"Hello all,This is James O'Brien, contributor to the blogs Battle of California/Cycle like the Sedins.
I'm posting here today regarding a special section on Cycle like the Sedins: the All-Decade team.In this case, my goal is to name the Greatest Pugilist of the '00s. While considering this it came to me that, frankly, I don't have much of a clue. Sure, I could just guess and throw in Laraque but that just doesn't seem interesting or informed.
Which is where I need your help. Please inform me of some good candidates for Fighter of the Decade and why so. A modicum of actual hockey ability never hurts,but ultimately this is about the last guy you'd ever want to meet in a dark alley or after boarding a 100-point player.
Feel free to either respond to this post or leave comments on the blog. Warning: what you say may be held against you in a snarky NHL blog (or immortalized ... yeah, that sounds much better).
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