Best fighter in the NHL currently?

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  1. terrible dee

    terrible dee Registered User

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    The farther we go into this castrated era of NHL "Hockey?" The more I appreciate Simmonds, he really is a hockey players hockey player

    He knows when, and how to fight, and doesn't need to consult the rule book before making up his mind

    Give me a league full of Wayne Simmonds
     
  2. terrible dee

    terrible dee Registered User

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    Oh, and the best pound for pound of all time were Rick Rypien and Gordie Howe actually neither one cared how much you weighed. They were all the same size lying on their backs
     
  3. Oscar Acosta

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    Only thing Domi had was a thick head. He could take a lot of punches but he wasn't exactly a great offensive fighter.
    From my lifetime:

    1. Tony Twist
    2. Bob Probert
    3. Eric Lindros
    4. Georges Laraque
    5. Donald Brashear
     
  4. Sheppy

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    Again, disagree with Rypien. He's a great MW and that's about it. When he stepped up against legit heavyweights he typically got worked over pretty good. See: Matt Carkner, Brad Staubitz, Ben Eager, Chris Neil, etc.

    Stan Jonathan is probably my pick for best P4P.

    Stock was a similar fighter with a MUCH more impressive fight card. I liked Rypien, he was tough as nails, but i think Stock was better P4P than Rypien, too.
     
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    Twist was tough to rate. Pre roided up Twist was an entertaining fighter for example look at his two outstanding fights with Jim McKenzie (Hartford and Quebec). He was very fun to watch in juniors back then too.

    The problem is when he got roided up and probably weighed 250 pounds he became dangerous enough that most guys fought him too safe. Tony would flail away and his power would throw guys off balance but he was one of the least accurate punchers of all time. If he landed flush you were in trouble but that didn’t happen often.

    Before he gained the size he was a much more fun fighter. His fight record doesn’t lie though he was one of the toughest guys to beat during his career jacked on roils or not.
     
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    >Checks thread title
    >"Best fighter in the NHL currently"

    [​IMG]
     
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    Lucic and Chara always seem to handle their own.
     
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    Best fighter - Reaves
    Best player who can fight - Lucic and Simmonds

    That being said I miss Orr, Thornton, Scott, Neil.......etc........
     
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    Kevan Miller.
     
  10. Sheppy

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    Nope. Not even remotely close. (I'm a Bruins fan, too)
     
  11. vandymeer13

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    Since everyone else is putting a top 10 I'll put mine too. Some guys who were great back in the day are not on here because they were retired before I started watching I'm 30. So John Kordic, Dave Schultz, Kocur , Gillies and other greats aren't in my raiting im talking late 90s on. To be in mine I'm counting activity durability and winning percentage and entertaining
    10. Ryan Vandenbussche a homer pick. No one was tougher or more willing. Had some big losses but also a lot of big wins
    9a. Donald Brashear Hated his style was probably on roids but he did beat a lot of guys even though most was hugging and rabbit punches. Questionable Steroid use
    9b.Tony Twist to was a monster but on the juice
    8. Sandy McCarthy Tough guy who took on anyone
    7. Stu Grimson Fun to watch never backed down
    6. Colton Orr Hell of a right hand but had some big losses
    5. Derek Boogaard Dominate for a stretch had some big losses and lost to some guys he shouldn't of like Koci and Parros
    4. Eric Godard The giant killer as he was first to destroy both boogey and disel mac
    3. Brian McGratton Long time as elite near the top last real HW champ in the league
    2. Georges Laraque Could of been number one if he was more of a enforcer to passive while fighting and doing his role but was a brick **** house
    1. Bob Probert never forgot his role was a animal early on and was respectable till the end.
     
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    Ryan Vandenbussche was always underrated. His fight with Stock was magic.
     
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    I don't think that Tootoo is in the NHL. I am not sure that he is playing anywhere this season.
     
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    I burst out laughing. Good one.
     

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