Originally Posted by rondo
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.
Fair points Rondo. I did my piece more specific to MacIntyre and in no way was that a slight to Boogaard. As for there fight series I did score it 1 win Boogaard 1 edge Boogaard and a edge for MacIntyre in their last fight. These two also fought in the WHL also but I've never seen the video and it was when Boogaard was a rookie and not a good fighter. As far as who is the better fighter Boogaard did have more of a chance to show what he had in the NHL. MacIntyre has a career record of 85-13-36 on DYG with the fights that were available. While Boogaard's record is 106-37-26. Both guys of course have huge power. Boogaard is credited with 14 TKOs and 2 KOs. Big Mac has 8 TKOs and 4 KOs. Boogaard has been TKO'd 4 times while MacIntyre has been TKO'd twice based on the footage available.
As far as playing ability goes these two are obviously are pretty limited and could not take a regular shift in the current NHL or the past NHL. But based on fighting skills i believe MacIntyre was just as skilled as many of the greats with great power in both hands then most. I don't even know how many players have 4 career KOs but i bet you could count on one hand. If MacIntyre or Boogaard played in the 80/90s I am pretty sure they would be dominate. Remember with no instigator rule back then these guys would be killing guys out there. Guys like Wilson, Probert and Brown didn't always fight guys who were good fighters. Part of their roles of enforcer was to make guys pay who messed with their teammates regardless of what role they played. If Macintyre or Boogaard were fighting guys like Jeff Beukeboom
, Grant Jennings
, Stephane Quintal
, Warren Rychel
, Kevin Dineen
, Mike Eagles
and Todd Harvey
these guys would probably have broken faces. If these two fought in that era i bet they would have as many if not more TKO/KOs then Joey Kocur
. In fact i believe MacIntyre has more career KO wins. That just my opinion. I know some of the old school guys might not agree but that's my 2 cents.