Top 10 Hockey Fighters

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on April 6, 2009 — 8 Comments

Despite the recent debate over whether or not fighting should be banned from the NHL, there is no argument that the following 10 players provided some serious entertainment at some point during their careers.  This list has been limited to players from the 80s and beyond, starting when I grew up watching our favourite sport.

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(10)  Jeff Odgers, 2364 PIMS.  The only attraction for Thrasher fans during the expansion era.

(9)  Tony Twist, 1121 PIMS.  The Twister was someone you did not want to miss with.  Ignore the background Slayer music of the clip.

(8)  Tim Hunter, 3146 PIMS.  Best shnozz in the business.  Here’s another funny Hunter clip.

(7)  John Kordic, 997 PIMS.  The late Kordic was one crazy S.O.B.

(6)  Stu Grimson, 2113 PIMS.  The Grim Reaper was crazy on the ice, and one of the funnier and nicer guys off it.

(5)  Rob Ray, 3207 PIMS.  Now working between the benches on Buffalo MSG telecasts, Ray will be a Sabre for life.

(4)  Marty McSorley, 3381 PIMS.  McSorley ranks up there simply because he wasn’t actually that bad of a player.

(3) Dave Semenko, 1175 PIMS. Wayne’s right hand man.

(2)  Tie Domi, 3515 PIMS.  Lucky for us, the length of his TSN broadcasting career was only a fraction of his NHL career.

(1)  Bob Probert, 3300 PIMS.  The Champ in the mid-90s.

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8 responses to “Top 10 Hockey Fighters”

  1. david says:

    I notice that 1/2 of the “Bruise Brothers” was left off the list. The man amassed 2519 penalty minutes. Joey Kocur was pretty damn tough.

    But no question that Bobby Probert is #1.

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  4. Sven says:

    Bob Probert? Champ of the mid-90’s? His career was over by 94 as being a scary opponent. Being fueled by coke before every game wasn’t exactly braveheart. Twist had one loss from 94-98. How is he not the champ of the mid-90’s fools? Plus he cleaned Proberts clock in many a fight during 94-97. He broke a guys helmet he punched it so hard…! How many broken faces did he cause? His penalty numbers are down because NO ONE WANTED TO FIGHT HIM…..Figure that out, s*%t for brains. That is what the enforcer does…intimidate, so no one even wants to fight.

  5. Robert says:

    Tiger Williams? Brendan Shanahan?

  6. Robert says:

    Tiger Williams? Brendan Shanahan?

  7. Big Love says:

    Dave Schultz, Terry O’Reilly?

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