Originally Posted by mikebflorida
Watched all the fights above and was not impressed. Kluzak was certainly big enough but was definitely a notch below the heavyweights of the time, healthy or not. Probie just rang him up with about 10 solid punches. All Kluzak proved to me is that he could take a punch.
I'm also very disappointed that anyone would start a thread where I have to hear Derek Sanderson
That's just mean man!
not impressed . Remember this guy was the number one pick in the draft. He was not called up as a fighter. He was a top level hard hitting d man. He stands in there trading shots with the biggest fighters [size and rep] of the day and your not impressed. sorry . You look at some you tube fights and make like he was some kind of punching bag. If he doesn't get hurt he would have been along the lines of Chris Pronger
playing wise. Tough,top defenseman. How many top fighters did Pronger fight ? Don't confuse Kluzak with someone who was called up to be a fighter. I think it is really impressive
that he challenges and opens up against top fighters. And I think he does alright. He had some fights vs other players that were pretty entertaning. Adams , Anderson etc. This guy opened up and swung it out most of the time. Doing reasonably well. I think that WAS IMPRESSIVE. He didn't live up to expectations but that does have to do with his being injured so much of the time. But if you followed him while he played and understand what he was[ a potential top player not just a fighter ] I think you might be more impressed.