10 NHL Players Who Are Tougher Than You'd Think

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10 NHL Players Who Are Tougher Than You'd Think
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Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

What is “tough?” For years, hockey analysts have been tossing around the term like over-eager waiters taking care of business at a salad bar.

Some may believe it has to do with the amount of times you can knock out opponents. Some instead argue it has to do with the amount of times you get caught playing dirty. Don Cherry, meanwhile, uniquely chooses to mishear the word as “Canadian.”

Truth be told, all hockey players are tough to a certain degree. You need to be in order to play a physical sport that allows open-ice hits, small pieces of vulcanized rubber being launched at you at upwards of 100 miles per hour and, unfortunately, shots to the head (as long as it’s not what’s targeted).

Still, here are 10 National Hockey League players who are tougher than you’d think.

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