You aren't going to hook and hold your way onto the NHL's list of top 10 most penalized players. No way, no how. A player would have put up a ridiculous number of stick infractions to try and keep up with the likes of Zenon Konopka, Colton Orr and Zac Rinaldo.
That's because those guys like to fight, and they do it a lot.
So while this list attempts to predict the PIM leaders, what it really does is predict which NHL players will be dropping their gloves more than most for the upcoming season. Scott Hartnell and David Clarkson crack the Top 10, but they'd have to do more fighting than scoring to even touch our top three.