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04-04-2011, 04:28 PM
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Toughest player?

toughest player in NHL right now? I would probably say boogard but havnt seen him fight in awhile

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in a fight to the death, no rules, total strength, skill and pure toughness, I would put my money on Zdeno

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It's gotta be Chara.

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Thornton getting a skate across his forehead and while going off the ice still goes at the Blackhawks bench. I'll say him

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04-06-2011, 06:26 AM
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Nah, probably Boogard or Chara.

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04-06-2011, 10:16 AM
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Both Boogaard and MacIntyre have few takers (in terms of fights), so I would have to guess one of them.

Are both one dimensional, yes... do either belong in the NHL, probably not... but so long as they are around, and as long as other players continue to duck them, it seems a safe bet to suggest one of the two as the toughest (if we are equating toughest with fighting acumen).

Personally, I would suggest that the toughest is likely some fellow whose name would be mocked if posted in this thread... a player who continues to get up after getting beat down, who takes a lot of punishment day in and day out as a player, and who does it just because its his job. Heck, maybe Stortini is the toughest after all (ha ha ha). Tough isn't laying a beat down, tough is taking what the other guy (or the world) throws at you, getting up, and continuing on. Being the best fighter is something different than being the toughest.

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04-06-2011, 12:48 PM
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Toughest, or best fighter? Best fighter, I would say is between Boogaard and Steve McIntyre. Toughest is a different thing to me though. The guys who can take the most beating, don't whine about it and still play hard are the guys who fall in the "toughest" category for me. My top three for that list, in no particular order, are Ian Lapierre, Scott Hartnell and Ryan Smyth.

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04-06-2011, 12:58 PM
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lucic, staubitz, rypien, adam mcquad, jody shelley, colton orr are some of the toughest that havnt been mentioned

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Toughest, or best fighter? Best fighter, I would say is between Boogaard and Steve McIntyre. Toughest is a different thing to me though. The guys who can take the most beating, don't whine about it and still play hard are the guys who fall in the "toughest" category for me. My top three for that list, in no particular order, are Ian Lapierre, Scott Hartnell and Ryan Smyth.
That'd be Tomas Holmstrom.

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Laperriere's so tough he can take a year off and still own this topic.

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Good call on Lappy (although I hated him)... I'd say that Owen Nolan was the toughest guy when he was in the league - I always had the impression he was stitched together with old saddle leather. Can't think of anyone currently in the league who is tough like Nolan was but when I think "tough" I think more about guys like Richards, Lucic or Iginla over the fighters like Boogie.

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All the tough guys and stay at home d-man.


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Thornton getting a skate across his forehead and while going off the ice still goes at the Blackhawks bench. I'll say him
I'd have said Thornton even before this occured. IMO, the toughest, most stand-up player in the NHL. And I'm not a Bruins fan.

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As a HUGE Sharks fan I have to recommend Steve Ott. Any person that can take a blow to the head by Danny Heatley and still do an interview while suffering post concussion syndrome has to get my vote............

Ok I take Crankshaft (Dougie Murray). The guy is a warrior. He and Ryan Clowe have been hit with shots and don't stop playing. I can't tell you how many times I've seen them on TV get whacked with a puck and continue playing like nothing happened. I'm sure they've played seriously hurt when they should rest (sure you can say that about any REAL hockey player but I feel for how much they give.) Murray doesn't miss a shift and it speaks to his skill and grit.

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