1983 Draft: Goons Gone Wild

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    This site:

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1983e.html

    shows that 1983 ranks as the finest tough guy draft ever,with an extraordinary combination of skill and fists, and more fists.Detroit drafted three heavyweights in the same year, and I doubt there have been more PIMS accumulated in hockey history, than from this one day in June.Running down the list, you'll find in draft order:

    9- Neeley
    16- Diduck
    19- Beukeboom
    27- Momesso
    46- Probert
    78-Kordic
    88- Kocur
    108- K. Stevens
    121- Tocchet
    186- Grimson

    Has there been more beef assembled in one draft outside a KC stockyard? :amazed:
     
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    I tip my hat to the longevity and talent these tough guys displayed throughout their careers.
     
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    The 1979 draft had 96 skaters play at least one NHL game, and they totaled 57,213 pims

    Guys in the 1,500+ pim category include: Rob Ramage, Mike Foligno, Jay Wells, Dale Hunter, Mark Messier, and Tim Hunter.

    23 guys finished with 1,000+ pim's.
     
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    That is true, yet could any of them throw the haymakers like the class of '83?
     
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    I never knew about this. This is a very cool fact.
     
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    "Goons Gone Wild"? :huh:

    Two "goons" in that entire list (Kordic, Grimson), if that. The rest of that bunch could play the game, some extremely well.
     
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    As far as pure goonage, 1988 may be the best ever.

    Domi 3479 pm in 1003 games
    Ray 3207 pm in 900 games
    Mallette 1226 pm in 456 games
    Twist 1121 pm in 445 games
    Kimble 1082 pm in 311 games
    Gaetz 412 pm in 65 games :eek:

    There's other guys with a lot of PMs who could play (Roenick, Blake...), but there was an awfull lot of fighters drafted in 1988
     
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    I'd argue Joey Kocur for a "goon" role, too. Couldn't do much besides fight. But damn what a fighter he was. Maybe the best fighter I ever saw. Brad Delgarno could testify to that.

    Thing that people forget about Probert is he was a pretty darn good player. Came within a goal and two PIMs of becoming the first player with 30 goals and 400 PIMs. (Missed six games, too). Yeah, he played with Yzerman, but they wouldn't stick a no-talent hack out there with Stevie Wonder.

    1983 was just a great draft in general, one of the many great drafts from 1979 to 1984. Ignore the first overall pick Brian Lawton. Several elite players, and a lot guys who had strong careers or won at least one Stanley Cup.
     
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    Who would you take if you could redraft just these players?
    I'd take (as players not just for fighting):

    Neely
    Tocchet
    Stevens
    Probert
    Beukeboom
    Kocur
    Diduck
    Momesso
    Grimson
    Kordic
     
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