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irish_66
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03-30-10 10:03 AM - Post#1188643    



Currently reading The Code, and the book mentions one of the early enforcers(and decent hockey player) Black jack Stewart and his wars with John Mariucci of the Black hawks as he was the cop hired to protect the Bentley Brothers. Some awesome hilites were touched on including their epic 20 minute fight(which Stan Fischler has also spoke and written about extensively). Just wondering about two points. When we do out top lists ever, do we inlcude fighters from this ear(40's). Maybe we should. After all, we always talk of Babe Ruth being the greatest and we never saw him play? Why not include fighters like this when so much has been written about them.

Also, can anyone add anything to Mariucci??? Thanks
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03-30-10 11:25 AM - Post#1188688    


    In response to irish_66

This won't add much, but my dad used to always bring up Black Jack Stewart when I'd be watching my Bruise Brothers tape. He's older and actually played during the 50s as a young man. In fact, and I've mentioned this before - not that I need to - but he even tried out for the Red Wings when they used to hold training camp in Sault Ste. Marie, as he was one of the better players from that area. Anyways, it certainly isn't some kind of end all be all comment here, but from a guy who was out and about in those days and played all over the country, he talks about a few people and they were Howe, Stewart, and Lindsay.

I think with Ruth you have very measurable stats and records. With a fighter from that long ago, you pretty much just have some stories. We can't even review a fight card from that era.

Maybe the older guys deserve a special wing in our Hall of Fame as recognition of their battling ways, but it's just too tough to use players pre- late 60s/early 70s in our top tens. The information is just too tough to find, IMO.
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03-30-10 02:11 PM - Post#1188763    


    In response to Kramer

December 4, 1946



I got a little bit in this thread:

http://www.hockey-fights.com/forum/showtopic.php?tid/517862/post/10460 08/hl...
I drank enough whiskey to float a battleship around




Edited by Clutch on 03-30-10 02:12 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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03-31-10 01:57 PM - Post#1189265    


    In response to Clutch

excellent job Clutch...thanks
Gretzky to Hextall after Hexy stoned him on a breakaway in Hexy's first game:"Who the hell are you?"
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