Yes, hockey can be a rough, tough and bloody game. We now take a look at the 10 most brutal moments in NHL history.
Brutality can be measured in different ways. Usually, it's the act itself that is brutal. An illegal hit that is so outside the rules that it results in a horrific injury.
In other circumstances, the hit or play may be accidental, but the result is so brutal it demands inclusion on a list like this.
The brutality of an incident is measured by the harshness and illegality of the action or the harshness and ugliness of the result.
It's always tough to limit lists like this to 10 incidents. Feel free to include any incidents you feel may have been omitted.