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02-23-2010, 08:42 AM
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There are others in the argument but Probert was the best ever.

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02-24-2010, 11:39 PM
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Gillies was hands down the "MOST FEARED HEAVYWEIGHT" ever!

Those that say he did not fight enough, well when people are downright afraid of you & refuse to fight & also your a 30 Goal scorer that is more valuable on the ice then in the penalty box...Well now you have your answer.

Clark Gillies "UNDISPUTED NHL HEAVYWEIGHT OF ALL TIME"

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02-25-2010, 12:49 PM
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Gillies was hands down the "MOST FEARED HEAVYWEIGHT" ever!

Those that say he did not fight enough, well when people are downright afraid of you & refuse to fight & also your a 30 Goal scorer that is more valuable on the ice then in the penalty box...Well now you have your answer.

Clark Gillies "UNDISPUTED NHL HEAVYWEIGHT OF ALL TIME"
well when you fight only a handful of times a year and you wanna be called the best ever you have to beat guy's tougher then ed hospodar.. you have to beat the behn wilson's when you go and wilson clearly knocked down gillies on a clear shot to the chin and both of their fights are on youtube and you'll see that wilson had no trouble bating gilles !! outside of the hospodar, oreilly and shultz fights how many others can you claim for gilles !! was he feared ?? absolutely , the hospodar broken jaw and his presence i'm sure made many guy's think twice but that doesnt get you the best ever fighter .. the player who fights every heavyweight and beats them all should be crowned the champ and thats probert !!


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02-25-2010, 02:15 PM
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[QUOTE=Wetcoaster;23270081]1. Orland Kurtenbach
2. Gordie Howe[/QUOTE

i do not think Kurtenbach every lost. John Ferguson and Larry Robinson would be in the top 5 for sure. a small guy was Stan Johathan he was tough. He beat all the top heavy weight when he fought them.

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02-26-2010, 12:09 PM
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Gillies was hands down the "MOST FEARED HEAVYWEIGHT" ever!

Those that say he did not fight enough, well when people are downright afraid of you & refuse to fight & also your a 30 Goal scorer that is more valuable on the ice then in the penalty box...Well now you have your answer.

Clark Gillies "UNDISPUTED NHL HEAVYWEIGHT OF ALL TIME"
If you ask NHL'ers who were around at the time you won't hear to many of them say Gillies.

Before him, the consensus was Fergusen.

During Gillies time, most guys say Wilson or even Maloney.

Later though it was Probie.

On an all time top 10 I would put Gillies around 5-8 but I don't think he ever did enough to be THE guy.

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02-27-2010, 01:52 AM
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Clark Gillies = Best Heavyweight "ALL TIME"!

End of story....

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03-04-2010, 07:02 PM
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tiger williams....well maybe a lot of heart

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03-05-2010, 09:11 AM
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Clark Gillies = Best Heavyweight "ALL TIME"!

End of story....
Behn Wilson might have a thing or two to say aout that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voO1ifJbXcg

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03-05-2010, 10:32 PM
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See, the problem with Gillies (and some others that could rate higher) is that they didn't fight enough. Intimidation factor or not, you gotta defend the belt. Probert always showed up, and if he lost a fight, you'd better believe he'd come right back and pummel the guy ASAP. Sure, Gillies was tough... so was Robinson, so was Beck, but they didn't do tough "professionally". The Greatest Heavyweight of All-Time takes on all comers, and if he loses the crown, he takes the soonest possible opportunity to get it back.

Probert... not by a huge margin, but... Probert.

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03-12-2010, 05:33 PM
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stu grimson?

In an interview, Probert said his toughest competitors were Tie Domi, Dave Brown and Stu Grimson.
I would consider McSorley too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIgfbfaTtLY

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03-17-2010, 07:09 PM
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1. Orland Kurtenbach
2. Gordie Howe[/QUOTE

i do not think Kurtenbach every lost. John Ferguson and Larry Robinson would be in the top 5 for sure. a small guy was Stan Johathan he was tough. He beat all the top heavy weight when he fought them.
Can't beleive it took this long for some one to mention Robinson,he'd also be in my top 5.

The ones who could fight and I enjoyed watching were,Orielly,Clark & Nystrom three guys who left nothing behind when they took off their skates and all 3 could play.

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03-17-2010, 11:49 PM
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This thread starts and ends with Bob "The King" Probert.

Honorable mention to Dave Brown and Behn Wilson.

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03-18-2010, 12:12 AM
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Bob Probert
Behn Wilson
Sandy McCarthy (his Flames years)
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03-18-2010, 12:17 AM
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Bob Probert
Clark Gillies
Marty McSorley
Rob Ray
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Dave "The Hammer" Schultz

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03-18-2010, 12:22 AM
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This thread starts and ends with Bob "The King" Probert.

Honorable mention to Dave Brown and Behn Wilson.
smart post, agreed

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03-18-2010, 03:24 AM
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03-18-2010, 06:56 AM
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Semenko would not make my top 40.Probert in his heyday was awesome.

1-Probert
2-Playfair
3-Gillies
4-Brown
5-Kurtenbach

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03-18-2010, 09:00 AM
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Rocket Richard would absolutley destroy players in a fight
all though he didnt fight very often

As for players I saw play Probert by far
I always remember one fight with Craig Cox... Probert had him in a headlock and all you saw was Cox head bouncing from the shots he was taking

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03-18-2010, 06:34 PM
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Bob Probert
Dave Brown
Behn Wilson

Most Overrated - Gillies
Most Underrated - Craig Berube (only fighter to own Probert...3-1-1?)

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03-18-2010, 06:40 PM
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In an interview, Probert said his toughest competitors were Tie Domi, Dave Brown and Stu Grimson.
I would consider McSorley too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIgfbfaTtLY
I am surprised he didn't say Berube since Berube left leakin a couple times.

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03-18-2010, 06:58 PM
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Gino Odjick.
Although Gino is one of my favourite PLAYERS ever, and by far the favourite enforcer, he doesn't stand a chance to even crack the top 10 fighters all time.
He was arguably a top-3 in his Canucks days, but his prime was way too short compared to many other fighters.

Still, he was entertaining as hell!

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03-22-2010, 11:55 AM
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Wow, that was vicious. I like how the people in the stands were just sitting there, just a little fight. People would be going nuts and pounding on the glass today!

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03-22-2010, 12:53 PM
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what a coward anderson..he twice show him to fight and then skates away like balerin

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Tony Twist was a crazy ******* who used his elbow pads on the follow through to bust your face open...I think if you polled players from the early 90's this guy would be one of the most feared.

Also Rocky Thompson is up there...short career though.

and my personal favorite Stu "grim reaper" Grimson

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