The NHL's 11 Heaviest Hitters

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The NHL's 11 Heaviest Hitters
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Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers.

When putting together a list of the top hitters in the National Hockey League, it’s important to take frequency into just as much consideration as the force of any one check delivered by a given player.

Excuse the pun, but no one wants to see a one-hit wonder make the list, while a player that consistently doles out love taps has about as much place here as they do in the entire NHL, which is about as much place in turn as, say, a Zamboni on the street.

While some things clearly aren’t sacred anymore (via theScore), it’s probably as good an explanation as any for Andrei Kostitsyn.

Here are the top 11 heaviest hitters currently in the league:

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