The All-Time Best Scrappers in NHL History

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The All-Time Best Scrappers in NHL History
(Photo by Bruce Bennett

Anecdotes involving great fights are a part of hockey lore. The thing that makes the fastest game on earth so exciting and intoxicating is it offers something different for each fan.

If you like finesse there is Lemieux, and Gretzky, Orr or Ovechin; if you like grit and determination there is Clarke, Richard, and Messier.

You want a good scrap? Well there are players who can provide that too. No matter what critics of NHL violence say about the game, if you have followed hockey for any amount of time you probably can recount a incident that impacted you; it may have caused you to hate an opposing team or enjoy a particular player.

As always it is hard to select players that everyone agrees with. Howatt, Plager, Bouchard, "Hound" Kelly,and many others were considered but omitted in the final analysis. Hockey unlike any other sport has had many legendary scraps which have only added to the games allure and its legend.

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