Official hockeyfights.com All-Time Top 10
Well, I have taken EDDIE SHORE's original "Best Fighter of All-Time" thread and tallied up all 20 of the top 10 lists that were submitted . . . that thread recieved Top 10 lists from the following posters . . .
I tallied them up using the 10 points for a 1st, 9 points for a 2nd, etc., and here are the results so far . . .
(1) Probert 189
(2) Brown 164
(3) Wilson 158
(4) Gillies 104
(5) Fotiu 71
(6) Nystrom 66
(7) Playfair 59
(8) Jonathan 53
(9) Kocur 50
(10) McSorley 44
I would like to continue the thread HERE and garner another 20 or so ballots by the day before the 2002-2003 preseason . . . then I will tally them all up, and we'll have the Official hockeyfights.com All-Time Top 10 . . . IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR TOP 10 LIST ON THIS THREAD . . . THANKS
Well I guess I'll post mine.
I'd like to change mine, hope it is not too much trouble.
1. Wilson I guess I'm taking winning percentage over total fights for this vote. The guy hardly ever lost and fought in a era with a plethora of elite enforcers.
2. Probert The last few years have hurt his all time status IMO.
3 Brown Just reviewing his footage again. Only guy IMO who you can make a valid case for being better than the 2 mentioned above. Right now he's # 3, but that could change if we do another one of these next year.
4 Gillies Dude was a friggin monster.
5. Playfair I only have 40 minutes of both him and Nystrom. After reviewing I would prefer Playfair by a slim margin.
6. Nystrom Best Euro ever
7. Fotiu I think he is slightly overrated or underrated depending on who you talk to. His fight card and lack of looking for fights hurts him IMO. However, what he did for a prevously wimpy Ranger franchise and the quality wins he scored cannot be overlooked. Some say top 3, others say he does'nt belong in the top 10. I think he fits perfectly at #7
8. McSorley He's moving up. Maybe best "pure" enforcer ever. If you messed with him or his teammates, he was coming for you and more times than not made you pay.
9 Jonathan What he did at his size is nothing short of amazing. Best middleweight ever!
10 Jon Wensink I'm a huge fan of this guy. He was the least known of those tough as nails Bruins, but he may have been the best fighter of all of them.
SUPER HM's go out to. Cochrane, Kocur, Kordic, O'Reilly and a slew of others. Next year, I hope to have a definitive top 50, but I still have alot of footage and comparisions to make.
I'll go ahead and add mine
9. J. Kordic
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Here goes mine
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My top ten is in the "Best Fighter of All-Time Thread", but I'll re-post it up in this thread
1- Behn Wilson
2- Bob Probert
3- Dave Brown
4- Clark Gillies
5- Larry Playfair
6- Nick Fotiu
7- Bobby Nystrom
8- Marty McSorley
9- John Wensink
10- Stan Jonathan
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Reaper great descriptions of why you choose the players you did. Me? I'm too lazy. here goes
Thanks gtk 42. BTW, I'm lazy too. LOL
Hell, I might as well do mine also...
*The rest is under construction....
Thanks guys . . . KEEP EM COMIN' FOLKS, and feel free to change em up any time before the first pre-season game . . .
1) Bobby Probert
2) Behn Wilson
3) John Ferguson (going on rep here but all the old tough guys agree he was one tough bastard)
4) Dave Brown
5) Clark Gillies
6) Joey Kocur
7) Bobby Nystrom
8) Nick Fotiu
9) Larry Playfair
11-20 all time
11) Dan Maloney
12) Stan Jonathan
13) Glen Cochrane
14) Paul Holmgrem
15) John Kordic
16) Dave Semenko
17) Chris Nilan
18) Tim Hunter
19) Marty McSorely
20) Willie Plett
There ya go... my top 20
Edited by - I like Boobs on Aug 09 2002 101948 AM
Well, we've received 26 ballots, and the standings after 25 (I will try to update after each increment of 5) are . . .
(1) Probert 238
(2) Brown 205
(3) Wilson 203
(4) Gillies 137
(5) Fotiu 86
(6) Nystrom 82
(7) Playfair 82
(8) Jonathan 68
(9) McSorley 64
(10) Kocur 62
Things that I find peculiar about this so far is that if you remember the tournament we just had, which had all of these guys in their respective PRIMES, Fotiu (currently 5th) beat Brown (2nd) but Brown leads him by 119 points; Kocur (10th) beat Gillies (4th) rather handily, and yet, Kocur trails him by 75 points; and lastly, Kordic edged Nystrom (tied for 6th), and yet Kordic doesn't crack the top 10 and trails Nystrom by 69.5 points . . . interesting . . .
Somebody sell me on Larry Playfair please. I don't get how he can be in a top ten when Kordic and Cochrane are looking in from the outside. From what I have seen of Playfair, he is a power puncher on par with Paul Holmgren, and, like Holmgren, I'd probably put him in the late-teens, early-twenties.
I'd also questioning Jonathan being over those two fellas as well, but I don't have as much of an argument there, as he is on the cusp for me.
For me Mick it is as simple as I have examined the limited footage I have of him and was very impressed. However, there is at least 25 more minutes of footage floating out there that I have'nt seen yet. Also, I need to study Cochrane and Kordic more and my HM that I gave them both is based on rep and the limited footage I remember about them alone( I made lists about their tapes and studied quality, but never really went over impressive wins and losses). I am still in the infantile stages of learning about some of these guys so my List is based on what I have studied so far. Bear with me bro, I'm still learning and hope by next year I can have a legit top 30 that is based on my knowledge rather han what I have heard.
This top 10 lists are always tough as I usually find myself changing my mind after posting them.
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