It is always a pleasure to read a poster that looks past personal feelings to see that the SUN is YELLOW, the SKY is BLUE and BIAS has NO COLOR!
To steal a line from the "Godfather" movie, this is BUSINESS and many of our posters are taking it way to PERSONAL.
For the record, I did not like Behn Wilson
Because he was a bully, he was enigmatic and very self centered. Not what I'd want my team enforcer to be.
That being said, IMO, he was the best fighter in hockey. Why?
He was consistantly in every fight he ever fought right to the end, fought in multiple eras and was NEVER DOMINATED by anyone in any of his fights.
Name me another fighter who can say that! That includes EVERYONE of our all-time favorites. All of your and my childhood heroes at one time or another lost badly or some cases, multiple times.
Coming back to avenge a bad loss does not erase the loss itself, IMO.
never had to do that because he never lost badly!
Was Behn Wilson
a perfect fighter? NO
There is no such thing as a perfect fighter or for that matter a perfect human being.
EVERYONE has flaws, yes that includes Bob Probert
, Dave Brown
, Clark Gillies
, Nick Fotiu
, Stan Jonathan
, Marty McSorley
That is why I was looking forward to following this thread. I wanted to read honest opinions and assessments of all of our favorites. So thank you Battleship for your INTERVENTION!