Ranking the NHL's fighters

If you haven't been stopping by stats man Gabe Desjardins's pad lately, you'd be well-served to do so. He's banging out some good stuff over there.

The latest is a system of ranking fighters, one that comes up with Georges Laraque as the NHL's top heavyweight. Here's the list based on the past three seasons:

Player Ft In Wt Fights W L T GP Fts/82
Georges Laraque 6 3 253 30 24 3 3 177 13.9
D.J. King 6 3 229 22 16 2 4 89 20.3
Derek Boogaard 6 8 257 29 21 6 2 133 17.9
Donald Brashear 6 3 234 37 23 9 5 220 13.8
Wade Belak 6 5 225 28 17 7 4 165 13.9
Milan Lucic 6 3 228 24 18 4 2 149 13.2
Aaron Downey 6 1 215 15 9 1 5 81 15.2
Raitis Ivanans 6 4 256 39 21 11 7 215 14.9
Colton Orr 6 3 222 52 31 16 5 209 20.4
Eric Godard 6 4 214 44 20 15 9 164 22.0

I'm afraid I don't quite get how the ELO rating system is coming into play here, but anything that uses chess to rank hockey fighters is all right by me.

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