned Cochrane, his defense partner, as one of his most important team mates ever.


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Glen Cochrane is another who deserves mention. Mark Howe often mentioned Cochrane, his defense partner, as one of his most important team mates ever.

gklen wa svery underrated, i mentioned him in the main thread. while not th ebest i loved that carkner was always willing to go. ryan mcgill i liked as well. Kordic to me could throw and take a shot. to bad he blew otu his knee his rookie years as i belive he would have had a nice long career as as a flyer dman. the age of having a dman who can fith are all but over really. back them most teams had them

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Although he was before my time, I am a HUGE fan of Dave Brown.

From my time, I always liked watching Sandy McCarthey, his battles with Domi are amoung the best ever, especially his chicken dance routine. Donald Brashear was also great, but I absolutly love watching Aaron Asham. The one he had the other night explains why. Went down TWICe and managed to recover. Asham is a warrior.

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11-10-2009, 07:42 PM
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gklen wa svery underrated, i mentioned him in the main thread. while not th ebest i loved that carkner was always willing to go. ryan mcgill i liked as well. Kordic to me could throw and take a shot. to bad he blew otu his knee his rookie years as i belive he would have had a nice long career as as a flyer dman. the age of having a dman who can fith are all but over really. back them most teams had them
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gklen wa svery underrated, i mentioned him in the main thread. while not th ebest i loved that carkner was always willing to go. ryan mcgill i liked as well. Kordic to me could throw and take a shot. to bad he blew otu his knee his rookie years as i belive he would have had a nice long career as as a flyer dman. the age of having a dman who can fith are all but over really. back them most teams had them
McGill had a tough end to his career -- puck-to-the-eye injury a few days after being traded to Edmonton. He has a good resume coaching since then.

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11-10-2009, 08:40 PM
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McGill had a tough end to his career -- puck-to-the-eye injury a few days after being traded to Edmonton. He has a good resume coaching since then.
rangers though very highly of him then i think something happened btu cant remember. hasnt been given a chance at all. not even as an assistent

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For current, modern day Flyers, it has to be Asham right now. His unique form, EVERY TIME, with the left hand extended and the focused look. He never goes loony, always keeps his composure and rarely ever gets embarrassed.

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I loved Jeff Chicryn (sp) and mellanby in the day

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IMHO the reason that Brown is so highly regarded is because he was a fighter at the time that most of us would say was the peak of fighting in the NHL. Many games were marked by who would fight who, not which fruity superstar would score a fancy pants goal. There were fighter rivalries, and pre fight rituals. Guys that took their equipment off etc. Domi, Probert, Rob Ray and the like had huge followings. Not like now where the game has been watered down. It was a relatively long period too. I'd say 82ish to 96 or so. Yeah fighting overall may not be down much from those days, but intensity and meaning of it has changed a lot. If someone body checked Gretzky, Semenko would beat the snot out them. Now JVR gets run over and Carter politly asks the individual to please go fornicate with themselves, and if they persist that will tell the teacher.

On the Flyers front I'd have to say Brown, but I liked the Kordic, Lacroix, Mhyres (and or Daniels) line as a group. The guy I actually liked the very best never really made it to the NHL and that was Franky the Animal Bialowis. The dude was crazy.

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Dave Brown...

I also loved The Chief(Craig Berube) when he played

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Schultz, hands down.

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I go Brown. Dude was just mean. It was like Darth Vader just stepped out onto the ice.

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Dave Brown and Behn Wilson.
Yeah.

Brown caught guys by surprise with his leftiness.

Lindros was one tough character too.

And, though he was not a fighter, Bob Dailey was a wrecking machine when roused.


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300px-Heat_Miser.jpg No questions baby, its big Behn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I loved Jeff Chicryn (sp) and mellanby in the day
troy crowder lieks chycrun as well. ruined his career

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