Thursday, October 11, 2007

Team-by-Team Fighters List

Me and a couple of guys over at Fried Chickens put our noggins together to come up with a list of tough guys for each team. We also included "in the system" minor league guys that can be called up to fill holes if need be.

We even sorted by weight class, which more so is based on fighting ability and who guys have danced with in the past. The designations are:

HW = Heavyweight CW = Cruiserweight MW = Middleweight

Anaheim Mighty Ducks:

George Parros (HW)
Brad May (HW)
Travis Moen (CW)
Shane Hnidy (MW)
Sean O'Donnell (CW)

In the system: Mike Hoffman (HW), Geoff Peters (MW), Dan Lacouture (MW)

Atlanta Thrashers:

Eric Boulton (HW)
Chris Thorburn (MW)
Garnett Exelby (MW)

In the system: Boris Valabik (HW)

Boston Bruins:

Shawn Thornton (HW)
Jeremy Reich (CW)
Milan Lucic (CW)
Andrew Alberts (CW)

In the system: Steve McIntyre (HW), Nathan Saunders (CW)

Buffalo Sabres:

Andrew Peters (HW)
Adam Mair (CW)
Paul Gaustad (MW)
Nathan Paetsch (MW)

Calgary Flames:

Eric Godard (HW)
Wayne Primeau (CW)
Mark Smith (MW)
Dion Phaneuf (CW)
Jarome Iginla (CW)
Cory Sarich (MW)

In the system: Brandon Prust (CW)

Carolina Hurricanes:

Mike Commodore (CW)
Tim Gleason (CW)
Craig Adams (MW)
Scott Walker (MW)

In the system: Wade Brookbank (HW), Trevor Gillies (HW)

Colorado Avalanche:

Scott Parker (HW)
Ian Lapperiere (CW)

In the system: Cody McLeod (CW), Cody McCormick, (MW), Mitch Love, Dale Purinton (HW)

Chicago Blackhawks:

David Koci (HW)
Jim Vandermeer (CW)
Danny Richmond (MW)
Martin Lapointe (CW)
James Wisniewski (MW)

Columbus BlueJackets:

Jody Shelley (HW)
Jarred Boll (CW)
Kristian-Ole Tollefson (MW)

In the system: Tom Sestito (CW), Zenon Konopka (CW)

Dallas Stars:

Todd Fedoruk (HW)
Steve Ott (MW)
Krys Barch (CW)
Brad Winchester (HW)
Brendan Morrow (MW)

In the system: B.J. Crombeen (HW), Mark Fistric (HW)

Detroit Red Wings:

Dallas Drake (MW)
Aaron Downey (HW)

Edmonton Oilers:

JF Jacques (MW)
Matt Greene (CW)
Sheldon Souray (CW)
Ethan Moreau (MW)
Steve Staios (MW)

In the system: Zach Stortini (HW), Bryan Young, Ryan Flinn (HW), Theo Peckham (CW)

Florida Panthers:

Steve Montador (CW)
Bryan Allen (CW)
Greg Campbell (MW)

In the system: Anthony Stewart (MW)

Los Angeles Kings:

Raitis Ivanans (HW)
Scott Thornton (HW)

In the system: Paul Crosty (HW), Kevin Westgarth (HW)

Minnesota Wild:

Derek Boogaard (HW)
Stephanne Veilleux (MW)

In the system: Aaron Voros (HW), Matt Kassian (HW), Riley Emmerson, John Scott (HW)


Montreal Canadiens:

Tom Kostopolous (MW)
Garth Murray (CW)
Steve Begin (MW)
Mike Komisarek (CW)
Ryan O'Byrne (CW)

In the system: Jimmy Bonneau (HW)

Nashville Predators:

Darcy Hordichuk (HW)
Scott Nichol (MW)
Jordin Tootoo (MW)

In the system: Nolan Yonkman (CW), Alex Henry (HW)

New Jersey Devils:

Cam Janssen (HW)
Mike Rupp (CW)
Arron Asham (CW)
Sheldon Brookbank (CW)
David Clarkson (CW)

In the system: Grant Marshall (CW), Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre (CW), Pierre-Luc Leblond (CW)

New York Islanders:

Chris Simon (HW)
Darryl Bootland (MW)
Andy Sutton (CW)
Brendan Witt (CW)
Bill Guerin (CW)

In the system: Gordie Dwyer (CW), Tim Jackman (CW), Kip Brennan (HW), Matt Spiller (CW)

New York Rangers:

Colton Orr (HW)
Ryan Hollweg (MW)
Jason Strudwick (HW)
Sean Avery (MW)
Brendan Shanahan (CW)

In the system: Dane Byers (CW), Francis Lessard (HW), Dave Liffiton (CW), Mitch Fritz (HW)

Ottawa Senators:

Brian McGratton (HW)
Chris Neil (CW)
Mike Fisher (MW)

In the system: Danny Bois (CW), Matt Carkner (HW), Jeremy Yablonski (HW), Greg Amadio (CW)

Philadelphia Flyers:

Jesse Boulerice (HW)
Riley Cote (HW)
Ben Eager (CW)
Mike Richards (MW)

In the system: Tristan Grant (HW), Martin Grenier (HW), Gino Pisselini (CW)

Phoenix Coyotes:

Josh Gratton (HW)
Daniel Carcillo (MW)
Nick Boynton (CW)
Keith Ballard (MW)

In the system: Kevin Cormier, Craig Weller (HW)

Pittsburgh Penguins:

Georges Laraque (HW)
Jarkko Ruutu (MW)
Maxime Talbot (MW)
Gary Roberts (MW)

In the system: Aaron Boogaard (HW), Dennis Bonvie (HW), Ryan Stone (CW), Deryk Engelland (CW)


San Jose Sharks:

Brad Norton (HW)
Rob Davison (CW)
Ryan Clowe (MW)
Doug Murray (CW)

In the system: Jonathan Tremblay (HW), Brad Staubitz, Brennan Evans (CW)

St.Louis Blues:

DJ King (HW)
Matt Walker (HW)
Jamal Mayers (CW)
Barrett Jackman (CW)
Dan Hinote (MW)

In the system: Anthony Peluso, Hans Benson (HW)

Tampa Bay Lightning:

Andre Roy (HW)
Shane O'Brien (CW)
Nick Tarnasky (CW)
Chris Gratton (CW)

In the system: Mike Egener (HW), Jay Leach (CW), Karl Stewart (MW), Dan Jancevski (CW)

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Wade Belak (HW)
Kris Newbury (MW)
Darcy Tucker (MW)

In the system: Ben Ondrus (MW), Brad Brown (HW), David Ling (MW)

Vancouver Canucks:

Jeff Cowan (CW)
Kevin Bieksa (MW)
Byron Ritchie (MW)
Alex Burrows (MW)

In the system: Rick Rypien, Mike Brown (MW), Nate McIver (CW)

Washington Capitals:

Donald Brashear (HW)
John Erskine (HW)
Brian Sutherby (CW)
Matt Bradley (CW)
Chris Clark (MW)

In the system: Ben Clymer (MW), Grant McNeil (HW), Chris McAllister (HW), Dean Arsene (CW)


Anonymous said...

"Gary Roberts (CW)"

What is that, a joke? If so, it's funny....But not "ha-ha" funny.

Anonymous said...

No Scott Walker on the hurricanes list? Come on...

Ogre said...

if people are gonna nit pick, there's not a player on the caps but flash, nyls, and Koz who won't drop the gloves and fight hard.

Anonymous said...

You need to re-examine a lot of these. Gary Roberts is a solid middleweight, as someone said already. Also, how is Aaron Boogaard a HW but Matt Kassian (the only guy to beat him in juniors last year and voted the OHL's toughest man) is a CW? Valabik is a CW? Come on...

vakfan said...

I think you can put Shane Doan on that list for the Coyotes as well. (CW?)

Sig said...

You are all ugly, burly women. Okay, I'll concede to some of these. Roberts should be a MW, although he is a better enforcer then Georges Laraque (or at least he was the better of the two last year!). Scott Walker had three fights last year. And since the Canes MIGHT be the weakest team in the NHL, we'll add him. Ogre, well said. Flash, Nylander, and Kolzig (he did "fight" his best man a few years back, right) to the list. Matt Kasian should be a HW; that is a great YouTube fight BTW. Tough kid. Valibik has fought some tough guys in the past two years including Bonvie, Tetarenko, Scott, and Barch. He's stays a CW for now. Thanks guys.

Anonymous said...

Uh.. You guys overlooked a big one... Ray Emery.. ha

Anonymous said...

Minny's John Scott at 6'9" 258 lbs has probably outgrown the CW division

Anonymous said...

No Kolzig for the Caps, what a shame.

Tee said...

Kassian is definately a HW. He could realistically be the next Troy Crowder/Derek Boogaard in the NHL. He's rock solid in fights. Valabik should be a MW at least based on how well he fights. He doesn't drop them that often but when he does he generally makes a statement. And at 6'5 230 it's tough to argue with what he says.

Anonymous said...

Lucic is in the same class as Boogaard and Kassian. Anyone of the three could arguably considered the WHL champ last season. Several clips of Lucic fighting Boogaard and Kassian are on youtube.

Finny said...

omg hahaha, shane o'brien & jay leach are on the same TEAM!? or at least within the same organization?!

ahahahha... well, that's going to look a lot different than this...

Anonymous said...

Lucic most definitely a HW.

DMG said...

Anaheim is just the Ducks now - no Mighty