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11-23-2009, 11:38 PM
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Big players: terrible fighters

Who are some big guys that were as soft as butter when they dropped the gloves but shouldn't have been because they were so big?

Hal Gill - When you're 6'7" 250lbs. you should be an intimidating force. But I have never seen him win a fight in his life. Can't fight his way out of a wet paper bag. He was embarassed once by Chara, and I mean "tail between the legs" embarrassed. That's okay because you're losing to a great fighter, but Gill has lost to players 6-7 inches shorter than him and 50lbs. lighter.

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11-23-2009, 11:41 PM
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11-24-2009, 03:10 AM
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Steve McKenna. 6'7 and 250-260lbs. Simply horrible as a fighter.

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11-24-2009, 03:49 AM
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Stortini is a big guy who can't fight worth a crap. His idea of a throw-down is to take a few jabs, then wrestle his opponent to the ice.

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11-24-2009, 06:56 AM
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Stortini is a big guy who can't fight worth a crap. His idea of a throw-down is to take a few jabs, then wrestle his opponent to the ice.
Definitely not a fan of his, but you have to remember that he is still quite young for a heavyweight fighter and looks to be improving all the time. His fights aren't that much hug-fests anymore as they used to.

Oh, and Hal Gill is just embarassing.

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11-24-2009, 09:05 AM
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Steve McKenna. 6'7 and 250-260lbs. Simply horrible as a fighter.
I came here to post that.

He could not stay on his feet. He had a reputation for bailing (falling down) whenever he go in trouble. As horrible a fighter as he was, I never saw him take a beating b/c he always went down.

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11-24-2009, 09:13 AM
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How is Artyukhin a bad fighter if his only NHL loss was against Chara the giraffe (narrow win for him)?

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11-24-2009, 10:39 AM
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Mike Rathje I think. I've never seen him try to even fight. But at 6'-5" 245 he should have been a monster.

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Mitch Fritz
Fail.

Mitch Fritz is a perennial top 10 fighter in the AHL. He is not a "terrible" fighter.

He defeated Laraque, Peters (TKO), Cote, Koci in NHL fights last season.


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11-24-2009, 12:38 PM
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How is Artyukhin a bad fighter if his only NHL loss was against Chara the giraffe (narrow win for him)?
Aryukhin's card: Gratton, Guerin, Chara, Boynton, Kostopoulos, Thorburn, Tarnasky, Peltonen, Vandermeer, Hnidy.

I would say that if you are 6'4, 250+ lbs, you should beat those guys (except Chara). And not to mention the fact that he never takes of his helmet, and always fights behind the visor.

Shed the visor and start fighting guys your size Evgeny.

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Boston has a 6'5'' guy that should've broken Barett Jackman in half during their fight last night...but he looked remarkably oaf-like during that scuffle - Byron Bitz. What a cream-puff.

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Hal Gill and Mike Komisarek immediately come to mind. Although Gill gave Barnaby a nice beat down a couple years back.

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George Parros. Based on his play this year.

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Boston has a 6'5'' guy that should've broken Barett Jackman in half during their fight last night...but he looked remarkably oaf-like during that scuffle - Byron Bitz. What a cream-puff.
Bitz is a joke.

Aaron Voros. 6'4", 215. And sucks.

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Stortini is a big guy who can't fight worth a crap. His idea of a throw-down is to take a few jabs, then wrestle his opponent to the ice.
The whole "huggy bear" thing needs to be put to rest. He's hugged a guy maybe once or twice since October of last season. He's 3-2-2 this season. His only losses this season have been against Hordichuk and Rypien...not bad guys to lose to.

He's not a great fighter but he's young and is always getting noticeably better as time goes on. He may look 45 years old but he's barely 24.

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This thread starts and ends with Steve McKenna.


He looks like he's using that stick to support him from falling over.

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Fail.

Mitch Fritz is a perennial top 10 fighter in the AHL. He is not a "terrible" fighter.

He defeated Laraque, Peters (TKO), Cote, Koci in NHL fights last season.
Laraque may have missed on getting a hold of his jersey (his usual tactic), but he did tag Fritz with the best shot of the fight. Hence, I would hardly call Laraque the loser of that tilt:



Nevertheless, I agree with your point about Fritz not being a cream puff.

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Aryukhin's card: Gratton, Guerin, Chara, Boynton, Kostopoulos, Thorburn, Tarnasky, Peltonen, Vandermeer, Hnidy.

I would say that if you are 6'4, 250+ lbs, you should beat those guys (except Chara). And not to mention the fact that he never takes of his helmet, and always fights behind the visor.

Shed the visor and start fighting guys your size Evgeny.
That just makes him a *****, not a bad fighter.

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George Parros. Based on his play this year.


Um, the title of this thread is "Big players: terrible fighters."

For the past 3 seasons, Parros has arguably been a top 10 fighter in the NHL, and definitely top 15.

Note that is not "based on his play."

Parros is not a "terrible fighter." He is a very good fighter.

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This thread starts and ends with Steve McKenna.


He looks like he's using that stick to support him from falling over.
Yeah I remember when Mario un-retired and came back to the Pens. They picked him up right away. I remember thinking "why?" He's a marshmallow. He may be 6'8" but he was like a kitten.

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Andrei "The Russian Bear" Nazarov was a big dude who never fought that well. He was mostly just a very boring hugger.

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Laraque may have missed on getting a hold of his jersey (his usual tactic), but he did tag Fritz with the best shot of the fight. Hence, I would hardly call Laraque the loser of that tilt:



Nevertheless, I agree with your point about Fritz not being a cream puff.
That's a pretty easy one to score, Fritz, while not destroying, with the definite win

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