Love it or hate it, fighting has always been a part of the NHL and goes back even further than the league's founding in 1917.
With that in mind, here is a look at the 10 craziest fights in NHL history.
Keep in mind the parameters for a bout to make this list:
- The fight has to have something out of the ordinary in it. Just a really good fight between two heavyweights can be the best fight ever, but to be the craziest, it's good to have something a little unusual or different to it.
- It had to take place during an NHL regular-season or postseason game. Sure, exhibition games have had some wild fights while players are trying to win jobs and prove themselves, but if it doesn't count, we're not putting it on this list.
- We need to have video of the incident or at least some clear photos to show how crazy the fight was.
Let's have some fun with this list. Feel free to suggest any bouts you think should make this list and, if possible, include a link to video of your fight so we can all enjoy it.