Hockey is a rough sport, and sometimes people get hurt. This we can handle. It is when players intentionally look to injure their opponent that we can not.
Every year, we see a number of "cheap shots" and dirty hits that make viewers cringe. Many of these incidents are inevitable due to the competitiveness and high speed of the NHL, but many of them are inexcusable and downright ugly. If the average person were to commit similar acts on the street in public, they would most likely be charged with assault.
This year, we have seen several.
In this list are the NHL's 15 most criminal cheap shots of the 2011-2012 season to date.