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All Wade Belak

from the Florida Panthers (reader submitted questions),

Beside yourself, who are some of the toughest fighters in the league?

Belak: “Probably (Derek) Boogaard, (Georges) Laraque, and (Donald) Brashear. Top three.”

Since you fight on skates, does it really help hockey players to take boxing lessons?

Belak: “I think so. It teaches you to take a punch and protect yourself. For balance you have to turn your skates sideways. You don’t want to come in straight on because they’ll easily knock you off balance…In the past guys would go in toe to toe, blow for blow. But guys are bigger and stronger.

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