Ranking the 5 Toughest Players in Pittsburgh Penguins History

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Ranking the 5 Toughest Players in Pittsburgh Penguins History
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Known for its blue-collar work ethic and toughness, the city of Pittsburgh has always had a soft spot for hard-nosed players.

In a town where players like "Mean" Joe Green of the Steelers and Phil "Scrap Iron" Garner of the Pirates are still venerated, Penguins fans still talk of "Battleship" Kelly, "Slippery Rock Joe" Mullen and other rugged players of the past.

Although the Pens' Ring of Honor may be adorned with names of the franchise's most skilled players, you'll often find fans at the Consol Energy Center wearing jerseys of the toughest players in team history, who would otherwise go unrecognized.

Since their recognition is long overdue, let's look at the five toughest players in Pittsburgh Penguins history.

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