10 All-Time NHL Greats Who Acted as Their Own Enforcer

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10 All-Time NHL Greats Who Acted as Their Own Enforcer
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One of this year's hot topics around the NHL is whether it's time to do away with fighting. Perhaps the idea of a superstar needing a rough-and-ready wingman to keep him safe is beginning to fade away.

Of course, not all stars have relied on somebody else to do their dirty work. Dating all the way back to the World War II, hockey has had an abundance of top scorers who have been more than happy to drop the gloves or throw an elbow when necessary.

Plenty of other stars warranted consideration for this list—even a finesse player like Bobby Orr defended himself from time to time.

Here's a look at 10 of the best of all time who gave as good as they got, including eight Hall of Famers. The listed is ordered by the number of Stanley Cup rings for each player.

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