Checking and physical play have been a part of the NHL as long as the league has existed. As much as hockey fans enjoy a big goal or a pretty pass, they love a crushing hit that rattles an opponent's bones.
With that in mind, here is a collection of the 10 biggest bone-crushing hits of the 2013 NHL season (so far).
Feel free to share hits you feel I left off this list. If you have one, please include a link to the hit in question and tell us why it belongs on our list.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the physical side of hockey.