Let me explain this category: This is to recognize some warriors that never get recognized outside the site, and often get ignored by fans of other teams here too. Everyone thinks SOMEONE is underrated. Brashear, Orr, Neil, but we talk about them all the time. They get the positive attention they deserve.
This is for great fighters who dont get dissected like most of the rest of NHL fighters. Despite putting up many more wins than losses, you'll have to look far and wide to see a thread on them. So to be nominated you need to have done 3 things this year:
1) recieved next to zero publicity
2) had at least 3 fights and done something noteworthy in them
3) had an impressive record
Tough defenseman from the Vancouver Canucks
who can fight with the best of them. 5-0-1 by our fight logs, easily beating a tough Jean-Francois Jacques
, Chris Clark
, Dustin Penner
, and Karl Stewart
. Also had a good draw with Jordin Tootoo
An impressive 6-0-2 by our logs, including drawing with a tough Shawn Thornton
in a good fight and beatings of Jamal Mayers
, Ian Laperriere
, Steve Montador
and a close fight with Krys Barch
Stuck in a fighters black hole known as San Jose
, Davison had limited playing time but is one of the better middlweights/light heavyweights out there and no one ever says a word about him. Easily mowed down Ian Laperriere
, Dave Scatchard
, and Josh Gratton
(!) in his 3 fights. Deserves more playing time and ink.
Went 6-1-2 with a good middleweight fight card, but gets lost on the Anaheim Ducks
team with 2 or 3 fighters ahead of him. KOd Shea Weber
, mowed down Jamal Mayers
and Matt Bradley
and had a great fight with Nathan McIver
that ended in a draw.
The most unknown heavyweight in the league, who went 6-3-1 in 10 fights, including a good draw and win over Jody Shelley
and good outings vs Krys Barch
and Jean-Francois Jacques
. Had a few losses to fellow heavyweights but should be mentioned in the same breath with those guys.
Walker is the best fighter that no one talks about but Rob Davison
is absolutely lost in San Jose. He showed a lot more promise this year than in year's past and I look forward to him getting a full-time job and seeing how he'll do with a 10-12 fight season.
first time category