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Darcy Hordichuk: The NHL's 7th Best Fighter for the Buck
By Pete Kotz
on Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 5:30 AM
Hordichuk in action against famed sociopath Chris Simon
Leave it to Forbes, king of financial lists, to come up with this rather weird assessment: Former Predator Darcy Hordichuk is the NHL's seventh best fighter per dollar
The rankings are based on fights won compared to salary. It's not exactly the most scientific survey, so we'll let Forbes explain:
To determine the best fighters for the buck, we compared player fighting stats since the start of the 2006-07 season to their pay last year. Since a game's momentum usually swings to the team whose player prevails in a fight, we awarded a bonus for each win and subtracted points for each loss, as determined by fan voting at hockeyfights.com, an online Mecca for pugilism at the rink.
Hordichuk, now with the Vancouver Canucks, finished 7th. Jordin Tootoo, hero to short people everywhere, finished 13th.