The NHL's most polarizing characteristic is the pure ethical vigilance allowed between the whistles. As the Stanley Cup nears, the energy, attitude and overall grit steadily rises until a club is crowned Champion.
While the NHL's labor force display the most challenging athleticism in the modern sports world, the most intriguing aspect of fighting is the easiest marketing ploy for the executive office to expand fan bases league wide.
Here are the 20 toughest NHL brawlers we'd love to see in the octagon...
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