Pure puckheads are ready to get back to cheering on their respective teams and/or soaking in the most competitive brand of hockey available on the continent. Fight fans and crossover hockey/wrestling enthusiasts should be ready to latch on to that nucleus of puckheads and start feasting their eyes on the enforcers’ specialties.
Hey, given the volatile, yet consistently uncertain outlook the NHL had over the past four months, more fans are unconditionally desirable at this point. If that means a few viewers who are in it chiefly for the spontaneous, miniature intermissions featuring at least two punching players, so be it.
This portion of the belated 2012-13 season preview is just for those prospective viewers. Here are the top 10 suspects to regularly engage in extracurricular activity during this year’s 48-game sprint.