Believe it or not, it isn’t easy ranking the top fighters in the NHL.
When ranking forwards, you can compare points. When ranking defenders, you can look at plus/minus. When ranking goaltenders, there are goals-against and save percentage to help.
But when ranking fighters, what criteria can be used?
Sure, I can look through tons of fights on Youtube, which I did, and I can look at who has beaten who over the course of the season. But there have been so many fights and so many different winners, that it would take forever to sort through all of that.
While I did look at wins as a helpful statistic, I also used the number of scraps they have been in, the size of the fighter, and how often they fight to help in the ranking process.
This took quite a while, but when the dust settled and blood was drawn, these were the warriors left standing.