Yesterday I posted about Muhammad Ali and Dave Semenko. Let's see if I can tie the two of heavyweight champs together again:
"My face is so pretty, you don't see a scar, which proves I'm the king of the ring by far."
- Muhammed Ali
Well Ali's quote is probably quite accurate in the world of boxing, the same doesn't necessarily translate into the world of hockey fighting.
Case in point - Kim Clackson. Kim Clackson was an middleweight terror with a dastardly reputation. He and Dave Semenko spent "half their careers fighting each other," dating back to junior. No matter how much of a lickin' Sammy laid on Clackson, he always came back, and never, ever showed any battle scars.
Semenko remembers and in an odd way pays respect to Kim Clackson in his autobiography. I have more details in Kim Clackson's profile. By the way, Clackson has become a heavyweight in the world of corporate real estate after retiring from hockey.
Also I've recently added another WHA tough as nails defender in Jim Dorey. Dorey has a strange story to tell. He once purposefully fired the puck at Gord Gallant's head. Gallant ducked though, and the pucked knocked out a photographer. The case ended up in court, with Dorey order to pay the photographer a penny shy of $10,000.
And I've added Quebec cult hero Paul Gillis. Gillis was a poor man's version of Dale Hunter, and he loved Quebec City almost as much as Nordiques fans loved him.