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Poll: Who do you guys think is the best fighter on the Canucks right now? (303 member(s) have cast votes)

Who do you guys think is the best fighter on the Canucks right now?

  1. Kevin Bieksa (197 votes [65.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 65.23%

  2. Aaron Volpatti (47 votes [15.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.56%

  3. Maxim Lapierre (13 votes [4.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.30%

  4. Zack Kassian (26 votes [8.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.61%

  5. Ryan Kesler (2 votes [0.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.66%

  6. Jannik Hansen (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Alexandre Burrows (4 votes [1.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  8. Keith Ballard (5 votes [1.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.66%

  9. Andrew Alberts (1 votes [0.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.33%

  10. David Booth (7 votes [2.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.32%

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#121 Bodee

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:04 AM

That wasn't a one punch, he punched him while he kicked him in the balls, Winchester even beat him the next fight


The only decent punches I saw in that fight were Volpatti's, 2 and Winchester 1 (one Volpatti punch rocks BW face back) Anything that happened after Volpatti's jersey went over his head doesn't count for me. Also Volpatti tends to be too much of a gentleman giving BW a chance to get up . That was no loss in my book..........I would say a good draw.

Lets not forget Volpatti was giving away over 10 lbs and 5 inches to a recognised fighter and if the KO fight hadn't occurred we would have thought that Volpatti had given a decent account of himself in this fight, given who the opponent was.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:20 AM

Fighters are irrelevant these days. It's all about the big bodies who can scare the crap out of other people because they're big and not because they'll come elbow you in the face.


Not sure about that.
The object of having a tough guy who fights and does it well is to lay down a marker. If you cheap shot one of my guys you will pay. I would hope that if Doan or Perry had been partnering the Twins ............Keith would have paid, one way or another.

Regarding the above poster when Clowe challenged Bieksa, I would say few really good players (and Bieksa is that) would take on someone who was way above his weight class...........Clowe has almost 30lbs on KB3. I don't know about you but I'm not in favour of one of my star defenders risking serious injury just to please a few numpties on the sidelines.

Rypien could do it .............but that was Rypien and there are few like him.

This is one of my complaints about MG he has stripped the team of pushback and has failed to replenish. Why should it always be up to Bieksa and Volpatti. (or even Weise who is brave but not really a fighter)
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:58 AM

I think fighting is on the way out in the NHL. The players have turned into men and eveyone now realizes you don't get any points for fighting and grown men are not scared of getting into a fight, let alone one on skates. However, it's still in the rules and we could use someone that knows how to fight.

We must be the weakest team in the league in that category.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

My first thought was Bieksa for obvious reasons, but then I decided on Burrows. Bieksa will come at you straight on and beat your a**. Burrows, on the other hand, is scrappy as h*ll and you never know what he might do. Just ask Duncan Keith. :)
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:22 AM

KB is a better fighter but Kassian is bigger.

I'd put my money on Kassian unless they were the same size.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

Bieksa

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

Mayers, Crombeen, and Voros are all bigger than Bieksa

Mayers
6'2" - Two inches taller than Bieksa
214 lbs - 8 pounds heaver than Bieksa

Crombeen
6'2" - Two inches taller than Bieksa
210 lbs - 4 pounds heavier than Bieksa

Aaron Voros
6'4" - FOUR inches taller than Bieksa
215 lbs - 9 pound heaver than Bieksa

On the Voros fight, according to a poll on hockeyfights.com, Bieksa didn't just win the fight. He owned the fight. The results say that 99.3% of voters picked Bieksa as the winner.

Mayers has fought over 10 times every season for the last 4 seasons. I'd say he's a regular.

Over the last two years Mayers has fought 23 times. During only 4 of those was he voted the loser. Last year of his 11 fights, he was voted the loser only once, and guess who beat him. Bieksa.

Crombeen had seasons of 17 and 18 fights before having "only" 9 this year because of an injury shortened season. He's even more of a regular.

Of his 9 fights last year, 6 of them were fights in which he was voted the winner.

Of his 17 fights in 2010-11, he was voted the loser in just TWO of his fights.


So, if Bieksa picks his spots, he's picking the hard ones.


only 99.3%? lol usually its 100 when it ends in a KO

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

Please tell we why Dale Weise isn't on the list

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

He could be a similar player to Lucic but will probably never be quite as good in either fighting or putting up points IMO. Kind of a poor man's Lucic.


I don't know about that, I can see Kassian putting up better numbers than Lucic.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

A.V is not on the list? Boom Boom would probably take on all comers :lol: .

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

Best? Easily Bieksa!

Most feared? Harder to say, probably Volpatti as he has some size and has taken on & beat at least one established true heavyweight enforcer. Bieksa does not have that size, and we no longer want him in that position!

Kassian looks like he knows how to take a punch is the most i"ll offer at this point...

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

Sean William Scott!

Or at lest he would be if he was on the team.

Come on MG! Sign him, and give him number 69!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

Bieksa is the best current fighter,although I dont think opposing players are intimidated by him.....Weise is probably the worst fighter,but he is always game to go toe to toe.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:38 PM

Please tell we why Dale Weise isn't on the list


I don't see him on the Canucks roster.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:05 PM

Im not sure if its been said, but you guys dont give ballard enough credit. Hes a pretty good fighter, he dropped some ppl hard last year and bieksa usually loses or ties or starts hugging the guy.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:48 PM

Bieksa is the best current fighter on the Canucks, and that is sad. Why didn't mgt go after Tootoo,Paros,Prust or any of the other fourth line tough guys that were available. The Bruins and Kings both manhandled the Canucks the last two years, mgt needs to rethink their idea of team toughness.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

Bieksas got a rep for fighting easy opponents (ie jumping stalberg, taking on marleau). I love him nonetheless. I miss the good ole Mitchell days when him and Iggy had legendary scraps.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

Pissed off Kassian is scary.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

My vote goes to rypper. Forever a Canuck and will always be the most ruthless and fearless Canucks scrapper I've seen in my 10 or so years as a diehard fan.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

You honestly think Bieksa doesnt get throttled by Kassian in a scrap? Sure Kassian lost in the one fight he had here. To Brad freaking Staubitz who Bieksa wont even look at.

It never ceases to amaze me how little people understand about the fight world in hockey. Kassian is a different caliber of fighter than anyone on the roster. Just look at his fight card compared to Bieksa. There's no Patrick Marleau's on his record. Just guys like Staubitz and Sestito etc...


I say Bieksa just destroys Kassian. Kassian did well in Junior, maybe, but he doesn't have the strength or conditioning for NHL level fights.

Bieksa's the best, or Volpattis pretty good.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

only 99.3%? lol usually its 100 when it ends in a KO


There are always silly homers or just random people voting against the winner just to troll.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:00 PM

Volpatti, hands down. He's not a spot-picker like Bieksa. REALLY enjoyed seeing Volpatti take on and more than hold his own against Andy Sutton. When was the last time anybody saw Juice take on someone who was a behemoth or who wasn't an easy win?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:43 AM

Rypien


Right on mate , he truly was pound for pound the best fighter in the nhl .

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:15 AM

Volpatti, hands down. He's not a spot-picker like Bieksa. REALLY enjoyed seeing Volpatti take on and more than hold his own against Andy Sutton. When was the last time anybody saw Juice take on someone who was a behemoth or who wasn't an easy win?

Bieksa is a top player on our team in terms of ice-time, his role isn't to fight as much as a 4th liner like Volpatti would. And even though Bieksa picks his spots with his fights, he had a draw with Jordan Tootoo awhile back even though the fight was really short, whereas Volpatti got worked by Tootoo. No knock on either guy, but it's hard to decide who's better.




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