Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by Bicycle Repairman, Dec 5, 2004.
Garry Howatt of the Islanders gets my vote.
Aurel Joliat 5' 7" 136 lb 5th in PIM (and second in scoring) in NHL 1927-28.
Francis Bouillion and his 5'9'' 200 pound frame is one very tough guy probably tougher then Keith Tkachuk who's like 6'3''and way bigger. Bouillion is very strong too and tough as nail.
I'll go Bobby Schmautz. Completely filthy hockey player.
I'll make this a Hat-trick. THEO FLEURY.
The toughest little SOB to play under 5'9''. You'd have to see his Calgary Flames days to i guess realize that. His last season as a Ranger he played 82 games and had 216 penalty minutes...dude's a monster for a lil guy.
Kevin Kaminski with out a doubt
Why am I the first person to put Ted Lindsay down here?
TSN lists him at 5'9, 155, but that's a stretch. He may be 155 pounds, but he is no bigger than 5'6.
Gotta admire guys who can make it to the NHL with such small frames.
I think Pat Verbeek has to be included here.
Currently, gotta go with J. Tootoo at 5'8.
No one's put Scott Walker!?!
He's listed as 5'10, but there's no way he's that tall. Early in his career he was listed as 5'8, but somehow he's grown a few inches in his 20's!!!!
From the past : Stan Jonathan, Ted Lindsay, Maurice Richard, Theoren Fleury
Current players : Jordin Tootoo, Tie Domi, Francis Bouillon, Sean Avery
Marcel Bonin. 5'9, 174 pounds, and spent his offseasons wrestling bears in a touring circus.
he said tough not *****.
That's a good list. I agree. I'm sad Fleury is "From the Past."
Yeah I miss Fleury a lot too, great little sparkplug, probably wont get into the HOF now.
I'd have to say that other tough guys under 5'9" would be Yvan Cournoyer. He's remembered most for his blinding speed, but another thing is that he got knocked down by the biggest guys and just bounced up like he was a jack in the box. He was strong, strong in the waist and legs.
Listed at 5'10 but is lucky to be 5'9''...
It's only because of Fleury that the rest of them are even playing IMHO.
what the hell do you mean, "Actual players" The four you list from the past are 10 times the player you list as actual players. You meant to say current, didn't you?
Finland's legendary Simo HÃ¤yhÃ¤ was the toughest little (5'3 at best) sniper in history!