The Dirtiest Hits in the 2013-14 NHL Season so Far

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The Dirtiest Hits in the 2013-14 NHL Season so Far
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NHL fans have been given ample opportunity to see the uglier side of hockey this season.

Hits from behind, hits to the head (such as the one that felled Boston's Loui Eriksson for five games), stick-swinging, elbows, charging, clipping and other offences have all been evident in the early going this year. 

Which of these hits have been the very dirtiest this season? Read on to see our list.

 

Note: Unlike the NHL's Department of Player Safety, we are not taking into account player history on this list. In other words, while Patrick Kaleta (for example) may be a dirty such-and-such, if he throws the same hit as Pavel Datsyuk, they would be weighed the same on this list. 

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