Fear, Pain & Intimidation?
Who were some of the team's and lineups throughout the years which instilled fear and brought about the "Insert team name" Flu?
The obvious and previously covered ground :
The dreaded Danbury Trashers
The Mob's Goon Squad - The Danbury Trashers
Mob run, Hockey-Hired Guns, and a desire to run wild and wreck Havoc!
The 2004-05 seasons was legendary. While the NHL was locked-out, Danbury was open for buisness. Their buisness model: Bloodshed.
And buisness was good!
Hockey's "House of Pain"
The Laval/St-Jean Chiefs
What else is there to be said. They brought the violence, and went over board on a routine basis. Probably haven't seen this level of unabashed goonery since the Boardstreet Bullies.
Some of the obvious choices
The Philadelphia Phantoms
Some of the tough guys who chucked the knucks and graced the penalty boxes included Frank Bialowas, Pete Vandermeer, Francis Lessard, Dave MacIsaac, Brantt Myhres, Garrett Burnett, Todd Fedoruk, Jim Vandermeer, Francis Belanger, PJ Stock, Josh Gratton, Craig Brunel, Dennis Bonvie. Even guys like Brandon Christian got a cup of coffee, which really does reflect the need for plenty of firepower.
The mid to late 90s were a great time for pugilism. If it wasn't the American league, it was the International league. And if it wasn't there, it was the East Coast League, which was basically the Wild West on an ice surface.