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01-18-2010, 01:39 AM
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Greatest heavyweight of all time?

Fighting in hockey, in my humble opinion is one of the true delights in any sport.


Watching grown men duke it out with bare fists for the sake of defending a teammate or jump starting the team is noble and valiant harkening back to the days of King Arthur.

But who is the best, ever?

My choice is shocking, but I say Dave Manson. The guy was a beast and if not
for his career ending way to soon, I think he would have had more of an impact in the pugilistic arts.


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Bob Probert in my opinion.

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01-18-2010, 01:48 AM
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I think though, the "goon" in the gurrent game has lost its luster. I find the current enforcer to be watered down and weak compared to real heavyweights like Manson, Probert, Kocur, etc...


Anyone of those 3 would be the big bully now if they were still playing.


The current crop of goon would not have lasted 10 years ago, they would still be toiling in the minors.

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01-18-2010, 01:50 AM
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Dave Brown deserves a mention here, IMO. The most vicious fighter I've ever seen.

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I think though, the "goon" in the gurrent game has lost its luster. I find the current enforcer to be watered down and weak compared to real heavyweights like Manson, Probert, Kocur, etc...


Anyone of those 3 would be the big bully now if they were still playing.


The current crop of goon would not have lasted 10 years ago, they would still be toiling in the minors.
I dont know about that one, Paul.

Laraque would have fit perfectly in the old NHL "Norris" days with players such as Link Gatez, Basil McRae, etc. Chara also.

Fringe players now, such as Rypien, not so much, but the big, sitting on the bench enforcer of today would have fit in.

Id pay to see Boogy/ Probert if both were in their primes.

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Fighting in hockey, in my humble opinion is one of the true delights in any sport.


Watching grown men duke it out with bare fists for the sake of defending a teammate or jump starting the team is noble and valiant harkening back to the days of King Arthur.

But who is the best, ever?

My choice is shocking, but I say Dave Manson. The guy was a beast and if not
for his career ending way to soon, I think he would have had more of an impact in the pugilistic arts.


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This must be irony.

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Bob Probert.
Gino Odjick was my favourite guy, too

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Any one of Bob Probert, Dave Brown, and Behn Wilson.

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Fedor Emelianenko (MMA) and Rocky Marciano(Boxing).

In the NHL..Bob Probert.

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Any one of Bob Probert, Dave Brown, and Behn Wilson.
yeah that covers it imo. Never a tony twist fan though. feel he was overrated. John kordic was fun to watch as well.

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I vote for Bob Probert.

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Underrated Fighter-No one liked fighting>>>Eric Cairns

Just ask Shane Corson..


1)Probert

2)Clark Gillies (All you youngsters, this man was pound for pound the best fighter & he had top line skill)

3)Dave Brown

4)Joey Kocur (Another underated fighter who guys avoided & just think he played with Probert for a few years...YIKES!)

5)Tie Domi (Tough SOB--usually a 2nd half fighter, he would take shots early in a fight,but once he got going it was ON!)

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1. Orland Kurtenbach
2. Gordie Howe

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1. Orland Kurtenbach
2. Gordie Howe
Didn't Howe only fight like a handful of times.

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01-18-2010, 08:16 PM
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My Top 5..

1) Probert
2) Gillies
3) Brown
4) Wilson
5) Fotiu

After that, Kocur, McSorley, Nystrom, Playfair, etc...

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Any one of Bob Probert, Dave Brown, and Behn Wilson.
Bravo! Very good choices. I would add Joey Kocur and Dave Schultz to the list.

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Link Gaetz - One scary SOB.

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Joey Kocur

I recently read an interview with Donald Brashear describing what it was like to take on Joey Kocur in a fight:

"Kocur was hitting me in the helmet like a power hammer and in the end the helmet split! I remember the next day I had a terrible pain, my gums on the left side of my head were hurting even though he was hitting me on the right side of my face. I couldn't chew anything. I wonder what it would be if I did not have a helmet? Too scary."
Too scary indeed. Joe's punching power is legendary. He was regarded as being the hardest puncher of them all. When he caught someone with that right sledgehammer, it was lights out.

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Tony Twist or Jim McKenzie

Both great fighters who rarely lost & didn't need drugs or coke to perform.

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Bravo! Very good choices. I would add Joey Kocur and Dave Schultz to the list.
Thanks, I have Kocur in my top 10, but there are many fighters I put ahead of "The Hammer". Gillies, O'Reilly, Johnathan, Fotiu, Nystrom, Domi, Playfair, McSorely, Semenko, and a couple others im unable to think of.

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