How many raw enforcers have the Avalance/Nordiques had over the years?
An interesting question, the only ones I can think of were Peter Worrell and David Koci, both were VERY similar [although Koci could skate better and was slightly smaller]. Were there any others, including on the Nordiques?
There is Scott Parker...then there is everyone else. Scott was THE man.
Tony Twist was arguably just as good as Parker if not better. Twist was a roid boy though big time. Check out this video though it's pretty hilarious. Half of his punches end up sometimes on the ref, and I love the one where he's talking to the goalie and they drop em.
He had some classics with Probert, and anyone who would stand in and fight Probert (multiple multiple times!) has my respect as a fighter.
Would Lappy be considered an enforcer?
He always threw down, wasn't afraid to do so, and looked forward to it. He sticks up for his mates.
Even if he isn't, he should still be mentioned here and recognized as one of the scrappiest guys we've ever had.
When I think of "enforcer" I think of someone who primarily fights and plays hockey secondarily (or not at all ). With Lappy he played hockey and could fight. He could survive the best of them more or less, but he wasn't a fighter first.
And hats off to that Tony Twist video! Before my time also.