Seems like for some reason people want to give Macintyre more respect than Boogaard when Boogaard was the one who laid out the better body of work in the NHL. He wreaked havoc on the northwest division and forced many of the teams on the west coast to buckle up and bring in a HW or two. With all due respect to Macintyre Who is a beast I feel Boogaard was the bigger, stronger and better fighter. Ya, Macintyre is a better with his left and can whack out anyone with it but it didn' t do him much good vs. Boogaard. I have Boogaard at 2-0-1 against Mac. Two inches taller and twenty pounds heavier made Boogaard the stronger fighter and this even called for Mac to fight him defensively. I also think Mac leaves his chin a litte more available than boogey did and was easier to hit. See Godard, McGrattan.
As for the question, to me its apples vs oragnes. I think it would be extremely difficult for any of those guys in the past to try and contain these beasts who would outweigh alot of them from 30 to 50 pounds and also have to give up 3-6 inches regularily.
Now to the other side of the argument. I don't think Mac nor boogey could have played a regular shift back in their generation.
Last edited by rondo; 01-01-2013 at 08:37 PM.