In other words, which fight is often credited with a player becoming a feared fighter across the NHL? Here are some. - Clark Gillies beating up Dave Schultz in the 1975 playoffs. While the Flyers still won the Cup and were still the Broad Street Bullies, I think it put the rookie Gillies on the map as a guy no one wanted to test afterwards. Not too many did afterwards either. Gillies never had 100 PIM in a season - Chara "rag dolling" McCabe. Maybe this is a personal choice but it was almost a David vs. Goliath showdown. As a Leaf fan we hate the Sens but it was almost as if in that fight that Chara just felt like making a statement. I know that I never thought the same of him afterwards. It really looked like a man throwing around a little boy on the playground and McCabe is no wimp either http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcGeQ1LN2MI Stan Jonathan taking on Pierre Bouchard in the 1978 final. Is it possible that Bouchard was considered replaceable after this fight since he was traded from Montreal after this season? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPfQ-wfWWA If we had the footage, I am sure Gordie Howe breaking Lou Fontinato's face in 1959 would be up there. Although Gordie was feared before that as well. Maurice Richard knocking Bob Dill out in 1945 would be another one.