Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The best and worst fighters in the NHL

TSN's Scott Cullen looks at fighters who can do more than fight.  Warning, he uses Corsi among other stats to rate these guys, but the results line up with what we can tell from casual observation.

The worst fighters in terms of playing hockey are Colton Orr, Frazer McLaren, John Scott, Matt Kassian, and George Parros.  So the Bruins and Brian Burke's pugnacity and truculence movement have had their effect.

Former Leaf and current Oiler Mark Fraser is #7, which lines up with what Mario Tremblay says about him, great kid, he'll take on anybody, but he can't play.

Onetime HIO favourite Zenon Konopka comes in at #11.

The 'best' fighters (described as players with five or more fights) are *gulp* Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic.

Travis Moen and Brandon Prust and Dale Weise make an appearance in the rankings.

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