All Time NHL Psycho

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  1. Kevin27nyi

    Kevin27nyi HoSanity

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    ive heard gary howett was nuts as an islander.
     
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    This has been discussed before and sooner or later Link Gaetz gets a note. He was hardly a regular NHLer, though.
     
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  4. Psycho Papa Joe

    Psycho Papa Joe Porkchop Hoser

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    Ron Hextall for the goalies.
     
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    In early and mid 90's, Odjick indeed had some reputation as a mentally unstable goon.

    If we are counting off-ice antics too as a proof of being dangerously insane, then the likes of Link Gaetz, Krystof Oliwa and Enrico Ciccone are "good" candidates.
     
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    Yeah. I've posted some stories about Oliwa that I got from the bouncers at Cowboys nightclub in Calgary, they can probably be found by searching the board. Basically about him beating up his girlfriend and threatening to kill the bouncers when they threw him out.
     
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    And after his NHL career Oliwa beat his GF almost fatally with a hockey stick.
     
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    I wonder if steroids played a factor in some if not most of these.
     
  9. Ghost of David Bruce

    Ghost of David Bruce Streets Ahead

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    Steve Durbano was a classic loose nut.

    If Brian Spencer wasn't completely unhinged, then his dad sure was.

    From what I've read here, Sprague Cleghorn would probably be in jail or an asylum rather than playing hockey if he was around these days.

    A couple of years back, Ryan VandenBussche, for some post-hockey run in with the law was declared to have been a "non-insane automaton"... which, while technically not crazy, still sounds ****ing scary.

    As for the minor leagues, no one got weirder than Kerry Toporowski or Garry Coupal.

    Link Gaetz certainly deserves mention here too, although I always felt that without the car accident and the rampant alcoholism, he was on his way to being a pretty good NHL defenseman. He had skills beyond the gooning... and he was damn good at gooning. Ehhh, water under the bridge now, I guess.

    Oh yeah, and Bill Goldthorpe (my avatar)... who was the inspiration for Ogie Oglethorpe.
     
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    Sideshow Bob was pretty nutty in his day.
     
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    Say what you want about recent goons but to my mind the list begins and ends with Sprague Cleghorn.
     
  12. Derick*

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    Let's make a full lineup of psychos.

    Starting goaltender: Ron Hextall.
     
  13. lextune

    lextune I'm too old for this.

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    ^This.

    No doubt about it.
     
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    Paul Higgins. Could do nothing but fight!
     
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    Oliwa was a friggen nut.......when he was with the Devils, he just wanted to fight and couldn't careless about much else

    He was great to have on your side, but he was just a beast on skates.......that story about the nightclub in Calgary doesn't suprise me :laugh: it's just Oliwa being Oliwa

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    My rule of thumb is to fill in the blank in this story:

    "Did you see _________________? Yeah, in the game tonight, he broke his stick, then tried to impale an opponent with the pieces. And these weren't taps either, he was going for the neck with a stabbing motion."

    The only two guys I can think of in the last 25 years who would fit in there are both minor leaguers....Gary Coupal and Andy Bezeau.
     
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    :laugh: I can`t believe no ones mentioned Dave Tiger Williams Yet.
     
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    No one comes close to Jimmy "Sucker Punch" Mann

    The Gardner Incident: The NHL suspended Mann 10 games during the 1981-82 season for leaving the bench to join an on-ice brawl during Winnipeg's Jan. 13, 1982, game vs. Pittsburgh. Mann came onto the ice and sucker-punched Paul Gardner, breaking Gardner's jaw in two places. Pittsburgh coach Eddie Johnston complained Mann had been ordered into the brawl by Winnipeg coach Tom Watt. The violence was so severe that the province of Manitoba charged Mann with assault and convicted him, although he was given a suspended sentence.

    This too:
     
  20. MiamiScreamingEagles

    MiamiScreamingEagles A Fistful of Dollars

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    Depends on how you are defining the term in the original post but Gilles Gratton:

    http://nyrangerslegends.blogspot.com/2006/05/gilles-gratton.html

     
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    The sucker punch reference brings to mind john ferguson. He usually punched his opponent 2 or 3 times before they realized there was going to be a fight.
     
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    When ever I think of sucker punches, I think of Matt Johnson punching Jeff Beukeboom in the back of the head as hard as he could, just because. Ended Beuk's career.
     
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