Originally Posted by solidus12
of the Islanders during the 96-97 season, probably had the worst rookie season ever, he went something like 0-16-3. If you wanna talk about most beat up team ever, then you might as well buy a NYR DVD and watch them get rag-dolled and pummeled all over the ice. The smurfs were some of the biggest pansies ever.
Yep, Webb is another candidate, although he had some decent showings as well and was more entertaining. Zmolek looked like an amateur out there, but I heard he just came from college so it explains that.
The worst thing about the Sharks is that in paper they had toughness, but in games they lost multiple fights in same games, turtled in many occasions, heck even Paul Coffey
played a tough guy against John Carter
! Another so called tough guy, a WHL prospect by the name of Larry DePalma
turtled embarassingly against Dirk in the middle of the fight! Here I am talking about somewhat tough players who had miserable seasons that year. Bawa played close to 50 games and fought just 3 times, dropping two very clear decisions against Russell and Todd Gill
. In every brawl they come up short. You can count the memorable fights in one hand, they were also boring.