for over all fight quality gotta agree with hextall and potvin, but for meaning to a team Vernon and Roy is tops on this list. That brawl is what the 97 detroit team credits for putting them over the edge to win the cup.
Vernon had Roy bloodied, same with Forsberg and obviously the turtle as well. Huge mental victory for the wings
Potvin vs. Hextall is a solid choice for No. 1. I don't think anyone expected Potvin to even hold his own, much less get the decision.
Cloutier vs. Salo is just unfair.
Roy vs. Vernon is probably what I would personally choose as No. 1, though. Great fight, Vernon bloodied up "Saint Patrick" in spite of a significant size disadvantage, and that was one of the greatest rivalries in the last 30 years at its peak.
Nah, the Potvin fight was much more surprising. Nobody around the NHL expected him to feed Hextall his lunch. If HF boards existed at that time it would have been sperchless.
feed Hextall his lunch? what fight were you watching?
Potvin gets the nod in the fight but he didn't destroy Hextall, he cut him and might have edged him in punches. It was surprising because everyone would have thought that Hextall would have destroyed him but Felix showed that he can scrap.
Cloutier vs Salo is someone feeding the other guy their lunch