I have Mcarthy at number 10 all time behind Joey Kocur
and just ahead of Craig Berube
and feel now that I may have him under rated in some of the key skills.
He had great balance, strength, and could take a punch as well as anyone as seen in his toe to toe battles with some of the greats of his era. He switched hands very well, was very intimidating with that menacing look to him, and has as good a fight card as anyone.
His last couple of years were all but worthless but his entry into the league far outweighs his exit, he was simply a beast when he broke in. In contrast, Brashear had a terrible beginning and ending to his career in the NHL, Sandy just had a lousy finish which isn't unusual for guys playing 10+ years and so many fights, it's going to take its toll on anyone.
I love the comments by Benchclearer, just hilarious, it shows how unknowledgeable he is about hockey fighting, his posts have zero credibility with me, I wish there was an ignore button so we wouldn't have every thread polluted with his Brashear is the greatest ever retardedness. "He was a chin tucking wimp who was afraid to take a punch". Really?? And Brashear was a chute pulling bailer who ran away from Sandy and Probert, so intimidated by them and afraid to get beat up by them. The difference with my Brash bashing is that I actually have facts on my side versus the complete speculation that you use like "he slipped" when he actually bailed.
It would be cool if you actually watched the videos of the chin tucking wimp where he goes toe to toe with some of the all time best like McKenzie, McSorely, Oliwa, and many others taking the hardest shots they had to offer and not going down. Your boyfriend, The Donald, would have bailed a quarter of the way into those bouts or bear hugged them and licked the wax out of their ears.
I love calling you out on stuff like this, you're such an easy target.
Anyway, Sandy was a great fighter and one of the 10 best of all time.