13 Most Intimidating Defensemen in the NHL (and Why We're Scared of Them)

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13 Most Intimidating Defensemen in the NHL (and Why We're Scared of Them)
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Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers.

When Scott Stevens hit someone, he didn’t so much metaphorically tattoo them, as he did literally leave a permanent imprint on their mind as to why he was destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame (and the hospital). Ask Eric Lindros. Ask Paul Kariya. His hits were hard, vicious, debilitating and more often than not, clean. Indeed, Stevens was the prototypical physical defenseman, the one who was most feared whenever he was on the ice. In his honor, here's a list of the 13 most intimidating defensemen currently in the National Hockey League.

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