This huge man at 6'4 and 225lbs was one tough dude. A feared man
who was just getting started making a name for himself in the NHL with the Washington Capitals
first, a brief stint with the Penquins and finally the LA Kings.
He was extremely strong, had great balance, a long reach and hit like a truck. He was not a bad hockey player either. He scored 15 goals one season and played pretty fair defensively on his wing as well.
He had been fighting the NHL's best with great success and I was very impressed with his victories over Willi Plett
, Rod Langway
, Harold Snepts, Wolfman Jack Mac and a draw with Big Behn Wilson
But that's when he made a decision that would effect his career and future in hockey. He decided not to follow his LA Kings coach, Don Perry's orders to leave the bench and join in a brawl on the ice with the Vancouver Canucks
From this point forward, he was sent to the minors in New Haven and was never given another chance by another NHL team again.
My question to you guys, is what do you think would have happened had Mulvey not made that decision and where do you think he would have placed on the NHL's All-Time fight list?
IMO, he would have been an All-Time top 20 fighter.
"IF THERE IS A PROBLEM ON THE ICE, I FIX IT!"
DAVE BROWN, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS.
LET'S BRING BACK "OLD TIME HOCKEY", SO EVERYONE CAN REMEMBER WHEN!