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Old 09-30-2008, 05:15 PM
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Off ice who do you think would be the toughest

In a actual street fight who do you think woud've been the best.

I'd say Twist would defiantly be a guy you wouldn't want to fight on the streets especially since there wouldn't be a ref to save you from him. Worrell Brashear and Laraque I think would all be horrible to get into fisty cuffs with off skates or on as these guys are ****en trucks and by the way them being black doesn't have much to do with it. I also think Troy Crowder, Sandy McCarthy, Boogs, Chara, Orr and of course Probert would all **** **** up in a street fight...
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:24 PM
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:27 PM
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wendel clark would be fast i can imagine.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:45 PM
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little guys ...with the low center of quit ..balance ,and bombs= BIG TROUBLE !!!

The big guys...
Probert , for sure...I laughed as his brother Norm told me the story when ( I think they were at the drive in) and some guys tried to steal some beers out of the back of their truck....needless to say ...very, very bad idea.

Link Gaetz...definately

Brash....I don't mean to start a whole Brash bashfest ...but I don't think he would like to fight in the street, harder to hug, no refs when you get the idea. I said it before ...he doesn't have that love of combat that a Jonathan , or a Domi has.

Bob Gassoff....he had the right attitude.... he wasn't big but he had a huge amount of fight in him( of course he'd be with the smaller guys).

Fotiu...same problem as Brash...didn't have the meanstreak, did win some street stuff...but with very strong opposition ...I think he'd be in a little trouble....I could be wrong with him, he might take on another personality on the street, but from what I see on the ice...didn't like getting hit, didn't like long trading fights, seemed to want to win quick and spin and pull off balance...... can't do that on the for long.

Nystrom ...another one with the right 'attitude'...never say die and always looking to land....what a natural fighter.

Wensink.... oh ya !!! He might want to keep you for an extended stay at the hospital, you may even loose your sight ( or even an eyeball )

That's it for now, great thread...I'm sure I'm forgetting some greats...........
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:12 PM
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Since I was a few years behind Fotiu in the same High School I did witness him away from the rink and he definitely had a screw loose and would be tough to beat....Saw him take on a whole soccer team from New Utricht in Brooklyn where several players pulled knives on Nicky - Fotiu grabs a near-by bicycle as a shield throws it on top of the knife wielders and the whole team ran like the Dickens - The guy was ballzy and crazy tough.... So, I am a bit biased here....

I also think that Probert would be hell on wheels as well as Gaetz....
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:24 PM
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:26 PM
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Wensink - O'Reilly said John just didn't know when to stop. He should have done jail time for some of the damage he did in the minors.

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Old 09-30-2008, 08:10 PM
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:38 PM
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Thought this was a good thread, always like hearing about altercations off ice between players. I bet Dave Brown would have been a weapon off ice, same with Kocur.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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Scott Parker hands down. He would tear that Kocurs and Odjicks off ice in two pieces, believe me

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:25 PM
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Alot of good names mentioned but surprised it took so long for Kocurs name to get mentioned. Can you imagine if some big drunk challenged him. At 6'0 ft he wasn't huge so I could see it but 220lbs of one punch thunder would send people to the hospital.

Probert would probably be the champ there to. Guy was just a beast. I'll never forget the time I saw him at the west inn hotel in winnipeg. He looked like he was in a bad mood heading to the bus. I was a little surpised by his size looked really big and his head was huge.

Simon at 6'4 240 lefty and its safe to say with the stick to hollwegs throat and foot/skate stomp on Ruutu he was a loose cannon.

Domi- how could you hurt that coconut head and his left would confuse and anilate guys.

Clark- speed and power to boot. Plus he didn't mind wacking guys ready or not.

Twist- freakish strength but would he be outsmarted?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:55 PM
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:14 PM
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Guys with an edge

Some that I don't think have been mentioned:

Marty McSorley
Stu Grimson
Chris Nilan
Jay Miller
Gary Howatt
Terry O'Reilly
Ken Baumgarter
Rob Ray
Tim Hunter
John Ferguson
Dan Maloney
Behn Wilson is the NHL's All-Time BEST PURE FIGHTER, NOT Bob Probert & YES, 98 NHL fights is MORE than enough of a sample size!
Behn Wilson is the ONLY heavyweight fighter to NEVER get a face to face BEATDOWN, get TKO'd, KO'd or BLEED!
From 1978 to 1988, Behn Wilson CONSISTENTLY maintained his top notch fighting level WITHOUT a decline in his NHL career! This is UNMATCHED by his competitors!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:14 PM
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Mick Vukota - With no helmet on I may hit my head on the pavement when he grabs my pants and throws me down.

Nystrom and Clark - With no gloves to drop the jumping would be even harder to defend.

Cam Janssen = Would KO me as I laughed at his stupid twitching face.

Dave Brown - I don't want that chimp's blood on me.

Nick Fotiu - I once saw him take on a herd of African buffaloes. By the end of it he was the dominant male, roaming the outskirts of the pack and scaring lions away.

Ed Kastellic or Jim Korn - I don't need a hug.
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