Enforcers who weren't good fighters?

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  1. Mike Martin

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    Who were the guys who were hired as Enforcers but they weren't any good at fighting?

    I remember North Stars/Penguins Enforcer Richard Zemlak being a terrible fighter.
     
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    Matthew Barnaby comes to mind. Not sure if he was "hired" as an enforcer but he certainly had a lot of fights.
     
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    I always thought of him more as a pest who was actually willing to answer the bell.
     
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    I think what really made Barnaby more annoying to other teams was the fact that no matter how hard you punched him he would still give you that ****ing smile and keep chirping heh
     
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    Riley Cote comes to mind right away
     
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    Jeff Odgers (at least later on in his career)
    Andrei Nazarov
     
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    Thought of Riley Cote as well.

    As a Bruins fan, I've watched a lot of old clips with Jay Miller and he was not a great fighter.
     
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    FWIW, Barnaby was that way though and through.

    I knew a guy who played ball hockey against him one summer and Barnaby would chirp guys like: "Hey, you have to go work at McDonald's tomorrow and I'm in the NHL."

    What a tool.
     
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    I just got reminded of Jeff Cowan's existence.

    He was claimed off waivers by the Canucks in the 2006-2007 season, and was promptly miscast as the team's tough guy. He got in 19 fights over the next season and a half, and was credited in wins in 3 of them.
     
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    Not great? Perhaps. But pretty damn good.
    http://dropyourgloves.com/fights/FightCard.aspx?P=3133

    Wins over Nilan, Brown, Kordic, Probert, Semenko, etc. Miller was more than a serviceable enforcer.
     
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    Kelly Buchberger?
     
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    Matthew Barnaby , Kelly Buchberger , Jim Cummins , Enrico Ciccone and Leroux.
     
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    He would be pretty pissed if he heard that. :laugh:

    All the fighters that wrestle too much sucks.
     
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    Gordie Dwyer probably lost all of his fights as a Hab.
     
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    I have never seen zenon konopka win a fight. With all his Pims one would think he would be better.
    He kinda holds on . I think his arms must be shorter than most. At least when it comes to picking up a tab. Seriously when has he pounded his opponent?
     
  19. Well he is a middle weight going against heavy weight's.
    I'd say he is doing a pretty good job at that while actually being an asset in the game.
     
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    Steve Mckenna and Chris Dingman
     
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    You could basically say that about anybody who's ever fought Barnaby before.

    Barnaby was a punching bag but to his credit he was very willing despite that.
     
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    Riley Cote's another good one but I will say his unwillingness to ever fight a defensive fight supplied some great bouts over his career.

    Tom Sestito is probably the best example of a current player.
     
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    Basically every enforcer on the Jets minus Peluso, lol.
     
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    Steve McKenna should be a frontrunner for worst pound for pound fighter. Dude was 6'8" and 260 lbs but very far from a feared fighter.
     
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    Cote wasn't a good fighter, he had a great chin, though.

    He should've been knocked out a ton of times and he'd just keep going.
     

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