NHL's Seven Deadliest Hitters

Gerald NortonFeatured ColumnistNovember 4, 2010

NHL's Seven Deadliest Hitters

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    These are the guys that make players wake up screaming...in the hospital.

    Some of these players are one dimensional hitters, some are regulars who play mean, and some of them are just so nuts it's hard to tell what they are.

    But they all make you play with your head up...or pick it up, off the ice.

Chris Neil

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    Never, ever, turn your back on a ginger, especially not one wearing #25 and carrying a stick.

Matt Cooke

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    There's something just plain wrong with this guy.

Steve Ott

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    This guy has issues with common decency.

Cal Clutterbuck

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    He'd check his Memaw into the end boards if she had her back turned.

Jarkko Ruutu

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    He may not be what he once was, but he's still as crazy as a peach orchard boar.

Patrick Kaletta

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    This guy defines predatory hitter.

Daniel Carcillo

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    Once I saw him blind side the anthem singer..and she was 12.