NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: 15 Most Cringe-Worthy Hits of Hockey's Postseason

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: 15 Most Cringe-Worthy Hits of Hockey's Postseason
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The 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs have been some of the most brutally violent playoffs in recent memory.

As a fan of the game, one should expect the level of intensity to pick up once the playoffs begin because of how high the stakes are, but things have gotten pretty crazy this year.

Several suspensions and fines have been handed out for these violent plays and others have been just been a part of the game.

Whether legal or illegal, this playoff year has given us several cringe-worthy hits.

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