The 100 Toughest Players in NHL History

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The 100 Toughest Players in NHL History
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Toughness has always been an essential part of NHL hockey. As the legendary Conn Smythe once said, "If you can't beat 'em in the ally, you can't beat 'em on the ice."

But there is more to toughness than just fighting and stick work. Sometimes, toughness involves hard, clean body checks or overcoming obstacles that would put most other players out of commission.

With that in mind, here is our list of the 100 toughest players in NHL history.

Any list like this is bound to cause controversy and differing opinions, but that's OK. Let the debate begin.

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