Originally Posted by BaddaBing Badda Boom
I must admit that what you have just cited, namely, Hoyda beating on Johnstone used to irk me to no end. I am willing to bet that Hoyda is tops on my list for Flyers that I held in contempt - u do have him pegged. That is why I kinda always liked the fact that Gillies really put the stamp on him and gave him long due justice - I mean even Wilson was picking on Bossy when Gillies was destroying Hoyda - no intervention by Wilson either on Gillies there - he'd rather wait till the end of a shift when Gillies was gassed - I mean pikin on Bossy
Gillies admitted he was afraid of Wilson after the beating and had to be prompted to fight him again by his friend Nystrom. Revisionist history isn't something that will fly around here. Nobody on the Islanders wanted Wilson, that's why he roughed up Bossy. Because he could.
As far as Fotiu goes, who knows if he would have done anything against Hoyda? Its not like Fotiu fought much ever. Maybe if Hoyda was a rookie.... Fotiu was a tiger against rookies.
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