Fighting skills of Donald Brashear in the 2002-2003 NHL

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Mar 19 10:54 ET
87It was another strong season for Donald Brashear as he was once again one of the best fighters in the league. The Flyer enforcer also scored 25 points which was the second highest total of his career and he also was a +5 which was the highest plus minus that he ever had while in the NHL. Brashear only fought 12 times in 80 regular season games so he wasn't too active but he was busy in preseason with five fights and also had one in the playoffs. The biggest win he had was against his old rival Sandy McCarthy. Brash absolutely hammered him with lefts and battered McCarthy who was never the same afterward. He had wins over numerous heavyweights, scoring clear victories over Stephen Peat twice, Reed Low, Andrei Nazarov, veteran Darren McCarty, as well as Brad Norton who he pounded. Brashear also dropped Eric Boulton, and edged tough guys Jim McKenzie, Darren Langdon, and Krzysztof Oliwa as well as pummeling middleweight Matthew Barnaby. Brashear only lost three fights. Eric Cairns edged him in a bad fight and Cairns was one of the best in the league. Cairns' rookie teammate Eric Godard also edged Brashear in preseason and his worst loss by far was against Tie Domi in the playoffs where he turtled and bailed on the fight. Brashear had draws in crap fights with Chris Tamer and Oliwa in their second scrap, and he also drew with Dale Purinton which was a bit surprising as you'd expect Brashear to beat a guy like Purinton. Overall, another dominant season from Brashear. He was undoubtedly one of the top fighters in the league and easily in the top 3.

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