Fans of the reigning champion Los Angeles Kings and other teams that had a particularly memorable 2012 Stanley Cup playoff are not alone in one of their topmost causes for frustration over the NHL lockout.
Crossover hockey and boxing or wrestling fans are also left to assume they are missing out on what might have been a followup on a 2012 tournament that featured an astonishing 19 fights. That includes a multitude involving the Nashville Predators, New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes as well as more than one within the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh, St. Louis-San Jose and Los Angeles-St. Louis matchups.
Along with the better part of the NHL-caliber hockey talent, much of that extracurricular activity has fallen back on the KHL and other top leagues overseas.
Through the first three months of the 2012-13 season, the top 10 emotional eruptions and resultant scraps involving a would-be NHL player are ranked as follows.